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September 23, 2009

ANN Special Feature: Bryan Neville, FAASTeam - Pilot Stress - 09.23.09

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Bryan Neville, Acting National Outreach Manager for the FAA Safety Team, about his presentation on the causes, efects, and strategies for fighting stress in the cockpit,

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Is That A Flight Tracker In Your Pocket?

Pilots May Be Happy To See New Blue Sky Network Gadget For Helicopters And Private Aircraft

Blue Sky Network took advantage of the Helitech 2009 exhibition which opened Monday to introduced the D410A flight tracking and two-way messaging transceiver into its product line-up. The D410A provides a new breed of Iridium satellite-based GPS tracking with new messaging capabilities.

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DART Flies Into Helitech Show In Europe

More than 70 New EASA-Approved Helicopter Accessories On Board

The DART Helicopter Services (DHS) team is flying into Helitech 2009 with more than 70 new helicopter accessories certified for European operators. Each of the accessories has been designed to make flying safer, more effective or more efficient, and each product was approved by EASA in 2008-2009.

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Aero-TV: Continuing the Buzz - Glenn Martin Updates the Jetpack

A Year After Its AirVenture Premiere, Martin Details Jetpack Progress

Last year, at EAA AirVenture 2008, over 5,000 attendees witnessed the first public flight demonstration of the Martin Jetpack.  Since then, the Martin Aircraft Company has made immense strides to improve the basic design and ease of operation of the prototype; most notably, the company has converted to a fly-by wire system allowing novice jetpack pilots to safely solo the aircraft within an hour of training.  Over the last year, nearly 5,000 test flights have been performed without injury.

Aero-TV:  Avionics Tip of the Week - Getting Started with WAAS Training (Part 2)

Matthew McDaniel Explains How to Gain a Fundamental WAAS Understanding

Collaboratively developed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Department of Transportation (DOT), WAAS is used to combat the ionosphere disturbances, clock drift, and satellite orbit errors that prevent basic GPS signals from meeting the FAA requirements necessary for precision flight approach.  Through its system of approximately 25 ground reference stations positioned across the continental United States and Hawaii, WAAS utilizes collected data to create a GPS signal correction that is then broadcast to WAAS-enabled receivers.  The result is a GPS accuracy improvement of approximately three meters 95% of the time.

Teamsters Authorize Strike Vote For Cleveland-Based Flight Options Pilots

Final Bargaining Session Set For Late October

 Teamsters Local 1108 has authorized a strike authorization vote among its members who are the pilots employed by Flight Options LLC. The Teamsters and Flight Options management have been in negotiations over a first contract for pilots since June 2006.

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County In New York May Face FAA Sanctions Over Airport Contracts

Oneida County Executive Says Everything Was Done Properly

The FAA has sent a letter to Oneida County, New York officials saying a contract with one of the FBO's at Griffiss International Airport may violate its exclusivity rules, putting future airport improvement grants in jeopardy.

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