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July 21, 2009

NTSB Chief Mark V. Rosenker Announced Departure From Board

One Day After Board Member Kathryn Higgins Resigns

More turnover is coming to the NTSB. After leading the National Transportation Safety Board for four and a half years, Mark V. Rosenker has announced that he will resign his position as Acting Chairman and Member. He submitted his letter of resignation to President Obama Tuesday, just one day after Board Member Kathryn Higgins turned in a similar letter. 

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Lindbergh Foundation Makes Special Call for Aviation Grant Proposals

Applications Deadline Extended Until October 30

if you think you've had a great idea for the aviation industry, particularly as it relates to the environment, but needed some help getting things off the ground, as it were, read on. The Lindbergh Foundation is extending the deadline for submissions of aviation-related grant applications until October 30, 2009. 

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ANN Special Feature: Addison Pemberton's Boeing Model 40 - 07.21.09

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Addison Pemberton, whose restored Boeing Model 40 biplane airliner, the only airworthy example in the world, won the award for Antique Grand Champion at the 2009 Arlingt

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SAFE Adds Member Benefits To Website

Part Of An Extensive Online Makeover

The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) website has been undergoing and extensive update, which includes the addition of a list of member benefits available from SAFE's current corporate supporters and the launch of a new program called, 'Member Profiles: Getting to Know Our Aviation Educators'.

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Washington State Patrol Cuts Pilots, Flight Hours

Time In The Air Cut By Nearly Half

Budget cuts are forcing the Washing State Patrol to re-assign two of its nine pilots to ground duties, and cut the amount of time spent flying by nearly half.

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Nexair Intro's Saratoga NX, First Avidyne Release 9­-Equipped Saratoga

NexAir Upgrades PA-32 Series With R9 Avionics, Mucho Mods

 Talk about change(s) you can believe in... NexAir Avionics is taking the wraps of a bit of a surprise... the first Avidyne R9-Equipped bird from the Piper flock. Emblazoned with the nom de plume of Saratoga NX, the bird is a completely modernized and upgraded Saratoga and the first to feature the Avidyne Entegra Release 9 Integrated Flight Deck (IFD).

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New FAA Safety Culture Reflected In Operational Error Reporting

Reducing Emphasis On Blame In Controller Errors

The FAA says it has taken another step toward a new safety culture by reducing the emphasis on blame in the reporting of operational errors by air traffic controllers. "We're moving away from a culture of blame and punishment," said FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt.

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