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December 29, 2010

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.29.10

NTSB reports on the Joseph Stack suicide attack.
A teenager is suing the owners of a Cessna 206B.
And RunwayFinder starts a legal defense fund.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 12.29.10

NTSB reports on the Joseph Stack suicide attack.
A teenager is suing the owners of a Cessna 206B.
And RunwayFinder starts a legal defense fund.


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ANN Special Feature: 2010 in Review - Meet Rod Hightower - 12.29.10

Rod Hightower entered the Who's Who of Aviation in 2010 when he was introduced as the new president of the Experimental Aircraft Association at AirVenture. ANN's Paul Plack talks with Rod about his

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 12.29.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.29.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: 2010 in Review - Meet Rod Hightower - 12.29.10 (ANN Special Report, with Rod Hightower, President of the Experimental Aircraft Association)

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Classic Aero-TV: The Next Horizon – Brian Binnie on Commercial Space Flight

SpaceShipOne Pilot Brian Binnie Reflects on the Future of Private Space Flight

On October 4th, 2004, the X PRIZE Foundation made international headlines when they awarded the Ansari X PRIZE to Scaled Composites for the successful launch of their craft, SpaceShipOne. Inspired by the Orteig Prize, won by Charles Lindbergh in 1927 for the successful completion of the first non-stop flight from New York to Paris, Peter Diamandis formally announced the X PRIZE competition in 1996.

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Classic Aero-TV: Safety Tip Of The Week -- Battery Health And Parasitic Loads

Is Your Airplane Draining Your Battery?

Concorde Battery's Skip Koss is one of our favorite experts... and possesses a true treasure trove of aviation knowledge--especially when it comes to batteries and electrical systems. Over the course of many years, Skip has seen it all when it comes to the electrical power that keeps todays's aircraft in the sky.

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Last Chance To Speak Up! ANN Needs Feedback On 2010's Best Aircraft and Products

We Want YOUR Input... Help Us Make Our Final Decisions On The Best Birds/Products/Values Of The Year

 Each year, we put our heads together, look over reader input, our own reports and other sources of info and try to recognize the VERY BEST aircraft and products in a number of pivotal categories. Each year, the choices get tougher. Worse; we tend to also make it more difficult by tightening the reins on the decision making process so that it gets harder and harder to make the cut as the best in any category, much less wind up at the top of the pack.

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Pilot Who Posted Vids Critical Of TSA Security At KSFO Goes Public

Revealed Identity Monday To Point Out Alleged Disparities In Security

A pilot who had posted videos on YouTube showing what he called lapses in security for ground crews at San Francisco International Airport has gone public, saying his only intent was to point out disparities in how flight crews and ground crews are screened.

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More Layoffs Coming At JAL

170 Pilots, Flight Attendants To Be Let Go By Friday

Japan Airlines plans to idle as many as 170 pilots, flight attendants, and others employees.

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Embry-Riddle Pulls Out Of Brunswick, ME

Move Follows Closure Of The City's Naval Air Station

Embry-Riddle University has quietly pulled out of plans to maintain a campus at the closing Brunswick, ME, Naval Air Station. The school had announced two years ago that it would stay in the area following the station's closure by BRAC.

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NTSB Confirms Additional Report of Citation 560XL Icing/Control Issues

Excel's Rudder Bound Up Due To Icing Interference

The NTSB has released details confirming another report of icing having created control issues for at least two of Cessna's popular 560XL bizjets. This is the second documented report of such a problem... this one occurring when a Birmingham bound Cessna experienced rudder control issues (binding) and discovered ice in the tailcone, control cables and pulleys following an uneventful landing.

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Record-Breaking Flight Of Zephyr Confirmed

Solar-Powered UAV Stayed Aloft For Two Weeks

Zephyr, QinetiQ's solar-powered UAV, has officially been awarded three World Records – including one for the longest flight ever by an airplane - two weeks - and one for altitude higher than any current surveillance airplane in its class.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (12.29.10)

"...Unavoidable..." Source: The unfortunate term used by Japan Airlines to describe its plans to lay off 80 pilots, 60 FA's, and 30 other personnel as part of what it describes as a "rehabilitation plan." The move would be official as of Friday.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.29.10): Shear

It is the rate of change over a short duration. In wind shear, it can refer to the frequent change in wind speed within a short distance.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.29.10)

Airshow Buzz

 Here's a site that features schedules, message boards, and tons of excellent photography and videos make this your one-stop shopping outlet to find where to go for airshow excitement.

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