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December 11, 2010

'Pi##ed Off' -- Aviation Community Rallies To Support RunwayFinder

FlightPrep Attempts Damage Control

It used to be hard to get the aviation industry to get behind something important... but the Internet appears to have handed an embattled aviation resource a bit of moral support as they dealt with the threat of legal action from a competitor who received a patent for technologies similar to theirs.

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NASA Selects Boeing For Advanced Aircraft Vehicle Concepts

Contract For Research Into Cleaner, More Fuel-Efficient Airliners

NASA has awarded a third contract for studies designed to identify advanced concepts for airliners that could enter service in 2025, fly with less noise, cleaner exhaust and lower fuel consumption.

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ATSB Continues Investigation Into Qantas A380 Inflight Engine Failure

Rolls Royce Revises Service Bulletin On Trent 900 Engine

In the ongoing Australian Transportation Safety Bureau (ATSB) investigation of an engine failure involving a Qantas A380 aircraft over Batam Island, the ATSB issued a safety recommendation that identified a potential manufacturing defect of the Trent 900 engine installed in some A380 aircraft.

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The Whooping Cranes Are Enroute To Florida

Led By An Ultralight, A Tenth Group Of Endangered Birds Flies Into Georgia

Ten young whooping cranes have completed three quarters of their migration from Wisconsin to Florida. They flew into Georgia from Alabama Thursday, and landed in Clay County, Ga. Only six to seven months old, the cranes have now traveled 979 miles and have another 306 to go.

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Tailwind May Have Been A Factor In Oklahoma Accident

Aircraft Possibly Landed Downwind In 22 Knot Gusts

An accident Saturday at Ponca City Regional Airport (KPNC) in Oklahoma resulted in a fatal injury to a student pilot who was a passenger in the aircraft, and serious injuries to the owner/pilot.

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FAA Outlines Super Bowl XLV TFR

Restrictions In Place For Super Bowl Sunday Only

It's that time of year again, and this time the Super Bowl TFR will affect pilots in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The FAA will establish airspace restrictions over Super Bowl XLV, to be in effect February 6, 2011, over Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX.

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Navy Approves Full Rate Production For Bell AH-1Z

USMC Will Acquire A Fleet Of 189 Of The Attack Helicopter

The U.S. Marine Corps' newest attack helicopter, the AH-1Z Cobra, was approved for full rate production Nov. 28.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (12.11.10)

"Safeguarding an endangered species does not come with guarantees. This is more than simply an experiment in wildlife reintroduction; it is a struggle against all odds." Source: Joe Duff, senior ultralight pilot and CEO of Operation Migration. 

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.11.10): Radar Flight Following

The observation of the progress of radar identified aircraft, whose primary navigation is being provided by the pilot, wherein the controller retains and correlates the aircraft identity with the appropriate target or target symbol displayed on the radar scope.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.11.10)

The Warbird Factory

This site is dedicated to 1/48 scale model plastic modelkits that are built, painted, weathered and photographed, obtaining some awesome results exactly simulating the real thing.

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