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December 20, 2010

Hawaii About To Get Whacked Again By 'VIP' TFR

FAA Says "VIP Visit" Flight Restrictions To Be Announced Soon

The FAA says it has been alerted to a planned VIP visit to Honolulu, Hawaii "in the near future." The agency says that, to ensure the airspace is secure during this visit, it will establish restrictions in the airspace over Honolulu.

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Central OH Flying Club Gets Diamond DA42 NG Twin

Joins Other Diamond Aircraft In The Club Fleet

A member of Capital City Aviation, a flying club at The Ohio State University Airport in Columbus, OH, has taken delivery of a a twin turbo diesel Diamond DA42 NG aircraft.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.20.10

The battle of the flight planners takes an interesting turn.
The US struggles on missile defense.
And MidairUSA abandons Central New York for Central Florida.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 12.20.10

The battle of the flight planners takes an interesting turn.
The US struggles on missile defense.
And MidairUSA abandons Central New York for Central Florida.


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ANN Special Feature: Stop Flying Airliner Patterns - 12.20.10

ANN's Paul Plack talks with CFI Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves about why general aviation pilots would be safer if we'd stop flying airliner-sized patterns in our small piston aircraft.

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Boeing and Ethiopian Airlines Help Deliver Needed Medical Supplies

Ethiopian 777-200LR Carries More Than $500k Worth Of Anesthesia Equipment

It's definitely the season for some good will toward others and both Boeing and Ethopian Airlines are spreading the word. Boeing partnered with Ethiopian Airlines and Seattle Anesthesia Outreach (SAO) for this week's 777-200LR (longer range) delivery to Ethiopian Airlines to transport much needed anesthesia equipment to Black Lion Hospital – Ethiopia's largest hospital.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 12.20.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 12.20.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.20.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Stop Flying Airliner Patterns - 12.20.10 (ANN Special Report, with CFI Bob Miller)

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NTSB: Power Line Survey Results In Wire Strike

Airframe Wire Cutter Appears To Have Helped Avoid More Serious Damage

 It may not sound like a glorious job... but powerline survey has its share of risks and rewards. In the case of an errant Bell 206, the risks exceeded the rewards on December 10th as the helo hit the stats line atop the powerline. Despite damage to the airframe and rotors, the pilot was able to get the bird safely to the ground... Whew...

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New Master Plan For NASA's Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Designs Include A Home For A Flown Space Shuttle Orbiter

Design work has begun on a new master plan to transform NASA's Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex into a place where explorers of all ages can tour America's spaceport to engage with the people and machines that shape the future of our world.

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NASA's Odyssey Spacecraft Sets Exploration Record on Mars

Has Orbited Our Neighbor Planet Longer Than Any Other Spacecraft

NASA's Mars Odyssey, which launched in 2001, will break the record Wednesday for longest-serving spacecraft at the Red Planet. The probe began its 3,340th day in Martian orbit at 2055 EST on Wednesday.

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New 'Bird' Finds Home With 76th AS

C-37A Arrived At Ramstein Air Base December 7

Members of the 76th Airlift Squadron at Ramstein Air Base in Germany received a C-37A Dec. 7 to help increase the flying capabilities of the distinguished visitor mission.

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ESA And Canada Renew Partnership In Space Science And Technology

Fifth Consecutive Agreement Between The Two Agencies

Jean-Jacques Dordain, Director General of ESA, and Steve MacLean, President of the Canadian Space Agency, signed a new Cooperation Agreement between ESA and Canada on Thursday that will extend their partnership for a further 10 years, until 2020.

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Cessna Moving Avcorp Production Work Back In-House

Avcorp and Cessna Agree To Production Transition

Avcorp Industries Inc. has confirmed that, following discussions with Cessna, Avcorp and Cessna will transition current production work back to Cessna. Avcorp will continue to fulfill orders until transition and the transition timeline is not yet defined. Avcorp and Cessna are entering into discussions with respect to the timing and associated expenses in connection with the transition.

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Classic Aero-TV: Safety Tip - Skip Koss, Understanding Battery Airworthiness

Concorde Battery's Skip Koss Discusses System Safety

As a battery and electrical systems expert, Skip Koss has seen it all when it comes to the power that keeps today's aircraft in the sky. Recently, however, Koss has grown concerned over the increase in aircraft that apparently consume power even when all systems appear to be off.

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Classic Aero-TV: True American Legend - Reinventing the Classic Cub Again

American Legend Aircraft Company Introduces New S-LSA Cub

At the 2010 Lakeland Fly-In, American Legend Aircraft Company premiered their newest tribute to the classic Piper Cub, the aptly named Classic J3. The Classic J3 development emerged from conversations with Legend Cub owners, the highly successful American Legend LSA aircraft.

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Klyde Morris (12.20.10)

Don't Mess With NOAA!!!

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Promoted: Sean Elliott, EAA VP, Government And Industry Relations

T'is The Season... To Get Promoted?

Sean Elliott, a member of EAA staff since 1996, has been named the organization's Vice President of Government and Industry Relations. He succeeds Earl Lawrence, who departed EAA earlier this fall to become director of the FAA Small Airplane Directorate.

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Fire-X VUAS Demonstrates Autonomous Flight

Project Development Began Less Than A Year Ago

A new vertical unmanned system dubbed Fire-X has been successfully test flown by Bell Helicopter and Northrop Grumman.

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Aerojet To Expand In Huntsville

Company Plans To Grow In The Southeast U.S.

Aerojet said Thursday that over the next few months it will expand its presence in the Huntsville community by hiring 25 local engineers.

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AFA Announces 27th Annual Air Warfare Symposium

Annual Symposium To Explore Air Warfare With Senior Air Force Leadership

The Air Force Association (AFA) has unveiled plans for its 27th annual Air Warfare Symposium and Technology Exposition will be Feb. 17 – 18 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel in Orlando, Florida.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.20.10): Santa Ana Winds

Santa Ana Winds The hot, dry winds, generally from the east, that funnel through the Santa Ana river valley south of the San Gabriel and San Bernadino Mountains in southern California, including the Los Angeles basin. Classified as katabatic, it occurs most often during the winter and it is an example of a foehn wind.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.20.10)

Aero-Linx: Guillow Model Airplanes Admit it... you started here... or at least, a great number of us did -- with a model airplane like those seen on this site. Paul K. Guillow, Inc. has been a primary source for balsa wood airplane kits and flying toys since 1926. From the Fokker triplane to the Sopwith Camel of WWI to the P-51 Mustang and P-38 Lightning of WWII to the modern day F-15 Eagle fighter jet, Guillow has modeled it all... Check the site out and take a walk though yesteryear and see if you enjoyed doing so as much as we did (especially with Christmas right around the corner). 

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (12.20.10)

"...our current work flow and other and new business opportunities will provide a sustainable business for Avcorp. In addition the capital restructuring and financing activities undertaken during 2009 and 2010 have provided a less expensive cost of capital and debt service requirements which will assist Avcorp through this period of transition." Source: From a statement by Avcorp announcing that Cessna Aircraft will be bringing previously produced Avcorp assembly work back in-house.

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