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April 19, 2010

Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 04.19.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.19.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.19.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Small Airport Battles - 04.19.10 (ANN Special Report, with CFI Bob Miller)

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Poll: Space Exploration Important To Many, But Not A Majority, Of Americans

But Most Know Little About Proposed Policy Changes

President Barack Obama's pledge to continue space exploration, including increased funding to explore the solar system with the ultimate goal of landing astronauts on Mars, has the support of many Americans, a new poll finds.

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Two Popular Autopilots Now More Affordable

Cobham Announces Autopilot Consumer Rebate Promotion

Cobham Avionics, Integrated Systems announced a significant rebate promotion on two of their most popular autopilot products Monday.

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AAI Shadow TUAS Flies With Newly Designed Wing

Span Increased From 14 To 20 Feet, Hardpoints Added

The Shadow Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems (TUAS)is flying with a newly-redesigned wing, AAI Corporation announced last week. The U.S. Army has ordered 100 extended wing kits for distribution to Army and Marine Corps units.

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FATA Issues Call To Action For Florida Pilots

Urges Aviators And Interested Parties To Contact Florida Senate Concerning SB220

The Florida Aviation Trades Association (FATA) has issued a "call to action" to pilots in the Sunshine State concerning a pending tax-exemption bill.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.19.10

NTSB wants new regs on tire inflation.
An Ohio pilot should not even have been driving.
And the FAA makes new recommendations on go-arounds.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.19.10

NTSB wants new regs on tire inflation.
An Ohio pilot should not even have been driving.
And the FAA makes new recommendations on go-arounds.


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ANN Special Feature: Small Airport Battles - 04.19.10

ANN's Paul Plack talks with CFI Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves, who explains how the growing success of his small, local airport has brought opposition from NIMBYs, and even from the big airport u

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Tecnam Announces West Coast Sales and Service Center

Tecnam Aircraft Expands North American Sales And Support Network

Tecnam North America has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with West Coast Sport Aircraft, Inc. to provide sales and service support in California. The agreement expands support for existing owners of Tecnam's light sport aircraft, and for new P2006T light twin aircraft.

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Go Flying And Never Leave Your Den

King Schools And Redbird Announce Personal Flight Simulator Breakthrough

King Schools and Redbird Flight Simulations have announced the availability of a revolutionary home aviation simulator.

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DHS Uses ARRA Funds To Purchase 1,200 Explosives Trace Detection Units

Says The Move Will Bolster Aviation Security

Saying the move will stimulate local economies and increase airport security, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano Thursday announced the purchase of more than 1,200 explosives trace detection units using $35.5 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding.

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USS Independence Trains Crew To Handle Aircraft

Pierside Simulations Will Lead To Sea Qualifications

Sailors aboard USS Independence (LCS 2), the Navy's newest littoral combat ship, prepared to embark aircraft aboard the ship by conducting simulated training April 6 and 7 in a variety of situations involving aircraft operations, while in port at Naval Station Mayport, FL.

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NTSB Prelim: Pilot Rejects Takeoff After Bonanza Catches Fire

'Smell' Preceded Flames

Accident occurred Monday, April 05, 2010 in Pittsburgh, PA Aircraft: BEECH 35-A33, registration: N156J Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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Aero-TV: AAA’s New Generation – Antique Aircraft Inspires Young Pilots

Colorado Youth Find Mentorship in Antique Aviation Community 
 
Founded in August of 1953 by Robert L. Taylor, the Antique Aircraft Association is the world’s oldest organization specifically devoted to antique and classic aircraft.  Yet as airfield accessibility continues to diminish and the general aviation community continues to grey, there is growing concern among antique aircraft enthusiasts:  how can we appeal to youth in order to grow and support the next generation of pilots?
 

Aero-TV: AAA’s New Generation – Antique Aircraft Inspires Young Pilots

Colorado Youth Find Mentorship in Antique Aviation Community

Founded in August of 1953 by Robert L. Taylor, the Antique Aircraft Association is the world's oldest organization specifically devoted to antique and classic aircraft. 

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A Match Made In... Next Dimension A/C Partners With Tornado Alley And Avidyne

Will Offer Customized, High Performance SR22s At 'Affordable Prices'

Next Dimension Aircraft is readying an 'innovative and industry-first personalized pre-owned aircraft program designed to provide fully-customized Cirrus SR22 aircraft with a high-performance Tornado Alley Turbo powerplant and Avidyne Entegra Release 9 avionics suite.'

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USAF Readies X37 For Launch

New Unmanned Spacecraft Set To Launch

Air Force officials are scheduled to launch the US's newest and most advanced unmanned re-entry spacecraft April 21 at Cape Canaveral Air Station, Fl.

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Klyde Morris (04.19.10)

Klyde Knows All... Sees All

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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EADS Commits To Building Three 72X Technology Demonstration Aircraft

Independent Funding To Prove "Maturity" Of The Armed Aerial Scout

EADS North America and its industry team of American Eurocopter and Lockheed Martin say they will independently fund and develop three AAS-72X helicopters to demonstrate the performance, capabilities and maturity of this rotary-wing aircraft for the U.S. Army's Armed Aerial Scout mission.

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Aviation Research Firm Releases 2010 Aircraft Cost Evaluator

Conklin & de Decker Updates Ownership, Operating Costs

Conklin & de Decker has released the latest Aircraft Cost Evaluator for 2010, delivering what the firm calls the most up-to-date operating and ownership cost data available to the aviation industry.

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Raytheon Is Newest Member Of The Commercial Spaceflight Federation

Company Received Unanimous Approval From CSF Board

The Board of Directors of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation has given unanimous approval to Raytheon's application to be its latest Associate Member.

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Arianespace Readies New Spaceport For First Soyuz Launch Later This Year

Final Preparations Are Being Made At Facility In French Guiana

A new Soyuz launch site in French Guiana is entering its final phase of preparations, with qualification testing of the facility's infrastructure now underway and the construction of its 50-meter-tall mobile gantry well advanced. The first Soyuz flight from the site is expected in September.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.19.10): Magnetosphere

Magnetosphere A region of space above the Earth’s (or other planet’s) atmosphere where magnetic fields influence the motions of charged particles. The magnetosphere magnetically deflects or traps charged particles from space that would otherwise bombard the planet’s surface.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.19.10)

Aero-Linx: Lunar and Planetary Institute - Apollo 13 Celebrating trhe 40th Anniversary of the successful rescue/recovery of the flight of Apollo 13, the LPI offers up this summary for the mission. Apollo 13 was the thirteenth in a series of missions using Apollo-specification flight hardware and was to be the third lunar landing.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (04.19.10)

"This commitment is a significant investment and continues our entrepreneurial approach to meeting our customers' demanding needs.  These aircraft will ensure the AAS-72X provides a fully capable, compliant Armed Aerial Scout solution for America's warfighters at the earliest possible date... It is part of a low-risk approach that combines mature, developed technologies with the proven UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopter - which is in widespread service with the US Army." Source: EADS North America CEO Sean O'Keefe...

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