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June 02, 2010

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.02.10

The mass arrival of DC-3s at Oshkosh is officially off.
The F-136 engine survives in the US House - again.
And pilots at Canada's Jazz Air have had enough.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.02.10

The mass arrival of DC-3s at Oshkosh is officially off.
The F-136 engine survives in the US House - again.
And pilots at Canada's Jazz Air have had enough.


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ANN Special Feature: Part II: EAA vs The Last Time - 06.02.10

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Tom Poberezny, Chairman and President of the Experimental Aircraft Association, about EAA's decision to end attempts to work with an owners group on plans for a mass arr

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Extremely Rare 'Bad Guys' Will Be 'Good Guys' At AirVenture

Focke-Wulf 190A-9 And Japanese Zero Model 21 On Display At "Scotts Warbird Alley"

Two extremely rare World War II fighter aircraft - a German Focke-Wulf Fw190A-9 and Japanese Model 21 Zero - are the latest additions to an impressive lineup of warbirds to be presented during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, July 26-August 1 at Wittman Regional Airport.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 06.02.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.02.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.02.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Part II: EAA vs The Last Time - 06.02.10 (ANN Special Report, with Tom Poberezny, Chairman and President of the Experimental Aircraft Association)

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Air Intercept Controllers Learn To ‘Think Like A Pilot’

How? Observe What Goes On In The Cockpit Using F/A-18 Simulators

More than 30 Marine and Navy air intercept controllers recently gathered at the Marine Aviation Training Support Squadron at the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Headquarters building at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar.

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SaM146 Engine Completes EASA Certification Tests

French/Russian Collaboration To Power Sukhoi Superjet 100

The SaM146 regional jet engine passed its final certification test, a medium bird ingestion test, last week, which completed all tests required for certification.

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Night Vision Goggles, Training Aids In Dramatic Rescue Of Air Force Airman

He Had Fallen Into A Steep, Deep Mountain Canyon While On A Recreational Hike

Senior Airman Jake Rodenhaber, and his friend Airman Michael Hejmanowski, were hiking near Bruneau Canyon outside Boise, ID recently when Rodenhaber fell  more than 400 feet into the 1,200-foot-deep canyon.

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Scotts Warbirds Alley To Be Dedicated On Opening Day Of AirVenture 2010

EAA Says Major Improvements Have Been Made To The Warbirds Area

Veterans and the legendary aircraft they flew and supported will be honored at the dedication ceremony for the new Scotts Warbird Alley, scheduled for 1430 Monday, July 26 - opening day of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh at Wittman Regional Airport.

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Mexico Takes Delivery Of 1st Airbus Military C295 Airlifter

Aircraft Number 2 Of Five Will Be Delivered In A Few Weeks

The Mexican Air Force has taken delivery of the first of five C295s ordered from Airbus Military. The aircraft is equipped with a palletized loading system and a medical evacuation kit. The second aircraft is scheduled to be delivered in the coming weeks, with all five handed over to the customer by year end.

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Initial S-70i Helicopter Enters Flight Test Program In Florida

First Black Hawk Assembled In Europe

The first S-70i Black Hawk helicopter built at PZL Mielec, Sikorsky's subsidiary in Poland, has entered the flight test program at the company's Development Flight Center (DFC) in Florida. The S-70i helicopter is an international variant of the Black Hawk helicopter.

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American Crosses The English Channel Under Toy Helium Balloons

Not Quite The Lawn Chair Stunt ... But Darn Close

A 36-year-old North Carolina man has made an unusual crossing of the English Channel. He suspended himself in a specially-equipped chair under a massive and colorful cluster of balloons and drifted across the channel.

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Aero-TV: AIA's Audrey Koehler -- Launching Our Next Generation (Part 1)

Recrafting The Future of Aerospace

Recent publications from the Aerospace Industries Association note that, "America’s requirement for workers who are well educated in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) is falling far short of anticipated need. Trends are discouraging, and interest is lacking among American youth. We simply aren’t producing enough engineers and non-engineering technical workers, such as hands-on manufacturing labor. Without dramatic change, these needs will go unmet, the future of the American aerospace industry will be bleak and the consequences for the nation will be extreme."

Aero-TV: AIA's Audrey Koehler -- Launching Our Next Generation (Part 1)

Recrafting The Future of Aerospace

Recent publications from the Aerospace Industries Association note that, "America’s requirement for workers who are well educated in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) is falling far short of anticipated need....

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EAA VS The Last Time... One More Time

Poberezny: Not A "Hostile Takeover", But Groups Pursuing Separate Agendas

The two sides haven't exactly shaken hands, but it appears both the Experimental Aircraft Association and The Last Time are moving forward with separate agendas to honor the 75th anniversary of the Douglas DC-3 next month.

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Gone West: Medal Of Honor Winner John Finn

Was Cited For Heroism During Attack On Pearl Harbor

15 Navy men were awarded the Medal of Honor following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The last of those heroes passed away last Thursday at the age of 100, the oldest living recipient of the nation's highest award for valor.

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Military Report: UAS Operators Contributed To Civilian Deaths In Afghanistan

February Air Strike The Result Of "Inaccurate And Unprofessional" Reporting By UAS Crews

The U.S. Military released a report Saturday that lays the blame for a mistaken February air strike in Afghanistan in the laps of the operators of the UAVs that directed the strike. As many as 23 civilians were killed when a civilian convoy was mistaken for an insurgent force and attacked.

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Polish Pilots Cautioned Against Landing Attempt In Smolensk

96, Including Polish President, Were Killed In The Accident

A transcript from the cockpit voice recorder carried by the TU-154 which crashed in heavy fog in Western Russia in April shows that the pilots were warned by Russian aviation authorities to not attempt the landing at Smolensk. The resulting crash killed Polish President Lech Kaczynski, his wife, and 94 others.

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Secretary Napolitano Attends Middle East Aviation Conference

Tells Attendees Airport Security Trumps Privacy Concerns

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano traveled to the Middle East over the Memorial Day holiday. She and her counterparts from the Middle East region and officials from the ICAO attended a conference to discuss ways to bolster global aviation security.

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Flight Design CT Supralite Used To Measure Volcanic Ash

Light-Sport Aircraft Employed To Assess Problems for Airliners

European scientists are studying the eruption and ash plume from the Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland with a tool that you might not expect ... a specially equipped Flight Design CT Supralite.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (06.02.10)

"(All) countries have unique legal traditions, cultural differences, and political realities ... (W)e should not allow these differences to keep us from working toward a common goal and a deep and stronger partnership with respect to security and privacy." Source: Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.02.10): Offshore/Control Airspace Area

That portion of airspace between the U.S. 12 NM limit and the oceanic CTA/FIR boundary within which air traffic control is exercised. These areas are established to provide air traffic control services.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.02.10)

Ballooning In Europe

With the report of an American adventurer crossing the English Channel in a specially-equipped chair under a cluster of helium balloons, we thought it would be an appropriate time for a look at some of the earlier ... much earlier ... balloon flights in Europe.

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