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July 08, 2010

Coast Guard Helo Down In Washington State

Three Crewmembers Fatally Injured, One Survives

A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk went down Wednesday near James Island in LaPush, Washington, fatally injuring three of the crew. The fourth crewmember survived the accident with non-life-threatening injuries.

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FAA, Georgia Tech Sign NextGen Research Agreement

Will Study How Pilots Respond To TCAS, Interact With Automation

The FAA has reached an agreement with Georgia Tech to research how the increased sophistication on the flight deck under the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) will affect flight crewmembers and controllers.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 07.08.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.08.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.08.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Part II: Kristen Jurn, Air Race Classic - 07.08.10 (ANN Special Report, with Kristen Jurn)

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B-29 FIFI Cleared for Flight

FAA Deems FIFI is Airworthy. Phase I Flight Testing Can Begin

On Tues. July 6, 2010, the FAA issued an Airworthiness Certificate allowing the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) B-29 Superfortress crew to begin Phase I flight-testing. The tests will begin in the afternoon on Friday July 9th and continue through Saturday, July 10.

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FAA Publishes INfO For Enhance Upset Recovery Training

Loss Of Control Still Major Factor In Fatal Accidents

Although the overall accident rate has decreased, the category of loss of control (LOC) continues to outpace other factors as the leading cause of fatal accidents in the last 20 years.

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What Lunar Life Might Be Like ... Artist's Concepts

NASA Art And Design Contestants Create Multi-Media Visions Of Lunar Life  

NASA has selected the winners in the 2010 Life and Work on the Moon Art and Design Contest from more than 200 international student entries.

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The Last Time Reunion Will Reconnect Pilots, Classic Airplanes

One Pilot's Story Began when He Was 19 Years Old

For many of the honored guests, The Last Time will bring together pilots of Douglas C-47s that flew in World War II--and several haven’t flown the airplane since they brought them back safely to the United States following the war.

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Oshkosh Visitors Have A Chance To Win A Ride In The Goodyear Blimp

Five Winners Will Be Chosen For July 30th Flight

Five lucky attendees at EAA AirVenture 2010 will be taken for a ride of a lifetime in the "Spirit of Goodyear" blimp as winners in the "I Wanna Blimp Ride" Sweepstakes.

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Get A GRIP: NASA To Fly Into Hurricane Research This Summer

Genesis And Rapid Intensification Process Will Look At How Hurricanes Strengthen

Three NASA aircraft will begin flights to study tropical cyclones on August 15 during the agency's first major U.S.-based hurricane field campaign since 2001. The Genesis and Rapid Intensification Processes mission, or GRIP, will study the creation and rapid intensification of hurricanes.

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F-35A Becomes Second Variant To Fly With Mission Systems

Ninth Aircraft To Enter The Flight Testing Program

The ninth F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter entered flight testing on Tuesday, becoming the second test jet to fly with the next-generation avionics package that will populate all operational F-35s. The F-35A conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL) variant, known as AF-3, flew for 42 minutes during its first flight.

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IBA Provides Goldman Sachs Investors With Wide-Body Aircraft Market Perspective

Online Presentation Also Covered Production Outlook, Order Books

The International Bureau of Aviation (IBA), hosted a market update presentation during a webinar run by the global banking financial services firm Goldman Sachs. 

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.08.10

Lancair gets a cash injection and management shuffle.
The Barefoot Bandit may be on the loose in the Bahamas.
And TSA employees will have controversial thoughts blocked from their wor

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.08.10

Lancair gets a cash injection and management shuffle.
The Barefoot Bandit may be on the loose in the Bahamas.
And TSA employees will have controversial thoughts blocked from their wor

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ANN Special Feature: Part II: Kristen Jurn, Air Race Classic - 07.08.10

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Kristen Jurn about the unusual routing of this year's Air Race Classic, and the financial considerations in fielding a race entry.

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Aero-TV At Arlington 2009: Judge Me Please -- The Art of Aircraft Judging

Measuring Up At Arlington 2009

Aero-Note: During this week's 2010 rendition of the "Friendliest Fly-In" we know, we thought it paramount to revisit some of the heights of last year's Arlington Fly-In... with the 'high hopes' that those of you who were about to pass up this AMAZING Fly-In, might reconsider and skedaddle yourself to Arlington, WA... which for the next few days IS the Sport Aviation capital of the world!

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ANNouncement: Now Accepting Applications For Oshkosh 2010 Stringers!!!

Oshkosh 2010 Stringer Selection NOW Underway

IMPORTANT UPDATE: We thought we were all done... and then we got some bad news... one of our favorite stringers of all time has come up with a temporary medical issue that precludes his working with us this year at Oshkosh... so we have ONE slot open for a writer to help us document the wonders and insanity of Oshkosh 2010... if you are interested, be sure to let us know ASAP and we'll see if we can work something out.    

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NBAA Chides Napolitano Over Las Vegas Presidential TFR

Open Letter To DHS Says GA Is Being Denied Access To Reliever Airports

In an open letter to DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen said that the NOTAM that was published for President Obama's trip to Las Vegas has no considerations for GA access to reliever airports in the region.

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Update: Solar Impulse Lands After 24 Hours Aloft

Flight On Solar And Battery Power Only Over 24 Hours

The Solar Impulse aircraft lifted off at 0700 Central European Time Wednesday from Payerne, Switzerland for its delayed attempt to fly for 24 hours powered only by the sun and on-board batteries.

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CANCELLED! Final Round Of The Red Bull Air Race World Championship In Portugal

Unable To Reach Host City Agreement By Deadline

The final round of the 2010 The Red Bull Air Race World Championship, which was to be held in Portugal on the 4th and 5th of September, will be cancelled due to the unexpected delays in reaching a revised host city agreement. 

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GAMA Jobs Forum In OH Draws Hundredes

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, Representatives Driehaus and Schmidt Voice Support For GA Jobs

More than 500 general aviation employees, 50 state and local officials and many industry leaders gathered at Lunken Airport Wendesday for the Ohio General Aviation Forum. The event, held at the Air10 Jet Center, was organized by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA).

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Certified: Aspen Avionics Class III Primary Flight Display

EFD1000C3 Pro PFD Now Available For A Wide Range Of Cabin Class Aircraft

Aspen Avionics announced Wednesday that the FAA granted TSO Authorization for the Evolution EFD1000C3 Pro Primary Flight Display (PFD) for Class III aircraft. The Evolution Software now meets the Level B assurance levels required for FAR Part 23 Class III aircraft.

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Hawker Beechcraft Participating In Canada's Premier Business Aviation Event

CBAA Annual Convention Being Held in Calgary, Alberta

Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) is participating in the 2010 Canadian Business Aviation Association (CBAA) annual convention in Calgary, Alberta.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.08.10)

"(S)uch overly broad and unsophisticated restrictions as the one released this (Wednesday) morning ... sends a loud and unwelcome message to the businesses based in Las Vegas and those needing to travel to Las Vegas for business." Source: NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.08.10): Marker Beacon

An electronic navigation facility transmitting a 75 MHz vertical fan or boneshaped radiation pattern.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.08.10)

First Radio Navigation

We came across this article describing the first use of radio navigation on an aircraft this week back in 1920. A Navy F-5-L flew 100 miles over the ocean and located a ship using just an AM radio.

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