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August 09, 2010

ANN Special Feature: Pt I: PRA VP Tim O'Connor on Mentone 2010 - 08.09.10

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Tim O'Connor, Vice President of the Popular Rotorcraft Association, about the group's just-ended 48th Annual Convention and Fly-In, and the crisis produced by the FAA's

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ANN Special Feature: Pt II: PRA VP Tim O'Connor on Mentone 2010 - 08.10.10

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Tim O'Connor, Vice President of the Popular Rotorcraft Association, about the group's just-ended 48th Annual Convention and Fly-In, and a gathering of gyroplanes and pow

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.09.10

Arch takes the weekend, but Bonhomme takes the season.
Jack Roush is on the mend.
And Fifi is finally flying again.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.09.10

Arch takes the weekend, but Bonhomme takes the season.
Jack Roush is on the mend.
And Fifi is finally flying again.


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Lawyers Start PR War Over ExpressJet Sale

Law Firm Announces 'Investigation' of the Acquisition of ExpressJet Holdings, Inc.

A law firm by the name of Bull & Lifshitz, LLP (tempting editorial comment withheld) is playing the PR/news game with press releases that seem intent on drawing attention to alleged improprieties in the sale of ExpressJet, while also having the associated effect of chumming the waters for potential clients.... Sheesh.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 08.09.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.09.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.09.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Pt I: PRA VP Tim O'Connor on Mentone 2010 - 08.09.10 (ANN Special Report, with Tim O'Connor, Vice President of the Popular Rotorcraft Association)

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Skydiving Takeoff Crash Claims Life

August 1st Accident Injured 5 Others

A Cessna 185, a workhorse much loved by the skydiving community for its ability to handle 6 people on board and operate off all manner of unimproved strips, went down last week shortly after takeoff, which resulted in serious injuries to all aboard. Unfortunately; ANN has learned that one of the jumpers on board has perished as a result of this accident.

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NTSB: Oshkosh Mid-Air Results In Minor Damage

The Oshkosh Arrival Procedure Needs A Serious "See and Avoid" Mindset

 I'm not sure what to say about this NTSB Prelim except for the usual admonition... LOOK CAREFULLY when flying in conditions like those associated with the famed Oshkosh arrival. No matter how many times I've done it, it never fails to tax my skills when I least expect it.

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MCB Hawaii MCAS Gets New Boss

Friday Ceremony Installs Lt. Col. Pellegrino As New CO 

 Marine Corps Air Station (MCB Hawaii) welcomed its new commanding officer Aug. 6th, during a change of command ceremony. After two years as commanding officer of MCAS, Lt. Col. Michael Antonio of Coral Springs, Fla., handed command over to Lt. Col. Jeffrey “J.P.” Pellegrino. Antonio will be the new director of Operations and Training for Marine Corps Base Hawaii.

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Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2010: Looking Back With Tom Poberezny

Splish, Splash... Roar! The Week That Almost Wasn't

Holy smokes! Oshkosh 2010 is now history... and it nearly was exactly that. For the first time in my memory (having done some 38 of these things... I think), there was some serious question about whether or not Oshkosh 2010 was actually going to happen... or whether it was going to go (literally) down the drain. Storm, in the weeks ahead of the event kept everything soggy and torrential rains on the eve of the event itself caused flooding the likes of which we've never seen in Wisconsin... and giving us serious concern as whether we'd be leaving Oshkosh by plane, SUV... or U-Boat.

Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2010: Heavy Breathing -- Averting An Avoidable Tragedy

New Cirrus Avionics Capability Designed to Avoid Hypoxia/LOC Accidents

At the 2010 Oshkosh EAA Fly-In, one of the more intriguing announcements involved additional evolutionary changes for the Cirrus Perspective Flight deck. Obviously taking a hint at the many upgrades (and the attention they got for them) pioneered by Avidyne, Cirrus nudged its avionics partners and 'ESP' was borne...

Bonhomme Wins 2010 Red Bull Championship

But Arch Victorious In Final Race

Britain's Paul Bonhomme won the 2010 Red Bull Air Race World Championship by taking second place behind Austria's Hannes Arch in the final race of the season at the EuroSpeedway Lausitz in Germany on Sunday.

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Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2010: Looking Back With Tom Poberezny

Splish, Splash... Roar! The Week That Almost Wasn't

Holy smokes! Oshkosh 2010 is now history... and it nearly was exactly that. For the first time in my memory (having done some 38 of these things... I think), there was some serious question about whether or not Oshkosh 2010 was actually going to happen... or whether it was going to go (literally) down the drain.

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Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2010: Heavy Breathing -- Averting An Avoidable Tragedy

New Cirrus Avionics Capability Designed to Avoid Hypoxia/LOC Accidents

At the 2010 Oshkosh EAA Fly-In, one of the more intriguing announcements involved additional evolutionary changes for the Cirrus Perspective Flight deck. Obviously taking a hint at the many upgrades (and the attention they got for them) pioneered by Avidyne, Cirrus nudged its avionics partners and 'ESP' was borne...

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NOT AGAIN... USCG Helo Intercepts C-172 In DC Airspace

NORAD Fighters Respond To So-Called GA 'Incursion' 

A US Coast Guard helicopter, under the direction of North American Aerospace Defense Command (otherwise known as NORAD), intercepted a Cessna 172 GA aircraft in the vicinity of the capital region at approximately 5:38 p.m. EST, Saturday.

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Klyde Morris (08.09.10)

Klyde Spies Once Again on C.R.E.A.P. -- Where Spirit Must Feel Right At Home

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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An Uncommon Monday -- Fightin' Fifty-Fifth Encounters Historic Milestone

And What Were YOU Doing 20 Years Ago?

Historic, monumental and simply incredible are just a few ways to describe the milestone attained by the men and women of the 55th Wing, of Offutt AFB, NE. Today, August 9th, the Fightin' Fifty-Fifth will surpass 20 years of continuous deployment to U.S. Central Command's area of responsibility by its personnel and RC-135 Rivet Joint aircraft.

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Laura Bush to Speak at 9/11 Ceremony Honoring United Flight 93

Event To Take Place at Flight 93 National Memorial

Laura W. Bush will serve as the keynote speaker at a ceremony on September 11, 2010 to honor the 40 heroes of United Flight 93. While fighting to resist a terrorist attack on the nation's capital, the passengers and crewmembers lost their lives when their plane crashed in a field near Shanksville, PA on September 11, 2001. The ceremony will be held at the Western Overlook at the Flight 93 National Memorial.

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NASA Announces New Opportunities For Cubesat Space Missions

Got A Small Satellite You Want To Orbit????

 NASA has announced a second opportunity for small satellite payloads to fly on rockets planned to launch in 2011 and 2012. These CubeSats could be auxiliary cargo on previously planned missions. CubeSats are a class of research spacecraft called nanosatellites. The cube-shaped satellites are approximately four inches long, have a volume of about one quart and weigh less than 2.2 pounds.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.09.10): Descent Speed Adjustments

Descent Speed Adjustments Speed deceleration calculations made to determine an accurate VTA. These calculations start at the transition point and use arrival speed segments to the vertex.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.09.10)

Aero-Linx: Apollo-Soyuz: A Pioneering Partnership The first international partnership in space wasn't the International Space Station. It wasn't even the Shuttle-Mir series of missions. It was the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, the first international human spaceflight. On July 15, 1975, an Apollo spacecraft launched carrying a crew of three and docked two days later on July 17, with a Soyuz spacecraft and its crew of two.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (08.09.10)

"Even though the system has been in place for a number of years (though modified several times in that period), the arduous security procedures has snared countless pilots with all manner of experience and aviation backgrounds (students to ATPs... and even a few Feds, to boot)... leaving one to question why this system hasn't been redesigned by some with actual knowledge of the comings and goings of the aviation world... because this system SURE ISN'T IT." Source: Jim Campbell, the ever meek and mild-mannered Editor-In-Chief of ANN...

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