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September 25, 2010

ADS-B Set For Nationwide Rollout

FAA Estimates Complete Coverage In 2013

The FAA has given the green light for full-scale, nationwide deployment of ADS-B following its successful roll-out at four key sites.

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Another State Executive Joins The GA Chorus

Maryland's Martin O'Malley Declares September "General Aviation And Community Airport Month"

Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley (D) proclaimed September as "General Aviation and Community Airport Month" in ceremonies in Columbia, Maryland Friday.

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NTSB Preliminary Report Released In JetBlue Tire Blowout

FDR Indicates The Brakes Were Engaged During Approach

If you've ever tried to drive your car with the parking brake engaged, you have an idea what was going on when a JetBlue A320 landed on August 26th in Sacremento resulting in a tire blowout and small fire.

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Consumer And Travel Groups Press For Airline Fee Transparency

Groups Claim 50,000 Petitions Delivered On "Mad As Hell Day"

Several consumer groups said  they have submitted signatures from more than 50,000 travelers on a petition urging the U.S. DOT to require airlines to share all of their ancillary fees through every booking channel in which they participate.

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Advocacy Organization Calls NASA Budget 'Space Pork'

Activist Group Delivers Thousands Of Constituent Letters To Capitol Hill

The Institute for Liberty, a Washington, D.C.-based advocacy organization, says it delivered thousands of constituent letters to Capitol Hill Thursday, directed at two embattled members of Congress for what the group says is their lack of fiscal restraint.

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Investigators Look At Mechanical Issues In NY Helicopter Incident

Police Helo Went Down In Jamaica Bay, Flotation Units Prevented Sinking

A police helicopter providing security for President Obama's arrival at the United Nations made an emergency water landing Thursday, which investigators say was likely due to a mechanical failure onboard the aircraft.

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Almost Like Being In The Cockpit?

3D Entertainment Films To Produce IMAX Theatre Film 'Air Racers 3D: Forces of Flight'

If you've ever wondered what it might be like to compete in the Reno Air Races, this may be the closest thing to getting into the cockpit. 3D Entertainment Films said Wednesday that it will be producing "Air Racers 3D: Forces of Flight".

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CA City Council Candidate Says Close Airport, Open Pot Farm

Jon Louis Mann Is Seeking A Seat On The Santa Monica City Council

A candidate for the Santa Monica City Council said he favors closing KSMO and using the land for commercial marijuana production.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (09.25.10)

"I am pleased to recognize this vital system of community airports and aircraft. It's important that we continue to support this industry, which is vital to not only Maryland, but the entire country." Source: Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.25.10): Shear

It is the rate of change over a short duration. In wind shear, it can refer to the frequent change in wind speed within a short distance.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.25.10)

Albuquerque Aerostat Ascension Association

The Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta is coming up, and ANN plans to be there. You can learn about that event, and other ballooning events in the Southwest, through the Albuquerque Aerostat Ascension Association.

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