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May 15, 2011

Probable Cause Determined In OK Vans RV-4 Accident

NTSB Determines Pilot Error, Engine Failure Both Factors

The NTSB has issued a probable cause report in an accident which fatally injured the pilot of a Vans RV-4 kit-built airplane and his passenger in Oklahoma in May of 2010.

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When Pig (Hunters) Fly

Texas Legislature Approves Hog Hunting From Aircraft

The Texas legislature has approved a bill that allows hunters to shoot feral pigs from helicopters, a measure the bill's sponsors say is necessary to cull the growing population of the animals.

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Foley: Europeans Can Expect Moderated Growth For GA In Current Climate

High Fuel Prices, Carbon Taxes, User Fees All Part Of The Equation

While conditions in other areas of the world slowly become more favorable for a general aviation rebound, the European environment keeps getting more complex.

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FlightSafety Developing Level D Sims For Bombardier, Dassault

Texas To Offer Dassault Training, Bombardier Sim Goes To Texas

FlightSafety International said Thursday it is developing Level D sims for Bombardier Global 5000 Vision and Global Express XRS Vision aircraft as well as Dassault Falcon 900LX.

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First Shipment Of Mi-171Sh Aircraft To Be Delivered To Peru In May

Defense Ministry To Receive Six Transport Helicopters This Year

Three Mi-171Sh helicopters ordered by the Ministry of Defense of Peru will be delivered later this year by Russian Helicopters. The aircraft will be manufactured by the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant (UUAP).

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Phoenix50-H Multi-Sensor Quad Mini-Copter Launched

Tiny Aircraft Has Extended Remote Landing Range, Reporting Capability To Detect Occupancy In A Compound

The Phoenix50-H, a quad coaxial mini-copter system capable of performing multiple functions such as detecting movement or breathing of a hiding person in a compound from a sloped roof was introduced Thursday by TiaLinx.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.15.11): Celestial Sphere

Celestial Sphere An imaginary sphere encompassing the Earth that represents the sky. Astronomers chart the sky using the celestial coordinates of the sphere to locate objects in the cosmos. This sphere is divided into 88 sections called constellations. Objects are sometimes named for the major constellation in which they appear.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.15.11)

Aero-Linx: Falcon Heavy Falcon Heavy, the world’s most powerful rocket, represents SpaceX’s entry into the heavy lift launch vehicle category. With the ability to carry satellites or interplanetary spacecraft weighing over 53 metric tons (117,000 lb) to Low Earth Orbit (LEO), Falcon Heavy can lift nearly twice the payload of the next closest vehicle, the US Space Shuttle, and more than twice the payload of the Delta IV Heavy.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.15.11)

"Europe will remain a significant market and account for roughly 20% of all worldwide deliveries over the next decade, down slightly from the historical average of 25%. And we see an interesting opportunity in that a disproportionate share of deliveries will go to new customers in Eastern Europe, while Western Europe becomes more of a replacement market for aging aircraft." Source: Industry consultant and investor Brian Foley in comments ahead of this year's EBACE event.

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