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January 26, 2009

EAA Announces First Leg Of 'Salute To Veterans' Tour

Aluminum Overcast B-17's First Stop Is Chino, CA

The Aluminum Overcast, the Experimental Aircraft Association's restored B-17 bomber, returns to the sky on April 3 in Chino, CA, the first stop of nearly 60 planned for the 2009 "Salute to Veterans" national tour. 

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Austin Flying Club Joins Carbon Offset Program

Step Up Aviation Offers Wide Range Of Aircraft

Carbon offset provider Carbon Neutral Planes announced Monday a partnership with Step Up Aviation LLC, a flying club and flight school located in Austin, TX.

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Report: Citigroup Will Keep Falcon 7X Order

New York Post Article Spurs More Bad Press For BizAv

The New York Post took a decidedly aggressive tack in reporting Monday that Citigroup plans to take delivery soon of a new Dassault Falcon 7X business jet, only months after the embattled investment firm received $45 billion in federal, taxpayer-sourced bailout money.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 01.26.09

Pilot Interventions, With CFII Bob Miller

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 01.26.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.26.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Pilot Interventions: 01.26.09 (ANN Special Report, with CFII Bob Miller.)

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Sikorsky Names Three New Senior Executives

Stephen Estill, Carey Bond, And Robert Kokorda Assume New Challenges

Sikorsky Aircraft announced Monday three senior level appointments to continue the company’s rapid sales growth while accelerating the expansion of operations globally.

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US Airways Promotes CFO, Names New Chief Information Officer

Airline Shuffles Executives On Board Approval

US Airways announced Monday the promotion of Derek J. Kerr to executive vice president and chief financial officer, and named Brad Jensen as senior vice president and chief information officer. Both officer appointments were approved last week by the company's board of directors.

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Indiana Seaplane Pilots Fight For Their Right To Land In Lakes

Issue Call To Action For Upcoming Hearings With IN DNR

The Indiana Seaplane Pilots Association (ISPA) has issued a call to action in support of a proposal to increase public access to Indiana lakes for seaplanes.

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Four US Troops Lost In Iraq Helicopter Accident

Two Helos, Types Unknown, Crashed Near Kirkuk

Four American soldiers were killed Monday when two US helicopters, types unreported, crashed in Northern Iraq.

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Sailors' Families File Complaint In 2007 Navy Helicopter Accident

MH-60S Suffered Tail Rotor Failure Off San Clemente Island

A California law firm has filed a Complaint in Los Angeles Superior Court on behalf of the families of three Navy sailors who died when their helicopter suffered an apparent tail rotor drive failure and went down in the Pacific Ocean during a training exercise two years ago.

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CAPT Program Grounded Due To Economy

Foreign Flight Students Face Uncertain Future

The slumping economy appears to have claimed yet another high profile victim in the aviation industry. The Commercial Airline Pilot Training (CAPT) Program has halted operations at least temporarily, due to the current economic environment.

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Identities Of Sebring Accident Victims Released

UK Photographer Steven Fletcher Lost In Takeoff Accident

ANN REALTIME UPDATE 01.26.09 1120 EST: Officials have released the identities of the two people involved in Sunday morning's takeoff accident of a Remos GX light sport aircraft at Sebring Regional Airport (SEF) in Florida.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.26.09

More cuts are coming at Hawker Beechcraft.
Sebring's LSA show ends with a fatal crash.
And Jerry Airola's lawyer says his client is a scapegoat.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 01.26.09

More cuts are coming at Hawker Beechcraft.
Sebring's LSA show ends with a fatal crash.
And Jerry Airola's lawyer says his client is a scapegoat.


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ANN Special Feature: CFII Bob Miller on Pilot Interventions- 01.26.09

Suppose you're at the airport, and you see some guy de-icing his plane with a hammer. Do you intervene and try to stop him from taking off? What if he has a passenger with him? ANN's Paul Plack dis

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Aero-TV: Stars in The Sky -- YAK ATTACK!! (Part 1)

A Unique And Fast Paced Formation Airshow Act -- With Triple The Fun!

The airshow industry is nothing if not varied... there seems to be more variety in this business than in most others and just about the time when you've gotten to the point when you've seen every variation of, say, formation airshow teams, along comes a solidly entertaining and quite different offering.

Bolen: General Aviation Will Be Overwhelmed By TSA Proposal

Says Current 'LASP' Proposal Could Be Ruinous To Already-Strapped GA

National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) President and CEO Ed Bolen reiterated Friday the potentially ruinous effect the group asserts the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA's) proposed Large Aircraft Security Program (LASP) could have, not only on small and mid-size businesses that rely on their aircraft to weather the current unforgiving economic storm, but on the general aviation (GA) community as a whole.

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Aero-TV: Stars in The Sky -- YAK ATTACK!! (Part 1)

A Unique And Fast Paced Formation Airshow Act -- With Triple The Fun!

The airshow industry is nothing if not varied... there seems to be more variety in this business than in most others and just about the time when you've gotten to the point when you've seen every variation of, say, formation airshow teams, along comes a solidly entertaining and quite different offering.

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'Sully' Receives Hero's Welcome In Hometown

US Airways 1549 Captain Receives Key To Danville

US Airways Captain Chesley Sullenberger has avoided the spotlight since his famous role in "The Miracle on the Hudson," but he agreed to address a small group in the upscale San Francisco suburb of Danville, CA, where he lives, provided town leaders kept it "low-key."

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Hawker Beechcraft Exec Warns Of More Cuts

Production Slump To Hit Workforce Once Again

Workers at Hawker Beechcraft who felt relief at escaping almost 500 job cuts at the company last year got some bad news last Wednesday -- the company is working on plans for further cuts to be announced in a few weeks.

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Klyde Morris (01.26.09)

There Are Varying Degrees Of Hero Worship...

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Say It Isn't So! Microsoft Cans Flight Sim Team

Is This The End For Popular Software?

At first glance, last week's news of 5,000 layoffs at Microsoft wouldn't seem to be an aviation story. But among the cuts is the complete shutdown of ACES Studios, the developer of the Flight Simulator series of gaming software.

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Spectrum Aero CEO Receives Aviation Entrepreneur Of The Year Award

Linden Blue Recognized at the Living Legends of Aviation Awards Ceremony

Spectrum Aeronautical noted with pride last week that on January 22, 2009, Living Legends of Aviation and the Kiddie Hawk Air Academy honored Linden Blue, Chairman and CEO of Spectrum Aeronautical, LLC, with the Aviation Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

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Tinker Transformation Team Tackles Tech Troubles

F100 Engine Shop Lost Nearly $16 Million Before July '08

In July 2008, Mr. Brian deFonteny, Black Belt Center Transformation Office project facilitation, enlisted Michelle Waggoner, 547th Propulsion Maintenance Squadron industrial engineering technician, and her team -- Joseph Auzenne, Holly Vernon, Mitch Salvo, Shawna Price, Tracy Kudrna and John Manning -- to determine why the 76th Propulsion Maintenance Group's F100 engine Fan Blade Shop lost nearly $16 million during an 18-month period.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.26.09)

Aero-Linx!

Nicely done site containing a wealth of RAF bomber Command knowledge.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.26.09): Chromosphere

Aero-Terms!

The lower level of the solar atmosphere between the photosphere and the corona.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (01.26.09)

"I know I speak for the entire crew when I tell you we were simply doing the jobs we were trained to do. Thank you."

Source: US Airways Captain Chesley Sullenberger, during a one-hour ceremony honoring the pilot of Flight 1549 -- "The Miracle On The Hudson" -- Saturday in Sullenberger's home of Danville, CA.

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