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October 05, 2009

Air India Pilot, Flight Attendant Involved In Mid-Air 'Scuffle'

"Punches Were Thrown" In An Airliner Galley

The pilot and  a flight attendant on an Air India flight from UAE to Delhi are alleged to have been involved in a "scuffle" in the aircraft galley after the flight crew made charges of sexual harassment against the aircraft's pilots, according to a report from the BBC.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 10.05.09

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.05.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.05.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: CFI Bob Miller: Cessna's New SP/Private Course - 10.05.09 (ANN Special Report, with CFI Bob Miller)

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Family Asks For Help To Rebuild 'Tsunami'

Foundation Looks To Restore The First Homebuilt Air Racer Since 1939

For 18 years, the remains of Tsunami, billed as the first original homebuilt unlimited air racer since 1939, have been collecting dust. Now, the daughter of Tsunami's late owner, John Sandberg, is launching a fundraising campaign to restore the iconic airplane to a flyable condition.

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Canadian Helo Makes A Burger Stop

Pilot Landed On A Baseball Diamond And Walked To The A&W

The pilot of a Canadian CH-146 Griffon helicopter made a quick stop for lunch Thursday, touching down on a baseball diamond in Kenora, Ontario (that was obviously not in use at the time) and walking to a nearby A&W restaurant for hamburgers for himself and his crew, the CBC reports.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.05.09

TCM workers get an unscheduled, unpaid vacation.
Upgrades for business aircraft will continue to be a strong market.
And the Brits move to extend the service life of the Puma.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.05.09

TCM workers get an unscheduled, unpaid vacation.
Upgrades for business aircraft will continue to be a strong market.
And the Brits move to extend the service life of the Puma.


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ANN Special Feature: CFI Bob Miller: Cessna's New SP/Private Course - 10.05.09

ANN's Paul Plack talks with CFI Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves about the new Cessna training program for Private and Sport Pilots. Bob's flight school is also a Cessna Pilot Center, and Bob just r

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Iraqi Air Force Completes First Phase Of Key Training

Combat-Experienced Pilots Learning New Camera Targeting Systems

Members of Iraq's 70th Air Reconnaissance Squadron completed the first phase of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance training with Minnesota National Guard's 34th Red Bull Infantry Division's intelligence section in Basra, Iraq.

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Strategic Airlift Capability Conducts 1st Flight Supporting ISAF

Inaugural Mission Delivered Supplies To Swedish Troops In Afghanistan

Members of the Strategic Airlift Capability conducted its first mission in support of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan Tuesday. The first ISAF-related flight by SAC's operational component  delivered materiel to Mazar-e Sharif to supply Swedish troops in the Afghan theater.

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NASA Sponsors Student Water Recycling Competition

Winning Team Will Travel To KSC

NASA is inviting fifth through eighth grade students to participate in a waste limitation management and recycling design challenge. Participants in the competition will design and test water recycling systems that could be used for future exploration of the moon.

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SpaceX To Hold Second DragonLab User Conference October 29th

Event Held In The Netherlands Will Focus Primarily On European Space Commerce

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has announced a second user conference for its commercial product DragonLab, a free-flying, reusable spacecraft capable of hosting pressurized and unpressurized payloads to and from orbit. The event will focus on the needs of European users.

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Aero-TV:  Hammerhead Aerobatics - Renny Price and His Sukhoi-29

Renny Prices Describes the Journey and the Motivation of His Aerobatic Career

As stated on Price’s website, “Air Shows across the USA bring out 20,000,000 spectators annually, a bigger attendance than major league baseball,” and with his intense air show performance schedule, it is no doubt that many of those spectators have had the privilege of watching Renny Price in the air.  From his base just south of Portland, Oregon at the Aurora State Airport, Price tours the country performing a stunning aerobatic display in his Sukhoi-29 as both president and founder of Hammerhead Aerobatics.

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Aero-TV: Hammerhead Aerobatics -- Renny Price And His Sukhoi SU-29

Renny Prices Describes the Journey and the Motivation of His Aerobatic Career

As stated on Price's website, "Air Shows across the USA bring out 20,000,000 spectators annually, a bigger attendance than major league baseball," and with his intense air show performance schedule, it is no doubt that many of those spectators have had the privilege of watching Renny Price in the air.

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ERAU Takes Issue With Single Provision In HR 3371

Official Statement Issued By Embry-Riddle On Congressional Bill HR 3371

 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University tells ANN that it "supports the U.S. Congress in its efforts to improve airline safety. At Embry-Riddle, safety is our number one priority, and we ensure that our flight operations adhere to the highest professional standards. We further recognize that scrutiny of airline operations by Congress to ensure safety for all airline travelers is the right thing to do."

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MAF Puts Aviation To Good Use In Response To Indonesian Earthquake

Aviation Ministry Flies In Relief And Assessment Teams Amid Devastation

 Responding to Indonesia's massive 7.6 magnitude earthquake, Mission Aviation Fellowship is reporting that they have flown in an assessment team to the devastated city of Padang, in the coastal region of western Sumatra.

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New Fraport CEO Schulte Demands 'Alleviation For Airports' From EU

Presents Comprehensive 3-Point Package of Demands

Dr. Stefan Schulte, Fraport AG's new executive board chairman, has presented the European Commission with a three-point package of demands for alleviating the burden faced by airports. Schulte advocates the "complete abolition of regulations for liquids in carry-on baggage."

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EADS Opens New Maintenance And Delivery Center In Mobile, Alabama

Facility Would Build The KC-45 Tanker Airframe, If It Is Selected

EADS North America has further expanded its industrial presence with a new Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Delivery Center at the Mobile Regional Airport to better support EADS’ family of tactical multi-mission aircraft.

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Klyde Morris (10.05.09)

Klyde Is Amazed... Congressional Efforts Actually Designed to HELP Aviation!

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Vector Aerospace Receives FAA Approval For Bell 407 Glass Cockpit

Transport Canada, EASA Approvals Pending

Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services-North America (Vector) has received FAA certification for the development of an STC for an Integrated Cockpit Display System (ICDS) for the Bell 407 helicopter.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.05.09): Rogallo Wing

Rogallo Wing A flexible, delta-wing plan in which three rigid members are shaped in the form of an arrowhead and joined by a flexible fabric, which inflates upward under flight loads. Originally specific to paragliders, but now found on some powered aircraft.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.05.09)

Aero-Linx: The Rogallo Foundation In 1948, Francis and Gertrude Rogallo enjoyed the first successful flight of their flexible wing, a revolutionary aero concept that was constructed from Gertrude's kitchen curtains and developed from research conducted in their in-house, homemade wind tunnel...

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (10.05.09)

"Our concern is with the requirements for the ATP, which are outdated and do not address the safety issues identified in H.R. 3371. We believe this specific provision of the Bill will not address safety and could have a negative impact on our flight training program and similar programs at other high-quality, fully-accredited colleges and universities." Source: An excerpt from the official statement issued by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University concerning Congressional Bill HR 3371. 

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MANUFACTURER: Boeing Model 737-300, -400, and -500 Series Airplanes Equipped With a Digital Transient Suppression Device (DTSD) Installed in Accordance With Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) ST00127BO  

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