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December 24, 2009

Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 12.24.09

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 12.24.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.24.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Ten Years of ANN, Part III - 12.24.09 (ANN Special Report, with ANN's Jim Campbell and Paul Plack -- discussing ANN's first ten years of 24/7/365 REALTIME ops)

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.24.09

A major provider of airline meals is teeming with cockroaches.
Balloon Boy's father is going to jail.
And Delta will stay hubbed at Hartsfield for at least another seven years.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 12.24.09

A major provider of airline meals is teeming with cockroaches.
Balloon Boy's father is going to jail.
And Delta will stay hubbed at Hartsfield for at least another seven years.


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ANN Special Feature: Ten Years of ANN, Part III - 12.24.09

In our look back at the first decade of Aero News Network, ANN's Jim Campbell recalls 2004, the impact of the introduction of the Garmin G1000, and SpaceShipOne's victory in the Ansari X-Prize.


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Classic Aero-TV: P-51 Brotherhood - Journey Home for the Pattillo Aces

The Pattillo Brothers Share Their Extraordinary History and Journey to Oshkosh

Rarely do a group of Warbird restoration enthusiasts get a chance to honor the brave sacrifice of the veteran pilots for which their planes represent; yet, that is precisely the extraordinary opportunity that became a reality for Bob Baker and his hard-working crew when they brought two legendary WWII pilots, the Pattillo brothers, to Oshkosh 2009.

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FAA Clears Santa For Takeoff

At Least He's Good Through U.S. NAS

Federal Aviation Administration chief Randy Babbitt braved snow, ice and foggy conditions at North Pole International Airport to give Santa Claus and his sleigh a thumbs-up for the jolly old pilot's traditional round-the-world Christmas Eve mission.

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Certified: Rolls-Royce BR725 Engine

Powerplant For The G650

Rolls-Royce has received type certification from the FAA for its BR725 engine, which powers the Gulfstream G650 business jet.

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Caught On Video: FAA Employees Enjoying Training A Little Too Much

FAA Reminds Employees To Act With "Decorum" Following News Reports

After coming to terms with NATCA on a new contract this fall, the FAA instituted a $5 million training program for 3,600 managers who will be responsible for its administration. The employees were sent to Atlanta for four days of meetings.

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FAA Issues SAIB For GA Circuit Breaker Resets

One Aircraft Went Down Following An Apparent Electrical Malfunction, Fire

The FAA his issued a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) concerning circuit breakers in older GA aircraft. A fire hazard exists following circuit breaker resets.

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First A400M Completes Second Flight

Cleared Entire Normal Flight Envelope

Airbus Military has completed a successful second flight of the new A400M airlifter in a mission which exceeded the expectations of the flight-test team

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Port Authority Police Needed To Control JFK Crowd

Disturbances Follow Winter Weather Flight Cancellations

Delta Airlines Gate Personnel at JFK International Airport had to call in the New York Port Authority police to help control an unruly crowd Tuesday, as passengers still stranded by the weekend blizzard tried to get where they were going.

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Santa Gives The Reindeer A Break And Flies A Helo

Delivers Cook Children's Hosptial Chopper In Time For Christmas

When Cook Children's Hospital's new EC145 "Teddy Bear Transport" arrived at the medical center Tuesday, a jolly old elf in a red suit was at the controls.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (12.24.09)

"And I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight, 'Happy Christmas to all, and to all, a good night'."  Source: Clement Clarke Moore, chronicling the flight of perhaps the worlds most famous pilot.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.24.09): Tailwind

Any wind more than 90 degrees to the longitudinal axis of the runway. The magnetic direction of the runway shall be used as the basis for determining the longitudinal axis.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.24.09)

Can Reindeer Fly?

With the stockings all hung by the chimney with care, you'd expect us to have a little fun with the season, wouldn't you?  Of course you would. So we'll link you to a lecture on the topic of whether reindeer can fly by  science journalist Roger Highfield. Can reindeer fly? We'll let you decide.

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