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July 07, 2009

Former Fast Food Executive And His Wife Lost In PC-12 Downing

Daniel Dorsch Was Returning Home To Tampa

The former CEO of Checkers, a drive-up fast-food restaurant chain, was piloting a Pilatus PC-12 on a flight from Teterboro, New Jersey to Tampa when it went down in a field in Virginia, killing all on board. Authorities said the plane experienced a "high energy impact."

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.07.09

LSAs and the Sport Pilot certificate celebrate their fifth birthday.
US defense secrets show up in an open-air flea market in Ghana.
And if you take on a defense contract...read that

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.07.09

LSAs and the Sport Pilot certificate celebrate their fifth birthday.
US defense secrets show up in an open-air flea market in Ghana.
And if you take on a defense contract...read that

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ANN Special Feature: Alan Klapmeier, Cirrus Aircraft - 07.07.09

Cirrus Co-Founder, Chairman and former CEO Alan Klapmeier tells ANN's Jim Campbell the details behind his vision for a personal jet, and where he wants to take the Cirrus Vision SF-50 -- assuming h

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 07.07.09

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.07.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.07.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Alan Klapmeier, Cirrus Aircraft - 07.07.09 (ANN Special Report, with Cirrus Chairman, Alan Klapmeier)

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FAA Issues SAFO On Certain Lithium Batteries

Common In Consumer Electronic Devices Often Brought On Airplanes

The two types of batteries commonly used to power consumer PEDs (Personal Electronic Devices) brought on aircraft are lithium batteries (disposable) and lithium-ion batteries (rechargeable). Both these types are capable of ignition and subsequent explosion due to overheating.

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Loss Of Power Caused Forced Landing In Chipley, Florida

NTSB Preliminary Report Issued On Luscombe Incident

The NTSB has released a preliminary report on a forced landing in Chipley, FL, which resulted in serious injury to the pilot. The accident occurred June 19, and involved a Luscombe 8A.

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WACO Classic Aircraft Expands Representation

Dealers Added In The Caribbean and Africa

WACO Classic Aircraft Corporation of Battle Creek, Michigan, has partnered with Propel Aviation Sales, LLC, serving the east coast of the United States, Central and South America and Tropical Aviation Distributors/Africair, Inc. to serve the Caribbean, and the continent of Africa respectively.

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FAA Grant To Iowa's Red Oak Airport

Taxiway Construction To Begin Later This Summer

Red Oak Municipal Airport near Council Bluffs, Iowa, has received a grant worth nearly a quarter million dollars for construction of a new taxiway. The grant will pay for most of the grading, paving, and lighting required for the project.

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AAI Unveils and Demonstrates Aerosonde Mark 4.7

Company Hopes Aircraft Will Be A STUAS/Tier II Contender 

AAI Corporation announced Monday it has offered the newest in its Aerosonde fleet of small unmanned aircraft systems (SUAS), the Mark 4.7, as a contender for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps’ joint Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (STUAS)/Tier II program.

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Colorado's JetAway 'Pleased' With Part 16 Ruling Even In Losing

Company Will Pursue Other Legal Avenues In FBO Fight

Even though the FAA dismissed western Colorado flight service JetAway's Part 16 complaint against Montrose Regional Airport in Colorado, JetAway CEO Stephen Stuhmer said his company is "pleased" with the result. The comments came in an e-mail to the Montrose Daily Press.

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Helicopter Used To Dry Soccer Field

City Called Out The National Guard

When you have a major soccer tournament planned, and heavy rains are threatening to cause cancellations, changes of venue, and generally wreak havoc because the fields are under water, what do you do? In Barboursville, West Virginia, you call out the National Guard.

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Continental Airlines Sim Engineers Ratify New Collective Bargaining Agreement

New Agreement Runs Through Dec. 31, 2012

Continental Airlines tells ANN that its simulator engineer employees have ratified a new four-year collective bargaining agreement. The new agreement provides a 2.5 percent increase in base pay rates each year over the next four years, a company matching contribution to the 401(k) savings plan and the addition of two floating holidays.

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Aero-TV: Icarus Avionics' SAM -- GPS Roll Steering For Autopilots

There IS An Easier Way To Let Your Autopilot Fly....

Sometimes its the little things that really improve your quality of flight... and the potential of some novel roll-steering solutions are sure to make a positive contribution to the busy pilot's IFR ambitions.

TCM Admits It's A Lightweight... O-200!

Continental Motors Challenges The LSA Market With A 199 Pound O200 Lightweight Engine

The growing challenge of marketing to a wider GA market has been met well and thoroughly by TCM with their introduction of an O200 Lightweight Engine for sale to the Piston Aircraft market. The O200 Lightweight Engine line is the first American Made Aviation Piston engine purpose-built for the Light Sport and Kit Aircraft markets.

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New FAA Chief Counsel Brings Long and Diverse Experience

Babbit Names David Grizzle To The Post

FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt has announced the appointment of David Grizzle as the new FAA chief counsel. "David Grizzle has top-level experience and I'm looking forward to having him on the team," Babbitt said.

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Bell Begins Hiring Replacement Workers

Letter Posted On Company Website Confirms Move

The UAW Local 218 strike against Bell Helicopter is entering its 4th week, and with both sides apparently far apart, the company started Monday hiring replacement workers to keep its production lines moving.

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Aero-TV: Icarus Avionics' SAM -- GPS Roll Steering For Autopilots

There IS An Easier Way To Let Your Autopilot Fly....

Sometimes its the little things that really improve your quality of flight... and the potential of some novel roll-steering solutions are sure to make a positive contribution to the busy pilot's IFR ambitions.

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FAA Issues Advisory Circular For Vintage Aircraft Maintenance

Document Offers Guidance For Owners, Safety Inspectors

The FAA has issued an Advisory Circular (AC) dealing aircraft certified before January 1, 1980, and vintage aircraft maintenance issues. The document, dated May 18th, is not intended to be regulatory. It was developed in consultation with industry representatives including EAA and EAA’s Vintage Aircraft Association.

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Flight School Scams, Shattered Dreams Drive Lawsuits

Deplorable Flight School Failures Draw Legal Attention

The recession has brought many tales of woe from the days of easy credit. Just as many people were nonchalant about taking on big debts to buy homes or cars, some aspiring airline pilots took out huge student loans to get flight training from companies which then disappeared.

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Venice, Florida Denies Jet Center Hangar Permits

Jet Center Files Part 16 Complaint With The FAA

The Venice Jet Center has filed a complaint with the FAA concerning the City of Venice's denial of permits to build and lease hangars at Venice Municipal Airport. The complaint alleges five violations of federal grant assurances encumbered in the terms of a 1947 quit claim deed agreed to by the city.

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Field Aviation Delivers Modified Dash 8 Q 300

Maritime Surveillance Aircraft Goes To The Icelandic Coast Guard

In a formal ceremony held at its Toronto Pearson airport facilities Monday, Field Aviation delivered a highly modified Dash 8 Q300 Maritime Surveillance aircraft to the Icelandic Coast Guard.  The event, which attracted more than 150 invited guests, included Iceland's Ambassador to Canada, Her Excellency Ms. Sigridur Anna Thordardottir and Georg Larusson, director general of the Icelandic Coast Guard.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.07.09)

“Once they land they are usually looking for fuel and they may stay in Red Oak to eat, shop or stay overnight,  A good airport is like a front door to our community.” Source: Gail Ernst, Airport Manager at Red Oak Municipal Airport in Council Bluffs, Iowa.  

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.07.09): Ultra High Frequency

In this era of digital broadcasting and glass panels, sometimes it's easy to forget that we still operate on some very basic principals for communication. UHF, or Ultra High Frequency, is the frequency band between 300 and 3,000 mHz.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.07.09)

Aero Linx: Aerospace Web Here's a non-profit site operated by engineers and scientists in the aerospace field. The goal of this site, accroding to the owners, is to provide educational information on a variety of subjects ranging from aviation to space travel to aerospace technology. 

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