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August 24, 2009

Flight Restrictions Set For G-20 Summit In September

Preliminary TFR Issued By FAA

The G-20 Summit will be held in Pittsburgh from September 24 to September 25. Before and during the G-20 Summit, the President of the United States and a number of other world leaders are expected to arrive in the area. TFR's will be in place for the duration of the summit.

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AOPA Spent $640,000 On Lobbying In Second Quarter

Organization Spent Time With Congress, TSA, FAA, EPA, CBO, And Others

AOPA made the rounds of elected officials and government agencies in Washington in April, May, and June. A financial disclosure form reports that the organization spent $640,000 in those three months on lobbying efforts in the Nation's Capital.

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More Tarmac Delays Going Into Minneapolis

Airlines Say Weather, Construction Are To Blame

Two planes were delayed in New York City on their way to Minneapolis, which resulted in hundreds of people sitting on airliners for up to five and a half hours Friday.

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Pilot Makes Deadstick Landing On California's Pacific Coast Highway

No Major Injuries Reported In The Emergency Landing

A pilot flying a 1965 Comanche 260 experienced engine failure Saturday morning, but was able to make an emergency landing on U.S. 101 just outside Santa Barbara. Neither the two people on the plane nor anyone on the ground was seriously injured in the incident.

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Bell Lays Off 30 Employees

12 Others Are Reassigned In The Company

Bell Helicopter has reduced it's production workforce by 30 employees, citing the ongoing recession which has reduced the demand for commercial aircraft. 42 positions had originally been targeted, but 12 of those employees have been reassigned within the company.

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Reported Helicopter Crash Turns Out To Be RC Model

Motorist Calls 911, Responders Find 2 Foot Long Aircraft

Apparently those radio-controlled models can be pretty lifelike, at least from a distance. A motorist crossing the Interstate 526 bridge over the Wando River in Charleston, South Carolina saw a smoking aircraft plunging towards the water and called 911, scrambling three fire trucks and a battalion chief to the scene.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.24.09

There's been another plane/helicopter mid-air.
The aerobatic world mourns Vicki Cruse.
And let's hope the FAR/AIM is printed on recyclable paper.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.24.09

There's been another plane/helicopter mid-air.
The aerobatic world mourns Vicki Cruse.
And let's hope the FAR/AIM is printed on recyclable paper.


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ANN Special Feature: CFI Bob Miller: Listener E-Mail - 08.24.09

CFI Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves discusses listener e-mail about hover-taxiing, forward slips, stall-spins, and moving to Buffalo to get practice in real IMC.

FMI:

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 08.24.09

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.24.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.24.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: CFI Bob Miller: Listener E-Mail - 08.24.09 (ANN Special Report, with CFI Bob Miller)

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Aero-TV: Profiles in Aviation - Pitcairn PA-18 Autogiro (Part 2)

Chief Restorer, Jack Tiffany Introduces the World’s Only Flying Pitcairn PA-18

EAA AirVenture 2009 was a momentous turnaround for Jack Tiffany, leading restorer of the Pitcairn PA-18.  Last year, the team suffered an unfortunate setback when, with only a week left until EAA AirVenture 2008, the aircraft suffered significant rotor blade damage during flight testing and its maiden flight to Oshkosh had to be canceled.

Aero-TV: Aeromotive Technologies - Supercharging Piston Aircraft

Engineer Rod Sage Explains How to Get More Performance From an Aircraft

Denver-based Forced Aeromotive Technologies spent 18 years searching for a durable, cost-effective alternative to the high maintenance turbocharger systems.  After years in engineering and certification efforts, the small company brought a solution to market:  a supernormalizer system that provides 5000’ to 7000’ of extra performance for piston-powered aircraft.

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Aero-TV: Profiles in Aviation - Pitcairn PA-18 Autogiro (Part 2)

Chief Restorer, Jack Tiffany Introduces the World’s Only Flying Pitcairn PA-18

EAA AirVenture 2009 was a momentous turnaround for Jack Tiffany, leading restorer of the Pitcairn PA-18.

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Aero-TV: Aeromotive Technologies - Supercharging Piston Aircraft

Engineer Rod Sage Explains How to Get More Performance From an Aircraft

Denver-based Forced Aeromotive Technologies spent 18 years searching for a durable, cost-effective alternative to the high maintenance turbocharger systems.

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First International Entegra Release 9 Installation Completed In UK

Cirrus SR22 Gets The Upgrade Across The Pond

Avidyne Corporation announced Friday that RGV Aviation Limited of Gloucester, U.K. has completed and delivered the first internationally-based Cirrus SR22 aircraft retrofit of an Entegra Release 9 Integrated Flight Deck (IFD) system. 

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NASA: Second Test Rover Added to Driving Experiments

How To 'Unstick' A Rover

A second, lighter-weight test rover has entered the testing setup at JPL where rover team members are assessing strategy for getting Spirit out of soft soil where it is embedded on Mars.

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Klyde Morris (08.24.09)

Klyde Gets a Laser???!!!

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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NASA, AFOSR Test Environmentally-Friendly Rocket Propellant

Fuel Theoretically Could Be Manufactured On The Moon Or Mars

NASA and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, or AFOSR, have successfully launched a small rocket using an environmentally-friendly, safe propellant comprised of aluminum powder and water ice, called ALICE.

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Rare Antique, Military, And Classic Aircraft To Be On Display In Reno

The National Aviation Heritage Invitational Part Of The Reno National Championship Air Races

2009 marks the 11th year for aircraft owners and restorers to bring their beautifully restored aircraft for the National Aviation Heritage Invitational at the National Championship Air Races. The Invitational brings the bygone age of aviation back to life with the prestigious antique, classic and warbird aircraft competition.

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Time Element To Be Introduced To NextGen Test Flights

4D Trajectory Optimized Flight Path Through Entire Flight

The systems that manage flights today employ three dimensions: altitude, latitude and longitude. A fourth dimension – time – will be introduced in demonstrations beginning later this year under a new agreement reached between FAA and Embry Riddle’s aviation consortium.

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Blue Swallow Aircraft Announces Antique Aircraft Wood Working Class

Blue Swallow Aircraft sent a note to ANN describing a unique wood working class for individuals interested in antique aircraft construction and methods.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.24.09): Nav Canada

Nav Canada A private, non-share capital corporation that owns and operates Canada’s civil air navigation service.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.24.09)

Aero-Linx: Airline Handbook Chapter 5 -- How Aircraft Fly ATA's Airline Handbook provides a brief history of aviation and an overview of important aviation topics, including:  the principles of flight, deregulation, the structure of the industry, airline economics, airports, air traffic control, safety, security and the environment. This publication also includes a glossary of commonly used aviation terms.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (08.24.09)

"There is no perfect Earth analog for Spirit's current situation... There's less gravity on Mars, little atmosphere, and no moisture in the soil where Spirit is. It is not anything like being stuck in sand or snow or mud on Earth. Plus, since the rover moves only about as fast as a tortoise, you cannot use momentum to help. No rocking back and forth as you might do on Earth."  Source: JPL's John Callas, project manager for the twin Mars Exploration Rovers, talking about the effort to "unstick" a mired mars Rover. 

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