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September 21, 2009

Vandalism Reported In Opa-Locka Airport FBO Dispute

Fuel Berm Damaged, FBO Owner Says It Was Intentional

Police in Opa-locka, Florida are investigating an incident in which the fuel berm belonging to Opa-Locka Flightline, an FBO at Opa-locka Executive Airport, was intentionally damaged by representatives from the leasing company which manages the airport.

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Discovery Arrives Back At Kennedy

747 Delivered The Shuttle Home Monday

Space Shuttle Discovery, riding atop NASA's 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, landed at the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center at 1205  EDT Monday, ending the two-day, 2,500-mile ferry flight from Edwards Air Force Base, CA.

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Cocoa Beach, Florida Air Show Debuts October 3-4

F-22 Raptor, F-16 Viper, U.S. Army Golden Knights And More Headline Show

The first ever Cocoa Beach Air Show is expected to draw thousands of visitors to Florida's Space Coast October 3rd and 4th, with high-flying military and civilian acts performing over the Atlantic Ocean  Free and open to the public, the event will be visible from the beach with the show center at Alan Shepard Park.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.21.09

Outrage from GA advocates spills over.
HAI supports FAA changes over the Hudson.
And Aspen gets the OK to ship its newest displays and weather receiver.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.21.09

Outrage from GA advocates spills over.
HAI supports FAA changes over the Hudson.
And Aspen gets the OK to ship its newest displays and weather receiver.


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ANN Special Feature: CFI Bob Miller: Banning Practice Areas - 09.21.09

ANN's Paul Plack talks with CFI Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves about why his flight school has a policy of avoiding "practice areas."

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ALPA Endorses Sentencing for Laser Attack

ALPA is applauding the recent sentencing of a man convicted of interfering with the safe operation of an aircraft by shining a green laser at an airliner and a helicopter in flight near Sacramento International Airport in March 2009.

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NASA Awards Grants for Research Centers at 6 Minority Universities

Each School Could Receive $5 Million Over As Many As Five Years

NASA has selected six universities that serve large numbers of minority and underrepresented students to receive research grants totaling nearly $30 million. The funding will help the universities establish significant, multi-disciplinary scientific, engineering and commercial research centers that contribute to NASA programs.

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P&D Enterprises New Rib Alignment Tool Speeds GA Aircraft Repairs

Tool Enables Accurate Repairs Without Aircraft Downtime

P&D Enterprises has developed a new Rib Alignment Tool (R.A.T. Tool), which has been specifically designed to enable aircraft mechanics to perform fast and accurate repairs to damaged flap, aileron and elevator "ribs".

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Dassault Falcon To Offer Aircell High Speed Internet

The First Full-fleet Selection by an Aircraft Manufacturer

Dassault Falcon will offer the Aircell High Speed Internet system aboard its entire fleet of business jets, Aircell announced Wednesday, including the Falcon 7X, 900LX, 900EX, 900DX, 2000LX and 2000DX. It represents the first full-fleet selection of the system by a business aircraft manufacturer.

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NASA Postdoctoral Program Applications Open

Johnson Space Center Offering One- To Three-Year Fellowships

Applications are being solicited for the NASA Postdoctoral Program at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. The Human Adaptation and Countermeasures Division of the JSC Space Life Sciences Directorate offers unique research opportunities in the areas of skeletal health, nutrition, and radiation and biological systems.

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BLR Aerospace STC Expands Performance Options for Bell 204/205 Operators

STC Means Kits For Tailboom Strakes Will Be Available

BLR Aerospace has received an STC for installation of the FastFin segment of the FastFin tail rotor enhancement and stability system on Bell 204, 205A, 205A1, and 205B helicopters. BLR says this will be of particular interest to those operators whose aircraft are already equipped with Dual Tailboom Strakes.

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Aero-TV:  Profiles in Aviation - Aaron Singer’s Nanchang CJ-6A

From China to Wittman Field, Singer Introduces the Nanchang CJ-6A

From 1954 until 1958, the Nanchang Aircraft Factory build the Soviet Yak-18 under license as the CJ-5; however, with increasing advancements in jet pilot training, Chinese engineers quickly realized that improvements to the performance and design would be necessary in order to meet the needs of the People’s Liberation Army Air Force.

Aero-TV: Profiles in Aviation - Aaron Singer’s Nanchang CJ-6A

From China to Wittman Field, Singer Introduces the Nanchang CJ-6A

From 1954 until 1958, the Nanchang Aircraft Factory build the Soviet Yak-18 under license as the CJ-5; however, with increasing advancements in jet pilot training, Chinese engineers quickly realized that improvements to the performance and design would be necessary in order to meet the needs of the People’s Liberation Army Air Force.

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Aero-TV: Feature Preview - The Dream of the Boeing 40C

Addison Pemberton Revives an 80-Year Old Aviation Legacy

Addison Pemberton is no stranger to rare aviation restorations.  Having learned to fly at the age of 15, Pemberton spent most of his adolescent years surrounded by exceptional antique aircraft including Howards, Travel Airs, Wacos, and Stearmans. 

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ALPA's Prater Re-Elected to AFL-CIO Executive Council

Capt. John Prater, President of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), was re-elected as a vice president on the AFL-CIO Executive Council at the Federation’s convention held last week in Pittsburgh, Pa.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 09.21.09

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.21.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.21.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: CFI Bob Miller: Banning Practice Areas - 09.21.09 (ANN Special Report, with CFI Bob Miller)

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NASA Lunar Satellite Begins Detailed Mapping Of Moon's South Pole

First Mapping Orbit Marks Start Of A One-Year Mission

NASA reported Thursday that its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, has successfully completed its testing and calibration phase and entered its mapping orbit of the moon. The spacecraft already has made significant progress toward creating the most detailed atlas of the moon's south pole to date.

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Klyde Morris (09.21.09)

A Little "In Your Face," Maybe, But Still Right On Target

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EASA And EC Set Out A Strategy For Agency's New Responsibilities

New Position Based On Stakeholders' Contributions

The Management Board of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Tuesday welcomed a common position of EASA and the European Commission (EC) setting out priorities for the extension of the Agency's responsibilities.

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New Orleans Airport May Shift To Private Management

FAA Approves First Step In The Process

Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, the largest in Louisiana, may be leased to a private management firm. The FAA this week accepted a preliminary application to allow the city-owned airport to go forward with a plan to lease the facility to a private operator.

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New Aviation Chief Named In New Mexico

Former Los Alamos Airport Manager Tapped For Top Spot

New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson has named David C. Ploeger to head the New Mexico DOT Aviation Division. The announcement came in a news release from the governor's office Thursday.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.21.09): Yarkovsky Effect

Yarkovsky Effect The lob-sided emission of radiation from a rotating object orbiting the Sun, due to uneven heating; named after the Russian engineer I. O. Yarkovsky, who first proposed the idea around 1900. Among other things, it has been used to explain why Earth is hit surprisingly often by meteorites...

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.21.09)

Aero-Linx: Europe Air Sports Europe Air Sports is an association of the European National Aero Clubs, and European Air Sports Unions, with the objective to co-ordinate regulatory matters in Europe. It is affiliated with the FAI -the World's Airsports Federation...

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (09.21.09)

"The LRO mission already has begun to give us new data that will lead to a vastly improved atlas of the lunar south pole and advance our capability for human exploration and scientific benefit."  Source: Richard Vondrak, LRO project scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md...

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