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June 21, 2010

FCC Bans 121.5 MHz ELTs

Implementation Date For The Ban Is Still Not Set In Stone

Effective in August, the FCC is prohibiting further certification, manufacture, importation, sale or use of 121.5 MHz emergency locator transmitters. The date of compliance by the FCC has not yet been announced. 

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When Is A Retractable Not A Retractable?

When Its A Cirrus SR-Series Aircraft With A Retractable Gear Simulator

Cirrus has unveiled a new option for SR20 and SR22 aircraft used in a training environment: a means to simulate the use of retractable landing gear.

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Plane Dissapears, Mining Executive, 9 Others Missing

Aircraft Failed To Land As Scheduled In Republic Of Congo

An Australian mining executive, two pilots, and what has been described by Mining Weekly.com as the entire board of the Australian mining company Sundance Resources are reported missing in the Republic of Congo after the plane in which they were flying failed to land as scheduled in Yangadou.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.21.10

Cirrus is focused on the future of fuel.
California CFIs have to resort to a paid lobbyist.
And Iridium becomes Spacex's new biggest customer.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.21.10

Cirrus is focused on the future of fuel.
California CFIs have to resort to a paid lobbyist.
And Iridium becomes Spacex's new biggest customer.


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ANN Special Feature: Flying Overweight - 06.21.10

ANN's Paul Plack talks with CFI Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves about how getting into a banked turn has the same effect on stall speed as flying overweight. Bob also addresses "scattering the

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 06.21.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.21.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.21.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Flying Overweight - 06.21.10 (ANN Special Report, with CFI Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves)

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FAA Grants Additional Approvals For Aero Twin Honeywell Engine Mods

STC Approves FIKI, Ups Gross Weight, Extends Warranty

Aero Twin has received additional FAA approval for improvements in its Honeywell TPE331-12JR-701AT/-703AT engine installation in both the Cessna Caravan (Model 208) and the Grand Caravan and Super Cargomaster (Model 208B) aircraft.

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Hutchison Raises Concerns About Proposed Airline Merger

Says She Expects It Will Be Approved, But It's A "Hard Sell" In Texas

During a Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee hearing Thursday on the proposed merger between United Airlines and Continental Airlines, Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX), Ranking Member on the Committee, said she was disappointed with the proposed merger decision.

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Seattle Museum of Flight To Break Ground On New Space Gallery

Groundbreaking Signals Major Commitment To Bring One Of Three Retiring Space Shuttles To Seattle

The Museum of Flight will break ground on its new Space Gallery, Tuesday, June 29 at 1000 PDT, and at that time will announce the state’s major commitment to bringing one of the three retiring Space Shuttles to Seattle.

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Aerojet, NEC Collaborate On Low Power Ion Propulsion Systems

Ion Satellite Engines Derived From Those Which Powered The Hayabusa Mission

An agreement signed Monday between Aerojet and NEC Corporation allows the companies to jointly supply Hayabusa-derived ion propulsion systems for the U.S. and Japanese aerospace markets.

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BRS Aerospace Announces Completion Of Capital Restructuring

Company Says "Several Issues" With Lenders Resolved

Ballistic Recovery Systems (BRS) of South St. Paul, MN announced Friday that it completed a capital restructuring totaling $1.8 million in a combination of debt and equity.

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Aero-TV: Rocketman John Hochheimer -- NAR Paves Way For The Next Generation (Part 1)

NAR's TARC Mentors Are Providing Valuable Guidance

There were many great role models at the recently conducted 2010 Team America Rocketry Challenge... and many of them are NAR members, mentoring the hundreds of kids that took part in TARC2010 -- NAR members like John Hochheimer. The National Association of Rocketry is a nonprofit educational organization for consumers that advances the hobby of sport rocketry through organized events, local clubs, technical certification, research and development, and government and corporate partnerships to ensure that rocketry continues to be safe, educational, and fun.

Aero-TV: Rocketman John Hochheimer-NAR Paves Way For The Next Generation (Pt. 1)

NAR's TARC Mentors Are Providing Valuable Guidance

There were many great role models at the recently conducted 2010 Team America Rocketry Challenge... and many of them are NAR members, mentoring the hundreds of kids that took part in TARC2010 -- NAR members like John Hochheimer.

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Klyde Morris (06.21.20)

Klyde Takes Fly-In Lessons From Oshkosh... Sorta

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Transition Roadable Aircraft Gets FAA Weight Waiver For Safety Equipment

An Additional 110 Pounds Added To MTOW

Terrafugia has received an exemption from the FAA to allow the Transition Roadable Aircraft, or "Flying Car", a maximum takeoff weight (MTOW) of 1430 pounds (650 kg). 

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Alaska Airlines Earns Ninth Consecutive FAA 'Diamond Award'

Presented To Companies For Maintenance Training Excellence

Alaska Airlines has received the FAA's Diamond Award for maintenance training excellence for the ninth consecutive year. The Diamond Award, the FAA's most prestigious maintenance honor, recognizes Alaska's ongoing commitment to aircraft maintenance and training excellence.

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Honeywell Green Jet Fuel Powers RNLAF Helicopter

Fuel Made Using Honeywell's UOP Process Powers The First Helicopter Flight On Sustainable Biofuels

A Royal Netherlands Air Force Boeing AH-64D Apache helicopter has been flown using Honeywell Green Jet Fuel produced using its Green Jet Fuel process technology, UOP LLC announced Wednesday.

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Turkish Airlines Signs For An Additional A330-200

Delivery Expected In 2011

 Turkish Airlines has placed a firm order for an additional A330-200 aircraft.  The purchase joins existing orders for 10 A330-300s, two A330-200 freighters and 24 A320 family aircraft signed in 2009. The newly-ordered aircraft will be powered by Rolls Royce engines and will be delivered in 2011. 

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Second Airliner Aborts At Yeager Airport In West Virginia

No Injuries As Regional Jet Saved By Overrun Material At Runway End

A US Airways regional jet had to abort a takeoff at Yeager Airport in Charleston, West Virgina Tuesday, but it was prevented from going over the edge at the mountaintop airport by a lightweight concrete material designed for that purpose.

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RAF Tornado Pilots Go Straight Into Action In Afghanistan

The Tornado GR4 Provides Crucial Reconnaissance

RAF Tornado pilots newly arrived to Afghanistan have already seen action over Helmand Province, providing support to coalition ground operations. Flying out of Kandahar Airfield, the Tornado GR4 provides crucial reconnaissance.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.21.10): WILCO

WILCO I have received your message, understand it, and will comply with it.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.21.10)

Aero-Linx: Advanced Pilot Seminars Back by popular demand is Advanced Pilot Seminar's hands-on engine operating course held in Ada, Oklahoma. Using the most advanced engine cell in the U.S. and state-of -the art multi-media technology, APS will show you how to lean your engine the right way, without sacrificing performance or durability...

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (06.21.10)

"It's been a real eye opener coming out here, there is so much more to what we do than you see in the news. We've been too busy to feel nervous, and it's great to be able to work with the coalition forces." Source: Comments by Flight Lieutenants Chris Jenkins, as RAF Tornado pilots newly arrived to Afghanistan have already seen action over Helmand Province, providing support to coalition ground operations.

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