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August 30, 2010

Flight Instructor Struck, Killed By Moving Prop

He Had Gotten Out Of His Airplane In The Run-Up Area

An experienced flight instructor was struck and killed by a moving propeller in the run-up area of runway 34 at Beverly Airport (KBVY) in Beverly, Massachusetts last last week.

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Witness To Denali National Park Accident Said Engines 'Were Really Working'

NTSB Releases Preliminary Report August 1st Accident

Clues to the cause of an accident August 1st in Denali National Park in Alaska are not readily apparent, based on the NTSB's preliminary report. One witness did tell the NTSB that the engines of the Fairchild FA-C123K were "really working" as the airplane passed overhead at between 300 and 500 feet.

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Boeing Makes A Change At The Top Of The 747-8 Program

Mohammad Yahyavi Removed As Program Leader

Boeing said late last week that it has removed Mohammad "Mo" Yahyavi as the top executive of its delayed 747-8 program. The announcement came just one day following Boeing's announcement that the first delivery of the 787 would be pushed into at least February of 2011.

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Southwest To Benefit From United/Continental Merger

Southwest, Continental Airlines Enter Into Slot Lease At Newark Liberty International Airport (KEWR)

Southwest Airlines and Continental Airlines confirmed late last week that they entered into a lease providing Southwest Airlines access to 36 Newark Liberty International Airport (KEWR) slots which are currently held by Continental.

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Putin Says New Cosmodrome Will Open As Early As 2015

Manned Flights From The New Launch Complex Could Come In 2018

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin says the new Cosmodrome under construction in the far eastern Amur region of Russia could be launching humans into space as early as 2018.

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Passenger Dies En Route To Milwaukee

New York Resident Suffered An Apparent Heart Attack On AirTran Flight From Las Vegas

A passenger flying from Las Vegas to Milwaukee on an AirTran flight passed away due to an apparent heart attack during the flight, which caused the plane to divert to Denver International Airport.

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Farmer Says Low-Flying Military Jets Scared Chickens To Death

Claims To Have Lost 5,000 Birds After A Low-Altitude Pass

When a flight of two French military jets made a low pass near a chicken farm in Brittany, the owner of the farm claims the noise scared about 5,000 of his birds literally to death.

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AOPA Expresses Outrage Over King Incident... But Misses Important Point

The Personal Affront Is One Thing... But What About The Hazard To Fliers Everywhere?

News/Analysis by ANN Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell ANN has received a breathless missive, this morning, from AOPA with a statement from AOPA Boss Craig Fuller expressing outrage about the story that ANN broke yesterday afternoon in which John King outlined his (and Martha's) errant detention, at gunpoint, by the Santa Barbara Police department after they landed at KSBA on Saturday.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 08.30.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.30.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.30.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Reducing Flight School Drop-Outs - 08.30.10 (ANN Special Report, with CFI Bob Miller)

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Lakota Flies First MEDEVAC Mission In Germany

DC Guard Unit First To Deploy With MEDEVAC-Equipped UH-72

The 121st Medical Company (Air Ambulance) of the District of Columbia National Guard recently became the first unit to perform a medical evacuation mission using the UH-72 Lakota helicopter in Hohenfels, Germany on August 10th

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Aero-TV: 'Tico Belle' C-47 -- The Grand Ol' Gal Lives On

Legendary Bird Keeps Flying After Being A Part of 65 Years of Aviation History

Every historic aircraft has a story to tell... and the 'Tico Belle" has seen 65 years of aviation history, which means that it has a LOT of stories in its background.... if only this airplane could talk. From the Normandy invasion to Cherbourg, to Arnhem, to Bastogne, to the Berlin Airlift and much more, this aircraft was there -- over 65 years ago. Today the "Tico Belle" is a flying extension of the Valiant Air Command museum with an important mission to educate the public about military history and what it meant to not only serve in World War II, but to have been present when so many sacrificed so much in the service of this Country. 

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.30.10

It's now official - The Dreamliner will not be delivered this year.
Boeing's parts facility in China could double employment.
And it pays to be shovel-ready!

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.30.10

It's now official - The Dreamliner will not be delivered this year.
Boeing's parts facility in China could double employment.
And it pays to be shovel-ready!


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ANN Special Feature: Reducing Flight School Drop-Outs - 08.30.10

ANN's Paul Plack talks with CFI Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves about the importance of long-term goals in keeping students from dropping out of primary flight training.

FMI:

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Tic, Toc.... Cessna Notifies Skycatcher Owners Of Additional Delivery Delays

Great Little Airplane Seems To Be Fighting Its Way S-l-o-w-l-y To Market

A letter from Cessna's Roger Whyte has begun circulating in which the Cessna Sr. VP of Sales and Marketing admits to additional delays in the much-delayed and long-awaited Cessna Skycatcher LSA program.Whyte notes that, "Currently, eight Skycatchers have been delivered to their owners and are out flying today and activity at the reassembly plant in Wichita is increasing (photo enclosed). At EAA's AirVenture in late July, crowds enthusiastically responded to the Skycatchers that Cessna and EAA each had on display and our sales team was actively conducting demonstrations in the aircraft...

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Yet Another Security Foul-Up: John and Martha King Held At Gunpoint--By Mistake

Yet ANOTHER Threat To GA Freedoms??

Folks; I don't have to tell you that the plight of aviation is not a healthy one right now -- this industry is dying the death of a thousand cuts... and here's stunning evidence that we're all in serious trouble. Two of aviation's best known figures, and experts in virtually segments of sport, general and business aviation were held and detained at gunpoint just 24 hours ago... by the Santa Barbara Police Department -- and based on what was eventually/admittedly false info.

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Aero-TV: 'Tico Belle' C-47 -- The Grand Ol' Gal Lives On

Legendary Bird Keeps Flying After Being A Part of 65 Years of Aviation History

Every historic aircraft has a story to tell... and the 'Tico Belle" has seen 65 years of aviation history, which means that it has a LOT of stories in its background.... if only this airplane could talk. From the Normandy invasion to Cherbourg, to Arnhem, to Bastogne, to the Berlin Airlift and much more, this aircraft was there -- over 65 years ago.

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GE Aviation Plans New Plant In Alabama

Move Would Appear To Express Company Confidence In F136 Engine Program

The state of Alabama has landed a commitment from Ohio-based GE to build a military engines coating plant somewhere in the state, though the list of prospective sites has not been revealed.

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Klyde Morris (08.30.10)

Klyde Bemoans The Downfall Of NASA.... Still

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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EAA Earns 15-Year Accreditation From American Association of Museums

AirVenture Museum Now Considered To Be Among The Nation's Top Museums

The EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh, WI, has again earned accreditation from the American Association of Museums, recognizing its commitment to excellence and high professional standards.

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NASA Announces High School Competition For Future Engineers

Teams To Design Software For SPHERES Satellites

NASA is challenging high school teams to design software to program small satellites aboard the International Space Station. The competition centers on the Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites, or SPHERES.

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'Avatar' Director And NASA Focus On Earth Science Exploration

PSA Campaign Features James Cameron

"Avatar" director James Cameron is featured in a series of new NASA public service announcements that describe the many contributions of the agency's Earth science program to environmental awareness and exploration of our home planet.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.30.10): Execute Missed Approach

Execute Missed Approach Instructions issued to a pilot making an instrument approach which means continue inbound to the missed approach point and execute the missed approach procedure as described on the Instrument Approach Procedure Chart or as previously assigned by ATC. The pilot may climb immediately to the altitude specified in the missed approach procedure upon making a missed approach. No turns should be initiated prior to reaching the missed approach point. When conducting an ASR or PAR approach, execute the assigned missed approach procedure immediately upon receiving instructions to "execute missed approach."

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.30.10)

Aero-Linx: FAA Fact Sheet – Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and serve diverse purposes. They may have a wingspan as large as a Boeing 737 or smaller than a radio-controlled model airplane. A pilot on the ground is always in charge of UAS operations. Until recently, UASs mainly supported military and security operations, but that is rapidly changing...

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (08.30.10)

"They do not know how to check with the FAA, even though it would have taken only a minute on the FAA website. Plus, they don't know one aircraft from another. But they did not allow this to slow them down on this "opportunity" and they plunged ahead, not knowing what they were doing. As a result, they failed to exercise the standard of care that should be required before you put citizens at gunpoint. After all, we expect the press to confirm outside information they receive every time before they go to print. Shouldn't police departments be held to at least the same standard before they put citizens at gunpoint?" Source: King Schools' John King, describing some of this thoughts after a government security mistake, an easily avoidable one w

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