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August 17, 2010

FAA Launches Investigation Into MidAir Between Biplane and Giant RC Aircraft

RC Model Is Toast, But Biplane Takes Significant Damage and Flies Away

ANN is looking into the details surrounding a truly bizarre incident that took place on August 14th during a small public event at the Brighton (CO) Van Aire Airpark (CO12) in which a full-scale biplane collided with a giant scale radio-controlled aircraft 'hovering" over the active runway.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 08.17.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.17.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.17.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Sikorsky Innovations - 08.17.10 (ANN Special Report, with Chris Van Buiten, Director of Sikorski Innovations)

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Florida's Newest Space Museum Now Open Near Cape Canaveral

The U.S. Air Force Space And Missile History Center Is Open To Walk-In Visitors

The most recent addition to the central Florida coast's spaceflight heritage opened to the public late last week at just outside the south gate of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

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NTSB To Hold Code-Sharing Symposium

Will Discuss Role Such Arrangements Play In Airline Safety

The National Transportation Safety Board will hold a two-day symposium on the role that airline code-sharing arrangements play in aviation safety. The event, chaired by NTSB Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman, will be held on October 26-27 in Washington, DC.

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More Construction On The Way For Hartsfield Jackson International Airport

FAA Announces $9.2 million In Recovery Act Projects For Atlanta

The FAA says more than $9 million in upgrades funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) will make flights at Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport safer, more efficient and more reliable.

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European And Asian Air Force Bases May Be Closed

Pentagon And Congress Mull Fate Of Overseas Installations

Congress and the Pentagon are reportedly considering the number of USAF bases it operates in Europe and Asia, and its not with an eye towards expanding the U.S. presence overseas.

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Gone West: NASA Satellite Pioneer John New

Developer Of Many Early Satellite Testing Methods And Facilities

Another of the pioneers of the United State's early space program has passed away. John New, who had been an engineer at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center during the early days of satellite development died July 28th at the age of 89.

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Members Honored During SAFE's Annual Dinner-Meeting

Founders Award Went To Brian Robbins Of Columbus, NJ

During its recent annual membership dinner-meeting held in Oshkosh, WI, the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) presented several awards to its members.

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75th Anniversary Of Will Rogers- Wiley Post Crash Marked With Fly-Over

Both Were Lost In An Alaska Plane Crash In 1935

Three states held a commemorative moment marking the 75th anniversary of the crash that took the lives of Will Rogers and Wiley Post on August 15th 1935. In Oklahoma, the event took place at the Will Rogers birthplace ranch near Claremore, where was marked with a fly-over.

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L-3 Link Simulation & Training Awarded Contract Modification To Build UH-60M Sim

Full-Motion Sims Will Train Army Helo Pilots

L-3 Link Simulation & Training (L-3 Link) has been awarded a contract modification from Computer Sciences Corporation to provide three UH-60M Operational Flight Trainers (OFTs) in support of training services for the U.S. Army's Flight School XXI program.

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NASA Announces Commercial Crew Initiative Forum

Agency Will Present Responses To Program RFI

NASA is hosting a forum to present an overview of common themes captured from industry responses to NASA's Commercial Crew Initiative Request For Information (RFI). The forum is scheduled for 0900 to 1130 on Thursday, Aug. 19 at NASA Headquarters, 300 E St. SW, Washington.

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Idaho RC Airplane Group Faces Move

Manufacturer May Be Building On RC Club's Airstrip

The 36 members of the Eastern Idaho Aeromodelers, who have been leasing a patch of ground at Pocatello Regional Airport for $261 per year for their flying club, have been informed by the airport manager that a manufacturer is eyeing the site, and that they may have to move.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.17.10

A 737 is down in the Caribbean.
NTSB is out with a prelim on the Roush crash at Oshkosh.
And the new-tech ELT didn't do its job in the Ted Stevens accident.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.17.10

A 737 is down in the Caribbean.
NTSB is out with a prelim on the Roush crash at Oshkosh.
And the new-tech ELT didn't do its job in the Ted Stevens accident.


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ANN Special Feature: Sikorsky Innovations - 08.17.10

ANN's Jim Campbell talks with Chris Van Buiten, Director of Sikorski Innovations, about the X2 technology Demonstrator, the Firefly electric helicopter, and other novel technologies being developed

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Aero-TV: US Airways' Jeff Skiles -- Making History and Looking To The Future

Skiles Reflects On His Ring-Side Seat To An Historic Event

Jeff Skiles, First Officer of US Airways Flight 1549, "The Miracle on the Hudson," was the guest speaker for the AEA Annual Awards Luncheon on Friday, April 9th, during the Aircraft Electronics Association's 53rd annual International Convention & Trade Show, from April 7-10, in Orlando, FL -- he was also our guest for an intriguing interview shortly before that speech. 

Aero-TV: US Airways' Jeff Skiles -- Making History and Looking To The Future

Skiles Reflects On His Ring-Side Seat To An Historic Event

Jeff Skiles, First Officer of US Airways Flight 1549, "The Miracle on the Hudson," was the guest speaker for the AEA Annual Awards Luncheon on Friday, April 9th, during the Aircraft Electronics Association's 53rd annual International Convention & Trade Show, from April 7-10, in Orlando, FL -- he was also our guest for an intriguing interview shortly before that speech. 

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Preliminary Information Released In Michigan Medical Flight Accident

Cessna 206 Ditched In Lake Michigan, Four People Were Fatally Injured

The pilot of a medical flight on its way to Rochester, MN was the only survivor when he was forced to ditch the Cessna 206 he was flying in Lake Michigan following an apparent engine failure.

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HAI Welcomes New Director Of Safety Stan Rose

Former Army Pilot Brings 40 Years Of Helicopter Experience To The Post

HAI announced Friday that Stan Rose has been tapped as the organization's Director of Safety. Having been involved in the helicopter industry for more than 40 years, Rose brings a wealth of experience to the role.

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Southwest Reportedly Considering Fleet Of Bigger Boeings

The Airline Is Considering The Purchase Of 737-800's.

Is Southwest looking at a fleet of larger Boeing 737 aircraft? They are, according to statements released by both the airline and Thom McDaniel, a Southwest flight attendant and president of the Transport Workers Union.

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CAF's B-24 Ol' 927 Joins Aaron Tippin For Red, White & Loud In Denver

FIFI Will Not Be Ready To Fly, CAF Says

The Commemorative Air Force's (CAF) Consolidated B-24A Liberator Ol' 927 will be joining country music star and CAF Spokesman Aaron Tippin, for the first stop of the CAF's Red, White & Loud Tour at the Colorado Sport International Air Show and Rocky Mountain Fly-In August 28-29.

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Busy Weekend For Key West Coast Guard

Two Aircraft Down In The Florida Keys, Both Pilots Survive

The 7th District of the U.S. Coast Guard responded to two airplanes down in the Florda Keys in separate incidents this weekend. Fortunately, both pilots survived their accidents, though one was transported to a Miami hospital.

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Navy IG Being Investigated For Handling Of Anti-Gay Harassment Case

Charges Of Harassment May Have Been Improperly Dismissed

An investigation has been opened into allegations that the inspector general of the Naval Air Force Atlantic Fleet mishandled, and eventually improperly dismissed, complaints that an ensign had been subjected to months of anti-gay harassment and sexual discrimination.

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Gun Checked On Continental Flight Goes Missing

Firearm Was Properly Checked, But Did Not Arrive At Destination

A .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol checked on a Continental flight from Denver to Houston July 26th was missing when its owner arrived at his destination, and the gun hasn't been seen since.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (08.17.10)

"Although we were excited about FIFI returning to flight, we are equally excited about the B-24 kicking off the Red, White & Loud Tour." Source: CAF President and CEO, Stephan Brown.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.17.10): Blocked

Phraseology used to indicate that a radio transmission has been distorted or interrupted due to multiple simultaneous radio transmissions.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.17.10)

Evergreen Aviation And Space Museum

The Spruce Goose, officially designated HK-1 for Hughes Kaiser design number one, spends her days as the star attraction at the Evergreen Aviation Museum in McMinnville, OR.

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