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September 17, 2009

Frank DiBello Selected As Space Florida President

Lt. Governor Jeff Kottkamp, Selection Committee, Space Florida Board Unanimous In Decision

During a one-topic Board of Director's teleconference Thursday, Florida Lt. Governor Jeff Kottkamp and the Space Florida Board of Directors unanimously voted to name Frank DiBello as the permanent President and CEO of Space Florida, the state's agency for aerospace economic development.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.17.09

Hawker and Lockheed team up to pursue an Air Force contract.
It took five years, but Amerijet pilots have a contract.
And a House bill for FAA funding has terms which have angered Eur

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.17.09

Hawker and Lockheed team up to pursue an Air Force contract.
It took five years, but Amerijet pilots have a contract.
And a House bill for FAA funding has terms which have angered Eur

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ANN Special Feature: Jessica Cox, Larry Neal - 09.17.09

Today...two interesting people we saw at Oshkosh. Jessica Cox was born without arms, and went on to earn her Sport Pilot certificate with the help of Able Flight. Larry Neal talked with us about th

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Air Traffic Organization Chief Testifies In New York Mid-Air Probe

Chief Operation Officer Henry Krakowski Outlines New Procedures For Congressional Panel

FAA Air Traffic Organization Chief Operation Officer Henry Krakowski told the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Aviation, that the FAA has already implemented some changes in the Hudson River corridor following last months' fatal mid-air collision, and that the process for rulemakeing is being expedited.

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Lawmakers Critical Of Augustine Panel Recommendations

Committee Chair Says Alternatives "Look Like Cartoons"

At a hearing before the House Science and Technology Committee Tuesday, Human Space Flight Commission Chair Norman Augustine found himself defending the committees' recommendations to scrap a planned return to the moon given NASA's budget constraints.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 09.17.09

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.17.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.17.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Jessica Cox, Larry Neal - 09.17.09 (ANN Special Report, with Jessica Cox, Larry Neal)

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Aero Club Of Southern California Recognizes Legendary Pilot

Bob Hoover To Receive 2009 Howard Hughes Memorial Award

Robert A. “Bob” Hoover, World War II fighter hero, postwar U. S. Air Force and civilian test pilot, and for many years a popular air show star, has been chosen by the Aero Club of Southern California to be the 31st recipient of its Howard Hughes Memorial Award.

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Boeing's 1st C-130 AMP Trainer For USAF Declared 'Ready For Use'

Simulator Developed In Concert With AMP Aircraft

Boeing has completed delivery of the U.S. Air Force's first simulator for the C-130 Avionics Modernization Program (AMP) to Little Rock Air Force Base. The Weapon System Trainer (WST) passed government acceptance testing and was declared "ready for use" on July 20.

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Orbital Awarded New Minotaur V Mission By USAF and NASA

Rocket To Launch NASAs Lunar Spacecraft From Wallops Island, Virginia

Orbital Sciences Corporation announced Tuesday that the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) recently ordered the first Minotaur V launch vehicle under the company's Orbital/Suborbital Program-2 (OSP-2) contract.

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Cessna Citation Mustang Achieves Russian Certification

60th Country To Certify The Aircraft

Cessna has received Russian type certification for the Citation Mustang from Russia’s MAK (Interstate Aviation Committee, Aviation Register). The Citation Mustang is now certified in 60 countries. Cessna has delivered more than 200 Mustangs from the company’s Independence, Kansas, facility since April 2007.

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Angel Flight Toddler Loses Medical Battle

Angel Flight West Made It Possible For Mother, Daughter To Be Together

Aissa Taylor was born with a very serious medical condition that kept her in and out of hospitals for her three short years. The trip between Clovis, California and Palo Alto was a burden on Aissa's mother, Akilah until Angel Flight West came along.

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Student Pilot Walks Away From Crash During Cross-Country Flight

University Of North Dakota Student Went Down On Departure From Minnesota Airport

A University of North Dakota student who is also an Air China employee sustained minor injuries Saturday when the Cessna 172 he was piloting on a routine cross country flight went down shortly after takeoff from Park Rapids Municipal Airport in Minnesota.

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BBA Aviation ERO Changes Role For Lafayette, Louisiana Facility

Repair Shop Will Shift To A Support and Logistics Center

BBA Aviation Engine Repair and Overhaul (ERO) is transforming its Lafayette, Louisiana component repair operation into a support and logistics center. The component repair work currently being done at the facility will be moved to the Dallas Airmotive Heritage Park facility in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area.

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Detroit Home Hit By Ice Likely Falling From An Airplane

FAA Is Investigating The Incident Which Left A Hole In The Roof

Gerald Young says his house near Detroit was hit by ice falling from an airplane flying overhead Sunday, leaving what was described as a gaping hole in his roof.

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Aero-TV:  Battle of American Muscle - Fagen’s Ethanol MX2 vs. OCC Chopper Pt. 2

AirVenture Attendees Experience the “Mean” of “Green”

On July 31st, EAA AirVenture hosted a unique battle, the likes of which had never been seen by Oshkosh visitors.  On Wittman Runway 18/36, Fagen, Inc. raced its ethanol-powered Orange County Chopper against air show extraordinaire Greg Poe, piloting his Ethanol-Powered Fagen MX-2.  Paul Teutul, Sr., the star of Discovery Channel’s “American Chopper,” drove the ethanol-powered motorcycle in a race to the finish line; it was Poe, however, that came away victorious.  

Aero-TV:  Flight Tip of the Week - Jeff Paulson Explains Fabric Covering

Evergreen Aviation Restoration Services Explains Aircraft Fabric Covering

After months, even years, of arduous construction and restoration, it can be a daunting prospect to finalize an aircrafts build; after all, no matter how flawless the craftsmanship underneath, the outside finish often distinguishes an aircraft.  Fabric covering, therefore, represents at least one of the more demanding and challenging aspects to completing a high-quality aircraft restoration.  Recently, Aero-TV spoke with Jeff Paulson, co-owner of Evergreen Aviation Services and Restorations, to get his expertise on the art of fabric covering.

Aero-TV: Flight Tip of the Week - Jeff Paulson Explains Fabric Covering

Evergreen Aviation Restoration Services Explains Aircraft Fabric Covering

After months, even years, of arduous construction and restoration, it can be a daunting prospect to finalize an aircrafts build; after all, no matter how flawless the craftsmanship underneath, the outside finish often distinguishes an aircraft. 

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Aero-TV: Battle of American Muscle - Fagen’s Ethanol MX2 v OCC Chopper (Part 2)

AirVenture Attendees Experience the “Mean” of “Green”

On July 31st, EAA AirVenture hosted a unique battle, the likes of which had never been seen by Oshkosh visitors.  On Wittman Runway 18/36, Fagen, Inc. raced its ethanol-powered Orange County Chopper against air show extraordinaire Greg Poe, piloting his Ethanol-Powered Fagen MX-2. 

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NTSB Chair Hersman Testifies Before House Panel

ATC Is Again Becoming A Focus Of The Investigation

NTSB Chair Debora Hersman told the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Aviation Subcommittee that the pilot of a Piper  PA-32 which collided with a sightseeing helicopter over the Hudson River had incorrectly read back a radio frequency, and was not corrected by air traffic controllers at Teterboro (TEB).

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The X-15, The Pilot, And The Space Shuttle

First Powered X-15 Flight Was Fifty Years Ago September 17th Fifty years ago in 1959, test pilot Scott Crossfield threw the switch to ignite the twin XLR-11 engines of his North American Aviation X-15 rocket plane and begin the storied test program's first powered flight. It was a real kick in the pants.

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FAA Issues Crew Fatigue SAFO

Safety Alert Focuses On Short-Haul Operators

The FAA has issues a 'Safety Alert For Operators'(SAFO) in light of frequent reports of crew fatigue, particularly among short-haul pilots and crew. The SAFO indicates short-haul pilots commonly identify sleep deprivation and high workload as the main factors contributing to their fatigue.

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TSA Issues Rule To Achieve 9/11 Act Air Cargo Screening Mandate

System Has Been In Operation As A Pilot Program Since February

The TSA announced an Interim Final Rule (IFR) implementing the Certified Cargo Screening Program (CCSP) on Tuesday. TSA will use the system to fulfill the air cargo security requirements of the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007.

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NTSB Releases Preliminary Report In New Jersey Mall Parking Lot Landing

Aircraft Was Leaking Oil, Which May Have Contributed To Engine Failure

The NTSB has released its preliminary report for an incident in which a Cessna 172RG made an emergency landing on the access road to a shopping mall parking lot in New Jersey. Both the student and instructor pilots were able to walk away from the aircraft.

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Russian Flight Training Program Orders 12 Cessna Skyhawks

Yes, Even The Russians Like The Venerable 172

Cessna has announced an agreement with Saint-Petersburg State University of Civil Aviation for 12 new Cessna 172S Skyhawks to be used for flight training. The announcement came Wednesday at the Jet Expo business aviation exhibit.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (09.17.09)

“At this point, my focus is on the future and finding the best path forward. NASA has been working for more than four years on the Constellation program, a development program in support of which Congress has invested billions of dollars over that same period.  Source: Representative Bart Gordon (D-TN).

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.17.09): Intersection Departure

A departure from any runway intersection except the end of the runway.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.17.09)

Aero-Linx: House Science And Technology Committee Before you tell us this is a bit of a stretch, this is one of the principal congressional committees that will determine the course and scope of manned space flight for the coming years, and perhaps decades.

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