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January 28, 2010

NORAD To Practice In Advance Of The Super Bowl In Miami

Exercise To Get Underway At Midnight Thursday

Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command Region fighters will be busy well before Super Bowl Sunday preparing to protect the skies around Sun Life Stadium in Miami for game day.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.28.10

The FAA releases a "call to action" on airline safety issues.
A famous pilot makes a relief flight to Haiti.
And American Airlines breaks some bad news to its pilots.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 01.28.10

The FAA releases a "call to action" on airline safety issues.
A famous pilot makes a relief flight to Haiti.
And American Airlines breaks some bad news to its pilots.


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ANN Special Feature: DOT's New Rules on Airline Tarmac Strandings - 01.28.10

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Kate Hanni of FlyersRights.org about the US Department of Transportation's new requirements for airlines involved in tarmac strandings, and what passengers need to know

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Final: ANN's TOP Heartbreaker of 2009--The TSA

Aero-Heartbreaker #1: The TSA

Our Greatest 'Heartbreaker' In Aviation 2009 describes not a person, but an agency. The Transportation Security Administration.

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U.S., EU Issue Joint Declaration On Aviation Security

December 25th Incident Shows The Responsibility For Preventing Terrorism Should Be Shared

The Ministers of the Member States of the European Union, together with the Vice President of the European Commission and the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America, meeting informally last week in Toledo, (Spain), discussed current terrorists threats

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Fort Worth High School Student, Flight Instructor Killed In Crash

Both Were Involved In High School Aviation Program

A weekend accident in Ellis County, Texas has claimed the lives of a Dunbar high school student pilot and his instructor. The plane went down while conducting training maneuvers outside Waxahachie. The flight originated at Dallas Executive Airport, where the program is based.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 01.28.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 01.28.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.28.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: DOT's New Rules on Airline Tarmac Strandings - 01.28.10 (ANN Special Report, with Flyer's Rights' Kate Hanni)

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JPL Makes Airborne Maps Of Hispaniola Fault Lines

Modified Gulfstream GIII To Undertake Mapping Mission

In response to the disaster in Haiti on Jan. 12, NASA has added a series of science overflights of earthquake faults in Haiti and the Dominican Republic on the island of Hispaniola to a previously scheduled three-week airborne radar campaign to Central America.

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Alternate Space Capsule Concept Passes Tests

Composite Construction Under Consideration For Human Spaceflight

A NASA team looking into design concepts for future space capsules has successfully demonstrated that an all-composite structure is a feasible alternative to traditional metal capsules for carrying astronauts into space and returning them safely to Earth, the agency announced Monday.

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Continental, American Eagle Assist In Haiti Relief Efforts

Commercial Airlines Have Strong Ties In The Caribbean

On January 17, 2010, Continental pilots Capt. Luis Salazar, Capt. David Lyons, and F/O Ian Dutton flew a relief mission to Haiti. American Eagle, began delivering aid into Haiti one day after the 7.0-magnitude earthquake devastated the impoverished island nation.

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Everything You Wanted To Know About WAAS/LPV But Were Afraid To Ask

Duncan Aviation Answers Questions With New Whitepaper

Duncan Aviation recently released a white paper that addresses common questions and misperception about Wide Area Augmentation Systems (WAAS) Localizer Performance with Vertical Guidance (LPV) upgrades.

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President Obama's Budget Would Shift NASA Focus To Earth

Constellation Program, Ares Rockets, All Pushed To The Side

President Obama's budget, which will be revealed Monday, reportedly contains no money for a return to the moon.

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Biz-Av Plans A Strong Presence At AERO Friedrichshafen

Organizers Say It Indicates A "Light At The End Of The Tunnel"

Having put a difficult 2009 behind them, manufacturers representing a broad cross section of the business airplane market plan to have a presence at the AERO tradeshow, being held April 8 to 11 at the exhibition center in Friedrichshafen.

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Holland Sheltair Appoints New President, COO, Other Positions

Company Manages FBO's In Florida, Georgia, New York

The aviation real estate and FBO management firm Holland Sheltair announced a series of promotions and new responsibilities Tuesday.

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L-3 Donates Aircraft, Pilot Time To Haiti Relief Effort

Company King Air Can Carry Up To 1,300 Pounds Of Supplies

L-3 Avionics Systems’ chief pilot, Todd Scholten, and Mark Linsley, aftermarket business development representative and pilot, left Tuesday afternoon to deliver desperately needed medical supplies for the Haiti earthquake relief effort.

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Aero-TV: The Dornier CD2 Seastar – Classic Design Meets Modern Innovation

One Hundred Years of Tradition Reborn in the Seastar CD-2

After being introduced to aviation by Count Zeppelin, Claudius Dornier founded his first company, Dornier Metallbauten, in 1914.  Over the years, the company remained an integral part of the emerging aviation industry, producing more than 100 designs for both the civil and military markets.  Through the process, Dornier accomplished numerous technological advancements including the first fully metal aircraft.  Building on the family's aviation legacy, Claudius Dornier Jr. turned his focus to the design, production, and operation of flying boats.  After years of development, Dornier received the first type certificate for an all-composite commercial aircraft.

Aero-TV: Flight Tip of the Week – Randy Babbitt, A Mental Checkride

FAA Administrator Emphasizes Continued Focus on Pilot Professionalism

At the 2009 National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) convention, Randy Babbitt took to the stage once again to promote safety and professionalism in aviation.  With nearly 70,000 operations throughout the U.S. each day, and over 753 million people transported each year, Babbitt continues to place safety in the aviation workplace as his number one FAA Administrator priority. 

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Aero-TV: The Dornier CD2 Seastar – Classic Design Meets Modern Innovation

One Hundred Years of Tradition Reborn in the Seastar CD-2

After being introduced to aviation by Count Zeppelin, Claudius Dornier founded his first company in 1914, Dornier Metallbauten.  Over the years, the company remained an integral part of the emerging aviation industry producing more than 100 designs for both the civil and military markets. 

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Aero-TV: Flight Tip of the Week – Randy Babbitt, A Mental Checkride

FAA Administrator Emphasizes Continued Focus on Pilot Professionalism

At the 2009 National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) convention, Randy Babbitt took to the stage to once again promote safety and professionalism in aviation. With nearly 70,000 operations throughout the U.S. each day, and over 753 million people transported each year, Babbitt continues to place safety in the aviation workplace as his number one priority as FAA Administrator.  

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TFR's In Place For Pro Bowl, Super Bowl

Both Games Taking Place At  Dolphin Stadium In Miami

The FAA has posted TFR's for the next two weekends over Dolphin Stadium in Miami for the Pro Bowl on January 31st, and the Super Bowl on February 7th.

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On The LSA Front: Good News For Large Pilots

Real LSAs For Real-Sized People

There are several reasons why you might want to fly the exciting new aircraft that the LSA category is spawning. Perhaps you want to learn to fly for half the money in half the time. Or you already have a Private Pilot’s license and you want to fly cheaper. Or perhaps you can no longer pass a Class 3 medical. Whatever the reason, it’s time to check out all those new aircraft.

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NASA Gives 'Go' For Final Space Shuttle Night Launch

13 Day Mission Is First Of The Final Five

Space shuttle Endeavour is set to begin a 13-day flight to the International Space Station with a February 7 launch from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Liftoff is planned for 0439 EST, making this the final scheduled space shuttle night launch.

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Rivals Boeing And Airbus Join Forces Against ... Bombardier

Big Two Opposed To "Favorable" Financing For Regional Jets

With the spectre of Bombardier CSeries jets eating into their market share, Airbus and Boeing are working together to oppose the Canadian government's proposal to finance the CSeries under rules that currently exist for smaller aircraft.

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Dayton, Ohio Air Traffic Controllers Critical Of Planned Moved

FAA Moving Some Functions To Columbus

All Air Traffic Controllers in Dayton, Ohio know is that the FAA plans to move some of their operations to Columbus "sometime this summer," but NATCA says the agency has not yet specified which functions or how many jobs will be moved across the state, or what their jobs will be when they get there.

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German Man Attempts To Smuggle 44 Lizards ... In His Pants

Will Spend Some Time In A New Zealand Jail For His Trouble

Airport security officials at Christchurch International Airport in New Zealand didn't need a full body scanner to detect something was wrong with a German passenger attempting to board an international flight. The man had 44 small lizards sewn into a package hidden in his underwear.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (01.28.10)

"UAVSAR will allow us to image deformations of Earth's surface and other changes associated with post-Haiti earthquake geologic processes." Source: JPL's Paul Lundgren.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.28.10): Resume Own Navigation

Used by ATC to advise a pilot to resume his/her own navigational responsibility. It is issued after completion of a radar vector or when radar contact is lost while the aircraft is being radar vectored.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.28.10)

Team America Rocketry Challenge

The Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) is the world's largest rocket contest, sponsored by the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) and the National Association of Rocketry (NAR).

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