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May 31, 2011

Scott A. Ernest Named President And CEO Of Cessna

Joins Company After 29 Years At GE

Scott A. Ernest has been named president and chief executive officer of Cessna Aircraft Company, Textron's general aviation business, the company announced Tuesday.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 05.31.11

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.31.11 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program)

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Navy Names Next Aircraft Carrier USS John F. Kennedy

CV 67, Decommissioned In 2007, Carried That Name For Nearly 40 Years

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced Sunday the next Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier will be named the USS John F. Kennedy.

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NASA-Funded Scientists Make Lunar Watershed Discovery

Concentrations Of Moon Water Up To 100 Times More Than Previously Thought

A team of NASA-funded researchers has measured for the first time water from the moon in the form of tiny globules of molten rock, which have turned to glass-like material trapped within crystals.

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Personal Rotorcraft Fly-In Welcomes All Aircraft

Gyroplanes, Helicopters, Powered Parachutes, Sport And GA Aircraft Heading For Mentone, IN

It's been called "The world's greatest rotaorcraft event." Gyroplanes, helicopters and autogyros, including other sport and GA aircraft, will gather at the Mentone Airport (C-92), Mentone, Indiana, August 2 through 6.

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JetCorp Receives Challenger 300 WiFi STC

Certificate Allows Installation Of Aircell Gogo Biz Inflight Internet Service

An STC has been granted to JetCorp Technical Services for the Aircell Cabin Telecommunications Router (CTR) aboard a Bombardier Challenger 300 business jet.

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St Paul, MN Aviation Inspiration Day Welcomes 250

Girls With Wings Hopes To Expand The Event To Other Cities

The first annual Girls With Wings Aviation Inspiration Day drew over 250 people to Flemming Field in South St. Paul, MN, Saturday.

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MedEvac Foundation Congratulates 2011 MTLI Scholarship Winner

Christopher Hall Awarded Two-Year Scholarship

MedEvac Foundation International has awarded its 3rd annual Medical Transport Leadership Institute Scholarship to Mr. Christopher Hall, BS, FP-C, NREMT-P of PHI Air Medical Services.

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Gilruth Continuum Program Is Ready For Take-Off

Duluth Aviation Institute Develops Middle School STEM Program With Aviation Focus

In answer to our nation's call to improve student performance in STEM subjects, the Duluth Aviation Institute stepped forward to make sure Duluth students were not left behind.

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Astronaut Training Helps Educators Improve Teaching Skills

Scholarship Program To Help 250 Teachers Improve Teaching Techniques For Science And Math

Teachers from 27 countries and 47 states have been awarded scholarships in Honeywell's "Educators @ Space Academy" program.  In all, 250 teachers will attend the program at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama from June 15 to June 28, 2011.

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'You Can Afford To Be A Pilot' eBook Free To Young Eagles

Paperback Edition Also Available

Organizers of non-profit programs that promote the growth of General Aviation and Sport Aviation by giving free rides to non-pilots can request coupons that allow participants to download a full complete version of the highly rated eBook.

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JPL-Developed Clean Energy Technology Moves Forward

Methanol Fuel Cells Licensed To SFC Energy

A team of scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA, in partnership with the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, developed a Direct Methanol Fuel Cell technology for future Department of Defense and commercial applications.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.31.11

Wing-Walker, Amanda Franklin, loses her hard-fought battle for life...

The Commanding Officer of the Naval Flight Demonstration Squadron was relieved of command by Chief Of Naval Air Traini

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Aero-TV: Quiet Technology Aerospace -- Turning Big Jets Into Good Neighbors

Noise Is A Huge Enemy Of Aviation Progress... The Quieter Our Birds, The More Welcome They Become

At the 2010 NBAA Convention, we took the time to get some peace and quiet... by visiting some folks that are breathing new life into elder bizjets. The FAA awarded Quiet Technology Aerospace a Supplemental Type Certificate back in January of 2003, that authorizes the installation QTA’s Stage 3 Hush Kit on all Spey-powered Gulfstream aircraft. The QTA Hush Kit is unique in its design, integrating the aircraft’s existing thrust reverser system with advanced noise suppression, without affecting aircraft handling or range.

Aero-TV: Quiet Technology Aerospace -- Turning Big Jets Into Good Neighbors

Noise Is A Huge Enemy Of Aviation Progress... The Quieter Our Birds, The More Welcome They Become

At the 2010 NBAA Convention, we took the time to get some peace and quiet... by visiting some folks that are breathing new life into elder bizjets. The FAA awarded Quiet Technology Aerospace a Supplemental Type Certificate back in January of 2003, that authorizes the installation QTA’s Stage 3 Hush Kit on all Spey-powered Gulfstream aircraft. The QTA Hush Kit is unique in its design, integrating the aircraft’s existing thrust reverser system with advanced noise suppression, without affecting aircraft handling or range.

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First Major Domestic Airline Replaces Flight Manuals With iPads

Alaska Airlines Pilots Replace 25 Pounds Of Paper With 1.5 Pound Tablet

As part of an ongoing effort to use technology to enhance flight safety, improve efficiency and protect the environment, Alaska Airlines is issuing iPads to its pilots. The 1 1/2-pound iPads replace up to 25 pounds of paper flight manuals that pilots were required to carry when they fly.

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Zero-G Gets Safety Approval From FAA Office Of Commercial Space Transportation

Allows Company To Conduct Reduced Gravity Parabolic Flights For Commercial Crew Qualifications

Zero Gravity Corporation (Zero-G) has received a Safety Approval from theFAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation.

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K-State Flight Team Places Eighth At National Competition

Skills Such As Precision Flying, IFR Simulation, Navigation

Kansas State University's Flight Team placed eighth at the National Intercollegiate Flying Association's National Safety And Flight Evaluation Conference and competition, May 16-21, hosted by The Ohio State University, Dublin, Ohio.

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Training Reform Symposium Continues To Yield Positive Results

Syllabi, Checkride Checklists Now Free From Qref

As founding members and an early provider of member benefits of the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE), Qref recently announced its support for the goals of pilot training reform, and is now offering PDF versions of its syllabi and checkride checklists at no charge.

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Missouri CAP Wing Transports Needed Vaccines To Joplin

Medical Supplies Transported For Tornado Relief

As relief supplies continue to pour into Joplin, MO, in response to the devastating tornado that struck a week ago, a special delivery arrived courtesy of the Missouri Wing of Civil Air Patrol, the U.S. Air Force auxiliary.

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New Atlanta Airport? Study Says There's Nowhere To Put It

Study Finds "No Feasible Location" For Reliever Facility

A study sparked by a 2008 FAA report that indicates the Atlanta area is badly in need of a new reliever airport has found that there is basically no place to put such a facility.

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Northeast Florida Regional Airport Hosts Memorial Day Airshow

First Such Event For The Airport In Five Years

After a 5-year hiatus, the Northeast Florida Regional Airport in St. Augustine (KSJG) hosted an airshow this past weekend.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.31.11)

"I am honored to have the opportunity to name the next aircraft carrier after this great Sailor and inspirational leader, and to keep the rich tradition and history of USS John F. Kennedy sailing in the U.S. Fleet." Source: Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.31.11): Aerodynamic Ceiling

The point (altitude) at which, as the indicated airspeed decreases with altitude, it progressively merges with the low speed buffet boundary where pre-stall buffet occurs for the airplane at a load factor of 1.0 G

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.31.11)

Hyner View

Hyner View, located in scenic central Pennsylvania, has been home to foot-launched flying for both hang gliders and paragliders since 1975.

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