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May 02, 2013

'Draconian' Landing Fee Increase At Santa Monica Opposed By GA Industry

City Council Votes To Boost Fees By 250 Percent

After a meeting that lasted more than four hours on April 30, the Santa Monica City Council voted unanimously for a proposed 250-percent increase in landing fees at the city’s general aviation airport, Santa Monica Municipal Airport (KSMO). In public comments, NBAA argued the increase is unreasonable, and is considering administrative measures to halt the proposal, scheduled to become effective on Aug. 1.

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Auburn University Aviation Management Program Faces Uncertain Future

Program Is Reportedly 'Days Away' From Losing Accreditation

Auburn University's four-year aviation management program could lose its accreditation if the school does not hire additional accredited professors to bring down the student/faculty ratio, but the school has said it has no plans to hire more tenured professors for the program.

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Eight Receive Master Instructor Designation In April

Designation Recognized By The FAA For CFI Renewal

Eight flight instructors completed the Master Instructors course to receive the prestigious designation in the month of April. The title has been earned by fewer than 700 of the 91,000 CFIs currently active in the country. The last 17 National Flight Instructors of the Year were Master CFIs. In addition, the FAA has approved the accreditation as an alternate means for CFIs to renew their flight instructor certificates.

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Republic Airways Pilots Union Pulls Volunteers For Safety, Other Programs

Cites 'Management Misconduct' As Reason For The Move

The union representing pilots for three regional airlines owned by Indianapolis-based Republic Airways Holdings has pulled volunteers for safety and other critical programs due to what the union says is "management misconduct."

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NASA Probe Gets Close-Up Views Of Large Hurricane On Saturn

Features Are Similar To, But Much Larger Than, A Hurricane On Earth

The spinning vortex of Saturn's north polar storm resembles a deep red rose of giant proportions surrounded by green foliage in a false-color image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Measurements have sized the eye at a staggering 1,250 miles across with cloud speeds as fast as 330 miles per hour.

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King Schools Releases Free Online Non-Towered Operations Course

Refresher For Pilots Who May Face Loss Of The Tower At Their Local Airport

Even though Congress recently passed legislation that may help keep contract towers open, pilots may still face the closure of towers at familiar airports. Those pilots will now have some free help from King Schools. John and Martha King, Co-Chairmen of King Schools, announced Tuesday that they have released a free online non-towered airport operations course.

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Brazil Validates DFC90 Autopilot In Cessna 182

Autopilot Provides Envelope Protection, Full-Time Envelope Alerting, And Straight & Level Capability

Avidyne has received Agência Nacional De Aviação Civil –Brasil (ANAC) validation for the installation of their DFC90 Digital Autopilot in Cessna 182-series aircraft when interfaced with the Evolution Pro Primary Flight Display (PFD) from Aspen Avionics of Albuquerque.

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First Flight Of 'Robo Raven' Called 'Major Breakthrough' For Micro Air Vehicles

Robotic Bird's Independently Controllable Wings Makes More Realistic Flight Maneuvers Possible

University of Maryland Professors S. K. Gupta and Hugh Bruck and their students have developed and demonstrated a new robotic bird, "Robo Raven," whose wings flap completely independently of each other, and also can be programmed to perform any desired motion, enabling the bird to perform aerobatic maneuvers. This is the first time a robotic bird with these capabilities has been built and successfully flown.

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Metro Aviation Pilot Recognized For Safety

Commended For Quick Action Following A Bird Strike

At an annual training for 34 lead pilots conducted at the Metro Aviation's new training facility at its Shreveport, Louisiana headquarters last week, the company recognized Joseph "Woody" Woodard, Lead Pilot for the First Flight program in Melbourne, Florida.

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Teens Accused Of Vandalizing Plane In Spain

Aircraft At Madrid Airport Reportedly Suffered $39,000 In Damages

Two young men ages 16 and 19 are accused of causing $39,000 in damage to an airplane parked at Madrid Airport over the weekend.

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AD NUMBER: 2013-03-18

PRODUCT: Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH (Eurocopter) Model MBB-BK 117 C-2 helicopters.

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AD: The Boeing Company Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2013-08-16

PRODUCT: Certain Boeing 737-700 and -700C series airplanes.

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AD: Diamond Aircraft Industries Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2013-08-21

PRODUCT: Diamond Aircraft Industries Model DA 40 NG airplanes.

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The D1 Pocket Panel -- Dynon Avionics Portable EFIS

The Race To Save Lots Of Panel Space Appears To Have A Winner!

You had to see it to believe it. The Dynon D1 is a true artificial horizon with accurate pitch and roll, and can find the horizon even if turned on in flight. And it maintains the horizon during extended duration turns. The AHRS sensors also drive a turn rate indicator and slip/skid ball.  Included is an internal GPS receiver to display GPS ground speed, altitude, vertical speed, and ground track.

The D1 Pocket Panel -- Dynon Avionics Portable EFIS

The Race To Save Lots Of Panel Space Appears To Have A Winner!

You had to see it to believe it. The Dynon D1 is a true artificial horizon with accurate pitch and roll, and can find the horizon even if turned on in flight. And it maintains the horizon during extended duration turns. The AHRS sensors also drive a turn rate indicator and slip/skid ball.  Included is an internal GPS receiver to display GPS ground speed, altitude, vertical speed, and ground track.

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ANN Guest Editorial: A Call For Reform in AOPA Leadership

Making The Orgnization Respond To Its Membership... And Not Just The Whims Of A Few

AOPA is a voluntary membership organization. What is not so widely acknowledged by members and management is that it's now under the thumb of corporate-style management and corporate bylaws. This has reduced the effectiveness and vitality of the organization by creating a firewall between members and management: the latter should be engaging the former to discern which steps will meet members' needs. Instead, management is traipsing down on a self-serving, ideological sidetrack that has AOPA rapidly changing from a service organization to an organization selling services.

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USAFE Fighter Squadrons In Europe And Africa Affected By Sequestration

Nearly Half Of The Units Currently Grounded

Nearly half of the fighter squadrons in U.S. Air Forces in Europe - Air Forces Africa halted flying operations three weeks ago. The action was a result of the reduction of flying hours Air Force-wide -- one impact of the current sequestration-related budget challenges affecting the Defense Department. When factoring in ongoing and anticipated deployments, there is limited ability to respond to operational requirements across two combatant commands.

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AW169 Helicopter Final Assembly Line To Be Established In Philadelphia

First Aircraft Off The Line Slated For Delivery In 2015

A final assembly line for the new generation AW169 helicopter will be established at AgustaWestland's Philadelphia facility located at Northeast Philadelphia Airport. The first Philadelphia-built AW169 helicopter will be inducted into the final assembly in May 2014 and will be delivered to the first customer in early-2015. The new production line will ramp up to produce around 20 aircraft per year by 2017.

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SWAPA President Congratulates Foxx On Nomination

Richardson Says The Union Looks Forward To Working With Foxx On An Airline Industry Growth And Safety Plan

Captain Mark Richardson, President of the Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association, released a statement following the nomination of Anthony Foxx to lead the Department of Transportation supporting the choice.

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FA Strike Looms Closer At US Airways Express

No Flight Attendant Agreement Reached After Recent Negotiations

The reality of a strike at US Airways Express carrier Piedmont Airlines appears to be drawing closer after what was described by the flight attendants' union as "continued stonewalling" by management throughout contract negotiations.

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Online Petition Seeks To Reinstate Military Demonstration Team Performances

Effort Endorsed By ICAS

A 'We the People' online petition has been created in an effort to have the U.S. military restore funding for performances by its jet demonstration and other teams, such as the Golden Knights and Leap Frogs. The creators of the petition are seeking 100,000 electronic signatures in 30 days.

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Two Fatally Injured In CA Mid-Air Collision

Three Aboard One Of The Aircraft Involved Survive Golf Course Landing

Two airplanes were involved in a mid-air collision Monday which resulted in the fatal injury of two people on board one of the airplanes. The second aircraft made an emergency landing on a golf course, and the three people on board all survived.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.02.13)

"With these fighter squadrons stood down, we just do not have a deep bench to respond immediately." Source: Lt. Gen. Tom Jones, the USAFE vice commander.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.02.13): Accessory Cloud

A cloud which is dependent on a larger cloud system for development and continuance. Roll clouds, shelf clouds, and wall clouds are examples of accessory clouds.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.02.13)

Beechcraft Heritage Museum

A must-see for all Beech fans. The collection has been accumulated via donation or loan of aircraft and artifacts. The Beechcraft Heritage Museum is 70 miles southeast of Nashville, and 70 miles northwest of Chattanooga.

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