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October 19, 2008

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.20.08

Lockheed Martin consolidates five more flight service stations.
The Pentagon kills the Bell Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter project.
And American Airlines pilots lose their immunity p

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.20.08

Lockheed Martin consolidates five more flight service stations.
The Pentagon kills the Bell Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter project.
And American Airlines pilots lose their immunity p

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ANN Special Feature: CFII Bob Miller, Instrument Scan as Survival Skill - 10.20.08

ANN's Paul Plack talks with CFII Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves about the level of instrument proficiency required when mishaps suddenly spike pilot workload. Also, how big an advantage is provide

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Australian Shippers, Pilots Asked To Aid Search For Missionary Plane

Maritime And Safety Authority Hands Case Over To Northern Territory Police

A plane operated by Mission Aviation Fellowship left Elcho Island in Australia's Northern Territory on Thursday morning and raised concern when it failed to reach its destination. Some debris from the aircraft has been found, but the pilot and most of the plane's wreckage remain missing despite an intense search by sea and air.

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Donley Sworn In As New Secretary Of The US Air Force

Pledges "Rich And Vibrant Heritage" Will Continue Under His Stewardship

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates swore in acting Air Force Secretary Michael B. Donley as the 22nd Secretary of the Air Force during a ceremony held at the Air Force Memorial in Washington on Friday.

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NASA: No Quick Fixes For Hubble Trouble

Two More Glitches Surface While Starting Up Backup System

The National Space and Aeronautics Administration's latest efforts to return the Hubble Space Telescope to functionality were thwarted Thursday by two malfunctions encountered in an attempt to restart observation components through backup systems.

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Crist Puts One Of Florida's King Airs Up For Sale

Governor Seeks To Slash Budget From State Aircraft Pool

Unlike Alaska Governor and Republican VP nominee Sarah Palin... Florida Governor Charlie Crist plans to keep his state's jet, though he does hope to sell off a King Air to curb spending for the transportation of state officials.

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ATK, United Space Alliance Announce Ares I Agreement

Will Partner On Subcontract Work Ahead Of 2009 First Flight Test

Alliant Techsystems announced this week it reached an agreement with United Space Alliance (USA) to perform subcontractor support to ATK for NASA's Ares I launch vehicle.

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FAA Gives Three More Airlines Funding For EFBs

CommutAir, Shuttle America Also Equip Planes With Aural Alerts

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced Friday it has reached agreements with three additional US airlines to fund in-cockpit runway safety systems in exchange for critical operational data. The data will help the FAA evaluate the safety impact of this technology and is expected to accelerate key safety capabilities necessary for the transition to the Next Generation Air Transportation System.

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Students Build Plane For Barrington Irving

"Build and Soar" Program Takes Flight

Sixty high-school students participating in aviator Barrington Irving's "Build and Soar" program got a special thrill recently, when the plane they assembled was successfully test flown by Irving himself on October 15.

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Pratt & Whitney Awarded $1.4 Billion Contract For F117 Engine Support

Includes EcoPower Engine Washing Services

Boeing recently awarded Pratt & Whitney a contract with a value of up to $1.4 billion to support the C-17 aircraft fleet. The F117 engine maintenance agreement includes a one year contract and the option to extend for two additional years through 2011.

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Sweepstakes Winner Takes Delivery Of New Skyhawk

Jeff Hux Latest Winner Of A Sporty's C172!

Jeff Hux, Sporty's 2008 Sweepstakes winner, is now back home in Sikeston, MO having taken delivery of his brand-new G1000 equipped Cessna Skyhawk. Hux and his wife traveled to Sporty's on Friday, October 10 to claim his prize.

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Regional Jet, Maintenance Truck Collide At ORD; 3 Injured

Two Reported In "Good" Condition, One "Critical"

A pre-dawn collision of a regional jet and a maintenance truck on a runway at Chicago O'Hare International Airport has left three people hospitalized.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.19.08)

Aero-Linx!

A fictional diary of a Women Air Force Service pilot in World War II.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.19.08): Ramrod

Aero-Terms!

A tactical bombing mission with fighter escort.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (10.19.08)

"The Air Force is a world-class institution with a rich and vibrant heritage. Millions of America's airmen have worn its uniform with pride and affection, and millions of civilians have served alongside them."

Source: Michael Donley, who was formally sworn in Friday as the Secretary of the US Air Force. Donley has served in the role in an acting capacity since June 21.

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