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August 08, 2009

NTSB Dispatches 'Go' Team To Investigate Hudson River Midair

Accident Now Confirmed As Involving Piper PA32-300 and AS350 BA

 As expected, the NTSB has dispatched a 'Go' Team to investigate today's midair collision over the Hudson River between New York City and New Jersey of a small airplane and a tourist helicopter.

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Speicher Search Details Announced

Iraqi Citizens Instrumental In The Search

The Navy Friday announced additional details regarding the recent discovery of the remains of Navy Capt. Michael "Scott" Speicher in Iraq.  Speicher was shot down flying a combat mission in an F/A-18 Hornet over west-central Iraq on Jan. 17, 1991, during Operation Desert Storm.  

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FAA Issues Special Airworthiness Bulletin For Certain Garmin Equipment

Possible Problem With Automatic Frequency Tuning On Approaches

The FAA has issued a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) for owners and operators of aircraft equipped with Garmin G1000,  Perspective, Prodigy Integrated Flight Decks installed with a Garmin GFC 700 autopilot.

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Augustine Commission Narrows Goals To Seven

Hopes To Have The List Down To Three Missions By Next Week

The commission charted by The Obama Administration to set the country's post-shuttle space goals has winnowed the number of potential missions down from 864 to seven, with a goal of reaching three potential scenarios by next week.

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Cessna Delivers Five Skyhawks To Northwestern Michigan College

Aviation Program Expands It's Fleet Of New 172's To 6

Cessna Aircraft Company delivered five new Cessna 172S Skyhawks to Northwestern Michigan College Wednesday at the company's customer center in Independence, KS. The order came through Suburban Aviation Inc., a Cessna authorized sales representative.

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Commander Highlights Wing's Combat Operations Support

"Grand Slam" Wing Supports Iraq, Afghanistan Operations

The commander of one of the largest and most diverse wings in the Air Force highlighted the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing's contributions to operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom during a "DoDLive" bloggers roundtable Aug. 5.

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Concorde Battery Corp. Introduces Two Lightweight Batteries

24 Volt Systems For Piston Engine Aircraft

Concorde Battery Corporation has developed two new, light weight 24 volt batteries for reciprocating engine aircraft. Both models have FAA Parts Manufacturing Approval.

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Kutcher, Moore Tweet So-Called 'Emergency' Landing

Overheated Engine Has Actors All Atwitter

When the plane carrying Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore from Las Vegas to New York returned to McCarran International Airport and made an emergency landing, Kutcher naturally went to ... Twitter.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (08.08.09)

"We gas it, we move it, we find it and fix it, and, if need be, we finish it," Source: Air Force Brig. Gen. Stephen W. Wilson.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.08.09): Terminal Area

A general term used to describe airspace in which approach control service or airport traffic control service is provided.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.08.09)

Aero-Linx: U.S. Human Space Flight Commission Also known as The Augustine Commission, NASA's group looking into the future of U.S.  human space flight is working to stay connected with the public as well.

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