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January 27, 2010

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.27.10

Britain reports an increase in terror suspects attempting to board planes to the US.
A TSA agent may have been fired for a joke that wasn't funny.
And AirVenture will celebrate the di

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 01.27.10

Britain reports an increase in terror suspects attempting to board planes to the US.
A TSA agent may have been fired for a joke that wasn't funny.
And AirVenture will celebrate the di

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ANN Special Feature: US Sport Aviation Expo Wrap-up - 01.27.10

ANN CEO and Editor-in-Chief Jim Campbell closes out coverage of the US Sport Aviation Expo at Sebring, FL by describing his experiences flying two new Light Sport Aircraft, and sharing some comment

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Final: ANN Selects Top Panel Choices Of The Year -- Avidyne, Aspen

We had originally planned to award the title of "Best Panel" to a single manufacturer... but after flying the best offerings from both Avidyne and Aspen, we simply had to make two awards... for stunningly different reasons.

 

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 01.27.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 01.27.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.27.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: US Sport Aviation Expo Wrap-up - 01.27.10 (ANN Special Report, with ANN's Jim Campbell)

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Overloaded Airplane, Continued VFR Into IFR Conditions Cited In WV Accident

Airplane Was More Than 300 Pounds Over Gross Weight

The NTSB has released its factual report on a January, 2009 accident in West Virginia that killed a pilot and five passengers on a cross-country flight from  Lake in the Hills, Illinois to Huntington, WV.

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NWS Awards $497 Million Contract For NEXRAD Support

Centuria To Provide Comprehensive Life-Cycle Support For Weather Infrastructure

A Mission Support Information Technology Services (MSITS) task order for comprehensive life-cycle support for the Next Generation Radar (NEXRAD) network has been awarded to Centuria.

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NASA Astronauts Presenting Special 'Space Veteran' Super Bowl Coin

Special Medallion Will Be Used For The Game's Coin Toss

The crew of the space shuttle Atlantis' STS-129 mission will deliver a specially minted silver medallion to National Football League officials at 1000 EST Wednesday, January 27, at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.

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Rare Hamilton H47 Metalplane Sold At Auction

1929 Classic Only Airworthy Example Of 29 Manufactured

The only flying expample of a Hamilton H47 Metalplane was sold at auction last weekend. The undisclosed buyer payed $671,000 for the aircraft, which included a 10% buyers premium.

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MRI Refinements May One Day End 3-1-1

TSA Working With Los Alamos National Labs On More Accurate Baggage Scanners

TSA says it is working with Los Alamos National Laboratory on fine-tuning Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) technology to develop the MagVis, or Magnetic Vision Innovative Prototype which could discern between shave gel and C-4.

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American Airlines To Furlough 175 Pilots

Staff Reduction To Begin At The End Of February

American Airlines says it will furlough 175 pilots beginning at the end of next month and continuing through the first quarter of 2010, the result of a number of economic factors placing financial stress on the airline.

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Another Sign Of Life For Biz-Av?

Pilatus Reports PC-12 NG Deliveries Reach A New High

Pilatus on Monday reported a record-breaking year for PC-12 deliveries. The company delivered 100 PC-12 NGs in 2009 worldwide, surpassing delivery totals for any production year since the PC-12 program began.

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Avemco Updates Renters Coverage

Reduces Premiums, Doubles Coverage Options

Avemco Insurance Company announced a reduction in premiums for non-owned single-engine aircraft while doubling the coverage options for aircraft damage liability (ADL) insurance Monday. 

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NASA Organizing STS Tweetup

Event Will Give Twitterverse An Insiders View Of The Shuttle Mission

For the first time, NASA Twitter followers can personally go inside the heart of a space shuttle mission at the agency's Johnson Space Center in Houston.

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Aero-TV: Functional Aesthetics – Inside Cessna’s Citation X

Cessna’s Tom Heck Details the Interior Design Features of the Citation X

Cruising at Mach .92, the Citation X is one of the fastest civilian aircraft available in the business aviation market.  Design, however, has not been lost to functionality; the Citation X design features highlight comfort, aesthetics, and technological advancements to make it, as Heck states it, “a high-class mobile office in the sky.”

Aero-TV: Avionics Tip of the Week – How to be ADS-B Compliant

Industry Leaders Explain Necessary Components for ADS-B Requirements

On November 5th through November 7th, 2009, AOPA held their annual AOPA Aviation Summit at the Tampa Convention Center located in Tampa, Florida. Over 7,500 aviation enthusiasts attended various forums, speeches, as well as hundreds of booths featuring the latest in G.A. technology.

Aero-TV: Functional Aesthetics - Inside Cessna’s Citation X

Cessna's Tom Heck Details the Interior Design Features of the Citation X

Cruising at Mach .92, the Citation X is one of the fastest civilian aircraft available in the business aviation market.  Design, however, has not been lost to functionality; the Citation X design features highlight comfort, aesthetics, and technological advancements to make it, as Heck states it, "a high-class mobile office in the sky."

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Aero-TV: Avionics Tip of the Week – How to be ADS-B Compliant

Industry Leaders Explain Necessary Components for ADS-B Requirements

On November 5th through November 7th, 2009, AOPA held their annual AOPA Aviation Summit at the Tampa Convention Center located in Tampa, Florida. Over 7,500 aviation enthusiasts attended various forums, speeches, as well as hundreds of booths featuring the latest in G.A. technology.

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Final: ANN Picks BEST A/C Upgrades of 2009--Tornado Alley Turbos and CO Guardian

  Two upgrades top our list for the year just past... one for the inestimable safety improvements it can offer to any airplane, and the other to a company that is truly revolutionising the concept of turbo-charged performance -- and it ain't done yet.   CO Guardian, Tornado Alley Turbos' Turbo-Normalization Retrofit Program

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FAA Releases Final 'Call To Action' Report On Airline Safety

200 Page Document Covers Professionalism, Safety, Training

The FAA Tuesday released its final 200-plus-page "Call to Action" on airline safety and pilot training. The document is the culmination of a half-year's work by the FAA, the NTSB, and the DOT.

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FAA Tells Boeing To 'Hack Proof' 747-8, -8F

Says Some Computer Systems May Be Vulnerable To Outside Attacks

The FAA published a notice in the CFR earlier this month indicating some computer systems on the 747-8 and 747-8F may be vulnerable to outside attacks due to the nature of their connectivity. And the agency said current airworhiness standards do not take the vulnerability into account.

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Operation Phenomenon Takes Off From Tampa

John Travolta Pilots Late Night Flight To Take Doctors, Medical Supplies To Haiti

In continuing efforts to send aid to Haiti, a late night flight piloted by Hollywood celebrity John Travolta took off from Tampa carrying 50 doctors and over 7,000 pounds of medical supplies, the Embassy of Haiti and the Greater Washington Haiti Relief Committee announced Tuesday.

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Purdue Aviation Technology Program Takes Off With Cirrus SR20's

University Acquires A Fleet Of The Aircraft For Training And Research

Purdue University's Department of Aviation Technology is set to purchase a fleet of 16 2010 Cirrus SR20 aircraft.

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Linear Air Introduces First All Weather Eclipse To Commercial Service

Upgrades Enhance Charter And Pilot Training

Linear Air, an Eclipse 500 air-taxi and pilot training provider, introduced the industry’s first Eclipse 500 upgraded for Flight Into Known Icing (FIKI) into service Monday.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (01.27.10)

"It'd vibrate alot, but it'd be easy to fly." Source: Gary Lysdale of St. Paul, Minnesota, describing the 1929 Hamilton H47 Monoplane his father restored in the 1970's.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.27.10): Special VFR Operations

Aircraft operating in accordance with clearances within Class B, C, D, and E surface areas in weather conditions less than the basic VFR weather minima. Such operations must be requested by the pilot and approved by ATC.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.27.10)

A Century Of Aviation

Looking for additional information today on the Hamilton H47, we came across this site that features a lot of the aircraft from the first 100+ years of flight. The site includes an extensive database of aircraft from ultralight to military

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