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June 08, 2010

Twirly Birds Name New President At Annual Meeting

Steve Sullivan Of Aris Helicopters Steps Up To Top Spot

The international pioneer helicopter pilot organization "Twirly Birds" (TB), held their annual meeting in conjunction with the HAI Heli-Expo this year in Houston, Texas.

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Stearman Down In DC Closing Runway At Reagan

Neither The Pilot Nor His Passenger Are Injured

A Stearman biplane landing at Washington's Reagan National Airport ground looped and flipped over, which caused one of the runways to temporarily close. An airport spokesperson said the accident occurred at around 1020 EDT Tuesday.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.08.10

The AW101 helicopter will be built by...Boeing?
Korea's first civil aircraft will have an Avidyne panel.
And Canada gets its first new C-130J.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.08.10

The AW101 helicopter will be built by...Boeing?
Korea's first civil aircraft will have an Avidyne panel.
And Canada gets its first new C-130J.


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ANN Special Feature: Part I: Falcon 9 Milestone - 06.08.10

SpaceX CEO and Chief Technology Officer Elon Musk addresses reporters in a news teleconference following the successful June 4 launch of the company's Falcon 9 rocket, and orbital insertion of its

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Whiteside County DC-3 Reunion Honors Heroes

All Reunion Events To Be Held In Rock Falls, IL

After the dustup with the EAA over the massive gathering of DC-3 and C-47 aircraft this summer, The Last Time is finalizing plans to honor many heroes as it marks the 75th anniversary of the first flight of the iconic Douglas DC-3.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 06.08.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.08.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.08.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Part I: Falcon 9 Milestone - 06.08.10 (ANN Special Report, with SpaceX CEO and Chief Technology Officer Elon Musk )

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AIA Expands National Aerospace Celebration

Events Are Planned For September 12-18

Following what AIA says was the resounding success of the first-ever National Aerospace Day last year, the Aerospace Industries Association is expanding the activities this year during National Aerospace Week, September 12-18.

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James Slattery Joins Angel Flight West

San Diego Healthcare Executive Turns Love Of Flying Into Community Service

As founder and CEO of Millennium Laboratories, Jim Slattery helps people in pain through the doctors and healthcare staff that serve people with chronic pain.  Now, Jim is combining two of his passions - helping people in need and his love of flying - by becoming a pilot with Angel Flight West.

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Former Enemies Reunite In NC To Promote Book

"My Enemy… My Friend" 2nd Edition Published 35 Years After The End Of The Vietnam War

Brigadier General Dan Cherry, USAF (ret.), and former Vietnamese fighter pilot Nguyen, Hong My talked about planes, and toasted their grandchildren, at events in Goldsboro and Raleigh, NC last week.

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Eurocopter Debuts NH90 MedEvac Variant In Berlin

Retrofit Kit Solution Also Available For Combat SAR Missions

Eurocopter will be presenting an NH90 in the Forward Air MedEvac (Medical Evacuation) configuration for the first time at ILA 2010 in Berlin.

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HBS Scheduling WAAS/LPV Upgrade On Pro Line 21-Equipped King Airs

Taking Appointments For 200/300 Models

Hawker Beechcraft Services (HBS) announced Monday it is taking orders and scheduling Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) upgrades on Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21-equipped King Air 200/300 aircraft.

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Becker Avionics Signs Dealer Agreement With Smart Avionics

Certified Repair Station At 9D4 In PA

Becker Avionics announced Monday that it has entered into a dealer agreement with Smart Avionics in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. Smart Avionics specializes in providing installation and repair services for today's modern avionics and legacy systems.

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Mauna Loa Helicopters Launches Night Vision Goggle Training Program

Night Flight Concepts Also Installed Cockpit Lighting STC In School's R44 Helicopters

Night Flight Concepts (NFC) traveled to Hawaii in May to provide night vision goggle training to Mauna Loa Helicopters (MLH).

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Airbus Delivers 30th Super Jumbo

On Track To Deliver At Least 20 A380s This Year

The 30th A380 to be delivered was handed over Monday to Emirates Airline, one of the launch customers of the Airbus double-decker aircraft. This is the tenth A380 Emirates has received out of its total firm order for 58 aircraft.

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Aero-TV: Enstrom Helicopters -- Plotting A Course For The Future

2009 Wasn't So Hot, But 2010 Shows Signs Of Life

Face it, 2009 was not a year that most denizens of the aviation industry will be able to think of fondly. It was a tough brutal year and it was one that truly tested the staying power of many a company in the GA and BizAv industry... especially when it comes to the rotorcraft segment. One of the survivors is Enstrom Helicopter... which admits that 2009 was one of the most trying years that they have ever dealt with... while also noting that 2010 is showing some serious signs of life.

Aero-TV: Enstrom Helicopters -- Plotting A Course For The Future

2009 Wasn't So Hot, But 2010 Shows Signs Of Life

Face it, 2009 was not a year that most denizens of the aviation industry will be able to think of fondly. It was a tough brutal year and it was one that truly tested the staying power of many a company in the GA and BizAv industry... especially when it comes to the rotorcraft segment. One of the survivors is Enstrom Helicopter... which admits that 2009 was one of the most trying years that they have ever dealt with... while also noting that 2010 is showing some serious signs of life.

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SubSonex Sport Jet Program Suffers Setback

SubSonex Airframe to Enter 'Design Review'

An incident during the testing of John Monnett's enticing single-engine sport jet program has caused him to go back to the drawing board... While the company is saying little about what occurred, an initial NTSB accident summary indicates that the prototype "Landed In The Grass Short Of The Runway, Oshkosh, WI."

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Secretary Napolitano Announces Major Aviation Security Milestone

DHS Performs 100 Percent Watchlist Matching For Domestic Flights

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano said that as of Monday, 100 percent of passengers traveling within the United States and its territories are now being checked against terrorist watchlists through the TSA Secure Flight program.

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U.S. Navy Version Of Lockheed Martin F-35 Makes First Flight

57 Minute Flight Originated Far From An Ocean In Fort Worth, TX

On the heels of test flights of the Air Force and Marine Corps variants of the F-35 JSF, the Navy's F-35C carrier-based version of the aircraft made its inaugural flight Sunday.

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TSA Union: The FLRA Does Have Authority Over Union Election At TSA

AFGE "Application To Review The Regional Director's Decision" Goes To Full FLRA

The American Federation of Government Employees filed an appeal with the Federal Labor Relations Authority Friday, asking that the full Authority review and grant AFGE's petition for exclusive union representation at TSA.

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Flight Attendant Arrested With Loaded Gun

Delta FA Charged With Two Misdemeanors In Indianapolis

A Delta Airlines Flight Attendant has been arrested at Indianapolis International Airport for allegedly carrying a loaded Glock 9 in her carry-on bag. She has been charged with entering a controlled area of an airport with a weapon and possession of a handgun with no permit. Both charges are misdemeanors.

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Two Arrested At JFK Following Lengthy Investigation

Were Reportedly Boarding Separate Flights To Join Terror Groups

Two New Jersey men with alleged ties to Somali Al Qaeda Al Shabaab were arrested at JFK International Airport Saturday night as they attempted to board separate flights leaving the country.

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TSA Supervisor Killed In Florida Shooting

Police Say His Wife Had Filed An Injunction Against Him

A 53-year-old TSA airport supervisor was killed by a gunshot, according to an autopsy conducted by officials in Melbourne, FL.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (06.08.10)

"We believe we are uniquely positioned to make the most of the Navy's significant investment in this aircraft." Source: Phil Dunford, vice president and general manager for Boeing Rotorcraft Systems.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.08.10): Obscuration

Obscuration Any phenomena in the atmosphere, excluding precipitation, that reduces horizontal visibility.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.08.10)

Air America

"First in, Last out," Air America was a CIA - owned and - operated "air proprietary" during the Cold War against the global menace of communism.

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