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April 15, 2011

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.15.11

FAA's Hank Krakowski takes one for the team.
Three more sleeping controllers embarrass the FAA.
And Babbitt and the controllers' union plan a road show.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.15.11

FAA's Hank Krakowski takes one for the team.
Three more sleeping controllers embarrass the FAA.
And Babbitt and the controllers' union plan a road show.


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ANN Special Feature: Part II: Garmin's Jim Alpiser - 04.15.11

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Jim Alpiser, Director of Aviation Aftermarket Sales for Garmin, about the new GTN 650 and 750 which were debuted at AEA 2011. How will the company get customers trained

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Aviation Analyst Aboulafia Delivers A Dose Of Optimism For Wichita

Teal Group Forecaster Says "This Industry Will Come Back, Wichita Will Too"

Aviation analyst Richard Aboulafia was the inaugural speaker when the Wichita Aero Club formed in late 2008. At that time, the industry decline was just beginning. More than two turbulent years later, Aboulafia made a repeat appearance at the organization's monthly luncheon on Tuesday, April 12.

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Sikorsky Aircraft Announces Support For Lindbergh's LEAP Organization

Sergei Sikorsky Among Pioneering Aviation Families To Appear At AERO In Friedrichshafen

Representatives from Sikorsky Aircraft and the Lindbergh Electric Aircraft Prize (LEAP) organization will announce details of a joint initiative that continues the historic relationship between the Sikorsky and Lindbergh namesakes, during a news conference Thursday at the AERO Friedrichshafen air show.

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ASU Educates Industry Operators With NVIS Aircraft Conformity Course

Free Instruction To Be Offered At Medical Transport Conference

In an effort to assist and educate operators about changes in inspections, installations, aircraft conformity, and requirements with modifications, Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) continues to offer NVIS Aircraft Conformity Courses at no cost.

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Beechcraft 1900 Fleet May Be Seeing A Resurgence

Most Recent Delivery From Valair Aviation Goes To South America

An airplane with a reputation as a workhorse is seeing something of a resurgence, at least according to one company which refurbishes the aircraft.

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CAE Introduces Tropos-6000 Simulation Visual Image Generator

Third Generation Projector Produces More Immersive Environment

CAE has introduced the third generation of its market-leading CAE Tropos-6000 simulation visual image generator (IG) for civil aviation training.

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2011 Bahamas & Caribbean Pilot's Guide Now On The iPad

Publisher Says It's The Perfect Co-Pilot For Any Island Flight

The 2011 Bahamas & Caribbean Pilot’s Guide now available as an app for the iPad.

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Airshow Prices Are On The Rise, But Still A Great Value

ICAS Survey Shows Prices At The Gate Up An Average Of Two To Five Dollars

A survey that will be published in the second quarter issue of Airshows Magazine indicated that adult ticket prices have increased an average of about $2 to $5 dollars at the gate since the last survey was done in 2008.

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Extra Day Added To STS-134 Mission

New Return Date Now Planned For Saturday, May 14

Shuttle managers have officially added an additional day to space shuttle Endeavour's STS-134 mission making it a 15-day flight. With launch targeted on April 29, landing at Kennedy's Space Shuttle Landing Facility would be on Saturday, May 14 at 0951 EDT.

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Sikorsky In-Country Black Hawk Maintenance Team Assists Colombian Army

Twenty-One Technicians Will Be Sent To Tolemaida

Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) has signed an annually renewable contract providing in-country maintenance in support of the Colombian Army UH-60 Black Hawk fleet.

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Aero-TV: Raising Horizons -- The Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals

An Enlightening Discussion About Color In Aviation

In the exhibit hall of the Women In Aviation Convention, aviators of all types walked the floors... talking, sharing, and enjoying the distinction of being among an elite group of people -- AVIATORS. And no matter their sex, color, origin or preferences; it was a place where the true spirit of aviation was alive and well.

Aero-TV: Raising Horizons -- The Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals

An Enlightening Discussion About Color In Aviation

In the exhibit hall of the Women In Aviation Convention, aviators of all types walked the floors... talking, sharing, and enjoying the distinction of being among an elite group of people -- AVIATORS. And no matter their sex, color, origin or preferences; it was a place where the true spirit of aviation was alive and well.

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Klyde Morris (04.15.11)

Klyde Tries to Define 'Essential'

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Flight Design Releases C4 Specs

LSA Builder Moves Into The Four-Place Arena, Order Book Is Open

Flight Design, which has been building two-place LSA aircraft and has shown some staying power in the LSA market, has released the specs for its planned four-place C4 airplane. The data was presented Thursday in Germany at the AERO Friedrichshafen air show.

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PAMA Names New President

Dale Forton Will Lead Aviation Maintenance Association

The Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of Dale Forton as President.

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SAFE Receives Grant From Wolf Aviation Fund

Funding To Support The Pilot Training Reform Symposium

The Wolf Aviation Fund recently awarded the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) a grant to help with costs associated with the Pilot Training Reform Symposium project.

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March Was 'General Aviation Appreciation Month' In Missouri

National Aviation Organizations Commend Missouri Governor Jay Nixon For Proclamation

National aviation organizations applauded Missouri Governor Jay Nixon on Thursday for declaring March "General Aviation Appreciation Month" during Missouri's "State Aviation Day" in Jefferson City, MO during a photo opportunity with the Governor.

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Two Emivest Aerospace Properties On The Auction Block

Sealed Bid Deadline Set For June 16 For Parcels In San Antonio, TX and Martinsburg, WV

A sealed bid auction for two ground leased airport properties, formerly operated by business jet manufacturer Emivest Aerospace Corp., which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in October 2010, was announced Wednesday by Hilco Real Estate and Counsel RB.

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HAI Tells Planners: Think Early About Heliports

Helicopters Are Important To Hospitals, Businesses, Governments

HAI was in Boston, MA, this week sharing with professional planners from around the world a simple but important message: consider helicopters and heliports early in the process of planning your communities.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (04.15.11)

"This industry is coming back, and Wichita will too." Source: Teal Group avaiation analyst Richard Aboulafia.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.15.11): Ground Clutter

A pattern of radar echoes reflecting off fixed ground targets such as buildings or hills near the radar. This may hide or confuse the proper return echo signifying actual precipitation.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.15.11)

Aero-Linx: "Eclipse Heads"

This web site has been designed to provide information on the global and local visibility of solar and lunar eclipses.

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