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September 29, 2008

Frasca to Supply Mustang FTD To The FAA

Training Device To Be Housed In Oklahoma City

Frasca International announced Monday it has been awarded a contract by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to build a Cessna Citation Mustang Flight Training Device (FTD). This FTD will be qualified as a FAA Level 5 FTD and will be located at the Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center in Oklahoma City.

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ISS Conducts Tests For US Air Force

500 Samples Exposed To Solar Radiation, Other Factors

Air Force Research Laboratory officials here recently partnered with NASA to conduct materials experiments aboard the International Space Station. The project incorporates 500 materials samples into two suitcase-like containers attached to the exterior of the orbital platform.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 09.29.08

Is Your Plane Ready For Winter... And, How About You? With CFII Bob Miller

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 09.29.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.29.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Is Your Plane Ready For Winter... And, How About You? 09.29.08 (ANN Special Report, CFII Bob Miller of "Over the Airwav

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CAP To Hold 'National Liftoff' For Aerospace Connections In Education

Event To Take Place At Jacksonville, FL School

The Civil Air Patrol will hold a national liftoff celebration for its Aerospace Connections in Education program on October 7 from 9-10 a.m. at the outdoor sports field of San Jose Catholic School, 3619 Toledo Road, Jacksonville, FL.

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SpaceX Tests Falcon 9 Engines, Startles Town

Entrepreneur Hopes To Develop Alternative To Soyuz

Normally a peaceful rural setting, the central Texas town of McGregor shook, rattled and rolled last Thursday night, as Space Exploration Technologies -- better known as SpaceX -- simultaneously fired nine Merlin 1C rocket engines in the McGregor Business Park, reports the Temple Daily Telegram.

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Pilot Dies Following Experimental Plane Downing

Had Flown Aircraft Days Before With No Problems

The pilot of an experimental "mini-Mustang" that crashed last week shortly after takeoff from a New York airfield, has succumbed to his injuries.

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Shifting Winds Spell End To Zeppy's Record Attempt

Blame it on the wind... and in this case, it's not just hangar talk. French pilot Stephane Rousson's attempt to pilot a human-powered airship across the English Channel came to an end Sunday, when shifting winds made it impossible for him to complete the 34-mile journey.

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Trans States Pilots Grounded After Incident Outside Restaurant

Both Cited For Public Intoxication; One Dropped Trou

Yep... this is certainly the kind of professional image that aviation needs right now. Two Trans States Airlines pilots were arrested last week, after police in Tennessee responded to a public drunkenness call.

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Baggage Handlers Arrested Trying To Fence Stolen Jewelry

Thieves Discover JFK Airport Workers Beat Them To The Crime

This, frankly, is the kind of story we just couldn't make up. Three baggage handlers for American Airlines face criminal charges, after they allegedly hatched a plan to steal a suitcase laden with expensive jewelry last month at San Francisco International.

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Airship Ventures Zeppelin Crossing Atlantic

Tickets for San Francisco Bay Area Tours Now On Sale

Airship Ventures announced Monday that the largest airship in the world, the 246 foot long Airship Ventures Zeppelin has left Hamburg, Germany aboard the 530 foot-long container ship "Combi Dock I" and is on its way across the Atlantic.

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UK Science Minister Sees Strong Growth In Homegrown Space Industry

Says Turnover Has Nearly Doubled

The space and satellite telecommunications industry in the United Kingdom has seen its turnover nearly double in the last seven years and looks set to continue to grow strongly, Science and Innovation Minister Ian Pearson told a major international gathering in Glasgow on Monday.

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Aero-TV Special Series: Understanding The Critical Pilot Shortage (Part Four)

This Episode Features A Presentation By Captain Paul Rice, Air Line Pilots Association (Part 4 Of A Series)

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Aero-TV Special Series: Understanding The Critical Pilot Shortage (Part Four)

This Episode Features A Presentation By Captain Paul Rice, Air Line Pilots Association (Part 4 Of A Series)

    The third presentation was presented by Captain Paul Rice of ALPA... who, of course, bring their own type of expertise and concerns to this discussion. Rice discussed the 'Historic' Career Paths taken by many newer airline pilots, which basically breaks down into two segments -- Military v. Civilian...

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O'Hare Opens Longer Runway

10L/28R Is Back In Business

Amid great fanfare, Mayor Richard E. Daley welcomed hundreds of dignitaries and guests to Chicago's O'Hare International Airport on Thursday. The occasion was the opening of a newly-extended runway, which is part of a multi-phased $15 billion modernization plan.

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Lawyer Indicted For Forging Brother's Will Following Plane Crash

Grand Jury Rules Sibling Left Out Of Authentic Will

A federal grand jury indicted Allentown PA lawyer John Karoly last week, charging him with fabricating wills supposedly drafted by his brother and sister-in-law who perished in a February 2007 plane crash.

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NASA Cleared By Lawmakers To Buy Soyuz Seats

Waiver To Nonproliferation Act Passed By Congress

The US Congress has removed a hurdle to continue NASA's access to the International Space Station... access that is in jeopardy due to the interval between the retirement of the Space Shuttle program in 2010 and the completion of its rocket-capsule replacement Ares-Orion, due in 2015.

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Chinese A320 Assembly Line Goes Into Service

Airbus CEO Has High Hopes For Increased Industrial Relations With China

Airbus took another big step toward domination of the global large aircraft marketplace Sunday, by opening its third final assembly line for the A320 in Tianjin, China.

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Klyde Morris (09.29.08)

Klyde Issues A Reality Check For China's Space Program...

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USAF Airpower Summary: A-10s Hit Insurgent Positions In Iraq, Afghanistan

Hell Hath No Fury Like Warthogs Scorned

Coalition airpower integrated with coalition ground forces in Iraq and International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan during operations September 27, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials in Southeast Asia.

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NWA Flight Evacuated Over Bomb Threat

Authorities Say No Evidence Of Explosives Was Found

A bomb threat was received Friday against a Northwest Airlines Flight headed from Detroit to Atlanta. Fortunately, the airliner was still on the ground, enabling the safe deplaning of all 99 passengers and subsequent search of the plane.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.29.08)

Aero-Linx! 

Welcome to the website dedicated to the memory of the Thomas Crew, who flew the B-29 Superfortress, Z Square 7, 42-63486. They were assigned to the 73rd Bomb Wing, 500th Bomb Group, 881st Squadron stationed on Saipan.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.29.08): Remote Communications Outlet

Aero-Terms!

An unmanned communications facility remotely controlled by air traffic personnel. RCOs serve FSSs. RTRs serve terminal ATC facilities. An RCO or RTR may be UHF or VHF and will extend the communication range of the air traffic facility.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.29.08)

"That was freakin' awesome!"

Source: Elon Musk, founder and CEO of Space Exploration Technologies Corp., speaking to SpaceX employees following the company's first wholly successful launch of its Falcon I two-stage rocket Sunday afternoon. The company's first three launch attempts since 2006 ended in failure.

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