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April 09, 2007

Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 04.09.07

Heath Haussaman On Spaceport America

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 04.09.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.09.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- The Politics Behind Spaceport America: 04.09.07 (ANN Special Feature, with New Mexico political blogger Heath Haussaman.)

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Russia Aims For The Stars To Rival US GPS

GLONASS Will Use Cold-War Technology

It appears are the skies ARE getting more crowded... not with swarms of VLJs, but rather satellites designed to assist in global positioning system (GPS) navigation. Soon, US-designed GPS satellites and Europe's developing Galileo system will face a new rival in orbit: GLONASS.

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First Finnish-Built NH90 Helo Takes Flight

One Of 18 Helos Ordered By Swedish Gov't

Aero-News has learned the first high-cabin NH90 transport helicopter destined for the Swedish Defense Forces, and assembled by Patria in Finland, has successfully flown its first test flights.

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USCG Dolphin Comes To Fisherman's Rescue In Gulf Of Mexico

Rough Weather Made Medevac Challenging... But These Guys Are Good

Aero-News learned this weekend the US Coast Guard conducted the long range medevac rescue of an injured fisherman approximately 130 miles east-southeast of Galveston, TX the night of April 4.

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Buy A Cub... Or Build A Cub? Say Hello To Texas Sport Aircraft Company

American Legend Subisidiary Offers Pilots That Option

Texas Sport Aircraft Company told Aero-News Monday about the introduction of the Texas Sport amateur-built aircraft. The Texas Sport is a factory-new aircraft kit, intended for amateur builders, in the spirit of the American Legend Cub and historic Piper J-3 Cub.

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FAA To Install Adacel ATC Tower Simulator At PHX

Sky Harbor Airport Tower Sim Will Be 15th Purchased By FAA

Software integration and simulation technology developer Adacel told ANN Monday the company has received an order to deliver an additional MaxSim air traffic control Tower Simulator System (TSS) to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

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Polar First Team Nearing The North Pole!

Expected To Arrive On Top Of The World Within A Day

ANN REALTIME REPORTING 04.09.07 1515 EDT: Aero-News has learned Polar First helicopter pilots Jennifer Murray and Colin Bodill are due to reach the North Pole in the next 24 hours, nearly a week ahead of schedule.

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Hawker Beechcraft Will Spotlight 60th Anniversary Bonanza At Lakeland Fly-In

King Air C90GT, Baron G58, Premier I Bizjet Also On Display

A special edition 60th Anniversary Beechcraft Bonanza G36 will highlight Hawker Beechcraft Corporation's exhibit at this year's Lakeland Fly-In, set to get underway next week. Joining the Bonanza will be a Beechcraft Baron G58, Beechcraft King Air C90GT and Beechcraft Premier IA.

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CA Coastal TFR: 04.11.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/7528 Issue Date: April 09, 2007 at 1217 UTC Type: Special

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CA Coastal TFR: 04.10.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/7529 Issue Date: April 09, 2007 at 1218 UTC Type: Special

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CA Coastal TFR: 04.12.07

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/7527 Issue Date: April 09, 2007 at 1215 UTC Type: Special

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.09.07

An R44 that crashed last month was missing some hardware.
Columbia Aircraft's new CEO apologizes to customers.
And the FAA releases the rules for experimental spacecraft.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.09.07

An R44 that crashed last month was missing some hardware.
Columbia Aircraft's new CEO apologizes to customers.
And the FAA releases the rules for experimental spacecraft.

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ANN Special Feature: Heath Haussaman, Spaceport America - 04.09.07

Heath Haussaman has an excellent blog covering New Mexico politics, and has been closely covering Doña Ana County's referendum on funding for Spaceport America. Heath brings us some background

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AD: Raytheon

AD NUMBER: 2007-06-01R1 MANUFACTURER: Raytheon SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-06-01R1 SUMMARY: We are clarifying information contained in Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2007-06-01, which supersedes AD 62-24-01 and applies to all Raytheon Aircraft Company (RAC) Beech Models 45 (YT-34), A45 (T-34A, B45), and D45 (T-34B) airplanes.

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AD: General Electric

AD NUMBER: 2007-07-07 MANUFACTURER: General Electric SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-07-07 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for General Electric Company (GE) CF34-1A, -3A, -3A1, -3A2, -3B, and -3B1 turbofan engines.

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Space - The Final Frontier

Commercial Human Space Flight, Per the FAA

For the typical person, the first thing that pops into one's mind when thinking about human space flight is probably NASA. Right?

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Used NASA Parts: One Man's Junk Is Another Man's Treasure

NASA "Junk" Sought After By Many

With the dawning of the 21st century came the dawning of a new industry - commercial space flight. And with it, the requirement for cast-off NASA "stuff."

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Wal-Mart Takes One For Albuquerque's Annual Balloon Fiesta

City Councilors Reject Wal-Mart Bid to Build, Support Site For Recreation

 In news that caused Wal-Mart's ever-happy smiley face to frown, Albuquerque city councilors last week rejected the world's largest retailer in support of acquiring its 22-acre site for recreational purposes, including use as landing space for the city's annual International Balloon Fiesta.

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Oshkosh-Area Youngsters: EAA Introduces Aviation Day Camps

Week-Long Sessions Begin This Summer

Move over Air Academy, EAA's residential summer camps for older students. There's a new game, er camp, in town - and your younger sibling, whom you thought you could leave at home, can now climb onboard a new aviation day-camp experience.

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McCain Questions USAF's Selection Process For Search And Rescue Helicopters

Questions Choice of Boeing

An April 4 letter from Senator John McCain (R-AZ) to Air Force Secretary Michael Wynne was critical of the manner in which the Air Force selected a Boeing twin-rotor HH-47 Chinook last November for a contract worth as much as $15 billion, reported Reuters.

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Indian Minister, Passengers Unhurt After Plane Engine Catches Fire

Passengers Deplane Before Incident

A Jet Airways plane carrying Indian Minister Shriprakash Jaiswal and others from New Delhi to Varanasi developed a fire in one of its engines shortly after landing and all aboard had deplaned at Lal Bahadul Shastri Airport, reported the Times of India.

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Klyde Morris (04.09.07)

Global Warming? Klyde Just Doesn't See It...

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FAA Program To Train Disabled Vets For ATC Jobs

"A Hero to the Nation, A Hero to the Skies" To Be Unveiled April 10

The FAA's new program, "A Hero to the Nation, A Hero to the Skies," will enable disabled veterans to train for positions as ATC and transportation specialists, reported the Marine Corps Times.

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Ultralight Plane Crash Claims Pilot's Life in Australia

Sapphire Single-Engine Goes Down At Cohuna Airport

The investigation of Saturday's crash that killed the 72-year old pilot of an ultralight plane at Australia's Cohuna Airport continued Sunday.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.09.07)

Aero-Linx!

We know you love aviation and you probably love to spend as much time as you can in museums dedicated to your first (okay, second; apologies to your spouse) love.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.09.07): Airfoil Shape

Aero-Terms!

A most difficult aspect of wing design can be choosing the correct airfoil cross sectional shape. Although most airfoil shapes can support flight, only the right one will save thousands of dollars in operational costs over the life of the aircraft.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.09.07)

"These rules represent another step forward for commercial human space flight. To help move this exciting industry from concept to reality, our goal is to streamline and facilitate the licensing process for flight testing under the experimental permit while maintaining public safety."

Source: FAA Administrator Marion Blakey, commenting on the agency's release Friday of regulations governing the issuance of experimental permits for launching reusable suborbital rockets.

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