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October 10, 2010

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.11.10

The America's Challenge gets underway on a somber note.
California flight schools get to exhale for a while.
And SMS is coming to an airport ramp near you.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.11.10

The America's Challenge gets underway on a somber note.
California flight schools get to exhale for a while.
And SMS is coming to an airport ramp near you.


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ANN Special Feature: Dangers Close to Home - 10.11.10

You don't have to fly into strange places or bad weather to find danger. ANN's Paul Plack talks with CFI Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves about the risks you can find right in the traffic pattern of

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VSS Enterprise Completes First Manned Glide Flight

In A Free Flight From Over 45,000 Feet, SpaceShipTwo Successfully Glides To A Landing At Mojave Air And Spaceport

In a flight that moved the world a big step closer to commercial sub-orbital space toruism, Virgin Galactic Sunday morning successfully completed the first piloted free flight of SpaceShipTwo, named the VSS Enterprise.

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FAA Claims Major Gains In Runway Safety

"Serious" Incursions Reported Down 50 Percent Compared To 2009

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt say that the number of serious runway incursions at the nation's airports dropped 50 percent from 2009, the second consecutive year that the number of serious incursions was cut in half.

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America's Challenge Competitors Aloft and In Search Of An Adventure

Premier US Gas Balloon Race Is In The Air!!

In what race offcials properly noted to be a 'a beautiful and moving midnight ballet of light and motion, the six America’s Challenge balloons finally headed skyward on a beautiful, calm early Saturday morning in Albuquerque' -- and ANN has been privileged to be a part of the action this week...

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Mission Complete For C-130, C-17 Aircrews Supporting Flood Relief

U.S. Officials Say Commitment To Supporting Pakistan's Flood Relief Efforts "Remains Strong"

As flood waters recede and Pakistan's aid delivery shifts focus from air to ground transportation, the Pakistan government informed the U.S. recently that U.S. military aircraft and other international cargo plane airlift support was no longer required.

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Hubble Astronomers Uncover An Overheated Early Universe

Global Warming? How About Universal Warming

During a period of universal warming 11 billion years ago, quasars - the brilliant core of active galaxies - produced fierce radiation blasts that stunted the growth of some dwarf galaxies for approximately 500 million years.

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Heidi McNary Named As HBC Vice President, Chief Technical Officer

Will Be Put In Charge Of Product Development And Engineering

Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) has appointed Heidi McNary as vice president and chief technical officer, the company announced Thursday. McNary will oversee the company's Product Development and Engineering organizations.  

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Gulfstream Appoints Tony Swift To Field Services Organization

South African Native Joined The Company In 1999

Gulfstream recently named veteran company employee Tony Swift a field service representative (FSR). Swift responds to the needs of Gulfstream customers in northern New Jersey, with primary responsibility for Teterboro, Morristown and Newark airports.

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Singapore Seeks F-16 Pilot Training

Three Year Program Would Be Conducted In Tucson, AZ

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress Wednesday of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Singapore of defined order training for a three-year pilot training program at the Tucson Air National Guard Base in Arizona.

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Pratt & Whitney's Gas Turbine Components Exceed 1 Million Hours Run Time

Milestone For Frame 7 Combustion Turbine Systems 

Pratt & Whitney Power System's new and repaired components for the Frame 7FA+e combustion turbine system recently exceeded the 1 million hour mark of run time service.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.10.10): Blocked

Blocked Phraseology used to indicate that a radio transmission has been distorted or interrupted due to multiple simultaneous radio transmissions.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.10.10)

Aero-Linx: The Albuquerque Gas Ballooning Association The Albuquerque Gas Ballooning Association is an association of gas balloon pilots, crew members and other interested persons that support gas ballooning world wide. The association supports the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta America's Challenge Gas Balloon Race that is held yearly in Albuquerque, New Mexico...

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (10.10.10)

'The America’s Challenge competitors afforded Richard and Carol the ceremonial first position in the competition order. As per tradition, the US National Anthem was played and at the end of the anthem, competitors, officials, and spectators released white balloons carrying aloft good wishes and prayers for Richard and Carol. On the launch platform, Richard’s brothers Benny and Louis and Carol’s husband John, daughter Heather, and grandson Ryan released the first two balloons. In the background glowed two splashes of color – Richard Abruzzo’s hot air balloon “Peak Express” and Carol Rymer Davis’ hot air balloon “Raggedy Ann.”' Source: A portion of the statement accompanying the laun

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