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December 24, 2010

Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 12.24.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 12.24.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.24.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Part II: Robinson, the Next Generation - 12.24.10 (ANN Special Report, with  Kurt Robinson, President of Robinson Helicopter Company)

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A Memorable Merry Christmas From Our Dear Friend(s), Frank Kingston Smith(s)

From Two Great Men... An Aero-Holiday Memory

One of the greatest joys I have as the so-called boss of ANN is the many people I meet and the precious few that I get to know as friends. Two of my great friends have had the same name... Frank Kingston Smith, Senior and Junior. Frank Sr. has been gone a number of years now but our memories of him are fond and numerous... though his son is still often a vociferous advisor and co-conspirator via email. The other day, Frank, Jr., sent me a really great message... and it made for a fitting way by which I can wish you all a very Merry Christmas -- Jim Campbell, ANN E-I-C

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Classic Aero-TV: Recrafting A Classic - Flying The WACO YMF 5-D

Jim Campbell Gets His Hot Little Hands On A True Classic Airplane

Running Aero-News is a tough busy gig... but there are times when it's pure joy... like those times when you get to climb into a 300HP Waco YMF 5-D bipe and head for Valhalla. Pity that poor Campbell guy... work, work, work!

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NTSB Reviews Standard Of Proof For Emergency Revocation Appeals

Seeks Public Comments On NPRM On Broad FAA Powers To Revoke

The NTSB is seeking public comments on the standards its administrative law judges use in deciding whether to overturn emergency revocation of airman certificates by the FAA.

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Klyde Morris (12.24.10)

Klyde Believes in Santa...

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Colorado Springs GA Accident Kills B-1B Pilot, Wife

Accident Shut Down Colorado Springs Airport For Nearly Two Hours

An accident on Wednesday involving a Mooney M-20 flown by an Air Force B-1B pilot fatally injured both the pilot and his wife.

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FAA Certifies Santa's NextGen-Equipped Sleigh For Christmas Eve

With Tongue Firmly In Cheek, LaHood, Babbitt Clear Santa For Flight In NAS

FAA safety inspectors at the North Pole certified Santa One, the reindeer-powered sleigh piloted by Santa Claus, for its Christmas Eve round-the-world delivery mission.

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ICAO Plans To Publish Document For Helicopter Flight Simulation Training Device

International Organization Has Previously Published A Similar Document For Fixed-Wing Aircraft

Under the auspices of the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS), an International Working Group (IWG) has spent the last 4 years developing new criteria for the classification and qualification of civil helicopter Flight Simulation Training Devices (FSTDs), based on pilot training tasks.

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Richard Abruzzo Laid To Rest In New Mexico

Famed Balloonist Lost During Gordon Bennett Race

Balloonist Richard Abruzzo, who was lost when the balloon he and Carol Rymer Davis were piloting in the Gordon Bennett trans-Atlantic balloon race this fall went down in the ocean, was buried Wednesday in Albuquerque, NM

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (12.24.10)

"This is Apollo 8 coming to you live from the moon." Source: Astronaut Frank Borman, during a live telecast from Apollo 8 in lunar orbit, December 24, 1968.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.24.10): Civil Twilight

The time between the moment of sunset, when the sun's apparent upper edge is just at the horizon, until the center of the sun is 6° directly below the horizon.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.24.10)

NORAD Tracks Santa Claus

Every Christmas Eve, the folks at NORAD keep tabs on Santa Claus as he makes his appointed rounds.

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