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04.19.10 (ANN Special Report,
with CFI Bob Miller)
But Most Know Little About Proposed Policy Changes
President Barack Obama's pledge to continue space exploration,
including increased funding to explore the solar system with the
ultimate goal of landing astronauts on Mars, has the support of
many Americans, a new poll finds.
Span Increased From 14 To 20 Feet, Hardpoints Added
The Shadow Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems (TUAS)is flying
with a newly-redesigned wing, AAI Corporation announced last week.
The U.S. Army has ordered 100 extended wing kits for distribution
to Army and Marine Corps units.
Tecnam Aircraft Expands North American Sales And Support
Tecnam North America has entered into an exclusive distribution
agreement with West Coast Sport Aircraft, Inc. to provide sales and
service support in California. The agreement expands support for
existing owners of Tecnam's light sport aircraft, and for new
P2006T light twin aircraft.
Saying the move will stimulate local economies and increase
airport security, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano Thursday announced
the purchase of more than 1,200 explosives trace detection units
using $35.5 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
Pierside Simulations Will Lead To Sea Qualifications
Sailors aboard USS Independence (LCS 2), the Navy's newest
littoral combat ship, prepared to embark aircraft aboard the ship
by conducting simulated training April 6 and 7 in a variety of
situations involving aircraft operations, while in port at Naval
Station Mayport, FL.
Colorado Youth Find Mentorship in Antique Aviation Community
Founded in August of 1953 by Robert L. Taylor, the Antique Aircraft Association is the world’s oldest organization specifically devoted to antique and classic aircraft. Yet as airfield accessibility continues to diminish and the general aviation community continues to grey, there is growing concern among antique aircraft enthusiasts: how can we appeal to youth in order to grow and support the next generation of pilots?
Will Offer Customized, High Performance SR22s At 'Affordable
Next Dimension Aircraft is readying an 'innovative and
industry-first personalized pre-owned aircraft program designed to
provide fully-customized Cirrus SR22 aircraft with a
high-performance Tornado Alley Turbo powerplant and Avidyne Entegra
Release 9 avionics suite.'
Independent Funding To Prove "Maturity" Of The Armed Aerial
EADS North America and its industry team of American Eurocopter
and Lockheed Martin say they will independently fund and develop
three AAS-72X helicopters to demonstrate the performance,
capabilities and maturity of this rotary-wing aircraft for the U.S.
Army's Armed Aerial Scout mission.
Final Preparations Are Being Made At Facility In French
A new Soyuz launch site in French Guiana is entering its final
phase of preparations, with qualification testing of the facility's
infrastructure now underway and the construction of its
50-meter-tall mobile gantry well advanced. The first Soyuz flight
from the site is expected in September.
A region of space above the Earth’s (or other
planet’s) atmosphere where magnetic fields influence the
motions of charged particles. The magnetosphere magnetically
deflects or traps charged particles from space that would otherwise
bombard the planet’s surface.
Aero-Linx: Lunar and Planetary
Institute - Apollo 13
Celebrating trhe 40th Anniversary of the successful
rescue/recovery of the flight of Apollo 13, the LPI offers up this
summary for the mission. Apollo 13 was the thirteenth in a
series of missions using Apollo-specification flight hardware and
was to be the third lunar landing.
"This commitment is a significant investment and
continues our entrepreneurial approach to meeting our customers'
demanding needs. These aircraft will ensure the AAS-72X
provides a fully capable, compliant Armed Aerial Scout solution for
America's warfighters at the earliest possible date... It is
part of a low-risk approach that combines mature, developed
technologies with the proven UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopter
- which is in widespread service with the US Army."
Source: EADS North America CEO Sean