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August 19, 2010

Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 08.19.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.19.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.19.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Chris Burgess, Gyroplane CFI - 08.19.10 (ANN Special Report, with Veteran Gyroplane Instructor Chris Burgess)

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Family Of Tesla Engineer Sues Pilot's Estate

Andrew Ingram Was Fatally Injured In East Palo Alto Accident

The family of 31-year-old Andrew Ingram, who was among those killed when a Cessna 310 went down in a residential neighborhood in East Palo Alto, CA, has sued the estate of the pilot, who was also killed in the crash.

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STC Approved For MT Composite Three-Blade Prop For The Husky

Advanced Propellers Now Available For Aviat Husky Series

Flight Resource in Bloomer, Wisconsin announced Wednesday that the FAA has approved its STC to install the 3-blade MT composite propellers to the Aviat Husky. 

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American Boosts The Price Of Sitting Up Front In Coach

"Express Seating" Tacks On An Additional Charge For The First Few Rows Of Economy Class

If you're hoping to sit in the first few rows of coach on American Airlines, be prepared to pony up an additional $19 to $39 bucks. The legacy carrier says it is charging a premium seat fee to passengers who select seats in the front section of the economy cabin.

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Fundraising For A Park At The Greenville Downtown Airport (KGMU) Underway

Donated Land Has A Great View Of Airport Activity

The Greenville Airport Commission voted this week to start a fundraising effort to build a park near the soon-to-open, Runway Café which they hope will become a place to go and watch the airplanes fly.

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National Aircraft Resale Association Moves Headquarters

NARA Out Of Washington DC For Dallas, Texas

National Aircraft Resale Association (NARA) Chairman, Steve Gade, announced Monday that the organization is moving its headquarters from Washington DC to Dallas, Texas, effective September 1, 2010.

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Mike Goulian To Perform At Westfield, Portsmouth Airshows This Month

Red Bull Air Racer Performs In Extra

With the Red Bull racing season closed out, and no racing planned for next year, some of the pilots who flew the Red Bull circuit are getting ready to fly airshows around the country.

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G500, G550 Receive New Zealand Type Certification

Operators May Now Register The Two Types In NZ

The Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand has granted Type Certificate Validation (TCV) to Gulfstream for the Gulfstream G550 and G500. The approvals allow operators to register the business jets in that country.

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Lakota Helicopter Becoming A Common Sight In The National Capitol Region

U.S. Army Says The Light Utility Helo Is Important To Homeland Security

The Army extended the presence of the UH-72A Lakota Helicopter into the Military District of Washington, August 11, as it replaced the UH-1 Iroquois Helicopter, or Huey, at Fort Belvoir's Davison Army Airfield.

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Randy Brown Tapped As VP, GM For Gulfstream Mexicali Site

Former Senior Production Manager At Savannah Headquarters

Gulfstream has promoted Randy Brown to vice president and general manager of its Mexicali site. Mexicali, with more than 1,000 employees, makes wiring harnesses, sheet metal components, sub-assemblies and machined parts that are used in the manufacturing process.

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Love Field Gets $19.5 Million For New Checked Baggage Screening System

TSA Awards Cash For In-Line Security Screening Equipment

The TSA said Tuesday it has awarded some $19.5 million to Dallas Love Field Airport for construction related to the installation of a new in-line baggage handling system.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.19.10

Martha's Vineyard faces another Presidential TFR.
F-15s are outrun by a 180 on floats!
And the Space Coast will get 40-million to transition.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.19.10

Martha's Vineyard faces another Presidential TFR.
F-15s are outrun by a 180 on floats!
And the Space Coast will get 40-million to transition.


More AERO-Casts

ANN Special Feature: Chris Burgess, Gyroplane CFI - 08.19.10

ANN's Paul Plack talks with veteran gyroplane instructor Chris Burgess about the state of the industry, the unique challenges facing gyro instructors, and why he faithfully returns to the PRA Conve

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Aero-TV: Avidyne's Synthetic Vision -- Taking R9 To The Next Level

GA's Most Revolutionary Glass Cockpit Is About To Go 'Synthetic'

After taking the GA world by storm, the highly capable and oh-so-usable Avidyne Release 9 glass panel system is poised to take its next big leap... not as fast as some others have done, but still built upon a system lauded worldwide for its ease of use and single-pilot friendliness.

Aero-TV: Avidyne's Synthetic Vision -- Taking R9 To The Next Level

GA's Most Revolutionary Glass Cockpit Is About To Go 'Synthetic'

After taking the GA world by storm, the highly capable and oh-so-usable Avidyne Release 9 glass panel system is poised to take its next big leap... not as fast as some others have done, but still built upon a system lauded worldwide for its ease of use and single-pilot friendliness.

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Florida Senator Proposes Tax Breaks For Space Companies

Bid To Help Displaced Aerospace Workers

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson announced a plan Tuesday morning which is aimed at boosting the commercial rocket industry and attracting thousands of jobs to Florida’s Space Coast and further lessen the impact from the wind-down of the space shuttle program.

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Helicopter, Or Not A Helicopter

Some Say Sikorsky's X2 Is Not, At Least In The Traditional Sense

While Sikorsky continues to claim new helicopter speed records for its prototype X2 aircraft, some are saying that it is not a helicopter at all ... because it derives thrust from a pusher propeller.

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Cross Country LSA

"Flight For The Human Spirit" Plans To Land In ALL 50 States

Talk about going on tour!  Michael Combs is touring the country just a few years after being seriously ill, and he is doing it in an LSA.

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Wichita Tops Aerospace And Defense Manufacturing Markets

Others In The Top Five include Huntsville, AL, Charleston, SC, And Seattle, WA

Of all the cities in which aerospace and defense manufacturing occurs, Wichita, the home of Cessna, Hawker Beechcraft, And Bombardier Learjet is number one, according to a national magazine.

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Younger O'Keefe Released From Alaska Hosptial

Former NASA Head Sean O'Keefe, One Other, Remain Hospitalized

The second of four people to survive last week's crash of a DeHavilland Otter in Alaska has been released from the hospital.

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Airborne Laser Set For Second In-Flight Test

Army Hopes To Determine If "Directed Energy" Can Shoot Down A Missile At Long Range

The airborne laser test platform - a high-powered chemical laser aboard a modified 747 -- was set to undergo its second test late Wednesday night off the coast of California, the director of the Missile Defense Agency announced Wednesday.

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NBAA Expands On-Demand Education Webinar Offerings

Online Courses Cover Topics Ranging From Politics To Winter Ops

The NBAA has expanded it's live, interactive business aviation webinars, the association announced Tuesday. NBAA's initial webinars have proven highly popular with the Association's Members, garnering robust participation, favorable feedback and requests for additional offerings.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (08.19.10)

"Isn't it astonishing that all these secrets have been preserved for so many years just so we could discover them!" Source: Orville Wright.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.19.10): Feathered Propeller

A propeller whose blades have been rotated so that the leading and trailing edges are nearly parallel with the aircraft flight path to stop or minimize drag and engine rotation.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.19.10)

National Aviation Day

August 19th, not coincidentally Orville Wright's birthday, was declared "National Aviation Day" by President Franklin Roosevelt in 1939.

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