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March 31, 2011

Aero-TV: Intrinzic Value -- The Cessna Corvalis TTX

Cessna Throws Down The Gauntlet In The High-Performance Piston Airplane Game

The battle for supremacy among the high performance piston aircraft market just got a great deal more interesting. Cessna has revamped the Corvalis line in announcements that were made this week with inducements that include the latest Garmin flight deck... technology based on the upcoming G3000 touchscreen flight deck control and display system. Cessna has confirmed that its new Corvalis TTX high-performance single-engine piston features new standard and optional equipment, all-new interior and paint scheme options, and the Intrinzic flight deck powered by the Garmin G2000.

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Severe Weather Rips Through Lakeland

Several People Sustain Minor Injuries, Many Airplanes Damaged Or Destoryed

ANN Breaking News 03.31.2011 1600 EDT: The severe weather which has been raking Central Florida for the past two days has severely damaged or destroyed several airplanes at the Sun 'n Fun airshow being held at Linder Regional Airport in Lakeland Florida.

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FlightSafety International Celebrates 60th Anniversary

Incorporated In 1951 For Advanced Pilot Training

FlightSafety International is pleased to announce that March 29 marked the 60th anniversary of its founding.

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NASA Astronaut Doug Wheelock Wins Social Media Shorty Award

Wheelock Photo "Moon From Space" Chosen For Real-Time Photo Of The Year

NASA astronaut Doug Wheelock was honored with a Shorty Award for an image of the moon he took and posted to his Twitter account, @Astro_Wheels, while living aboard the International Space Station last year.

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Cessna Introduces New Simulator Program For Flight Training

Teamed With Redbird Flight Sims And King Schools

Cessna has teamed with King Schools and Redbird Flight Simulations to develop a program that couples guided video instruction and demonstration with simulator activity, giving customers a better overall experience while practicing various maneuvers.

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NEMSPA, FAASTeam Hold Cincinnati Helicopter Safety Summit

Primary Goal Was Improved Radio Communication For The Metro Area

On Tuesday March 22nd, multiple helicopter operators and pilots from every facet of the industry in and around the Cincinnati metro area got together to participate in an open discussion on helicopter safety as it pertains to Cincinnati.

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AC-U-KWIK Data Now Available For Portable Avionics

Garmin Making Airport Directory Available For Its area 550/560 and GPSMAP 695/696

Garmin will begin offering AC-U-KWIK Airport Directory data on its aera 550/560 and GPSMAP 695/696 portable aviation devices, the company announced Tuesday.

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Advancements Added To Lightspeed Aviation Zulu Headset

Next-Generation Zulu Incorporates Several Patent-Pending Innovations

Lightspeed Aviation says its the next-generation Zulu headset includes several patent-pending innovations and capitalizes on Lightspeed’s strength of responding to the needs of pilots.

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Winner Aviation Expands Hangar Capacity

Purchases Adjacent Hangar To Facilitate Increased MRO Working Capacity And Aircraft Storage

Winner Aviation has purchased a recently-constructed neighboring hangar at Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport. The 14,500 square foot building provides Winner an additional 12,000 square feet of hangar space and 2,500 square feet of office space.

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Study: Backscatter Devices Do Not Jeopardize Health

University Of California Study Says Full-Body Scanners Pose No Health Risk

A study published in the University of California's "Archives Of Internal Medicine" indicates that the full-body scanners in use in airports around the world pose no significant health risk due to radiation.

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Piaggio P180 Exhibited As Art In Milan

An Avanti II Aircraft Is Turned Into A Work Of Art By Mimmo Paladino

For the first time, a Piaggio P.180 has been painted by a contemporary artist and placed on display as a work of art. The Master Mimmo Paladino was inspired to create this piece from the Avanti II because of its unique, unmistakable design.

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When Is An Asteroid Not An Asteroid?

When It Can Be Classified As A "Protoplanet"

On March 29, 1807, German astronomer Heinrich Wilhelm Olbers spotted Vesta as a pinprick of light in the sky. Two hundred and four years later, as NASA's Dawn spacecraft prepares to begin orbiting this intriguing world, scientists now know how special the body is.

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Aero-TV: Intrinzic Value -- The Cessna Corvalis TTX

Cessna Throws Down The Gauntlet In The High-Performance Piston Airplane Game

The battle for supremacy among the high performance piston aircraft market just got a great deal more interesting. Cessna has revamped the Corvalis line in announcements that were made this week with inducements that include the latest Garmin flight deck... technology based on the upcoming G3000 touchscreen flight deck control and display system. Cessna has confirmed that its new Corvalis TTX high-performance single-engine piston features new standard and optional equipment, all-new interior and paint scheme options, and the Intrinzic flight deck powered by the Garmin G2000.

Aero-TV: A 2011 LSA Q&A –- Planning To Buy An LSA? If Not… Why Not?

The Fourth Question (of Five) Is Put Forth Among The Attendees of the 2011 US SAE

OK... four questions down, one to go... and this time we're dealing with the rudiments of the purchasing decisions a number of LSA adherents may or may not make. One of the most enjoyable interactions we at ANN and Aero-TV undertake at the dozens of events we attend is the chance to talk NOT with the newsmakers... but to those that the news we report on affects most... YOU. At the 2011 Sebring Sport Aviation Expo, we spent extra time asking the attendees a series of five questions... both to gauge the kind of interest that LSA holds for the aviation community as well as the strength of that interest.

Aero-TV: A 2011 LSA Q&A -– Got Any Favorites Among Today’s LSAs?

The Fifth Question (of Five) Is Put Forth Among The Attendees of the 2011 US SAE

OK... this is the final question... and this time we're asking our interviewees to play favorites. One of the most enjoyable interactions we at ANN and Aero-TV undertake at the dozens of events we attend is the chance to talk NOT with the newsmakers... but to those that the news we report on affects most... YOU. At the 2011 Sebring Sport Aviation Expo, we spent extra time asking the attendees a series of five questions... both to gauge the kind of interest that LSA holds for the aviation community as well as the strength of that interest.

AOPA Quietly Corks Wine Club

Fuller: Appeal Was Not Broad Enough To Continue

An e-mail sent to a member of the Cirrus Owners and Pilot's Association (COPA) and forwarded to ANN indicates that AOPA has decided to close up its Wine Club.

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Aero-TV: A 2011 LSA Q&A -– Got Any Favorites Among Today’s LSAs?

The Fifth Question (of Five) Is Put Forth Among The Attendees of the 2011 US SAE

OK... this is the final question... and this time we're asking our interviewees to play favorites. One of the most enjoyable interactions we at ANN and Aero-TV undertake at the dozens of events we attend is the chance to talk NOT with the newsmakers... but to those that the news we report on affects most... YOU. At the 2011 Sebring Sport Aviation Expo, we spent extra time asking the attendees a series of five questions... both to gauge the kind of interest that LSA holds for the aviation community as well as the strength of that interest.

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Aero-TV: A 2011 LSA Q&A –- Planning To Buy An LSA? If Not… Why Not?

The Fourth Question (of Five) Is Put Forth Among The Attendees of the 2011 US SAE

OK... four questions down, one to go... and this time we're dealing with the rudiments of the purchasing decisions a number of LSA adherents may or may not make. One of the most enjoyable interactions we at ANN and Aero-TV undertake at the dozens of events we attend is the chance to talk NOT with the newsmakers... but to those that the news we report on affects most... YOU. At the 2011 Sebring Sport Aviation Expo, we spent extra time asking the attendees a series of five questions... both to gauge the kind of interest that LSA holds for the aviation community as well as the strength of th

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NBAA Welcomes Congressional Action To Preserve The BARR

Legislation Filed In Rules Committee Would Preserve Opt-Out

The NBAA said Tuesday it welcomes legislation filed with the House Rules Committee that includes language to preserve the Block Aircraft Registration Request (BARR) program.

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Sebring Aviation Out Of The New Light-Sport Aircraft Sales Business

Owner Phil Lockwood To Sharpen Focus On Parts And Maintenance

Sebring Aviation owner Phil Lockwood says he plans to sharpen his focus on his core capability of parts and service for all Rotax-powered aircraft, shifting resources from new aircraft sales to expand the parts and service business: Lockwood Aviation Supply and Lockwood Aviation Repair.

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Airbus CEO Tom Enders Calls For Investment In The Future

Sustainable Aviation At The Heart Of A Thriving European Economy

In a speech to a major EU summit in Madrid, Airbus President and CEO, Tom Enders, urges Europe "to invest in improving an infrastructure that so much of the world’s economic and social development relies on."

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Avidyne Announces 'Flysafe Giveaway Extravaganza'

Avidyne Drawing For New TAS620A 'ADS-B In'-Capable Traffic Advisory System

Avidyne Corporation is conducting what they've dubbed the "FlySafe Giveaway Extravaganza" program which will allow aircraft owners to register to win a new TAS620A Traffic Advisory System with 'ADS-B In' capability.

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Bullet Recovered From US Airways B737

Hole Discovered In Fuselage During Pre-Flight

A bullet was recovered from the fuselage of a USAirways B737 in Charlotte, NC, after a hole was found above a passenger window during a pre-flight inspection. Federal investigators are still trying to determine if the airplane was shot in flight, or after it landed.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (03.31.11)

"Today's action in Congress comes as very good news ... for the thousands of companies that rely on the BARR program." Source: NBAA presdident and CEO Ed Bolen.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.31.11): Obscuration

Any phenomena in the atmosphere, excluding precipitation, that reduces horizontal visibility.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.31.11)

First Photos From Mercury Orbit

At 0520 EDT on Mar. 29, 2011, MESSENGER captured an historic image of Mercury.

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