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June 15, 2010

Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 06.15.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.15.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.15.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Blake Estes, Eagle R&D - 06.15.10 (ANN Special Report, with Blake Estes of Eagle R&D)

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.15.10

Spirit Airlines pilots are out on strike indefinitely.
Avidyne's Entegra 9-point-1 gets its TSO.
And NASA works to help keep kids sharp over summer recess.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.15.10

Spirit Airlines pilots are out on strike indefinitely.
Avidyne's Entegra 9-point-1 gets its TSO.
And NASA works to help keep kids sharp over summer recess.


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ANN Special Feature: Blake Estes, Eagle R&D - 06.15.10

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Blake Estes, Factory Manager for Eagle R&D, about the Helicycle kit helicopter in general, and Blake's personal Helicycle build in particular.

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Cadets Aim High At Civil Air Patrol's National Flight Academies

Eight Academies Across The Country Will Give Cadets Intensive Flight Training

Nearly 200 Civil Air Patrol cadets from across America will learn to fly at a National Flight Academy (NFA) this summer.

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NTSB Releases Preliminary Report In Accident Involving FAA Inspectors

Nose Gear On FAA Plane Collapsed During Landing

The NTSB has released its preliminary report on an accident involving two FAA inspectors on a check flight earlier this month. The nose gear of the plane they were flying collapsed, damaging the airplane but leaving both pilots uninjured.

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Mexico's State Gov't Air Rescue Unit Completes NGV Instructor Training

Night Flight Concepts Teaches The Teachers

Every year, the Mexico State Government Air Rescue Unit (MSGARU) conducts countless search and rescue missions in the mountainous terrain of Mexico in an Agusta A119 Koala.

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AIC Title Service Acquires Aero Records And Title Company

Both Companies Based In Oklahoma City

AIC Title Service, which performs title searches, pulls records, and researches escrows and closings on aircraft worldwide has acquired a competing Oklahoma company, Aero Records and Title Company. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Eurocopter To Debut Multi-Role EC645 Military Helicopter

Covers Come Off For The Eurosatory Defense Exhibition

The newest member of Eurocopter's military helicopter family will be shown for the first time at next week's Eurosatory defense exhibition.  The EC645 is the militarized version of Eurocopter's EC145 helicopter.

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Full-Functioned EFIS In A Small Package

MGL Avionics Unveils XTreme Mini EFIS

After several years of development, MGL Avionics has rolled out the XTreme mini EFIS ... a functional primary flight display (PFD), engine monitor, fuel computer and basic GPS built into a compact package.

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Did Senator Leahy Pull Rank On O'Hare Flight?

Judiciary Committee Chair's Flight From Chicago Seems To Have Gone To The Head Of The Line

Sitting number 31 for departure at Chicago's O'Hare International, the pilot of a flight that was already about an hour late pushing back from the gate on Sunday announced that he was going to power down the aircraft for about 30 minutes while they waited.

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Orlando LSA Flight School Gets A PiperSport LTD

First Landings Aviation Adds Low Wing Aircraft To Its Training Options

The central Florida sport pilot flight school First Landings Aviation, which was founded by two young entrepreneurs in May of 2009, has taken delivery of a 2010 PiperSport LTD.

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Hey, (NASA) Kids, Rock And Roll ... Rock On

University Students And Professors Ready To "Rock On" With NASA

University students and professors from across the country and Puerto Rico will converge on NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia later this month to learn how to build small experiments that can be launched on sounding rockets.

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Sponsors Sought For NASA's Centennial Challenges Competitions

Contests Spark The Imaginations Of "Citizen Inventors"

NASA is seeking private and corporate sponsors for the Centennial Challenges, a program of incentive prizes designed for the "citizen inventor" that generates creative solutions to problems of interest to NASA and the nation.

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NAACP Demands Hallmark Pull Space-Themed Graduation Card

Hears Something Other Than "Black Holes" On Card's Audio Chip

A graduation card featuring the maniacally-talking cartoon characters "Hoops and Yoyo" has drawn the ire of the NAACP in Los Angeles because of a reference to "black holes."

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Aero-TV: Avionics Tip Of The Week -- A Preview of Aspen's New Synthetic Vision

Evolution Synthetic Vision Will Be Available In Q1, 2011

The 53rd Annual AEA International Convention & Trade Show was one of the most eventful in our memory... and one of the reasons was due to the fact that a company no one ever heard of until just a few short years ago continues to shake up the industry with innovation after innovation.

Aero-TV: Are We There Yet? -- Flight Display's Cabin Enhancements

This Sure Beats A Rand-McNally...

On April 8th through April 10th, in Orlando, Florida, hundreds attended the 53rd Annual AEA International Convention & Trade Show; founded in 1957, the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) represents more than 1,300 industry affiliates associated with the general aviation avionics and electronics systems. At AEA’s 2010 ‘New Product Introductions,’ leading manufacturer, Flight Display Systems, announced two new retrofit cabin entertainment products.

Aero-TV: Avionics Tip Of The Week -- A Preview of Aspen's New Synthetic Vision

Evolution Synthetic Vision Will Be Available In Q1, 2011

The 53rd Annual AEA International Convention & Trade Show was one of the most eventful in our memory... and one of the reasons was due to the fact that a company no one ever heard of until just a few short years ago continues to shake up the industry with innovation after innovation.

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Aero-TV: Are We There Yet? -- Flight Display's Cabin Enhancements

This Sure Beats A Rand-McNally...

On April 8th through April 10th, in Orlando, Florida, hundreds attended the 53rd Annual AEA International Convention & Trade Show; founded in 1957, the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) represents more than 1,300 industry affiliates associated with the general aviation avionics and electronics systems. At AEA’s 2010 ‘New Product Introductions,’ leading manufacturer, Flight Display Systems, announced two new retrofit cabin entertainment products.

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FAA Under Increasing Pressure To Approve UAVs In NAS

Washington Says Safety Concerns Still Causing Delays

From everyday law enforcement to border patrol and weather observations, nearly everyone agrees that UAVs could be a powerful and effective tool. But the FAA says there is still not enough data to allow them to fly safely in the U.S.

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Spirit Airlines Flights Cancelled Through Wednesday By ALPA Strike

Airline, Union Remain At Odds Over Pilot Pay

As a result of its pilot union's decision to strike, Spirit's flights are now cancelled through Wednesday, June 16, 2010. 

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Japanese Spacecraft Makes Spectacular Re-Entry

First Spacecraft To Land On An Asteroid And Return To Earth

The Japanese Hayabusa ... or Falcon ... spacecraft made a fiery re-entry into earth's atmosphere over Australia Sunday night (local time), but not before it's important scientific payload was jettisoned and landed safely by parachute in the outback.

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First Supersonic Flight For VSTOL JSF

Sound Barrier Broken On BF-2's 30th Flight

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) variant flew faster than the speed of sound for the first time June 10, the airplane's prime contractor Lockheed Martin said Monday.

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Star Trek Live Debuts Worldwide At NASA's Kennedy Space Center

30 Minute Show At The Visitor Complex Opens To A Packed House

"Star Trek Live", a new interactive stage show based on the popular science-fiction franchise, debuted to hundreds of guests at NASA's Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex last Friday.

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PA32 Impacts Empty School In Arizona

Family Of Four On Board Feared Fatally Injured

Four members of a Florida family reportedly en route to a family vacation at the Grand Canyon are feared to have been killed Friday when the airplane registered to Jeffery Ulrich nosedived into an empty school in Eagar, AZ.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (06.15.10)

"There is a tremendous pressure and need to fly unmanned aircraft in (civilian) airspace." Source: Hank Krakowski, FAA's head of air traffic operations.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.15.10): Handoff

Handoff

An action taken to transfer the radar identification of an aircraft from one controller to another if the aircraft will enter the receiving controller's airspace and radio communications with the aircraft will be transferred.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.15.10)

Supersonic Flight Research

It's pretty much aviation history 101 that Chuck Yeager flew the first supersonic flight in the Bell X-1 back in 1947, but getting to that point was a long journey.

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