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April 09, 2011

Air Wisconsin Pilots Withdraw From ASAP Program

Management Program Breach Cited As The Reason

Pilot leaders of Air Wisconsin Airlines Corporation (AWAC) will no longer support or participate in the airline’s Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP) effective April 7.

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STS-1… I Saw It

What Led Up To The First Shuttle Flight

Over the years I've encountered scores of folks who are interested in spaceflight. Yet many of them only know the Space Shuttle and many of those folks only have recall of the program post-Challenger. They were either too young to pay much attention before then, or they simply had yet to be born.

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CSI Wins Appeal Against U.S. DOT

Appellate Court Rules Agency Was "Arbitrary And Capricious"

CSI Aviation Services, Inc. won a significant victory against the U.S. DOT last week when the United States Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the air charter company to continue providing air transportation services to the federal government under its GSA Schedule.

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100LL Fuel Replacement To Be Demonstrated At Friedrichschafen

Swift Enterprises Officials To Present At Europe's Largest Aviation Expo

Flight enthusiasts and general aviation industry officials will be able to watch an aircraft being powered by a high-octane, unleaded, sustainable fuel during Europe's largest trade show for general aviation next week (April 13-16).

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Project Morpheus To Begin Testing At NASA'S Johnson Space Center

Prototype Lander To Be Evaluated For Future Spacecraft Design

Neighbors of NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston may notice some loud noises coming from the 1,600-acre site in the coming weeks.

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NBAA Announces 2011 Maintenance Technical Reward, Career Scholarship Recipients

Open To All Current And Future A&P Holders, Other Interested Persons

The NBAA and its Maintenance Committee congratulated 34 recipients of the 2011 Maintenance Technical Reward and Career Scholarship (TRACS) at NBAA's 26th Annual Maintenance Management Conference, held this week in San Diego, CA.

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Advanced Glass Technology Meets Rugged, Simple, And Reliable Aircraft

Aspen Evolution Available As Factory Option On Maule Aircraft

The Aspen Evolution Flight Display System as now an optional factory upgrade on new Maule aircraft.

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VTB Leasing Takes Delivery Of AW139 Helicopter

Aircraft To Be Tasked With VIP And Corporate Transport Missions

VTB Leasing has taken delivery of an AgustaWestland AW139 medium twin helicopter. This aircraft will be used to perform corporate and passenger transport missions in the region of Moscow.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (04.09.11)

"In a lot of ways, this is what people came to NASA to do: To build things, to fly things." Source: Project Morpheus Manager Matt Ondler.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.09.11): Tailwind

In airport operations, any wind more than 90 degrees to the longitudinal axis of the runway. The magnetic direction of the runway shall be used as the basis for determining the longitudinal axis.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.09.11)

Flying Taildraggers

So you think you want to fly a taildragger. This video link sent to ANN includes clips from US Army flight training videos, plus lots and lots of groundloops, some of which will make you cringe.

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