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February 05, 2006

ANN Special Feature: RRL's Granger Whitelaw 02.06.06

The newly-formed Rocket Racing League continues to ramp up... with the selection of Granger Whitelaw as CEO... and the formation of the league's first team. Whitelaw talked with ANN's Jim Campbell

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 02.06.06

A new reports says the US needs a new long-range bomber

Controversy over Air Force plans for a new Nevada MOA...

And a battle brews over one company's plans to conduct aerial firefi

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.06.06

A new reports says the US needs a new long-range bomber

Controversy over Air Force plans for a new Nevada MOA...

And a battle brews over one company's plans to conduct aerial firefi

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Spacehab Sues NASA For Columbia Accident Losses

Spacehab Files Court Complaint For Losses On Space Shuttle Mission

SPACEHAB, Incorporated, is filing a civil complaint against NASA with the United States District Court in Houston, Texas for loss and damages suffered during the Space Shuttle Columbia tragedy in February 2003.

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ISS Update: SuitSat Works... For A Little While

2006 Report #5 11:30 pm CST, Friday, February 3, 2006

Space station crew members released a spacesuit-turned-satellite during the second spacewalk of their mission last night. Called SuitSat, it faintly transmitted recorded voices of schoolchildren to amateur radio operators worldwide for a brief period before it ceased sending signals.

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Cocaine Found On Flight From Venezuela

Montreal Authorities Seize Cargo, No Pax Arrested

Over 40 pounds of cocaine were seized Monday night at Montreal's Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport after 38 bricks were found onboard a flight that originated in Porlamar, Venezuela and was en route to Ottawa.

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CubCrafters Rebrands Rebuild, Repair, Parts Support Business

CubCrafters has unveiled “CubCrafters Services” to its current customers, Super Cub re-builders, and all Super Cub owners looking for parts, STC’s, modifications, and other services.

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Pilot Makes Safe Landing After Skyhawk Vs. Deer Encounter

Diverts After Landing Gear Damaged

The pilot of a Cessna 172 that had a close encounter with a herd of deer last week is safe, although he or she may wish they'd heeded advice a little more closely.

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Thielert To Offer Factory Maintenance In Dallas

In anticipation of the first U.S. customer deliveries of the CENTURION 1.7 jet fuel/diesel piston engine powered Diamond DA42-TDI Twin Star aircraft, Thielert Aircraft Engines GmbH today announced that it has reached an agreement with Superior Air Parts to hold a series of monthly maintenance training seminars at Superior’s Engine Build Center in Dallas, Texas.

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Sikorsky Adds Two Heavyweights To CSAR-X Team

AIC, Rockwell Collins Onboard

Sikorsky Aircraft representatives tell Aero-News the company made some significant additions to the team involved in the bid for the US Air Force's CSAR-X competition.

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Embry-Riddle Adding Glass Cockpit and ADS-B Equipped C172s

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has purchased 16 high-tech Cessna 172 aircraft equipped with the Garmin G-1000 glass cockpit suite and the industry-leading automatic dependent surveillance broadcast (ADS-B) system.

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USAF's 615th CRW Plays Role In Joint Exercise

Airmen with the 615th Contingency Response Wing participated in a joint forcible entry exercise, or JFEX, at Pope Air Force Base, N.C., Jan. 21 to 28. JFEX is designed to enhance cohesiveness between the Air Force and Army by executing large-scale heavy equipment and troop movements.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (02.05.06): Generators Vs. Alternators

Aero-Tips!

Most airplanes have electrical systems. They need some way to recharge the airplane’s battery. Depending on a plane’s vintage and mission requirements, it may have a generator or an alternator.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.05.06)

Aero-Linx!

Who are some of the women that have made their mark in the history books?  To learn about some of the heroic women pilots, click on the link below.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.05.06): Angels

Angels Altitude in thousands of feet. "Angels fifteen" means 15,000 ft. NOT to be used by commercial pilots trying to be cool. Also, a term lovingly ascribed to the rescue helicopter by any aviator who has experienced an ejection and subsequent helicopter rescue. 

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (02.05.06)

"We are disappointed that NASA took no action to resolve this claim, and that we had to resort to the courts in order to achieve a fair and reasonable settlement." Source: SPACEHAB President and CEO Michael E. Kearney, commenting on the filing of a civil complaint against NASA with the United States District Court in Houston, TX for loss and damages suffered during the Space Shuttle Columbia tragedy in February 2003.

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