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May 02, 2009

ISS Crew Takes May Day Off, Readies Station for Progress

The Expedition 19 crew took Friday off in observance of the Russian May Day holiday. However, they did participate in routine medical proficiency training by reviewing the Health Maintenance System and the Advance Cardiac Life Support equipment.

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Cessna Flyer/Piper Flyer Associations To Host Its Annual Pre-Oshkosh Gathering

Scheduled For Waupaca Municipal Airport, July 24-26

The Cessna Flyer and Piper Flyer Associations are inviting all Cessna and Piper pilots to fly in to Waupaca Municipal Airport (KPCZ) in Waupaca, Wisconsin for the associations' Annual Gathering.

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Gone Shopping: Raytheon Buys KillerBee UAS

Technology Will Be Used For Navy Small Tactical UAS Tier II, Other Competitions

Talk about a shopping trip... Raytheon has purchased rights to the technology and name of the KillerBee unmanned aircraft system from Northrop Grumman.

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MESSENGER Reveals Mercury as a Dynamic Planet

Analyses of data from the MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft’s second flyby of Mercury in October 2008 show that the planet’s atmosphere, magnetosphere, and geological past are all characterized by much greater levels of activity than scientists first suspected.

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First Fuselage Section For The A330-200F Freighter Delivered

Airbus' A330-200F program marked an important milestone with the recent delivery of the first major fuselage section for Airbus' new mid-size freighter.

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Former FAA Admin Says Innovation Will Cure Global Aviation Ills

'Innovation Will Lead the Way Out of Economic Doldrums'

The global aviation industry must rely on technological advances to address three of its most pressing challenges -- the worldwide economy, the environment and global air transportation system modernization, so says former FAA Administrator and current AIA President and CEO Marion Blakey...

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Appeal Denied: NTSB Says FAA 'Short On Proof' In Air Ambulance Cert Revocation

The defense attorney for an Air Ambulance company is reporting that the NTSB, on April 22, 2009, denied an appeal by the FAA and affirmed the initial decision of Administrative Law Judge William A. Pope, II, modifying an emergency order.

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Final: FAA Issues Rule on RNAV Ops in Remote Locations/Mountainous Terrain

The Helicopter Association International is circulating word about the publication of a final rule and is seeking comments regarding RNAV Ops in the boonies -- despite the fact that the rule, at this point, is a done deal.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.02.09):

Radar Astronomy  The use of radar to measure the topography, rotation rate, and distance of objects in the solar system, including the Moon, planets, and asteroids, and to detect meteors.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.02.09)

  Aero-Linx: SAFE -- Society of Aviation & Flight Educators SAFE is a member oriented organization of aviation educators which fosters professionalism and excellence in aviation through continuing education, professional standards, and industry accreditation. 

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.02.09)

  "Imprimis' commitment to grow Piper in both existing and emerging markets comes at a time when we are poised to enter a new era in aviation history." Source: Piper CEO Jim Bass, in regards to Friday's exciting announcement of Piper's sale to Imprimis.

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