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October 30, 2010

FAA Approves Fuel Reimbursement For Volunteer Pilots

High-Level Safety Standards Prompt Change In Regs

A groundbreaking ruling by the FAA this month means good news for volunteer pilots engaged in charitable flying who will now be able to operate under an FAA exemption allowing them to receive reimbursement for fuel used in the transport of patients, wounded warriors, and veterans.

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Discovery Launch Delayed To At Least Tuesday

Helium And Nitrogen Leaks Prompt The Move

The launch of space shuttle Discovery is now targeted for Tuesday, Nov. 2, at 1617 EDT.

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Rinaldi: NATCA-FAA Collaboration Equals Better Solutions

NATCA President Updates Union At ATCA Conference

NATCA President Paul Rinaldi  said collaboration equals better solutions “because it utilizes the expertise of the entire workforce”  during a detailed update on the status of NATCA-FAA collaborative efforts as part of an Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) Conference panel discussion.

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TSA Secure Flight Requirement Begin Nov. 1

Additional Boarding Pass Information Must Match Government-Issued ID

Secure Flight, TSA's "behind-the-scenes watch list matching program," goes into full effect Monday, Nov. 1. TSA says the program fulfills a key recommendation of the 9/11 Commission by assuming responsibility of watch list matching from individual airlines.

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U.S. State Department Orders A Pair Of S-61 Helicopters

Upgraded Utility Helos For Air Transport In Afghanistan

The U.S. State Department has ordered a pair of upgraded S-61 utility helicopters for use in Afghanistan to support drug interdiction efforts, Sikorksy announced Wednesday.

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Second Solo Flight Ends In Parking Lot

Florida Student Pilot Lost Control "For Unknown Reasons"

A 60-year-old student pilot reportedly lost control of the Cessna 172 shortly after takeoff from Tampa North Aero Park in Florida for his second solo flight and wound up hitting some cars in a nearby parking lot.

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BAE Exec Foresees Radical Restructuring For Regional Aircraft Support

Sean McGovern: Operators Will Move Away From "A La Carte" Services

An executive for BAE says airline operators will soon begin to demand total support solutions from outside suppliers for their regional aircraft, rather than the "a la carte" service that currently prevails.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (10.30.10)

“We needed a contract in order to stabilize the workforce, stem the high attrition of experienced controllers and begin to rebuild the trust and morale that is essential to believing and sharing in the FAA’s safety mission.” Source: NATCA President Paul Rinaldi.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.30.10): Adverse Yaw

Yaw generated when the ailerons are used. The lifting wing generates more drag, causing an airplane to yaw (or turn) toward it.  

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.30.10)

International Society Of Aviation Photography

Do you enjoy taking photos of aircraft as much as we do? Then you might want to check out the International Society for Aviation Photography, Inc.

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AD: Pilatus

AD NUMBER: 2010-22-09

MANUFACTURER: PILATUS Aircraft Ltd. Model PC-7 Airplanes  

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