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April 01, 2011

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.01.11

High winds damage dozens of aircraft at Lakeland.
Sebring Aviation will exit the business of selling new LSAs.
And who shot at a 737, and when did it happen?

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.01.11

High winds damage dozens of aircraft at Lakeland.
Sebring Aviation will exit the business of selling new LSAs.
And who shot at a 737, and when did it happen?


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ANN Special Feature: Garmin on the LightSquared Threat to GPS - 04.01.11

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Ted Gartner, Director of Corporate Communications for Garmin International, about the threat to GPS functionality posed by the FCC's fast-tracking of LightSquared's wire

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TSA Mandates GA 'Self-Pat-Down' Program

GA Associations In Quandary As To How To Respond To TSA's Latest Security Mis-Step

ANN April 1st Special Edition: ANN is monitoring the confusion and disbelief expressed by virtually every major GA a association and personality over the TSA's recent mandate to "eliminate a gaping hole in America's Transportation Security programs."

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Wouters To Re-Direct Tap Dancing Skills

Selected For New Dance-Reality Show "Tap Dancin' With The Stars"

ANN April 1st Special Edition: After showing amazing verbal dexterity in trying to convince investors, owners, the media, and others that Cirrus was NOT being shopped to China, CEO Brent Wouters has been approached to star in the inaugural season of a new dance-themed reality show.

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TFRs To Be Posted For Obama Golf Outings

Expect Temporary No Fly Zones To "Pop Up Like Mushrooms" All Around The Country

ANN April 1st Special Edition:  A white house official said Friday that the Obama administration has mandated that the FAA post TFRs over any golf course on which the President would be playing.

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Babbitt Mulls Fees For Low-Time Pilots

Money Collected Would Offset Fuel Taxes Not Paid By Pilots Who Don't Fly Regularly

ANN April 1st Special Edition: FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt is reportedly considering tacking a surcharge onto renewal fees paid by pilots. The surcharges would be based on the number of hours a pilot flies in any given year.

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FAA Orders Lower Ceiling For Eclipse Jets

Service Ceiling Restored, Cabin Ceiling Focus Of New AD

ANN April 1st Special Edition: The FAA has released an update to an airworthiness directive (AD), effective April 1, for certain Eclipse Aviation Corporation (Eclipse) Model EA500 airplanes equipped with a Pratt and Whitney Canada, Corp. (PWC) PW610F-A engine.

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Garmin Discontinues GPS496, GPS696 Family

Introduces iPhone 496 And iPad 696 Aps As Replacements

ANN April 1st Special Edition: Garmin said Friday that it would be transitioning from its proprietary portable navigation devices and focus on building apps for the iOS phones and tablets.

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WACO Classic Joins The VLJ Market

Introducing the NEW "WACO Jet" WJ-1

ANN April 1st Special Edition: WACO Classic has identified yet another under-represented market niche ... the Tri-Engine, 3 place- Hybrid Jet biplane market. The company says the segment has been totally ignored by companies like Eclipse, Adam, ViperJet , Epic and others.

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China To Establish Wichita Embassy

"Washington Is Not Where The Action Is," Says One Chinese Official

ANN April 1st Special Edition: A senior diplomat said Friday that the Chinese Government is scouting locations for an embassy in Wichita, a rumor that city government there will not confirm or deny.

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Kitfox Introduces The TrikeDragger

Nosewheel And Tail Wheel Configurations Combined For Ultimate Flying Experience

ANN April 1st Special Edition: Kitfox has introduced a new version of its popular LSA which doesn't force builders to choose between traditional or tricycle landing gear configurations.

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Security Tightened At AirVenture 2011

TSA Will Man The Main Gates With Scanners, Enhanced Pat-Downs

ANN April 1st Special Edition:  The TSA said Friday it would be setting up shop at the main gates at Oshkosh with full-body scanners and latex-gloved TSOs to assure security at what becomes the world's busiest airport for the week of AirVenture.

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Cessna Unveils Roadable Amphib

High-Performance Twin Can Handle, Air, Land, Or Sea

ANN April 1st Special Edition: Cessna has introduced the world's first amphibious, roadable aircraft. Cessna President and CEO Jack Pelton said this cutting edge design came out of a series of customer focus groups.

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New Electric LSA Offers Inexpensive, Fun Flying

But, As Dr. John Sang, Would It Go Around In Circles?

ANN April 1st Special Edition: A Korean company plans to exhibit a prototype electric LSA at AirVenture 2011. The company, Birds of a Tether, is entering the market with the an airplane tentatively called the AC110, which the company says is the worlds first plug-in airplane.

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Airbus, Ryanair Seek To Maximize Passenger Loads

Developing A Passenger Freight System That Eliminates Seats Entirely

Airbus has announced a partnership with Ryaniar, the Irish low-cost carrier, to design future airliners with features which could cut the cost of airline travel by at least half.

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Airline CEOs To Participate In New Reality Show

Who Is Next To Be Voted Off The Airliner

ANN April 1st Special Edition: A new TV reality show set to debut this fall will feature the CEOs of airlines flying like regular passengers ... in coach in a middle seat where ever possible.

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CA-Developed Biofuel Could Reduce Productivity On Airport Ramps

But Sales Of $100 Hamburgers Could Soar

ANN April 1st Special Edition: Researchers at the University of California at Berkeley have introduced a biofuel that they believe can be a suitable replacement for avgas, made from the seeds and stems of the cannabis sativa plant.

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Airlines Add Commercials To Cockpit Announcements

Cockpit Naming Rights Also Being Considered

ANN April 1st Special Edition: Several major airlines announced Friday that, as of April 1st, announcements from the cockpit will be preceded by a commercial. Airline executives said they had several major sponsors lined up for the launch of the service.

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TSA Launches Premium Television Channel

Content Provided By Airport Full-Body Scanners

ANN April 1st Special Edition: TSA announced Friday that it is launching a premium cable and satellite channel comprised of full body scan images from the nation's airports. The move was immediately slammed by civil liberty groups across the country.

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State Department Eyes Re-Purposing Parked Lockheed C-5 Galaxy Aircraft

Giant Cargo Planes Would Be Modified Into Flying Aircraft Carriers For Foreign Markets

ANN April 1st Special Edition: An insider within the U.S. government, speaking on condition of anonymity, has told Aero-News that there are ongoing negotiations between the United States, Lockheed Aerospace, Department of Defense, and a number of unnamed foreign governments.

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Termite Mutation Threatens Aircraft

Recently-Declassified Documents Reveal The Existence Of Aluminum-Eating Termites

ANN April 1st Special Edition: Recently-declassified government documents and photos reveal the rumors of aluminum eating termites (aka almites) are true. The aluminum termite is a mutation of a common termite seen all around the world.

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AOPA Flips Again on Wine Club

Plan Reportedly Calls For Renaming, Repurposing

ANN April 1st Special Edition: The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association has changed position again on the future of the AOPA Wine Club, according to an organization insider who has requested anonymity.

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ANN FAQ: Can I Believe What I'm Reading Today?

In A Word ... No

Every year on the first of April, people all around the country pause for a few minutes to see if they can tickle the funny bone of the folks they like. And believe me, there's nobody ANN likes better than you, our readers.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (04.01.11)

"OK, folks... ANN did not suddenly lose its mind (though, there ARE moments... oh, never mind). Check the DATE. 04.01.11. It's April FIRST... a/k/a APRIL Fool's Day.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.01.11): Wing

A part of a large building, esp. one that projects from the main part. A group within a political party or other organization that holds particular views or has a particular function.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.01.11)

AOPA Cigar Club

Well, the wine thing didn't work out all that well, but given that so many pilots are older guys, the organization thought maybe they'd go for something a little more ... guy focused.

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