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October 08, 2009

Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 10.08.09

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.08.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.08.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Allen Silver, Parachutes 101 - 10.08.09 (ANN Special Report, with FAA Certified Parachute Rigger Allen Silver)

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.08.09

The Air Force prepares for F-35s over the Mohave Desert.
The Cory Lidle suit is settled for pennies on the dollar.
And Boeing studies making jet fuel from salt water plants.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.08.09

The Air Force prepares for F-35s over the Mohave Desert.
The Cory Lidle suit is settled for pennies on the dollar.
And Boeing studies making jet fuel from salt water plants.


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ANN Special Feature: Allen Silver, Parachutes 101 - 10.08.09

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Master Rigger Allen Silver to dispell a few myths about parachutes, both the skydiving kind, and the emergency kind.

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Gulfstream Rolls Out All-New Super Mid-Size Gulfstream G250

Large-Cabin, Mid-Range Business Jet On Track For Customer Deliveries in 2011

Hot on the heels of the Savannah, GA G650 debut, Gulfstream Aerospace and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) rolled out the all-new, super mid-size Gulfstream G250 at Ben Gurion International Airport in Israel Tuesday. The large-cabin, mid-range G250 remains on schedule for customer deliveries in 2011.

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Airborne Law Enforcement Group Accepts $10,000 From American Eurocopter

Three Law Enforcement Airborne Units Will Benefit

During the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) convention in Denver, Colorado, Tuesday, the Airborne Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission (ALEAC) accepted a $10,000 donation from American Eurocopter. The donation will be used to offset the cost of law enforcement air unit accreditation.

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X Prize Foundation Celebrates The 5th Anniversary Of Ansari Prize Win

SpaceShipOne Took The X Prize Five Years Ago This Week

On October 4, 2009, the X PRIZE Foundation celebrated the fifth anniversary of the largest prize in history, the $10 Million Ansari X PRIZE - won by the Mojave Aerospace Ventures team for the historic flights of SpaceShipOne.

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NBAA Applauds Georgia Governor's Proclamation Saluting General Aviation

Association Staff On-Hand at Signing Ceremony

The NBAA welcomed a proclamation by Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue (R-GA), recognizing the essential role general aviation plays for the state and its businesses. Lisa Piccione, NBAA senior vice president, government affairs, was among those in attendance at the signing ceremony held in Atlanta Wednesday.  

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CA Skydiving Company Looks To FAA For Help In Dispute With City

City Of Lincoln Says Company Must Have Insurance That's Not Available

For a year, Skydive Sacramento has been landing clients on private property adjacent to an unused airstrip near Lincoln, California. The owners of the company would like to set up a drop zone on the former airport, but say anti-skydiving city officials are making that impossible.

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Maryland County Receives Federal Grant For Police Helos

But County Officials Say They May Not Accept The Money

Montgomery County Maryland, just northwest of Washington, DC. has received a federal grant of $250,000 to jump start its police helicopter program, but county officials have said they may not accept the money.

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NASA Space Telescope Discovers Largest Ring Around Saturn

Enormous Ring Of Dust And Ice Is Nearly Invisible

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has discovered an enormous ring around Saturn -- by far the largest of the giant planet's many rings. The new belt lies at the far reaches of the Saturnian system, with an orbit tilted 27 degrees from the main ring plane.

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3rd Boeing C-17 Joins 12-Nation Strategic Airlift Capability Initiative

SAC's First Fleet Of Airlifters Is Complete

Boeing delivered a third C-17 Globemaster III to the NATO Airlift Management Organization (NAMO)on Wednesday, in support of NAMO's 12-nation Strategic Airlift Capability (SAC) initiative. The delivery, which took place at Boeing's final assembly facility in Long Beach, completes SAC's first fleet of the advanced airlifters.

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South African Aviator Loses Life Two Weeks After Emergency Landing

Pilot Avoided Houses, Crash Landed In A School Sports Field

Allister Freeman, a pilot for SA Airlink, died Tuesday two weeks after he made an emergency landing on Merebank Secondary School’s sports field, impacting a concrete barricade at the school. Four people were injured in the incident. Three were on the aircraft. A municipal worker on the ground was also injured.

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AD: Teledyne Continental Motors

AD NUMBER: 2009-19-07

MANUFACTURER: Teledyne Continental Motors O-470, IO- 470, TSIO-470, IO-520, TSIO-520, IO-550, and IOF-550 Series Reciprocating Engines.

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Aero-TV: The Bend Reunion Fly-In - Show of Gratitude Before Wichita Move

Steve Masters Summarizes the Farewell to the Bend, Oregon Community

On the weekend of August 28th, 2009, Lancair/Columbia/Corvalis 300/350/400 owners arrived in Bend, Oregon for the final Bend Reunion Fly-In.  The bittersweet gathering followed Cessna’s difficult decision on April 29th of this year to close the former Columbia facility and move all factory operations to Wichita, Kansas in response to the harsh economic climate.  Steve Masters, President of the Cessna Advanced Aircraft Club, explained that the reunion provided owners with one last opportunity to show support and gratitude for the Bend community before the move.

Aero-TV:  Flight Tip of the Week - Tom Turner, Addressing Fuel Mishaps Pt. 1

Turner Explains the Statistics, Preventative Efforts Regarding Fuel Incidents

Fuel exhaustion and fuel starvation are two of the most preventable causal factors leading to incidents in the general aviation community.  Tom Turner, Manager of Technical Services for the American Bonanza Society and leading instructor for FlightSafety, Bonanza’s international pilot training program, has dedicated a significant effort to understanding what factors lead to this seemingly simple, but dangerous piloting mistake.

Aero-TV: The Bend Reunion Fly-In - Show of Gratitude Before Wichita Move

Steve Masters Summarizes the Farewell to the Bend, Oregon Community

On the weekend of August 28th, 2009, Lancair/Columbia/Corvalis 300/350/400 owners arrived in Bend, Oregon for the final Bend Reunion Fly-In.  The bittersweet gathering followed Cessna’s difficult decision on April 29th of this year to close the former Columbia facility and move all factory operations to Wichita, Kansas in response to the harsh economic climate. 

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Aero-TV: Flight Tip of the Week - Tom Turner, Addressing Fuel Mishaps Pt. 1

Turner Explains the Statistics, Preventative Efforts Regarding Fuel Incidents

Fuel exhaustion and fuel starvation are two of the most preventable causal factors leading to incidents in the general aviation community.  Tom Turner, Manager of Technical Services for the American Bonanza Society and leading instructor for FlightSafety, Bonanza’s international pilot training program, has dedicated a significant effort to understanding what factors lead to this seemingly simple, but dangerous piloting mistake.

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Civil Air Patrol To Receive NBAA Al Ueltschi Award

Presented Annually For Humanitarian Leadership

The NBAA announced Wednesday that the Civil Air Patrol will be presented with the NBAA Al Ueltschi Humanitarian Award in recognition of the organization's efforts to provide disaster relief for people and communities in times of crisis.  

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Senate Defense Appropriation Omits F136 Engine

President Had Threatened To Veto Spending Plan If Alternate Engine Was Included

The $636.3 billion fiscal 2010 military appropriations bill approved by the U.S. Senate Tuesday does not include funding for the F136 alternate engine for the Joint Strake Fighter program. The alternate engine has been the focus of a presidential veto threat through the entire budget process.

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Pilot Who Crashed L-29 Delfin In California Was Not Checked Out To Fly It

Instructor and ATP Who Signed His Logbook Has Been Stripped Of All Flying Priveleges

The FAA has issued an Emergency Order of Revocation against Douglas Gilliss for falsifying the logbook of David Zweigle, saying he had personally checked Zweigle's ability to fly the L-29 Delfin which crashed July 4th 2009, killing Zweigle and his passenger.

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Cessna Offers Deposit Amplifier

Retail Skylane And Turbo Skylane Aircraft Purchased Through 2009 Are Eligible

Cessna Wednesday unveiled a "deposit amplifier" program through the end of the year that adds $30,000 to a deposit on a retail order for qualifying new Cessna 182 or Turbo 182 Skylane single-engine piston aircraft.

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EADS And Eurocopter Sign Helicopter Cooperation Agreement With Kazakhstan

Purpose Is To Share Skills And Knowledge With Local Partners

During the official visit of the French President to Kazakhstan, EADS and Eurocopter signed a cooperation agreement with the sovereign wealth fund SAMRUK-KAZYNA to create a public-private joint venture in Kazakhstan, for the purpose of developing helicopter activities.

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Dad Flies Second Son To School In Orlando

Mayor Of Minneola Caught A Ride To Work

The dad who sparked an FAA investigation after landing near East Ridge High School in Minneola outside Orlando, Florida to drop his oldest son at school on the first day of classes has made a second flight, this time for his younger boy.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (10.08.09)

"These unsung heroes volunteer their time and expertise to provide assistance in 90 percent of inland search and rescue missions. " Source: NBAA President Ed Bolen, announcing that the Civil Air Patrol will receive the Al Ueltschi Humanitarian Award at this year's NBAA Convention in Orlando.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.08.09): Scud

Low fragments of clouds, usually stratus fractus, that are unattached and below a layer of higher clouds, either nimbostratus or cumulonimbus. They are often along and behind cold fronts and gust fronts, being associated with cool moist air, such as an outflow from a thunderstorm.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.08.09)

 Airborne Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission We report often on the use of aircraft in law enforcement, and salute those who fly every day keeping citizens safe. The intent of the ALEAC is to encourage safe, efficient and accident-free aviation operations in support of law enforcement missions. 

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