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May 26, 2010

Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 05.26.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.26.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.26.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: The Airboss's Job - 05.26.10 (ANN Special Report, with Veteran Airshow Airboss Ralph Royce )

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Space Shuttle Atlantis Home After Its Final Planned Mission

12 Day Mission Ended With KSC Landing Wednesday Morning

Space shuttle Atlantis and six astronauts ended a 12-day journey of more than 4.8 million miles with an 0848 EDT landing Wednesday at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.26.10

Heads up Chicago - another Presidential TFR starts tomorrow.
The NTSB finds 24 lessons in the Miracle on the Hudson.
And border states want border patrol UAVs in the air...right now.<

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.26.10

Heads up Chicago - another Presidential TFR starts tomorrow.
The NTSB finds 24 lessons in the Miracle on the Hudson.
And border states want border patrol UAVs in the air...right now.<

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ANN Special Feature: The Airboss's Job - 05.26.10

Veteran Airshow Airboss Ralph Royce discusses the finer points and ups and downs of the job.

FMI: www.airshows.aero

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Corporate Angel Network Needs Angels Too

Aviation Industry Event Raises $95,000 For CAN

The Greater Washington Aviation Open, a charity golf event held Monday, May 24 at Lansdowne Resort near Washington, DC, raised $95,000 to benefit Corporate Angel Network, the nonprofit organization that arranges free flights to treatment for cancer patients using empty seats on business flights.

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Navy Aviation Training Pipeline Full To Overflowing

There Are Currently More Student Pilots Pre-Loaded Than Slots Available

In an effort to reduce and stabilize the current wait time for training, the Navy is seeking to decrease the number of officers in the Aviation Preflight Indoctrination (API) student pilot pre-load.

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GWBAA Concludes Safety Standdown With Focus On Accident Prevention

Various Safety Topics Addressed By Aviation Professionals

The Greater Washington Business Aviation Association (GWBAA) held its fourth annual Safety Standdown at the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Training Center in Ashburn, VA on May 20. Speakers addressed the attendees on a variety of key safety topics for aviation professionals.

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Centurion: Engines Need No Mods For FAA Carbon Monoxide SAIB

Company Says Its Mufflers Do Not Require Replacement

Centurion says that its engines are not affected by an FAA SAIB recommending the replacement of mufflers on reciprocating engines with more than 1,000 hours.  It notes that reciprocating engines with a diesel combustion process produce very small amounts of Carbon Monoxide.

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Lose Your Temper In A Security Line And TSA Will Remember

Security Agency Keeps Little-Known Database Of People Who Make Screeners Feel "Threatened"

If you're having a bad day at the airport, it's probably best if you keep it to yourself while in the security line. TSA has admitted that it is keeping a database of passengers who lose their temper, or even make a snide comment to a screener.

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This Phoenix May Not Rise From The Martian Dust

Phoenix Mars Lander Does Not Phone Home, New Image Shows Damage

NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander has ended operations after repeated attempts to contact the spacecraft were unsuccessful. A new image transmitted by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) shows signs of severe ice damage to the lander's solar panels.

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220 U.S. And International Teachers To Participate In Astronaut Training

Honeywell Scholarship Program Provides Effective Teaching Techniques For Science And Math

Teachers from 17 countries and 44 states have been selected to attend the "Honeywell Educators @ Space Academy" program at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama, June 11-23. The event is one element of the company's math and science education initiative.

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U.S. Air Force Apparently Likes Miniature Air Launched Decoys

Awards Raytheon $97 Million For More Of The Tiny Aircraft That Mimics Combat Profiles

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Raytheon Company $96.7 million for a third production lot of the Miniature Air Launched Decoy (MALD), a decoy flight vehicle that is modular, air-launched and programmable. It weighs less than 300 pounds and has a range of approximately 500 nautical miles.

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Polish Air Force Commander Was In Cockpit Before Presidential Plane Went Down

No Evidence Of Pilot Being Pressured To Attempt Landing

The commander of the Polish Air Force was in the cockpit of the plane carrying Polish President Lech Kaczynski and other officials before it went down short of the runway in heavy fog in western Russia last month.

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Dash 8 A Step Closer To WAAS LPV Approach Capability

DAC International Completes Type Certificate Inspection On FMS

Type Certificate Inspection (TIA) for the dual Universal Avionics Systems Corporation UNS-1Lw with Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) and Localizer Performance with Vertical Guidance (LPV) approach capability on Bombardier Dash 8 series aircraft has been completed.

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Idaho National Lab Invention Could Aid Search For Martian Life

Patent Filed For "Total Ion Control" Mass Spectrometry Device

Future Mars rovers could have smaller, cheaper and more sensitive life-detecting instruments, thanks to a new invention unveiled by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Idaho National Laboratory (INL).

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Aero-TV: Recrafting A Classic - Flying The WACO YMF 5-D

Jim Campbell Gets His Hot Little Hands On A True Classic Airplane

Running Aero-News is a tough busy gig... but there are times when it's pure joy... like those times when you get to climb into a 300HP Waco YMF 5-D bipe and head for Valhalla. Pity that poor Campbell guy... work, work, work!

Aero-TV: Recrafting A Classic - Flying The WACO YMF 5-D

Jim Campbell Gets His Hot Little Hands On A True Classic Airplane

Running Aero-News is a tough busy gig... but there are times when it's pure joy... like those times when you get to climb into a 300HP Waco YMF 5-D bipe and head for Valhalla. Pity that poor Campbell guy... work, work, work!

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LaHood: Aviation Advisory Committee Can Help Ensure The Health Of The Industry

DOT Secretary Opens The First Meeting Of The New Panel

At the opening session of the Future of Aviation Advisory Committee meeting Tuesday, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood charged the committee's members with helping to ensure that the U.S. aviation industry remains vital, competitive, sustainable and safe.

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Navy Needs F-35's Capabilities, Admiral Says

Navy Is "Not Soft" On The F-35 Carrier Variant

The Navy needs the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter's fifth-generation capabilities, the service's acting director of air warfare said Monday.

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Atlantis Nearly Ready For The Pasture

Set To Return From Her Final Mission Wednesday

Atlantis astronauts stowed spacesuits, wrapped up the standard late inspection of the shuttle's thermal protection system ahead of schedule and enjoyed some time off Monday.  Landing at Kennedy Space Center is scheduled for 0748 Wednesday. 

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Tundra Tires, Skis, And Combinations Topic Of FAA SAFO

Leaf-Spring Landing Gear Failures Have Increased, FAA Says

The FAA has published a Safety Alert For Operators (SAFO) for airplanes with leaf-spring landing gear which have been modified with oversized "tundra" tires, skis, or a combination of the two.

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Economy Proves To Be A Stake Through The Heart Of Vampire

E-Mail Announces That Sadler Aircraft Company Is For Sale

At Sebring this past January, there were about 100 manufactures of LSAs in various stages of development and production, which caused many, including the ANN editorial staff, to wonder out loud how many might be around by the 2011 LSA Expo.

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Maybe Not Faster Than A Speeding Bullet, But Faster Than The Average Helicopter

Envelope Expansion Continues For Sikorsky X2 Technology

Sikorsky's X2 Technology demonstrator achieved a speed of 181 knots in a test flight Monday at the Sikorsky Development Flight Center in West Palm Beach, FL.

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Gripen NG Demo Makes International Debut

Participates In Evaluation Trials For Combat Aircraft In India

The Gripen NG demo made its International debut last week by taking part in the last phase of the Indian evaluation trials for the MMRCA (Medium Multi- Role Combat Aircraft) tender in India.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.26.10)

"Today, men and women who care deeply about the future of aviation in this country come together to challenge old assumptions and tackle persistent problems in new ways." Source: Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.26.10): Feathered Propeller

A propeller whose blades have been rotated so that the leading and trailing edges are nearly parallel with the aircraft flight path to stop or minimize drag and engine rotation.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.26.10)

Aircraft Specs

Need some performance data on a General Aviation airplane made within the last 40 years or so? Aircraft Performance Database website is for you.

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