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June 01, 2011

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.01.11

Scott A. Ernest has been named the new President And CEO Of Cessna.

Shots were fired at a parked Grumman Albatross at Deer Valley Airport near Phoenix early Sunday, and a local resident is

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And Then There Was One ... Endeavour Lands Safely At KSC

Successful Mission Capped By Early-Morning Touchdown

Space shuttle Endeavour and its six-astronaut crew sailed home for the final time, ending a 16-day journey of more than 6.5 million miles with a landing at 0234 EDT on Wednesday at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 06.01.11

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.01.11 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program)

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Orion MPCV Navigation System Test During During STS-134 Shuttle Mission

New Docking Sensor Performs "Better Than Expected"

In an unprecedented on-orbit maneuver, Commander Mark Kelly completed the first ever Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV)-like approach to the International Space Station at 0420 EDT Monday  as part of the Sensor Test for Orion Relative Navigation Risk Mitigation (STORRM).

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Thousands Of Young People Expected To Take Advantage Of 'Learn To Fly' Day

Demonstration Flights June 11th "Creating The Next Generation Of Aviators"

Thousands of young people are expected to take to the sky on Saturday, June 11, as EAA volunteers continue an outstanding aviation tradition – International Young Eagles Day.

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FAA Issues InFO Bulletin On Tablet EFB Authorization

Jeppesen Mobile TC For iPad Cited

The process used to authorize the Jeppesen Mobile TC App for iPad as an alternative to paper aeronautical charts for a certificated operator has been noted by the FAA in a recent Information for Operators (InFO) bulletin.

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NASA Demonstrating SMART Technology Through Suborbital Rocket Mission

Microsatellite To Fly On Orion Rocket June 9

A new microsatellite designed to give scientists less expensive access to space will be demonstrated during a NASA Terrier-Improved Orion suborbital sounding rocket flight between 0700 and 1000 EDT June 9, from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

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Angel MedFlight CEO Makes Gift To Fredericktown, OH, FD

Former Fredericktown Firefighter Jamie Freer Donates Off-Road Vehicle

The Fredericktown Community Fire District’s fire-suppression fleet just grew by one, courtesy of a gift from Jeremy Freer, a Fredericktown Fire alumnus and President and CEO of Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance Services.

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Royal Navy Helicopters Exercise With Newest U.S. Aircraft Carrier

USS George H W Bush Participates In Operations Off The Coast Of Cornwall

Helicopters from 849 Naval Air Squadron took part in a major maritime exercise recently with the United States aircraft carrier USS George H W Bush off the west coast of Cornwall.

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Dassault Falcon 7X Added To JetSupport Amsterdam Capabilities

First EASA Part-145 Maintenance Organization In The Netherlands To Facilitate The Falcon 7X

JetSupport Amsterdam has added the Dassault Falcon 7X to its EASA Part-145 maintenance approval certificate.

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How's This For A Sales Incentive? Buy A Hawker, Get A Lotus

Companies Collaborating On Engineering Initiatives

The partnership makes sense, in a way. Hawker Beechcraft Corporation has formed an alliance with Group Lotus, which will see the two manufacturers working together on a number of unique initiatives.

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Al Bateen Executive Airport Welcomes Rotana Jet Aviation

New UAE Operator Beginning Service With A G450, Plans Expansion

Al Bateen Executive Airport, operated by Abu Dhabi Airports Company as the only dedicated business airport in the Middle East, has a new FBO ... Rotana Jet Aviation.

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Parties Look To Settle Empire State Building BASE Jump Suit

Jumper Was Prevented From Completing The Attempt

A lawsuit over a 2006 BASE jumping attempt at the Empire State Building, which was thwarted by local authorities, is near settlement according to lawyers from both sides.

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Aero-TV: Freeflight At AEA 2011 -- Affordable ADS-B Solutions

Incredible New Capabilities Don't Have To Bankrupt You

One of the fun things we get to do at the annual AEA Convention (besides work our buns off) is catch up on all that is new and exciting in the avionics world... and while there are many new gizmos to play with, one of the surprising things that much of GA has to learn is that not all of them have to cost an arm and a leg (OK... just most of the them... grin).

Aero-TV: Freeflight At AEA 2011 -- Affordable ADS-B Solutions

Incredible New Capabilities Don't Have To Bankrupt You

One of the fun things we get to do at the annual AEA Convention (besides work our buns off) is catch up on all that is new and exciting in the avionics world... and while there are many new gizmos to pay with, one of the surprising things that much of GA has to learn is that not all of them have to cost an arm and a leg (OK... just most of the them... grin).

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French Authorities Say 75 Bodies Recovered From AF447

Over Half Of Those Aboard When The Plane Went Down Have Been Recovered

Authorities in France report that an additional 75 bodies have been recovered from the wreckage of Air France Flight 447, which went down two years ago on a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris. 127 of the 228 people on board the flight have now been recovered.

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SAFE Members Elect Three Directors

Incumbents Rewarded With Another Term

The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) recently announced results of its annual election to fill three seats on its Board of Directors. Incumbents Tom Benenson, John Dorcey, and Donna Wilt were re-elected to three-year terms.

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EASA Certifies ATR72-600

ATR Can Commence Delivery Of The Regional Aircraft

The EASA has certified the  ATR 72-600, the newest member of the ATR family. Flight testing on the aircraft began in the summer of 2009.

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Babbitt Breaks Ground On New Las Vegas ATC Facility

New Tower, Approach Control To Be Built At McCarran International

FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt helped break ground Tuesday for a new, $99 million air traffic control tower and radar approach control at McCarran International Airport.

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General Hostage To lead Air Combat Command

Confirmed By The U.S. Senate For The Post

The U.S. Senate confirmed the assignment of the newest commander of Air Combat Command. Lt. Gen. Gilmary M. Hostage III, whom the Senate also confirmed for appointment to the grade of general, will assume command of ACC at a later date.

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Boeing Touts Continued Environmental Improvements

Reports Lower Energy Consumption, CO2 Emissions, Water Use In Manufacture Of Aircraft

While increasing airplane production, the Boeing Company says it has generated year-over-year improvements in environmental performance, according to its annual Environment Report released Tuesday.

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Arizona Man Allegedly Shoots At Parked Airplane

Suspect Charged With DUI, Among Other Things

Shots were fired at a parked Grumman Albatross at Deer Valley Airport near Phoenix early Sunday, and a local resident is under arrest, charged with aggravated DUI and felony flight.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (06.01.11)

"As I look back on nearly two years here (Air Forces Centeral Command), I'm grateful for the efforts of this joint and combined team providing airpower to supported commanders." Source: Air Force Lt. General Gilmary Hostage, the new commander of Air Combat Command.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.01.11): Extratropical

A term used in advisories and tropical summaries to indicate that a cyclone has lost its "tropical" characteristics.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.01.11)

Paragliding Tales and Reviews

Find out what is happening world wide in the sport of paragliding.

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