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July 09, 2009

NTSB Determines Probable Cause Of 2007 Fossett Crash

Steve's Loss Was Due To 'An Encounter With Downdrafts'

The NTSB has released its final report on the aviation accident that claimed the life of Steve Fossett.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 07.09.09

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.09.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.09.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Lynn King, Arlington Fly-In - 07.09.09 (ANN Special Report, with RC Flyer, Lynn King)

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.09.09

A charter operator pleads guilty to using unqualified pilots.
Boeing buys out a 787 vendor to try and get the program back on track.
And the prospect of Boeings built in South Carolin

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.09.09

A charter operator pleads guilty to using unqualified pilots.
Boeing buys out a 787 vendor to try and get the program back on track.
And the prospect of Boeings built in South Carolin

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ANN Special Feature: Lynn King, Arlington Fly-In - 07.09.09

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Lynn King, one of the radio-controlled model aircraft enthusiasts putting on demonstrations at this weekend's Arlington Regional Fly-In.

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Alaska Airlines, Horizon Air Pursue 'Greener Skies' Over Seattle

NextGen Approach Procedures Are The Heart Of The Experiment

This summer Alaska Airlines began testing next-generation flight procedures at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac) that will allow the airline and its sister carrier, Horizon Air, to reduce their environmental impact during airport approaches.

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Cirrus Surge Boosts Northstar

Parts Manufacturer Re-Hiring Laid Off Workers

Duluth parts manufacturer Northstar Aerospace is hiring back some of its laid-off workforce due largely to a surge in orders for Cirrus aircraft. 

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Student Pilot Who Went Down Over The Weekend Had An Expired Certificate

Student Ticket Had Expired June 30th.

The person flying a Cessna 150 which went down over the weekend near Mayflower, Arkansas had held a student pilot's license, but it had expired on June 30th and was not re-issued, according to the FAA.

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CBP Completes Unmanned Aircraft Surveillance In Great Lakes Region

Operation To Demonstrate Potential UAV Role In Border Patrol Missions

U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Office of Air and Marine has concluded surveillance operations along the U.S. side of the maritime border of Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence Seaway, and the land border of New York and Ontario on June 25, 2009.

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Airline Services Council Selects New Leadership

Jack Evans, CEO Of Total Airport Services Is The New NATA Chairman

NATA President James K. Coyne announced the new leadership of the association's Airline Services Council (ASC). The NATA formed the Airline Services Council in 2002 to further the interests of companies providing services to scheduled air carrier as their primary business.

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Bel Air's First AW139 Helicopter Enters Service

Other Helicopters On Order For Offshore Support

AgustaWestland  has announced that Bel Air's first AW139 medium twin helicopter named "Spirit of Agusta" has entered service. The 12 seat configured aircraft, which has started flying offshore transport missions, was delivered to the Danish customer last month.

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Michael Goulian to Receive Bill Barber Award

To Be Presented At AirVenture Later This Month

Michael Goulian is honored and excited to be chosen to receive the prestigious 2009 Bill Barber Award for Showmanship during EAA's AirVenture 2009. "It was a huge surprise for me when I was informed that I was chosen to win this award. Bill Barber is a legend in the airshow business so I am very humbled to have my name attached to an award honoring his memory", remarked Michael.

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Lithuanian Pilots Will Circle The Baltic Sea In LSA's

7 Countries To Be Visited

Six Lithuanian pilots have begun a week-long trip around the Baltic Sea in six Flight Design CT aircraft. All six pilots belong to the Liekio Pilot Club, ALFA. The Baltic Flight 2009 will commemorate the Millennium of Lithuania and the 75th Anniversary of the famed ANBO pilots' flight around Europe.

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Online Booking System Tested By Jetbird

Final Launch Expected In September

Jetbird, a Pan-European, private jet airline, has begun testing an on-line booking system. This represents the first phase of the launch of the on-line flight booking system ahead of commercial launch in September, 2009.

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FAA Publishes Updated Amateur Rocket Rules

Clarifies And Moves Amateur Rocketry Out Of The "Balloon" Section

The FAA has updated 14 CFR Parts 1 and 101 "Requirements for Amateur Rocket Activities", which corrects errors in the FAA regulations regarding amateur rockets, effective June 6th.

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Aero-TV: Minds Behind The Masters -- JoAnn and Sandy Hill (Part 2)

Two Powerful Voices Fight For Excellence In Aero-Education

There are a number of voices speaking loudly and clearly about matters we all need to address in terms of flight safety and aero-education. Two of the most prominent of those voices are Professional Aviation Educators Sandy and JoAnn Hill. The center of a massive controversy this year, Sandy and JoAnn are getting their lives back to normal in the wake of the separation from NAFI and the start of the independent Master Instructors LLC program.

NASA Tests Alternate Launch Abort System For Astronaut Escape

Launch Emergency Simulation Was Successful

NASA has successfully demonstrated an alternate system for future astronauts to escape their launch vehicle. A simulated launch of the Max Launch Abort System, or MLAS, took place Wednesday at 0626 at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, VA.

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Blue Mountain Calls It Quits

Website Information Confirms Rumors

ANN has been receiving tips the last few days that changes were apparently underway at Blue Mountain Avionics (BMA), a small company which created some very powerful and economical EFIS products targeting the experimental market. Now, fears the operation might be shutting down have been confirmed by company founder Greg Richter.

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Aero-TV: Minds Behind The Masters -- Sandy and JoAnn Hill (Part 2)

Two Powerful Voices Fight For Excellence In Aero-Education

There are a number of voices speaking loudly and clearly about matters we all need to address in terms of flight safety and aero-education. Two of the most prominent of those voices are Professional Aviation Educators Sandy and JoAnn Hill.

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USS Hornet Museum Celebrates 40th Anniversary Apollo 11 Space Mission

Splashdown 2009 To Showcase Recovery Ship For Apollo 11 And Apollo 12 Missions

The USS Hornet Museum is commemorating the 40th anniversary of its historic, safe recovery of Apollo 11 with Splashdown 2009, a three-day festival taking place on the aircraft carrier, which is anchored at Alameda Point on San Francisco Bay, July 24 - 26.

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Did A Snail Cause A Cessna To Stop Flying?

Remains Were Found In A Fuel Tank During Investigation

While the NTSB did not cite a cause of the forced landing of a Penobscott Island Air Service Cessna 206 on June 15th it did note that the remains of a snail were found in the fuel that was recovered at the accident site. Fortunately there was only one minor injury associated with this incident. 

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Embraer Delivers 56 Aircraft In The Second Quarter Of 2009

Firm Order Backlog Closes June At $19.8 Billion

Embraer delivered 56 aircraft to the Commercial, Executive, and Defense segments during the second quarter of 2009. On June 30, 2009, the Company's firm order backlog was $19.8 billion.

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Flight Design Selected By India's Largest Flight School

Academy Of Carver Aviation Also Becomes Distributor For India

LSA manufacturer Flight Design has recently entered the Indian market, and the largest flight school in India, Academy of Carver Aviation Pvt. Ltd.,  has become a Flight Design Pilot Center and the distributor for India.

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United Breaks Guitar, Artist Pens A Song

As You Might Expect, It's Not Very Complimentary

David Carroll was traveling to a gig on United Airlines, when the airline's baggage handlers broke one of his instruments, a $3500 Taylor guitar. United has been, shall we say, reluctant to pay for the damage, so Carroll has written a song, and produced a video, about the incident.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.09.09)

"We believe in the Allegro and the USA Light Sport market, and will continue with our expansion of the Allegro for the United States market and beyond" Source: Doug Hempstead, president of Allegro USA  announcing Allegro will now be built in the U.S.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.09.09): Bearing

Bearing The horizontal direction to or from any point, usually measured clockwise from true north, magnetic north, or some other reference point through 360 degrees.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.09.09)

Aero-Linx: USS Hornet For those of us who might not be able to make it to San Francisco to tour the USS Hornet museum for the "Splashdown" celebration we've reported on Thursday, here's a link to the museum's website.  Maybe the next best thing to being there.

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