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May 19, 2010

Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 05.19.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.19.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.19.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: G-YROX Goes Global - 05.19.10 (ANN Special Report, withNorman Surplus)

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.19.10

President Obama nominates a third candidate to head the TSA.
The US may yet lead the GA sales recovery.
And Japan will have to try again with the Venus Climate Orbiter.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.19.10

President Obama nominates a third candidate to head the TSA.
The US may yet lead the GA sales recovery.
And Japan will have to try again with the Venus Climate Orbiter.


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ANN Special Feature: G-YROX Goes Global - 05.19.10

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Norman Surplus, an Irish energy company exec and colon cancer survivor who's trying to become the first person to circumnavigate the globe in a gyroplane. Norman discuss

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Two F-35 Fighters Arrive Together At Edwards AFB

Non-Stop Flight From Texas To California Signals Test Flight Expansion

Two F-35A Lightning II stealth fighters flew nonstop from their final-assembly site in Fort Worth, TX, to Edwards Air Force Base, CA, Monday, signaling a further expansion of F-35 flight test operations. The arrival is the first in a series that will increase the Edwards F-35 test fleet to at least eight aircraft.

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Blue Angels Highlight Joint Service Open House

First Public Event At Joint Base Andrews

As the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels flight demonstration team roared overhead, more than 79,000 visitors at the Joint Service Open House stood looked on at the spectacle at Joint Base Andrews Naval Air Facility Washington on May 15 and 16.

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Women On The Circuit. The ARC Series Introduces Julia Wood & Kate Kyer

First Female Race Pilots To Compete In The Aerobatic Racing Challenge Series

On June 12, 2010 at Dallas Ft. Worth's Summer Balloon Classic & AirFest, the Aerobatic Racing Challenge Series (ARC Series) will showcase Aerobatic Race pilots Julia Wood & Kate Kyer in their exclusive ARC Series debut as they compete for the 2010 Blue Sky Challenge Cup Trophy.

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Tomorrow's Aeronautical Museum Pays Tribute To The Tuskegee Airmen

Showcases Aviation-Themed After-School Program For At-Risk Youth

On Saturday, May 15, 2010, five red-tails flew in tight formation over the skies of South Central Los Angeles, a day of celebration of aviation and an honor to the Tuskegee Airmen.  The young pilots who flew this tribute were trained through the efforts of an unrelenting group of advocates and supporters of at-risk youth.

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FAA SAFO Focuses On Training For Icing Situations

Better To Prepare Now Than When Ice Is Forming On The Wings

A Safety Alert For Operators (SAFO) issued by the FAA this week encourages operators to ensure that all pertinent meteorological information is provided to flight crewmembers and dispatchers,when the route of flight may be near areas of potentially hazardous weather conditions with a special emphasis on icing.

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British Government Reportedly Keeping Tabs On Travelers

Performed Secret Background Checks On As Many As 47 Thousand Airline Passengers

Millions of British tourists and other travellers may have been secretly checked by the "terrorist detector" database introduced by Britain's Labour government, a practice which the new coalition government may end.

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Cessna Offers New Seat Options For Caravan

Passengers Get Better View, Added Functionality

Current Caravan owners now have the opportunity to upgrade their Caravan seating exclusively through Cessna's network of more than 300 authorized service facilities. Cessna  announced Monday it's begun offering new seat options for its existing fleet of Caravans.

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John Travolta's Dogs Killed In Bangor, Maine Airport Accident

Dogs Were Being Walked When They Were Struck By An Airport Vehicle

An airport vehicle at the airport in Bangor, Maine, accidentally struck and killed two dogs belonging to actor and pilot John Travolta.

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2010-10-08

MANUFACTURER: Airbus A318, A319, A320, A321 Series Airplanes  

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2010-10-05

MANUFACTURER: The Boeing Company Model 747-100, 747- 100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-300, 747SR, and 747SP Series Airplanes  

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Aero-TV: Vintage Meets Glass – The WACO Classic YMF 5-D

Peter Bowers Introduces the Latest Reinvention of the Classic WACO Design
 
On Monday, May 17th, 2010, WACO Classic Aircraft Corporation announced the FAA certification of the WACO YMF 5-D aircraft.  The updated WACO model is the culmination of nearly two years of engineering, development and testing.  The all-new FAA and EASA certified aircraft is built from the ground-up to customer specifications including color and paint scheme, leather and carpet, and avionics equipment.
 

Aero-TV: Cabin Management – Flight Display Showcases Interface Options

Sales Manager, Bob Hala, Premieres New Flight Display Products
 
On April 8th through April 10th, in Orlando, Florida, hundreds attended the 53rd Annual AEA International Convention & Trade Show; founded in 1957, the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) represents more than 1,300 industry affiliates associated with the general aviation avionics and electronics systems.  At AEA’s 2010 ‘New Product Introductions,’ leading manufacturer, Flight Display Systems, announced two new retrofit cabin entertainment products.
 

Aero-TV: Cabin Management – Flight Display Showcases Interface Options

Sales Manager, Bob Hala, Premieres New Flight Display Products

On April 8th through April 10th, in Orlando, Florida, hundreds attended the 53rd Annual AEA International Convention & Trade Show; founded in 1957, the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) represents more than 1,300 industry affiliates associated with the general aviation avionics and electronics systems. At AEA’s 2010 ‘New Product Introductions,’ leading manufacturer, Flight Display Systems, announced two new retrofit cabin entertainment products.

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Aero-TV: Vintage Meets Glass – The WACO Classic YMF 5-D

Peter Bowers Introduces the Latest Reinvention of the Classic WACO Design

On Monday, May 17th, 2010, WACO Classic Aircraft Corporation announced the FAA certification of the WACO YMF 5-D aircraft. The updated WACO model is the culmination of nearly two years of engineering, development and testing. The all-new FAA and EASA certified aircraft is built from the ground-up to customer specifications including color and paint scheme, leather and carpet, and avionics equipment.

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Ash Cloud That Wasn't: Inaccurate Forecast Disrupts UK Air Travel

Tens Of Thousands Forced To Change Plans For No Real Reason

The most recent disruption of air travel in Great Britain was reportedly based on an inaccurate prediction from the UK Met Office.

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MIT Unveils New Jetliner Concepts That Could Cut Fuel Use By 70 Percent

Airplane Designed With A Grant From NASA

MIT has taken the virtual wraps off  two new airplane designs it says will reduce the amount of fuel consumed by 70 percent, and will also significantly cut nitrogen oxide and noise pollution.

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Boeing Model 40 Meets The 787 Dreamliner

Boeing's First Production Airplane Flies With The Future In The Skies Over Puget Sound

Like finding a ghost among the cumulus, the latest addition to Boeing's lineage of pioneering commercial airplanes, the 787 Dreamliner, caught up to its ancestor, a Boeing Model 40, in the skies over Mount Rainier south of Seattle May 8th.

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Sparring Continues Over F136 Engine

Competitors Pratt & Whitney Launch Anti-Alternate-Engine Video Campaign

As the House Armed Services Committee begins consideration of H.R. 5136, the FY 2011 Defense Authorization Act, Pratt & Whitney has unveiled a new series of web videos it says highlights bipartisan opposition to the alternate engine for the Joint Strike Fighter.

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Boeing: 737 Production Rate will Increase To Meet Customer Demand

Expects To Manufacture 34 737's Per Month By Early 2012

Production rates on Boeing's Next-Generation 737 program will crank up to 34 airplanes per month in early 2012, the company said  Monday. The planned rate increase is aimed at satisfying continued strong demand for the Next-Generation 737.

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UAL Flight Diverted To DC Due To Cockpit Fire

Blaze Was Extinguished Before The Plane Landed

A UAL 757 enroute from New York to LA made an emergency landing in at Dulles Airport near Washington, D.C. after a fire broke out in the airplane's cockpit. An FAA spokesperson said the fire was extinguished by the air crew before the airplane landed.

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Drunk Driver Pilots Car Into Parked Planes

He Went Through The Airport Fence And Struck A Parked Cirrus SR22

An alleged drunk driver was charged Monday morning after the car he was driving went off Airport Road in Destin Florida, crashed through the airport fence, and struck a parked Cirrus SR22 at the Destin Airport.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.19.10)

"When I came alongside the Model 40 against those big puffy clouds it was unbelievable: Here is this 1928 biplane flying with a 2010 airplane side by side." Source: Boeing Chief Test Pilot Capt. Mike Carriker.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.19.10): Parallel ILS Approaches

Approaches to parallel runways by IFR aircraft which, when established inbound toward the airport on the adjacent final approach courses, are radar-separated by at least 2 miles.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.19.10)

Addison Pemberton's Boeing Model 40

The oldest Boeing production airplane, a Model 40 owned by Addison Pemberton, engaged in a "heritage flight" of sorts with Boeing's newest airliner, the 787 on May 8th.

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