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February 18, 2010

Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 02.18.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 02.18.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.18.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: FAA Hurting E-LSA & Gyroplane Instructors - 02.18.10 (ANN Special Report, with Roy Beisswenger)

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Aero-TV: Cessna’s ValuePlus Program – Making Pre-Owned Citations New Again

Tom Heck Details the Advantages of the ValuePlus Program and Process

After building and maintaining more than 5,700 Citations to date, the employees at each Citation Service Center understand the level of expertise it takes to build a quality Cessna aircraft.  It’s no wonder, then, that many customers turn to Cessna’s ValuePlus program when looking to refurbish or buy a pre-owned Citation.  When the aircraft is returned to the Cessna factory, over 20 individuals dedicate their attention to the Citation’s refurbishment process including maintenance technicians, designers, and engineers. 

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (02.18.10)

"We stand with pilots, airport directors and all local aviation stakeholders who are opposed to the FAA's moves without having a say in the matter through a collaborative, transparent process." Source: NATCA Executive Vice President Trish Gilbert.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.18.10): Handoff

An action taken to transfer the radar identification of an aircraft from one controller to another if the aircraft will enter the receiving controller's airspace and radio communications with the aircraft will be transferred.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.18.10)

Airborne Weather Radar

While Nexrad and Nowrad are becoming more common in aircraft cockpits, many airplanes still carry radar equipment on board. Here's a site explaining how airborne weather radar works, from the basics of radar technology to the nitty-gritty of how the data is processed and displayed.

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