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December 28, 2009

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 12.29.09

The Council on American-Islamic Relations is cautioning against a jump into profiling.
The UK has budgeted for another Joint Strike Fighter despite the recession.
And Congress acts to

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Aero-Eval: The Best FBOs We Worked With In 2009 -- KVNC's Sarasota Avionics

We've worked with a number of local FBOs and Service centers and they all seemed to be "OK" but having been through a massive upgrade like this once before and having had a less than perfect experience, we were kinda gun-shy and decided that maybe it was OK to look as much as a few hundred miles away to find the right shop to work with... and boy, did we.  KVNC: Sarasota Avionics, Venice Municipal Airport, Venice, Florida

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Aero-Eval: The Best FBOs We Visited/Worked With In 2009 -- KAEG's Bode Aero

On a fall trip to the West Coast, N377SR got to see the best and worst of a number of Southern tier FBOs... among those that truly stood out include: KAEG: Bode Aero, Double Eagle II Airport, Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Another Island Retreat Covered By VIP TFR

This Time, It's For VP Biden's Trip To The Virgin Islands

 The TFR mess just gets more and more restrictive by the day... with the island of Oahu having seen GA brought to its knees for nearly two weeks while the President visits -- restricting a huge 30 mile radius of an island landmark... and pretty much covering the island in the process.

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CAIR Expresses Concerns About 'Racial Profiling'

Claims Passenger Removals May Be Related To Christmas Day Attempted Bombing

After the international travel industry was disrupted yet again by a young Middle-Eastern male with a bomb strapped to his nether regions, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is calling on airline passengers, crews and security personnel to avoid ethnic and religious "profiling" in the wake of the attempted bombing of a flight arriving in Detroit on Christmas Day.

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Second Incident On Northwest Flight 253

Eerily Similar Behavior Sparks Alerts

A Nigerian passenger on Sunday's Northwest flight 253 spent an unusually long time in the aircraft lavatory, resulting in a TSA lockdown upon landing. 

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10th C-130J Arrives At Ramstein AFB

Super Hercules Deliveries Continue To Strengthen USAF Fleet In Europe

Brig. Gen. Michael W. Callan, Vice Commander, 17th Air Force and U.S. Air Forces Africa, from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, accepted the tenth of 14 Lockheed Martin C-130Js to be based at Ramstein on Monday. The USAF Europe C-130Js based there also support the airlift needs of Africa Command.

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Indian ATC Opposes Separation Reduction at BOM

Controllers Say Infrastructure Must Improve First

Controllers for Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (BOM) in Mumbai, India, are voicing opposition to a plan to reduce separation between inbound aircraft from the ICAO standard 5 NM gap to only 3 NM.

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Congress Passes Commercial Space Launch Indemnification Extension

Liability Protection Extended For Three Years

Congress has taken a major step for the U.S. commercial space launch industry by extending government indemnification of launches for another three years.

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DCA Terminal Shut Down Saturday By Broken Water Line

Flooding First Mistaken For New Decorative Fountain

DCA's Terminal C has reopened after flooding closed the US Airways terminal for more than 12 hours.

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AD: Boeing (Correction)

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Aero-TV: Doorway to Aviation – Academy of Model Aeronautics at AOPA

The AMA Joins the AOPA for the Promotion of General Aviation

During the “Golden Age of Aviation,” the nation’s youth idolized such industry leaders as Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart.  As enthusiasm for aviation grew, small-scale aircraft building boomed in popularity, becoming both a fashionable hobby as well as an educational tool for the expanding career field. To support the growing number of enthusiasts, model builders founded the Academy of Model Aeronautics in 1936.  Today, the non-profit organization continues to support its original mission:  to promote the development, education, and advancement of model aviation as a recognized sport and worthwhile recreation activity.

ANN 2009 In Review: The Year In Aerospace

ANN's Annual Review Of The Year That Was: Aerospace In 2009  

Would it be to punny to say that the Aerospace industy had its "ups and downs" in 2009? From the downbeat forecast of The Augustine Commission to the unveiling of SpaceShip Two, it has been an interesting year in Aerospace. And, of course, everything is couched against the economy.

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Aero-TV: Doorway to Aviation – Academy of Model Aeronautics at AOPA

The AMA Joins the AOPA for the Promotion of General Aviation

During the “Golden Age of Aviation,” the nation’s youth idolized such industry leaders as Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart. As enthusiasm for aviation grew, small-scale aircraft building boomed in popularity, becoming both a fashionable hobby as well as an educational tool for the expanding career field.

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Confiscated Skyraider Still In Limbo After 6 Months

Baffled Warbird Owner Feels Targeted By Customs

A Douglas AD-4N Skyraider was seized in May of 2009 on charges that the owner failed to file appropriate paperwork. 

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Klyde Morris (12.28.09)

Pity The Folks Who Guard The FAA...

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Airventure Will Celebrate 50 Years Of The Cherokee

Mass Arrival First Of The Festivities Planned Throughout The Week

One of the iconic general aviation airplanes of the past half-century, the Piper Cherokee, will be honored this summer at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, "The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration," at Wittman Regional Airport on July 26-August 1.

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United Kingdom Announces Third F-35B JSF Purchase

UK Has Invested $2 Billion In F-35 Development

The Joint Combat Aircraft (JCA) program says that the United Kingdom has received financial approval to purchase its third Lockheed Martin  F-35B Lightning II operational test aircraft.

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TSA Shut Down Airport For 4 Hours Over Toy

Passengers Treated To Drinks During Bomb Scare

A TSA screener set off a full-scale evacuation of the Santa Maria Public Airport (SMX) around 1 pm Wednesday after seeing a suspicious object in an X-ray scan during passenger screening.

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New Rotax Training Facility Completed At OAK

Classes And Engine Maintenance Offered

California Power Systems, the only West Coast Rotax Training Center, has recently completed an entirely new training and maintenance facility.

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Astronauts On Space Station To Talk With Soldiers In Iraq

Both Sides of the Holiday Hookup Are Far From Home  

Some U.S. forces in Iraq will get the chance during the holidays to talk with two NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station who also are far away from their families and friends.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (12.28.09)

"There are just a few airplanes that are instantly recognizable as part of the flying community at nearly every airport, and the Piper Cherokee is among them." Source: Tom Poberezny, EAA president and AirVenture chairman, reflecting on the 50th anniversary of the Cherokee.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.28.09): Hover Taxi

Hover Taxi Used to describe a helicopter/VTOL aircraft movement conducted above the surface and in ground effect at airspeeds less than approximately 20 knots.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.28.09)

Cherokees2OSH To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Piper Cherokee, a group of enthusiasts are making plans for a Friday, July 23, 2010 "50 on the 50th"  mass arrival into the 2010 AirVenture at Oshkosh!

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