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December 07, 2009

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.08.09

Cirrus execs see the 2009 glass half-full.
The Defense Forces of Bahrain get their first BlackHawk.
And a hangar-home resident in Texas survives a big fire.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 12.08.09

Cirrus execs see the 2009 glass half-full.
The Defense Forces of Bahrain get their first BlackHawk.
And a hangar-home resident in Texas survives a big fire.


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ANN Special Feature: Bob Poole, NextGen Equippage Incentives - 12.08.09

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Bob Poole, Founder and Director of Transportation Studies for The Reason Foundation, about the coming implementation of ADS-B, some of NextGen ATC's advantages and conce

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Wraps To Come Off SpaceShip Two

Flight Testing For Commercial Tourist Spacecraft Could Begin Next Year

Virgin Founder, Sir Richard Branson and SpaceshipOne (SS1) designer, Burt Rutan, are set to reveal SS2 to the public for the first time since construction of the world’s first manned commercial spaceship began in 2007 late Monday.

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Hawker Beechcraft Sets Fee Structure For 'Legacy' Aircraft Support

Many GA And Business Models Now Covered Under CLASS Program

Hawker Beechcraft implemented a new fee structure on Monday for support of some of its older model GA aircraft. Dubbed "CLASS", for Classic Legacy Aircraft Service and Support, the program institutes charges for technical support and services for aircraft models which have been out of production for many years.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.07.09

North American Airlines pilots vote for ALPA representation.
There are some police agencies actually adding helicopters.
And G650 flight testing continues at Gulfstream.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 12.07.09

North American Airlines pilots vote for ALPA representation.
There are some police agencies actually adding helicopters.
And G650 flight testing continues at Gulfstream.
 

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ANN Special Feature: CFI Bob Miller: Making Flight Instruction Pay - 12.07.09

ANN's Paul Plack talks with CFI Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves about a strong 2009 for Bob Miller Flight Training, and how his instructors are able to earn a better income than regional airline ca

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 12.07.09

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 12.07.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.07.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: CFI Bob Miller: Making Flight Instruction Pay - 12.07.09 (ANN Special Report, with CFI Bob Miller)

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Hangar Fire At Hooks Airport Injures One

Several Aircraft Distroyed In Two-Alarm Blaze

A fire at DWH in Harris County, TX, broke out around 11am in a hangar.

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First Black Hawk Delivered For Bahrain Air Force

Nine UH-60M's Will Make Up Bahrain Squadron, First For A Foreign Military Service

Sikorsky celebrated the formal delivery of a UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter to the Defense Forces of Bahrain on Tuesday. The delivery marks the beginning of the first squadron of UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters that will be operated by an international military organization.

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China's Maritime Safety Administration Gets Two Grand(s)

AgustaWestland Helos Will Be Tasked With Fighting Water Pollution

AgustaWestland delivered two Grand light twin helicopters to the Maritime Safety Administration (MSA) of China during an official ceremony held at AgustaWstland's Vergiate facility in Italy Thursday.

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Neil Armstrong Named Guest Of Honor For Telluride Re-Opening

Official Ceremony Set For December 17th

Officials at the Telluride Regional Airport (TEX) will soon be celebrating a grand re-opening following the completion of a $22 million runway renovation project. TEX officials are proud to announce that astronaut and Telluride homeowner Neil Armstrong will serve as the guest of honor at the re-opening events.

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ALPA Renews Support for SMS in Canada

Union Claims Process Solves Undefined Problems

ALPA released a letter this week supporting Canada's use of SMS as a tool to enhance safety in all transportation industries.

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Students Shoot For Stars In NASA Competition

350 US Rocketeers To Compete

NASA is grooming a new generation of scientists, engineers, and technicians through a set of rocket competitions. 

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AOPA Restructures Senior Management

New COO Position Created To Run Day-To-Day Operations

AOPA announced a significant redesign of its upper management structure Thursday, creating the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO) to oversee the day-to-day running of the Association, as well as a new position to lead the AOPA Foundation.

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Aero-TV: The Heart of Team MS760 - Captain Dale ‘Snort’ Snodgrass

ANN Introduces the Pilots of the All-New MS760 Aerobatics Team

Beginning today, nearly 1,600 air show professionals will gather at the International Council of Air Shows Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada.  To celebrate the 2009 ICAS Convention, Aero-TV is profiling some of the most extraordinary air show performers we’ve had the honor to meet over the last year.

Aero-TV: The Heart of Team MS760 – Captain Dale ‘Snort’ Snodgrass

Meet Captain Dale “Snort” Snodgrass, One of the Two Team MS760 Pilots

Beginning today, nearly 1,600 air show professionals will gather at the International Council of Air Shows Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada.  To celebrate the 2009 ICAS Convention, Aero-TV is profiling some of the most extraordinary air show performers we’ve had the honor to meet over the last year.

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Klyde Morris (12.07.09)

Klyde: Space -- The Final Airline Frontier? 

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Advanced Military Satellite Safely Reaches Orbit

Delta IV Launch Delivers Third Piece Of New Communications System

A new configuration of the Delta IV rocket left its Florida launch pad on Saturday carrying a next-generation Air Force satellite.  

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SWA Passenger Gives Birth Midair

In-flight Birth Called 'Best Emergency Ever'

"Is there a doctor onboard?" was not part of a corny announcement joke aboard SWA 441 enroute to SLC from MDW, though it will be part of a great story. 

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Cirrus Ships 68 Aircraft In Third Quarter Of 2009

Company Sees Signs Of Recovery In Owner-Flown And Business Markets

On November 4, GAMA released the industry’s third quarter shipment and billings summary. While fluctuations continue in the general aviation new aircraft market, Cirrus Aircraft maintained its strong share position with SR20, SR22 and TURBO.

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Cheyenne IIXL Down In MI

Tower Warned of Low Altitude

The pilot of a Cheyenne IIXL, Piper PA-31T2 N85EM, died when his aircraft impacted the ground in a heavily wooded area near Harrison, MI, on Friday night. No other persons were aboard. The aircraft departed Seneca County Airport (KTVC) heading to Cherry Capital Airport (K16G).

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (12.07.09)

"An effective export control system must safeguard critical technologies, as well as facilitate collaboration with our closest allies and international partners." Source: AIA letter to President Obama, signed by over 100 chief executive officers of member organizations

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.07.09): Downburst

Downburst A strong downdraft which induces an outburst of damaging winds on or near the ground.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.07.09)

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