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June 22, 2009

Lancair's Evolution Experiences Landing Gear Mishap

Go-Around Winds Up As Gear-Up

Lancair's speedy Evolution TurboProp prototype (serial number 0001) had a problem this week and the good news is that everyone is just fine. However; while on a sales tour in North East Georgia experienced a landing gear mishap, namely a gear-up landing. This happened after the evolution executed a go-around due to traffic congestion at Northeast Georgia Regional Airport, an uncontrolled field in Winder, GA.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.22.09

NBAA sees progress in the fight against TSA intrusions.
A Canadian flight student faces federal US charges.
And you can now retrofit enhanced vision into any Cessna piston single.


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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.22.09

NBAA sees progress in the fight against TSA intrusions.
A Canadian flight student faces federal US charges.
And you can now retrofit enhanced vision into any Cessna piston single.


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ANN Special Feature: CFI Bob Miller: Thunderstorm Precautions - 06.22.09

ANN's Paul Plack talks with CFII Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves about precautions near summer thunderstorms, and about how much turbulence can be avoided by climbing to even 3,000 feet.

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Barnstorming: Where Is Howard Beale When You Need Him?

Aren't YOU Mad As Hell Over The Damage Being Done To Aviation?

I have been covering the world of aviation in a number of forms for nearly 40 years (my first aviation article having been published at age 14 in a school newspaper)... and never have I seen this industry, in ALL its many wondrous permutations, take as much flak and damage as it has in recent years and months -- and its leading me to a Paddy Chayefsky moment. FMI: ARE YOU MAD AS HELL??? Tell us why!

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Cessna Furloughs Are Underway In Wichita

Most Workers Started 4 Weeks at Home Monday

The economic downturn has hit the aviation industry particularly hard, and workers at Cessna Aircraft in Wichita began really feeling the pinch Monday. The company told most of its remaining workers to take a 4 week unpaid furlough, largely shuttering the facility for a month.

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Student Flies Last T-37 Training Mission

End Of An Era

A familiar noise was missing from the 80th Flying Training Wing's aircraft parking ramp at about 2:30 p.m. June 17, one that has been prevalent in the Air Force's pilot training mission for 50 years -- the high-pitched screech of the T-37B Tweet.

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Three New Flight Directors Selected By NASA

Part Of The Team That Will Transition To Orion Program

NASA has selected three new flight directors who will manage and carry out shuttle flights and International Space Station expeditions: Dina Contella, Scott Stover and Ed Van Cise.

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AIA, ASD Release Joint Statement On Protectionism

Urge Governments To Support Bilateral Agreements

Industry leaders from the Aerospace and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD) and the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) exchanged views this week on the current economic situation and the impact of government policy responses on the aerospace and defence industry. 

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NASA Reschedules Test of Max Launch Abort System For June 25

Numerous Delays Plague Test Program

NASA has rescheduled the test launch of the Max Launch Abort System, or MLAS, to no earlier than June 25 at the agency's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va. The launch window will extend from approximately 5:45 a.m. to 10 a.m. EDT.

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Aviation Ordnancemen Honor Medal of Honor Recipient

US Navy and Marine Corps aviation ordnancemen stationed at Naval Support Activity Bahrain honored a Medal of Honor (MOH) recipient who was awarded the medal for his extraordinary bravery during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. Sailors raised an American flag to honor John Finn and will present the flag to him on his 100th birthday July 23.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 06.22.09

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.22.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.22.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: CFI Bob Miller: Thunderstorm Precautions - 06.22.09 (ANN Special Report, with CFI Bob Miller)

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Aero-TV: ISDC 2009 -- The Future Of Commercial Spaceflight

The Commercial Space Revolution Is Alive And Well!

Just a smidgeon over five years ago, ANN was literally on the edge of history... watching the XPrize-inspired Mike Melvill head out and then return from the first successful commercial spaceflight in Burt Rutan's dreamrocket. A lot has happened since then... and a whole new industry... as well as the public perception of our future in space, has resulted.

Aero-TV: ISDC 2009 -- The Future Of Commercial Spaceflight

The Commercial Space Revolution Is Alive And Well!

Just a smidgeon over five years ago, ANN was literally on the edge of history... watching the XPrize-inspired Mike Melvill head out and then return from the first successful commercial spaceflight in Burt Rutan's dreamrocket. A lot has happened since then... and a whole new industry... as well as a public perception of our future in space, has resulted.

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Analysts: Boeing, Airbus To Battle Over A350

Airbus Expects Competition To Its Long-Range Hauler

While so much of the news from Paris this week has been who will buy what airplanes from rival manufacturers Boeing and Airbus, some at the Paris Air Show were looking into their crystal balls to see where the next battle lines would be drawn.

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Pratt & Whitney Delivers First Advantage70

Air Caraibes Gets New Efficient Engines

The first Pratt & Whitney PW4000 Advantage70 engines were delivered to Air Caraibes Thursday as the Paris Air Show was winding down. The PW4168A-aD engines power the new Air Caraibes A330-300.

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Klyde Morris (06.22.09)

Klyde... The Blogger!

FMI: www.klydemorris.com, http://theklydemorrisproject.blogspot.com

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Broward County May Oust Lynx Air International

Company Is Far Behind On Payments And Fees

Broward County, Florida commissioners will consider a measure next week to evict Lynx Air International from Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport. The county says the company is in violation of its lease.

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NTSB Releases Preliminary Report On North Carolina Crash

Two Killed In VFR Accident

The NTSB has released its preliminary report on an accident in Transylvania County, North Carolina, that claimed the lives of the 63-year-old pilot-builder of an experimental aircraft and his 59-year-old passenger.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.22.09): Minimum Equipment List (MEL)

Minimum Equipment List (MEL) A list of aircraft equipment that must be in good working order before an aircraft may legally take off with passengers. Repairs to some items not essential to an aircraft's airworthiness may be deferred for limited periods of time approved by the FAA.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.22.09)

Aero-Linx: 413th Flight Test Squadron The 413th Flight Test Squadron (413 FLTS) is part of the 46th Test Wing and is based at Hurlburt Field, FL. It performs flight testing on C-130 Hercules, MH-53 Pave Low, UH-1N Iroquois, and HH-60 Pave Hawk aircraft.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (06.22.09)

"The cost of accomplishing humanity's goal of exploring and understanding life beyond our atmosphere cannot be realized unless the space industry diversifies itself. The private sector has a unique ability to innovate... Source: From the International Space Development Conference backgrounder... an event that proves to ANN that the pursuit of private and commercial spaceflight is alive and well... and in very good hands...

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AD NUMBER: 2009-12-10

MANUFACTURER: BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model BAe 146 and Avro 146-RJ Airplanes SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2009-12-10

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AD: Socata

AD NUMBER: 2009-13-05

MANUFACTURER: SOCATA Model TBM 700 Airplanes SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2009-13-05

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AD: Piper

AD NUMBER: 2009-13-06

MANUFACTURER: Piper Aircraft, Inc. PA-23, PA-31, and PA-42 Series Airplanes SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2009-13-06 

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