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June 30, 2009

5-Year-Old Child Survives Airbus Downing

No Other Survivors Found In Yemenia Airliner Crash

A Yemenia Airbus A310-300 has ditched in the Indian Ocean off the archipelago of Comoros, and the only apparent survivor is a 5-year-old child. The flight, which originated in Paris, was on approach to the Comoros Islands in what is reported as bad weather about 12 miles off the coast of Grande Comore island.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.30.09

The White House wants Christopher Hart back on the NTSB.
Bell settles one contract dispute in Texas, with one more to go.
And did Billy Mays die of his bump on the head?

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.30.09

The White House wants Christopher Hart back on the NTSB.
Bell settles one contract dispute in Texas, with one more to go.
And did Billy Mays die of his bump on the head?


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ANN Special Feature: Barbara Tolbert, Arlington Fly-In - 06.30.09

ANN's Paul Plack gets a preview of next week's Arlington Regional Fly-In from Executive Director Barbara Tolbert.

FMI: www.arlingtonflyin.org

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NASA Selects Nine New Astronauts for Future Space Exploration

Congratulations To The 2009 Candidates

After reviewing more than 3,500 applications, NASA has selected nine people for the 2009 astronaut candidate class. They will begin training at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston this August.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 06.30.09

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.30.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.30.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Barbara Tolbert, Arlington Fly-In - 06.30.09 (ANN Special Report, with the irrepressible Barbara Tolbert, of the Arlington Fly-In)

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Aurora Flight Sciences Demonstrates GA Autonomous Takeoffs and Landings

Cessna 337 Was "Optionally Piloted" Testbed

Aurora Flight Sciences announced Monday that it has successfully demonstrated fully autonomous takeoffs and landings (ATOL) on a General Aviation aircraft.

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NTSB Releases Factual Findings In 2007 RV-10 Crash

Pilot/Builder May Have Rushed Through Some Procedures

On November 2, 2007, at 0832 eastern daylight time, an experimental amateur-built Vans RV-10, (N289DT), was substantially damaged when it impacted terrain near Greenville, Pennsylvania. There was a subsequent fire which further damaged the airplane. The private pilot/builder was fatally injured.

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CAP Announces National Cadet Competition

Event Showcases Best Color Guard And Drill Teams

Approximately 150 teens involved in the Civil Air Patrol's cadet program will compete in a test of mettle and precision during the 2009 National Cadet Competition, which will be held July 9-13 at Linfield College and Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum in McMinnville, Oregon.

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Air Force Officials Concerned About Ares I-X Rocket Flight Test

Vibrations During Launch Might Cause Severe Problems, USAF Says

Air Force Officials, who are charged with safety during launch operations at Kennedy Space Center, are concerned that harmonic vibrations from the cluster of solid rocket boosters used on the Ares I-X could knock out both the launch vehicle's Thrust Vector Control and self destruct mechanism.

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Raytheon-Led Team Wins NASA Award for NextGen Research

Simulations Evaluate Possible Aircraft Movements

NASA has selected a team led by Raytheon Company to develop enhancements to the system-wide modeling and simulation capability in the Airspace Concepts Evaluation System, or ACES.

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Parts Supplier Sentenced In South Carolina Fraud Case

Some Parts Were Not Airworthy, Prosecutor Said

The owner of Quality Aircraft Support in Ninety Six, South Carolina has been ordered to pay $403,000 in fines and serve three years probation for continuing to repair parts for commercial and military aircraft a decade after his FAA certification had expired.

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Wisconsin Aviation Hall Of Fame Celebrates Centennial Of Flight

Museum Will Display A Model Of The First Airplane To Fly In The State

If you're heading to Wisconsin anyway for the EAA Airventure at Oshkosh, you might consider going a little early, and plan a side trip to Wausau. The Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame (WAHF) has planned a series of 2009 events celebrating Wisconsin’s Centennial of Flight.

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MANUFACTURER: Pratt & Whitney (PW) JT9D-7 Series Turbofan Engines SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2009-04-18 

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Aero-TV: Sandel's SN3500/4500 -- Revolutionary and Reversionary

Versatile Electronic Displays Offer Extensive Reversionary Talents

The highly regarded SN3500 Primary Navigation Display is a sunlight readable, ultra-wide-angle LED backlit display which combines advanced navigation capabilities with a full range of safety functions. The offers improved situational awareness by presenting compass, map, flight plan and RMI data in a bright, crisp, easy-to-read format. It is also available with a night vision option.

NBAA Praises New GA Proposal Before Congress

Bill Would Re-Examine Large Aircraft Security Program

The NBAA has welcomed a congressional proposal that would require the TSA to work more closely with the general aviation industry on its controversial proposed Large Aircraft Security Program (LASP) and other security initiatives.

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Aero-TV: Sandel's SN3500/4500 -- Revolutionary and Reversionary

Versatile Electronic Displays Offer Extensive Reversionary Talents

The highly regarded SN3500 Primary Navigation Display is a sunlight readable, ultra-wide-angle LED backlit display which combines advanced navigation capabilities with a full range of safety functions.

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Senator Schumer Calls For Operator Disclosure

New York Democrat Says Passengers Often Don't Know Which Airline They're Flying

Senator Charles "Chuck" Schumer (D-NY) has introduced legislation that would require airline and travel web sites to let passengers know which flights are conducted on smaller, regional carriers. Schumer says the crash of Continental Connection  Flight 3407, operated by Colgan Air, was the impetus for the bill.

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Six Suspected As Security Threats Kept Licenses For Years

One Was Convicted In Pan Am 103 Bombing

At least six men who were suspected, and in some cases convicted, as potential security threats to the United States kept licenses issued by the FAA for years, despite laws passed following the events of September 11th, 2001, which required them to be revoked.

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Ann Arbor Pilot and Atlanta Co-Pilot Win Air Race Classic

Best Among The 34 Team Field

They flew mainly in the morning to avoid the heat of the day. That was part of the winning strategy for Kelly Burris and her co-pilot Erin Recke in the Air Race Classic, an all-female cross-country airplane race.

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Gone West: Annie 'Belle' Lawrence

Pilot, Mechanic, Pioneering Aviatrix

Annie Lawrence learned to fly before she learned to drive a car. Airplanes often flew low over her grandparents farm on final approach to a nearby dirt strip, which she said inspired her to pursue a career in aviation at a time when the field was almost completely dominated by men. She passed away Wednesday at the age of 84.

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NASA Closes In On Hydrogen Leak Fix

"Tanking Test" Still Set For Wednesday

At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, repairs are nearing completion on the plate that attaches a gaseous hydrogen vent line to space shuttle Endeavour's external fuel tank. The new, two-piece seals were installed and tightened Friday, new washers were installed Sunday and the vent line has been reattached to the Ground Umbilical Carrier Plate.

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Becker Avionics Chosen For Jonker Racing Sailplanes

Instruments Designed For Small, Lightweight Installations

Jonker Sailplanes selects Becker Avionics' AR4201 Transceiver and ATC4401 Transponder to equip their JS-1 Racing sailplane.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (06.30.09)

"The business aviation community has a long and demonstrated history of partnership with government in developing effective yet workable security measures for the industry. A rulemaking committee, like the one proposed by Rep. Dent and others, would provide a consistent forum for stakeholder information sharing and the development of measures that enhance security while recognizing the need for mobility and flexibility." Source: NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.30.09): Sectional Aeronautical Chart

Sectional Aeronautical Chart Designed for visual navigation of slow or medium speed aircraft. Topographic information on these charts features the portrayal of relief and a judicious selection of visual check points for VFR flight.  

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.30.09)

Aero-Linx: runryder A massive online message board devoted to all aspects of the Radio-Controlled Model Rotorcraft community. The volume of info on this site is staggering and if you are into RC Helis, this is a major site to access.  

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