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June 09, 2009

Here We Go Again... NORAD Flight Exercises Planned for Washington Area

The Defense Department will conduct two training exercises involving aircraft over Washington, DC, on Tuesday. The first exercise by the North American Aerospace Defense Command and its regional component will occur between midnight and 6 a.m. EDT, followed by another exercise between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

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Airspace Restrictions Published For STS-127

Or... HOW NOT TO Tangle With A Few F-16s....

Launch Date: June 13, 2009 Launch Vehicle: Space Shuttle Endeavour Launch Pad: 39A Launch Window: 7:12 - 7:23 a.m. EDT Targeted Launch Time: 7:17 a.m. EDT

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.09.09

High-tech help arrives to look for the Flight 447 black boxes.
Gulfstream Airlines says it will fight an FAA fine.
And are failed checkrides a big problem at the regionals?

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.09.09

High-tech help arrives to look for the Flight 447 black boxes.
Gulfstream Airlines says it will fight an FAA fine.
And are failed checkrides a big problem at the regionals?


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ANN Special Feature: Ed Downs - ELSA Gyroplanes? - 06.09.09

ANN's Paul Plack talks with ASTM Compliance Consultant Ed Downs about the details and implications of recent petitions by three manufacturers to allow factory-built gyroplanes to be sold as Experim

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Score Chute Save #19 For Cirrus

SR22 With Engine Trouble Pulls Chute Monday Evening

An early model SR22 (SN #386, file photo below) ran into engine trouble Monday night and the pilot elected to pull the CAPS emergency parachute system to affect a recovery. According to local media sources, the aircraft reported trouble at 2010 local time near Elkin. NC.

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UPS, Pilots Reach Agreement To Avoid Furloughs

Cooperative Effort Means 300 Flying Jobs Saved

UPS and its pilots’ union, the Independent Pilots Association, have announced an innovative agreement that averts the immediate furlough of 300 UPS pilots. Earlier this year, following UPS’s review of volume reductions and a stated need to furlough pilots, IPA’s leadership offered to identify ways to cut operational costs.

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CH 750 Now Qualifies As S-LSA

Serious STOL Capability Powered By New Continental Lightweight O-200-D Engine

AMD has unveiled the S-LSA qualified STOL CH 750 LS -- the factory-built Special-Light Sport Aircraft version of the STOL CH 750 design from aeronautical engineer Chris Heintz.

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New Harrier Pilots Train In Yuma

Marines Get Chance To Train With Munitions For First Time 

The student pilots of Marine Attack Training Squadron 203, the Corps’ lone Harrier training squadron, were able to train with munitions never before used by students during their training in Yuma, which they completed over the past weekend. The squadron travels from its Cherry Point, N.C., home, to Yuma four times a year to take advantage of the consistent, ideal flying conditions and range availability. Read More

Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 06.09.09

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.09.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.09.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Ed Downs - ELSA Gyroplanes? - 06.09.09 (ANN Special Report, with ASTM Compliance Consultant Ed Downs)

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Commemorative Air Force Lands New Airsho Sponsor

Bank Gives CAF A 2 Year Commitment

The Best Warbird Show in America will hit the skies October 9-11 above Midland International Airport with a new Presenting Sponsor. The 2009 CAF AIRSHO will be presented by Western National Bank (WNB).

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New Eclipse 500 Training Provider Receives FAA Approval

Jet Elite Training, of Clearwater Florida, has received FAA approval to provide Eclipse 500 training per the airplane's flight manual operating limitations. J.E.T. will offer both recurrent and initial type rating training with on demand scheduling in their Florida facility or at the customer's location, worldwide.

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Scientists Determine USAir 1549 Geese Were Migratory

Smithsonian Studies Bird Remains To Detemine Origins

 Scientists at the Smithsonian Institution have examined the feather remains from the Jan. 15 US Airways Flight 1549 bird strike to determine not only the species, but also that the Canada geese involved were from a migratory, rather than resident, population.

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Aero-TV: 21st Century Attitudes -- AHRS Technology Explained (Part 1)

Such Innovative Technologies Have Become Commonplace In GA

You know that they're there -- but you rarely see them -- the tiny little boxes that provide the physical guidance for today's ingenious generation of glass panel cockpits. Solid-state by design and bereft of the hundreds of moving parts once associated with gyros and their support systems, the modern AHRS is a dependable, and superior replacement for the vacuum pumps and gyros of old.

Boeing Completes 787 Intermediate Gauntlet Testing

Boeing tells ANN that it has completed the intermediate gauntlet phase of testing on the first 787 Dreamliner. During the testing, pilots and engineers simulated multiple scenarios using all airplane systems as if the aircraft were in flight, including power, avionics and flight controls.

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Aero-TV: 21st Century Attitudes -- AHRS Technology Explained (Part 1)

AHRS: Such Innovative Technologies Have Become Commonplace In GA

You know that they're there -- but you rarely see them -- the tiny little boxes that provide the physical guidance for today's ingenious generation of glass panel cockpits. Solid-state by design and bereft of the hundreds of moving parts once associated with gyros and their support systems, the modern AHRS is a dependable, and superior replacement for the vacuum pumps and gyros of old.

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Lock It Up! Endeavour Payload Bay Closed for Flight For Saturday Launch

Less Than A Week To Go!

Space shuttle Endeavour is in place at Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, undergoing final preparations for its upcoming 16-day mission to the International Space Station.

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United Airlines Not Looking For 'Big Birds'

150 Plane Order Would Focus on Fuel Efficient Jets

The announcement last week that United Airlines will buy as many as 150 new aircraft in the next 25 years apparently does not mean it will place orders for new super-jumbo jets from either Airbus or Boeing.

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Lycoming Takes Over The World?

Airframe Manufacturers Announce Lycoming-Powered Fleet Sales

 In its 80th year of manufacturing piston aircraft engines, Lycoming is doing a bit of bragging about their being the powerplant of choice for a growing number of flight school and service fleets all over the world.

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Some Oregon RC Flyers Face Temporary Ban

Club Says Former Member Gave Bad Information

Members of the Redwood Empire Modelers Association (REMA) from Crescent City, California have regularly flown their model airplanes at Kite Field at the Port of Brookings Harbor in nearby Brookings, Oregon. But at a meeting of the Port Commission last week, Ron Duvall, a Brookings resident and RC flyer himself, told the commission that the field was not suitable for the activity...

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Airline Officials Meet, Commiserate, In Malaysia

Focus On Global Air Travel Crisis

More than 500 leaders from the airline industry worldwide are meeting in Kuala Lumpur Monday and Tuesday for the annual meeting of the International Air Transport Association, with an eye towards keeping their industry going during a global recession.

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Don Campion To Be Inducted In FATA Hall of Fame

Don Campion, President of Banyan Air Service, is the 2009 Inductee for the Florida Aviation Trades Association (FATA) Entrepreneurial Excellence Hall of Fame.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.09.09): Tornado Alley

Tornado Alley A geographic corridor in the United States which stretches north from Texas to Nebraska and Iowa. In terms of sheer numbers, this section of the United States receives more tornadoes than any other.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.09.09)

Aero-Linx: Tornado Alley Turbo Shameless plug time -- The "Other" Tornado Alley is actually a company doing some truly magnificent work with retrofit turbo-normalized engine installations that are easy to use, as powerful as you generally need them to be, and just plain rugged in overall operating temperament.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (06.09.09)

"Starting in May 2008 Air France experienced incidents involving a loss of airspeed data in flight, in cruise phase on A340s and A330s. These incidents were analysed with Airbus as resulting from pitot probe icing for a few minutes, after which the phenomenon disappeared. Discussions subsequently took place with the manufacturer. Air France asked for a solution which would reduce or eliminate the occurrence of these incidents... Source: From an Air France statement issued in order to clarify questions about issues involving their Airbus A330 Pitot probes.

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