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August 10, 2009

47 Forced To Remain Overnight On Regional Jet

Weather, Crew Rest Rules, And Airline Regulations All Played A Role

When an ExpressJet flight from Houston to Minneapolis-St. Paul, on a codeshare with Continental, was diverted due to thunderstorms to Rochester, MN, the weather quickly became the least of the 47 passenger's concerns.

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An Ignoble End For Epic Air?

Facility Locked, Assets Seized, CEO AWOL

High-performance kitplane manufacturer Epic Air is apparently out of business, after laying off most of its 160 person workforce over the first half of this year. The landlord, ER1 LLC of Delaware, has seized Epic's building and it's contents, due to Epic being 20 days in default on its lease.

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Opposition To Gulfstream Purchase Growing In Congress

Overall Appropriation Request Has Swelled To $550 Million

It seems that the  $200 million appropriated by the House Armed Services Committee for three Gulfstream C-37's ANN reported last week was just the tip of the iceberg. The Wall Street Journal reports that the Senate is considering an appropriations bill that includes nearly $550 million.

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JAL Reports $1 Billion Loss

Cuts In International Routes Announced With Loss

Japan Airline Corporation says it has lost a billion dollars in the 2nd quarter of 2009, and will slash international routes as a result. 

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Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2009 REDUX: Amazing Flying Machine -- Wright 'B' Flyer

One Of The Aviation World's Iconic Designs Makes A Comeback

100 years... that's a fair piece of time when you look at any technology, these days, much less anything that flies. Thats said, a flyable replica Wright B Flyer was making the rounds of Oshkosh and threatening to, again, enjoy some air beneath its wings in celebration of the century milestone.

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More Airport Shenanigans: Not-So-Candid (Or Accurate) Camera...

Many Airport Surveillance Cameras Offer Poor Coverage

Have you ever watched your local TV news, and seen security video from a convenience store that was of such poor quality you'd never be able to recognize the perp?

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Double Trouble? Beware TSA's 'Phase Two'

Not That "Phase One" Was All That Great...

It's that time of year when we start seeing all the back-to-school advertising, but the TSA has another important upcoming date it wants you to keep in mind. This Saturday, August 15th, is the start of Phase II of the program known as Secure Flight.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.10.09

A mid-air over the Hudson River has political opportunists in pander mode.
Frontier and the Teamsters reach a contract agreement for maintenance employees.
And Atlanta braces for more

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.10.09

A mid-air over the Hudson River has political opportunists in pander mode.
Frontier and the Teamsters reach a contract agreement for maintenance employees.
And Atlanta braces for more

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ANN Special Feature: CFI Bob Miller: The Timeless Pitot-Static System - 08.10.09

ANN's Paul Plack talks with CFI Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves about the pitot-static system, and why even pilots of the most modern aircraft need to thoroughly understand this ancient technology.

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Centurion Develops Brazilian Market

Kerosene/Diesel Engine Now Certified In 61 Countries

With the announcment that Centurion has obtained approval for its 1.7 and 2.0 liter engines in Brazil, the engine is now certified in all of the principal countries involved in general aviation.

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Aero-TV: Profiles In Aviation - DeHavilland DH-4M-1

One Of The Many Treasures Of The Evergreen Air Museum

The Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum contains innumerable treasures. In addition to being the home of the infamous 'Spruce Goose,' the airplane and helicopter exhibits and the artifact, research library and archive collections form the core of the Museum, yet there is a sense in which they are really only secondary, supportive tools to their mission.

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Aero-TV: AIA Prez Marion Blakey - BizAv Day At Oshkosh 2009! (Part 5)

Former FAA Admin and Washington Insider Talks About The Importance of BizAv (Part 5)

On Oshkosh Friday, AeroShell Square was ringed with some of the best-known business aircraft flying, as EAA President Tom Poberezny, GAMA President Pete Bunce, FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt, his predecessor (and current AIA Prez) Marion Blakey, and a parade of professionals brought the message of business aviation to the worlds largest sport aviation show.

Aero-TV: Profiles In Aviation -- DeHavilland DH-4M-1

One Of The Many Treasures Of The Evergreen Air Museum

The Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum contains innumerable treasures. In addition to being the home of the infamous 'Spruce Goose,' the airplane and helicopter exhibits and the artifact, research library and archive collections form the core of the Museum, yet there is a sense in which they are really only secondary, supportive tools to their mission.

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Aero-TV: AIA Prez Marion Blakey -- BizAv Day At Oshkosh 2009! (Part 5)

Former FAA Admin and Washington Insider Talks About The Importance of BizAv (Part 5)

On Oshkosh Friday, AeroShell Square was ringed with some of the best-known business aircraft flying, as EAA President Tom Poberezny, GAMA President Pete Bunce, FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt, his predecessor (and current AIA Prez) Marion Blakey, and a parade of professionals brought the message of business aviation to the worlds largest sport aviation show.

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NTSB: RV-6 Struck Powerlines During Return To Airport

When Things Go Wrong, You Need To Keep Flying The Airplane...

We don't have to tell you -- but when things go wrong in flight, you have to be a 'Master Multi-Tasker' (go ahead, say that three times fast... I dare you). It is so damned easy to get tunnel vision about an item of concern that other possible hazards do not get their fair share of attention... as appears to have happened in a tragic RV-6 fatality earlier this month. 

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Klyde Morris (08.10.09)

Even Better... Klyde TSA Personnel To Another Planet!

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 08.10.09

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.10.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.10.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: CFI Bob Miller: The Timeless Pitot-Static System - 08.10.09 (ANN Special Report, with CFI Bob Miller)

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First G.222 Aircraft for Afghanistan Airborne

Deliveries Expected To Begin Next Month

The first of 18 G.222 aircraft to be refurbished and modernized by Alenia Aeronautica made its initial flight following re-manufacture at Capodichino airport near Naples, Italy Thursday.

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AirVolga To Launch Bombardier CRJ200 Regional Jet Service In Russia

Used Aircraft Purchased To Modernize AirVolga Fleet

Bombardier Aerospace welcomes AirVolga (Volga AviaExpress) of Volgograd, Russia to the CRJ aircraft family. At a news conference Friday in Volgograd, the airline announced that it is preparing to start service with two previously owned CRJ200 LR regional jets acquired from a third party.

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PBY That Foundered And Sank In 1942 Found Off Quebec Coast

Five Airmen Lost Their Lives In The Incident

A WWII era U.S. PBY Catalina which foundered and sank during a takeoff attempt in 1942 has been discovered by divers off the coast of Quebec. Five of the nine crewmen on board at the time of the incident lost their lives.

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Aspen Engineer Nominated For 'Engineer of the Year' Award

VP of Engineering, Gus Kyriakos, Recognized for Engineering Excellence

Gus Kyriakos, Aspen Avionics’ Vice President of Engineering, has been nominated as a candidate for Design News’ prestigious Engineer of the Year award. Kyriakos was nominated along with three other engineers, with the winner selected by on-line voting by the magazine’s readers.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.10.09): Tokyo Convention (September 14, 1963)

Tokyo Convention (September 14, 1963) Formally called the Convention on Offenses and Certain Other Acts Committed on Board Aircraft. This Convention is concerned with insuring that when an offense has been committed onboard an aircraft, at least one state - that in which the aircraft is registered - will take jurisdiction over the suspected offender...

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.10.09)

Aero-Linx: Sonic Boom (USAF Fact Sheet) Sonic boom is an impulsive noise similar to thunder. It is caused by an object moving faster than sound -- about 750 miles per hour at sea level. An aircraft traveling through the atmosphere continuously produces air-pressure waves similar to the water waves caused by a ship's bow. When the aircraft exceeds the speed of sound, these pressure waves combine and form shock waves which travel forward from the generation or "release" point...

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (08.10.09)

"...with the respect and dignity owed to lost American soldiers."   Source: From a joint statement in which Canadian ministers discussed the recent discovery and recovery efforts dedicated to a WWII era U.S. PBY Catalina which foundered and sank during a takeoff attempt in 1942. Five of the nine crewmen on board at the time of the incident lost their lives.

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