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September 22, 2009

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.22.09

It may be a great time to launch a new airshow.
New Mexico gets a new aviation czar.
And ALPA applauds a prison sentence in a California laser attack.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.22.09

It may be a great time to launch a new airshow.
New Mexico gets a new aviation czar.
And ALPA applauds a prison sentence in a California laser attack.


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ANN Special Feature: AOPA Rebuts USA Today - 09.22.09

ANN Editor-in-Chief Jim Campbell gets comments from Chris Dancy, who heads media relations for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, on USA Today's Thursday (9/17/09) article which painted ge

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Babbitt, Hersman, Bolen To Open 13th Annual Bombardier Safety Standdown

Wichita Event Open To All Aviation Professionals

The 13th edition of Safety Standdown, Bombardier’s industry leading safety seminar, will return to Wichita, Kansas at the Hyatt Regency Wichita from September 28 to October 1. FAA administrator Randy Babbitt, NTSB chairman Deborah Hersman, and NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen will deliver opening remarks at the event.

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Next-Generation Suborbital Researchers Conference Set For February

Focus Will Be On Research And Education Uses Of Commercial Suborbital Spacecraft

The Commercial Spaceflight Federation is pleased to announce its cosponsorship of the Next-Generation Suborbital Researchers Conference (NSRC), which is being organized in conjunction with the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) and the Universities Space Research Association (USRA).

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Russian Team Enters Google Lunar X Prize Competition

Team Selenokhod To Vie For The $30 Million Payout

Team Selenokhod, a Russian group of engineers and managers, announced its official entry into the Google Lunar X Prize competition Monday. Team Selenokhod, headquartered in Moscow, with ten group members, is among 20 teams from 44 countries that are competing for their share of the $30 million prize.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 09.22.09

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.22.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.22.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: AOPA Rebuts USA Today - 09.22.09 (ANN Special Report, on details surrounding the USA Today article that misrepresented GA)

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Jeppesen Signs Agreement With Mexican Carrier Volaris Airlines

Will Provide Charting And E-Link Services

Jeppesen recently signed an electronic flight information service contract to provide tailored Jeppesen flight manuals and e-Link navigation solutions for Volaris Airlines, a leading low cost carrier based in Mexico.  

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Osprey May Become The Navy's COD

No Well-Defined Navy Role Yet Assigned For The Tilt-Rotor Aircraft

The Marine Corps, which is the primary customer for the V-22 Osprey, has begun to deploy the tilt-rotor aircraft on amphibious assault ships and in Iraq over the past two years. But for the Navy, there is no clearly-defined role for the aircraft.

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Redstone College Receives Learjet For Hands-On Training Use

Aircraft On Permanent Loan from Spirit of Flight Center

Denver-based Redstone College received a Learjet 24D Monday which will be on permanent loan from the Spirit of Flight Center, a Colorado-based non-profit air museum. The Learjet will serve as a training tool, providing students in A&P and avionics programs the opportunity to practice repairs.

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BTS Releases 2nd-Quarter 2009 Airline Financial Data

Airlines Report Improved Operating Margins

The network, low-cost and regional airline groups all reported improved operating margins in the second quarter of 2009, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) of the U.S. DOT reported Monday in a release of preliminary data.

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Search For WASP Pilot Resumes

Santa Monica Bay Search Set For October 5th To 10th

Locating the only missing WWII Women's Air Force Service Pilot Gertrude V. "Tommy" Tompkins Silver and her North American Aviation P-51D Mustang fighter plane will be the focal point of this greatly expanded, all-volunteer search effort.

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Cherokee Pilots Already Planning For AirVenture 2010

Will Celebrate 50th Anniversary Of The First Cherokee

The Cherokees 2 Osh committee is excited to announce the first mass arrival of Cherokees at AirVenture. The day will begin on Friday, July 23, 2010 with staging in Waupaca, WI, flying the Mass Arrival to Oshkosh, and ending with a celebration dinner in the Nature Center on the EAA's grounds.

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Aero-TV: Advocacy on Water - The Seaplane Pilots Association

Mark Twombly Introduces the Leading Seaplane Advocacy Organization

Nothing in aviation emulates a sense of freedom and relaxing retreat more than the seaplane culture; the ability to take a weekend excursion to a far-off fishing lake or quiet lagoon inspires many to join the adventurous lifestyle of the seaplane community.  Much like A.O.P.A. for the general aviation enthusiast, the Seaplane Pilots Association (SPA) provides the leading voice for seaplane enthusiasts since its beginnings in 1971.  With over 8,000 members, SPA serves to represent the interests, technical support, and advocacy for seaplane pilots and aficionados around the world.

Aero-TV:  Safety Tip of the Week - Allen Silver, Parachute Misconceptions

FAA Master Rigger Allen Silver Shares His Best Parachute Safety Tips

Internationally recognized as one of the world’s premiere parachute experts, Allen Silver has been an FAA Master Rigger since 1974.  Designated as a Parachute Rigger Examiner for the FAA in 1991, he now serves as chairman of the Parachute Industry Association (PIA) Rigging Committee.  Silver sat down with Aero-TV to share his most invaluable safety tips for emergency bailout preparation.

Aero-TV: Advocacy on Water - The Seaplane Pilots Association

Mark Twombly Introduces the Leading Seaplane Advocacy Organization

Nothing in aviation emulates a sense of freedom and relaxing retreat more than the seaplane culture; the ability to take a weekend excursion to a far-off fishing lake or quiet lagoon inspires many to join the adventurous lifestyle of the seaplane community. 

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Aero-TV: Safety Tip of the Week - Allen Silver, Parachute Misconceptions

FAA Master Rigger Allen Silver Shares His Best Parachute Safety Tips

Internationally recognized as one of the world’s premiere parachute experts, Allen Silver has been an FAA Master Rigger since 1974.  Designated as a Parachute Rigger Examiner for the FAA in 1991, he now serves as chairman of the Parachute Industry Association (PIA) Rigging Committee. 

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FAA Approves 1st U.S. Ground Based Augmentation System

Initial System Located In Memphis, Tennessee

The FAA Monday gave approval to Honeywell's Smartpath Precision Landing System, clearing the way for increased safety and efficiency at airports by providing precise navigation service based on GPS. The first U.S.-approved system is located in Memphis, TN and will become operational early next year.  

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Aggressive Insurance Launches Aircraft Insurance Program

Company Basing Aviation Policies On Auto Insurance Concepts

Aggressive Insurance, an Irving, TX-based program administrator, launched its new aircraft insurance program Monday.  The company says it is acting on a strategy to bring 21st century technology and an advanced delivery system to a market segment that is demanding a fresh response to its producer and policyholders.

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NTSB Determines Probable Cause Of Inadvertent Slide Inflation In 2008

Incident Occurred Aboard Aircraft Carrying Then-Senator Obama

The NTSB has determined that the incident last year involving an uncommanded pitch-up aboard an aircraft occurred as a result of the inadvertent partial inflation of the evacuation slide and subsequent binding of the elevator control cables.

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Piper Saratoga Down In Florida Everglades

At Least One Fatality Reported In Accident

A Piper PA-32 Saratoga enroute from Gainesville, Florida to Fort Laudedale has gone down near the Broward/Palm Beach county line. Four people were reportedly aboard the aircraft at the time of the accident.

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Seawind Goes Down In Canada

Pilot Suffers Serious Injuries

Sixty-three year-old Philip de Ridder was seriously injured Saturday when the Seawind 3000 he was piloting reportedly experienced engine problems and went down near Mission Golf Course in Vancouver, British Columbia. No one on the ground was hurt.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (09.22.09)

"The approval of Honeywell's system marks the successful completion of a partnership between the FAA and Airservices Australia to build and certify a ground based augmentation system (GBAS). We expect GBAS to become an asset to airports around the world." Source: FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.22.09): When Able

When used in conjunction with ATC instructions, gives the pilot the latitude to delay compliance until a condition or event has been reconciled. The pilot is expected to seek the first opportunity to comply.  

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.22.09)

  Aero-Linx: Google Lunar X Prize With a Russian team getting involved this week, we thought you might like to take another look at the organization driving all this interest in commercial development of lunar hardware ... The Google Lunar X-Prize.

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