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September 28, 2009

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.28.09

The Hills will take NAFI to court.
There's a been another fatal HEMS accident.
And the NTSB says if helicopter medevac needs to cost more to be safe...so be it.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.28.09

The Hills will take NAFI to court.
There's a been another fatal HEMS accident.
And the NTSB says if helicopter medevac needs to cost more to be safe...so be it.


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ANN Special Feature: CFI Bob Miller: Changes to Parts 61 and 141 - 09.28.09

ANN's Paul Plack talks with CFI Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves about some of the FAA's proposed changes to Parts 61 and 141, affecting requirements for pilot qualifications, and regulation of appr

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Sportair USA Introduces Sirius

Czech Aircraft Manufacturer's High-Wing Companion To The Sting S3

SportairUSA, LLC, the North American distributor for the Sting S3, announced Monday that the new TL-3000 Sirius LSA is now available for purchase in the U.S.  Monday's announcement marks the completion of testing, tooling and LSA certification of the airplane.

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New York Helo Shuttle Service Grounded

U.S. Helicopter Says The 'Standown' Is 'Temporary'

A New York City helicopter shuttle service that ferried passengers from Manhattan to JFK and Liberty Airport in Newark has abruptly ceased operations, according to the Associated Press.

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Storm Aircraft Adds Southwest Regional Dealer-Distributor

Light Sport Flight LLC in Glendale AZ Now Represents Storm Aircraft

Storm Aircraft has added Light Sport flight LLC as their southwest regional distributor.  Light Sport Flight LLC, which has headquarters located on the west side of the Phoenix, AZ metropolitan area, brings over twenty-five years experience in the light aircraft field providing sales, service and flight training to the region. 

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 09.28.09

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.28.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.28.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: CFI Bob Miller: Changes to Parts 61 and 141 - 09.28.09  (ANN Special Report, with CFI Bob Miller)

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Germany Bans Flights Over Munich Oktoberfest

Terrorism Threats Prompt The Ban

German authorities banned all flights over Oktoberfest festivities Saturday due to increased chatter from Islamic terror groups threatening to target Germany for its role in Afghanistan.

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Cassini Reveals New Ring Quirks, Shadows During Saturn Equinox

Fall Comes To Saturn Only Once Every 29.7 Years

NASA scientists are marveling over the extent of ruffles and dust clouds revealed in the rings of Saturn during the planet's equinox last month. Scientists once thought the rings were almost completely flat, but new images reveal the heights of some newly discovered bumps in the rings are as high as the Rocky Mountains.

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Boeing Receives A-10 Modernization Contracts From U.S. Air Force

Small Piece Of A $1.6 Billion "Life Cycle" Contract For The Warthog

The Boeing Company announced Thursday that it has received two separate contracts from the U.S. Air Force to support modernization of the service's fleet of 365 A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft.

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NASA Announces Awards For Future Astrophysics Suborbital Flights

Payloads Will Fly On Sounding Rockets Or High-Altitude Balloons

NASA has selected nine scientific teams to work on future high-altitude balloon and sounding rocket payloads. The selected proposals address a wide range of astrophysical mysteries from dark matter and cosmic-ray antiprotons to studies of galaxy clusters and supernova remnants.

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The War Continues -- Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Filed Against NAFI

Injunctive Relief, Damages Sought

The NAFI Wars live on... Following what we're told were "numerous failed attempts to compel the National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) to cease its unauthorized use of intellectual property associated with the Master Instructor Program," Sandy and JoAnn Hill, program creators and founders of Master Instructors LLC, have filed a copyright infringement and unfair competition complaint against NAFI.

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Aero-TV: The Sports Car of Aviation - Bringing the ICON A5 to Market

CEO of ICON Aircraft, Kirk Hawkins Provides an A5 Update

After the FAA regulation change in 2004, the newly developed LSA category opened a thrilling new opportunity for aircraft primarily targeting recreational pilots. 

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Boeing Submits Proposal For NASA Commercial Crew Transport System

Draws On ISS, Shuttle, And Constellation Program Experience

The Boeing Company submitted a proposal to NASA on Tuesday to accelerate the development of commercial human space transportation as defined by NASA in its Commercial Crew Development (CCDev) announcement. Boeing's submission draws on the company's experience with proven human-rated spacecraft.

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Klyde Morris (09.28.09)

Klyde Looks Out For NASA's Future

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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LA Airport Commissioners Approve EIS For LAX Improvement

Tom Bradley International Terminal Set For Major Upgrades

The Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners approved environmental impact and compliance reports Tuesday for the reconfiguration of the Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) at LAX. The Bradley West Project, as it is known, is one of the improvements included in the LAX Master Plan.

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Rolls-Royce Gets $7 Million Air Force Maintenance Contract

Services Provided At Seven Military Bases

Rolls-Royce has been awarded a $7 million contract from the U.S. Air Force (USAF) to provide comprehensive aircraft engine management services at seven military bases in the U.S.

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FAA-Air Transport Association 'Better Way' Award Winners Announced

Winners Recognized For Advances In Aircraft Testing Procedures

The Air Transport Association of America (ATA), in association with the FAA, recognized the recipients of the 2009 FAA-ATA Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) "Better Way" award Wednesday.

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DUATS, GCA RADAR, UAVs, All On The Agenda At K-State

Topics Will Be Discussed At A Forum Sponsored by K-State Aviation and FAASTeam

Kansas State University is partnering with FAASTeam to sponsor a presentation about K-State's Aviation Safety Program on Thursday, Oct. 1, at 1900 on the K-State at Salina campus.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.28.09): National Airspace System (NAS)

National Airspace System (NAS) The common network of U.S. airspace, air navigation facilities, equipment and services, airports or landing areas.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.28.09)

Aero-Linx: Air Med '101' It is estimated that there are around 400,000 helicopter EMS missions flown each year. There are an additional 100,000 – 150,000 fixed wing medical flights each year. In 2002, there were roughly 400 dedicated EMS helicopters. At the close of 2008, there are a little more than 800 flying EMS missions.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (09.28.09)

"It became abundantly clear to us in January that NAFI leadership had no intention of acting in the best interests of its membership and the Master Instructor Program. Consequently, we decided to sever our ties with that organization and thus enhance our autonomy and independence to ensure the continued development and integrity of the Master Instructor Program..." Source: Sandy and JoAnn Hill, program creators and founders of Master Instructors LLC, commenting on the copyright infringement and unfair competition complaint against NAFI.

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