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January 14, 2010

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.15.10

The FAA sends experts to get Haiti's navigation infrastucture back up.
The C-5M Super Galaxy will be around for another 30 years.
And Boeing delivers Japan's final KC-767 tanker.


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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 01.15.10

The FAA sends experts to get Haiti's navigation infrastucture back up.
The C-5M Super Galaxy will be around for another 30 years.
And Boeing delivers Japan's final KC-767 tanker.


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ANN Special Feature: Ten Years of ANN, Part V - 01.15.10

Paul Plack and Editor-in-Chief Jim Campbell conclude a look back over the first decade of ANN, including 2008, the end of Eclipse Aviation, and the birth of Aero-TV.

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MAF Worker Feared Dead In Haiti, Two Others Missing

All Other Missionary Staff Safe; Non-Essential Personnel Withdrawing, MAF Sets Up ‘Haiti Disaster and Recover Fund’ 

ANN has learned that one indigenous MAF (Mission Aviation Fellowship) worker is feared dead and two are missing following the devastating Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti, but none of the ministry’s missionary staff in Haiti were injured, according to Ron Wismer, crisis team manager at MAF's headquarters in Idaho.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.14.10

The FAA lights up ADS-B over the Gulf of Mexico.
Do fewer daily operations mean you don't need as long a runway?
And Embraer beats its 2009 delivery prediction.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 01.14.10

The FAA lights up ADS-B over the Gulf of Mexico.
Do fewer daily operations mean you don't need as long a runway?
And Embraer beats its 2009 delivery prediction.


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ANN Special Feature: Ten Years of ANN, Part IV - 01.14.10

Editor-in-Chief Jim Campbell looks back over the first decade of ANN, including the politics of the NASA Shuttle program and the collapse of the airline experience.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 01.14.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 01.14.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.14.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Ten Years of ANN, Part IV - 01.14.10 (ANN Special Report, with ANN's Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell)

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Boeing Delivers 4th KC-767 Tanker To Japanese MoD

4 More On Track For Delivery To The Italian Air Force

The Boeing Company  delivered the last of four KC-767 aerial refueling tankers to the Japan Ministry of Defense January 8th, completing one of the International Tanker team's most significant milestones.

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AIAA And FAA Announce The 13th Annual Commercial Space Transportation Conference

Focus Will Be On “Igniting the Space Economy”

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and the FAA are making plans for the 13th annual Commercial Space Transportation Conference, organized around the theme of “Igniting the Space Economy.”

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BA Crews Find Unorthodox Ways To Protest Negotiations

Vintage Wine Going Down The Drain

Flight Attendants belonging to the British Airlines Stewards and Stewardesses Association (BASSA)are expressing their displeasure with management by pouring vintage wine down the sinks after flights, a measure they call "passive resistance."

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Mundus Group Subsidiary, AirStar Introduces All Electric UAV

Response To Requests From Major Nature, Environmental Documentary Companies

Following several requests from motion picture and documentary industry clients, AirStar has unvieled an all electric, emission free, UAV. The Evolution is an electric powered helicopter for industrial payload applications, which is capable of smooth precision hover and smooth transition forward flight.

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Drop Everything! NASA Chooses Student Teams To Drop Science Experiments

Tower Drop Simulates Microgravity

NASA has selected teams of middle school and high school students to test their science experiments in microgravity competitions that simulate the microgravity in space.

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HAI Announces Pilot Of The Year, Rolls-Royce Maintenance Awards

Recipients To Be Recognized At Heli-Expo In February

HAI on Tuesday unveiled the winners of its 2010 "Pilot of the Year" and "Rolls-Royce Excellence in Helicopter Maintenance" awards.

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PA Community College And ACES Aviation Take Airplanes Where People Are

Will Display A DA-40 At A Shopping Mall

Pennsylvania's Community College of Beaver County (CCBC) and ACES Aviation (Aviation Certification and Education Solutions, Inc.), one of three flight providers for the school's nationally recognized aviation sciences program, will display a DA40-180 Diamond Star airplane at the Beaver Valley Mall next week.

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Raytheon Miniature Air Launched Decoy-Jammer Completes First Free-Flight Test

Critical Design Review, Engineering And Manufacturing Development To Follow

The U.S. Air Force and Raytheon recently completed the first free-flight test of the Miniature Air Launched Decoy-Jammer. The completion of this flight test sets the stage for a critical design review in 2010 and the conclusion of Phase II risk reduction.

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Aero-TV: Economic Audio Solution – PS Engineering’s Next-Gen PMA6000B

PS Engineering’s Gary Picou Profiles the Latest in Audio Panel Technology

At the 2009 AOPA Summit, industry leaders showcased the latest in general aviation technology for attending visitors.  Among the newest revelations was PS Engineering’s follow-up to the successful PMA6000, the PMA6000B.  Renown for their iconic aviation audio solutions, PS Engineering premiered the PMA6000-series fifteen years ago, transforming audio panel design and configuration.

Aero-TV: Flight Tip of the Week – Babbitt Encourages Pilot Professionalism

FAA Administrator Challenges Pilots to Reflect on Professionalism in the Cockpit

On July 30th, 2009, Randy Babbitt took to the podium for the first time as the FAA Administrator, addressing EAA AirVenture attendees in the Honda Pavilion.  With nearly 70,000 operations every day, and over 753 million people transported each year, Babbitt explained that the overall system is unquestionably the safest, most efficient system in the world. 

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Aero-TV: Economic Audio Solution – PS Engineering’s Next-Gen PMA6000B

PS Engineering’s Gary Picou Profiles the Latest in Audio Panel Technology

At the 2009 AOPA Summit, industry leaders showcased the latest in general aviation technology for attending visitors.  Among the newest revelations was PS Engineering’s follow-up to the successful PMA6000, the PMA6000B.  Renown for their iconic aviation audio solutions, PS Engineering premiered the PMA6000-series fifteen years ago, transforming audio panel design and configuration.

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Aero-TV: Flight Tip of the Week – Babbitt Encourages Pilot Professionalism

FAA Administrator Challenges Pilots to Reflect on Professionalism in the Cockpit

On July 30th, 2009, Randy Babbitt took to the podium for the first time as the FAA Administrator, addressing EAA AirVenture attendees in the Honda Pavilion. With nearly 70,000 operations every day, and over 753 million people transported each year, Babbitt explained that the overall system is unquestionably the safest, most efficient system in the world. 

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Homeland Security Committee Chair Thompson Writes Obama On Terror Attack

Says Sharing Information Is Critical To National Security

Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, sent a letter to President Barack Obama detailing the problems with our national security infrastructure which need to be addressed and reformed following the terrorist attack on December 25.

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$344 Million Authorized For C-5 Modernization Program

Lockheed Martin Receives Ongoing Funding To Re-Engine And Upgrade 15 Super Galaxy Aircraft

Lockheed Martin has received ongoing funding through a recently issued Acquisition Decision Memorandum (ADM) that authorizes Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) associated with the C-5 Super Galaxy Reliability Enhancement and Re-Engining Program (RERP).

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1st AmphibCub Delivered By American Legend

Amphibious J3-Style Aircraft Qualifies As An LSA

Some days, high and fast and get-there-now is necessary, and a good way to fly. And some days, low and slow and land-on-the-water just can't be beat. If you trend towards the latter, American Legend Aircraft Company let us know Wednesday about the first customer delivery of a Legend AmphibCub.

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Aaron Tippin New Spokesman For CAF

To Make Special Appearances At CAF Events Throughout 2010

Country music superstar Aaron Tippin and the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) are joining forces to Honor American Military Aviation and to remind Americans of the men and women of the armed services who have sacrificed for our freedoms.  

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7th Annual 'Living Legends of Aviation' Honorees Announced

Awards Ceremony To Honor  Dr. Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin, Tom Cruise, Other Aviation Legends

The 7th Annual "Living Legends of Aviation" awards, presented by Learjet, will be handed out January 22nd at the Beverly Hilton.

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Body Scanners May Not Be So Private After All

Test Mode Allows Images To Be Saved, Transmitted

Since their introduction, privacy advocates have publicly worried that images from full-body scans at the airport might wind up on the internet. TSA assured us on its website that "The machines have zero storage capability."

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (01.14.10)

“To achieve success in keeping the homeland secure we must bring to bear sufficient resources and energy to better the watchlisting process, ensure information sharing and improve intelligence analysis, and adopt better screening technologies." Source: Congressman Bennie Thompson (D-MS).

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.14.10): Hover Check

Used to describe when a helicopter/VTOL aircraft requires a stabilized hover to conduct a performance/power check prior to hover taxi, air taxi, or takeoff.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.14.10)

 

Principles Of Flight

Have you ever been asked by your kids "Why does an airplane fly" and felt like you didn't give the best answer ... even though you feel like you know it as well as you know your phone number? Here's a nice explaination which even has an easy demonstration you can do with a simple piece of paper.

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