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November 18, 2010

Joint Base Elmendorf F-22 Wreckage Found, Pilot Still Missing

Trained In Survival Techniques For Sub-Zero Conditions

Alaska Air National Guard search and rescue crews have found the apparent wreckage of an F-22 Raptor Nov. 17 that was assigned to the 3rd Wing at Joint Base Elmendorf in Alaska. The jet lost contact with air traffic control at1940 local time while on a routine training mission Nov. 16.

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FAA Proposes Requiring Pilot Certificates To Include Photos

Comments On NPRM Due February 17

The FAA announced Thursday it is proposing that all pilot certificates include photos of the certificate holder.  This action follows a requirement that all pilot certificates be made of plastic and contain security features.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.18.10

A missing F-22 Raptor has been in found in Alaska.
If you walk away for an hour, do another pre-flight.
And the airlines say the FAA blew it on crew rest rules.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 11.18.10

A missing F-22 Raptor has been in found in Alaska.
If you walk away for an hour, do another pre-flight.
And the airlines say the FAA blew it on crew rest rules.


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ANN Special Feature: New Master CFI-Helicopter Accreditation - 11.18.10

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Jo Ann and Sandy Hill of Master Instructors, LLC, about the new Master CFI-Helicopter credential which will debut in a few days, and what prompted the program's creation

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We're Hiring! ANN Puts Out 'Help Wanted' Sign

ANN Is About To Grow -- Again -- And Is Seeking EXCEPTIONAL New Staffers 2010 has been both a challenging as well as rewarding year for ANN. Without tipping our hands (yet), ANN continues to about to embark on serious expansion. In other words, we're about to grow again -- and in some very intriguing directions. No kidding, the projects we are undertaking right now should literally double (and eventually triple) our programming and staffing in the next few years.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 11.18.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 11.18.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.18.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: New Master CFI-Helicopter Accreditation - 11.18.10 (ANN Special Report, with Jo Ann and Sandy Hill of Master Instructors, LLC)

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NASA Financials Get Clean Bill Of Health

Audit "Much Improved" Over FY2010

NASA received what it described as a much-improved financial statement audit opinion for the 2010 fiscal year.

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CAP National Commander Elected To IACEA Board Of Directors

Role Will Be To Identify And Implement Short And Long-Range Goals For The Air Cadet Exchange

Maj. Gen. Amy S. Courter, Civil Air Patrol's national commander, was unanimously elected vice president of the International Air Cadet Exchange Association Board of Directors during the organization's planning conference held recently in Seattle. She is the first female to hold the position in IACEA's 60-year history.

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Airship Bullet Class 580 Successfully Completes 2nd Inflation Test

Pre-Flight Demonstration Held At NASA Ames Research, Moffett Field

The second successful inflation test of a "Bullet Class 580" airship developed by E Green Technologies, Inc. / 21st Century Airships was completed Tuesday at the Montgomery, Alabama Garrett Coliseum.

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Mid-Continent Instruments Celebrates 20 Years At Van Nuys

West Coast Location Allows International Service

A 20 year anniversary is pretty much always a reason to crow at least a little, and that is the milestone being celebrated by Mid-Continent Instruments' Van Nuys operation.

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EASA Approves Apical’s Cable Cutters Kit For The EC145

Transport Canada Approval Still Pending

DART Helicopter Services said Tuesday that their subsidiary partner Apical Industries has received EASA approval of their Cable Cutters Kit for the EC145 (MBB-BK 117 C-2). FAA approval has been previously received. Transport Canada approval is pending.

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Accelerated Mission Tests Completed On F100-229 In Record Time

Engines Power F-15, F-16 Fighter Jets

The newest member of Pratt & Whitney's F100 engine family, the F100-PW-229 Engine Enhancement Package (EEP), has successfully completed more than 6,000 total accumulated cycles (TACs) in an accelerated mission test (AMT) at the U.S. Air Force's Arnold Engine Development Center in Tennessee.

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Getting The Bubbles Out Of Fuel Pumps

Notre Dame Researchers Designing A Way To Prevent Cavitation Damage In Jet-Fuel Pumps

Under certain conditions, vapor bubbles can form in fluids moving swiftly over a surface. These bubbles soon collapse with such great force that they can poke holes in steel and damage objects such as ship propellers, turbine blades, nozzles and pump impellers.

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Honduran Military Bell 412s Overhauled By Texas Company

Uniflight Refurbished Five Helos Back To Flying Condition

A company based in Grand Prairie, Texas, recently overhauled and refurbished five Bell 412 helicopters for the Honduran Air Force.

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Metro Aviation Lands Back In Ohio

Third AMS Operation For The Medical Transportation Provider

Longtime traditional air medical transportation provider and helicopter completion specialist, Metro Aviation, Inc. will soon be providing helicopter air medical services (AMS) to MedFlight, based in Columbus, Ohio.

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Historic Plane Tested Parachute System In 1967

Piece of Aviation History Finds New Home in Turner, Maine

Durham-resident and family physician Dr. Louis Hanson and his historic 1946 Stinson Voyager will be featured in an upcoming documentary film about Aviation Safety Resources (ASR), a Long Island-based company founded by Dario Manfredi, the son of the Stinson's original owner.

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Certification Testing Underway On B737 Performance Improvements

First Flights Conducted On A B737-800 Last Week

Certification flight testing has begun on a package of Boeing 737 performance improvements, including aerodynamic and engine changes, which the company expects will reduce fuel consumption by 2 percent.

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Aero-TV: Oma Sud's Skycar -- A Unique Italian Light Twin

A Truly Unique Light Twin... Italian Style!

One of the more unusual new designs at Oshkosh in 2010 was OMA SUD's prototype Skycar. This new light twin from Italy is certified in Europe, and FAA certification is expected in December. The Italian designed and built OMA SUD Skycar offers the market several innovative features. The front doors were designed large and wide to allow easy access to the cabin ... almost reminiscent of the Cessna 177 Cardinal. The airplane has a twin boom tail to accommodate a large rear access door. Think C130 without the cargo ramp.

Aero-TV: Meeting The Promise -- Completing The Eclipse Cockpit

Innovative Solutions & Support Helps Eclipse Reach Its Potential

NBAA2010 was VERY VERY good to Eclipse... especially with the bomb that Mason Holland dropped in announcing the surprise relationship between Eclipse and mighty Sikorsky... but believe it or not, there was OTHER interesting news from the Eclipse camp... namely the offering of a completed Integrated Flight Management System (FMS). The AvioNG Integrated FMS provides coupled LPV approach, Airway/Victor route navigation, RNP (Auto/Manual), holding patterns and procedure turns, parallel offsets, storage for ninety-nine flight plans, user defined waypoints, nearest airports and navigation aids, OBS mode, present and on-route information. The system includes enhanced graphics such as integrated on-route e-charts, e-ch

Aero-TV: Meeting The Promise -- Completing The Eclipse Cockpit

Innovative Solutions & Support Helps Eclipse Reach Its Potential

NBAA2010 was VERY VERY good to Eclipse... especially with the bomb that Mason Holland dropped in announcing the surprise relationship between Eclipse and mighty Sikorsky... but believe it or not, there was OTHER interesting news from the Eclipse camp... namely the offering of a completed Integrated Flight Management System (FMS). The AvioNG Integrated FMS provides coupled LPV approach, Airway/Victor route navigation, RNP (Auto/Manual), holding patterns and procedure turns, parallel offsets, storage for ninety-nine flight plans, user defined waypoints, nearest airports and navigation aids, OBS mod

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Aero-TV: Oma Sud's Skycar -- A Unique Italian Light Twin

A Truly Unique Light Twin... Italian Style!

One of the more unusual new designs at Oshkosh in 2010 was OMA SUD's prototype Skycar. This new light twin from Italy is certified in Europe, and FAA certification is expected in December. The Italian designed and built OMA SUD Skycar offers the market several innovative features.

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Two Boeing 787 Dreamliners To Return To Seattle

Laredo Investigation Continues, No Timeline Set For Resumption Of Flight Testing

While the investigation into the incident onboard 787 Dreamliner ZA002 continues, Boeing has established a plan to fly two other aircraft, ZA001 and ZA005, back to Seattle from Rapid City, SD, and Victorville, CA. The FAA has reviewed and approved the plans.

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Airforwarders Tell Congress Air Cargo Security Requires Risk-Based System

Urges Better Harmonization, Cooperation And Intelligence-Based Solutions

The Airforwarders Association on Wednesday called on Congress to work with TSA and CBP to implement a risk-based assessment program for securing inbound air cargo.

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U.K. RAF Goes With Avidyne TAS600 Active-Surveillance Traffic Systems

Royal Air Force To Install Collision Avoidance Systems In Grob G115e Trainers

The Royal Air Force of the United Kingdom plans to install Avidyne's TAS600 Series active-surveillance Traffic Advisory Systems (TAS) in its fleet of Grob G 115E training aircraft.  The contract, announced Tuesday, includes 119 TAS600 Series systems plus spares.

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Qantas A380s May Be Grounded Into December

Concerns Raised About The Summer Travel Season Down Under

Qantas says that it may not start flying its fleet of Airbus A380 superjumbo jets until December following the catastrophic failure of a Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engine on one of its aircraft.

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Frontier Airlines Moves To Houston’s Hobby Airport Nov. 18

Final From Bush Intercontinental Airport Departed Wednesday

Frontier Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings, Inc.  will be moving its Houston operations from George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) to William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) beginning with flight #146, arriving in Houston from Denver at 1504 CST on Nov. 18, 2010.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (11.18.10)

"I am honored to have been elected for this prestigious position. IACE is an important component of Civil Air Patrol's leadership training program for cadets." Source: Maj. Gen. Amy S. Courter, Civil Air Patrol's national commander.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.18.10): Departure Center

The ARTCC having jurisdiction for the airspace that generates a flight to the impacted airport.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.18.10)

Popular Rotorcraft Association

The PRA was started in 1962 by Igor Bensen, the inventor of the famous Bensen Gyrocopter. Since then it has grown to include rotorcraft of all sorts with members in over 80 countries.

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