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December 02, 2010

Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 12.02.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 12.02.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.02.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Pt II: EAA's Rod Hightower - 12.02.10 (ANN Special Report, with Rod Hightower, new president of the Experimental Aircraft Association)

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.02.10

Air travelers coming into the US are now 100 percent watchlist-screened.
Continental Airlines fleet service employees have a new contract agreement.
And frequent fliers hate bag fees,

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 12.02.10

Air travelers coming into the US are now 100 percent watchlist-screened.
Continental Airlines fleet service employees have a new contract agreement.
And frequent fliers hate bag fees,

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ANN Special Feature: Pt II: EAA's Rod Hightower - 12.02.10

ANN's Jim Campbell talks with Rod Hightower, new president of the Experimental Aircraft Association, about EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. Has the event become too successful?

FMI:

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FAA Raises Safety Rating For Mexico

Country Complies With ICAO Safety Standards

Mexico complies with international safety standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), based on the results of a November FAA review of Mexico's civil aviation authority, the agency announced Wednesday.

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Online, Scenario-Based Training Offered For IFR Pilots

New IFR Mastery Series Approved For FAA WINGS Credit

A new training series specifically developed for IFR pilots has been introduced by PilotWorkshops.com which provides online, scenario-based training. The IFR Mastery Series is designed to improve technique, knowledge and overall safety for the IFR pilot.

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Aircraft Will Honor Naval Aviation Heritage At EAA Airventure 2011

Dozens Of Current Naval Aircraft Featuring Paint Schemes From Previous Eras To Appear

Current naval aircraft in legendary paint schemes of their predecessors will be one of many highlights of the week-long Centennial of Naval Aviation celebration at EAA AirVenture 2011, which will be held July 25-31 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.

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Experimental Air Traffic Management Initiatives Under Development

Boeing, IBM Research Pilot Programs For Information Sharing

The completion of a pilot research project designed to show how officials from multiple organizations can have more timely, consistent and complete information to resolve fast-changing or unpredictable aviation events was announced Tuesday by Boeing and IBM.

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Partnership Plans To Develop Autonomous Flight Technology

Sikorsky Invests In Adaptive Flights Inc.

The field of autonomous flight got what could be a boost Monday, as Sikorsky Innovations announced it has made an equity investment in Adaptive Flight, Inc., a Georgia-based manufacturer of avionics system solutions for small and medium-sized unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

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ISS Crew Joins Roscosmos Chief For Pre-Launch Tea

Russian Space Agency Has Cleared Soyuz TMA-20 For Flight

Anatoly Perminov, chief of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, said Wednesday that the Soyuz TMA-20 spacecraft which suffered some damage during transport during shipment to the launch site in Kazakstan has been cleared for flight. Launch is set for December 15th.

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Malaysia's First EC145 Assigned To Medical Airlift Duties

Primary Area Of Operation Will Be North Of Borneo

The first EC145 multi-role helicopter for Malaysia was delivered by Eurocopter to Sabah Air Aviation for medical airlift duties. The aircraft is the first of its type in Malaysia, and Sabah Air Aviation plans to use the helo for missions in the Sabah region, north of Borneo.

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Canada Approves Glass Cockpit For Bell 205

Transport Canada Grants STC To Vector Aerospace For The Mod

Transport Canada has granted an STC  for an Integrated Cockpit Display System (ICDS) for the Bell 205 series helicopter to Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services-North America.

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ATA Engineering Is NASA JPL 2010 Small Business Subcontractor Of The Year

Company Has Worked With JPL On Numerous Projects Since 2004

NASA's JPL has named ATA Engineering as its 2010 Small Business Subcontractor of the Year.

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Brazil Approves FSI Flight Sims For Bell 212,412

OKed Bell 430 Full Flight Sim Last Year

FlightSafety International has received approval from the National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil for its Bell 212 and Bell 412 full flight simulators.

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AD NUMBER: 2010-24-10

MANUFACTURER: CENTRAIR Models 101, 101A, 101P, and 101AP Gliders

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Aero-TV: LTA Aviatrix Cheri White -- The Intricacies of Gas Ballooning

Cheri's Achievements Are Exceeded Only By The Heights She Has Achieved As A World-Class Balloonist

You may all be a little sick, by now, in hearing about the amazing team ANN's Aero-TV crews has at the 2010 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta... the sites, the sounds, the colors, the staff, the crews, the PILOTS... they all made an extraordinary week even more so. And one of our favorite people was a balloon pilot, Cheri White, who launched herself (and partner Mark Sullivan) into the late night ether to take a chance in seeking the top spot in the America's Challenge Gas Balloon Race. Well over 1500 miles later, there is no doubt that Cheri had an adventure she'll remember for a lifetime. Better than that, just get her talking about ballooning, Hot-Air or Gas, and you will

Aero-TV: LTA Aviatrix Cheri White -- The Intricacies of Gas Ballooning

Cheri's Achievements Are Exceeded Only By The Heights She Has Achieved As A World-Class Balloonist

You may all be a little sick, by now, in hearing about the amazing team ANN's Aero-TV crews has at the 2010 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta... the sites, the sounds, the colors, the staff, the crews, the PILOTS... they all made an extraordinary week even more so. And one of our favorite people was a balloon pilot, Cheri White, who launched herself (and partner Mark Sullivan) into the late night ether to take a chance in seeking the top spot in the America's Challenge Gas Balloon Race.

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SpaceX COTS 1 Launch Targeted For Dec. 7

Backup Launch Opportunities Are The Following Two Days

The first SpaceX Falcon 9 demonstration launch for NASA’s Commercial Orbital Transportation Services program is targeted for liftoff on Tuesday, Dec. 7. Liftoff is planned from Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The launch window extends from 0903 to 1222 EST.

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Preparations Underway For First Landing Of X-37B

Exact Mission Still Not Known

Preparations for the first landing of the X-37B are underway at Vandenberg Air Force Base.

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NTSB To Meet On 2008 Forest Service Helicopter Accident

Contract Aircraft Went Down While Transporting Firefighting Personnel Near Weaverville, CA

The NTSB will hold a public Board meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 7, at 0930 EST, at its Washington, DC headquarters.

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NASA-German SOFIA Observatory Completes First Science Flight

Heavily-Modified B747SP Has Two More Missions Scheduled

NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, or SOFIA, completed the first of three science flights on Wednesday morning to demonstrate the aircraft's potential to make discoveries about the infrared universe.

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ERAU Fights Whistleblower Jury Award

Former Employee, Alumnus Awarded Nearly $300,000

John Brian Lojko, who graduated with honors from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in 1997, was recently awarded $288,000 in a lawsuit claiming wrongful dismissal from his job at the school.

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Two Helicopter Companies Balk At Louisiana Personal ELT Law

State Says It Makes It Easier To Locate Offshore Workers Should A Helo Go Down

Two aviation companies which transport workers to and from offshore oil rigs say a new Louisiana law requiring personal ELTs for passengers is intrusive, and attempts to supersede FARs.

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Mother Detained At Security Checkpoint Over Breast Milk

TSA Guidelines Say It Is Not Subject To X-Ray, But Agents Insisted

A mother in a security line at Phoenix International Airport who also happens to be an attorney was reportedly placed in a "screening box" by TSA agents when she objected to allowing breast milk she was carrying to be x-rayed.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (12.02.10)

"We anticipate a number of important discoveries from this unique observatory, as well as extended investigations of discoveries by other space telescopes. Source: "NASA Astrophysics Division Director Jon Morse.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.02.10): Have Numbers

Used by pilots to inform ATC that they have received runway, wind, and altimeter information only.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.02.10)

Interactive TFR Map

The FAA has placed an interactive map online that offers guidence about any TFRs in place around the country. Clicking on a region lets you know if there are any active TFRs, and lists NOTAMS as well. 

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