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June 01, 2010

Total Of Three Airplanes Violate Memorial Day Presidential TFR Over Chicago

Two 152's And An RV8 Escorted From Restricted Airspace Over The Weekend, Confusion Reported For One Air Medical Flight

President Obama's Memorial Day holiday in Chicago has caused three pilots to have discussions with federal officials they probably would rather not have had, after they intruded on the TFR over the Windy City in place for the President's Memorial Day visit.

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British Airways Crews Resume Walkout During U.S. Holiday

Busy Travel Weekend In Britain As Well, With 22,000 Reportedly Stranded

Talks between British Airways and it's cabin crews broke down again over the weekend, prompting flight attendants to walk off the job on a busy travel weekend both in the UK and the U.S.

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10 Injured During MV-22 Osprey Demo In A Staten Island Park

Hovering Aircraft Knocked Limbs From Trees, Hitting Spectators

A hovering MV-22 Osprey is certainly a sight that will draw a crowd. But a group of spectators at a Memorial day military demonstration on Staten Island got more than they bargained for when the strong propwash from one of the aircraft knocked limbs from several trees into the crowd, injuring 10 people.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.01.10

Another black eye for GA in a weekend TFR.
Political turmoil follows a compromise on Okinawa.
And details emerge in a public spat between DC-3 owners and EAA.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.01.10

Another black eye for GA in a weekend TFR.
Political turmoil follows a compromise on Okinawa.
And details emerge in a public spat between DC-3 owners and EAA.


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ANN Special Feature: Part I: EAA vs The Last Time - 06.01.10

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Mike Dowell, manager of the Whiteside County Airport in Sterling, Illinois, about what it takes to host 40 or more DC-3s headed for Oshkosh, and gets his take on the con

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Update: EAA V. The Last Time (Part 1)

Check Out Today's Aero-Cast For Part 1 Of Our Series on This Controversy

TheLastTime.org, the group which has been raising funding and arranging logistics for the staging of 40 or more DC-3s before a formation arrival at Oshkosh this year, says its plan to stage at Whiteside Airport in Illinois is still a "go", despite an 'attempt' by the Experimental Aircraft Association to take over the staging and move it to an alternate airport.

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AIA Gives Thumbs-Up To Final ADS-B Rule

Another Vote Of Confidence in Next-Gen Plan

The Aerospace Industries Association has applauded the release of the FAA's final rule mandating ADS-B out equipage by 2020. Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) equipage makes use of GPS signals via satellite to broadcast airspeed and location data to air traffic controllers and pilots.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 06.01.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.01.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.01.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Part I: EAA vs The Last Time - 06.01.10 (ANN Special Report, with Mike Dowell, Manager of the Whiteside County Airport in Sterling, Illinois)

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Columbia Helicopters Deploys Two Helicopters to Gulf Oil Spill

Columbia Helicopters is deploying a second heavy-lift helicopter to Louisiana to assist with efforts in preventing the further spread of the Gulf oil spill. The helicopters will also assist with clean-up operations already underway.

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Aero-TV: Flight Display Systems -- Bringing The Entertainment To Flight

Some More Details On The Latest in In-Cabin Entertainment Products

On April 8th through April 10th, in Orlando, Florida, hundreds attended the 53rd Annual AEA International Convention & Trade Show; founded in 1957, the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) represents more than 1,300 industry affiliates associated with the general aviation avionics and electronics systems. At AEA’s 2010 ‘New Product Introductions,’ leading manufacturer, Flight Display Systems, announced two new retrofit cabin entertainment products.

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Aero-TV: Avionics Tip Of The Week -- Aspen Evolution Backup Display

Evolution Backup Display Changes The Secondary Display Game, In A Big Way

One of the cooler product debuts this year was the advent of Aspen Avionics's ingenious new backup display system. 

Aero-TV: Flight Display Systems -- Bringing The Entertainment To Flight

Some More Details On The Latest In In-Cabin Entertainment Products

On April 8th through April 10th, in Orlando, Florida, hundreds attended the 53rd Annual AEA International Convention & Trade Show; founded in 1957, the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) represents more than 1,300 industry affiliates associated with the general aviation avionics and electronics systems. At AEA’s 2010 ‘New Product Introductions,’ leading manufacturer, Flight Display Systems, announced two new retrofit cabin entertainment products.

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Aero-TV: Avionics Tip Of The Week -- Aspen Evolution Backup Display

Evolution Backup Display Changes The Secondary Display Game, In A Big Way

One of the cooler product debuts this year was the advent of Aspen Avionics's ingenious new backup display system. 

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NTSB Prelim: Open Canopy Results In Aircraft Loss, Injuries To Persons On Ground

Repeat After Me -- Preflight, Preflight, Preflight...

An open canopy resulted in the loss of an Experimental Cozy... which started a series of events that ultimately lead to loss of engine thrust and injuries to persons on the ground after the aircraft was forced to dead-stick on to a busy highway...

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Retired Falcons To See New Life As Unmanned Aircraft

Boeing Receives 1st F-16 For Conversion Into QF-16 Aerial Drone

The first retired F-16 Falcon arrived at Boeing's Cecil Field facility in Jacksonville, FL, just over a month ago to begin conversion into a QF-16 aerial drone. Boeing received a $69.7 million contract from the U.S. Air Force on March 8 for the first phase of the QF-16 program.

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Babbitt To Present NBAA With 'Spirit of Flight' Award

Honor Recognizes Association's Work On Industry's Behalf

FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt will present the NBAA with the National Aviation Hall of Fame's (NAHF's) 2010 Milton Caniff "Spirit of Flight" Award, the association announced Thursday.

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'Women Soar' Events Draw Some 40 Women Aviators As Mentors

Will Engage Teenage Girls At EAA Airventure 2010 In July

Inspirational women aviators will mentor and engage teenage girls about aviation careers as part of EAA's sixth annual Women Soar You Soar event, being held July 25-27 at the EAA Aviation Center in Oshkosh.

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Big E Marks 1,000th Trap

48-Year-Old Carrier At Sea For The First Time In Two Years

The crew of USS Enterprise (CVN 65) briefly celebrated during flight operations May 27,  as the 1,000th landing, or "trap", since the ship got underway for flight deck certification and carrier qualifications was successfully completed.

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NASA's First 'Earth Venture' Projects Have A Distinctly Terrestrial Theme

All To Be Conducted With Airplanes Rather Than Spacecraft

Hurricanes, air quality, and Arctic ecosystems are among the research areas to be investigated during the next five years by new NASA airborne science missions announced Thursday. The five competitively-selected proposals are the first investigations in the new Venture-class series.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (06.01.10)

"We know our job has some risks... but we have to keep looking at the wonderful life we have with it. It sure beats the nine to five jobs and a lot of others. Besides the flying that we all love, the best rewards to us are the friends we make and we keep through the years." Source: In October of 1999, the French Connection Airshow Team's Montaine Mallet wrote the above in a a note to Karen and Wayne Handley... less than a year before she perished when a practice flight awry...

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.01.10): Beaufort Wind Scale

Beaufort Wind Scale A system of estimating and reporting wind speeds. It is based on the Beaufort Force or Number, which is composed of the wind speed, a descriptive term, and the visible effects upon land objects and/or sea surfaces. The scale was devised by Sir Francis Beaufort (1777-1857), hydrographer to the British Royal Navy.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.01.10)

Aero-Linx: French Connection Memorial Site In October of 1999, the French Connection Airshow Team's Montaine Mallet wrote a note to Karen and Wayne Handley that opined, "We know our job has some risks... but we have to keep looking at the wonderful life we have with it. It sure beats the nine to five jobs and a lot of others. Besides the flying that we all love, the best rewards to us are the friends we make and we keep through the years."

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