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July 06, 2010

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.06.10

A pilot reports chest pains before going down off the California coast.
NASA extends the shuttle era into 2011.
And wait till you hear what UAVs are doing now.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.06.10

A pilot reports chest pains before going down off the California coast.
NASA extends the shuttle era into 2011.
And wait till you hear what UAVs are doing now.


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ANN Special Feature: Barb Tolbert, Arlington Fly-In - 07.06.10

ANN's Paul Plack gets a preview of this weekend's Arlington Fly-In from the event's Executive Director, Barb Tolbert, who also shares the story of a very unique barn erected at the airport for this

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.06.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.06.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Barb Tolbert, Arlington Fly-In - 07.06.10 (ANN Special Report, with Arlington Fly-In Executive Director, Barb Tolbert)

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T-6 Downed Off Florida Coast Friday Partially Recovered

Bodies Of Two People Found In The Aircraft

Authorities have recovered a portion of the wreckage of a T-6 which went down off the Florida coast Friday fatally injuring both people of board the aircraft.

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Helicopter Search And Rescue Service Launched In Fourchon, LA

ERA Helicopters And Priority 1 Air Rescue Join Forces For The Service

A Search and Rescue and Emergency Medical Services (SAR/EMS) operation based in Fourchon, Louisiana was announced this week by Era Helicopters.

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Final Gulfstream G250 Joins Flight-Test Program

Third Aircraft First Flew June 28

Gulfstream announced last week that the third and final Gulfstream G250 test aircraft has joined the flight-test program. The third aircraft completed its first flight on June 28.

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High-Tech Composite Manufacturing Facility Opened In Kinston, NC

New Factory Will Produce A350 XWB Center Fuselage Sections

A new half-million square foot manufacturing facility which just opened in Kinston, NC will design and fabricate the composite center fuselage upper and lower shells (section 15) and front wing spar for the Airbus A350 XWB aircraft.

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Bye Aerospace Unveils An Eagle That's Green

The "Silent Eagle" Is A Small, Electric UAV

You don't always expect that an eagle would be green, but Bye Aerospace says the "Silent Eagle" it is developing will not only be green, but quiet.

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Air Force, Navy Officials Agree To Partner On UAS

Both Services Plan To Maximize Commonality, Eliminate Redundant Effort And Increase Interoperability

In a signed memorandum of agreement, Air Force and Navy officials partnered to maximize commonality, eliminate redundant effort and increase interoperability between the Broad Area Maritime Surveillance unmanned aircraft systems and the RQ-4 Global Hawk system.

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Finnish Air Force Takes Delivery Of First PC-12 NG

The Procurement Contract For Six Aircraft Was Signed In April 2009

The first PC-12 NG Multi-Purpose Liaison Aircraft built by Pilatus Aircraft for the Finnish Air Force was handed over to its new owners during a commemorative ceremony at the company's headquarters in Stans, Switzerland on the 1st July 2010. 

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: AD 2010-14-04

MANUFACTURER: Airbus Model A330-243, -341, -342, and -343 Airplanes; and Model A340-541 and -642 Airplanes; Equipped With Rolls-Royce Trent 500 and Trent 700 Series Engines  

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AD: Bombardier

AD NUMBER: 2010-14-02

MANUFACTURER: Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2B16 (CL- 604 Variant) Airplanes  

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2010-13-12

MANUFACTURER: The Boeing Company Model 747-100, 747- 100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-300, 747-400, 747-400D, 747-400F, 747SR, and 747SP Series Airplanes  

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Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2009: Wartime WartHog -- The A-10 Thunderbolt II

When You Want the "Prettiest" Tank-Killer In The World, You Want A WartHog!

To those who look upon the A-10 for the first time, there is a sense that they're not looking at an airplane -- but the box it came in. BUT, to those who need to kill heavy enemy armament and do it in a serious way, the A-10 suddenly becomes one of the prettiest sights you ever saw... especially if said enemy armament is aimed your way.

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Experimental Helo Accident Takes Life Of Eddy Thompson

Prominent Member of 'Mosquito' Heli Community Perishes During Holiday Flight

The tight-knit experimental helo community devoted to the kit-built Mosquito helicopter series is mourning the loss of a prominent member after a Monday crash downed the single-seat machine. The Mosquito XEL was reportedly flying near the Arthur Dunn Airpark when unknown causes brought the aircraft down near a Publix Supermarket.

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Bolden: NASA's Primary Mission Should Be To Foster Better Muslim Relations

Comments Made During Interview With Al Jazeera Television.

In a recent interview with Al Jazerra television, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said his, and by extension NASA's "foremost" mission is to improve U.S./Muslim relations. And he said President Obama has given him that task.

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Air Ambulance C421 Down in TX, 5 Lost

VFR Conditions Prevailed, But Emergency Landing Goes Wrong

 An early Sunday aircraft accident has taken the lives of five people as an Air Ambulance flight went wrong. The flight departed at 0015 local time and occurred shortly after departure from Alpine-Casparis Municipal Airport. The aircraft was enroute to Midland, TX

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First Flight: Sikorsky S-70i Black Hawk Helicopter Debuts

Newest Variant Charts Course for Global Company Growth

The first S-70i Black Hawk helicopter has successfully completed its first flight, officially launching an international variant and the newest Sikorsky Aircraft product to follow in the legacy of the Black Hawk helicopter.

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First F-35 Training Materials Delivered To Eglin AFB

Instructional Materials Support Core Training for F-35 Pilots, Maintainers

The first block of "courseware" for the F-35 Lightning II has been delivered to Eglin AFB in advance of the planned opening this summer of F-35 Integrated Training Center at the base.

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Don't Want To Risk Your Luggage In The Baggage Compartment? Ship It

UPS Stores Claming To Take The "Lug" Out Of "Luggage"

If you can plan far enough ahead, you can ship your luggage to your destination, and have it waiting when you arrive. And shipper UPS had designed a re-usable box that looks and acts like a suitcase, but saves the expense of shipping the suitcase its self.

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AOPA Aviation Summit Returns To Long Beach

Gathering To Be Held November 11-13 At Long Beach Convention Center

AOPA has announced that its Aviation Summit is returning to the West Coast, landing at the Long Beach, CA, Convention Center Thursday through Saturday, November 11-13, 2010. At the same time, the AOPA Airportfest will take place at nearby Long Beach Airport.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.06.10): Blast Pad

Blast Pad A surface adjacent to the ends of a runway provided to reduce the erosive effect of jet blast and propeller wash.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.06.10)

Aero-Linx: WASAR -- Washington Air Search & Rescue Washington Air Search and Rescue (WASAR) is made up of state trained and qualified search pilots, observers, communications and base support personnel who live in or near Washington and who want to do something meaningful in service to the State’s citizens. Its members are dedicated to the ideals of search and rescue, come from all walks of life, and are willing to give of their time, equipment and expertise in order to help save lives.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.06.10)

"We've seen more customers shipping golf clubs and skis ahead over the past few years as well as more 'snow birds' packing items for annual travel to warmer climates...Luggage shipping picked up when the airlines began increasing fees for checked bags and carry-ons." Source: John Minetola, a UPS Store franchisee from Wyoming, PA, addressing the baggage shipping trends UPS is experiencing as a result of changes in airline baggage handling costs and restrictions.

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