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August 31, 2010

King Incident Update: Santa Barbara Police Chief Apologizes

'Cordial Conversation' Takes Place

King Schools' Martha King just dropped ANN a note to apprise us of the latest info concerning her (and John's) errant detention, at gunpoint, last Saturday, by the Santa Barbara Police Department.

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Three Fatally Injured In Medical Helo Accident

Helicopter Down In Arkansas Early Tuesday Morning

A medical helicopter belonging to Air Evac Lifeteam went down at about 0430 Tuesday morning in central Arkansas, fatally injuring all three members of the aircrew. The accident occurred near the town of Scotland in Van Buren County about 80 miles north of Little Rock.

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ANN Special Feature: Part I: John & Martha at Gunpoint - 08.31.10

ANN's Jim Campbell talks with King School Co-Founder and Co-Chairman John King about a weekend incident at Santa Barbara Airport in which he and his wife and business partner, Martha, were detained

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ANN Special Feature: Part II: John & Martha at Gunpoint - 09.01.10

ANN's Jim Campbell talks with King School Co-Founder and Co-Chairman John King about the extent to which federal security database errors threaten innocent citizens, and what might be done to resol

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.31.10

John and Martha King are detained at gunpoint.
The screw-up that led to the incident has happened before.
And...what airplane thief is going to file a flight plan?

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.31.10

John and Martha King are detained at gunpoint.
The screw-up that led to the incident has happened before.
And...what airplane thief is going to file a flight plan?


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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 08.31.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.31.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.31.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Part I: John & Martha at Gunpoint - 08.31.10 (ANN Special Report, with John King)

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FAA, EASA Certified: AgustaWestland AW139 Rotorblade Ice Protection System

Fully Integrated Ice Protection System Allows FIKI Helicopter Operation

A rotorblade ice protection system for the AgustaWestland AW139 medium twin-engine helicopter developed by Goodrich has received certification from the FAA, EASA, and Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCAA).

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James Cameron Hosts 'The ZERO-G Experience'

Three Seats To Be Auctioned On eBay To Support X PRIZE Foundation

In an effort to help raise funds for the X PRIZE Foundation, "Avatar" Producer/Director, James Cameron, will participate as the honored guest aboard an extraordinary ZERO-G Experience.

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Focus Is On Proficiency At National Instrument Proficiency Academy (NAIPAC)

IMC Club International Creates A New Kind Of Flight School

The National Instrument Proficiency Academy (NAIPAC) is a new non-profit proficiency-based flight school created by IMC Club International. The first of its kind in the aviation industry, the Academy’s goal is not to train pilots to obtain their license but to make them more proficient.

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Go Airline Ask For Early Delivery Of 10 Airbus Airliners

EgypAir Receives Its First A330 Monday

Air travel in south Asia and the middle east seems to be driving a lot of the business for airplane makers these days, and two announcements Monday serve to make that point.

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Russian Jet Stranded In Michigan Brings Cold War Memories

Ilyushin IL-78 Has Sat At Sawyer International For 13 Months, And Will Be There A Little Longer

A Russian military jet being delivered to Pakistan where it was to be used for training wound up stranded in Michigan's Upper Peninsula for 13 months, and while locals say they'll be happy to see it leave soon, it's not going anywhere for a while.

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National Aviation Heritage Invitational Hosts Rare Restored Aircraft

Program Adding Large Aircraft Category In Its 12th Year

The National Aviation Heritage Invitational, LLC, held in conjunction with the National Championship Air Races, gives aircraft owners and restorers the opportunity to bring their brilliantly restored aircraft to the high desert of northern Nevada.

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'AIRE2' Trials To Evaluate Green Procedures Using A380s

Estimates Are The Super Jumbo Can Reduce CO2 Emissions By Three Tons Using Optimized Procedures

An Airbus-led consortium in partnership with Air France and the air navigation service providers from UK, Canada and the US (NATS, Nav Canada and the FAA) will shortly commence 'Transatlantic Green Flight' (TGF) trials with an Air France A380 on revenue flights from New York (JFK) to Paris (CDG).

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Ten Jet Airways Employees Suspended Following Incident In India

Airline Cited "Serious" Lapses In Procedure

The crew of a Jet Airways flight has been suspended by the airline after an incident which occurred Friday in Mumbai. The airline said it had uncovered "serious procedural lapses" on the part of the crew.

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Yingling Aviation Adds Skycatcher Repair Authority

US Assembly Site Is Also First To Receive Approval From The FAA

Yingling Aviation has become the first facility approved by the FAA to maintain, inspect, and alter the Cessna 162 Skycatcher S-LSA aircraft. 

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Aero-TV: All Things Old May Be New Again -- The Ultimate 'Classic' Kitfox

Coolest Kitfox EVER Gets Serious Attention At Oshkosh 2010

There's something about the Kitfox... an aircraft series that was a true pioneer in the sport aviation arena for quite a number of years... and through good times and bad. It was the aircraft that brought thousands of pilots to aircraft ownership and inspired many thousands more to pursue flight. As uniquely identified with the early sport kit revolution as the Piper Cub was to early GA, the Kitfox has not only weathered the last few decades fairly well, but may yet see some of its finest days... in its future.

Aero-TV: All Things Old May Be New Again -- The Ultimate 'Classic' Kitfox

Coolest Kitfox EVER Gets Serious Attention At Oshkosh 2010

There's something about the Kitfox... an aircraft series that was a true pioneer in the sport aviation arena for quite a number of years... and through good times and bad. It was the aircraft that brought thousands of pilots to aircraft ownership and inspired many thousands more to pursue flight. As uniquely identified with the early sport kit revolution as the Piper Cub was to early GA, the Kitfox has not only weathered the last few decades fairly well, but may yet see some of its finest days... in its future.

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NASA Says It Hopes To Support Commercial Crew

35 Companies Responded To NASA Call For Input, Nearly $6 Billion May Be Available

NASA says that it will be supportive of commercial companies who seek to build human-rated space vehicles, and hopes to be able to offer $5.8 billion to back up those words.

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Gun-Point Detainment Prompts NBAA Call For Aircraft Registration Data Review

Well-Known Avaition Community Members Had A Bad Weekend, But It Could Have Been Much Worse

The NBAA responded Monday to the weekend's reported gun-point detainment of two industry figures by calling for a review of the government's process for obtaining, using and sharing aircraft registration information.

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Helldiver Extracted From A California Lake Arrives At Pensacola

Naval Aviation Museum Set To Begin The Restoration Process

After 65 years at the bottom of Califorina's Otay Reservoir, an SB2c-4 Helldiver has made its way to Pensacola, FL, where it will be restored by the Naval Aviation Museum for display there.

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AirTran Fined For Violating Rules Protecting Passengers With Disabilities

U.S. DOT Assesses $500,000 Civil Penalty

The U.S. DOT assessed a civil penalty against AirTran Airways Monday for violating rules protecting air travelers with disabilities.  The carrier was assessed a civil penalty of $500,000, of which up to $200,000 may be used to improve its service to disabled passengers beyond what is required by law.

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Eagles Soar For Last Time At Hickam

Hawaii Air National Guard Upgrading To F-22 Raptors

Pilots from the 199th Fighter Squadron, Hawaii Air National Guard, completed their last training mission with the F-15 Eagle from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii August 25.

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Crop Duster Down On Takeoff From Pompano Beach, FL

Brand New Air Tractor Was Being Ferried To Brazil

The pilot of an Air Tractor crop duster walked away from an accident Saturday after the brand new airplane lost power and went down in a parking lot near Pompano Beach Air Park (KPMP).

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Two Injured, One Critically, In Arizona LSA Accident

Teenage Passenger Was Considering Learning To Fly

A Remos LSA went down Saturday morning at Marana Regional Airport (KAVQ) in Arizona, critically injuring the 46-year-old pilot. The teenage girl who was also in the plane suffered lesser injuries, and was admitted to University Medical Center in Tucson.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (08.31.10)

"We believe the government process for using the data appears woefully inadequate. This isn't the first time outdated information has resulted in a situation like the one involving the Kings, but we want it to be the last." Source: NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.31.10): Scattered

The amount of sky cover for a cloud layer between 3/8ths and 4/8ths, based on the summation layer amount for that layer.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.31.10)

Intrepid Sea, Air, And Space Museum

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is a historic, cultural and educational institutions. Opened in 1982, the Museum has welcomed more than 10 million visitors.

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