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September 08, 2012

FAA Awards Grants Totaling Nearly $60 Million

Airports Coast To Coast Receive Good News About Funding

Airports from Florida to California received good news about FAA AIP grants at the end of the week, with the monies committed totaling $59.6 million.

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NTSB Releases Prelim In Quad-Cities L39 Accident

Review Of Video Does Not Indicate That The Airplanes Collided In Flight

The NTSB has released its preliminary report in an accident over the Labor Day weekend involving an Aero Vodochody L39C which went down during an airshow in Quad Cities, IA. The accident fatally injured the pilot of the airplane, which was flying as part of a three-ship formation at the show.

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Online Auction Will Give Someone A Chance To 'Fly' With Buzz Aldrin

Grab Some GA Sim Time With The Second Man To Walk On The Moon

An aviation-focused charity in the U.K. has come up with an innovative way to pay for a simulator it will use to help teach disabled student pilots how to fly. Celebrity and other pilots are getting together "fly" the Aerobility simulator, which is based on a Piper PA28, around the world. The "flight" is expected to take about 10 days, and is set to begin October 5th.

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FAA Releases Report On Study Of Cell-Phone Use Aboard Airliners

Places The Burden For Their Ban In The U.S. On The FCC

As part of the FAA re-authorization bill passed by the congress earlier this year, Congress directed the Administrator of the FAA to conduct a study on the impact of the use of cell phones for voice communications in an aircraft during a flight in scheduled passenger air transportation.

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ANG, Coast Guard Complete Joint Rescue Mission

Fisherman Needed Medical Attention Off The Coast Of Acapulco, Mexico

California Air National Guardsmen from the 129th Rescue Wing, in a joint mission with the U.S. Coast Guard, successfully completed the rescue of two distressed fishermen aboard a fishing vessel about 1,400 miles off the coast of Acapulco, Mexico.

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Boeing Next-Generation 737-900ER Surpasses 500 Orders

757s Replaced By 737-900ERs, Provides 737-800 Growth

Boeing's Next-Generation 737-900ER (Extended Range) surpassed 500 orders this week. The milestone was reached when a customer converted its 737-700s to 737-900ERs. To date, the 737-900ER has logged 537 orders from 17 customers in 10 countries.

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It Should Be Clear That State-Owned Aircraft Are For State Business Only

But Ohio Seems To Need A Better Definition Of ‘Official Use’

Republican House Speaker William G. Batchelder of Medina Ohio was asked to reimburse the state for the use of an Ohio Department of Transportation aircraft he used to travel from a private event to the Statehouse, according to an audit of the Ohio Department of Transportation’s Office of Aviation released Thursday by state Auditor Dave Yost.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (09.08.12)

"None of the civil aviation authorities reported any cases of air rage or flight attendant interference related to passengers using cell phones on aircraft equipped with on-board cellular telephone base stations." Source: Excerpt from an FAA report.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.08.12): Dead Reckoning

Navigation of an airplane solely by means of computations based on airspeed, course, heading, wind direction and speed, groundspeed, and elapsed time.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.08.12)

New England Air Museum

The New England Air Museum is owned and operated by the Connecticut Aeronautical Historical Association, a private, non-profit educational institution organized in 1959.

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AD: Eurocopter France Helicopters

AD NUMBER: 2012-17-03

PRODUCT: Certain Eurocopter France Model AS350 helicopters.

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