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July 03, 2013

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing:07.03.13

Space X Steps Closer to Human Space Flight…

Cessna Begins TTx Deliveries…

Embry Riddle’s Female Pilots Take Top Honors…

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Eight Earn Master Instructor Designation In June

National Accreditation Recognized By The FAA

Eight flight instructors completed the Master Instructors course to receive the prestigious designation in the month of June. The title has been earned by fewer than 700 of the 91,000 CFIs currently active in the country. The last 17 National Flight Instructors of the Year were Master CFIs. In addition, the FAA has approved the accreditation as an alternate means for CFIs to renew their flight instructor certificates.

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USAF Thunderbirds Edition Ford Mustang Celebrates Team’s 60th Anniversary

To Be Auctioned To Support EAA Young Eagles

Young people dreaming of flight will benefit from the work of Ford Motor Company’s engineering and design teams, who have produced a unique U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Edition 2014 Ford Mustang GT. This car will be donated by Ford to be sold at the Gathering of Eagles charity event on Thursday, Aug. 1 during the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture Oshkosh 2013 – the World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration.

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FAA Reviews Use Of Aircraft For MSU Athlete Recruiting

State-Owned Planes Used By University Coaches For Recruiting Trips

The Michigan DOT's policy of allowing athletic officials at Michigan State University to use state-owned airplanes for trips to recruit athletes has come under review by the FAA.

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Aerobatic Plane Down During Festival In Finowfurt, Germany

Witnesses Said Airplane Not Part Of The Official Program

An aerobatic airplane which made an inverted, high-speed low pass over a drag strip in Finowfurt, Germany where a car and music festival was being held impacted the ground following the pass, resulting in the fatal injury of the pilot.

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Partnership Eyed To Keep Illinois Flight School Open

University Of Illinois Institute Of Aviation Slated To Close Next Year

Parkland College, a community college in Illinois, and defense contractor Riverside Research, based in New York, are in discussions with the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana in an effort to continue pilot training at the UI Institute of Aviation.

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FAA Issues SAIB For Jonker Sailplanes

Problems Discovered With Rudder Pedals And Cables

The FAA has issued a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) following the discovery of problems with rudder pedals and cables in Jonker Sailplanes Models JS1A and JS1B sailplanes. These sailplanes are not type certificated in the United States and, therefore, the condition is not addressed by FAA airworthiness directive (AD) action.

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NASA Decommissions Its Galaxy Hunter Spacecraft

Space Telescope Has Searched Across 10 Billion Years Of Cosmic Time

NASA has turned off its Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) after a decade of operations in which the venerable space telescope used its ultraviolet vision to study hundreds of millions of galaxies across 10 billion years of cosmic time.

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Replica Douglas World Cruiser Makes Public Debut

Builder Hopes To Reprise First Around-The-World Flight

In April 1924, four converted WWI Douglas torpedo bombers re-christened "World Cruisers" set off from Sand Point, which at the time was Seattle's Municipal Airport, on an attempt to fly around the world. Two of the aircraft completed the journey after six months and 70 stops along the way.

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American Detained In Bangkok Blames No-Fly List

U.S. Citizen Spent 10 Nights In Airport Detention

An American citizen and medical school student from California found himself in airport detention in Bangkok, Thailand for 10 nights, and he says it is his belief that it was because he had been placed on the U.S. government's "No-Fly" list.

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AD NUMBER: 2013-09-04

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AD: Learjet Inc. Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2013-13-09

PRODUCT: Certain Learjet Inc. Model 60 airplanes.

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Classic Aero-TV: Van’s Revolutionary RV-1 -- Handing Over the Keys to a Classic

A True Bit Of History Receives Proper Honors

Originally Webcast On 09.20.12: On Monday afternoon at Phillips 66 Plaza, The RV-1 designed and built by Dick VanGrunsven, which was the basis for the entire line of RV series of aircraft designs, was dedicated in a ceremony in front of hundreds of RV fans that assembled in the hot Wisconsin sun to see it transferred to its new home . . . the EAA AirVenture Museum. On the dais was EAA's Chad Jensen, former EAA President Rod Hightower, Ernie Butcher from Friends of the RV-1, and Dick 'Van' VanGrunsven.

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NTSB Recommends Modified ATC Go-Around Procedures To FAA

Goal Is To Reduce The Possibility Of Mid-Air Collisions Near Airports

Following the investigation of five incidents in which commercial jetliners came within hazardous proximity of other aircraft while arriving or departing at major U.S. airports, the NTSB has recommended that the FAA modify the rules for air traffic controllers to ensure the safe separation of airplanes during go-around maneuvers.

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Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx Sworn In As 17th U.S. Secretary Of Transportation

Foxx: 'Safety Will Remain Our Top Priority At DOT'

Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx was sworn in as the nation’s 17th Secretary of Transportation by Judge Nathaniel Jones in a private ceremony at U.S. Department of Transportation headquarters at 11 a.m. Tuesday. The ceremony was attended by Foxx’s wife, Samara, and their two children, Hillary and Zachary, and used a Bible belonging to Secretary Foxx’s great-grandparents, Peter and Ida Kelly.

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NASA Commercial Crew Partner SpaceX Completes Two Human-Critical Reviews

Outlines Plans For Certification Of Crewed Missions, Pad Abort Tests

Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) of Hawthorne, CA, recently completed two milestones for NASA's Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) initiative, which is intended to make commercial human spaceflight services available for government and commercial customers. These were the fifth and sixth milestones for SpaceX.

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Deliveries Begin For Cessna TTx

Company Holds Delivery Ceremony In Independence, KS

The first production Cessna TTx airplanes were delivered last week following a ceremony at the Cessna facility in Independence, KS. According to Cessna, the TTx holds the distinction of being the world's fastest commercially produced and certified fixed-gear single engine aircraft.

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Embry-Riddle Female Pilots Prove Best At Women's Air Race Classic

Daytona Team Takes Top Collegiate Honors

For the second year in a row, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University pilots from its Daytona Beach, FL, and Prescott, AZ, campuses have earned top spots in one of the country’s oldest and most prestigious all-female, four-day transcontinental flight competitions.

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Aero-Marketing 101: Nothing Happens Until Something Is Sold

Approaching A Show Like Oshkosh, A Comprehensive Sales Plan Can Be Invaluable

Part of the problem with salespeople in the past is that colleges rarely taught salesmanship as part of their course of instruction. They taught their students to seek security instead of success. Consequently students sought different degrees and endeavors. But the truth is that a career in sales is one of the best career choices you can make.

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Russian Rocket Lost On Launch

Proton-M Booster With Satellites On Board Veered Off Course, Exploded

The Russian space program has suffered another setback with the loss of a Proton-M booster carrying satellites into orbit.

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Two Fatally Injured In 'Less Drag' Accident In Oxnard, CA

Accident Occurred On Takeoff From Oxnard Airport

An accident involving a modified Vans airplane belonging to James Ayres, president of Less Drag Products in Newbury Park, CA, fatally injured Ayres and his passenger, identified as Donald "Craig" Templeton of Agoura Hills.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.03.13)

"We're really looking forward to seeing SpaceX's pad abort system take off from along Florida's Space Coast." Source: Ed Mango, NASA's CCP manager.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.03.13): En Route Minimum Safe Altitude Warning

A function of the EAS that aids the controller by providing an alert when a tracked aircraft is below or predicted by the computer to go below a predetermined minimum IFR altitude (MIA).

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.03.13)

Adacemy of Model Aeronautics

Whether you want to hear the whine of a turbine-powered jet, learn to fly a helicopter, pilot your own giant-scale aircraft, or enjoy a quiet afternoon soaring your sailplane with friends, the AMA can show you where to find instructors, how to become involved, and help answer almost any question.

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