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July 20, 2013

Airborne 07.19.13: Small A/C Revitalization, EAA Prez Search, Aero-Trespass?

Also: ANN Announces 'AeroSports!' Book, ERAU ATP Students Get Advantage, A350 Flying Serious Hours, American Champion SAIB

In one of the few GA-positive stories to come out of Washington, DC, the House of Representatives passed the Small Airplane Revitalization Act, a bill sponsored by Congressman Mike Pompeo, R-Kansas, which would revitalize America's general aviation industry by updating outdated certification regulations. There will be no announcement of a new president for EAA at AirVenture this year, because the organization has not yet initiated a search for a new leader. A well known National Geographic photographer has been arrested for "trespa

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FAA Adopts Final Policy Statement On Residential TTF Access

GA Airports Allowed To Enter Into TTF Agreements Under Certain Conditions

The FAA has issued a final policy statement concerning residential Through-The-Fence (TTF) access agreements for general aviation airports.

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Solar Impulse Flights In U.S. Promote Clean Technologies

Across America Mission An Important Milestone Both In The Air And On The Ground

A revolutionary solar airplane built in Switzerland by a private civilian team has successfully flown across the United States in six legs covering more than 3500 miles despite being confronted with weather challenges and damage to the wing on its final flight. Solar Impulse, the first airplane ever to fly day and night on solar energy only, once again proved the reliability and efficiency of clean technologies.

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North Carolina Legislature Votes To Establish Regional Airport Authority

Move Would Transfer Control Of Charlotte-Douglas Airport Away From The City

The nation's 8th-busiest airline hub could soon be under new management following a vote Tuesday by the North Carolina House of Representatives. The state House of Representatives followed the lead of the State Senate in voting to create the independent authority, adding amendments that would immediately transfer the assets of the airport to the new body and establish new management.

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House Science Committee NASA Budget Does Not Fund Asteroid Mission

Committee Approves $16.8 Billion It Says Prioritizes NASA’s Missions

The Committee on Science, Space, and Technology on Thursday approved the NASA Authorization Act of 2013 [H.R. 2687]  to reauthorize programs at NASA for two years, including a topline budget of $16.8 billion dollars, which is consistent with the requirements of the Budget Control Act.

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UK AAIB Makes Safety Recommendations Following Heathrow 787 Fire

Examination Focused On The Area Of The Airplane Containing The ELT

The U.K. Air Accident Investigation Branch has made two safety recommendations following a fire which broke out on a Dreamliner parked at Heathrow Airport July 12.

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Air Show Unlikely To Return To Wilkes-Barre Scranton Airport

Airport Director Calls Air Shows 'A Dying Business'

From its early days in the 1980s to 2000, an air show held at Wilkes-Barre/Scrantion International Airport (KAVP) in Pennsylvania drew large crowds. But interest waned, and in the last year of its existence, the show lost $23,000. It was cancelled in 2003 when the airport began construction of a new terminal building, and has not returned.

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United Pilot Leader Blasts KTVU-TV, NTSB For Release Of Asiana Pilots' 'Names'

Expresses Dismay At Reporting Of Fictional Names, Questions Board's Judgment

Captain Jay Heppner, Chairman, United Master Executive Council of the Air Line Pilots Association International, released a statement Thursday regarding KTVU-TV reporting fictional names of the pilots of Asiana Flight 214, and the National Transportation Safety Board's role In the verification of such names.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.20.13)

“This bill ensures sustainability of purpose and budget for high-priority programs and gives direction to NASA on future endeavors." Source: Space Subcommittee Chairman Steven Palazzo (R-MS) at the full committee's NASA budget markup hearing.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.20.13): Terminal Area

A general term used to describe airspace in which approach control service or airport traffic control service is provided.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.20.13)

Virtual Pilots Association

The Virtual Pilots Association (VPA) was created by hardcore flight-simmers and real pilots wanting to create a new federative community of real and virtual pilots.

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