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October 20, 2008

Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 10.20.08

Why A Quick Instrument Scan Can Save Your Life... With CFII Bob Miller

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 10.20.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.20.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- Instrument Scans As A Survival Skill: 10.20.08 (ANN Special Report, with CFII Bob Miller of "Over The Airwaves.")

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NASA Launches IBEX Mission To Outer Solar System

Latest Low-Cost Probe Lifted Off Sunday Afternoon

NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer mission, or IBEX, successfully launched from the Kwajalein Atoll in the Pacific Ocean on Sunday afternoon. IBEX will be the first spacecraft to image and map dynamic interactions taking place in the outer solar system.

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Judge To Question Spanair Mechanics In Accident Investigation

Ground Crew Faces Possible Manslaughter Charges

The judge investigating the Spanair Flight 5022 crash that killed 154 people in August has called three mechanics for questioning on suspicion of manslaughter, a Madrid court source said.

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Boeing Vies For Military Satellite Contract

Winning TSAT Contract Key To Maintaining Market Niche

A new generation of military communications satellites, called "TSAT," could have as big an effect on communications as global positioning satellites had on navigation, and winning the contract for the project is crucial to maintaining Boeing’s position as a leading satellite manufacturer.

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Massachusetts Next In Line To Sell State-Owned Plane

Nope, It's Not A Jet Or A Turboprop -- It's A Cessna 182

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has become the latest state official to shave budget costs by deciding to sell a state-owned aircraft, but don't expect another Citation or even a King Air to hit the selling block as a result.

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Embraer Marks 40th Anniversary Of Bandeirante Flight

Past And Present Employees Restore Second Prototype EMB-110

At a commemorative observance of the 40th anniversary of the first flight of the Bandeirante prototype, which occurred on October 22, 1968,  Embraer presented the second prototype of the Bandeirante, after a careful restoration process performed by current and former employees. Members of the original team responsible for designing and building the aircraft were in attendance at this weekend's gathering, as were several public officials.

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Qantas Marks Launch Of A380 Service Between US And Australia

Travolta, Newton-John Join LA Mayor In Greeting First Flight

Qantas became the first airline to operate commercial A380 flights between Australia and the west coast of the United States, when its inaugural A380 service arrived at Los Angeles International Airport Monday morning.

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Pilot Lost In Lancair Downing Near Southern UT Airport

Wife Severely Injured In Saturday Accident

The pilot of a Lancair Legacy was killed, and his passenger critically injured, when the aircraft crashed for unknown reasons Saturday afternoon in southern Utah.

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Aero-TV Talks About The Airshow Biz With Ed Hamill

Not All Air Force Reserve Pilots Fly Fighters...

During last summer's Ocean City Airshow, Aero-TV got the chance to sit down with the best and brightest of the personnel and performers that made this first-time show a truly outstanding event.

Aero-TV Talks About The Airshow Biz With Ed Hamill

Not All Air Force Reserve Pilots Fly Fighters...

  One of the standouts among an impressive roster of expert performances was a stirring routine performed by Veteran Pilot (in more ways than one), Ed Hamill, flying on behalf of the USAFR. While a number of the hottest Air Force Reserve pilots may get to fly the sleek new F-22 Raptor; Ed Hamill, a member of the Air Force Reserve, uses his Air Force Reserve Biplane to tell the story of air show performance trends through the last century as he lives his dream.

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The Results Are In: AOPA Asks McCain, Obama About Their Views On GA

The Candidates Answer Identical Questions On Topics Important To Pilots

Rather than openly endorsing a candidate for President of the United States in the upcoming election, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association chose to simply pose identical questions to both hopefuls... and let the readers decide for themselves.

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Up Ship! Airship Ventures Zeppelin Embarks On Cross-Country Flight

Departing Beaumont TX For New Home At Moffett Field In Mountain View, CA

ANN received word this weekend that the Airship Ventures Zeppelin NT is on its way from Texas to California, and so far all is going well.

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Klyde Morris (10.20.08)

Amazing! Nostradamus Predicted The Existence (And Downfall?) Of US Airways!

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ESA Closes In On Origin Of Mars' Larger Moon

Mars Express Captures Unprecedented Images With High-Res Stereo Camera

European space scientists are getting closer to unraveling the origin of Mars’ larger moon, Phobos, according to the European Space Agency.

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Hawker Beechcraft Breaks Ground On $14 Million IND Expansion

Builds Upon Network Of Factory-Owned Service Centers

Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) broke ground last week to expand its Hawker Beechcraft Services (HBS) aircraft maintenance and service facility at the Indianapolis International Airport. The $14 million investment will include dramatic enhancements that consist of a state-of-the-art maintenance center and the creation of up to 50 new jobs.

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Historic Spitfire Returns To The Sky... And It's For Sale...

Painstaking Restoration Of Rare Two-Seater Completed

With its Rolls Royce Merlin engine and beautiful elliptical wings, the Supermarine Spitfire is both a design icon and a piece of British history. Last week, the number of airworthy Spitfires grew... as a rare two-seat variant took to the skies for its first time following a lengthy restoration.

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Lockheed Martin Delivers Mars Science Laboratory Backshell To JPL

Half Of Aeroshell Structure That Will Protect Space Probe

Lockheed Martin recently delivered the backshell for the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA. The backshell is half of the large and sophisticated two-part aeroshell that will encapsulate and protect the MSL rover during its deep space cruise to Mars, and from the intense heat and friction that will be generated as the system descends through the Martian atmosphere.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.20.08)

Aero-Linx!

The National WASP WWII Museum seeks to educate and inspire every generation with the history of the WASP: Women Airforce Service Pilots of WWII, the first women in history to fly American's military aircraft, and who forever changed the role of women in aviation!

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.20.08): Rodeo

Aero-Terms!

A general fighter sweep over occupied territory.  

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (10.20.08)

"As much as I enjoy traveling by bus, I will travel many more miles by air during this campaign."

Source: Senator John McCain, Republican candidate for president, in response to a survey conducted by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. AOPA sent questionnaires to McCain and the Democrat candidate, Senator Barack Obama, and posted their responses on the AOPA web site.

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