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August 12, 2010

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.12.10

DOT's three-hour rule appears to be working.
FedEx pilots hope for faster contract talks this time.
And aviation tributes continue for Senator Ted Stevens.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.12.10

DOT's three-hour rule appears to be working.
FedEx pilots hope for faster contract talks this time.
And aviation tributes continue for Senator Ted Stevens.


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ANN Special Feature: 150 HP Yamaha Engine Conversion - 08.12.10

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Ernie Boyette of Rotor Flight Dynamics about his two-place Dominator gyroplane with a 150-HP Yamaha four-stroke conversion, and its potential as an alternative to those

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 08.12.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.12.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.12.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: 150 HP Yamaha Engine Conversion - 08.12.10 (ANN Special Report, with Ernie Boyette of Rotor Flight Dynamics)

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Virginia Aviation Awards To Be Presented At Annual Conference

VA 'Airport Manager Of The Year', 'Person Of The Year', 'Lifetime Achievement' Awardees Named

The Virginia Department of Aviation (DOAV) will present the 2010 Virginia Aviation Awards at the 36th annual Virginia Aviation Conference August 17-20 in Virginia Beach. The awards recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to aviation in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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'Vigilant Eagle' Tests NORAD, Russian Response

Joint Exercise Conducted Over Alaska, Russia Simulated Hijacking

An automated female voice commands over onboard speakers, "Traffic! Traffic! Descend! Descend!" as a North American Aerospace Defense Command F-22 Raptor approaches the right wing of the track of interest.

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Flyabout An Australian Hit At Oshkosh

Father and Daughter Brave Outback In 4 Week Adventure

Monika Petrillo is the writer, producer and star of 'Flyabout', an amazing cross between a documentary and a diary as she discovers herself in the Australian Outback.

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Team Hopes To Rescue P-38 From Its Long, Icy Slumber

And A Primary Support Aircraft Will Be A Russian-Designed Biplane

A team hoping to recover a P-38 Lightning from under more than 260 feet of Greenland glacier ice  has acquired a support aircraft they say will be perfect for the job ... a Russian-designed Anotov AN-2 biplane which was mouldering in Ovid, NY.

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Civil Air Patrol To Converge On The SoCal Coast

Holm Center Commander To Address 500-plus CAP Members

More than 500 Civil Air Patrol members are heading for California's South Coast for the all-volunteer organization's 2010 Annual Conference and National Board. The 2010 conference is set for September 1-4 at the San Diego Marriott Marina.

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NASA, Israel Space Agency Sign Statement Of Intent For Future Cooperation

Two Countries Agree To Joint Programs Related To Earth And Space Science

During a meeting Tuesday at NASA Headquarters in Washington, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Israel Space Agency Director General Zvi Kaplan signed a joint statement of intent to expand the agencies' cooperation in civil space activities.

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And Then There Were None. Tulsa Police Chopper Grounded For Maintenance

Other Aircraft Idled By Budget Cuts

In October of last year, the Tulsa police department found their aviation department, which consists of two helicopters, grounded by budget cuts. The city council didn't think very highly of that situation, and in July, they unanimously overturned the Mayor's veto on the budget.

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Aerojet Successfully Demonstrates Next Generation Solid Ramjet Fuel

Up To Now, Ramjets Have Relied On Liquid Propellant

An advanced solid ramjet fuel has been successfully tested in an engine ground test by Aerojet, the company said today Tuesday.

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Young Eagles Flight Plan: A Guide To The Left Seat

Goal Is To Encourage Young People To Consider Aviation Careers

The Young Eagles Flight Plan rolled out recently by the EAA is a series of new programs the organization says is designed to encourage young people to consider flying and aviation careers.

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Analyst: International Partnerships Are Key To Russian Aviation Success

Strategic Alliances Needed To Make Country Competitive

For an industry long absent from the international arena, Russian aircraft manufacturers generated a surprising amount of interest at Farnborough this year.

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Aero-TV: GA's 'Power' CEOs Talk AvGas -- Real Details On The Future of GA Fuel (Pt 2)

Lycoming's Kraft and TCM's Ross Present United Front To Solve GA Fuel Issues

The GA fuel scare is doing just that... scaring a fair percentage of the GA population, especially now that a few of the associations have woken up and decided to make hay out of the issue. However; when you get two of the most important guys on the subject together, namely the bosses of Lycoming and TCM, one gets the feeling that we're going to lick this problem.

Aero-TV: GA's Power CEOs Talk AvGas-Real Details On The Future of GA Fuel (Pt 2)

Lycoming's Kraft and TCM's Ross Present United Front To Solve GA Fuel Issues -- Part II

The GA fuel scare is doing just that... scaring a fair percentage of the GA population, especially now that a few of the associations have woken up and decided to make hay out of the issue. However; when you get two of the most important guys on the subject together, namely the bosses of Lycoming and TCM, one gets the feeling that we're going to lick this problem.

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NTSB Recommends Changes In Aircraft Seat Belt Rules

Changes Stem From Pilatus PC-12 Accident In March 2009

The NTSB has issues a set of three safety recommendations to the FAA concerning seat belts and restraints in general aviation aircraft.

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Poor Weather Hampered Alaska Rescuers

Survivors Say They Waited 12 Hours For Assistance

Alaska is known for its rugged terrain and sometimes deplorable weather, and in fact, the remoteness and the beauty of the state is part of what makes it a place people want to visit. But those factors played against rescuers trying to reach the site where a DeHavilland DHC-3T Otter went down Monday.

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FAA Publishes Draft Policy On Lithium Batteries

Comments Are Due To The FAA By August 29

The FAA has published a draft policy (ANM-113-10-004) on the certification of permanently installed rechargeable lithium batteries.

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Duckworth Flies Again

Wounded Veteran Regains Pilot Certificate After Losing Both Legs In Combat

For Tammy Duckworth, a major and an Illinois Army National Guard aviator, the bottom came in 2004, when her Black Hawk helicopter was shot down in Iraq. As a result of the attack, Duckworth lost both of her legs and partial use of one arm.

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NTSB Releases Preliminary Report In Skydiving Plane Accident

Jump Door Opened During Takeoff

"First, Fly The Airplane" is a phrase we all have heard since our primary flight training. One person was fatally injured August 1st when a Cessna Skywagon carrying a group of skydivers went down after a door came open during takeoff.

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Spend It While You Can: FAA Recognized For Expediting Airport Funds

Airport Consultants Council Recognizes Agency

The FAA recently received an award for its efficiency in distributing $1.1 billion in funds from the American Recovery and Investment Act (ARRA) for airport development projects which include runway and taxiway improvements and rehabilitation of terminal buildings.

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B-29 FIFI Still A Bit Rough Around The Engines

Flights Suspended While CAF Crews Check Into Roughness In #2

The CAF has suspended flight testing of the B-29 Superfortress FIFI while they look into an engine roughness issue in the #2 engine on the aircraft.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (08.12.10)

“When I woke up at Walter Reed, all I wanted to do was to go back to my unit and fly again. This fixed-wing license fills in the gap in my life that has been there since the day I was shot down.” Source: Tammy Duckworth, a major and an Illinois Army National Guard aviator.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.12.10): Discrete Frequency

Discrete Frequency A separate radio frequency for use in direct pilot-controller communications in air traffic control which reduces frequency congestion by controlling the number of aircraft operating on a particular frequency at one time. Discrete frequencies are normally designated for each control sector in en route/terminal ATC facilities. Discrete frequencies are listed in the Airport/Facility Directory and the DOD FLIP IFR En Route Supplement.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.12.10)

The P-38 National Association

The P-38 National Association is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to collect data and memorabilia to preserve and perpetuate the memory of this classic WWII aircraft -- the P-38 "Lockheed Lightning" -- for future generations.

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