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January 31, 2011

Robinson Helicopter Sales Gaining Strength

R66 Should Be Strong Seller in 2011

While much of the aviation industry was licking its wounds in 2010... there were some bright spots and changes that should make 2011 a brighter year for GA. In particular, 2010 marked a year of transition for Robinson Helicopter Company.

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Guest Editorial: The Death of General Aviation?

Is It Time To Overhaul (Or Even Eliminate) FAA Certification of GA? By John Ylinen, Private Pilot  If you are reading this column in Aero-News; then you are probably an aviation enthusiast -- and most likely a pilot. If you became a pilot since the 1970s; you have been witnessing the slow death of General Aviation. For the purposes of this editorial; I will confine my discussion to Private aviation, small plane and privately owned. Not corporate jets or other such commercial endeavors. Commonly called/flown under Part 91.

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'Aero-Streaming Returns!' ANN Partners Again With AEA On LIVE Programming

ANN Continues To Raise The Bar With Aero-TV LIVE 'Aero-Streaming' Programming

The Aero-News Network is getting ready to innovate again, with the addition of professional live web streaming to the growing ANN/Aero-TV suite of programming options. The world's first Real-Time, 24/7 Aviation and Aerospace news and information service, ANN has selected the ever intensive Aircraft Electronics Association Annual Convention & Trade Show for the continuation of this exciting new programming initiative.

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SAFE Expands Member Benefits

Discounts Could Add Up To Hundreds Of Dollars

Save a few bucks with SAFE? Yeah, that sounds like a plan to us... In an ongoing effort to expand and improve the benefits available to its membership, the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) recently added King Schools and ForeFlight to a list of more than two dozen providers of discounts on products and services. Existing benefits providers PilotWorkshops and Sporty's have expanded their offerings to members as well.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 01.31.11

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 01.31.11 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 01.31.11 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Demise of the 40-Hour Pilot - 01.31.11 (ANN Special Report, with CFI Bob Miller)

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Aviation Authors Convene At 2011 WAI Conference

Gathering Is Being Held In Reno In February

Aviation authors and their devoted readers will be mixing and mingling during the 22nd Annual International Women in Aviation Conference which will be held on February 24-26, 2011, at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada.

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Boeing, Netherlands MoD Mark 1st Flight Of RNLAF CH-47F Chinook

The Aircraft Is Scheduled To Complete Its Flight Test Program In August After Approximately 100 Flight Hours

Representatives of Boeing, its suppliers, and the Netherlands Ministry of Defence marked the first flight of the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) CH-47F (NL) Chinook heavy-lift helicopter in a ceremony Jan. 25 at Summit Aviation in Middletown, DE.

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Air Force Back To The Track As NASCAR Sponsor

USAF Logo Will Adorn Petty Motorsports #43 Car

Air Force recruiting officials announced Jan. 21 that they are renewing the NASCAR partnership with Richard Petty Motorsports and the No. 43 car for the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

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AD: Pratt & Whitney

AD NUMBER: 2011-03-01

MANUFACTURER: Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7, -7A, -7B, -9, -9A, -11, -15, -15A, -17, -17A, -17R, and -17AR Series Turbofan Engines

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Aero-TV: MGL Avionics -- Glass Panel Capability On A Budget

'Proof-Positive' That Sport Aviation Glass Panel Avionics Don't have To Be A Budget-Buster

It was near the end of a long and pretty cool day as we exited Robinson helicopter, awash in the aerial-coolness that allowed us to beat their new R66 to death and pull off a really great Air-To-Air shoot all over (literally) LA. We were cranking up the little side road that borders the airport when a sign caught my attention and I smacked my forehead, again literally, and hit the brakes with a screech (screw it... it was a rental) realizing that I had forgotten that a VERY cool little avionics development company was literally a few hundred yards away from the Robby HQ. Throwing our day's schedule to the wind, we zipped into the lot and got ourselves WELL acquainted with the latest offeri

Early FAA Re-Registration Reports -- A Sorry Mess

An Experienced Aviator Reports To ANN About His Re-Registration Experiences...

When the FAA clobbered the GA community with what appeared to be an unworkable attempt at playing 'Big Brother' with the recent enaction at 'Re-Registration' one of our first thoughts was about where and when we'd hear of the first abuses of this overtly intrusive process. Thrust upon the GA world in the name of security and other dreck, the Re-Registration scam and its "modest' fees appeared then to be nothing more than yet another federal power grab and yet another way for the FAA to continue its assault on a doddering and faltering GA business.

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Aero-TV: MGL Avionics -- Glass Panel Capability on a Budget

'Proof-Positive' That Sport Aviation Glass Panel Avionics Don't Have To Be A Budget-Buster

It was near the end of a long and pretty cool day as we exited Robinson helicopter, awash in the aerial-coolness that allowed us to beat their new R66 to death and pull off a really great Air-To-Air shoot all over (literally) LA. We were cranking up the little side road that borders the airport when a sign caught my attention and I smacked my forehead, again literally, and hit the brakes with a screech (screw it... it was a rental) realizing that I had forgotten that a VERY cool little avionics development company was literally a few hundred yards away from the Robby HQ. Thr

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ANN's Heroes 'n Heartbreakers of 2010: Cessna and Jack Pelton

Aero-Hero: Cessna and Jack Pelton Heroes are getting hard to come by... and sometimes they show up quietly and make themselves known with a series of sensible good deeds that keep coming and coming and coming... while all those around them seem to be do little more than run around in circles bemoaning the falling skies.

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'Two Weeks To Taxi' Program Grows to Include Amphib Option

Glasair Offers $199K Amphib Sportsman In Two Weeks to Taxi Program!

OK... we think this is cool because the Sportsman is one of our favorite birds of all time... and the value here is pretty impressive when you add up all the parameters involved. To wit, Glasair Aviation has expanded its unique 'Two Weeks to Taxi' Program to include an amphibious Sportsman 2+2 - with limited introductory pricing of $199K.

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ANN's Heroes 'n Heartbreakers of 2010: The Fuel Dilemma

...And Here, Darn it, Are The Heartbreakers

 Without avgas, GA is going nowhere. And the EPA seems to be trying hard to make that nightmare a reality.

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Klyde Morris (01.31.11)

Klyde Redefines A 'Sputnik Moment' For NASA

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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The Best Of Gadget Patrol 2010 -- Part 2

Furthering The 'Aero-Info' Age of Aviation ANN has had an amazing year discovering and operating some amazing new technologies that raise the level of aero-portable device capability to levels heretofore unimaginable for the general aviation world. Five more products knocked our socks off in 2010 and therefore DESERVE and EARN their place in the second (and final) batch of the TOP TEN Aero-Gadgets/Products of the Year.

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Lightspeed Aviation Foundation's Grants Top $100,000 for 2010

February 11th Is The Deadline For Charities To Apply For 2011 Grants

Twenty aviation-related charities are the beneficiaries of over $100,000 in grants awarded by the Lightspeed Aviation Foundation for 2010. Midnight, February 11th is the deadline for existing or new aviation charities that may want to apply for grants in the 2011 round.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.31.11): Flanking Line

Flanking Line A line of attached cumulus or towering cumulus clouds of descending height, appearing as stair steps (usually on the southwest side) of the most active part of a supercell.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.31.11)

Aero-Linx: 2011 AEA International Convention & Trade Show The 54th Annual AEA International Convention & Trade Show (March 22-25, Reno, NV) is a unique opportunity to connect with manufacturers, distributors, technicians, and business leaders as we shape the future of avionics together. It's also a really GREAT event... as fascinating as it is informative... and ANN will be back this year with our amazing LIVE coverage of the AEA New Product Introduction session as well as other news and events.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (01.31.11)

"It's a go-anywhere, do-anything airplane and it's fun to fly." Source: That's Glasair's Mikael Via talking about one of our favoirite birds of all time... now available via their intense 'Two Weeks To Taxi' Program in an amphib configuration for $199K.

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