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December 30, 2011

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 12.30.11

Boeing and the IAM have a new monthly lunch date.
Lawyers are easy to hate, but HBC needs a good one.
And the FAA resolves grey areas for some amateur builders.

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Happy New Year from the crews at Aero-News, Aero-TV and Airborne! Well... we did it... we got Airborne off the ground, put together an amazing team to do so and are studying our processes carefully before we start taking the wraps off an amazing assortment of NEW and exciting features for Airborne viewers all over the planet (and, apparently, even one or two off world). We couldn't have done it without you and we appreciate your amazing support and encouragement. BUT... keep it coming!

Airborne 12.30.11: LightSquared Attacks, China GPS, & 2011's Best/Worst Stories

Also: Medevac Tragedy, HBC Sues, Waco Ditches, 2011 Safer, $$AeroNav$$, Buh-Bye VORs, NORAD/Santa (and SO Much More)!!

Airborne 12.30.11 is chock full of info about the week ending Friday, December 30th, 2011... Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Host Ashley Hale, and supported by ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell, Chief Videographer Nathan Cremisino, and Aero-Journalists Tom Patton and Paul Plack, this episode covers:   Bell 206 Medical Flight Crash LightSquared Files with FCC, Releases Interference Study Hawker Beechcraft Files Suit Over LAS Dismissal

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ANN 2011 Year In Review: Aerospace

End Of The Shuttle Program, Advances In Commercial Space Efforts Highlight The Year

This year saw the beginning of the passing of the low-orbit manned space program from NASA to commercial space companies ... though not everyone thought that was such a great idea. The venerable space shuttle saw its final flight, and there were many advancements towards the eventual replacement of that transportation system with one run by for-profit companies. In the meantime, NASA continued its research into launch systems and crew modules for future deep-space missions, leaving the Russian Soyuz system as the only means of transport between Earth and the ISS.

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More NIMBY Nonsense??? CA Pols Push Companion Bill to 'LA Heli Noise Relief Act'

One Pols 'Reasonable' Is One Industry's Insanity

News/Analysis By Jim Campbell, ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief With all of the ills that California politicians must address these days... crime, education, deficits, immigration, taxes, a very anti-business climate (and the attendant loss of those businesses to other states); you'd think that the average CA groundhog legislator would have better things to do than to attack an industry that provides transport, emergency medical attention, law enforcement services, traffic watch, even a few recreational pursuits (and so much more) -- but then again, this is California we're talking about -- where political/social engineering isn't supposed to make good sense so long as it gets you 20 egocentric seconds on the Six O'Clock news.&

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Attention LSA Industry... Be Sure To Submit YOUR USSAE 2012 News To ANN!

ANN Plans 'Best-Ever' Coverage AND is Bringing AIRBORNE To The FIRST Big Aero-Event of 2012!

The 2012 US Sport Aviation Expo is coming up soon, and, if history is any indicator, it's likely those of you in the LSA biz may (or should) have some news/announcements to make. The Aero-News Network, the aviation world's most comprehensive DAILY/REAL-TIME news and information service, is going to be reporting live from the grounds of the 2012 USSAE with the industry's most aggressive roster of LIVE Online News, as well as Audio and Video programming, in the business. An expert assemblage of ANN's top journalists, including ANN Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell, have been assigned to generate dozens of stories about the event, and to work on many more for future distribution to the hundred

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Klyde Morris (12.30.11)

Klyde Doesn't Understand the FAA's Crew Rest Rule, Either

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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ANN 2011 Year In Review: Gone West

A Look Back At Friends And Colleagues Who Have Made Their Final Flight

It is never pleasant to review the roster of those who have left us over the course of a year, and it seems as if it's never a short list. But for those who knew each of these pilots and influencers of aviation who passed in 2011, the memories are warm, and we wish their families well.

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New White House Petition Asks To Expand Crew Rest Regs To Cargo Ops

Controversy Over Curious FAA Omission Of Cargo Operations From Crew Rest Regs Grows

The latest in a series of aviation related petitions to the White House asks that the FAA reconsider its recent announcement of new crew rest regulations for commercial operations... regs that surprisingly and inexplicably omitted cargo operations. The petition, entitled, "Direct the FAA to mandate all-cargo airlines comply with newly established Flightcrew Member Duty and Rest Requirements" notes that, "On Dec. 21, the FAA released new requirements for airlines to mitigate flight crew fatigue, which is a factor in many aviation accidents...

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Southwest 737 Blows Two Tires On Takeoff Roll

Passengers 'Anxious,' Delayed Two Hours, But No Injuries

It's great to find an end-of-year blowout at your local car dealer, but on an airline flight, not so much, especially on takeoff. Passengers were described as "anxious" Tuesday when Southwest Airlines Flight 2287 had both left main gear tires blow as the 737 was departing Sacramento International Airport for Seattle.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (12.30.11)

"With all of the ills that California politicians must address these days... crime, education, deficits, immigration, taxes, a very anti-business climate (and the attendant loss of those businesses to other states); you'd think that the average CA groundhog legislator would have better things to do than to attack an industry that provides transport, emergency medical attention, law enforcement services, traffic watch, even a few recreational pursuits (and so much more) -- but then again, this is California we're talking about -- where political/social engineering isn't supposed to make good sense so long as it gets you 20 egocentric seconds on the Six O'Clock news." Source: Yup... that's ANN Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell's meek/mild-mannered ope

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.30.11): Few Clouds

An official sky cover classification for aviation weather observations, descriptive of a sky cover of 1/8 to 2/8.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.30.11)

North American Trainer Association

Here's a different NATA. The North American Trainer Association (NATA) is an independent, non-profit corporation dedicated to the restoration and safe flying of North American Trainers.

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