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July 11, 2011

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.11.11

We're halfway through the final chapter in the shuttle story.
Diamond Aircraft won't be at Oshkosh.
And ACI-NA spots a political opportunity.

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ANN Special Feature: No Shame in Go-Arounds - 07.11.11

ANN's Paul Plack talks with CFI Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves about why we should not be ashamed of go-arounds, which often save us from something more embarassing, expensive...or worse.


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Pilot Training Reformers To Meet During Oshkosh

SAFE to Present Progress Report on July 29th

The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) has scheduled a short meeting to give a progress report on its Pilot Training Reform initiative. The meeting will convene at 4:50 pm on Friday, July 29th at the FAA Aviation Center.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 07.11.11

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.11.11 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: No Shame in Go-Arounds - 07.11.11 (ANN Special Report, with CFI Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves)

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Jeppesen Navigation Data Now Available For MGL Avionics Systems

Light Sport, Experimental Aircraft Pilots Get Access To NavData And Obstacle Information

Jeppesen and MGL Avionics, which makes instruments for the light sport and experimental aircraft markets, have entered into an agreement to provide Jeppesen NavData and obstacle services for MGL Avionics systems.

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WAAS Updates Approved For Classic Cessna Citation Ultras, Encores

Allows For Fully Coupled WAAS LPV Approaches To Be Flown In Legacy Models

Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) upgrades are available for the Cessna Citation Ultra and Citation Encore, the Wichita planemaker said in a news release Thursday.

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Boeing Awarded $99.5M Contract To Upgrade US Air Force B-1 Bomber Fleet

Three Upgrades In Various Stages Planned For The Strategic Bombers

Boeing said Tuesday that it has been awarded a $99.5 million contract by the U.S. Air Force to integrate three major modifications on the B-1 Lancer bomber fleet.

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NASA's Hubble Makes One Millionth Science Observation

Capture Is Of A Gas Giant Planet Larger Than Jupiter

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope crossed another milestone in its space odyssey of exploration and discovery. On Monday, July 4, the Earth-orbiting observatory logged its one millionth science observation during a search for water in an exoplanet's atmosphere 1,000 light-years away.

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Seventh Annual Hendricks County, IN Airport Open House Set

Free Tours, Static Displays, Discounted Discovery Flights, And Grilled Hot Dogs All Available Saturday, July 16

Hendricks County Airport-Gordon Graham Field in central Indiana is gearing up for its annual open house. Featuring a variety of entertaining activities, the free event is popular among aviation enthusiasts and families alike.

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Cargo UAS Tests To Begin At NAS Patuxent River

One Of Two Systems To Deploy To Afghanistan Later This Year

The Navy and Marine Corps' plans to field a cargo unmanned aircraft system are moving forward as the first of two potential UAS helicopters landed at NAS Patuxent River in Maryland July 1.

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Is That An iPad In Your Pocket?

Passenger's Device Found In TSA Agent's Pants, Accused Of Theft Of Other Goods

A TSA employee was caught stealing an iPad from a suitcase, and Broward County, FL Sheriff’s Office detectives say he’s responsible for a string of similar thefts over the past six months.

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NASA Launches New App For Android

Will Add To The More Than Five Million iPhone App Downloads

NASA has launched the NASA App for Android, a new application designed for mobile devices that run the open source Android platform.

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Aero-TV: Fain Simulator Systems -- Another Dimension to Simulated Flight (Part 1)

Why Simulator Authenticity Matters -- Fain Simulation Systems Duplicates the Real Feel of the F-16

The annual conference commonly known as "IITSEC" has been through a few official name changes since its debut in 1966, when it started as the Naval Training Device Center/Industry Conference. The event brings together simulation developers with a host of military and, increasingly, civilian stakeholders to demonstrate and discuss the state of the art is simulators for training.

Gone West: Marion Cole

Another Bright Shining Light of Sport Aviation Has Passed On

ANN has learned that Marion Cole passed away Friday from our good friend, Aerobatic pilot Greg Koontz. One of the most famous (though Marion might have termed that as 'infamous') of the early generation of aerobatic pilots and airshow performers, Marion Cole was 86 and had an undeniable impact on the entire sport aviation world. 

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Aero-TV: Fain Simulator Systems--Another Dimension to Simulated Flight (Part 1)

Why Simulator Authenticity Matters -- Fain Simulation Systems Duplicates the Real Feel of the F-16

The annual conference commonly known as "ITSEC" has been through a few official name changes since its debut in 1966, when it started as the Naval Training Device Center/Industry Conference. The event brings together simulation developers with a host of military and, increasingly, civilian stakeholders to demonstrate and discuss the state of the art is simulators for training.

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Happy 'Jail Day' Colton Moore

It's been One Year Since Plane-Stealing Jerk/Felon Finally Got Caught

Today is the one-year anniversary of the arrest of Colton Harris Moore, who became known as "The Barefoot Bandit" for his alleged theft of planes, boats and cars, and at least 100 suspected burglaries over two years. The troubled teen from Camano Island, Washington reportedly endured an abusive father who deserted the family after attempting to choke the boy, the death of a stepfather, and repeated incarcerations for minor offenses.

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Klyde Morris (07.11.11)

Klyde Still Can't Get Behind The BizAv Backlash

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Mid-Continent Instruments Growing In Wichita

Groundbreaking Ceremony Held For New HQ

Mid-Continent Instruments officially broke ground Thursday on a new 6,200-square-foot addition to the company’s Wichita, Kansas headquarters. More than 150 employees and guests looked on as Mid-Continent Instruments President and CEO, Todd Winter, and dignitaries completed the ceremony.

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Hartzell Introduces New 3-Blade Conversion For Cessna 182

Scimitar Top Prop Improves Performance, Reduces Noise Company Says

The FAA has granted an STC for a 3-bladed propeller conversion kit for the Cessna 182 through 182R series and the Reims, France-built F182Q & R (1956 – 1986) to Hartzell Propeller, the company said Thursday.

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Guest Editorial: BizAv's Latest Black Eye

Who Didn't Respond And Needs To?

As summer made its way into the Northern Hemisphere, business aviation once again found itself under an "eclipse" of darkness. This time it was the Wall Street Journal and then the President.

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Electric Aircraft Symposium To Be Held Again At Oshkosh

Electric Flight Visionaries, Technical Applications Highlight Two-Day Event

As part of its commitment to advancing electric flight and aviation innovation, GE Aviation will sponsor the World Symposium on Electric Aircraft for the second consecutive year at EAA AirVenture 2011, which will be held July 25-31 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.11.11): K Index

K INDEX The measure of thunderstorm potential based on the vertical temperature lapse rate, the moisture content of the lower atmosphere and the vertical extent of the moist layer.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.11.11)

Aero-Linx: 2011 Oshkosh NOTAM For one week each year, EAA AirVenture Oshkosh has the highest concentration of aircraft in the world. Careful reading and adherence to the procedures in this NOTAM are essential to maintaining the safety record of this event. Flight planning should include thorough familiarity with NOTAM procedures, as well as knowledge of primary and alternate airports. Carry a copy of this NOTAM for in-flight reference.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.11.11)

"What I would like to see is business CEOs and owners get together with an open letter sent to the major news outlets describing the importance of aircraft in their ability to conduct business. It should come from small to medium businesses that use aircraft. Not the top mega-corporations, but those companies flying aircraft representing the other 85% of business aviation. I'm talking of companies with annual sales in the tens of millions or hundreds of millions, not large, global firms with billions in sales. I think a response from those companies would be far more compelling..."  Source: By David Wyndham, VP, Conklin & de Decker, in a Guest editorial followup to recent negative coverage of BizJets.

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