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November 06, 2009

Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 11.06.09

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 11.06.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.06.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: AOPA Summit One Voice Panel - 11.06.09 (ANN Special Report, with Aviation Industry Leaders)

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.06.09

Piper has already announced its new President...and three new VPs.
GAMA's third-quarter numbers show the slump is still on.
And Premier Aircraft Sales wants to upgrade your Diamond.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 11.06.09

Piper has already announced its new President...and three new VPs.
GAMA's third-quarter numbers show the slump is still on.
And Premier Aircraft Sales wants to upgrade your Diamond.

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ANN Special Feature: AOPA Summit One Voice Panel - 11.06.09

Excerpted comments from general aviation leaders at the opening day session of AOPA Summit 2009 include Ed Bolen of the National Business Aviation Association, James Coyne of the National Air Trans

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Hawker Beechcraft Celebrates A Half-Century Of The Baron

Special Limited Edition Model Available For The 50th Anniversary

One way to judge the success of something is to look at its staying power. By that measure, the Beechcraft Baron is a very successful airplane.  Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) this week is marking the 50th anniversary of its high performance piston twin by offering a limited edition model.

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Air Force Officials Seek UAS Volunteers

Policy Changes Announced For Commercial And Instrument Rated Pilots

Air Force officials here are seeking combat systems officers for unmanned aircraft systems pilot duty, and interested commissioned Airmen have until Nov. 20 to volunteer for the training. CSOs within the grade of lieutenant through major are eligible.

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Avidyne Add Flight Envelope Protection On DFC90 And DFC100 Autopilots

Prohibits Autopilot-Induced Stall And Overspeed Situations

Avidyne announced Thursday that their new DFC90 and DFC100 autopilot systems will include Avidyne Autopilot Flight Envelope Protection, a safety-enhancing feature that prohibits inadvertent autopilot–induced stall and overspeed situations.

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Worpe9 Makes For A Customized, High Performance SR22

Next Dimension Aircraft, Tornado Alley Turbo, And Avidyne Make It Happen

Next Dimension Aircraft (ND) announced an innovative and industry-first personalized pre-owned aircraft program on Thursday, designed to provide fully-customized Cirrus SR22 aircraft with a high-performance Tornado Alley Turbo powerplant and Avidyne Entegra Release 9 avionics suite.

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Hawker Beechcraft Announces EVS For Baron, Bonanza

Forward Vision EVS Enhances Situational Awareness In Reduced Visibility Conditions

Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) announced Thursday the availability of Forward Vision's EVS-100 and EVS-600 enhanced vision systems for its popular Bonanza and Baron aircraft. HBC service centers will be providing Forward Vision STC-approved systems to the sizeable Bonanza and Baron fleets around the world.

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NATA Revamps 2010 Educational Programming

Webinars To Be Recorded, Offered Online

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) is coordinating some of its major conferences and seminars with other leading industry events in 2010, to answer the needs of the aviation business community and provide added value and convenience.

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Babbitt Cites Pilot Professionalism In Flight 188 Incident

Calls The Minneapolis Overshoot 'A Very Bad Example'

FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt said the Flight 188 incident in which a Northwest jet overflew its intended destination by 150 miles only serves to reinforce his call for an emphasis on professionalism in the cockpit.

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Goodrich To Develop Advanced Night Vision Technology

Third Phase Of DARPA Program Will Enhance Objects In Darker Conditions

Goodrich has been tapped by the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) to further develop its short wave infrared (SWIR) imaging technology for enhanced night vision capability. Goodrich will develop materials and circuitry to allow its cameras to provide images under darker conditions than previously possible.

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Cessna Nears 300th Citation Mustang Delivery

Milestone Delivery Expected In Early 2010

Cessna announced Thursday at the annual Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association convention that it is nearing delivery of its 300th Citation Mustang. A fleet of more than 280 Mustangs through the end of the third quarter of this year had amassed more than 55,000 flight hours since the first delivery in early 2007.

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Aero-TV: New Avidyne Autopilots! -- DFC90 and DFC100

Truly Innovative New Autopilots Are Latest Addition To Avidyne Juggernaut

There was lots of sudden good news at this year's otherwise modest AOPA Convention... and most of that news seemed to revolve around new products and announcements by Avidyne.

Aero-TV: Randy Babbitt At AOPA 2009 -- A Q&A With The FAA Administrator

Babbitt Answers Questions At Tampa Aviation Event

ANN had the chance to put a number of questions to the FAA's unusually responsive Administrator, Randy Babbitt. The questions ran the gamut of what might be done to further the cause of aviation to one of our pet projects from a number of years ago... namely, the institution of a Pilot's Bill of Rights. Babbitt took on all questions, ducked nothing and seemed to relish the opportunity to talk real-live aviation with real-live aviators.

Aero-TV: Randy Babbitt At AOPA 2009 -- A Q&A With The FAA Administrator

Babbitt Answers Questions At Tampa Aviation Event

ANN had the chance to put a number of questions to the FAA's unusually responsive Administrator, Randy Babbitt. The questions ran the gamut of what might be done to further the cause of aviation to one of our pet projects from a number of years ago... namely, the institution of a Pilot's Bill of Rights. Babbitt took on all questions, ducked nothing and seemed to relish the opportunity to talk real-live aviation with real-live aviators.

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Aero-TV: New Avidyne Autopilots! -- DFC90 and DFC100

Truly Innovative New Autopilots Are Latest Addition To Avidyne Juggernaut

There was lots of sudden good news at this year's otherwise modest AOPA Convention... and most of that news seemed to revolve around new products and announcements by Avidyne.

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Leadership Consolidation Announced At Piper Aircraft

CEO Kevin J. Gould Will Take On President's Role, Four Other Senior Execs Promoted

Following the unexpected resignation of Piper President John Becker, Piper Aircraft announced Friday that Chief Executive Kevin J. Gould will assume the company's presidency effective December 1, 2009.  Three other Piper executives have been promoted to vice president positions and one to a senior director position.

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Aspen Avionics 'Evolution' Version 2.0 Software Upgrade Available

Authorized Aspen Dealers Can Update Evolution Flight Displays With Field Upgrade Kit

Aspen Avionics announced Thursday that it has released its Version 2.0 software upgrade kit to its dealers, allowing them to immediately begin upgrading EFD1000 Primary Flight Displays in the field to the new software level.

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Cessna Poised to Deliver First Skycatcher LSA This Year

First 'Customer' Is Cessna President's Wife

Cessna said Thursday it will deliver the first Model 162 Skycatcher Light Sport Aircraft to the first customer of the model later this year. The customer, Rose Pelton of Wichita, Kansas, will use the aircraft to pursue her private pilot’s license.

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Remos GX Chosen For 2010 AOPA Sweepstakes Prize

Airplane Will Be Presented In Long Beach At Next Year's Summit

AOPA officials took the wraps off their 2010 Sweepstakes Prize today revealing a new Remos GX. The two-seat, high wing, carbon fiber aircraft will be awarded to a Sweepstakes winner during the 2010 AOPA Summit in Long Beach, California.

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Klyde Morris (11.06.09)

Apparently, The 'Aviation Whisperer' Can Be Bought...

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Cirrus Offers Entegra Release 9 As Factory Option

Currently Accepting Orders For Avidyne Installation

Cirrus Aircraft announced Thursday at the AOPA Aviation Summit that Avidyne’s Entegra Release 9 integrated flight deck system is now available as a factory option on selected new SR20 and SR22 aircraft.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (11.06.09)

"John Becker has been a strong and valued member of the Piper team. His 20 years with the company have been marked with a dedication to innovation and technological excellence that has made Piper one of the world's leading aircraft manufacturers.  Source: Piper Aircraft CEO Kevin Gould.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.06.09): Report

Report

Used to instruct pilots to advise ATC of specified information; e.g., "Report passing Hamilton VOR."  

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.06.09)

NATA

The National Air Transportation Association is an organization we often hear about, but which often works behind the scenes in advocacy for many of the support services on which pilots have come to depend. Today's Aero-Linx gives you a look at their role in the aviation community.

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