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November 09, 2009

Santa Monica Pier Incident Brings Unwelcome Scrutiny On Jet Warbirds

2008 Buzz Job Cost Pilot His License

After making several low passes over the Santa Monica Pier in November of 2008, pilot David G. Riggs lost his flying priveleges and still faces criminal misdemeanor charges for what turned out to be a publicity stunt for an as-yet-unreleased movie.

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AOPA Spent $770K Lobbying In The 3rd Quarter

Environmental, Safety, And Airport Fees All Topics On The Hill

AOPA spent $770,000 lobbying in the 3rd quarter of 2009, according to documents filed with the Clerks Office of the U.S. House of Representatives.

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737 Parked In Montgomery Grounded

FAA Says Discrepancies Found During Inspection

A Boeing 737 that has been parked at Alabama's Montgomery Regional Airport for two months has been grounded by the FAA, after an inspection found minor safety issues with the aircraft. FAA inspectors said they found a loose turnbuckle, low tire pressure, and an access panel door that was not closed properly.

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Fired Whistle Blower Now Volunteers For Flyers' Rights Organization

Claims Data He Sent To Flyers Rights Was Public

An accused whistler-blower who says he was fired for revealing critical information regarding airline passenger safety the Flyers' Rights coalition has joined forces with the volunteer organization.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.09.09

EAA says the FAA is right...park that Zodiac for now.
NetJets pilots prepare for a layoff.
And two Northwest pilots appeal an emergency revocation.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 11.09.09

EAA says the FAA is right...park that Zodiac for now.
NetJets pilots prepare for a layoff.
And two Northwest pilots appeal an emergency revocation.


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ANN Special Feature: CFI Bob Miller: Dumb & Dumber - 11.09.09

ANN's Paul Plack talks with CFI Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves about "Dumb and Dumber," Bob's take on what we can learn from two fatal accidents.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 11.09.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.09.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: CFI Bob Miller: Dumb & Dumber - 11.09.09 (ANN Special Report, with CFI Bob Miller)

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Aero-TV: First Year and Counting -- One On One With Craig Fuller, Part 1

A First Year Update With AOPA's President

Its been a trial by fire for First Year AOPA Boss, Craig Fuller... not only did he follow a leader (the irrepressible Phil Boyer) who was much beloved by the membership, but he stepped into the mess that 2009 made of the aviation business (much less the rest of the world). We've been getting mixed signals about how folks are judging his first year and are not quite sure if the pro-Phil folks are still missing the long-time leader or folks genuinely have some grief with the new leadership. Questions put to attendees AT the 2009 AOPA event were met with a somewhat more pro-Fuller response, but we decided that checking with the guy at the center of the storm was the most appropriate way to gauge where he was as his first year at the helm of

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Aero-TV: First Year and Counting -- One On One With Craig Fuller, Part 1

A First Year Update With AOPA's President

It's been a trial by fire for First Year AOPA Boss, Craig Fuller... not only did he follow a leader (the irrepressible Phil Boyer) who was much beloved by the membership, but he stepped into the mess that 2009 made of the aviation business (much less the rest of the world).

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New Organization Fights FAA's Hangar Home Directive

A new organization, ThroughTheFence.org (TTF), has sprung into action in order to fight the FAA's prohibition of hangar homes at publically funded airports.

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Something Else To Prepare For, Airspace-Wise -- 2010 Olympic Games TFR

FAA Notice Number: NOTC2003

The 2010 Winter Olympic & Paralympic Games will be held during the period January 29, 2010 through March 24, 2010. Security associated with the Olympic Games includes some very restricted airspace in Canada and a US Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) that extends into northwestern Washington State.

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Klyde Morris (11.09.09)

Klyde Has More Fun With Mars

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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K-State's Flight Team Headed To Nationals

Placed Third Overall In Regional Competition

Kansas State University's Flight Team is headed to NIFA's National SAFECON Competition after placing third overall at the Region VI competition in Norman, Oklahoma, October 18-24. Other awards making their way back to the Salina campus include the Safety Award, Top Scoring Female Contestant and Top Female Pilot.

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NASA Seeks Student Payloads for High-Flying Research Balloon

Experiments Go To The Fringe Of Space

NASA is accepting applications from students at U.S. colleges and universities who want to send their experiments to the edge of space on a high-flying scientific balloon. The annual NASA project provides near space access for 12 undergraduate and graduate student experiments carried by a NASA balloon.

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Turkish Airlines Signs Firm Order For Three More A330-300s

Adds An MoU For Two A330F's

Turkish Airlines has signed a contract for the purchase of three additional Airbus A330-300 aircraft, bringing the total number of A330-300s ordered by the company to ten.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.09.09): Common Traffic Advisory Frequency (CTAF)

Common Traffic Advisory Frequency (CTAF) A frequency designed for the purpose of carrying out airport advisory practices while operating to or from an airport without an operating control tower. The CTAF may be a UNICOM, Multicom, FSS, or tower frequency and is identified in appropriate aeronautical publications.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.09.09)

Aero-Linx: FAA Lighting Systems Group - RVR The RVR (Runway Visual Range) is required to support precision landing and takeoff operations in the NAS. The system measures visibility, background luminance, and runway light intensity to determine the distance a pilot should be able to see down the runway. RVRs are needed to support increased landing capacity at existing airports, and new airport construction.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (11.09.09)

"Hangar residences improved airport security by having people around the airport 24/7 plus increases the economic vitality of the airport... Why the FAA thinks hangar homes near airports should be considered the same as non aviation related homes near airports is beyond rational thought." Source: ThroughTheFence.org's Brent Blue...

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MANUFACTURER: Fokker Model F.27 Mark 050, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, and 700 Airplanes

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