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July 14, 2009

Southwest Airlines 737-300 Depressurizes In-Flight

NTSB Sends Investigative Team To West Virginia

The NTSB is dispatching investigators to look at a Southwest Airlines jet that made an emergency landing in West Virginia yesterday after a hole opened in the body of the plane and the cabin lost pressure.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 07.14.09

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.14.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.14.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Barbara Tolbert, Arlington Fly-In - 07.14.09 (ANN Special Report, with Arlington's Barbara Tolbert)

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.14.09

At least somebody got a rocket into space last night!
A hundred-dollar hamburger ends up costing much more.
And Homer Kolb has gone west.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 07.14.09

At least somebody got a rocket into space last night!
A hundred-dollar hamburger ends up costing much more.
And Homer Kolb has gone west.


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ANN Special Feature: Barbara Tolbert, Arlington Fly-In - 07.14.09

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Barbara Tolbert, Executive Director of the Arlington Fly-In, about the special challenges facing regional fly-ins in 2009, and how her event has risen to meet them.


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Forbes Publisher Rich Karlgaard Will Be Keynote Speaker At NBAA2009

Pilot And Respected Business Authority

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) is pleased to announce that Forbes magazine publisher and business airplane owner and pilot Rich Karlgaard will be a keynote speaker at the Opening General Session of the Association's 62nd Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2009) on Tuesday, October 20, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.

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Five Airlines Join Sustainable Fuel Users Group

Group's Goals Are Economic, Environmental

Is there a "green airline" movement? It may be too early to make that determination, but Boeing and members of the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Users Group, an airline-led industry working group, say they have just added several leading air carriers as members. The group welcome Alaska Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, TUIfly and Virgin Blue.

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Rockwell Collins Flight Tests WAAS/LPV For The Hawker 800XP

More Than 1500 LPV Approaches Online Around The Country

It's another step in making getting from point 'A' to point 'B' a little easier, this time with the emphasis on arriving at point 'B'. Rockwell Collins has completed flight testing of a Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) Localizer Performance with Vertical guidance (LPV) solution for Hawker 800XP aircraft equipped with Pro Line 21.

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17th Air Force Prove Capabilities With President's Ghana Trip

"Air Force Africa" Transports Equipment, Presidential Vehicles

Before President Barack Obama could land to an unprecedented reception in Ghana July 10, airmen, sailors and Marines were on the ground days in advance to prepare   More than 150 servicemembers in Ghana and more than 1,000 sailors and Marines aboard the USS Iwo Jima came together in the West African country to form a task force to support the president's visit July 10 and 11.

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Indy Airport Project Sign Spray Painted With 'Pork'

Executive Airport Receiving Stimulus Money For Runway Construction

Indinapolis Executive Airport in the suburb of Zionsville is slated to receive federal stimulus money for runway construction, and that has apparently drawn the ire of someone in the community.

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Arizona Aircraft Expo Planned In Three Cities

Featuring Several Types Of Piston Aircraft at One Location

Arizona's leading aircraft dealers are working together to create the first ever Arizona Aircraft Expo where the latest models of general aviation aircraft will be on display at one venue. Three separate events are scheduled to take place...

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McDuffie County Georgia Commissioner Under FAA Investigation

Allegedly Threatened To Shoot At An Airplane

When McDuffie County Commissioner Paul McCorkle and his brother Sammy allegedly stormed through the Thompson McDuffie Regional Airport terminal building and out onto the tarmac last week, they probably didn't anticipate being the subject of an FAA investigation, but that is exactly the result they got.

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Aero-TV: COPA M7 Reflections -- Legal Accountability In Aviation

Aero-TV Conducts Its Annual Three Question Survey Of COPA Members (Part 2)

Opinions! We love them... especially when they come from folks with something interesting to say! Aero-TV engaged in one of its favorite exercises during the 2009 Cirrus Owners and Pilots Association's Annual Convention -- that of surveying a dozen or so people at an event with three questions targeted toward the interest group that we're visiting. So, we came up with three good question for the thousands of folks who populated this year's convention... we started with a pretty good conversation starter, namely, what do you think of Cirrus Chairman Alan Klapmeier's announcement of his intent to buy out the SF50 Vision program?

Aero-TV: COPA M7 Reflections -- Legal Accountability In Aviation

Aero-TV Conducts Its Annual Three Question Survey Of COPA Members (Part 2)

Opinions! We love them... especially when they come from folks with something interesting to say! Aero-TV engaged in one of its favorite exercises during the 2009 Cirrus Owners and Pilots Association's Annual Convention -- that of surveying a dozen or so people at an event with three questions targeted toward the interest group that we're visiting.

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Newly Revised Aerobatic Instructor Designation Program Available

Three Levels Of Aerobatic Instructor Recognized

Master Instructors LLC recently reintroduced the Aerobatic Instructor Designation Program. Initially launched in 2007, the program is an extension of the Master Aerobatic Instructor designation that became available in 2001.

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Two Killed In St. Johns County, Florida Accident

Glasair That Went Down Was Flying With Friends

Multiple sources are reporting that a Glasair flying with a group from Haller Airport, a small, privately-owned field in Clay County, Florida went down in a wooded area en route to the St. Augustine, Florida airport for lunch.

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NTSB Issues Safety Recommendation For 767 Oxygen Systems

Probable Cause Of San Francisco Ground Fire Was Wiring Near O2 System

The NTSB has issues a safety recommendation for Boeing 767 aircraft based on a fire that badly damaged an ABX cargo aircraft in San Francisco last year.

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Guardsmen Battle Wildfires in Two States

Blackhawks With Buckets Help Extinguish The Flames

Guardsmen from Texas and Oklahoma assisted local firefighters over the weekend as they worked to extinguish wildfires about 20 miles east of Austin, Texas, and in Major County, OK. Soldiers from Texas' 1st Battalion, 149th Aviation Regiment responded with two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters carrying 600-gallon "Bambi" buckets to help put out the flames.

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Kansas State Starts UAV Flights With FAA Approval

Flights Will Be Conducted Over Unpopulated Training Area

The Federal Aviation Administration has issued a Certificate of Authorization (COA) to Kansas State University to fly the Aerosonde, an unmanned aerial vehicle operated by Flint Hills Solutions LLC., over "Crisis City".

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NAFI Will Target Flight Schools With Group Membership

Hopes To Help Instructors Stay Current With Industry Trends

The National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) is unveiling the new NAFI Group Membership, aimed at providing benefits to flight training providers.  NAFI developed this program to meet the needs of businesses and academic institutions that provide flight training to help their flight instructors stay in contact with current trends in the flight instruction industry.

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Hawaii Eyes Space Tourism Business

But State Funding Troubles May Delay Licensing

People think of Hawaii as an exotic destination, to be sure, but some in the state what that to just be the beginning of some high-end tourists' Island experience. And more than just sightseeing trips to the fringe of space, some are envisioning the use of the commercial suborbital spacecraft as a way to shuttle travelers from Hawaii to Japan in just 45 minutes.

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Sikorsky Global Helicopters Delivers S-300C Helicopter To UND Aerospace

7th Sikorsky In The University Of North Dakota Fleet

Sikorsky Global Helicopters, a Sikorsky company, recently delivered an S-300C helicopter to UND Aerospace at the University of North Dakota. The university has operated Sikorsky helicopters in its training program since 1983.

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NTSB Releases Preliminary Report In San Antonio Lambada Incident

Pilot Successfully Used Ballistic Parachute

The NTSB has released its preliminary report for an incident in which an Urban Air SRO UFM-13 Lambada went down after apparently beginning to break up in mid air. The pilot successfully deployed the aircraft's ballistic parachute, and was uninjured.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.14.09)

 “I’m disappointed ... we believe this is part of the future for the city of Wichita. We’re just really disappointed that it happened.” Source: Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer .

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.14.09)

Aero-Linx: We Choose The Moon As we all wait anxiously to see if Endeavour will be able to lift off Monday, 40 years ago this month another launch was greatly anticipated. Apollo 11 would be the mission that would first land men on the moon, and return them safely to earth.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.14.09): Land and Hold Short Operations (LAHSO)

Land And Hold Short Operations (LAHSO) Operations which include simultaneous takeoffs and landings and/or simultaneous landings when a landing aircraft is able and is instructed by the controller to hold short of the intersecting runway/taxiway or designated hold-short point.

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