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April 26, 2010

FAA Calls On Airlines To Limit Cockpit Distractions

InFO Document Says Carriers Should Address The Issue Through Training

There would seem to be a lot of common sense involved in this, but as is often the case, the actions of a few make things more difficult for everyone. The FAA issued an InFO on Monday calling on air carrier operators to create and enforce policies that will limit distractions in the cockpit.

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AD NUMBER:  2010-09-08

MANUFACTURER: General Electric Company (GE) CJ610 Series Turbojet Engines and CF700 Series Turbofan Engines  

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AD NUMBER: 2010-09-05

MANUFACTURER: The Boeing Company Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, -900, and -900ER Series Airplanes  

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.26.10

Airlines put a price tag on the volcanic ash crisis.
The FAA cautions operators who would fly through volcanic ash.
And it'll be a cold day at Eglin before the Dreamliner's done.


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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.26.10

Airlines put a price tag on the volcanic ash crisis.
The FAA cautions operators who would fly through volcanic ash.
And it'll be a cold day at Eglin before the Dreamliner's done.


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ANN Special Feature: Glass Panel Mesmerization - 04.26.10

ANN's Paul Plack talks with CFI Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves, about the role which might have been played by a glass panel in the failure by a Cirrus pilot to see and avoid.

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NTSB: Fatal Wave Flight Due To Loss Of Control

Pilot Was Going For Altitude Record

A well-known glider pilot, David Bigelow (69), lost his life last year while flying Hawaii's amazing mountain wave action in pursuit of an altitude record. Bigelow was a highly-experienced flyer, and a retired Air Force captain, as well as a former commercial airline pilot and member of the Mauna Kea Soaring Club. Bigelow's flight that was an attempt to set an altitude record, and was not his first such effort...

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EADS North America Starts The Tanker PR Game In Motion... Again

Launches Website 'Featuring The Only KC-X Tanker Entrant Flying Today'

It's been a long-drawn-out war of words, politics, and finances as the Air Force STILL finds itself without a modern tanker to fill the needs of tomorrow's warfighters.

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NASA And NSTA Send Teachers Flying For Science

High School Teachers From Around The Country To Experiment In Microgravity

NASA and the National Science Teachers Association, or NSTA, have selected high school teachers from Alabama, Delaware, Georgia, Missouri, New York, North Carolina and Washington to fly an experiment in microgravity.

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Texas Transportation Authorities Hopes Tree-Trimming Will Satisfy FAA

Trees Considered A Safety Hazard At Gillespie County Airport

Texas DOT aviation officials are set to inspect tree-trimming work done this week at Lady Bird Johnson Golf Course in Texas after the FAA had ruled that the trees were a safety hazard in an expanded landing cone for night instrument operations at Gillespie County Airport.

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Aero-TV: Profiles in Aviation – Jack Greiner, A Lifetime of Flight

Colorado AAA Leader Describes His Lifelong Dedication to Aviation
 
Founded in August of 1953 by Robert L. Taylor, the Antique Aircraft Association is the world’s oldest organization specifically devoted to antique and classic aircraft.  Yet as airfield accessibility continues to diminish and the general aviation community continues to grey, there is growing concern among antique aircraft enthusiasts:  how can we appeal to youth in order to grow and support the next generation of pilots?
 

Aero-TV: Profiles in Aviation - Jack Greiner, A Lifetime of Flight

Colorado AAA Leader Describes His Lifelong Dedication to Aviation

Founded in August of 1953 by Robert L. Taylor, the Antique Aircraft Association is the world's oldest organization specifically devoted to antique and classic aircraft. Yet as airfield accessibility continues to diminish and the general aviation community continues to grey, there is growing concern among antique aircraft enthusiasts: how can we appeal to youth in order to grow and support the next generation of pilots?

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 04.26.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 04.26.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 04.26.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Glass Panel Mesmerization - 04.26.10 (ANN Special Report, with CFI Bob Miller)

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NTSB Prelim: Simulated Engine-Out Turns Into Real Thing

Pushing Both Throttles Forward Results In 'Less-Than-Desired' Response... By Half

 It's every CFI-ME's worst nightmare -- the simulated engine failure that turns into the real thing. The best CFI-ME's are not only prepared for it... but they count on them happening at the worst possible times... like this time -- the biggest problem comes, though, when these incidents occur with no way out.

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Klyde Morris (04.26.10)

Klyde's NOT Feeling The Recovery...

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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NASA And NSBRI Select 11 Proposals For Space Health Research

$10 Million Granted For Long-Term Study Of Health And Performance In Space

NASA's Human Research Program and the National Space Biomedical Research Institute, or NSBRI, of Houston will fund 11 proposals to help investigate questions about astronaut health and performance on future space exploration missions.

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Israel Becomes 97th Open Skies Partner With U.S.

U.S. Transportation Secretary LaHood Announces Agreement

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood announced Friday that the United States and Israel have reached an Open-Skies aviation agreement that will liberalize U.S.-Israel air services for the carriers of both countries.

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Google Lunar X Prize Draws Spanish Entry

Barcelona Moon Team Officially Enters The $30 Million Competition

Today, Barcelona Moon Team, a multidisciplinary joint venture bringing together Spanish entrepreneurial, industrial and academic capabilities, announced its official entry into the Google Lunar X PRIZE this week.

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Gyroplanes: Owners Say They're Fun, Safe, Affordable

Pilots Say They "Love The Wind"

The first thing you might notice when you look at the instrument panel of a gyroplane is that there is no stall indication on the airspeed indicator. That's because they don't (as one pilot put it) have the "stall demon" on their shoulders like fixed-wing pilots do.

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NASA Selects 76 CC Students For Space Rover Competition

Community College Scholars From 28 States Will Visit Johnson Space Center

Seventy-six students from community colleges in 28 states and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico have been selected to travel to NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, May 20-22, to participate in a three-day on-site event to develop robotic explorers that will rove the surfaces of other worlds.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.26.10): Permanent Echo

Permanent Echo Radar signals reflected from fixed objects on the earth's surface; e.g., buildings, towers, terrain. Permanent echoes are distinguished from "ground clutter" by being definable locations rather than large areas. Under certain conditions they may be used to check radar alignment.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.26.10)

Aero-Linx: Warner Robins AFB Museum of Aviation The Museum Of Aviation in Warner Robins, Georgia is one of the largest aviation museums in the United States and a major Air Force Heritage, Exhibit and Education Center in the Southeast. Situated on a beautiful 51-acre site on Robins Air Force Base, the museum is the second largest museum in the U.S. Air Force with a collection of over 100 aircraft...

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (04.26.10)

"In a gyroplane, if the engine quits, it's not an emergency because the gyroplane flies in a constant autorotation mode. You just make a normal landing." Source: Airline Captain and Gyroplane Pilot Roy Davis' talking the rudiments of gyroplane flying at Bensen Days 2010.

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