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May 10, 2010

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.11.10

The FAA has issued a TFR for the final launch of the Shuttle Atlantis.
GAMA says the industry is far from a recovery.
And the clock is ticking down to a strike at Spirit Airlines.


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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.11.10

The FAA has issued a TFR for the final launch of the Shuttle Atlantis.
GAMA says the industry is far from a recovery.
And the clock is ticking down to a strike at Spirit Airlines.


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ANN Special Feature: Team America Rocketry Challenge - 05.11.10

ANN's Jim Campbell talks with Audrey Koehler, Manager of Team America Rocketry Challenge, about the history and purpose of the competition, and the US national finals coming up this weekend near Wa

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Arch Declared Winner Of Rain-Plagued Rio Red Bull Air Race

Positions And Points Based On Qualifying Slots

Hannes Arch of Austria was declared the winner of the Red Bull Air Race in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday, when adverse weather conditions made it impossible to continue the racing during the Top 12 round. The results were then based on Saturday’s Qualifying sessions.

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Airspace Restrictions Announced For STS-132 Launch

First Launch Window Opens At 1415 May 14th

The FAA has placed a TFR in effect for the area around Cape Canaveral in preparation for the launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis on Friday. The launch window opens at 1415 EDT, with the launch scheduled for 1420.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.10.10

NASA says Atlantis is ready to go this Friday.
A retired Marine admits to hitting a helo with a spotlight.
And Prince Harry will be flying Apaches.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.10.10

NASA says Atlantis is ready to go this Friday.
A retired Marine admits to hitting a helo with a spotlight.
And Prince Harry will be flying Apaches.


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ANN Special Feature: Experiencing Grass Strips - 05.10.10

ANN's Paul Plack talks with CFI Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves about soft-field operations, and why every student pilot should get some practice on real, grass strips.

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Will Spirit Strike? Pilots Decline Arbitration

30-Day Cooling Off Period Begins

Spirit Airlines pilots have triggered the start of a 30-day cooling-off period—which could result in a strike in the near future if no agreement is reached—by rejecting the National Mediation Board’s (NMB) proffer of arbitration on Wednesday, May 5

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 05.10.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 05.10.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.10.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Experiencing Grass Strips - 05.10.10 (ANN Special Report, with CFI Bob Miller)

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Jeppesen's Jim Terpstra Honored By Airline Avionics Institute

Played A Leading Role In The Development Of Flight Information Technologies

Jim Terpstra, retired Jeppesen senior-vice president for Aviation Affairs and Flight Information Technology, has been honored by the Airline Avionics Institute for his leadership in advancing flight information technology and aeronautical navigation.

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ALBA Servizi Aerotrasporti Launch Operator for EBAA ERP Guidance Manual

ICAO Deadline For ERP Compliance Is November Of This Year

The EBAA announced Monday that business aircraft operator Pietro Zaccari of ALBA Servizi Aerotrasporti as the official launch customer for its newly released Emergency Response Planning Guidance Manual.

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NASA L1 Adaptive Controller's First Flight Test Successful

Adapts To Changing Aircraft Conditions, Implications For Hypersonic Flight

An L1 adaptive flight control system flew on a NASA GTM aircraft (T2) on March 24, during the last deployment of the AirSTAR team at Fort Pickett, VA.  The flight, number 14 for the aircraft, lasted approximately 16 minutes, with the adaptive controller closing the inner-loop for about 14 minutes.  

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First 747-8 Intercontinental Under Construction

Lufthanza First Airline To Order

Late last week, Boeing began assembly of the first 747-8 Intercontinental at the factory in Everett, WA. Mechanics took the first step in major assembly for the new airplane by loading its wing panels and spars in the assembly tools.

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Aero-TV: The STOL CH 750 – Zenith Premiers All-New LSA

How Slow Can You Go?

While perusing the wares at the 2010 U.S. Sport Aviation Expo, ANN's Jim Campbell had the chance to get reacquainted with the relative of an old friend, the newest variant of the CH 700 family, the STOL CH 750.

GAMA: Decline In GA Shipments Slows In First Quarter

More Airplanes Going Out To Buyers, But Still Below The Same Period In 2009

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) reported Monday that in the first quarter of 2010, worldwide general aviation airplane deliveries totaled 390 units, a 15 percent drop from the same period last year.  However, this is an improvement over the dramatic decline experienced in first quarter 2009.

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Aero-TV: The STOL CH 750 -- Zenith Premiers All-New LSA

How Slow Can YOU Go?

While perusing the wares at the 2010 U.S. Sport Aviation Expo, ANN's Jim Campbell had the chance to get reacquainted with the relative of an old friend, the newest variant of the CH 700 family, the STOL CH 750.

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Klyde Morris (05.10.10)

Klyde IS A Geek... A Space Geek

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Gulfstream Product Support Network Continues To Grow

Expansion Continues In Europe, Asia, While Luton Facility Earns New Certifications

Gulfstream says its product support grew substantially over the last year, most notably by increasing its international parts and materials inventory, adding key personnel in Europe and Asia, and opening the second phase of its Gulfstream Savannah Service Center.

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New VUAS Demonstrated By Northrop Grumman, Bell

Fire-X Increases Payload, Range On Fire Scout Platform

Northrop Grumman and Bell Helicopter have unveiled the Fire-X VUAS, a medium-range vertical unmanned aerial system.

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Scott D. Anderson Inducted Into Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame

Test Pilot Lost In 1999 In SR20 Flight Testing Program

Test pilot Scott D. Anderson, who was one of Cirrus' lead pilots during development of the SR20, was inducted into the Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 24, 2010. A resident of Duluth, MN, Anderson was also an Air National Guard F-16 fighter pilot.

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NASA Announces Aeronautics Scholarship Recipients

25 Will Intern With NASA Researchers

NASA has selected 25 graduate and undergraduate students to receive the agency's Aeronautics Scholarship for the 2010-11 school year. The recipients will intern with NASA researchers and work on projects to efficiently manage air traffic, improve safety, and reduce noise and emissions.

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J.A. Air Center Hires Byron Heidorn For Director Of Maintenance

Experience Ranges From Turboprops To Gulfstreams

J.A. Air Center has tapped a 37-year aircraft maintenance and management veteran as the Director of Maintenance at its large, new, Aurora, Illinois facility.

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CAE Inks Deal With Hangar8

Will Establish Pilot Training On Eight Different Business Aircraft

CAE has signed of a contract with corporate jet company Hangar8 for pilot training services on eight aircraft types, the company said at EBACE this week.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.10.10): Braking Action Advisories

Braking Action Advisories When tower controllers have received runway braking action reports which include the terms "poor" or "nil," or whenever weather conditions are conducive to deteriorating or rapidly changing runway braking conditions, the tower will include on the ATIS broadcast the statement, "BRAKING ACTION ADVISORIES ARE IN EFFECT."

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.10.10)

Aero-Linx: NCATT -- The National Center for Aerospace & Transportation Technologies NCATT’s mission is to provide a forum through which subject matter experts from industry, government, and education develop technical knowledge and skill standards. The National Center for Aerospace & Transportation Technologies, headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas has been established through a grant from the National Science Foundation.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.10.10)

“Scott was an exemplary pilot and person... During his tenure at Cirrus, he made considerable contributions to the company, the industry, and aviation safety that many people still benefit from today. Scott was the lead test pilot on the SR20 and preformed all 8 of the inflight deployments of the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS) for development and certification. To date, 17 CAPS deployments have saved 35 lives due to Scott’s pioneering work.”  Source: Dale Klapmeier of Cirrus Aircraft, sepeaking in memory of our good friend and Test pilot Scott D. Anderson...

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