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May 29, 2010

Full House Again Votes Fund The F136 Engine In 2011 Defense Authorization

Threat Of A Presidential Veto Is Still There

The full U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved a defense authorization bill for FY2011 that once again includes funding for the F136 alternate engine for the Joint Strike Fighter. It is the 4th year in a row that the House has voted to maintain funding for the program.

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NTSB Opens Investigation Into A Near Mid-Air Collision In Alaska

US Airways A319 And A Cargolux B747 Had Only 100 Feet Vertical, .33 Mile Lateral Separation

The NTSB has launched an investigation into the near midair collision of a passenger jetliner and a cargo jumbo jet in Alaska.

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ATA To FAA On ADS-B: Show Me

FAA Must Justify The $2.5-$6.2 Billion Cost For ADS-B Out Equipage Under New Rule

The Air Transport Association of America (ATA) says the FAA needs to justify the multi-billion dollar cost of requiring aircraft operating in U.S. airspace to be equipped with ADS-B Out equipment as stipulated in its final rule released earlier this week.

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Jazz Pilots Overwhelmingly Authorize Union to Call Strike

99 Percent Of Jazz Pilots Voting Said To Strike "If Necessary"

The results of the strike ballot conducted by the pilots of Jazz Air LP show 99 percent of pilots voted in flavor of a lawful strike should it become necessary to conclude a fair collective agreement with Jazz Air. ALPA released the results of the strike vote Thursday.

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Delta Pilot Faces License Revocation Over Run-In With Police

Dan Gryder Was Arrested Last Fall On Assault Charges

The FAA is reportedly considering suspending the license of Daniel Wayne Gryder, following his arrest last fall on charges of agrevated assault and obstruction of an officer.

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Cessna 182 Proves No Match For Desert Dust Devil

Wind Gust Flips Airplane Onto Its Back

A Cessna 182, which had just been pre-flighted and untied in preparation for a skydiving mission at Mesquite Municipal airport (KHQZ) in Nevada, was picked up by an unexpected wind vortex and dropped onto its back May 23rd.

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Rocket Science Comes To NASCAR

NASA Plans Presence At The Charlotte Motor Speedway For Memorial Day

What do NASA and NASCAR have in common? Find out this weekend at one of the most attended sporting events in the world.

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CFI's Can Renew Online Through Webinar Program

FAA Gives AVSeminars Authorization For CFI Renewals On The Web

The FAA has issued AVSeminars a Letter of Authorization to conduct Flight Instructor Refresher Clinics via Webinar.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.29.10)

"ATA has said repeatedly that any rule requiring this type of equipage and expense must be based on a solid business case in which the true benefits and real costs are fully understood and justified." Source: ATA President and CEO James C. May.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.29.10): Directional Shear

The shear created by a rapid change in wind direction with height.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.29.10)

 San Diego Air And Space Museum

On the west coast for the weekend? If you're in southern California you might want to head over to the San Diego Air and Space Museum. The museum boasts over 65 aircraft and space vehicles and interactive exhibits.

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