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June 04, 2010

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.04.10

Falcon 9 may make history today.
The US Labor Department steps in to help displaced shuttle workers.
And EADS prepares for its tenth birthday party.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.04.10

Falcon 9 may make history today.
The US Labor Department steps in to help displaced shuttle workers.
And EADS prepares for its tenth birthday party.


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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 06.04.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 06.04.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.04.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Part II: TARC 2010 with Audrey Koehler - 06.04.10 (ANN Special Report, withTeam America Rocketry Challenge Manager Audrey Koehler)

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NASA Kicks Off Student Summer Of Innovation Program June 10

JPL Engages "Thousands" Of Middle School Students And Teachers In STEM Disciplines

NASA officially kicks off its Summer of Innovation initiative at the agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, on Thursday, June 10. Through the program, NASA will engage thousands of middle school students and teachers in stimulating math and science-based education programs.

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Gone West: Mathematician Dr. Paul Garabedian

His Calculations And Computer Modeling Led To Improved Wing Aerodynamics

Dr. Paul Garagedian, an innovative mathematician who was among the first to use computer modeling to design a fuel-efficient airplane wing, died May 13th at the age of 82 in New York.

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Air Force Pilot Missing From Vietnam War Identified

Air Force Col. Elton Perrine Went Down After A Bombing Run In 1967

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced Wednesday that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing in action from the Vietnam War, have been identified and returned to his family for burial with full military honors.

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UAS Training From L-3 Slated For University of North Dakota

The Company And The College Have A Memorandum Of Understanding

The University of North Dakota (UND) in Grand Forks and L-3 Link Simulation & Training announced Thursday they have signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly create an Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Training Center.

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Northrop Grumman UAS Capabilities On Display ILA Berlin Air Show 2010

Euro Hawk UAS To Be The Centerpiece Of The Company's Exhibition

Northrop Grumman plans to highlight its key intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities with the Euro Hawk and NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) platforms at the ILA Berlin Air Show. The show takes place June 8-13 at the southern section of Berlin-Schonefeld Airport.

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FAA Awards Info Display System Contract To All Weather Systems

Small Business To Replace All Integrated Display Systems

All Weather, Inc. (AWI) said Wednesday that the FAA has awarded the company a small-business set-aside contract to replace all of the approximately 2,300 aging Integrated Display Systems (IDS4).

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Fokker Elmo Wins 2010 Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Award Of Excellence

Unique Wiring System, Outstanding Performance In F-35 Program Cited By LM

Fokker Elmo was awarded the 2010 F-35 Lightning II Award of Excellence by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics for its outstanding performance in the development and manufacturing of the electrical wiring system for the next generation fighter.

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PSST! Hey Buddy. Want To Buy An Airplane Facility?

Cessna Drops Price On Hangars, Warehouse, In Bend, OR

It's a sign of the times, and while many are saying the economy is turning the corner, there are still a lot of vestiges of the economic downturn, particularly in the aviation business.

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Two Fatal Helicopter Accidents Take Three Lives

Medical Helicopter Down During Post-Maintenance Flight, Student Killed During Training

Two employees of CareFlight, a Grand Prairie TX-based medical air services company, were killed Wednesday when the Bell 222U helicopter they were flying reportedly lost its main rotor during a post-maintenance flight. The aircraft went down near Midlothian, TX about 1415 local time.

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Aero-TV: Antique Dream Machine -- John Swander and His Waco UEC

An Amazing Restoration Is The Dream Of A Lifetime

One of the prettiest sights to be had at the 2009 AAA/APM Fly-In and Convention was a stunning Waco UEC brought back to life by its owner, pilot, and caretaker, John Swander. This rare cabin WACO is one of the oldest of it's type and calls DeSoto, KS, home. John has been rebuilding antique airplanes since 1979 and the his 1932 Waco UEC Cabin Biplane came together after a decade long rebuild, taking to the skies, once again, in 1999 and winning Grand Champion kudos at Oshkosh 2000. 

Aero-TV: Antique Dream Machine -- John Swander and His Waco UEC

An Amazing Restoration Is The Dream Of A Lifetime

One of the prettiest sights to be had at the 2009 AAA/APM Fly-In and Convention was a stunning Waco UEC brought back to life by its owner, pilot, and caretaker, John Swander. This rare cabin WACO is one of the oldest of it's type and calls DeSoto, KS, home. John has been rebuilding antique airplanes since 1979 and the his 1932 Waco UEC Cabin Biplane came together after a decade long rebuild, taking to the skies, once again, in 1999 and winning Grand Champion kudos at Oshkosh 2000.

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DOL Earmarks $15 Million For Displaced Shuttle Workers

Federal Grant Awarded To Brevard County, FL Workforce Development Board

During a visit to the John F. Kennedy Space Center Wednesday, Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis announced a grant of $15 million to assist approximately 3,200 workers who will be impacted by the impending retirement of NASA's Space Shuttle Program.

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Klyde Morris (06.04.10)

Doesn't Sound Too Appealing, Klyde... Kinda Like Sun 'n Fun

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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More Consumer Protections For Air Travelers Porposed By DOT

Increased Compensation For Bumped Passengers, Fair Price Advertising, And Other Measures Included

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood proposed new consumer protections for air travelers Wednesday, building on the Department's recent rule banning carriers from subjecting passengers to long tarmac delays and other deceptive practices

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FAA Awards $1.7 Billion NextGen Contract To Boeing

10 Year Contract For NextGen Research, Development, And Support

The FAA has awarded a major research & development support contract worth up to $1.7 billion for the Next-Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) to Boeing, the company announced Thursday.

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U.S., France Establish Arrangement To Interdict High-Risk Travelers

Program Allows For ID Of High-Risk Persons Before They Board An Airliner

The United States and France have established an arrangement to implement the Immigration Advisory Program (IAP)--which allows for the identification of high-risk travelers at foreign airports before they board aircraft bound for the United States--at Paris' Charles De Gaulle International Airport.

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Former Florida Traffic Reporter Wins Settlement From Air Coastal Helicopter

Company Owned Aircraft That Went Down During Traffic Report

Well-known South Florida traffic reporter Paul Cavenaugh has settled his lawsuit against Air Coastal Helicopter. The company owned the aircraft from which Cavenaugh was doing his daily morning traffic report when a mechanical failure caused it to go down.

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Third G650 Joins Flight Test Program

Aircraft Has Already Racked Up 10 Hours Of Flight Time

A third G650 has entered the flight test program in Savannah, GA. Gulfstream said Thursday that the most recent airplane has already accumulating 10 hours of flight time.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (06.04.10)

"Eventually, I hope someday it's so routine there's nobody out to watch, or like a few people at the end of the airport taking pictures." Source: SpaceX VP of Astronaut Safety and Mission Assurance.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.04.10): Undercast

In aviation, it is an opaque cloud layer viewed from an observation point above the layer. From the ground, it would be considered an overcast.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.04.10)

Atlas Rocket History

With the first scheduled flight of a Falcon 9 rocket set for Friday, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is fond of pointing out that the first 12 flights of the Atlas rocket did not perform as expected, and now it is a very reliable launch system. That sent us looking for some history of the Atlas rocket program.

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