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July 13, 2011

Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 07.13.11

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.13.11 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)

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Super Legend To Debut At Oshkosh

Legend Cub Airframe Fitted With New Flapped Wing, Multi-Fuel Engine

American Legend Aircraft Company announced Monday that its prototype Super Legend is undergoing final preparations for a public debut at AirVenture Oshkosh on July 25th.

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Less Than Two Weeks Out ... AirVenture 2011 On The Horizon

More Than 10,000 Aircraft To Descend On Wittman Regional Airport (KOSH)

In just a few days, more than 10,000 aircraft and hundreds of thousands of attendees will begin to descend on Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh for EAA AirVenture 2011.

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Bristow Group Takes Delivery Of Milestone EC225

The 100th Medium Lift Helo Goes To Its Launch Customer

Eurocopter marked the 100th delivery of an EC225 on Tuesday, which was received by Bristow Group Inc. (Bristow).

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U.S. Considers Sale Of F-16 Fighters To Iraq

Baghdad Would Have To Assure That Technology Would Not Wander Away

U.S. officials are mulling the sale of as many as 36 F-16 fighters to Iraq, the equivalent of two squadrons. An agreement had previously been reached to sell 18 of the jets to Iraq, but the transaction was never completed.

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CMBC To Order 50 Gulfstream Jets

China Minsheng Banking Corp. Will Spend $2.6 Billion

Minsheng Financial Leasing Company, which claims to be China's largest corporate jet leasing company, has announced a Letter of Intent (LOI) to purchase 50 jets from Gulfstream Aircraft. The deal is being hailed as the largest business jet order ever by a Chinese leasing company.

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NTSB Offers Recommendations To FAA On Boeing MD-11s

Says Pilots Should Be Better Trained In High Sink Rate Awareness, Bounce Recovery

The NTSB on Tuesday sent two recommendations to the FAA concerning Boeing's MD-11.

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Stun Guns Popular On NY-Area Flights

TSA Stops Passenger With Devices in Carry-On; Another Slips Through

The problem with consumer-grade stun guns is, they look too much like cellphones.

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Think You Have What It Takes To Handle Big Iron?

Heavy Metal Jet Team Is Expanding, Recruiting Pilots And Crew Members.

Heavy Metal Jet Team, which says it is the North American air show circuit’s newest aerobatic jet team, is already expanding its fleet of aircraft.

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Kansas Man Survives Chipmunk Crash

Witnesses Heard Engine "Sputtering" During Failed Go-Around

A pilot from Benton, Kansas was hospitalized in "serious but stable" condition after apparently making a forced landing following engine trouble in his 1953 de Havilland DHC-1 Saturday morning.

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JPADS Exceeds Expectations

Draper Laboratory Says Precision Airdrops Are Beating US Military Design Specs

The US military conducted the first operational mission in Afghanistan in May with a system that allows it to drop supplies such as food, water and ammunition from cargo planes far more accurately than in the past.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 07.13.11

Stun guns are becoming popular on airliners.
Seven family members are lost in the crash of a Cessna 421.
And clueless GA pilots are keeping NORAD busy.

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Aero-TV: FAA's Mel Cintron at 2011 SAFE Symposium -- 'Totally Committed to the Right Things'

One of the FAA's Top Feds Seems Right on Target

As noted in previous editorial coverage, we've had a few folks ask us why we've given so much attention and 'ink' or air-time to the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE)... while the results of the recently concluded Pilot Training Reform Symposium should now be all the justification we'll ever need for our decision to make sure that the efforts of this organization were covered aggressively.

Aero-TV: FAA's Cintron at '11 SAFE Symposium -- 'Committed to the Right Things'

One of the FAA's Top Feds Seems Right on Target

As noted in previous editorial coverage, we've had a few folks ask us why we've given so much attention and 'ink' or air-time to the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE)... while the results of the recently concluded Pilot Training Reform Symposium should now be all the justification we'll ever need for our decision to make sure that the efforts of this organization were covered aggressively.

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NTSB: Pilot Error Led To 2009 Pilatus Accident In MT

A Series Of Operational Mistakes Resulted In The Fatal Injury Of 14 People

The NTSB determined Tuesday that the cause of the March 2009 deadly crash of a Pilatus airplane was a series of operational errors made by the pilot.

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IAM Challenges Vote For AFA Representation At United Airlines

AFA President Shook Calls The Move 'Shameful'

The International Association of Machinists (IAM) filed charges on Monday against the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA) alleging violations of the National Mediation Board (NMB) rules, policies and procedures by AFA and United Airlines.

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IAM, HBC Begin Negotiations

Labor, Management Both Critical Of Obama Administration

At the outset of the negotiations late last week between the IAM and Hawker Beechcraft, both sides seemed to agree on at least one thing ... President Barack Obama is no friend to the aviation manufacturing industry.

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GAMA Testimony Underscores Progress Of GA Security

Stresses Importance Of Future Measures

The Chairman of the GAMA Security Committee and the President and CEO of Jeppesen, Mark Van Tine, testified Tuesday before the House Subcommittee on Transportation Security regarding the authorization of the TSA.

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Centaur Makes First Automatic Landings

'Optionally Piloted' Aircraft Based On Diamond DA42

The Centaur optionally-piloted aircraft designed by Aurora Flight Science has successfully completed its first fully automatic landings. The tests were conducted at Warrenton, Virginia.

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'Airline Exec' Sentenced To 12 Years

Convicted Of Using Imaginary 'CQ Air' As A Front For Prostitution

In 2006, "CQ Air" was said to be a start-up based in Harrisburg, PA which would serve destinations throughout the northeast US. Over time, curious passengers, economic development officials and others started asking, "Where are the airplanes?"

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FAA Proposes Civil Penalties Against Eight Companies

Fines Sought Range From $66,000 To Just Over $133,000

The FAA is proposing civil penalties ranging from $66,000 to $133,950 against eight companies for alleged violations of FAA regulations.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.13.11)

"We recognize and respect TSA’s authority to issue security directives, however, we do not believe that TSA should use them to make standing policy unless there is a compelling and immediate national security risk that warrants them." Source: Jeppesen President and CEO Mark Van Tine.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.13.11): Maintain

Concerning altitude/flight level, the term means to remain at the altitude/flight level specified. Concerning other ATC instructions, the term is used in its literal sense; e.g., maintain VFR.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.13.11)

The Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre

The Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario is dedicated to preserving the history of Bush Flying and Forest Protection in Canada.

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