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October 05, 2010

European Aerobatic Champion Lost In Accident

Renaud Ecalle, His Wife And Two Children Were Aboard When The Plane Went Down

News coming to ANN from France indicates that French Air Force captain and Aerobatic World and European Champion Renaud Ecalle died when his single-engine wood-and-fabric Jodel 1050 went down at dusk Saturday in severe weather 50nm northwest of the French city of Montepellier.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 10.05.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.05.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.05.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Part I: The Vance Breese Story - 10.05.10 (ANN Special Report, with Vance Breese)

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.05.10

Avidyne chases a bug in Release 9.
Cessna takes Citation M&O training online.
And the Obama Administration stimulates the Space Coast.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.05.10

Avidyne chases a bug in Release 9.
Cessna takes Citation M&O training online.
And the Obama Administration stimulates the Space Coast.


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ANN Special Feature: Part I: The Vance Breese Story - 10.05.10

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Vance Breese, whose father was a test pilot in the 1930s and '40s, but who discovered his own love of flying only after a near-fatal motorcycle wreck left him with a sev

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Garmin Unveils G1000 King Air Retrofit Program

STC's Expected For Models 300 And 350

Another major retrofit program has been announced by Garmin. The company said Tuesday that the King Air 300 and King Air 350 are expected to receive STCs for a G1000 retrofit installation in mid-2011.

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Brazil Certifies Entegra Release 9

Retrofit Approved For Brazilian-Based Cirrus Aircraft

The Brazilian avation authority Agência Nacional De Aviação Civil -Brasil (ANAC) has certified Avidyne's Entegra Release 9 integrated flight deck suite for retrofit installation in Brazilian-registered Entegra-equipped Cirrus aircraft.

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Analyst: Regional Aircraft Manufacturers Face Changing Competitive Landscape

Study Finds Bombardier, Embraer, ATR Will See The Most Benefit

In a new study, "The Market for Regional Transport Aircraft", Forecast International projects that 4,016 regional aircraft, valued at some $123 billion, will be produced from 2010 through 2019.

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Not In Alburquerque This Week? ... There's An App For That

iPhone App Handy For Those Attending Balloon Fiesta As Well

Balloon enthusiasts who want to get up-to-date information about the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta have to travel no further than their iPhones.

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Bell AH-1Z Earns Navy Recommendation For Full Fleet Introduction

OPEVAL Program Completed In September

The U.S. Marine Corps' newest attack helicopter, the AH-1Z Cobra has successfully completed Operational Evaluation (OPEVAL).

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400XT Completes 1875 Nautical Mile Flight

Successful Reposition To Mojave Done Non-Stop

The first long-range certification flight for the Nextant Aerospace 400XT saw the plane fly from Cleveland, OH (KCGF) to Mojave, CA (KMHV) late last week. The flight spanned more than 1875 nautical miles over 4 hours and 44 minutes at an average ground speed of 400Kts.

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NASA Awards $3.3 Million To Tribal Colleges And Universities

Selections Made Through Merit-Based, Peer-Review Process

NASA will award $3.3 million over three years to support academic excellence in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education at tribal colleges and universities.

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Delta Rejects Clothing Ad For Onboard Magazine

ScotteVest Founder Says Baggage Fees Are Behind The Move

The founder of ScotteVest SeV clothing says an ad he had proposed for Delta's Sky Magazine was rejected because it suggested the garment was a way to avoid paying baggage fees.

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International Partners Update Space Station Launch Manifest

Arianespace Will Launch ATV-2 Cargo Vehicle On February 15

NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) agreed on Friday to update the International Space Station launch schedule.

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Aero-TV: Flying A Piece Of History -- Jerry 'Jive' Kerby at Oshkosh 2010

Air Force Vet Lends Expertise To Team MS760 Program -- When He's Not Herding An F-4 Through The Skies!

As previously noted, the skies of Oshkosh 2010 were the host to one of the early performances of a unique two-ship formation aerobatic jet team... better known as Team MS760. One of the pilots in that two-ship formation came to the mighty environs of Wittman Field and wore a lot of hats... the most powerful of which involved his demonstrations of one of the most infamous of all the hard-core fighters... the mighty F-4 Phantom.

Aero-TV: Flying A Piece Of History -- Jerry 'Jive' Kerby at Oshkosh 2010

Air Force Vet Lends Expertise To Team MS760 Program -- When He's Not Herding An F-4 Through The Skies!

As previously noted, the skies of Oshkosh 2010 were the host to one of the early performances of a unique two-ship formation aerobatic jet team... better known as Team MS760. One of the pilots in that two-ship formation came to the mighty environs of Wittman Field and wore a lot of hats... the most powerful of which involved his demonstrations of one of the most infamous of all the hard-core fighters... the mighty F-4 Phantom.

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Florida Governor Crist Awards $500,000 Infrastructure Grant For SLC-44

Funds Will Be Used To Upgrade Communications

The Economic Development Commission of Florida's Space Coast was awarded a $500,000 Defense Infrastructure Grant from the State of Florida on September 24.

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F-35 Flight Testing Suspended For Technical Problems

Fuel Pump Software, Inlet Door Hinges Questioned. Flights Resume Tuesday

The Pentagon late last week suspended flight testing of all variants of the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter after problems were discovered with software that controls the airplane's three fuel boost pumps.

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Master Instructors Names September Graduates

Fewer Than 700 CFI's Have Received Master Accreditation

Master Instructors LLC and its Board of Review has released the names of those CFI's accredited as Masters by Master Instructors LLC during the month of September.

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Kissimmee, FL Airport Board Member Provides Medical Flight

Haitian Earthquake Survivor Transported To North Carolina

Kissimmee Gateway Airport (KISM)  Advisory Board member Johnny Pineyro has provided air transportation through Angel Flight Southeast to Judeline Jean, a Haitian teenager in need of medical treatment due to injuries sustained in an earthquake on Jan. 12, 2010.

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Citation Jet Pilots Gather In Colorado Springs

Second Annual Convention Held For For Citation Owner Pilots

The Citation Jet Pilots owner pilot association (CJP) met during the first week of September at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs for their second annual convention. 

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Plane Down On Catalina Island, Three Injured

Cessna 310 Went Down On Takeoff

A Cessna 310 went down just after takeoff Sunday on Catalina Island of the California coast. Media reports indicated that three people were injured, two seriously.

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United Flight Attendants Look To The Future With Continental

FAs Say They Want To Build The "World's Premier Airline"

Greg Davidowitch, president of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA-CWA) at United Airlines, which represents some 16,000 United Airlines flight attendants, issued a statement on the close of the merger transaction between Continental and United airlines last Friday.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (10.05.10)

"This grant will help ensure that SLC-46 is fully operational in the near term, allowing the site to accommodate four launches per year in the near-term and up to eight launches per year in two-to-three years." Source: Space Florida President Frank DiBello.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.05.10): Call For Release

Wherein the overlying ARTCC requires a terminal facility to initiate verbal coordination to secure ARTCC approval for release of a departure into the en route environment.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.05.10)

Rocketman Space Museum

Ky Michaelson says he has been a rocket and space enthusiast since the mid-50's when he built his first rocket engine using match heads.

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