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November 01, 2013

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 11.01.13

A Busy Week Upcoming at the ISS…

It’s Official – Citation X is the World’s Fastest…

An All Terrain Flying Car Debuts

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TSA Agent Fatally Injured In Shooting At KLAX

Terminal 3 Evacuated Friday Morning Due To Shooting

A shooting took place Friday morning at Los Angeles International Airport Terminal 3 (KLAX) that resulted in a gunman being taken into custody. A TSA agent was fatally wounded by the gunman.

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Boeing: Much 777X Design Work To Be Done Outside Puget Sound Area

But No Decision On Assembly Location Has Been Made

Boeing will reportedly be spreading the wealth around when it comes to designing the 777X airplane, placing the work at a number of cities around the United States.

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Citations Honored In Robb Report ‘Best of the Best’

CJ4 and Citation XLS+ Named Tops In Respective Categories

Cessna’s Citation CJ4 and Citation XLS+ have been named among the “Best of the Best” in their respective jet aircraft categories by the annual Robb Report. The honor was made official when Cessna was presented with the award in a ceremony at Cessna this month.

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All-Terrain 'Flying Car' Debuts

'SkyRunner' Unveiled At Florida Yacht Show

A new recreational sports vehicle will make its public debut at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show this week. Part all-terrain vehicle and part light-sport aircraft, SkyRunner is being called by its manufacturer "the next generation in the small, elite segment of light sport aviation." 

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Alaska Airlines Renewed On IOSA Registry

Completes International Safety Audit

Alaska Airlines has successfully completed the International Air Transport Association's Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) and has been renewed on the IOSA Registry. The airline has been on the registry since 2006.

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Aviation Students To Get Scholarships At Aero Club Dinner Nov. 20

Two High School And Four College Students Will Recieve A Total Of $25,000 Six outstanding local high school and college students will receive scholarship grants from the Aero Club of Southern California at a dinner at the Flight Path Museum at LAX on Wednesday, November 20. In addition eight pilots will receive certificates from the National Aeronautic Association for setting new climb and speed records in paragliders, jet liners, private planes and warbirds.

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Falco 30 Years In The Making About To Fly

Ohio Pilot Has Been Building The Plane In His Garage

Thirty years is a long time to park your car in the driveway when you have a perfectly serviceable garage at your house, but Kyle Brumfield of Perry Township in Ohio near Akron was happy to do so. The garage was home to a Falco airplane he has been building for that length of time.

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EASA Approves Soloy LED Landing Light Kit

FAA STC Approved Earlier This Year

EASA has issued Supplemental Type Certificate 10046687 for the fabrication and installation of the Soloy wing mounted LED landing and taxi light kits for the Cessna 206G and 206H model aircraft, according to a company news release.

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Teenager Says She Was Fondled On A Flight By An Off-Duty Pilot

Delta Connection Employee Says If It Happened, He Was Asleep

A 14-year-old girl has accused an off-duty Delta Connection pilot of groping her while on a flight from Detroit to Salt Lake City Saturday, but the pilot says if anything happened, he was asleep when it did.

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St. Louis Cardinals Get Pizza Delivery To Charter Airplane

Aircraft Was Grounded Tuesday Night Prior To Flight To Boston

The St. Louis Cardinals baseball team was late getting to Boston for the final game of the World Series ... but just because they were stranded on the tarmac in an airplane with mechanical difficulties didn't mean they had to go hungry.

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Increased Operational Capabilities Finalized For Eurofighter Typhoon

Cassidian Has Successfully Finalized Phase 1 Enhancements Tests

Cassidian, the defense division of EADS, has successfully finalized its flight testing of the Eurofighter Typhoon Phase 1 Enhancements (P1E) program. After an intensive test program of this First Batch of Enhancements on Instrumented Production Aircraft 4 and 7,  this enhancement is confirmed to deliver a robust simultaneous multi-/swing-role capability to the Nations' Air Forces.

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Airborne 11.01.13: TBirds Get Full Sked, Hersman Sworn, Beech On Block?

Also: Defending The Wrights, UAL Fined, Bach Gets 'Puff' Back, Horry SC Hates Aviation, Boeing Tweaks 737MAX, Redbird Migration 2013!

We have good news about the Air Force Thunderbirds flying at airshows. Last week we reported that performances would resume on a very limited basis. Now we are told that two popular, high-visibility programs, the Thunderbirds and Wings of Blue parachute aerial demonstration teams, will return with full seasons. On the Washington front, Deborah A. P. Hersman was officially sworn in last week for a third two-year term as NTSB Chairman. Serving as Chairman since 2009, Hersman was nominated for a third term by President Barack Obama on August 1, and confirmed by the U.S. Senate on October 16. An undisclosed party is reportedly in talks with Beechcraft

Airborne 11.01.13: TBirds Get Full Sked, Hersman Sworn, Beech On Block?

Also: Defending The Wrights, UAL Fined, Bach Gets 'Puff' Back, Horry SC Hates Aviation, Boeing Tweaks 737MAX, Redbird Migration 2013!

We have good news about the Air Force Thunderbirds flying at airshows. Last week we reported that performances would resume on a very limited basis. Now we are told that two popular, high-visibility programs, the Thunderbirds and Wings of Blue parachute aerial demonstration teams, will return with full seasons. On the Washington front, Deborah A. P. Hersman was officially sworn in last week for a third two-year term as NTSB Chairman. Serving as Chairman since 2009, Hersman was nominated for a third term by President Bara

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Redbird Migration Conference Videos Available On Aero-TV

If You Missed The Live Webcasts, Here's Your Chance To Virtually Attend The Conference

The Redbird Migration Conference held this week in San Marcos, TX was jam packed with great ideas, useful information, and a host of interesting speakers. And while not everyone could make it to central Texas to attend the conference in person, you have the ability to hear all of Tuesday's speakers via on-demand streaming videos from Aero-TV.

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Three Space Station Crews Get Ready For Relocation, Launch, Landing

Olympic Torch To Fly To ISS Next Week

International Space Station crews commuting to and from their orbiting laboratory will be busy this November. Traffic starts to pick up Friday, Nov. 1. Expedition 37 Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) and Flight Engineers Karen Nyberg of NASA and Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency will climb into their Soyuz spacecraft, back out of one Russian Earth-facing docking spot and fly a short distance to another one at the end of the station.

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FAA Verifies Citation X Speed

Holds Position As World's Fastest Civilian Aircraft

Cessna recently concluded all high-speed certification flights with the FAA on the new Citation X. This marks the completion of all testing requirements needed to validate the aircraft’s unmatched maximum operating speed of Mach 0.935 (536 ktas), solidifying the Citation X’s position as the fastest civilian aircraft in the world.

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ERAU Worldwide Names Kenneth L. Witcher Dean Of College Of Aeronautics

Has Served In Several Roles At The University For Nine Years

Kenneth L. Witcher has been named dean of the College of Aeronautics at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide. In his nine years with the university, Witcher has served in several roles including adjunct faculty member, director of academics and program chair. As dean of the College of Aeronautics, he will lead nearly 50 full-time faculty and more than 900 active adjunct faculty who instruct courses online and at more than 150 Worldwide locations in the U.S. and abroad.  

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New Tuned Exhaust System Introduced For Maule MX7

Will Be Available For Both Conventional And Tricycle Gear Versions Of The Airplane

Power Flow Systems of Daytona Beach, FL, in close cooperation with Maule Air, Inc., in Moultrie, GA, has recently unveiled a new Tuned Exhaust System for both the tail-wheel and tricycle gear versions of Maule’s iconic MX7 series of aircraft powered by four cylinder Lycoming engines.

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Klyde Morris 11.01.2013

Apparently Even The Little Things Require A Lot Of Work

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Airman Receives Distinguished Flying Cross With Valor

Credited With Saving The Lives Of Three Critically-Wounded Soldiers In Afghanistan

A Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center student here was recognized Oct. 17 with the Distinguished Flying Cross for his heroic actions in Afghanistan in December 2012. Capt. Charles C. Napier is credited for saving the lives of three critically-wounded Soldiers in an Afghan village west of Kandahar.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (11.01.13)

“Once the (pararescuemen) packaged up the wounded and all were on board, we returned to base. It was just like any other day." Source: Capt. Charles C. Napier, who was awarded the USAF Distinguished Flying Cross with Valor.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.01.13)

Pima Air & Space Museum

The Pima Air & Space Museum features over 200 aircraft on display and has five large hangars totaling 100,000 square feet of exhibit space.

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