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October 01, 2009

Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Thursday 10.01.09

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.01.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.01.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: GA Fights Back, Part II - The Mayor, The Grange, and The States - 10.01.09 (ANN Special Report, with Wichita, Kansas Mayor Carl Brewer, Leroy Watson of the National Grange, and Henry Ogrodzinski, President of the National Association of State Aviation Officials)

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GPS-Enabled Terrain-Aware Moving Map? There's An App For That

WingX Version 3.0 For iPhone Now Available

The glass cockpit has come to your pocket. Hilton Software LLC today announced “WingX for iPhone” Version 3.0 with GPS-Enabled Terrain-Aware Moving Map. WingX’s touchscreen integration reduces heads-down time while enabling smooth scrolling across the contiguous US, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Bahamas.

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Carey Bond Appointed President Of Sikorsky Global Helicopters

Bond Brings More Than 25 Years Experience In The Rotary Wing Industry

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced the appointment of Carey Bond as president of the company's Sikorsky Global Helicopters business Wednesday. Bond also retains his previous position as Chief Marketing Officer and reports to Sikorsky President Jeffrey P. Pino.

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King, Redbird Team Up To Bring First Low Cost Full-Motion Sims To Flight Schools

Simulators Designed To Train Private Pilots

King Schools and Redbird Flight Simulations announced Wednesday they have entered into an exclusive agreement offering Redbird products through King Schools' marketing, sales and distribution channels worldwide.

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Glasair Wows Reno With A New Speed Record

Stock Airplane Reaches Nearly 358 MPH

Reno racer Jeff Lavelle got the attention of spectators and participants at the 2009 National Championship Air Races in Stead, Nevada when he set a new speed record last week.  Lavelle scorched the course in his Glasair III to set a new Reno Sport Class qualifying record of 357.683 MPH.

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Senate Climate Bill Would Require NextGen Airliners

Measure Would Allow EPA, FAA To Set Emissions Standards

Airlines would be required to fly aircraft with engines meeting a more strict emissions standard under a bill set to be introduced in the U.S. Senate Wednesday.

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Skydiving Takes Sports to the Extreme This Fall

2009 U.S. Parachute Association National Skydiving Championships Are October 12-25

America's ultimate adrenaline sport will command the skies over Texas during the 2009 United States Parachute Association (USPA) National Skydiving Championships on October 12-25 at Skydive Spaceland outside of Houston.

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Northrop Grumman Expresses Concern Over Tanker Competition

Says Information From The Last Round Was Shared With Competitors

As the U.S. Air Force prepares for another round of bidding to replace the aging fleet of KC-135 aerial refueling tankers, Northrop Grumman's Paul K. Meyer says the Air Force has given his company's information to Boeing, but has not made Boeing's information available to Northrop Grumman.

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NORAD Exercise Planned For Washington, D.C.

Training Flights Conducted During Overnight Hours

The North American Aerospace Defense Command and its geographical component, the Continental United States NORAD Region (CONR), will conduct a one-day exercise, Falcon Virgo 10-01, October 1st in the National Capital Region, Washington, D.C.

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Terminally Ill Child Taken Home Thanks To Support From FedEx

Shipper Paid For An Air Ambulance To Allow A 7-Year-Old To Go Home

7-Year-Old Jada Harper had been a student at Green Forest Elementary School in Harrison, Arkansas, until she was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor in June. She had been receiving treatment at the M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX, when she suffered a seizure and fell into a coma.

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Search For One Missing Plane Turns Up Another

Searchers Find A T-33 In Santa Monica Bay While Looking For A P-51

A search team looking for a P-51D flown by WASP pilot Gertrude V. "Tommy" Tompkins Silver in Santa Monica Bay instead found the wreckage of a T-33 Shooting Star jet that had gone down in the bay 54 years ago.

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Aero-TV:  Bringing History Alive - The Antique Aircraft Association 2009

Organization’s Annual Fly-In Makes ‘Golden Age’ Come Alive for Enthusiasts

Founded in August of 1953 by Robert L. Taylor, the Antique Aircraft Association is the world’s oldest organization specifically devoted to antique and classic aircraft. Committed to “keep the antiques flying,” the AAA has dedicated its fifty-six years to the preservation of this “Golden Age of Aviation.”  AAA members have access to the organization’s vast historical library, as well as its large assortment of spare engine and aircraft parts available to assist in restoration projects.

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Aero-TV: Bringing History Alive - The Antique Aircraft Association 2009

Organization’s Annual Fly-In Makes ‘Golden Age’ Come Alive for Enthusiasts

Founded in August of 1953 by Robert L. Taylor, the Antique Aircraft Association is the world’s oldest organization specifically devoted to antique and classic aircraft. Committed to “keep the antiques flying,” the AAA has dedicated its fifty-six years to the preservation of this “Golden Age of Aviation.” 

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Aspen Avionics Receives Approved Model List For MFD's, Weather Receiver

Installations Available for Over 650 Models Of Aircraft

Aspen Avionics has received from theFAA an Approved Model List Supplemental Type Certificate (AML-STC) for the EFD500 Multi-Function Display (MFD); the EFD1000 MFD; and the EWR50 Weather Receiver Wednesday.

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Sullenberger, Skiles Will Lead EAA Young Eagles Program

Harrison Ford Introduces U.S. Airways Pilots As Leaders Of Youth Program

Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger and First Officer Jeffrey Skiles, known for their expert handling of their airliner's emergency landing in the Hudson River in January, took the helm as co-chairmen of the EAA Young Eagles Program.

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Crew Of Three Launches To ISS From Kazakhstan

Cirque du Soleil Founder Guy Laliberte On His Way To ISS

The next residents of the International Space Station launched into orbit aboard a Soyuz spacecraft Wednesday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. NASA astronaut Jeff Williams, Russian cosmonaut Max Suraev and spaceflight participant Guy Laliberte, the founder of Cirque du Soleil, lifted off at 0214 CDT.

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APA Urges Safety Focus For FAA Aviation Rulemaking Committee

Pilots' Group Stresses Crew Fatigue As A Major Issue

The Allied Pilots Association (APA) says reducing pilot fatigue to enhance safety should be a major concern as the FAA reviews recommendations from an airline industry stakeholder group convened to review flight- and duty-time regulations.

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Goodrich Offers 737 and 777 Landing Gear Rotables As Overhaul Exchanges

Program Available For Airline-Owned Jetliners

Goodrich Corporation's Landing Gear business has signed an innovative agreement with an unnamed major airline in which Goodrich will use the airline's rotable landing gear as part of its landing gear overhaul services.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (10.01.09)

“Sometimes what may sound like a reasonable plan within the confines of a conference room just isn’t suitable for the unforgiving world of commercial aviation, where split-second decisions can make the difference between life and death.” Source: APA President Captain Lloyd Hill.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.01.09): Pusher

A propeller mounted in back of its engine, pushing an aircraft through the air, as opposed to a tractor configuration.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.01.09)

Aero-Linx: FAA Synthetic Vision Workshop Synthetic Vision is a cockpit application designed to give pilots a display of surrounding terrain an draw a "highway in the sky" on their instrument panels. The FAA has been holding workshops on Synthtic Vision Design Certification for some time, and recently updated its presentation information on its website.

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2009-20-06

MANUFACTURER: Airbus Model A310-203 and -222 Airplanes and Model A300 B4-620 Airplanes  

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2009-20-02

MANUFACTURER: Boeing Model 767-200 and -300 Series Airplanes  

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