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August 31, 2009

Retiring: Boeing Exec Scott Carson

Albaugh Named To Lead Commercial Airplanes, Muilenburg To Helm Integrated Defense Systems

 A much prophesied leadership shuffle at Boeing appears to actually be underway... Boeing Commercial Airplanes President/CEO Scott Carson will retire from the company at the end of the year.

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Senator Schumer Says NTSB Recommendations For Hudson Corridor Are Too Weak

He Calls Air Traffic Regs In New York City "A Mess"

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) said in a news conference Sunday that the FAA should monitor every flight in New York airspace, in an effort to avoid another tragedy like the mid-air collision August 8th between a sightseeing helicopter and a Piper PA-28.  Nine people were killed in the collision over the Hudson River.

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Polish Airshow Accident Kills Two Pilots

Su-27 Performing At Radom Near Warsaw

Two pilots were killed when a Russian-made Su-27 fighter went down while performing Sunday at an air show in the town of Radom, about 65 miles south of Warsaw in central Poland. Neither pilot was able to eject from the aircraft.

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Lockerbie Bomber Reportedly 'Set Free For Oil'

Letters Seem To Indicate A Deal Between Libya And The U.K.

Leaked letters from the British government appear to indicate that Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi, the man convicted of bombing Pan Am Flight 103 in 1988, was released from prison as part of a deal to influence oil exploration leases for British Petroleum.

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Model Aviation Hall Of Fame Inducts Don Anderson

Called A Pioneer In The Illinois RC Aircraft Industry

Don Anderson, who founded two businesses dedicated to the model aircraft industry, was inducted recently into the Model Aviation Hall of Fame.  He founded both Great Planes Model Distributors and Great Planes Model Manufacturers in the 1970's and 1980's.

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Maryland Elected Official Apologizes, Pays For Proposal Stunt

He Enlisted The Help Of A Police Helicopter, Boats, In An Elaborate Ruse

We suppose it could be called a case of just not thinking everything through. Maryland Delegate Jon Cardin and his (now) fiancee were on board a boat with friends August 7th when it was boarded by Baltimore Harbor Police. A police helicopter flew overhead.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.31.09

Airshow attendance continues strong through the recession.
Columbia owners meet in Bend for the last time before the factory closes.
And Cessna promises fixes are on the way for some

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.31.09

Airshow attendance continues strong through the recession.
Columbia owners meet in Bend for the last time before the factory closes.
And Cessna promises fixes are on the way for some

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ANN Special Feature: CFI Bob Miller: Instruction by the Bushel? - 08.31.09

ANN's Paul Plack talks with CFI Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves about the commoditization of flight training, and why shopping for instruction based solely on price is no guarantee of value.

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Aero-TV: Feature Preview – Pattillo Brothers’ P-51 Journey Home

Catch a Sneak Peek of Aero-TV’s Coverage of Two Very Special P-51 Mustangs

Rarely do a group of Warbird restoration enthusiasts get a chance to honor the brave sacrifice of the veteran pilots for which their planes represent; yet, that is precisely the extraordinary opportunity that became a reality for Bob Baker and his hard-working crew when they brought two legendary WWII pilots, the Pattillo brothers, to EAA AirVenture 2009.

Aero-TV:  Profiles in Aviation – The Super Sky Cycle

Inventor Larry Neal Introduces the World’s First Flying Motorcycle

Larry Neal has come a long way since December 27th, 2005.  Just days after the first prototype test flights, Neal was awarded a patent for one of the most unique, innovative gyroplanes out there in the aviation world:  the Super Sky Cycle.  Four years later, Neal premiered the first production Super Sky Cycle to EAA AirVenture attendees.

Aero-TV: Profiles in Aviation – The Super Sky Cycle

Inventor Larry Neal Introduces the World’s First Flying Motorcycle

Larry Neal has come a long way since December 27th, 2005.  Just days after the first prototype test flights, Neal was awarded a patent for one of the most unique, innovative gyroplanes out there in the aviation world:  the Super Sky Cycle.

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Aero-TV: Feature Preview – Pattillo Brothers’ P-51 Journey Home

Catch a Sneak Peek of Aero-TV’s Coverage of Two Very Special P-51 Mustangs

Rarely do a group of Warbird restoration enthusiasts get a chance to honor the brave sacrifice of the veteran pilots for which their planes represent; yet, that is precisely the extraordinary opportunity that became a reality for Bob Baker and his hard-working crew when they brought two legendary WWII pilots, the Pattillo brothers, to EAA AirVenture 2009.

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Morgan Freeman's SJ30 Makes First Flight

Emivest Keeps Building SJ30s, Slowly But Surely

Emivest Aerospace Corporation is crowing about the recent first flight of the newest SJ30 to come off the production line. This bird, serial number 010 - N30GZ is eventually headed to Actor Morgan Freeman.

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RV-6 Training Flight Goes Bad

First Flight/Training Flight Results In Fatal Takeoff Accident

 If you're not sure of your ability to handle a new plane or conditions, the safest bet is to get an instructor qualified in the design/circumstances, and let them acclimate you to the new situation.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 08.31.09

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 08.31.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.31.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: CFI Bob Miller: Instruction by the Bushel? - 08.31.09 (ANN Special Report, with CFI Bob Miller)

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Klyde Morris (08.31.09)

Klyde Continues To Reflect On Tough Times For Aviation... And Aviators

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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NASA Accepting Applications for Aeronautics Scholarship Awards

20 Undergraduate And 5 Graduate Scholorships Are Available

NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate will begin accepting scholarship applications on Sept. 1st for the 2010 academic year. The application deadline is Jan. 11, 2010.

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Eurocopter And UTair Aviation Establish A New Flight Training Center In Russia

Facility Will Train Pilots And Service The Russian Eurocopter Fleet

Lutz Bertling, President and CEO of Eurocopter, Jerome Noulens, Managing Director of Eurocopter Vostok, and Andrey Martirosov, CEO of UTair, Russia's largest helicopter operator, Thursday signed a memorandum of agreement to jointly develop a flight training center in Tyumen, West Siberia, Russia.

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Sikorsky Delivers Enhancements For U.S. Army Light Utility Helicopter Program

Helotrac RL Improves Management Support, Enhances Safety

Sikorsky Aerospace Services announced Thursday it has delivered enhancements to the Helotrac RL maintenance management system for the U.S. Army's UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) program.

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Rolls-Royce To Begin Construction In Virginia

New Manufacturing Facility Should Be Open Late In 2010

Rolls-Royce is ready to begin construction at Crosspointe, its new aerospace facility in Prince George County, Virginia. This first building at Crosspointe will be a 140,000 square foot disc manufacturing facility.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.31.09): Simulator

Simulator A ground-based device used to train pilots that simulates flight scenarios, including emergency situations.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.31.09)

Aero-Linx: United States Navy Patrol Squadrons VPNAVY is dedicated to the men and women of the United States Navy flying "ASW" (VP/VPB) Patrol Aircraft.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (08.31.09)

“...Despite these challenging economic times, we are confident in our long-term growth and determined to maximize the opportunities provided by our technologies, people and global reach. Thanks to our partners, the Commonwealth of Virginia, Prince George County, the University of Virginia and Virginia Tech, Crosspointe will be a world-class aerospace facility and will play a key role in our future. We’re delighted to be growing our footprint in Virginia and bringing the economic benefits associated with high value added manufacturing to the region.” Source: Tom Loehr, Rolls-Royce Executive Vice President, Crosspointe, where Rolls-Royce is ready to begin construction at Crosspointe, its new aerospace facility in Prince

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