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September 01, 2008

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.02.08

The US and Canada cooperate to airlift thousands from Gustav's path.
The Valkaria Airport Advisory Board is dissolved by county commissioners.
And NASA rethinks trusting Russia for la

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.02.08

The US and Canada cooperate to airlift thousands from Gustav's path.
The Valkaria Airport Advisory Board is dissolved by county commissioners.
And NASA rethinks trusting Russia for la

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ANN Special Feature: CFII Bob Miller, The End Game - 09.02.08

ANN's Paul Plack talks with CFII Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves about the importance of a long-term goal in motivating flight students to stick with training to successful completion of their cert

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Moody AFB Crews Ready To Provide Support Following Gustav

Airmen Hope Their Efforts Won't Be Needed

As the Labor Day weekend passed, Airmen from the 23rd Wing have been keeping their eye on Hurricane Gustav, and an ear to the phone.

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Three Lost In Convair 580 Downing Near LCK

Plane Heading To Mansfield, OH

Three people were killed Monday afternoon when their Convair 580 crashed shortly after takeoff from Rickenbacker Airport (LCK) near Columbus, OH.

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American Airlines Wants To Defer Launch Of China Service

Cites "Extraordinary Adverse Market" As Reason For Delay

It wasn't that long ago that American Airlines lobbied hard for the Department of Transportation to award a lucrative route to Beijing to the Fort Worth, TX-based carrier... but alas, that was then, and this is now.

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Three Lost In Indiana Medevac Helo Accident

Crew Returning Back To Base After Fundraiser Appearance

A medevac helicopter crew returning home from a community fundraiser was killed Sunday, when their Bell 206 impacted a field near Burney, IN, about 40 miles southwest of Indianapolis.

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NASA Studies Extending Shuttle Flights To 2015

Russian Alternative Less Appealing By The Day

Faced with a five-year gap between the space shuttle's 2010 retirement date and the first manned flight of an Orion space capsule, NASA is confronted with an increasingly unappealing choice: continuing flying an aging spacecraft many believe is inherently unsafe... or cast its lot with a newly resurgent, and increasingly belligerent, former enemy.

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Gulfstream Enters Its 51st Year Of Business Aircraft Production

August Marked Golden Anniversary Of G-I First Flight

Fifty years ago last month, Grumman Aerospace test pilots Carl Alber and Fred Rowley took the first Gulfstream I twin-engine turboprop on its maiden flight, marking the birth of what is today a flourishing market for business aviation aircraft.

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EADS Denies Rumors Of Imminent Airbus Sale To Syria

Says Sarkozy Visit Unrelated To Aircraft Sales

Ever-mindful of the political ramifications from doing business with a country known to be a state sponsor of terrorism, last week European Aeronautic Defense and Space Corp. (EADS) vehemently denied its Airbus division was on the verge of announcing a airplane deal with Syria.

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Hurricane Gustav Slams Into Louisiana

Storm Weaker Than Feared, Levees Holding For Now

With Hurricane Gustav now pounding the southwestern Louisiana coast, all preparations have been made. "Now, we pray," said an official at the Federal Emergency Management Agency on Monday.

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'Tight Security, Festive Atmosphere' Await Convention Travelers At MSP

The PR effort is on... big-time... at least if you happen to be heading to the Republican Convention. People arriving at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport for this week's Republican National Convention will reportedly 'receive a warm, personal welcome from dozens of roving volunteers and festive red and white decorations.'

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Advanced Engine, Hearing Protection On Display At Wright-Pat Museum

The first aircraft to fly by pulsed-detonation engine power, along with associated hearing protection technology -- both developed by the Air Force Research Laboratory here -- became additions to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force during an Aug. 25 ceremony at the museum annex at Wright-Pat.

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CAP Emergency Services Teams Prepare For Storm’s Landfall

As Hurricane Gustav moves closer to the Gulf Coast of the United States, Civil Air Patrol members are making preparations to safeguard CAP assets and preparing to respond to requests for assistance after the storm makes landfall.

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Boeing Delivers Two 777 Models to Emirates

Emirates First Middle East Carrier To Receive Two 777 Variants On The Same Day

Boeing and Dubai-based airline Emirates celebrated the delivery of a 777-300ER (Extended Range) and a 777-200LR (Longer Range) Thursday, marking the first double 777 delivery to a Middle East airline. Representatives from the Emirates and Boeing team are pictured here prior to the airplanes' departure for Dubai.

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Klyde Morris (09.01.08)

Klyde Talks About The 'Doomsday' Scenario

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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BRS Opens New Corporate Headquarters

Ballistic Recovery Systems, Inc. has accepted the keys to its new Corporate Headquarters building from the City of South St. Paul.

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Grupo Marsans Takes Delivery Of Their First Airbus A330-200

Grupo Marsans, Spain's largest tourism and transport group, has taken delivery of its first directly purchased Airbus A330-200 aircraft for its subsidiary Air Comet.

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ZuluLog Releases Version 2.0 of Online Logbook Software

ZuluLog has announced that it has deployed version 2.0 of its aviation record-keeping software into active production. The new version features numerous enhancements including a custom scripting language, new analysis tools, support for mobile devices, a streamlined user interface, and new modules for professional aviation services.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.01.08)

Aero-Linx!

Excellent blog chronicling the career of a flight engineer from the USAF thru the airlines thru retirement.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.01.08): Sun Synchronous Orbit

Aero-Terms!

A spacecraft orbit that precesses, wherein the location of periapsis changes with respect to the planet's surface so as to keep the periapsis location near the same local time on the planet each orbit.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (09.01.08)

"Alabama Wing has activated a mission command staff and is identifying aircrew, ground team, urban direction finding (UDF) team and mission staff members who are available for a one- or two-week tour after the storm makes landfall."  Source: Maj. John P. Neil, director of operations for the CAP's Alabama wing. Civil Air Patrol members are making preparations to safeguard CAP assets and preparing to respond to requests for assistance after the storm makes landfall. Gustav could impact the gulf states by tomorrow. The storm is projected to move in a northwesterly direction but it is too early to tell specifically where landfall will occur.

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