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September 02, 2008

Hurricane Hunters Track Gustav On Katrina Anniversary

Airmen Call On 'Smurfs' To Help Predict Storm Behavior

Hurricane Hunters from the Air Force Reserve's 403rd Wing at Keesler AFB in Mississippi spent the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina flying into yet another tempest, Hurricane Gustav, which made landfall Monday just west of Grand Island, LA.

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Astronaut Steve MacLean Appointed Head Of Canadian Space Agency

One Of First Six Canadian Astronauts, Flew Two Shuttle Missions

Aero-News has learned Jim Prentice, Minister of Industry and Minister responsible for the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), appointed Dr. Steve MacLean as President of the CSA on Tuesday.

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GA Awards Program Finds New Home At EAA AirVenture Museum

Committee Aims To Fill In Missing Names, Raise Funds For Display

For the first time in its 45-year history, the General Aviation Awards Program has a place to call home -- and a place where the names of the annual recipients of the national awards can be publically recognized and honored.

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NASA Delays Atlantis Rollout Once Again Due To Stormy Weather

Tropical Storm Hanna Threatens Space Coast

Another week... another threat to NASA's Kennedy Space Center from inclement weather. KSC managers say they will closely follow Tropical Storm Hanna to determine when would be the best time this week to move space shuttle Atlantis to its launch pad.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 09.02.08

The End Game: Motivating Flight Students To Continue Training, With CFII Bob Miller

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 09.02.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.02.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- The End Game: Motivating Flight Students To Continue Training: 09.02.08 (ANN Special Report, with CFII Bob Miller

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Three Lost In Firebomber Downing Near Reno

Witnesses Say Plane Lost Part Of Wing Or Engine

A vintage firebomber heading to fight a wildfire near Lake Tahoe, CA crashed shortly after takeoff from Reno Stead Airport (4SD) Monday night, killing the three-person flight crew.

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Aid Workers Lost In Congo Accident

Beech 1900 Contracted By Virginia-Based Company

As many as 17 people are feared lost after their Beechcraft 1900 turboprop crashed into a mountainside in eastern Congo Monday afternoon.

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Joe Heartsill Winner Of 2008 US National Hot Air Balloon Championship

And From All Indications, Fellow Competitor Chuck Walz Is One VERY Lucky Guy

The results are in from the 2008 US National Hot Air Balloon Championship, held last week in Anderson, SC -- with Joe Heartsill of San Angelo, TX named the overall winner out of 46 pilots competing in the annual event, which was held concurrently with Anderson's Great Southeast Balloonfest.

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Blown Tire Leads To Breathless News Coverage

AAL 737 Makes Uneventful Emergency Landing At LAX

ANN REALTIME REPORTING 09.02.08 1600 EDT: Their attention diverted from looming hurricanes and political conventions for the moment, all three major cable news networks offered breathless coverage Tuesday of an American Airlines Boeing 737-800... that made a thoroughly routine emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport, after blowing out one of its left maingear tires on takeoff.

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Former Boeing Employee Charged In Bomb Threat Case

Grand Jury Indicts Machinist On 16 Counts, Including Identity Theft

Authorities are moving quickly to prosecute a former Boeing employee accused of making bomb threats against his managers, and top executives with the company.

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Porter Airlines Converts Options For Two Q400s

Toronto-Based Airline Adds To Fleet

With today's soaring fuel prices, smaller airlines flying economical turboprop planes seem to have a leg up on their much larger competitors. Bombardier Aerospace announced Tuesday that Toronto-based Porter Airlines has signed a contract to acquire two more 70-seat Q400 airliners, by converting existing options.

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Aero-TV Checks Out The Enstrom 480B

Not Just Another Pretty Set Of Rotors

While perusing the wares at HAI 2008, we had the chance to catch up with a helicopter that, frankly, rarely seems to get the attention it deserves.

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Aero-TV Checks Out The Enstrom 480B

Not Just Another Pretty Set Of Rotors

While perusing the wares at HAI 2008, we had the chance to catch up with a helicopter that, frankly, rarely seems to get the attention it deserves.Enstrom's 480B, a carefully updated and accomplished turbine helicopter may be one of the industry's best kept secrets but we're pleased to see that the secret seems to be finally giving way to more attention for a solid rotorcraft.

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Oil Prices Hit Four-Month LOW In Monday Trading

Say Again, Tower?

Well, here's a bit of welcome news for a change! Oil prices slid to four-month lows Monday, closing at $110 per barrel in London trading as speculators showed confidence Hurricane Gustav represented little threat to oil rigs and production facilities in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Investigators Pin Blame In Qantas Incident On O2 Canister

CASA Orders Audit To Airline's Maintenance Procedures

It's official. Investigators with Australia's Civil Aviation Safety Authority have ruled an exploding oxygen bottle was behind an incident onboard a Boeing 747-400 flying for Qantas, in which a two-meter-long hole was blown out the side of the plane's fuselage.

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EAA Tells FAA: Don't Overcomplicate Participation In Homebuilding

Group Urges Members To Get Involved

With slightly more than a month remaining in an official public-comment period, EAA President Tom Poberezny encouraged members and other concerned pilots to express their views to FAA policymakers in Washington. The comment period pertains to FAA proposals regarding the agency’s interpretation and enforcement of the "51% Rule," the requirement that amateur builders personally perform at least 51 percent of the tasks in constructing their aircraft.

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NTSB Issues Preliminary Report On Downed Angel Flight

Controller Issued Repeated Low Altitude Warnings

Below is the National Transportation Safety Board's preliminary report on the August 12 downing of a Beechcraft G35 Bonanza near Boston, MA. As ANN reported, the pilot and his two passengers onboard were killed when the aircraft spiraled out of the clouds, and impacted a strip mall parking lot...

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NASA, AARP Celebrate Their 50th Birthdays Together

Agency To Display Artifacts During "Life At 50+" Expo

NASA would like everyone to look upon its Golden Anniversary as a celebration of its 50 years of innovation and history for the space agency... but it also means something else.

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Embraer Delivers First E-190 To TACA

To Be Used Throughout Central America

Embraer delivered the first Embraer 190 last week to TACA Airlines, from El Salvador. The deal was announced last October, and the aircraft will be used on several routes in the Caribbean and Central America.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.02.08)

Aero-Linx! 

A team of college students restores a Rolls-Royce Merlin engine.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.02.08): Specific Impulse

Aero-Terms!

A measurement of a rocket's relative performance. Expressed in seconds, the number of which a rocket can produce one pound of thrust from one pound of fuel. The higher the specific impulse, the less fuel required to produce a given amount of thrust.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.02.08)

"Unfortunately, in attempting to address these concerns, the FAA is proposing an approach that would overcomplicate builders' attempts to comply with, and the FAA's attempts to enforce, the 51% Rule. Our primary message to the FAA is, 'Keep it simple.'"

Source: Tom Poberezny, president of the Experimental Aircraft Association. Poberezny encouraged members and other concerned pilots to express their views to FAA policymakers in Washington, regarding the comment period on FAA proposals regarding the agency’s interpretation and enforcement of the "51% Rule," the requirement that amateur builders personally perform at least 51 percent of the tasks in constructing their aircraft.

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