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October 12, 2009

NAFI Announces Master Instructor Accreditations

Fewer Than 300 Instructors Hold The Designation

The National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) takes pride in announcing a significant aviation accomplishment on the part of these very special aviation educators. The NAFI Master Instructor Accreditation shows dedication to excellence as a professional flight instructor. 

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Coast Guard Rescues Three Who Ditched Off The Florida Coast

Trio Spent More Than 12 Hours In The Water

Coast Guard rescuers found three people who's small plane went down in the Gulf of Mexico clinging to a lobster pot buoy more than 12 hours after their plane disappeared from radar while traveling south from Tampa.

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Indiana Money Manager In Plane Crash Hoax Plans Book

Focus To Be On Bi-Polar Disorder

An Indiana money manager accused of crashing a plane to fake his own death says he will write a book about his attempt to run from his mounting personal problems, with a focus on bi-polar disorder. Marcus Schrenker is accused of bilking several family members, friends, and others out of more than $1 million.

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Aero-Philanthropist Allegedly Misappropriated Money From Artist, Others

Bridges Removed From Board Of The Lindbergh Foundation Last Month

John Knox Bridges, who had been named president of the Lindbergh Foundation in 2007, resigned from that position at the organization's request last month amid allegations that he took money for investments that were never made.

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Two Dead In Louisiana Mid-Air

Two Cessna 150's Collided During Annual Fall Fly-In

Two people were killed and two others seriously injured Saturday afternoon when the aircraft they were flying were involved in a mid-air collision near the Pineville, Louisiana Regional Airport. The accident took place during the annual Pineville Fall Fly-In.

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Soyuz Landing Caps Historic Space Station Increment

Cirque Du Soleil Founder Guy Laliberte Ends His Journey In Space

 International Space Station Expedition 20 Commander Gennady Padalka and Flight Engineer Michael Barratt landed their Soyuz TMA-14 spacecraft on the steppes of Kazakhstan Sunday, wrapping up a six-month stay. Joining them was spaceflight participant Guy Laliberte, who spent 11 days in space.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.12.09

The FAA finally releases new guidance to homebuilders.
EAA calls the 51 Percent Rule advisory a victory.
And a new Harrison Ford Scholarship Fund will help Young Eagles take the next

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.12.09

The FAA finally releases new guidance to homebuilders.
EAA calls the 51 Percent Rule advisory a victory.
And a new Harrison Ford Scholarship Fund will help Young Eagles take the next

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ANN Special Feature: CFI Bob Miller: Passages - Staying Safe for Life - 10.12.09

ANN's Paul Plack talks with CFI Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves about life's passages, and how the different people we become as we age may not be as safe as the people we were years ago.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 10.12.09

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.12.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.12.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: CFI Bob Miller: Passages - Staying Safe for Life - 10.12.09 (ANN Special Report, with CFI Bob Miller)

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Lofty Claims: Moller Says Skycar Could Help In Afghanistan With Fewer Soldiers

Company Says It Is Gaining Traction With The Military

Moller International, which has reportedly been working on a "flying car" for more than 30 years, said Thursday that its Skycar technology is gaining ground within the military for potential use in high-tech, demanding battlefield applications like those in Afghanistan.

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Aero-TV: Shroud of Secrets - The SR-71 Blackbird

Director Larry Wood Introduces World’s Most Enigmatic Aircraft

Known as the world’s fastest and highest flying aircraft, the SR-71 remains a source of fascination and secrecy over fifty years since its development.  In the mid 1950s, the United States Air Force and the C.I.A. sought to replace the U-2.  The ARCHANGEL project, spearheaded by Lockheed, led to the development of the A-12, an over-flight aircraft configured to fly at extremely high speeds and altitudes over intended targets.  In May of 1960, however, after a U-2 was shot down over the Soviet Union, the United States signed an agreement not to fly manned vehicles over the Soviet Union again.  As a result, the newly developed A-12 could no longer complete its mis

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Aero-TV: Shroud of Secrets – The SR-71 Blackbird

Director Larry Wood Introduces World’s Most Enigmatic Aircraft

Known as the world’s fastest and highest flying aircraft, the SR-71 remains a source of fascination and secrecy over fifty years since its development.  In the mid 1950s, the United States Air Force and the C.I.A. sought to replace the U-2. 

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Aero-News Network Will Be Offering EXTRAORDINARY DAILY Coverage of NBAA '09

BIG Surprises Coming For ANN's Annual Coverage of the NBAA Convention!

The NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2009) is nearly upon us, and, if history is any indicator, it's likely that some of you may have some news/announcements to make. FMI: I've Got NBAA 2009 News For ANN and Aero-TV!, 800-356-7767, news@aero-news.net

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Northrop Grumman And EADS DS Unveil 1st Euro Hawk UAS

First International Version Of The Combat-Proven RQ-4 Global Hawk

Northrop Grumman Corporation and EADS Defence & Security (DS) introduced the first Euro Hawk(R) unmanned aircraft system (UAS) in an unveiling ceremony Thursday at Northrop Grumman's Palmdale, California, facility.

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Klyde Morris (10.12.09)

Say... Where IS The Kaboom????

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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ACSF Meets With NTSB Leadership

Charter And Shared Aircraft Ownership On the Agenda

Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) executives met with NTSB Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman and Vice Chairman Christopher A. Hart this week, to discuss a wide range of aviation safety issues impacting the air charter and shared aircraft ownership industries.

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NASA Selects High School Students For INSPIRE Education Program

Program Designed To Encourage Students Interested In STEM Subjects

NASA has selected 1,732 high school students from 48 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to participate in its Interdisciplinary National Science Program Incorporating Research Experience, also known as INSPIRE.

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Rockwell Collins Selected For KC-135 Block 45 Upgrade Program

Flight Deck Upgrade For Legacy Tanker Fleet

The U.S. Air Force has selected Rockwell Collins for the Engineering, Manufacturing and Development (EMD) phase of the KC-135 Block 45 cockpit upgrade program. Under the contract, Rockwell Collins will modernize the KC-135 refueling tankers flight deck .

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Hawaiian Airlines Welcomes Home First Airplane

A 1929 Bellanca CH-300 Pacemaker Carried The Airline's First Passengers

Hawaiian Airlines recently held a special homecoming ceremony to welcome back the actual airplane that started it all for the company 80 years ago - a 1929 Bellanca CH-300 Pacemaker. The event Thursday featured congratulatory remarks from Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle.

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Four Dutch Tourists Killed In Chinese Balloon Accident

Two Pilots Jumped, Sustained Minor Injuries

A tourist balloon with seven people on board developed a leak and caught while landing in the town of Yangshuo, a popular Chinese tourist spot Wednesday, resulting in the deaths of four Dutch tourists. The two pilots on board jumped from the balloon as it went down.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.12.09): Turbofan

Turbofan A type of jet engine in which a certain portion of the engine’s airflow bypasses the combustion chamber.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.12.09)

Aero-Linx: LCROSS Project Site NASA's Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite, or LCROSS, created twin impacts on the moon's surface early Friday, October 9th, 2009, in a search for water ice. Scientists will analyze data from the spacecraft's instruments to assess whether water ice is present.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (10.12.09)

"For everyone who has ever worked for Hawaiian, the Bellanca is our ancestry and the history of pioneering aviation is in our DNA. It's part of what makes Hawaiian special, and a big reason why we are celebrating our 80th anniversary this year, a milestone that many of the world's iconic airlines never reached."  Source: Mark Dunkerley, Hawaiian's president and CEO...

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