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February 01, 2010

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.01.10

Air National Guard controllers are helping in Haiti.
Obama will reportedly thumbs-up the F-35, but end the C-17.
And the first British Joint Strike Fighter pilot has flown.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 02.01.10

Air National Guard controllers are helping in Haiti.
Obama will reportedly thumbs-up the F-35, but end the C-17.
And the first British Joint Strike Fighter pilot has flown.


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ANN Special Feature: CFI Bob Miller: Why Johnny Can't Read - 02.01.10

ANN's Paul Plack talks with CFI Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves about the FAA's just-released, 200-page report on deficiencies in airline safety. Bob contends that when regional airliners are falli

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 02.01.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 02.01.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 02.01.10(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: CFI Bob Miller: Why Johnny Can't Read - 02.01.10 (ANN Special Report, with CFI Bob Miller)

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Klyde Morris (02.01.10)

Klyde's NOT Happy With NASA Decision, Gets Political

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Top Women Aviation Authors Featured At WAI Conference

Event To Be Held Next Month In Orlando, FL

Attendees at the Women in Aviation, International (WAI) Conference will have the chance to meet aviation authors in person, as well a purchase signed copies of their books. Each author will have a specific time period to be showcased.

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The Very Best Of Gadget Patrol 2009: #1 -- SolidFX FX10

Based on good advice and solid research, our choices have all proven to be good ones... but a few have simply turned out to be amazing. A Case in Point... the best we've seen this year, as a matter of fact -- ANN Gadget Of The Year -- SolidFX FX10

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Joint Task Force Organizes Haitian Airport

Coordination Of Relief Supplies And Logistics A Challange

When a disaster strikes, people assume it should be easy to get relief supplies in. But it's not always a simple proposition.

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FAA Releases Call to Action Report On Airline Safety

Report Covers Broad Areas Of Airline Operation And Regulation

The FAA has issued a report that recaps recent actions to further enhance safety for passengers who fly on both major and regional airlines.

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TSA Dogged For Use Of Uncertified Canines At PHL

Airport Was Unaware Canines Failed Tests

The TSA is under scrutiny for the decision to keep several dogs on duty at PHL despite the fact that they failed to pass certification tests.

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Wyle Signs Air Force Deal For UAS Operations Training

Contract Requires Construction And Evaluation Of Training Aircraft

Wyle has signed an agreement with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to develop formal training courses for flight and sensor operators.

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Scranton Breaks Ground On New Tower

New Facility To Be Complete By 2012

The 57-year-old air traffic control facility at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport (AVP) is finally getting a replacement. 

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Airport Drops Plans For Skydiving After FAA Report

FAA Recommends Against Mixing Aircraft And Skydivers

After more than a year of waiting, the Laconia Airport Authority (LAA) has finally given Tom and Mary Noonan an answer on their plans for a skydiving facility at KLCI: the answer is "no".

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Aero-TV: A New Milestone – FAA Certifies Cecil Field Spaceport

Jacksonville's Cecil Field Becomes Nation’s 8th Commercial Spaceport

The Navy's former Master Jet Base in Jacksonville, Florida, has received a Launch Site Operators License from the FAA, making it the nation's 8th designated horizontal launch commercial spaceport.  As part of receiving a license to operate a spaceport, the JAA and FAA conducted an extensive environmental study and a comprehensive application process.

Aero-TV: Profiles in Aviation – The Cessna T-50 ‘Bobcat’

Owner Thomas Huf Introduces the Aircraft of “Sky King” Renown

In 1940, Cessna introduced their very first twin-engine aircraft to the civilian market, the T-50 “Bobcat.”  Shortly after, the U.S. Army ordered 33 specially crafted T-50s for multi-engine advanced trainers, designated as "AT-8s."  With the outbreak of the of World War II, however, the United States Army Air Forces adopted the Bobcat as a light personnel transport, designating them as “US-78s.”  It was through these roles that the Bobcat earned the famous “Bamboo Bomber” nickname.  By the end of the war, Cessna produced more than 4,600 US-78s for the USAAF and over 800 for the Royal Canadian Air Force.  From the

Aero-TV: A New Milestone – FAA Certifies Cecil Field Spaceport

Jacksonville's Cecil Field Becomes Nation’s 8th Commercial Spaceport

The Navy's former Master Jet Base in Jacksonville, Florida, has received a Launch Site Operators License from the FAA, making it the nation's 8th designated horizontal launch commercial spaceport.  As part of receiving a license to operate a spaceport, the JAA and FAA conducted an extensive environmental study and a comprehensive application process.

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Aero-TV: Profiles in Aviation – The Cessna T-50 ‘Bobcat’

Owner Thomas Huf Introduces the Aircraft of “Sky King” Renown

In 1940, Cessna introduced their very first twin-engine aircraft to the civilian market, the T-50 “Bobcat.”  Shortly after, the U.S. Army ordered 33 specially crafted T-50s for multi-engine advanced trainers, designated as AT-8s. 

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NASA To Annouce A Bold New Approach To Exploration

Discussion Of New Mission And Response To Obama's 2011 Budget Request

NASA will hold news conferences on Monday, Feb. 1, and Tuesday, Feb. 2, to discuss the fiscal year 2011 budget request and announce new developments in the nation's civil space effort.

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Xilinx Inc. Sponsors 'Part-Time-Scientists' X-Prize Team

Joins Texas Instruments As Semiconductor Partner In The Effort

Team Part-Time-Scientists announced Thursday that  semiconductor manufacturer  Xilinx Inc. is an official sponsor of their Google Lunar X-Prize effort.

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Dan Nale Tapped As Vice President Of Advanced Aircraft Programs At Gulfstream

Stan Dixon Steps Up To Director Of Mid-Cabin Programs

Gulfstream has established a new Advanced Aircraft Programs department, and named Dan Nale as its vice president. His duties as vice president of Mid-Cabin Programs have been assigned to Stan Dixon, director, Mid-Cabin Programs.

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Pelosi Slammed Again For Misuse Of Government Aircraft

New Documents Show Costs For USAF Resources

New details have emerged from the Air Force detailing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s use of USAF aircraft for Congressional Delegations (CODELs).

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ILFC Waives Lease Charges For Flights Involved In Haiti Disaster Relief

Waiver Retroactive From Date Of The Earthquake To The End Of February

International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC) told all of its airline customers worldwide Friday that it is suspending lease rental charges for non-revenue Haiti earthquake disaster relief flights on its aircraft. ILFC will waive the rental charges for those flights retroactive to the date of the earthquake.

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Albatross Provides Waterside Missions To Haiti

Albatross Skips Airport Congestion With Seaside Trips

A 1951 Grumman Albatross amphibious seaplane is providing airlift for medical teams to Haiti from Opa Locka, FL, using support from SeaPlane Operations of Zephyr Cove, NV. 

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Customs Reminds Biz Av To Screen Haitians Before Flights

Accurate Manifests And Security Screening Are Still Critical To Safety

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and DHS have issued a letter to the Biz Av community reminding pilots that all passengers coming to the United States must be screened prior to boarding, even those being evacuated from Haiti.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (02.01.10)

"Asking a new trainee with no prior controller experience to make it here is like asking a person with no flight experience to fly Boeing 747s." Source: SoCal TRACON NATCA Facility Representative Mel Davis on training new controllers to work at the nation's busiest location for departures and arrivals.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.01.10): Service

Service A generic term that designates functions or assistance available from or rendered by air traffic control.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.01.10)

The Launch Pad The Launch Pad is the official blog of the X PRIZE Foundation's Space Prizes division.

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