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March 18, 2011

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.18.11

The FAA refuses to budge on through-the-fence.
US lawmakers continue stalling on FAA reauthorization.
And there's optimism for the recovery of Kyle and Amanda.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 03.18.11

The FAA refuses to budge on through-the-fence.
US lawmakers continue stalling on FAA reauthorization.
And there's optimism for the recovery of Kyle and Amanda.


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ANN Special Feature: FAA Digs In on Through the Fence - 03.18.11

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Dr. Brent Blue of ThroughTheFence.org to get details on the story of the FAA's new policy on Residential Through-the-Fence agreements, or RTTF.

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House Energy And Commerce Committee Swats At EPA

Approves "Energy Tax Prevention Act" To Slow Greenhouse Gas Regulations

The House Energy and Commerce Committee passed the Energy Tax Prevention Act (H.R. 910) which chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) says is designed to rein in overreaching federal regulators by stopping the EPA from driving up energy prices and shipping U.S. jobs overseas.

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Modified X-51A Waverider Ready For Next Hypersonic Test

Flight Planned For March 22

Air Force engineers currently plan to fly the second X-51A Waverider hypersonic flight test demonstrator as early as March 22, program officials said Tuesday.

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March Declared 'General Aviation Appreciation Month' In New Hampshire

Proclamation From Governor John Lynch Praised By Letter Groups

National aviation organizations applauded New Hampshire Governor John Lynch on Wednesday for declaring March "General Aviation Appreciation Month."

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Air Camp Expands In Summer 2011

Middle School Students Can Apply For A Summer Camp Aviation Adventure

Air Camp is expanding its schedule to offer two summer camp sessions in 2011 in Dayton, Ohio, following its successful launch in 2010.

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Lufthansa Supervisory Board Approves Purchase Of 30 A320neo Family Aircraft

New Aircraft Will Fit 'Seamlessly' Into Lufthansa's Fleet And Strategy

Lufthansa's Supervisory Board has approved the acquisition of 30 Airbus A320neo Family aircraft worth approximately $2.8 billion. The order comprises 25 A320neo and five A321neo aircraft.

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Hill Air Force Base Cancels September Open House

Base Commander Cites Budget Issues In Announcing The Move

Officials at Hill Air Force Base in northern Utah announced with disappointment yesterday that the rumored cancellation of the base's biennial open house and air show is now official.

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New Report Called 'Most Significant Review' Of TSA Since Its Inception

Travel Industry, Security Analysts Call for 'Trusted Traveler Program' To Boost Airline Use

The U.S Travel Association and a panel of travel and security experts have unveiled what they say is a groundbreaking plan to improve security at America's airports and reduce the burden on travelers.

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Wheels Up For NASA Mission's Most Extensive Arctic Ice Survey

Part Of A Multi-Year Effort To Measure Polar Ice

Researchers and flight crew arrived in Thule, Greenland, on Monday, March 14, for the start of NASA's 2011 Operation IceBridge, an airborne mission to study changes in Arctic polar ice.

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iPad 2 Passes Rapid Decompression Test

Jeppesen Conducted The Test As Part Of FAA Authorization For Charting App

Jeppesen has completed a successful rapid decompression test of the iPad 2.

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Army Awards Primary Training Helicopter Contract

MD Helicopters To Provide Training Aircraft

The U.S. Army has awarded a $186 million contract to MD Helicopters for its Rotary Wing Primary Training Aircraft (RWPTA) to be used in Shindand, Afghanistan.

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Don't Dis Delta ... If You Work In Atlanta Anyway

Sportscaster Says He Was Fired For Anti-Airline Tweets

Sportscaster Chadd Scott says he was let go from radio station 680 The Fan in Atlanta because he Tweeted about a bad experience with Delta Airlines. Delta is a major sponsor at the station.

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Classic Aero-TV: US Air's Jeff Skiles--Making History and Looking To The Future

Skiles Reflects On His Ring-Side Seat To An Historic Event

Jeff Skiles, First Officer of US Airways Flight 1549, "The Miracle on the Hudson," was the guest speaker for last year's 2010 AEA Annual Awards Luncheon on Friday, April 9th, during the Aircraft Electronics Association's 53rd annual International Convention & Trade Show, from April 7-10, in Orlando, FL -- he was also our guest for an intriguing interview shortly before that speech.

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WingX Pro7 Version 5 Approved For Multiple Mobile Devices

Adds ADS-B In-Flight Weather, Terrain-Enhanced VFR Sectionals And IFR Enroute Charts

Hilton Software has released an upgrade to its award-winning WingX Pro7 iPad navigation system with the addition of ADS-B in-flight weather, terrain-enhanced VFR sectionals and IFR low/high enroute charts, and WAAS-enabled GPS capability.

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Still No FAA Reauthorization Bill

House Transportation And Infrastructure Committee Reports Out ANOTHER Extension

Among the votes taken Wednesday by the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee was one that approved a short-term extension of FAA programs ... again. It is the 19th extension of FAA funding levels during the past three years.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 03.18.11

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 03.18.11 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.18.11(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: FAA Digs In on Through the Fence - 03.18.11 (ANN Special Report, with Dr. Brent Blue of ThroughTheFence.org)

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AIA Issues Report On Counterfeit Parts And Threat To The Supply Chain

Association Says Use Has 'Life Or Death' Consequences

The volume of counterfeit parts in the supply chain is increasing, necessitating that mitigation plans be developed and implemented, according to a new report by AIA.

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Sonex Accepting Deposits For Its New Onex

Reserving Slots For The Single-Place, Folding-Wing, Aerobatic Sport Aircraft Kits

Sonex Aircraft has begun accepting refundable deposits to reserve kit production slots for the Onex single-place, folding-wing, aerobatic sport aircraft.

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Embry-Riddle Alumnus Astronaut Ron Garan To Spend Six Months Aboard ISS

Four ERAU Astronauts Visit The Station In 2011

Following the recent return of Embry-Riddle alumni astronauts Alvin Drew and Nicole Stott from their STS-133 space shuttle mission to the International Space Station (ISS), another ERAU alumnus prepares for his own journey to the station, where he'll spend six months as a flight engineer.

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Salt Lake City Suffers 40 Minute Lockdown

TSA Agent Thought He Saw A "Prohibited Item"

Passengers coming through Salt Lake City International Airport's Terminal 1 Tuesday afternoon experienced long waits after a 45-minute lockdown.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (03.18.11)

“The Committee has finished its work on the long-term FAA reauthorization, and the other House committees with jurisdiction are considering their portions of the bill this week.” Source: House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman John L. Mica (R-FL).

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.18.11): NOE

Nap Of Earth. Low flying, usually by the military, using contour-flying techniques and terrain-masking to avoid being seen.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.18.11)

Aerofiles

What you see on these 360+ pages is the result of a half-century of research, note-taking, and data-gathering that began one evening in Frank Tallman's retreat at Orange Country Airport and rapidly got out of hand.

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