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May 07, 2011

What Are You Doing With My ANN???

ANN's Latest Generation Is Getting Some Adjustments Before Final Deployment

ANN Weekend Update 05.07.11, 1021ET: This was a VERY interesting day. We have rolled the site back to the current version in order to look at some server parameters that didn't meet our specs and are about to have some words with the folks who configured the Primary server. Things were just too slow to suit us... even without the necessary tweaking that would have gone on this weekend to make things as efficient as possible.

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Endeavour Launch Pushed Back Again

Earliest STS-134 Launch Date Now May 16

NASA managers have retargeted space shuttle Endeavour's launch to no earlier than Monday, May 16. After a meeting on Friday, they also extended the length of Endeavour's STS-134 mission to the International Space Station from 14 to 16 days.

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LaHood, Babbitt Call For Long-Term Funding For FAA

Editorial Printed In "Politico" Makes Case For Multi-Year Funding Bill

Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood and FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt targeted their argument for long-term funding for the FAA to a politically-savvy audience this week with an editorial published in 'The Politico', and then forwarded to ANN by the DOT.

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Four-Place Electric Airplane Will Compete In CAFE/NASA Green Flight Challenge

The Pipistrel Taurus G4 Also Ready For Electric Flight Challenge At AirVenture

After a very challenging two years of planning, design and development, Pipistrel has publicly released preliminary information on their new aircraft ... the Pipistrel Taurus G4.

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NATA Hill Event Draws Large Audience, And Attention To Legislative Agenda

Trade Association Members Met With More Than 150 Members Of Congress Or Staff

NATA members blanketed Capitol Hill Thursday morning to push the association's legislative agenda. Nearly 100 NATA member company representatives met with more than 150 Members of Congress and staff.

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New Leadership And Reporting Structure Revealed For Southwest, AirTran

Bob Jordan Promoted To President Of AirTran Airways

Following its acquisition of AirTran Airways on Monday, Southwest Airlines announced to the Employees of both airlines today the new leadership structure for the combined Company.

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Freedom 7: A Few Little-Known Tid-Bits

Some Things You May Not Know About The History Made 50 Years Ago

Special To ANN By Wes Oleszewski On May 5th, 1961 the United States launched its first astronaut. Flying aboard his Mercury capsule, Christened "Freedom 7," Alan Shepard made a sub-orbital hop down the Atlantic Missile Range.

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Reserve Tanker Crew 1st Operational Crew To Refuel F-35

Unit Assigned To Edwards To Support Flight Testing

What started out as a routine mission for Airmen from the Air Force Reserve Command's 916th Air Refueling Wing turned into an historic 'first in flight' moment recently.

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Expedited Screening Clears 41,000 Pilots So Far This Year

Commercial Biometric Screening Service Gaining Momentum

The nation's first biometric security screening service for airline crewmembers was accessed more than 41,000 times between January and March of this year, allowing Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) to identify commercial airline pilots and send them directly to their flights.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.07.11)

"To accomplish our goals, the Federal Aviation Administration needs a multiyear reauthorization bill." Source: Excerpt from an editorial by Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.07.11): Pattern (Airfield Traffic)

An airfield traffic pattern is a standard path followed by aircraft when taking off or landing.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.07.11)

ICAS Scholarship Information

The ICAS Foundation offers a number of Scholarships to assist pilots, performers and flight instructors of the future to complete the necessary training to reach their goals. There are seven scholarships available,

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