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March 06, 2010

NBAA's Bolen Responds To AP Story On GA Security

Says Article Presents An "Inaccurate" Portrayal

An Associated Press article which appeared last month in The Long Island Press portrayed general aviation airports as having a "casual atmosphere." In a letter to the editor published Thursday, NBAA President Ed Bolen said that portrayal of security at GA airports is "inaccurate."

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NTSB Gives Probable Cause For May, 2009 Long Island Mid-Air

Neither Pilot Saw The Other Aircraft Prior To The Accident

The NTSB has issued its probable cause report in a mid-air collision which occurred May 18th, 2009 off the coast of Long Beach, CA. The board determined that both pilots failed to see and avoid the other aircraft in order to prevent the collision.

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House Transportation And Infrastructure Committee Approves NTSB Reauthorization

Bill Includes Budget Increases For Three Years, New Staff

The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure approved and ordered reported out the reauthorization bill for the NTSB on Wednesday. The Committee also marked up and approved its Budget Views and Estimates for Fiscal Year 2011.

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British Chinook Pilot Hit, Continues Flying

Credited With Saving The Lives Of 20 People In The Aircraft

Reports of some heroic flying are coming out of Afghanistan, where an RAF Chinook pilot was reportedly hit by a Taliban bullet between the eyes, but continued his mission saving the lives of the casualties he had flown in to rescue.

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Lockheed To Speed Development Of Joint Strike Fighter

Program Was Nearing Possible "Nunn-McCurdy" Cancellation Deadline

Defense Department leaders and Lockheed Martin executives explained changes that have been made in the Joint Strike Fighter program to their international partners this week.

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AFA-CWA Calls For OSHA Coverage For Flight Attendants

Flight Attendant Injury Rates Reportedly Exceed Workers In Coal, Construction

The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA) Thursday participated in "OSHA Listens," an event sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) aimed at soliciting comments on key issues facing the agency.

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TICO Warbird Airshow Set For March 12-14

Vintage And Modern Warbirds, Plus A Daily Air Show

The Valiant Air Command annual TICO Warbird Airshow is coming 12-14 March.  Gates open at 0830, and the airshow starts around 1300 each day.

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Pilot Identified In VA Plane Crash

Cessna T303 Impacted A House, Pilot Was Killed

A Cessna T303 Crusader went down Thursday afternoon in Louisa County, VA, impacting a house and killing the pilot, identified as 62-year-old Jay Youngquist of Reston, VA.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (03.06.10)

"This schedule and cost trend was unacceptable for the taxpayers of the U.S. and for the other eight nations. " Source: Ashton B. Carter, DoD undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.06.10): Estimated Time En Route

The estimated flying time from departure point to destination (lift-off to touchdown).  

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.06.10)

Great Moonbuggy Race

Cuts to the NASA budget that seem to spell the end to any manned moon mission in the near term have not dampened the enthusiam of these teams of students who have designed lightweight, innovative ways to get around the lunar surface. Next month, they'll compete in an event that even an Olympian might envy.

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