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February 13, 2010

Aerospace Alliance: Split The Tanker Project

Consortium Says Single Winner Could Cost Thousands Of Aerospace Jobs

The Aerospace Alliance, a four-state partnership dedicated to building the next aerospace corridor in Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi, said Monday the Air Force should split the contract to replace the Air Force's aging KC-135 tankers.

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NBAA Thanks Retiring Rep. Ehlers For Championing Business Aviation

Congressman's Record Includes Support for Industry Priorities

The NBAA Thursday saluted Rep. Vernon Ehlers (R-3-MI) for a Congressional career marked by steadfast support for the aviation industry, including business aviation.

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Senate Majority Leader Reid Says Aviation Reforms Will Be Debated In March

Schedules A Week For Debate On FAA Reauthorization Bill

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said Thursday that a week in March would be set aside for debate on the FAA reauthorization bill, which has been on hold in the U.S. Senate for months.

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More Regional Jets Squeeze Passengers, City Revenues At O'Hare

Airlines Flying Smaller Aircraft On Short-Haul Routes

At one time, American Airlines flew two large airplane out of Chicago's O'Hare International for every regional jet that operated there. For United Airlines, the ratio was three to one. Today, that trend has reversed, and the airport and passengers are feeling the pinch.

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Boeing Airborne Laser Testbed Team Destroys Boosting Ballistic Missile

Laser-Equipped B747 Acquired, Destroyed Target

Boeing, along with industry teammates and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency successfully demonstrated the speed, precision and breakthrough potential of directed-energy weapons Thursday when the Airborne Laser Testbed (ALTB) engaged and destroyed a boosting ballistic missile.

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A Special Flight For A Special Soldier

Volunteer Flight For Severely Wounded Iraq Vet

Many Twin Commander owners volunteer their airplane, time, and piloting skills for humanitarian purposes. Jerry Severson  rates a recent trip he provided to Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Matthew Ryan Bradford and his mother, Debbie, as "the neatest thing I've ever done."

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Colorado Snowboard School Manager Wins King Schools Sweepstakes Airplane

Proud New Owner Of A G1000 Equipped Skyhawk

Rhonda Doyle of Ridgway, Colorado, is the lucky winner of King Schools' Future Of Flight airplane sweepstakes. The Cessna 172S Skyhawk she won includes a G1000 WAAS panel and features the GFC700 autopilot.

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TCM Partners With ABS Society To Hold Service Clinic

Third Time To Host Event At Fairhope

Teledyne Continental Motors company will once again partner with the American Bonanza Society to host a service clinic April 29 - May 2, 2010.  This is TCM's third time to host the ABS Service Clinic at the Fairhope Factory Service Center.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (02.13.10)

"The Aerospace Alliance supports a split that would benefit both Boeing and Northrop Grumman and provide the most expeditious means of replacing the aging tanker." Source: Al Wenstrand, Florida’s Great Northwest president and regional representative on the alliance. 

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.13.10): Expedite

Used by ATC when prompt compliance is required to avoid the development of an imminent situation.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.13.10)

Instrument Procedures

If you're thinking about upgrading from your private to an instrument rating, or even if you've had an instrument ticket for a while, it will be instructive to review the procedures for instrument flight.

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