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January 18, 2014

Garmin Brings Portable Attitude And ADS-B Datalink Together

New GDL 39 3D Displays Traffic, Weather, And Relative Motion Technology

Garmin has introduced the GDL 39 3D, a portable ADS-B and GPS receiver which adds simultaneous display of aircraft attitude information (pitch and roll), alongside rich, interactive mapping, traffic, and weather within the Garmin Pilot application. The GDL 39 3D also features advanced traffic awareness, including patent-pending TargetTrend relative motion technology and subscription-free weather.

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Manchin, Inhofe Introduce Bill To Protect Pilots, Air Traffic Controllers

Would Assure Open Rulemaking Process When Considering Sleep Disorders

U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Jim Inhofe (R-OK) have introduced bipartisan legislation that would ensure the FAA conducts an open rulemaking process before enacting potential changes to the medical certification requirements for pilots and air traffic controllers in relation to sleep disorders.

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SocialFlight Partners With Seaplane Pilots Association

Utilizing Social Media To Promote Water Flying

Where2 Interactive has formed a partnership with Seaplane Pilots Association to promote water flying and host the Seaplane Pilots Association’s on-line event calendar; further establishing SocialFlight as the industry-wide calendar for General Aviation.  In keeping with the grass-roots spirit of both organizations, the agreement between both companies was signed at the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, FL.

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NASA Commercial Crew Partner SpaceX Tests Dragon Parachute System

Parachutes Part Of Launch Or Ascent Emergency System

Engineers and safety specialists from NASA and Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) gathered in Morro Bay, CA, in late December to demonstrate how the company's Dragon spacecraft's parachute system would function in the event of an emergency on the launch pad or during ascent.

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FBO Industry Report Predicts A Flat Market With Spotty Increases In Fuel Sales

Key For Success In 2014 Will Be Higher Margins On Static Volume

Aviation Business Strategies Group (ABSG) said during a presentation at the NBAA Schedulers and Dispatchers Conference that the 2014 outlook for FBOs remains mixed. ABSG Principals John Enticknap and Ron Jackson, fuel sales in the FBO industry will remain relatively flat in 2014 with only half the marketplace seeing a relatively small increase in fuel sales volume.

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RC Helicopter Pilots Try For World Record

Attempting To Fly The Largest Number Of Model Helos Indoors

The British Model Flying association will try to set a record Saturday for the largest number of model helicopters to be flown indoors at the London Model Engineering Exhibition at Alexandra Palace.

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'Night Stalker' Fatally Injured In Hard Landing

Two Others Injured When Blackhawk Went Down

An MH-60 Blackhawk made what was described as a "hard landing" in Georgia Thursday. One crewmenber was fatally injured, and two others were seriously injured during the training exercise at Hunter Army Airfield near Savannah, GA.

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NASA, MIT, DARPA Host Fifth Annual Student Robotics Challenge Jan. 17

Software Developed By High School Students To Be Uploaded To ISS

NASA participated in the fifth annual Zero Robotics SPHERES Challenge Friday, Jan. 17, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) campus in Cambridge, MA. The agency joined in the event with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, MIT, the European Space Agency, the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space, IT consulting firm Appirio, and high school student teams from the United States and abroad.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (01.18.14)

“This is a classic ‘bureaucrats know best’ effort by the FAA regarding the personal health of those in the aviation industry.” Source: Senator James Inhofe on the introduction of legislation to require the FAA to go through the normal rulemaking process on its OSA proposal.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.18.14)

World War I Aviation

Grab your leather helmet, silk scarf and goggles. This site has a ton of great information about the flying machines from the early days of military aviation, as well as the people who designed and flew them.

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