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Sat, Dec 10, 2016

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (12.10.16)

"Think about the ship's, equipment, people and assets that must be moved to safety before a hurricane hits. This represents a huge investment of resources." Source: Dr. Ronald Ferek, a program manager in ONR's Ocean Battlespace Sensing Department.

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Sat, Dec 10, 2016

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.10.16): Compass Locator

A low power, low or medium frequency (L/MF) radio beacon installed at the site of the outer or middle marker of an instrument landing system (ILS).

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Sat, Dec 10, 2016

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.10.16)

Aerofiles Aviation Timeline, Chronology

Something that's always noted in news reports is "firsts". Being the first to do anything is usually newsworthy, and aviation is, of course, no exception. From the first American to fly a balloon to the first composite materials airplane, "Aerofiles" is a chronology of aviation firsts.

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Fri, Dec 09, 2016

Airborne 12.09.16: GodSpeed John Glenn, Electric-Flight Record, FAA Oversight?

Also: Gone West: Aleta Jackson DeLong, Barnstorming: Breakfast With A Hero, Pearl Harbor, WWII Vets, NATA at KVNY, Flightstar, UK  Airport Threat

John Glenn has headed west. At 95 years of age, America’s third astronaut into space, and the first American astronaut to orbit the earth has passed away. Our sentiments, and the sentiments of everyone who remembers those dangerous and heroic first days of space travel are best represented by a tweet that was issued by NASA immediately after his death, which reads: “We are saddened by the loss of Senator John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth. A true American hero. Godspeed, John Glenn." Walter Extra, the famous aerobatics pilot behind the Extra series of aerobatic planes, has set a Fédération Aéronautique Internationale world record in the new field of Electric-powered planes. On November 25,

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Fri, Dec 09, 2016

Boeing Forecasts Increased Need For Airline Pilots, Technicians In Asia-Pacific

Estimates More Than 500,000 New Aviation Professionals Needed To Support Projected Airplane Deliveries Over Next 20 Years

Boeing has unveiled its 2016 Boeing Pilot & Technician Outlook for the Asia-Pacific region, projecting that more than 500,000 new pilots and technicians will be needed to support the expanding demand for new airplane deliveries over the next two decades.

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Fri, Dec 09, 2016

City Of Orlando Rewrites Drone Code, Still Tries to Supplant FAA

Cites Explosive Growth Of Hobby Aircraft, Advances In Technology

The City of Orlando, FL has rewritten the section of its municipal code dealing with unmanned aircraft in light of their exploding popularity among hobbyists and businesses, and will require permits to fly near city parks and buildings.

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Fri, Dec 09, 2016

Universities From Around The World Will Compete In Spaceport America Cup

International Rocket Engineering Competition To Be Held In June

A new rocketry competition has been announced by Spaceport America to be held in June of next year. The Spaceport America Cup is designed around IREC—the Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition for student rocketry teams from all over the country and around the world.

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Fri, Dec 09, 2016

Boeing Begins Final Assembly Of First 787-10 Dreamliner

First Test Airplane Enters Its Next Phase Of Production

Final assembly of the first Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner is underway at the company's North Charleston, SC campus.

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Fri, Dec 09, 2016

AeroSports Update: Breitling Sponsors The Flyboard Air

Breitling Takes To The Skies With Franky Zapata On Flyboard Air

Breitling, the company that’s known for its specialty technical watches, and for sponsoring some of the greatest airshow acts around, has added another unique performer to its venture into extreme AeroSports.

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Fri, Dec 09, 2016

UAE Students Presented With Unmatched Opportunities

MEBAA Holds "Futures Day" At Annual Trade Show

With the regional business aviation industry set to need 1.2 million pilots, technicians and engineers in the next two decades, the MEBAA Show on Wednesday played host to hundreds of students interested in pursuing a career in the Middle East and North Africa's growing business aviation sector.

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