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Mon, Nov 24, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.24.14)

Aero Linx: The United Flying Octogenarians (UFO) Founded in 1982 by a group of 31 aviators over the age of 80, the United Flying Octogenarians (UFO) now has a membership of over 1,400 men and women. When each of our members joined, at the age of 80 or older, he or she was still flying as Pilot-in-Command. Today, many of us are no longer at the controls of an aircraft, but our love of aviation still binds us to this elite group. The UFO is an international, non-profit organization with members in the United States including the U.S. Virgin Islands, Canada, Argentina, Australia, France, and the United Kingdom.

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Mon, Nov 24, 2014

ANN FAQ: You Can Sponsor ANN And/Or Aero-TV!

Help ANN Grow So That We Can Be Of Greater Service To You!

For the better part of a dozen years, ANN has set the pace for the growing and evolving aero-info revolution. No other news service has done what ANN has done... and no one did it before we showed the rest of the aero-world how it's done.

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Mon, Nov 24, 2014

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (11.24.14)

“The NASA Student Launch – now in its 15th year – has engaged hundreds of students and educators in real-world scenarios that solve complex engineering challenges. Each team must meet rigorous standards and review processes, just like those applied in the NASA workplace.” Source: Tammy Rowan, manager of the Academic Affairs Office at Marshall, which organizes the NASA Student Launch Challenge.  

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Sun, Nov 23, 2014

Reno Air Race Champion Steve Hinton Jr And His Airplane Voodoo

Hinton’s Days Of Watching, Working On, And Flying The Fastest Airplanes In The World.

Late on a Friday night, nearly three weeks after the conclusion of the Reno National Championship Air Races, Steven Hinton, Jr., is sitting in a mechanic’s shop with Voodoo, a highly modified P-51 D Mustang. The pair claimed the Unlimited Gold trophy this year, upping Hinton’s record to six consecutive wins at Reno.

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Sun, Nov 23, 2014

Next NASA Mission To Mars Reaches Development Milestone

'InSight' On Track For March, 2016 Launch

NASA's InSight mission has begun the assembly, test and launch operations (ATLO) phase of its development, on track for a March 2016 launch to Mars.

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Sun, Nov 23, 2014

Zenith Aviation Acquires Dornier 328 Turboprop Assets

Over 1,000 Rotable Parts Purchased From Satena Airline Of Bogota, Colombia

Zenith Aviation, an industry-leading aircraft parts supply and logistics support company, has acquired a large quantity of the Dornier 328 turboprop aircraft assets from the airline SATENA, based in Bogota, Colombia.

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Sun, Nov 23, 2014

NASA Announces Early Stage Innovations Space Tech Research Grants

Eleven University-Led Proposals Chosen For Funding

NASA has selected 11 university-led proposals for the study of innovative, early stage technologies that address high priority needs of America's space program.

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Sun, Nov 23, 2014

Air Force Funds Research On Thermal Management Technology For Fighters

Heat Generated By Electronic Systems A Growing Challenge

Managing heat that is generated by electronic subsystems in next-generation aircraft is a vexing challenge for aerospace system designers. In the interest of meeting this challenge, the Air Force recently provided follow-on funding for a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) effort that is identifying improved methods for heat conduction and rejection from system electronics for advanced fighter aircraft.

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Sun, Nov 23, 2014

Raytheon Successfully Demonstrates Airborne Electronic Attack System

Prototype Test Flights Evaluate Integrated Electronic Warfare Capabilities

The U.S. Navy and Raytheon successfully demonstrated an end to end, first of its kind, integrated electronic attack system during flight tests at the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake in October.

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Sun, Nov 23, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.23.14): Airport Traffic Control Tower

Airport Traffic Control Tower A terminal facility that uses air/ground communications, visual signaling, and other devices to provide ATC services to aircraft operating in the vicinity of an airport or on the movement area. Authorizes aircraft to land or takeoff at the airport controlled by the tower or to transit the Class D airspace area regardless of flight plan or weather conditions (IFR or VFR). A tower may also provide approach control services (radar or nonradar).

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