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Tue, Jul 22, 2014

ANN's 'Who's Who' At Oshkosh: Katherine Tryon

Introducing Staff, Stringers, Videographers, And People Who Make It All Work

Anyone who's ever been to Oshkosh knows that there are hundreds of events and activities as well as tens of thousands of people that descend (some quite literally) on Wittman Regional Airport in mid-summer. While we have a very hard-working and dedicated staff, ANN could not provide you with the extensive information we do without the help of some equally ... some might say more ... dedicated volunteers who give a week of their time to make sure you have the best possible coverage of the show.

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Tue, Jul 22, 2014

NTSB Releases Probable Cause Report From 2012 SR22 Accident

Two Florida Residents Fatally Injured When Plane Went Down In Indiana

The NTSB has released a probable cause report for an accident which occurred in October, 2012 that resulted in the fatal injury of two people on board a Cirrus SR22. The report cites both the pilot and Air Traffic Control as contributing to the accident.

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Tue, Jul 22, 2014

Industry Initiative To Look At Noise Reduction Procedures

Airbus, BA, Heathrow, NATS In Partnership For The Study

Airbus, British Airways (BA), Heathrow Airport (LHR) and NATS (the main air navigation service provider in the United Kingdom) have launched a unique partnership to study and develop operational procedures to reduce the number of people affected by noise around London’s Heathrow. The study will use British Airways’ A380. The A380 is recognized as one of the quietest aircraft today.

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Tue, Jul 22, 2014

Gone West: NASA Astronaut Hank Hartsfield

Commanded First Flight Of Space Shuttle Discovery

Former NASA astronaut Henry W. (Hank) Hartsfield Jr., who served as commander of space shuttle Discovery's maiden mission and flew on three shuttle flights, died on July 17 after an illness. He was 80 years old.

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Tue, Jul 22, 2014

U.S. Team Captures Silver In 2014 International Rocketry Challenge

Team from Canton, GA Wins Second Place In Student Rocketry Challenge Final At Farnborough

Five students from Creekview High School of Canton, GA took home silver medals in the seventh annual International Rocketry Challenge at the Farnborough International Air Show. The U.S. team, sponsored by Raytheon won second place, while the French team captured first and the U.K. team took third.

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Tue, Jul 22, 2014

City Of Kissimmee, FL Welcomes New Aviation College

Aviator College Of Aeronautical Science & Technology To Open At Kissimmee Gateway Airport

The City of Kissimmee’s Economic Development Office has announced that Aviator College of Aeronautical Science & Technology, will open a new campus at Kissimmee Gateway Airport in central Florida in early 2015. This Kissimmee facility will offer airframe and powerplant (A&P) mechanics classes that go towards preparation of FAA A&P certifications.

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Tue, Jul 22, 2014

HeliStar To Operate AW119Ke Helicopters In Turkey

Will Be Used For Electricity Infrastructure Aerial Monitoring For Teias 

HeliStar SA of Turkey, owned by Kaan Air and Air Methods, will operate three AW119Ke single engine helicopters plus a same type back-up aircraft to perform  electricity infrastructure aerial monitoring for Teias (Turkish Electricity Transmission Company).

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Tue, Jul 22, 2014

Airbus Helicopters Marks 40 Years Training British Military Pilots

Single Engine Gazelles Were First Used For Training In The 1970s

The important role of Airbus Helicopters in the ab-initio training of British military rotorcraft pilots was marked by Airbus Helicopters during the Farnborough Airshow.

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Tue, Jul 22, 2014

MTS Technology Used In Development Of New Jet Engines

Test System Used By Snecma In Evaluation Of LEAP Turbofans

MTS Systems Corporation ... a supplier of high-performance test systems and position sensors, recently delivered a state-of-the-art test system to French aircraft engine manufacturer Snecma (Safran).

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Tue, Jul 22, 2014

Nominee For Pacific AF Command Is First Woman Ever Tapped For The Post

If Confirmed, Lt. General Lori J. Robinson Would Also Be First Non-Pilot In The Position

President Obama has nominated Air Force Lt. General Lori J. Robinson for promotion to four stars and to command the Pacific Air Forces, a major combatant command with broad security responsibility for the Asia-Pacific region.

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