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Thu, Apr 24, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.24.14): Dew Point (Abbrev. DWPT)

A measure of atmospheric moisture. It is the temperature to which air must be cooled in order to reach saturation (assuming air pressure and moisture content are constant).

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Thu, Apr 24, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.24.14)

South Bay Soaring Society

The South Bay Soaring Society (SBSS) is a non-profit radio controlled glider club based in San Jose, CA. They have flying sites in San Jose, Santa Clara, Fremont and Davenport.

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Thu, Apr 24, 2014

AD: Airbus Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2014-08-04

PRODUCT: Certain Airbus Model A310 series airplanes.

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Thu, Apr 24, 2014

AD: British Aerospace Regional Aircraft Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2014-07-09

PRODUCT: British Aerospace Regional Aircraft Jetstream Series 3101 and Jetstream Model 3201 airplanes.  

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Wed, Apr 23, 2014

Classic Aero-TV: Aero-Statesman Phil Boyer – Representing The Aviation Community

Retired AOPA President Still Understands What An Association Must Do To Serve An Embattled Industry

Originally WebCast October 18, 2012: Its been nearly four years since Phil Boyer stepped down as the president of AOPA at the end of 2008. When Boyer took the controls in 1991 (only the third president in AOPA’s 69-year history), the GA industry was in crisis, beaten down by product liability lawsuits. He helped pass the General Aviation Revitalization Act, which turned around aircraft manufacturing. He also championed civilian use of GPS and WAAS, and later ADS-B to benefit general aviation. Boyer had quite an effect... He upgraded AOPA management and member service, resulting in a 40-percent membership growth -- despite declining pilot numbers. He devoted considerable assets to increasing GA advocacy and member benefits, while holding AOPA dues to $39 -- and left AOPA is bett

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Wed, Apr 23, 2014

EASA Certifies Airbus Helicopters’ EC225 Gear Shaft Redesign

Company Says The Modifications Eliminate Factors That Led To North Sea Ditchings

The redesigned vertical bevel gear shaft for Airbus Helicopters’ EC225 has been certified, enabling its production and installation on all rotorcraft of this type in operation globally, as well as those being produced. Certification was granted by EASA and is to be followed by validation from other international airworthiness authorities.

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Wed, Apr 23, 2014

Industry Leader In UAVs To Helm New FAA-Approved Test Site

Rose Mooney Tapped To Lead Effort At Virginia Tech

A trailblazer in the field of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) has been chosen to lead one of the six federally approved test sites working to safely introduce unmanned aircraft into the national airspace.

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Wed, Apr 23, 2014

XCOR Aerospace, Actor John Corbett Auction Flight For Charity

Flight Raises Nearly $250,000 For Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center

Actor John Corbett ... better known for his roles in movies and popular TV shows such as Northern Exposure, Sex in The City and My Big Fat Greek Wedding ... was shooting for the stars last Saturday to help knock out Parkinson's disease by auctioning off a space flight with XCOR Aerospace to benefit Muhammad Ali's Parkinson's Research Center.

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Wed, Apr 23, 2014

Powering Imagination Announces Agreement With ERAU

Creating An Ambitious Electric Flight Program

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Powering Imagination LLC have entered into an agreement to create an electric flight program focused on reducing aircraft emissions and noise through development of electric propulsion systems.

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Wed, Apr 23, 2014

Airshow Pilot Bails Out After Catastrophic Aircraft Failure

Planning Ahead And Staying Safe Saves A Professional Airshow Pilot

Dan Marcotte describes himself on his website as being determined and driven with a sense of vision. His adventures have included racing cars and racing airplanes, and he now owns and operates Dan Marcotte Airshows. His schedule through August includes professional aerobatic performances at 7 airshows, or at least it did until he had to “hit the silk” last week.

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