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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

Klyde Morris 12.09.16

The Lower You Are On The Totem Pole, The Less You Have Worry About Keeping Your Head Down

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Fri, Dec 09, 2016

AUVSI Holding Webinar On Part 107 Waivers

Speaker Will Be Earl Lawrence, Director Of The FAA's UAS Integration Office

AUVSI is planning a webinar on Monday aimed at commercial drone pilots who wish to obtain Part 107 waivers and airspace authorizations.

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Fri, Dec 09, 2016

Philippine Airlines, Bombardier Finalize Order For Up To 12 Q400 Aircraft

Order Confirms Airline As Launch Customer Of Two-Class, 86-Seat Turboprops

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today that it has finalized a firm purchase agreement with Philippine Airlines, Inc., flag carrier of the Philippines, consistent with the Letter of Intent announced on October 14, 2016. The purchase agreement includes a firm order for five Q400 aircraft and purchase rights for an additional seven Q400 aircraft.

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Fri, Dec 09, 2016

Airborne 12.09.16: GodSpeed John Glenn, Electric-Flight Record, FAA Lacks 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, Extra flew a battery-powered plane and climbed to 3,000m, that’s just under 10,000 f

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Fri, Dec 09, 2016

Airborne 12.08.16: Trump v AF1, Gordon Bennett Cup '17, Skydiving At Casa Grande

Also: Intoxicated Pilot, Seaplane Pilots, AEA/EASA, Drones As Lifesavers, ISS Update, T-50A Flight Ops, Safran

President-elect, Donald Trump set the world of aviation and the media slightly off center when he tweeted the following: “Boeing is building a brand-new 747 Air Force One for future presidents, but costs are out of control, more than $4 billion. Cancel order!” Then, during an impromptu television interview following his tweet, Mr. Trump said "Well, the plane is totally out of control. It's gonna be over 4 billion dollars - and, I think it's ridiculous. I think Boeing is doing a little bit of a number. We want Boeing to make a lot of money but not that much money." Here’s a report for our aviation minded friends who are looking for an excuse to travel to a beautiful location. From September 7 through the 16th, 2017, Gruyères, Switzerland will host t

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Fri, Dec 09, 2016

German Navy NH90 Sea Lion Performs First Flight

German Armed Forces To Receive 18 Of The Helicopters

On Thursday, the NH90 Sea Lion naval multi-role helicopter took off for its on-schedule inaugural flight at Airbus Helicopters in Donauwörth. Wolfgang Schoder, CEO of Airbus Helicopters Deutschland; Ralph Herzog, Director in the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) and Vice Admiral Andreas Krause, Chief of the German Navy welcomed this important milestone in the program.

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Fri, Dec 09, 2016

Heliservicio Signs Contract For Support Of 20 Bell Helicopters

Latin American Launch Customer For The Bell Overhaul And Service Solution

Heliservicio has been announced as the launch customer in Latin America for Bell Helicopter's Customer Advantage Plan – signing its large fleet of 20 Bell 412EPs for the innovative support solution.

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