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Sat, Apr 19, 2014

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (04.19.14)

"At the time of impact, LADEE was traveling at a speed of 3,600 miles per hour – about three times the speed of a high-powered rifle bullet. There’s nothing gentle about impact at these speeds." Source: Rick Elphic, LADEE project scientist at Ames.

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Sat, Apr 19, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.19.14): Navigable Airspace

Airspace at and above the minimum flight altitudes prescribed in the CFRs including airspace needed for safe takeoff and landing.

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Sat, Apr 19, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.19.14)

The Art Of Airsickness Bags

Have you succumbed to the unbridled joy of Air Sickness Bag Collecting? Do you have vomit fever (or, fever-induced vomiting)? Are you ever considering becoming a collector? According to the founder, this is named an "Official Pointless Web site."

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Fri, Apr 18, 2014

Airborne 04.18.14: SpaceX's Historic Pad, Sikorsky Going Presidential?, EAA B17

Also: Airmen Support Pilot's Son, Beyond The Blue!, More Wrong-Way SWA Fallout, Missing WWII Airman Comes Home

NASA signed an agreement with Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) for use and occupancy of the complex. It will serve as a platform for SpaceX to support their commercial launch activities. It looks like the president will be flying in a new, made in America, Sikorsky helicopter. That's because it appears Sikorsky is the only manufacturer still in the running. Both Boeing and a team consisting of AgustaWestland and Northrop Grumman have dropped out of the bidding process. This is a reunion that nobody will forget, and EAA's B-17G, Aluminum Overcast, was at the heart of the gathering. On April 14, ten World War two United States Army Air Corps veterans who represented all 10 Flying Fortress crew positions from pilot to tail-gunner were brought to Oshkosh to be reunited with the aircraft in which they helped to preserve lib

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Fri, Apr 18, 2014

Aero-TV: Dual GPS Solutions -- Maps, Weather, And Traffic To Your EFB Devices

Dual Boasts GPS Support for iOS or Android Platforms

While at the AOPA 2013 convention, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell met with Greg Lukins, Vice President of Business Development for the Dual Corporation. The Dual Corporation specializes in providing devices that improve the operation and capabilities of equipment that are part of your electronic flight bag. In other words, it’s some real neat electronic hardware.

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Fri, Apr 18, 2014

EAA AirVenture 2014 NOTAM Now Available For Download

Special Air Traffic Procedures Required Reading For All Aviators Flying To Oshkosh 

The FAA has released the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 Notice to Airmen (NOTAM), featuring arrival and departure procedures for the 62nd annual fly-in convention July 28-August 3 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh. The NOTAM, which is in effect July 25-August 4, outlines procedures for the many types of aircraft that fly to Oshkosh for the event, as well as aircraft that land at nearby airports.

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Fri, Apr 18, 2014

NTSB To Hold Fifth Safety Seminar Targeted Towards GA

Session Will Focus On Preventing Aerodynamic Stalls And Loss Of Control Accidents 

The NTSB is presenting a seminar highlighting the lessons learned from the NTSB’s investigations of general aviation accidents involving aerodynamic stalls and loss of control. Accidents attributed to “loss of control in-flight” are the most common defining events for fatal crashes in the personal flying sector of general aviation, accounting for about 40 percent of GA fatalities.

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Fri, Apr 18, 2014

ABACE2014 A Record-Setting Show On All Fronts, NBAA Says

Bolen: Exhibitor, Static Display Aircraft Numbers Increased Significantly

At the close of the third and final day of its 2014 Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE2014), the NBAA said the event was one for the record books on a variety of fronts.

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Fri, Apr 18, 2014

Boeing Delivers 8,000th 737

'World's Best-Selling Airplane' Marks Historic Milestone With Delivery To United Airlines

Boeing has delivered the 8,000th 737 to come off the production line to United Airlines, marking another important milestone for what the company describes as "the world's best-selling airplane." The airplane, a Next-Generation 737-900ER (Extended Range), features a special logo.

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Fri, Apr 18, 2014

F-35 Lightning II Jet To Make First British Flights

The Combat Aircraft Will Fly At Two Airshows In Britain

The F-35 Lightning II will make its international debut in July at the Royal International Air Tattoo in Fairford and in the same month will also fly at the Farnborough International Air Show. This will be the first time the combat aircraft has flown outside of the United States.

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