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Airborne On ANN

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Mon, Aug 31, 2015

Aero-TV: "That's All Brother" - Restoring a True Icon of Military History

History Comes Alive Thanks to A Magnificent CAF Effort

The story of the Douglas C-47 named, “That’s all Brother,” is fascinating from two points of view. First, it was the C 47 that that led the D-Day invasion in June 1944. Second, it still exists and has been found. The aircraft was on display at EAA AirVenture this year, and ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, met with Adam Smith, the Executive Vice President of strategic development for the Commemorative Air Force, to learn how they found it.

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Mon, Aug 31, 2015

Embry-Riddle Becomes A National StormReady University

Helps Community Leaders And Residents Prepare For Severe Weather

National Weather Service officials recognized Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, FL as a StormReady community during a ceremony at the school’s Jim W. Henderson Administration and Welcome Center on Wednesday, Aug. 26. Home to more than 7,000 students, faculty and staff at the Daytona Beach Campus, Embry-Riddle becomes the 12th Florida university to achieve StormReady status.

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Mon, Aug 31, 2015

Airborne 08.31.15: CAP 'Total Force' Upgrade, NBAA v User Fees, Airshow Loss

Also: Buzz Aldrin Space Institute, Drone Spots Shark, Texting Accident, SECAF At BellHeli, B4UFLY App, NTSB MidAir Prelim, ERAU Drones

Last week ANN’s Jim Campbell was fortunate to be at the CAP National Conference when it was announced that General Mark A. Welsh announced the official recognition of the Civil Air Patrol as the fourth member of the Air Force Total Force team. The official recognition reflects CAP’s key and continuing contributions to the Air Force mission working with the Active, Guard and Reserve components to provide the Air Force with a full spectrum of distinct and complementary capabilities. The NBAA is calling on its members to contact members of Congress during this recess with a message that they should oppose any FAA reauthorization bill that calls for privatized air traffic control funded by user fees. In an email to ANN, NBAA’s Chris Strong wrote, "This is a critical time for our industry. Once Congress is back in session, a

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Mon, Aug 31, 2015

ICAO Manual Provides New Recommended Practices For Cabin Child Restraint Systems

Contains Guidance For States To Develop Regulations And Approval Processes

The safest way to secure an infant or child on board an aircraft is in a State-approved child restraint system (CRS), in a dedicated seat, and appropriate for that infant or child, based on guidance material recently published in the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO’s) new Manual on the Approval and Use of Child Restraint Systems (Doc  10049).

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Mon, Aug 31, 2015

ULA, USAF Work To Improve Launch Processing, Enable Schedule Efficiencies

Integrates Off-Site Vertical Integration For Several Atlas V Structural Elements

Launch Alliance (ULA) and the U.S. Air Force have implemented Off-site Vertical Integration (OVI) of several structural elements and the Centaur upper stage for the Atlas V launch vehicle. OVI significantly reduces the number of lifting operations performed at the Vertical Integration Facility (VIF) at Cape Canaveral, taking them off the critical path and allowing for reduced time between launches. 

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Mon, Aug 31, 2015

Airplane From 'Hot Shots' On The Market

Folland Gnat T.1 For Sale For Just Under $300K

If you ever wanted to be Topper Harley ... the character portrayed by Charlie Sheen in the "Top Gun" spoof "Hot Shots" ... you're in luck. The 1963 Folland Gnat T.1 used in the movie has been put up for sale, and it can be yours for $295,000.

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Mon, Aug 31, 2015

NASA Extends Raytheon Contract For Facilities That Support Human Spaceflight

Company Will Receive Up To $101.9 Million To Support Facilities At The Johnson Space Center

NASA's Johnson Space Center has awarded to Raytheon Company a contract extension with a potential value of $101.9 million. Raytheon will continue to provide operations, maintenance and engineering services for up to four years to NASA's Neutral Buoyancy Lab (NBL) and Space Vehicle Mockup Facility (SVMF), facilities that are critical to safe human spaceflight.

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Mon, Aug 31, 2015

Hail-Damaged Dreamliner To Be Returned To Service

Aircraft Required A 'Nose Job' After Being Caught In A Storm

An American Airlines Dreamliner that was damaged by a hail storm July 27th in China will be placed back in service in the next week or so, according to the airline.

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Mon, Aug 31, 2015

CEO Lends Corporate Jet To Three Moms

Gesture Allowed The Mothers Of Three Heroes Who Had Thwarted The Paris Train Attack To Attend Ceremony In Paris

The mothers of the three American citizens who, along with one British citizen thwarted a terrorist attack on a train from Brussels to Paris last week had been invited to attend a ceremony honoring their sons in Paris ... but they had no way to get there.

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Mon, Aug 31, 2015

Rockwell Collins Appoints Rick Schmidt VP, Mergers And Acquisitions

Begins New Duties Immediately

Rockwell Collins has named Rick Schmidt to the position of vice president, Mergers & Acquisitions, effective immediately. He reports to Jeff MacLauchlan, senior vice president, Corporate Development.

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