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Wed, Apr 16, 2014

First Officer From Southwest Wrong-Airport Flight Retires

Captain Is Back On Flying Status

The pilot serving as first officer on the Southwest Flight that landed at the wrong airport in Branson, MO has retired, according to the airline, while the captain of the flight has been returned to flying status.

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Wed, Apr 16, 2014

ANN FAQ: ANN's News Portal Syndication Program

Get A Customized ANN News Portal For YOUR Website!

As we promised, the ever-so-busy software geeks at ANN have been working overtime on a number of cool new tools and toys... and the last few weeks have shown you all JUST A LITTLE of what we've been up to. ANN's latest new program, though, is a pretty impressive development.

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Wed, Apr 16, 2014

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (04.16.14)

“This upgrade is an important step in laying the foundation for the NextGen system, which provides controllers a much more precise view of the airspace, gives pilots much more awareness and information, and as a result strengthens the safety and efficiency of our system.” Source: Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx.

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Wed, Apr 16, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.16.14): Density Altitude

Pressure altitude corrected for nonstandard temperature. Density altitude is used in computing the performance of an aircraft and its engines.

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Wed, Apr 16, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.16.14)

Seawings

The largest flying boat reference web site and home of the flying boat -- in detail -- on the web; specializes in providing information for the scale modeler in the form of historic photographs, plans and articles detailing the construction of 1/72nd scale models of various types, together with close-up photographic 'walk-rounds' of some of the surviving examples and many other reference details.

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Tue, Apr 15, 2014

Prince William Unveils 'The World’s Most Versatile Aircraft'

Pacific Aerospace P-750 XSTOL Heading To China

During his visit to Pacific Aerospace in New Zealand Monday, Prince William the Duke of Cambridge unveiled what the company is calling "the world’s most versatile aircraft." Pacific Aerospace has been developing the latest model of its P-750 XSTOL aircraft over the last 18 months. “The Mark III P-750 has taken a lot of effort from our design engineers and production staff to bring to market and the hard work has paid off,” said Pacific Aerospace CEO Damian Camp.

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Tue, Apr 15, 2014

FAA Certifies Company To Collect And Verify Data For Aviation Mapping

CompassData Approved To Verify Accuracy Of Satellite Or Aerial Imagery

CompassData has received DO-200A certification by the FAA for collection and processing of survey and ground control data used in the creation of Airport Mapping Database (AMDB) products.

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Tue, Apr 15, 2014

Balloon Federation Responds To NTSB Call For LOAs

Board Of Directors Says The Recommendations Are 'Unnecessary And Burdensome'

The BFA Board of Directors, meeting in Indianola, Iowa, in consultation with its Balloon Ride Operators Division has released an official statement regarding the NTSB's recent recommendation to the FAA that balloon tour ride operators (sightseeing flights) be required to obtain and comply with a Letter of Authorization (LOA).

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Tue, Apr 15, 2014

Director Of Federal Air Marshal Service Stepping Down

Allegedly Connected To A Plan To Acquire Firearms For Government Officials

Robert Bray, the director of the Federal Air Marshal Service, has announced he is stepping down from the position effective in June. The move is reportedly tied to an investigation of at least one employee suspected of obtaining weapons for government officials' personal use.

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Tue, Apr 15, 2014

FAA Fact Sheet Shows Alaska's Dependence On Aviation

Over 8-Thousand Active Pilots In The State Flying More Than 9,500 Registered Aircraft

The FAA recently issued a fact sheet focusing on air transportation in Alaska pointing up just how dependent Alaskans are on their airplanes.

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