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Sun, Oct 24, 2021

ANN FAQ: View Aero-News YOUR Way ... The 'Headlines And Teasers' Option

Choose How YOU Want To View Your Aero News: Headlines And Teasers

We're all pretty excited about the new website design here at ANN, but we HAVE heard from some of you that you liked the way that content was displayed on the old site.  We hear you, and before you chuck your bitgrinder out a 5th story window, you should know that there are several ways that you can view your Aero-Content.

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Sun, Oct 24, 2021

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (10.24.21)

“Because of the intense heat and potential for dehydration, the challenging terrain, and the injuries the man sustained, the stranded man would not have survived without the rescue efforts of the Yuma Air Branch aircrews and our Tucson Sector Border Patrol partners.” Source: CBP/AMO Supervisory Air and Marine Agent, Isidro Linares, describing the Air and Marine Operations (AMO) Yuma Air Branch aircrews and Ajo Station Border Patrol agents actions in rescuing an individual in distress in Southern Arizona on October 5.

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Sat, Oct 23, 2021

Airborne 10.18.21: MAX Pilot Indicted, Delta v Vax, Virgin Delays-Again

Also: Canada Limits 5G, Sonaca 200 Selected, Alaskan Aviation Safety, Bell Autonomous Pod Transport

A federal grand jury in the Northern District of Texas returned an indictment charging a former Chief Technical Pilot for The Boeing Company with deceiving the FAA’s Aircraft Evaluation Group (AEG) in connection with their evaluation of the Boeing 737 MAX, as well as scheming to defraud Boeing’s U.S.-based airline customers to obtain tens of millions of dollars for Boeing. Mark A. Forkner, 49, former Chief Technical Pilot for Boeing, has been charged with two counts of fraud involving aircraft parts in interstate commerce and four counts of wire fraud. Delta Airlines Boss, Ed Bastian, has spoken about their lack of mandatory employee coronavirus vaccination. With other carriers entering a game of chicken, where employees choose between vaccination or forced termination, the move made weekend headlines. Bastian said, “The reason th

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Sat, Oct 23, 2021

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.23.21)

Aero Linx: The Air Charter Association of North America (ACANA) The Air Charter Association of North America (ACANA) invites you to become a part of the ACANA community of brokers and operators worldwide. Our membership is open to companies associated with chartering aircraft globally. Our members strive to adhere to the highest standards of ethics, integrity and professionalism. ACANA is the universally accepted industry authority concerning matters of air charter regulation and best practices, thereby elevating the standard in the North American private air charter marketplace. For our members, we endeavor to be the definitive source of information and guidance, continually raising the quality standards of the services that they provide. Our robust advocacy provide a unified voice on behalf of membership concerning regulatory matters and communication with regulatory authorities. Our collective standards of service are the recognized benchmark by all brokers, air carriers and service pro

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Sat, Oct 23, 2021

ANN FAQ: The Airborne Partnership Initiative; Engaging The Industry

Growing The Audience For Your News

The goal of the Airborne Partnership Initiative is to grow this program to include a significant portion, if not a majority, of the aviation world’s pivotal organizations, interests, and viewpoints.

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Sat, Oct 23, 2021

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.23.21): Runway Heading

Runway Heading The magnetic direction that corresponds with the runway centerline extended, not the painted runway number. When cleared to “fly or maintain runway heading,” pilots are expected to fly or maintain the heading that corresponds with the extended centerline of the departure runway. Drift correction shall not be applied; e.g., Runway 4, actual magnetic heading of the runway centerline 044, fly 044.

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Sat, Oct 23, 2021

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (10.23.21)

"It will focus primarily on the safety considerations stemming from three sources: Reacting to engine failure on takeoff, stall awareness, and the installation of proper judgement in developing pilots. Under current premises, many private pilot students may only have brief exposure to the concept, with the majority of their training focused on preventing the situation from developing, or selecting a landing site-off airport." Source: From a statement by EAA after it put together a safety analysis team to evaluate current pilot training and response when gliding to the runway. Specifically, pilot reactions to the difficult 180-degree turn back following an engine failure on takeoff.

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Fri, Oct 22, 2021

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.22.21)

Aero Linx: The Fédération Aéronautique Internationale, FAI The Fédération Aéronautique Internationale, FAI - The World Air Sports Federation, was founded in 1905. It is a non-governmental and non-profit making international organisation with the basic aim of furthering aeronautical and astronautical activities worldwide, ratifying world and continental records and coordinating the organisation of international competitions. It is recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). After more than a century of steady growth, FAI is now an organisation of more than 100 member-organisations, forming a strong network linking all those who participate in air sports worldwide.

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Fri, Oct 22, 2021

ANN FAQ: Share Aero-News With Your Friends

Send Them A Story -- We Don't Mind!

Do you need another set of eyes to see that story you can't believe Jim just wrote? Want to spread ANN's unique wisdom and perspective to the masses, or share the latest Klyde Morris with another member of the flying community? (Or perhaps to someone who just really, really likes ants?)

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Fri, Oct 22, 2021

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.22.21): Remote Communications Outlet (RCO)

Remote Communications Outlet (RCO) An unmanned communications facility remotely controlled by air traffic personnel. RCOs serve FSSs. Remote Transmitter/Receivers (RTR) serve terminal ATC facilities. An RCO or RTR may be UHF or VHF and will extend the communication range of the air traffic facility. There are several classes of RCOs and RTRs. The class is determined by the number of transmitters or receivers. Classes A through G are used primarily for air/ground purposes. RCO and RTR class O facilities are nonprotected outlets subject to undetected and prolonged outages. RCO (O’s) and RTR (O’s) were established for the express purpose of providing ground-to-ground communications between air traffic control specialists and pilots located at a satellite airport for delivering en route clearances, issuing departure authorizations, and acknowledging instrument flight rules cancellations or departure/landing times. As a secondary function, they may be used for advisory purposes whenever

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