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December 08, 2012

New LODA Page Facilitates Easier Transition Training For Experimentals

List Of CFIs Authorized For Instruction In Their Particular Aircraft Type

The EAA has debuted an online listing of Letter of Deviation Authority (LODA) holders for instruction in experimental aircraft. The list, categorized geographically by state, includes certificated flight instructors who are authorized by the FAA to offer certain types of instruction for hire in their experimental aircraft for the purposes of type-specific training.

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Aurora Delivers First Centaur Optionally-Piloted Aircraft To Swiss DoD

Modified Diamond DA42MNG Airplane Will Be A Military Test Bed

The world's first production Optionally-Piloted Aircraft (OPA) system has been delivered by Aurora Flight Sciences to Switzerland's Department of Defense. The Centaur OPA, flown by an onboard crew in FAA Normal Category, departed the Manassas Regional Airport in Virginia on November 26 for delivery to armasuisse at the Emmen Military Airfield in Switzerland. It arrived at Emmen on November 28.

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SoCal Congressman Continues The Helicopter 'Noise' Crusade

Will Push For Legislation In 2013 To Regulate Minimum Altitudes, Flight Paths Over LA

A congressman in southern California is taking up the fight against what he says are "persistent fly-overs" by helicopters in the areas around Los Angeles. Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA) said in a statement released Wednesday that he would work to revive a bill first introduced by Congressman Howard Berman (D-CA) that would require the FAA to establish helicopter flight corridors that were away from residential areas.

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Boeing Commends Senate Passage Of Russian Trade Relations Bill

McNerney: Action 'Offers Enormous Opportunity For U.S. Exports'

Boeing on Thursday commended the Senate for its approval of legislation previously enacted by the House that establishes Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) with Russia.

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NORAD Provides Website, Apps To Track Santa

Annual Holiday Countdown Underway By The North American Aerospace Defense Command

Children of all ages will be able to track Santa Claus on his annual journey, thanks to the North American Aerospace Defense Command. The "NORAD Tracks Santa" website is up and running. The site features a holiday countdown, games and daily activities, video messages from students around the world and more, officials said.

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Public Invited To Free Lecture On Apollo 17 Anniversary

'It's A New Moon 40 Years After Apollo'

For those living close to or perhaps traveling near NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD, next week, the public is invited to a free event in December to experience "Asking What Was Once Unthinkable," by Dr. Noah Petro, research scientist and team member for the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) mission.

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Why Not Be A ‘Bird Brain’

It’s Cold Out There, But Warm Down Here

Well, once again it’s that time of the year. No, not Christmas: COLD. One observation I have continually made is that is that those creatures that can head south for more hospitable weather. That is, all but many of those aviators who have general aviation aircraft and don’t.

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Another TSA Screener Caught Stealing iPads At JFK

Agency 'Working Cooperatively With Port Authority' Following The Arrest

A baggage screener working at JFK airport in New York has been arrested and charged with stealing iPads and other electronic devices from passenger's luggage. Sean Henry was taken into custody Tuesday following a sting operation that was conducted jointly by TSA and the Port Authority Police Department.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (12.08.12)

“While I appreciate the FAA’s willingness to engage residents and hear their concerns directly, it is plain that voluntary actions will not be sufficient to address the real quality of life and safety issues raised by these persistent fly-overs." Source: Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA).

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.08.12): Pilotage

Navigation by visual reference to landmarks.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.08.12)

The National Aeronautic Association

The National Aeronautic Association has been around nearly as long as powered flight—it is the oldest national aviation organization in the United States.

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