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Mon, Jan 16, 2017

First 7-Blade Prop Introduced For A GA Airplanes

Flight Testing Underway By MT-Propeller

MT-Propeller engineers and test pilots recently flight tested the first 7 bladed propeller designed for use on a general aviation airplane.

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Mon, Jan 16, 2017

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.16.17)

Aero Linx: Coast Guard Aviation Association The Ancient Order of The Pterodactyl is the result of the hopes, aspirations and hard work of a small band of kindred spirits. In the spring of 1977, Andrew Wall, George F. Thometz, Marion ‘Gus’ Shrode, and Norman L. Horton, all retired Coast Guard aviators, informally organized a fraternal association open to all pilots who had flown or were flying Coast Guard aircraft. The organization was later expanded to included all personnel who flew in Coast Guard aircraft under official orders. Only those who have willfully placed themselves in harms way and have known that innermost feeling which comes from personal experience resulting in saving life or property can understand the bonding and uniqueness of Coast Guard aviation crew members.

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Mon, Jan 16, 2017

ANN FAQ: How Do I Become A News Spy?

We're Everywhere... Thanks To You!

Even with the vast resources and incredibly far-reaching scope of the Aero-News Network, every now and then a story that should be reported on slips through our fingers. There's a lot of news out there, and sometimes we just don't get to all of it... so we came up with the idea of News Spies.

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Mon, Jan 16, 2017

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.16.17): Middle Marker

Middle Marker A marker beacon that defines a point along the glideslope of an ILS normally located at or near the point of decision height (ILS Category I). It is keyed to transmit alternate dots and dashes, with the alternate dots and dashes keyed at the rate of 95 dot/dash combinations per minute on a 1300 Hz tone, which is received aurally and visually by compatible airborne equipment.

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Mon, Jan 16, 2017

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (01.16.17)

"But, all is not right in NIMBYville... the internal infighting among the foes of the airport has become quite public and quite vicious. Anti-airport NIMBYs are accusing the city government of failing to act aggressively enough against the airport and the FAA of waging an illegal battle to keep the airport open. In the meantime, some anti-airport foes are accusing others, within their own ranks, of 'hijacking' their efforts to protest the airport operations and there seems little love lost amongst the anti-aero zealots. 'Organizations' opposing the airport such as Sunset Park Anti-Airport, No Jets, SMO Future, Friends of Sunset Park, CRAAP (who makes up these names?), Airport2Park, and others, are reportedly being invited or are already a part of the protest. In light of the vehemence of those opposing the airport, and the aggressive invective; pro-airport parties, businesses and pilots hope that whatever protest(s) may occur will be operated in accordance with the law, not disturb the legal rights of airport operators and users, and be non-violent."

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Sun, Jan 15, 2017

SpaceX Is Back In The Launch Business

Successful Placement of 10 Iridium Satellites Completed

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 successfully delivered 10 satellites to low-Earth orbit for Iridium. The 10 satellites are the first of at least 70 satellites that SpaceX will launch for Iridium’s next generation global satellite constellation, Iridium NEXT. SpaceX conducted the launch of Iridium-1 from Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The payloads for this launch are the first 10 Iridium NEXT satellites. Iridium NEXT will replace the world's largest commercial satellite network of low-earth orbit satellites in what will be one of the largest "tech upgrades" in history. Iridium has partnered with Thales Alenia Space for the manufacturing, assembly and testing of 81 Iridium NEXT satellites, at least 70 of which will be launched by SpaceX.  The process of replacing the satellites one-by-one in a constellation of this size and scale has never been completed before.

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Sun, Jan 15, 2017

'Spirit Of John Muir' Wins Approval For Firefighting On Federal Land

Global Supertankers Services Can Now Negotiate Contracts With The U.S. Forest Service

The U.S. Interagency Airtanker Board has approved "The Spirit Of John Muir" Boeing 747 supertanker for fighting wildfires on federal land in the U.S., clearing the way for Global Supertanker Services LLC to negotiate contracts with the U.S. Forest Service.

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Sun, Jan 15, 2017

Hubble Detects 'Exocomets' Taking The Plunge Into A Young Star

Phenomenon Taking Place Some 95 Light-Years From Earth

Interstellar forecast for a nearby star: Raining comets! NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has discovered comets plunging onto the star HD 172555, which is a youthful 23 million years old and resides 95 light-years from Earth.

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Sun, Jan 15, 2017

Sikorsky - PZL Mielec Plans Caribbean And Latin American Tour

Will Demonstrate Multirole Capabilities Of The M28 Short Takeoff And Landing Airplane

Sikorsky and its PZL Mielec affiliate will launch a two-month, 13-city tour across seven Caribbean and Latin American countries in early 2017 to demonstrate the short take-off and landing capabilities of the M28 twin turboprop airplane.

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Sun, Jan 15, 2017

Coast Flight Training Announces New Facility In San Marcos, TX

U. S. Military Helicopter Pilots Train For Careers With Envoy/American Airlines

Coast Flight Training is expanding from its San Diego headquarters to establish a second location for its airline flight training program in San Marcos, TX. The new training facilities in San Marcos will focus on training U. S. Military helicopter pilots who are transitioning to in-demand careers as civilian airline pilots for the nation's top airlines.

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