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Fri, Aug 22, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.22.14): Feeder Facilities

Used by ATC to direct aircraft to intervening fixes between the en route structure and the initial approach fix.

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Fri, Aug 22, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.22.14)

International Fellowship of Flying Rotarians

The International Fellowship of Flying Rotarians (IFFR) is a group of Rotarians dedicated to promoting Rotary and aviation as an opportunity for fellowship and service.

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Thu, Aug 21, 2014

Airborne 08.20.14: Unstable FAA Software, Pilots Can't Share, Hurricane Hunters

Also: New CAP Boss, Eclipse Fights Slow Economy, Skyport, MGL Upgrades, Lee Bottom Fly-In

The Department of Transportation Inspector General has issued a memo to the FAA Administrator pointing out weaknesses in the Standard Terminal Automation Replacement System (STARS) being deployed at 11 major airports around the country. The concept seems fairly simple. Private pilots would offer extra seats in their airplanes through the AirPooler app and website, and the passengers would help offset some of the expenses of making the trip. AirPooler would calculate the shared cost, bill the passenger, and collect a small transaction fee for offering the service. However, the FAA said that by posting specific flights and costs on its website, AirPooler was helping the pilot advertise a trip, which requires an air carrier certificate. Two Lockheed Orion P-3 airplanes based at McDill AFB in Tampa, Florida are the backbone of the hurricane hunters and they&rsqu

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Thu, Aug 21, 2014

Australian Prime Minister Still Hopeful MH370 Can Be Found

Says New Underwater Search Has A 'Reasonable Chance' Of Success

A renewed effort to locate Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 is being prepared, and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Wednesday that he feels it has a "reasonable chance" of success.

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Thu, Aug 21, 2014

Lisa Airplanes Will Showcase Akoya At Lac du Bourget Airshow

Prototype Airplane To Be On Display At The Show

Lisa Airplanes, a French company developing a unique amphibious airplane called Akoya, will showcase the aircraft at an event it says is tailor-made for the plane.

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Thu, Aug 21, 2014

F-16V Completes Major Capability Milestone

Active Electronically Scanned Array Radar Integrated Into The Airplane

The newest configuration of the F-16 Fighting Falcon, the F-16V, has reached a major capability milestone with the integration of a new Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar.

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Thu, Aug 21, 2014

FLYHT Announces Two New Members On Its Board Of Directors

Barry Eccleston, John Belcher Join The Company's Board

FLYHT Aerospace Solutions has added two new members to its Board of Directors, while one member has stepped down from that role.

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Thu, Aug 21, 2014

Transport Canada Grants STC For Pilatus PC-12 High-Def EVS

Pilatus Centre Canada Authorized To Complete Installations

Transport Canada has granted a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) to Pilatus Centre Canada (PCC), in association with Northeast Engineering & Development Ltd., for their recently developed Pilatus PC-12 Enhanced Vision System (EVS).

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Thu, Aug 21, 2014

Western Michigan University Aviation Program Celebrates 75 Years

Gala Planned For October 24

Western Michigan University's College of Aviation is celebrating 75 years of aviation education. WMU has been involved in aviation education since 1939. On this 75th year within the field of Aviation, the Western Michigan University College is planning a celebration of this great milestone.

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Thu, Aug 21, 2014

Spokane Sheriff Expanding Air-1 Program

Adds Two Surplus OH-58 Kiowa Warriors To Its Aircraft Fleet

The Spokane, WA Sheriff's Office is expanding its Air-1 program through the acquisition of two U.S. Army surplus OH-58 Kiowa Warrior helicopters.

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