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Mon, Sep 22, 2014

Best of Show! The Very Best/Worst of Oshkosh '14! (Part 1)

Compiled By The Staff and Readership of the Aero-News Network, Airborne, and Aero-TV (Part 1)

For quite a while, we have recognized the highs and lows inherent in the general and sport aviation community -- and yes, we’ve had a bit of fun in the process--especially as we went through our notes, read all YOUR comments, and put together our thoughts on what has turned out to be one of the most successful aviation events in a long while. There are but a few places where that is more apropos than at a major event like the Oshkosh Fly-In -- a place where one can take a solid read on the heart and soul of aviation. It's hard to know what really is going to make a difference and what really qualifies as exceptional unless you've been watching this industry carefully for several years... as we have...

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Mon, Sep 22, 2014

2014 Public Benefit Flying Award Recipients Announced

Aviation Volunteers And Organizations Honored For Public Benefit Flying

The National Aeronautic Association, in partnership with the Air Care Alliance, a nationwide league of humanitarian flying organizations, is proud to announce the recipients of the 2014 Public Benefit Flying Awards. This year's recipients are: 'Distinguished Volunteer Pilot' - JJ Quinn; and 'Champion of Public Benefit Flying' - Experimental Aircraft Association and its Young Eagles Program

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Mon, Sep 22, 2014

Klyde Morris (09.22.14)

Klyde Gets Recurrent... On An Installment Plan

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Mon, Sep 22, 2014

AeroSports Update: When Are We Going To See An Electric Powered LSA?

It Seems Like Electric Power And The Light Sport Aircraft Were Made For Each Other

It does seem odd that electric power has not been used in aircraft that meets the light sport aircraft (LSA) definition. The fact is, it’s the very definition of LSA in FAR Part 1.1 that precludes it from being powered with an electric motor because the rule requires an LSA to be powered with a reciprocating engine.

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Mon, Sep 22, 2014

Airmen Missing From WWII Accounted For

All Were Members Of A B-24 Liberator Crew That Was Shot Down In 1944

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced today that the remains of U.S. servicemen, missing in action from World War II, have been accounted for and are being returned to their families for burial with full military honors.

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Mon, Sep 22, 2014

Young Eagles Flights Announced For Wings Wheels & Rotors 2014

Flights To Be Offered On Sunday, October 26

Young dreamers (and a parent!) should be first in line at the entrance gate to Wings, Wheels, Rotors & Expo to fulfill their dream by flying free courtesy of pilots in the Young Eagles program at the Wings, Wheels & Rotors event at Los Alamitos Army Airfield in Orange County, CA.

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Mon, Sep 22, 2014

Gone West: Former PATCO President Bob Poli

Had Been The Union's Leader When Air Traffic Controllers Went On Strike

Robert Poli, the man who was the leader of the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization (PATCO) when more than 11,000 air traffic controllers were fired by President Ronald Reagan, passed away on September 15 at the age of 78.

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Mon, Sep 22, 2014

Larry Page Envisions The Airport Of The Future

Says Airplanes Are Efficient, Airports Are The Problem

As many in California dream of something called a Hyperloop train that would be designed to transport people from Los Angeles to San Francisco in about the time it takes Dominos to deliver a pizza ... Google co-founder Larry Page says that there is nothing wrong with flying between the two cities ... it's the getting on and off the airplane that makes flying inefficient and time-consuming.

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Mon, Sep 22, 2014

Royal Canadian Air Force Cannibalizing Museum Plane For Spare Parts

Hercules On Display At National Air Force Museum Of Canada Keeping SAR Airplanes Flying

When you're trying to keep older airplanes flying and find replacement parts hard to come by ... what can you do?

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Mon, Sep 22, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.22.14): Dry Line

Dry Line The boundary between the dry desert air mass of the Southwest U.S. and the moist air mass from the Gulf of Mexico. It usually lies north-south across the central and southern High Plains states during spring and summer. The passage of a dry line results in a sharp decrease in humidity, clearing skies, and a wind shift from southeasterly or south to southwesterly or west. Its presence influences severe weather development in the Great Plains.

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