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Fri, Nov 28, 2014

Aero-TV: Potential Energy -- Aero Electric Aircraft Corporation

The Future Of Aviation Could Prove To Be Uniquely Powerful

Learning to fly can be an “electrifying” experience, and ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, gives us a new view of this experience while he was at the Redbird Migration 2014. Campbell met with George Bye, the CEO of the Aero Electric Aircraft Corporation. The subject in this discussion was all about learning to fly in an electric airplane.

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Fri, Nov 28, 2014

NASA Selects Orbital's Pegasus Rocket For ICON Launch

Company To Provide Both Launch Vehicle And Satellite For Ionospheric Connection Explorer Mission

NASA has awarded a contract to Orbital Sciences for its Pegasus rocket to launch the space agency’s Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) scientific satellite into low Earth orbit. With the selection of Orbital’s air-launched Pegasus rocket, NASA is again turning to Orbital to provide both the satellite and launch vehicle for an important science mission based on advanced and cost-effective smaller space systems. 

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Fri, Nov 28, 2014

NATA Safety 1st Releases 2015 Events Schedule

List Includes Some Favorites, As Well As New Offerings

The National Air Transportation Association has released its 2015 Safety 1st events schedule. The NATA Safety 1st program is a provider of in-person and online safety and ground handling training for general aviation. The 2015 Safety 1st events schedule combines long-time education favorites such as the FBO Success Seminar with new offerings for 2015 such as the Safety 1st Certified Trainer Program.

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Fri, Nov 28, 2014

ArcaSpace Introduces Two UAVs For Civilian Use

Claims Performance Equivalent To Global Hawk And Predator

UAV manufacturer ArcaSpace has unveiled two UAV models that it says match the utility of Global Hawk and Predator aircraft available for the civilian market.

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Fri, Nov 28, 2014

ANN FAQ: ANN's News Portal Syndication Program

Get A Customized ANN News Portal For YOUR Website!

As we promised, the ever-so-busy software geeks at ANN have been working overtime on a number of cool new tools and toys... and the last few weeks have shown you all JUST A LITTLE of what we've been up to. ANN's latest new program, though, is a pretty impressive development.

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Fri, Nov 28, 2014

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (11.28.14)

“The FAA needs to act quickly to alleviate these concerns and issue guidelines for developers and operators of unmanned aircraft.” Source: Excerpt from a letter sent by a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators to FAA Administrator Michael Huerta.

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Fri, Nov 28, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.28.14): Direct

Straight line flight between two navigational aids, fixes, points, or any combination thereof.

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Fri, Nov 28, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.28.14)

NEXRAD Radar

Updated, accurate weather information is among the most critical data we need for safe flight, particularly on long cross-countries.

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Thu, Nov 27, 2014

Airborne 11.26.14: Island Air Scrooges Pilots, DC's NextGen, EAA On Stadium Flts

Also: F35C Pilots Build Time, A Sea Of Yellow Cubs, Lycoming's Dual Fuel Husky, CAP's Gold Medal, Boeing SC's First 787-9

This report could be called the story of the Grinch who stole the Christmas bonus. About 45 pilots flying for Hawaii-based Island Air were given Christmas bonuses ... only to have the company ask for them to be returned. The regional airline paid out bonuses of $4,000 each to its pilots in October, but then notified those pilots that the payout was "premature" ... and told them to return the money. It’s reported the company plans to take a payroll action to recover the premature payments. The FAA announced that the Washington, D.C. Metroplex is the first in the nation to have three, state-of-the-art, satellite-based "highways in the sky" running side by side by side, each dedicated to one of the three major airports in the region. Flyovers are always an exciting part of pre-game

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Thu, Nov 27, 2014

Endangered Sea Turtles Need Pilots, Planes

Stranded Reptiles Need A Ride To Rescue Facilities

There is an immediate need to fly sea turtles that have stranded themselves on the east coast. They need to be flown to rescue facilities in the southeast. The endangered turtles are experiencing a "state of emergency" due to recent cold temperatures and strong onshore winds in the northeast. More than 150 endangered sea turtles were stranded on Cape Cod alone, and many are suffering from hypothermia.

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