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September 09, 2011

Was Charles Lindbergh Really First?

Aviation Buff Believes French Team Crossed Atlantic, But Crashed

On May 8, 1927, as Charles Lindbergh waited for a clearing in the fog on Long Island to launch for Paris in the Spirit of St. Louis, his rival, French World War I Ace Charles Nungesser, departed with navigator François Coli in the opposite direction. The French team never arrived in New York. Now, a French aviation enthusiast has concluded that their biplane, the Oiseau Blanc (or "White Bird"), flew over the south coast of Newfoundland before ditching off the shore of the Canadian mainland.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (09.09.11)

“The Tulare County Sheriff's Department will be the first agency in the U.S. to put a Light-Sport Aircraft into full time service in support of Patrol, just as many agencies do with a helicopter.” Source: Tulare County Sheriff's Office Reserve Captain David Williams.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.09.11): Bilateral Agreement

The term “bilateral agreement” means an executive agreement between the U.S. Government and the government of another country to facilitate the airworthiness approval or acceptance of civil aeronautical products exported from one country (contracting state) to the other.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.09.11)

Oregon Pilots' Association

Many states have pilots' organizations to promiate avaition in a way that national organizations can't. One such group is the Oregon Pilots' Association, who's stated goal is to promote aviation in the State of Oregon and to provide information to pilots and anyone interested in general aviation.

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