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Sun, Nov 23, 2014

Airborne 11.21.14: AEA's 3Q/14 Report, Fantasy Of Flight, Modernizing The NAS

Also: Holland Wants Gold, FAA Strangling UAVs?, RAF WWII Trainer For Sale, Bf109s Live, Georgia v Aerospace Engineers

The Aircraft Electronics Association has released its third-quarter 2014 Avionics Market Report. In the three-month period of July, through September 2014, total worldwide business and general aviation avionics sales amounted to more than $614 million. The figure represented a 5 percent decrease in sales compared to the third-quarter 2013 amount of more than $646 million. Fantasy of Flight, in Polk City, Florida is going to make tomorrow a special day for World War Two veteran Barney Wasowicz. Wasowicz’s B-26 was shot down over France. Piloting the crippled plane until his crew bailed out, he then hit the silk, was captured by the Germans, and became a prisoner of war for 15 months. The Full Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure held a hearing on Tuesday of this week focused

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Sun, Nov 23, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.23.14): Airport Traffic Control Tower

Airport Traffic Control Tower A terminal facility that uses air/ground communications, visual signaling, and other devices to provide ATC services to aircraft operating in the vicinity of an airport or on the movement area. Authorizes aircraft to land or takeoff at the airport controlled by the tower or to transit the Class D airspace area regardless of flight plan or weather conditions (IFR or VFR). A tower may also provide approach control services (radar or nonradar).

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Sun, Nov 23, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.23.14)

Aero Linx: The Long Island Early Fliers Club The purpose of the Long Island Early Fliers is to promote public education and interest in the field of aviation by collecting, collating and disseminating information concerning the history, records, progress and accomplishments of aviation and related activities. To study the invention, design, uses, building, maintenance and flying of aircraft of all types. To assist in the education of others in the science, development, advantages, accomplishments and needs of aviation and allied activities.

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Sun, Nov 23, 2014

ANN FAQ: Getting The Most Out Of ANN's Newsletters

ANN goes through a lot of trouble to make the graphics flashy and cool and an integral part of the story. But let's face it, they're bandwidth-intensive. So here are a couple of thoughts on how to correct that problem and get the most out of Aero-News in the least amount of time.

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Sun, Nov 23, 2014

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (11.23.14)

"Reaching this stage that we call ATLO is a critical milestone. This is a very satisfying point of the mission as we transition from many teams working on their individual elements to integrating these elements into a functioning system. The subsystems are coming from all over the globe, and the ATLO team works to integrate them into the flight vehicle. We will then move rapidly to rigorous testing when the spacecraft has been assembled, and then to the launch preparations." Source: InSight Project Manager Tom Hoffman at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, commenting as NASA's InSight mission begins the assembly, test and launch operations (ATLO) phase of its development, on track for a March 2016 launch to Mars.

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Sat, Nov 22, 2014

ANN FAQ: Like Us On Facebook

There's A Lot To Like On ANN's Latest Social Media Site

We all know how important Social Media is to a lot of people, particularly those under 30. We also know how important those folks are to the future of aviation. In so many forums and at so many events, we talk about how to attract the next generation of pilots, mechanics, and enthusiasts to our industry, and social media is certainly critical to getting the message out to those who practically live online.

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Sat, Nov 22, 2014

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (11.22.14)

"Delta always approaches fleet decisions with a balance of economic efficiency, customer experience enhancements, network integration and total cost of ownership. The A350 and A330neo support our long-haul, transoceanic strategy." Source: Nat Pieper, Delta's Vice President – Fleet Strategy and Transactions, on Delta's purchase of Airbus airplanes.

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Sat, Nov 22, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.22.14): CDI – Course Deviation Indicator

A Navigation Instrument that indicates the course and direction to a tuned VOR station.

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Sat, Nov 22, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.22.14)

Baja Bush Pilots

The Baja Bush Pilots organization was started by Arnold Senterfitt, author of the book "Airports of Baja and Mainland Mexico".

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Fri, Nov 21, 2014

Airborne 11.21.14: AEA's 3Q/14 Report, Fantasy Of Flight, Modernizing The NAS

Also: Holland Wants Gold, FAA Strangling UAVs?, RAF WWII Trainer For Sale, Bf109s Live, Georgia v Aerospace Engineers

The Aircraft Electronics Association has released its third-quarter 2014 Avionics Market Report. In the three-month period of July, through September 2014, total worldwide business and general aviation avionics sales amounted to more than $614 million. The figure represented a 5 percent decrease in sales compared to the third-quarter 2013 amount of more than $646 million. Fantasy of Flight, in Polk City, Florida is going to make tomorrow a special day for World War Two veteran Barney Wasowicz.  Wasowicz’s B-26 was shot down over France. Piloting the crippled plane until his crew bailed out, he then hit the silk, was captured by the Germans, and became a prisoner of war for 15 months. The Full Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure held a hearing on Tuesday of this week f

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