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Sat, Nov 29, 2014

SAFE Executive Director To Retire In February

Doug Stewart's Contract Expiring, Search On For New ED

The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) announced on November 28 that Executive Director Doug Stewart will retire when his contract expires in February 2015. Stewart was instrumental in the formation of SAFE and has served in key leadership roles since the organization’s founding. He was elected as SAFE’s first Chair in 2009, transitioning into the role of Executive Director in November 2011.

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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. Bye believes that the time of a practical electric airplane has come about due to a combination of technologies.

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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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Thu, Nov 27, 2014

Dassault Systèmes, Solar Impulse Define A New Chapter In Solar Aviation

Technology, Vision, And Innovation Show The Possibilities Of Clean Flight

An ongoing technical partnership between Dassault Systèmes and Solar Impulse SA has been renewed by the two companies with a public commitment to the next phases of the record-breaking, solar-powered, round the world airplane project. The Solar Impulse 2 airplane, revealed on April 9 and successfully test flown in June of this year, was designed using Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

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