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Mon, Nov 24, 2014

Aero-TV: GOGO Business Aviation -- Communicating at the Speed of Flight

Airborne Communications Are One Of The Strengths Of Business Aviation

At NBAA2014 ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, checked in on the world of airborne communication. There was a time in aviation when the expression, “aviate and communicate” had something to do with an emergency situation. Now, when it comes to executive travel in a corporate jet, it means something completely different. Business travelers need to communicate and that’s where Gogo Business Aviation comes into the picture. Jim stopped to talk with Gogo Business Aviation executive vice president and general manager, John Wade, to ask about this high tech business that business travelers don’t want to do without. Wade said that broadband interconnectivity is what business travelers expect and, among other things, that’s what Gogo gives them.

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Mon, Nov 24, 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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Mon, Nov 24, 2014

Klyde Morris (11.24.14)

Klyde Wants To Know Who's Going To Take 'The Fall???'

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Mon, Nov 24, 2014

AeroSports Update: U.S. Deliveries For SportCruiser Continue

Two More SportCruisers Are On The Way To The U.S. As Part Of An Order For 8 SportCruiser Aircraft

Czech Sport Aircraft has confirmed that two more SportCruiser SVAP+ from the order for eight units placed at the end of June are now being prepared for shipment to the U.S. This new shipment follows on from the previous shipment that departed in mid-October and continues the expansion of the SportCruiser fleet in the U.S.A.

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Mon, Nov 24, 2014

NASA Selects Student Teams For High-Powered Rocket Challenge

Student Launch Challenge Set For April 7-12

NASA has selected eight teams from middle and high schools across the country to participate in the 2014-2015 NASA Student Launch Challenge, April 7-12, organized by NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

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Mon, Nov 24, 2014

R44 Helicopters Show Up In Iran

Reportedly Purchased Through 'Dealers' Despite Embargo

An Iranian company has acquired four Robinson R44 helicopters despite international trade sanctions against that country due to their disputed nuclear program.

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Mon, Nov 24, 2014

Pad 39A Conversion Underway

SpaceX Modifying The Historic Site For Its Falcon Heavy Rocket

Modifications of launch Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center are underway, as SpaceX prepares for the first launch of a Falcon Heavy rocket from the historic facility.

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Mon, Nov 24, 2014

USAF Skydiver Places 3rd, Donates Winnings

Presents $1,000 Prize To Wounded Warrior Project

Barreling to Earth from an airplane thousands of feet up in the air is a feat all on its own. Now, try landing a parachute a quarter the size of a standard chute at speeds approaching 90 mph, add in a pond, a course, and you have a competition.

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Mon, Nov 24, 2014

EAA Puts AirVenture Tickets On Sale For Next Summer

Also Offering Pre-Sale Of Camping Spots, Ford Tri-Motor Rides

Before you know it ... it will be July again, and we'll all be heading to Wisconsin for AirVenture.

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Mon, Nov 24, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.24.14): Flight Service Station

Flight Service Station Air traffic facilities which provide pilot briefing, en route communications and VFR search and rescue services, assist lost aircraft and aircraft in emergency situations, relay ATC clearances, originate Notices to Airmen, broadcast aviation weather and NAS information, receive and process IFR flight plans, and monitor NAVAIDs. In addition, at selected locations, FSSs provide En Route Flight Advisory Service (Flight Watch), take weather observations, issue airport advisories, and advise Customs and Immigration of transborder flights.

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