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Sat, Aug 23, 2014

ANN FAQ: Aero-Twitters Offer Instant Alerts For Breaking News

Say Hello To Aero-Twitter!

Twitter is designed to work on a mobile phone as well as on a computer (and can be accessed via your IM clients). All Twitter messages (called "Tweets", naturally) are limited to 140 characters, so each message can be sent as a single SMS alert. Brevity is a virtue when using Twitter, since you can't say much in 140 characters (then again, the world would probably be a better place if people spent less time reading their cell-phones, anyway).

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Sat, Aug 23, 2014

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (08.23.14)

"We are certain that the combined expertise of the teams will enable us to achieve our goal and break the world speed record for electric aircraft." Source: Roger Targett of Electroflight.

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Sat, Aug 23, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.23.14): Flight Standards District Office (FSDO)

An FAA field office serving an assigned geographical area and staffed with Flight Standards personnel who serve the aviation industry and the general public on matters relating to the certification and operation of air carrier and general aviation aircraft.

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Sat, Aug 23, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.23.14)

National Association of Priest Pilots

The stated purpose of is group is to promote the use of private aircraft as a practical, safe, and efficient tool of the apostolic work of a priest.

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Fri, Aug 22, 2014

Airborne 08.22.14: Russians Nix Global Gyro, Alphabets Fight FAA, F-16s Cracking

Also: Ferguson TFR, Soaring Company's S.O.S., High Altitude Balloons, Remembering Vicki Cruse

An attempt to fly the first gyrocopter around the world by Norman Surplus has been foiled after traveling thousands of miles flying consecutively through 18 of the 24 countries needed to achieve this Fédération Aéronautique Internationale World Record Circumnavigation. Seven GA groups have sent a letter to the U.S. DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx urging him to complete the review of the FAA’s NPRM regarding third-class medical certification reform within the next 30 days and then open it to public comment. U.S. Air Force officials recently removed Eighty Two, two-seat, F-16D Fighting Falcons from flight status due to the discovery of canopy sill longeron cracks found between the front and rear pilot seats. The cracks were discovered following an immediate action time compliance technical order, or TCTO, to inspect all F-16D’s

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Fri, Aug 22, 2014

Aero-TV: Honoring Our Legacy - Recrafting Paul’s Game-Changing Baby Ace

A Bit Of History Lovingly Restored To The Sport Aviation World

ANN's Michael Maya Charles had to search around at EAA AirVenture 2014 to find this story. The Aeroplane Factory building was one of the original exhibition halls back in the days before the term AirVenture was invented and it was simply referred to as The Oshkosh Fly-In. The Aeroplane factory is no longer a star exhibit Hall, but what Michael found inside was the soul of EAA.

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Fri, Aug 22, 2014

Barnstorming: Time Flies...

In Fond Remembrance Of My Dear Vicki, Five Years Since Her Loss

Hi Folks... In the last five years, you and I have been through a lot. We've watched the fortunes of the aviation world come and go, we've watched much of the world around us change in some unexpected and often unpleasant ways... and we've lost some amazing friends and family members from the aviation world--the dearest of which, was to me, my once-upon-a-time friend/wife/partner, Vicki.

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Fri, Aug 22, 2014

Klyde Morris 08.22.14

It's A Classic Example Of 'Be Careful What You Wish For', Klyde

FMI:  www.klydemoris.com

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Fri, Aug 22, 2014

Ohio Farm Equipment Dealer Getting Into The UAV Businesses

Will Market Hexacopters Alongside John Deere Implements

A farm implement dealer with multiple locations in Ohio has entered into an agreement with Precision Drone LLC to sell helicopter-style UAVs (hexacopters) to agricultural customers.

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Fri, Aug 22, 2014

Aero-TV: Honoring Our Legacy - Recrafting Paul’s Game-Changing Baby Ace

A Bit Of History, Lovingly Restored To The Sport Aviation World

ANN's Michael Maya Charles had to search around at EAA AirVenture 2014 to find this story. The Aeroplane Factory building was one of the original exhibition halls back in the days before the term AirVenture was invented and it was simply referred to as The Oshkosh Fly-In. The Aeroplane factory is no longer a star exhibit Hall, but what Michael found inside was the soul of EAA.

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