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Wed, Apr 23, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.23.14): Dihedral

The positive acute angle between the lateral axis of an airplane and a line through the center of a wing or horizontal stabilizer. Dihedral contributes to the lateral stability of an airplane.

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Wed, Apr 23, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.23.14)

NFDD (National Flight Data Digest)

A daily publication of flight information appropriate to aeronautical charts, aeronautical publications, Notices to Airmen, or other media serving the purpose of providing operational flight data essential to safe and efficient aircraft operations.

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Wed, Apr 23, 2014

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Wed, Apr 23, 2014

AD: Centrair Gliders

AD NUMBER: 2014-07-08

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Tue, Apr 22, 2014

Airborne 04.21.14: Blue Angel Troubles, 8000th B737, Chelton/S-TEC Acquired

Also: Canadian CFI Fired After CNN Appearances, Forecast Says More UAVs, Funny Flt Attendant AVW, Avidyne/Trego-Dugan...

It would be harder to find a more respected Military leader than Former Blue Angel Boss, Greg McWherter... and yet, somehow, something that occurred during his two tours as the Angle has gotten him into trouble and the Navy is keeping VERY quiet on the details... The military and airshow community dimply doesn't believe it. Boeing has just delivered the 8,000th 737 to come off the production line to United Airlines The 737 is the first commercial airplane in history to reach this delivery milestone. The program has a strong backlog with more than 3,700 airplanes on order, including 1,934 orders for the new 737 MAX. Genesys Aerosystems Group has acquired Chelton Flight Systems, Inc. and S-TEC Corporation, previously doing business as Cobham Avionics, from Cobham in a management buyout. All this... and MORE in today's episode of

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Tue, Apr 22, 2014

FAA Announces First UAS Test Site Operational

North Dakota Department Of Commerce Ready To Start Testing

The FAA announced Monday that the first of six test sites chosen to perform unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) research is operational more than two-and-a -half months ahead of the deadline specified for the program by Congress.

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Tue, Apr 22, 2014

Boeing To Pay $47 Million In 'Make Whole' Arbitration Award

Culminates A 13-Year 'Battle' Between The Plane Maker And The Union

After a 13-year battle, 484 current and former employees of The Boeing Company are receiving nearly $47 million in wages and benefits they were denied because the aerospace giant refused to recognize employees at Edwards Air Force Base and in Palmdale were covered by the SPEEA (Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace) Professional and Technical unit contracts.

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Tue, Apr 22, 2014

Dragon Delivers Science, Station Supplies

Third Commercial Resupply Mission By SpaceX Another Success For The Company

The Expedition 39 crew welcomed nearly two and a half tons of supplies and scientific payloads to the International Space Station with the arrival of the third SpaceX Dragon commercial cargo spacecraft Sunday.

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Tue, Apr 22, 2014

Wisconsin Adds Recreational Aircraft To Recreational Use Statute

Amendment Protects Owners Of Private Airports In The State

It took two years, but thanks to the leadership of the Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF) and the efforts of several supporters, Wisconsin’s Recreational Use Statute (RUS) was amended to include noncommercial aviation.

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Tue, Apr 22, 2014

NBAA Releases New Fatigue, Fitness For Duty Guidelines

Sixteen-Page-Report Presented At Biz Av Safety Seminar In San Diego

The NBAA released a new safety resource, “Duty/Rest Guidelines for Business Aviation,” last week at the Business Aviation Safety Seminar in San Diego, CA. The 16-page report, a joint effort with the Flight Safety Foundation, is the culmination of nine months of work by the Fatigue Task Force of NBAA’s Safety Committee and addresses one of the committee’s Top Safety Focus Areas.

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