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Fri, Aug 29, 2014

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (08.29.14)

"We will keep the teams working toward a more ambitious readiness date, but will be ready (to launch SLS) no later than November 2018.”  Source: William Gerstenmaier, associate administrator for the Human Explorations and Operations Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington.

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Fri, Aug 29, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.29.14): Gyroscopic Precession

An inherent quality of rotating bodies, which causes an applied force to be manifested 90 degrees in the direction of rotation from the point where the force is applied.

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Fri, Aug 29, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.29.14)

NavionX

The NavionX organization is designed to serve owner-operators and enthusiasts alike.

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Fri, Aug 29, 2014

AD: Viking Air Limited Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2014-17-01

PRODUCT: Viking Air Limited Model DHC-3 airplanes.

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Fri, Aug 29, 2014

AD: Dassault Aviation Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2014-16-27

PRODUCT: Certain Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 900EX airplanes.

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Thu, Aug 28, 2014

Airborne 08.27.14: WATTsUp Flies!, ForeFlight Update, New Goodyear Blimp Debuts

Also: Air Show Industry Honors 3, Night OSH Airshow, 'New' Wright Flyer, NTSB Unhappy With UPS/Union, Sleepy Chinese Controllers

Pipistrel has flown its two-place electric trainer for the first time. The company developed the airplane, called the WATTsUp, in partnership with Siemens AG, which provided the electric main propulsion components. ForeFlight Mobile 6.3 is now in the App Store with two major new features: Track Log and Weight & Balance. Track Log is a cloud-enabled flight recorder that allows you to capture your flight track data, upload it to the cloud, export it to third party flight review and mapping applications, and share flight tracks with others. Track Log is built upon ForeFlight’s Sync system and makes track data available on all your mobile devices. The newest Goodyear blimp, Named Wingfoot One, is the first of a new generation of airships manufactured by Germany's ZLT Zeppelin Company and assembled by a team of Zep

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Thu, Aug 28, 2014

SpaceX Postpones AsiaSat 6 Launch

Will Review Potential Failure Modes And Contingency Plans

SpaceX has decided to postpone the flight of AsiaSat 6 that had been scheduled for Wednesday.

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Thu, Aug 28, 2014

FAA Issues SAIB For GPS, FMS Vertical Guidance

Pilots Must Still Use Primary Barometric Altimeter To Comply With ATC Clearances

The FAA has published a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) focusing on FMS and GPS equipment vertical guidance with no published vertical descent angle.

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Thu, Aug 28, 2014

AeroSports Update: Bearhawk Aircraft Owner Receives FAA Training LODA

Bearhawk Builder/Owner Has Received The First FAA Authorization For Commercial Transition Training In A Four-Place Bearhawk Amateur-Built Airplane.

Anyone may receive training in an experimental-amateur built airplane (E-AB) provided the airplane is not being commercially operated. However, the FAA training Letter of Deviation Authority (LODA) allows a professional flight instructor to charge for the use of an E-AB in a transition training program.

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Thu, Aug 28, 2014

IATA Appoints Director Of Safety

Rodolfo 'Rudy' Quevedo To Assume The Post September 2

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the appointment of Rodolfo “Rudy” Quevedo as Director of Safety. On 2 September 2014 Quevedo will join IATA’s Safety and Flight Operations team and will be based in Montreal. He will be responsible for Cabin Safety, Safety Management Systems (SMS), and Global Aviation Data Management (GADM).

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