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January 01, 2013

Classic Aero-TV: Col. Mark Tillman (2)--The Most Important Left Seat In Aviation

An Honored Flyer Tells Of His Service To America (Part 2 of 4)

OK... we gotta tell you... this one was one of the best speeches we have EVER heard at any aviation event... and it occurred this year at the 2012 AEA Convention and Tradeshow. The kind folks of Universal Avionics pulled off quite a coup and arranged for a truly inspiring speaker for one of the most important gatherings in all of aviation -- the opening ceremonies of the 55th Annual AEA International Convention and Trade Show. And Universal's choice knocked it out of the park. Former Air Force One Command Pilot Colonel (ret) Mark W. Tillman, the United States’ 12th Presidential Pilot,

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UFO Video Forwarded To The FAA

Odd Object Allegedly Seen By A Passenger On An Airliner In Flight

Nobody is quite sure what it is, but a UFO was allegedly captured on video by the passenger on an airliner flying from New York to Houston December 19th. The video has been forwarded to the FAA by the person who says he recorded the incident.

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Space Fence Program Moves Forward

Two Land-Based Radars Will Track Objects In Orbit Around Earth

The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at Hanscom AFB in Massachusetts recently put out a request for proposal to move the Space Fence program forward. Space Fence will be a system of up to two land-based radars, the first site located at Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands, to track objects entering Earth's orbit.

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Cargo Aircraft Lands Short Near Group Of Spectators

Transall C-160 Was On Its Final Flight To A German Museum

A C-160 Transall military transport plane on its way to becoming a museum display missed its final final approach and landed short, very near a group of spectators who had come to see the airplane's arrival.

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ICAO Council President Praises Qatar Aviation Biofuel Project

Pilot Plant Could Produce Nearly 400,000 Gallons Of Sustainable Fuel

Some encouraging results posted by a sustainable alternative biofuels research project out of Qatar University have drawn praise from the President of the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Roberto Kobeh González. Kobeh visited the facility as part of his itinerary during the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP-18) in Doha.

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New F-16 Software Platform To Be Tested By 40th, 85th

First Time Developmental And Operational Testing Will Be Conducted At The Same Base

Developmental testing for an F-16 operational flight program will be accomplished at the 40th Flight Test Squadron and 85th Test and Evaluation Squadron at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida for the first time. The testing for Block 40 and 50 model F-16s is scheduled to begin in 2014 and will also be the first time developmental testing and operational testing of the OFP will be conducted at the same base.

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Boeing To Provide 2 More C-40A Transport Aircraft To US Navy

Clipper Transports Based On The NextGen 737-700 Airframe

The U.S. Navy has place a $145 million order with Boeing for two additional C-40A Clipper transport aircraft, increasing the service's ability to move military personnel and cargo around the world. The modified Next-Generation 737-700 aircraft will be the 13th and 14th C-40As in the Navy's Unique Fleet Essential Airlift Replacement Aircraft Program, which is replacing the Navy Reserve's aging fleet of DC-9-based C-9B Skytrains.

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Kitchener Aero STC’s Garmin G-500H In Eurocopter EC-120

Company Targets ENG, Law Enforcement Customers

Canadian special mission aircraft modifier Kitchener Aero Avionics has received an STC for a glass cockpit upgrade for the Eurocopter EC-120 helicopter. KAAV says the heart of this mod is the Garmin G500H Flight Display system with Helicopter Synthetic Vision (HSVT), an Altitude Heading Reference System (AHRS) and Air Data.

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Back To The Future With Dassault Falcon's Retro Calendar

Planemaker Celebrates The 50th Anniversary Of The Falcon 20

We know it's already after Christmas, but if you just couldn't come up with the perfect gift for Klyde Morris ... and who doesn't struggle with a gift for an ant ... well, it may not be too late. In May 2013, Dassault Falcon will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the storied Falcon 20 which took to the sky just hours after the famous Charles Lindbergh's message to Juan Tripp, Pan American Airlines CEO: "I found the bird."

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (01.01.13)

“We really welcome this project as an example of the varying biofuel solutions that can be applied in different areas around the globe. The Qatar project is notable in that it is State-backed and employs resources natural to the surroundings.” Source: Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) president Roberto Kobeh González.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.01.13): Instrument Flight Rules

Rules governing the procedures for conducting instrument flight. Also a term used by pilots and controllers to indicate type of flight plan.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.01.13)

Nine Planets

This website is an overview of the history, mythology, and current scientific knowledge of the planets, moons and other objects in our solar system.

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