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Sat, Aug 30, 2014

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (08.30.14)

“For the past two-and-a-half years, the FAA has extensively reviewed this issue and enthusiastic pilots in our congressional districts have become frustrated with the lack of progress on reform.” Source: Excerpt from a letter sent to the U.S. Department of Transportation by the House General Aviation Caucus.

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Sat, Aug 30, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.30.14): Ground Communication Outlet (GCO)

An unstaffed, remotely controlled, ground/ground communications facility. Pilots at uncontrolled airports may contact ATC and FSS via VHF to a telephone connection to obtain an instrument clearance or close a VFR or IFR flight plan.

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Sat, Aug 30, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.30.14)

International Comanche Society

The International Comanche Society exists to serve its membership by supplying information and know-how to support good maintenance, safety, and affordable flying of Comanche type aircraft.

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Fri, Aug 29, 2014

Airborne 08.29.14: Google Drone!, Cessna's 10,000th, Bearhawk LODA

Also: Big Boeing Order, Napa Tower Quaked, Landsberg Retires, Galileo Falters

Breaking News! Google has unveiled an exciting new UAV project, called Project Wing, which has been under development in Australia--reportedly a more productive environment to work because of the confusion spawned by the US FAA... The 10,000th single-engine Cessna aircraft has been delivered from Textron Aviation's Independence, Kansas facility since its first delivery in June 1996. Liberty University took delivery of this milestone aircraft, a Cessna Skyhawk, along with two other Cessna Skyhawks, adding to its growing flight training fleet. Bearhawk builder, owner, and certified flight instructor, Jared Yates of Hickory, North Carolina has received a Letter of Deviation Authority (LODA) from the FAA allowing him to provide commercial transition flight instruction in his four-place Bearhawk. Without the LODA, commercial training in an experimental amateur built air

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Fri, Aug 29, 2014

CAF Takes Action Regarding Proposed FAA Rule

Comments To The NPRM Must Be Posted By September 5

The FAA proposed a new policy on July 22, 2014, to address the non-aeronautical use of airport hangars.

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Fri, Aug 29, 2014

F-15C Eagle Pilot Found Dead In Remote Virginia Mountains

Name Being Held Pending Notification Of Relatives

Officials have confirmed that the pilot of an F-15C Eagle was fatally injured Aug. 27 when the airplane went down in the remote mountains near Deerfield Valley, VA.

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Fri, Aug 29, 2014

Aero-TV: Doing It Diesel Style -- Glasair's New Diesel Offering

Glasair Makes A Commitment To Alternative Powerplants

ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell saw and reported on a lot of interesting things at Sun ‘n Fun 2014, and one of these was a Glasair with a diesel engine in front of the firewall. Glasair Aircraft Production Manager, Benjamin Rauk, explained that Glasair is well aware of the challenges being imposed by the need to find alternative fuels. To face this challenge, they have chosen the Continental Centurion 2.0s diesel engine.

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Fri, Aug 29, 2014

Independence, KS Facility Delivers 10,000th Single-Engine Cessna

Milestone Airplane A Skyhawk For Liberty University

The 10,000th single-engine Cessna aircraft has been delivered from Textron Aviation's Independence, KS facility since its first delivery in June 1996. Liberty University took delivery of this milestone aircraft, a Cessna Skyhawk, along with two other Cessna Skyhawks, adding to its growing flight training fleet.

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Fri, Aug 29, 2014

USAF Expands Search For Missing F-15C Pilot

Plane Went Down Wednesday Morning Near Deerfield Valley, VA

The search for the missing 104th Fighter Wing pilot expanded with Air Force resources Thursday morning in the Washington National Forest near Deerfield Valley, Virginia.

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Fri, Aug 29, 2014

Germanwings Pilots Set To Strike Friday

Labor Action Set To Begin At 0600 In Germany

Pilots flying for the Lufthansa subsidiary Germanwings plan to strike Friday morning, grounding flights departing from German airports from 0600 to midday local time.

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