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September 28, 2013

A Conversation with AOPA President and CEO Mark Baker, Part 3

This is a Special Report of the Aero News Network... Mark Baker, Part 3 of 3

Listen to Part One Of Our Interview With Mark Baker Listen to Part Two Of Our Interview With Mark Baker

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Two Robinson R66s Fly Around The World

Russian Pilots Completed The Circumnavigation In Six Weeks

On September 15th, a pair of Robinson R66 Turbine helicopters landed at the Bunkovo Heliport, just outside of Moscow, marking the end of a six-week, Around-the-World Expedition. The historic flight was a first for the R66 and for Russia.

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Military Paratrooper Fatally Injured In Training Exercise

Fort Bragg Colonel's Parachute Malfunctioned

Army Col. Darron L. Wright, of Mesquite, Texas, the Corps Assistant Chief of Staff, G5, died while conducting a standard MC-6 parachute jump at Sicily Drop Zone at Fort Bragg, NC Wednesday.

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Strike Fighter Squadron 101 To Host F-35C Rollout Ceremony

Event Planned For October 1 At Eglin AFB In Florida

The Navy's first F-35C Lightning II carrier variant aircraft squadron, the "Grim Reapers" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 101, will host a rollout ceremony for their new aircraft at the squadron's home at Eglin Air Force Base, FL, Oct. 1. The rollout ceremony will commemorate the long, storied history of the "Grim Reapers" and the establishment of VFA-101 as the Navy's first F-35C Fleet Replacement Squadron.

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Jeppesen Establishes Ab Initio Flight School Network

Program Is First Step Toward Comprehensive Boeing Pilot Training Program

Jeppesen is teaming with multiple pilot training centers worldwide to guide cadets through the initial, or "ab initio" stage of training to become professional pilots. The Jeppesen ab initio pilot training program is the first step in a comprehensive Boeing flight training program that will advance student pilots through several stages of training from inexperienced newcomers to becoming licensed commercial pilots.

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Boeing, WestJet Announce Order For 65 737 MAX Airplanes

Order Supports WestJet's Fleet Modernization

Boeing and WestJet have completed an order for 65 737 MAX airplanes, fulfilling the carrier's letter of intent to purchase the airplanes announced on Aug 29. The order, valued at $6.3 billion at list prices, consists of 40 737 MAX 8s and 25 737 MAX 7s. The airplanes are a key component of the Calgary-based airline's fleet renewal initiative.

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Bombardier Strengthens Chinese BizAv Aftermarket Service Network

Beijing Airlines To Provide AOG Support For Bombardier Business Aircraft

Bombardier Aerospace says it is stepping up its commitment to build an industry-leading aftermarket service network for its business aircraft operators in China with the announcement of a new service agreement with Beijing Airlines, one of mainland China's business aviation operators.

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Two Fatally Injured In Suburban IL Cirrus Accident

Airplane Went Down In Bolingbrook, IL Near Chicago

A surgeon and his wife from Kentucky were fatally injured in an accident in Bolingbrook, IL Wednesday, according to authorities. The surgeon was identified as 63-year-old Dr. Narayan Venguswamy of Georgetown, KY and his wife Jay. They were traveling to Chicago for a medical convention, according to officials from Georgetown Hospital.

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Redstone College Instructor Wins National Aviation Award

Bret Proud Is Second Redstone College Instructor Named As Regional AMT Of The Year By The National General Aviation Awards Committee

Redstone College announced today that Bret Proud, an Airframe & Powerplant instructor, was recently named a 2013 Regional Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) of the Year by the National General Aviation (GA) Awards Committee. The GA Awards program is a cooperative effort between more than 18 general aviation industry sponsors and the FAA.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (09.28.13)

“The XVIII Airborne Corps has sustained the loss of a superb paratrooper and a magnificent officer who served with marked distinction and honor throughout his career.” Source: Lt. Gen. Joe Anderson, commander of XVIII Airborne Corps.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.28.13): Scheduled Maintenance

Consists of all the individual maintenance tasks performed according to the maintenance time limitations (maintenance schedule).

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.28.13)

The Air Force Gunners Association

Official website of the Air Force Gunners Association.

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