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January 13, 2019

Heathrow Expansion Gathers Momentum

Next Phase Of Public Consultation Takes Off

Heathrow airport has launched its Airspace and Future Operations consultation and is asking local communities to help shape the airport’s plans for its future airspace – both for the existing two runways and as part of the proposed expansion.

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Jeff Bezos Headlines Newest Class Of Inductees Into Living Legends Of Aviation

John Travolta And Harrison Ford Present The 16Th Annual Awards Ceremony

John Travolta, the "Official Ambassador of Aviation" will host the 16th annual "Living Legends of Aviation Awards" on Jan. 18, 2019 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in California. The event honors those who have made significant contributions to aviation. Amazon and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos will be among the many accomplished people to receive awards this year.

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ERAU Flight Instructor Answers the Call To Help A Student Pilot In Distress

A Shaky Pilot On Her First Solo Flight Radios For Help After Three Unsuccessful Landing Attempts

On the morning of August 30, Air Traffic Control Specialist Ken Stanley was working in the Tower at Ormond Beach Municipal Airport (KOMN) when he noted a student pilot getting ready to land on their first solo flight in a Cessna 172.

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AF Squadron Innovation Funds Drive 3D Runway Surface Scanning, Re-Creation

Goal Is To Improve The Way The Air Force Evaluates The Impact Of Runway Friction On Aircraft Tire Wear

An innovative effort at the Landing Gear Test Facility at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base,Ohio, aims to improve the way the Air Force evaluates the impact of runway friction on aircraft tire wear. Air Force Materiel Command allocated more than $4.6 million in Squadron Innovation Funds in fiscal year 2018, with $23,000 augmenting the 3D Runway Surface Scanning and Surface Re-Creation at the LGTF.

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Five New Members To Be Inducted Into Canada’s Aviation Hall Of Fame

Ceremony Slated For May 16 In Montreal

At the annual gala induction dinner and ceremonies for Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame in 2019, five individuals will be recognized for their contribution to Canadian aviation and be inducted as Members of the Hall of Fame. The annual event will be held on May 16 at Montréal’s Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL).

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Hubble Captures Images Of Milky Way's Nearest Neighbor

Triangulum Galaxy Is 'Only' Three Million Light Years From Earth

The Hubble Space Telescope has captured the most detailed image yet of a close neighbor of the Milky Way – the Triangulum Galaxy, a spiral galaxy located at a distance of only three million light-years away. This panoramic survey of the third-largest galaxy in our Local Group of galaxies provides a mesmerizing view of the 40 billion stars that make up one of the most distant objects visible to the naked eye.

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NBAA Welcomes Annemarie McDonald Oxman As Chief People Officer

Succeeds Holly Clark, Who Is Retiring January 18th

The NBAA has appointed Annemarie McDonald Oxman, SHRM-SCP, as chief people officer (CPO). Oxman’s responsibilities were formerly held by Holly Clark, who is retiring from the organization on Jan. 18, 2019, after more than 12 years of service.

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AIAA Publishes New Book From Dr. Kevin Michaels

AeroDynamic: Inside the High-Stakes Global Jetliner Ecosystem Traces The Transformation Of The Commercial Jetliner Business

Globally recognized aerospace expert Kevin Michaels has profiled the exciting aircraft production environment in his new book AeroDynamic: Inside the High-Stakes Global Jetliner Ecosystem, published by American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.13.19)

Aero Linx: The Wolf Aviation Fund The Wolf Aviation Fund was established in the wills of Alfred L. and Constance C. Wolf.  Its activities are supervised by a board of trustees, aided by a council of advisors and a team of consultants. "The Foundation shall promote and support the advancement of personal air transportation by seeking and funding the most promising individuals and worthy projects which advance the field of general aviation; by increasing the public's knowledge of aviation through publications, seminars, and other information media; by informing the aviation and scientific community of the existence and purpose of the Fund; and by soliciting and receiving feedback concerning F

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.13.19): Flight Level

Flight Level A level of constant atmospheric pressure related to a reference datum of 29.92 inches of mercury. Each is stated in three digits that represent hundreds of feet. For example, flight level (FL) 250 represents a barometric altimeter indication of 25,000 feet; FL 255, an indication of 25,500 feet.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (01.13.19)

“Omar demonstrated his skill as a flight instructor by assisting a pilot in distress. His professional behavior and focus on the safety of the student pilot helped ensure a positive outcome to a challenging situation. Everybody in the Daytona Beach flight department is extremely proud of him!” Source: Ken Byrnes, assistant dean and flight department chair at Embry–Riddle’s College of Aviation, discussing an incident whereby one of their CFIs talked a student through some difficulty on their first solo, with an excellent result.

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