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July 04, 2011

EAA Strives For No 'Sloshkosh' Redux

Extensive Drainage Work Has Been Keeping Water Flowing

It has been raining in central Wisconsin ... kind of a lot here in the early part of the summer. But EAA officials say that the campgrounds and other areas are ready for the onslaught of visitors which will descend on Wittman Field in about three weeks.

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Klyde Morris (07.04.11)

Mighty Wise Observations From A Little Ant


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Eurocopter Holding Acquires 98.32% Of Vector Aerospace

Acquisition Bolsters Eurocopter’s Support And Services Activities

Eurocopter Holding, a subsidiary of EADS, and Vector Aerospace Corporation, announced Thursday that all of the terms and conditions of the offer by 7762798 Canada Inc. (the “Offeror”), to acquire at a price of about $13.50 in cash per share.

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AIA Calls For Continued Aerospace Investment

"Second to None" Federal Budget Education Campaign Launched

Former FAA Administrator and current President and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association, Marion C. Blakey has called for accelerated implementation of NextGen, and increased U.S. investment in research and development to avoid losing our leadership in aerospace and defense.

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Purdue University Puts Flight Design Hand Control Option To Use

Able Flight Scholarship Students Fly In Specially-Equipped CTLS

Helping disabled pilots learn to fly has become a mission for German LSA producer, Flight Design.

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University Of Wisconsin Students Win Space Habitat Competition

Inflatable Space "Loft" Concept Take Top Design Honors, $10,000 Prize

University of Wisconsin students topped two other university teams to win the 2011 NASA eXploration Habitat (X-Hab) Academic Innovation Challenge, a competition to design and build a space habitat.

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US Airways Dispatchers Ratify Transport Workers Union Contract

New Contract Extends Through 2015

Flight dispatchers at US Airways represented by the Transport Workers Union (TWU), have voted to ratify the new four-year collective bargaining agreement previously announced on June 15.

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Arlington, TX, PD Testing UAVs

Initial Flights Being Conducted Away From Populated Areas

The Arlington, TX police department has started testing two electric unmanned helicopters in hopes of adding the aircraft to its law enforcement arsenal.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.04.11): DF Guidance

DF Guidance Headings provided to aircraft by facilities equipped with direction finding equipment. These headings, if followed, will lead the aircraft to a predetermined point such as the DF station or an airport. DF guidance is given to aircraft in distress or to other aircraft which request the service. Practice DF guidance is provided when workload permits.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.04.11)

Aero-Linx: The Marine Aviation Training Support Group 21 The Marine Aviation Training Support Group 21 (MATSG-21), Pensacola, Florida, provides administrative support to assigned personnel in addition to other tasks as directed by the Commandant. This support is directed primarily towards personnel in the Naval Air Training Command and The Naval Aviation Technical Training Center with support to ten ancillary activities.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.04.11)

"The aerospace and defense industry – which is second to none in the world, represents a smart business decision. Our products keep the world's economy moving, our families safe at home and our troops secure and successful abroad." Source: AIA President and former FAA Administrator, Marion Blakey, in recent remarks tied to AIA's launching of a campaign called 'Second to None' to ensure that Congress and other officials understand that the industry is a perishable national asset.

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