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June 19, 2011

NW Alabama Regional Airport Industrial Park Project Under Review

FAA Is Looking At Four Bids For The Muscle Shoals Development

The FAA is reviewing four bids for a proposed industrial park that would be built adjacent to the Northwest Alabama Regional Airport (KMSL) in Muscle Shoals. Airport Director Matthew Hea said the goal is to attract either aviation-related businesses, or companies that need access to an airport.

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Air National Guard 'Rise to the Challenge' Tour Returns for Second Year

Allows The Public To Participate In Simulated Real-Life Missions

The Air National Guard's "Rise to the Challenge" tour ... a traveling interactive campaign, which debuted last year ... is returning for a second season. The ANG says the tour is designed to educate Americans about the Air Guard's role in serving local communities and our nation.

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Navy Tests New Missiles For Growler, Super Hornet

Integrated Flight Tests Move AARGM Closer To Operational Status

In May, the U.S. Navy completed an initial flight integration test with its new Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM) on the EA-18G Growler electronic warfare aircraft, and has just recently completed multiple flight hours of integration testing on FA-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft.

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Cebu Pacific To Order 30 A321neo Aircraft

Low Cost Carrier Also Exercises Options For Seven More A320s

Cebu Pacific of the Philippines has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Airbus for the purchase of 30 A321neo aircraft.

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Intrepid Aviation Names Frank Pray Chief Executive Officer

Memphis-Based Leasing Company Adds Industry Veteran To Its Staff

Intrepid Aviation has named leasing industry veteran Frank Pray has joined the company as President and Chief Executive Officer. Pray reports to Ron Anderson, founder and Executive Chairman of Intrepid.

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STC Approved For Aerial Firefighting Role For Bell 205A-1

ASU Receives FAA Approval For The San Diego Sheriff's Department Helo

A Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the Bell 205A-1 has been granted by the FAA to Aviation Specialties Unlimited.

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Top CAP Cadets In Spotlight At National Competition

Skills Tests Emphasize Teamwork And Precision

A total of 152 highly skilled Civil Air Patrol cadets from across America will compete in the 2011 National Cadet Competition, a prestigious team event that spans seven decades.

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NASA Education Program Marks Five Years In Washington

High School Program Focuses On STEM Subjects

NASA's High School Aerospace Scholars Program will celebrate this summer five years of partnering with the Washington Aerospace Scholars (WAS) program.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.19.11): Orographic Lifting

Orographic Lifting Where the flow of air is forced up and over barriers such as highlands or mountains. Moist air being forced aloft begins to cool, consequently condensation forms, and rain or snow begins to fall. By the time the air reaches the leeward side of the barrier, it sinks and warms, resulting in decreasing relative humidity, cessation of precipitation, and the dissipation of clouds. May be called an orographic uplift. 

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.19.11)

Aero-Linx: Arcturus UAV T-20 The T-20 is ArcturusUAV’s newest and largest vehicle. With a 17’ wingspan, this Tier II class vehicle offers the ability to carry 65 lbs of payload in excess of 16 hours. It is powered by a versatile 10 horsepower 4 stroke engine offering smooth, quiet & efficient power. The payloads are housed on the C.G. with a removable pallet system for ease of payload swapping.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (06.19.11)

“As is tradition, Civil Air Patrol is proud to once again showcase the best CAP color guards and drill teams in the 2011 National Cadet Competition... For more than 60 years, this contest has inspired generation after generation of cadets to strive for excellence.” Source: Maj. Gen. Amy S. Courter, the Civil Air Patrol national commander, on the eve of the 2011 National Cadet Competition, a prestigious team event that spans seven decades. This year’s competition is set for June 22-27 at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.

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