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July 17, 2011

First Production F-35 Delivered To Eglin AFB

Training To Get Underway For Pilots And Maintainers

The first production model F-35 Lightning II to be assigned to the 33rd Fighter Wing arrived at Eglin AFB in Florida Thursday at 1318 CDT after its more than 90-minute ferry flight from Fort Worth, Texas.

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A Step Closer To The Sikorsky Prize

Clark School's Gamera Human-Powered Helicopter Team Completes Flight With An Unofficial Duration Of 12.4 Seconds

On July 13, the students on the Gamera human-powered helicopter team from the University of Maryland's A. James Clark School of Engineering completed their scheduled summer flight session with a new unofficial flight duration of 12.4 seconds.

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NTSB Focuses On Mechanical Issue In July 2010 Ditching Accident

Factual Reports Shows A Full Inspections Of The Fuel System May Not Have Been Performed

The NTSB has released its factual report for an accident which occurred July 23rd, 2010, in which four of the five people aboard a Cessna 206 were fatally injured.

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Intermountain Healthcare Takes Delivery Of EMS GrandNew

AgustaWestland Delivers First GrandNew To A U.S. Customer

AgustaWestland announced Wednesday that Intermountain Healthcare has taken delivery of the first of five GrandNew helicopters. The aircraft is both the first of its kind to be completed in Philadelphia with an EMS configuration, and the first to enter operations with a U.S. customer.

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Final Shuttle Crew To Answer Student Questions From Space

Questioners Are Participants In Agency's 'Summer Of Innovation' Program

Space shuttle astronauts aboard the International Space Station will answer videotaped questions from middle school students participating in NASA's Summer of Innovation initiative.

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Baggy Pants Bring No Charges Against College Football Player

California Officials Decline To File Charges After Player Was Removed From A Plane

Charges will not be filed against that college football player who was removed from a US Airways flight after boarding a plane in San Francisco wearing baggy pants.

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In Space, No One Can Hear You ... Whistle

And There's A Perfectly Good Scientific Explanation

Astronauts getting set for EVAs aboard the International Space Station may really enjoy their work, but you won't hear them whistling as they exit the airlock to work outside the station.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.17.11): Radiation Fog

Radiation Fog Fog that is created when radiational cooling at the earth's surface lowers the temperature of the air near the ground to or below its dew point. Formation is best when there is a shallow surface layer of relatively moist air beneath a drier layer, clear skies, and light surface winds. This primarily occurs during the night or early morning.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.17.11)

Aero-Linx: Reno Air Racing Association The Reno Air Racing Association's mission is to perpetuate the most unique air racing event and aviation experience in the world by combining the world's fastest motor sport with spectacular military and civilian air entertainment. The Reno Air Racing Association Board of Directors, a small full-time staff and hundreds of volunteers work together to preserve this unique event.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.17.11)

"We're incredibly proud of our government/industry team whose steadfast dedication to this program led to the successful delivery of AF-9 today. The exceptional capabilities of this 5th generation fighter are now in the very capable hands of the men and women of the 33rd Fighter Wing who are ushering in a new era of F-35 training. We look forward to delivering our full complement of F-35s to the Emerald Coast in the months and years ahead." Source:  Larry Lawson, Lockheed Martin executive vice president and F-35 program general manager, commenting on the delivery of the first production F-35.

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