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November 12, 2016

FAA Places TFR Over Trump Tower In Manhattan

Gov. Mike Pence's Residence In Indianapolis Is Also A No-Fly Zone

From now through January 21, pilots are not allowed to fly over Trump Tower in Manhattan or the residence of Governor Mike Pence in Indianapolis, IN.

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Thousands Of Commercial Drone End Users To Convene Next Week

Drone World Expo Set For San Jose, CA

Commercial users of UAV technology have access to complimentary expo registration for next week’s 2nd annual Drone World Expo taking place at the San Jose Convention Center from Tuesday, November 15 – Wednesday, November 16.

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FAA Approves STC For Falcon 2000 Baggage Modification STC

West Star Aviation Developed The System To Increase Usable Baggage Area

West Star Aviation is proud to announce they have been granted approval on their Falcon 2000 baggage Modification STC. This modification will allow West Star to create usable, baggage space in the aft unpressurized area.

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GE Assigned Maintenance Role For Systems On F-35 Aircraft In Australia

RAAF Has Agreed To Purchase 72 Of The Fifth-Generation Fighters

The U.S. Department of Defense, F-35 Joint Program Office has selected the companies that will provide global maintenance, repair, overhaul and upgrade (MRO&U) assignment for selected aircraft systems fitted to the aircraft.

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First Bell 407GXP Delivered In India

Aircraft Operated By Premair Is The First In The Country And South Asia Region

The first Bell 407GXP to be delivered in India is now in the hands of Premair, an air charter management company. The aircraft was ordered earlier this year and has been outfitted for corporate and VIP transport throughout the region.

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Air Astana Takes Delivery Of Its First A320neo

First Of The Type Delivered In The CIS

Kazakhstan’s flag carrier Air Astana has taken delivery of its first A320neo at Airbus headquarters in Toulouse in the presence of airline executives and government officials. The aircraft leased from Air Lease Corporation is part of a deal announced at Farnborough Airshow 2015 for 11 A320neo Family aircraft.

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Lunar Exploration Company ispace Gains Support From Japanese Government

The National Diet Of Japan Adopts Resolution Encouraging the Creation Of The Space Resource Industry

On November 8th, the National Diet of Japan adopted a resolution to discuss the necessary steps to support the space resource industry. Japan will now join the United States and Luxembourg in developing the space resource industry.

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MUOS-5 Reaches Orbit, Begins Pre-Operational Testing

Satellite Launched In June, Spacecraft Had A Problem Reaching Assigned Orbit

The fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite built by Lockheed Martin for the U.S. Navy has reached orbit, successfully deployed its solar arrays and antennas, and is beginning pre-operational, on-orbit testing.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (11.12.16)

“In the end, the Navy and Lockheed Martin engineering team were able to isolate the issue and develop a work-around using alternative propulsion. Once we had a plan together, in early October we carefully re-started orbit raising maneuvers.” Source: Mark Woempner, director of Narrowband Communications Systems at Lockheed Martin.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.12.16): Visual Holding

The holding of aircraft at selected, prominent geographical fixes which can be easily recognized from the air.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.12.16)


Online answers to flight instruction questions from a Certified Flight Instructor. This blog is the brainchild of an Ohio flight instructor who was looking for a better way to answer the questions of his students.

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