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February 05, 2017

Apollo Program's 50th Anniversary Brings Astronaut Reunion To AirVenture

Crewmembers From Most Apollo Missions Expected To Attend

Astronauts from most of the Apollo missions that put humans on the moon are expected to be at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017, as the “World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration” commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo program.

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JetBlue Appoints Dave Clark Vice President, Sales & Revenue Management

Had Previously Held The Post Of VP, Network Planning

Dave Clark has been named as the new vice president, sales and revenue management at JetBlue Airlines. Clark previously served as JetBlue’s vice president, network planning. He will report to Marty St. George, JetBlue’s executive vice president, commercial and planning.

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Drone Base Completes 10,000th Mission

Company Matches Drone Pilots With Jobs In All 50 States

Drone Base, a clearinghouse that matches commercial drone pilots with companies seeking drone services, recently completed its 10,000th mission.

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ClearVision EVS System Successful In Ground Trials Of Volcanic Ash Detection

The System Is Designed To Detect Volcanic Ash Up To A 100 Kilometer Range, Allowing Sufficient Time To Avoid The Affected Area

Elbit Systems and Nicarnica Aviation achieved a significant milestone by successfully performing ground trials, demonstrating detection of volcanic ash using the ClearVision EVS system. The Enhanced Vision System (EVS), that was modified to incorporate ash detection capability, is one of a kind in the market.

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First F-22 Raptor Delivered From Lockheed Martin Speedline

Early Delivery Highlights Effective Air Force-Industry Partnership

Lockheed Martin has completed the first F-22 Raptor at the company's Inlet Coating Repair (ICR) Speedline facility and delivered the aircraft back to the U.S. Air Force ahead of schedule.

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Wind Satellite Heads For Final Testing

Will Offer A Completely New Approach To Measuring Winds From Space

The road to realizing ESA’s Aeolus mission may have been long and bumpy, but developing novel space technology is, by its very nature, challenging. With the satellite now equipped with its revolutionary instrument, the path ahead is much smoother as it heads to France to begin the last round of tests before being shipped to the launch site at the end of the year.

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A-10 pilots, Army Brigade Combat Teams Train At Green Flag

Exercises Took Place Last Month At Nellis AFB

Pilots from the 74th Fighter Squadron prepared for future deployments while participating in Green Flag-West 17-03 from Jan. 13-27 at Nellis Air Force Base.

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NuSTAR Finds New Clues To 'Chameleon Supernova'

Supernova's Appearance Dramatically Changed Over Just One Year

"We're made of star stuff," astronomer Carl Sagan famously said. Nuclear reactions that happened in ancient stars generated much of the material that makes up our bodies, our planet and our solar system. When stars explode in violent deaths called supernovae, those newly formed elements escape and spread out in the universe.

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GA-ASI Launches Team Reaper Australia

A Single Solution To Australia's Multi-Mission RPA Requirements

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems has officially launched of its Team Reaper Australia solution to the Project Air 7003 requirement, together with Australian teammates Cobham, CAE Australia, Raytheon Australia, and Flight Data Systems.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.05.17)

Aero Linx: Middle East & North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) The Middle East & North Africa Business Aviation Association ( MEBAA) has been formed to to be the principal forum for gathering, understanding and communicating the needs and benefits of business aviation within the Middle East to businesses, governments and media worldwide, and to serve the needs of the Middle East & North Africa Business Aviation Association Members in ways that enhance safety, security, efficiency and acceptance of business aviation throughout the region.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.05.17): Radar

Radar A device which, by measuring the time interval between transmission and reception of radio pulses and correlating the angular orientation of the radiated antenna beam or beams in azimuth and/or elevation, provides information on range, azimuth, and/or elevation of objects in the path of the transmitted pulses.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (02.05.17)

“A number of Apollo astronauts have already committed to the event, as have other people closely involved with America’s space program during that era... This will be a rare, unforgettable gathering of the people who met the challenge of flying to the moon and safely returning, representing hundreds of thousands of individuals who contributed to its success. You may never get another opportunity to see these people in person, up close, as you will at Oshkosh this summer.” Source: Rick Larsen, EAA’s vice president of communities and member benefits, commenting on events planned for AirVenture 2017... including an unprecedented gathering of Apollo astronauts. 

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