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November 20, 2011

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.20.11)

Aero Linx: Alaska Aviation Weather Unit The National Weather Service is a component of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). NOAA is an Operating Unit of the U.S. Department of Commerce. NOAA's National Weather Service Alaska Aviation Weather Unit provides a number of weather reports and services for one of the most meteorologically challenged flying areas in the USA. The National Weather Service (NWS) provides weather, hydrologic, and climate forecasts and warnings for the United States, its territories, adjacent waters and ocean areas, for the protection of life and property and the enhancement of the national economy. NWS data and products form a national information database and infrastructure which can be us

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.20.11): Terminal Data Link System (TDLS)

Terminal Data Link System (TDLS) A system that provides Digital Automatic Terminal Information Service (D-ATIS) both on a specified radio frequency and also, for subscribers, in a text message via data link to the cockpit or to a gate printer. TDLS also provides Pre-departure Clearances (PDC), at selected airports, to subscribers, through a service provider, in text to the cockpit or to a gate printer. In addition, TDLS will emulate the Flight Data Input/Output (FDIO) information within the control tower.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (11.20.11)

"The very first thing that needed to happen was to ensure all response coordination efforts are being managed to the fullest capacity. Phone calls were made to not only to Air Station Barbers Point, but U.S. Pacific Command, the Navy, the nearest hospital and then to Coast Guard Pacific Area Command Center in California and Coast Guard Headquarters." Source: USCG's Richard Roberts, District 14 response management deputy branch chief, detailing some of the efforts that went into the recovery of a Cessna 310 pilot that ditched short of Hawaii.

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