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December 27, 2023

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.27.23)

Aero Linx: The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) is a government body that ensures the safety of aviation in Australia. We license pilots, register aircraft, certify aerodromes, oversee aviation safety and promote safety awareness. We do this by setting standards and safety outcomes that cover maintenance, airspace, aerodromes, licensing, and all types of operations. We also make sure that the aviation community and the public use and administer Australian airspace and aerodromes safely.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.27.23): Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT)

Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) A radio transmitter attached to the aircraft structure which operates from its own power source on 121.5 MHz and 243.0 MHz. It aids in locating downed aircraft by radiating a downward sweeping audio tone, 2-4 times per second. It is designed to function without human action after an accident.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (12.27.23)

“The world witnessed history during that airlift, borne on the shoulders of mobility heroes. This recognition is long overdue for what our heroes did during those historic 17 days. Make no mistake, we should have done this last year immediately after the operation, and I recognize our Airmen’s frustration with the process... We’re making that right.” Source: Gen. Mike Minihan, commander of the Air Mobility Command, speaking up about the issuance of a dozen Distinguished Flying Crosses and 4 Bronze Stars to airmen involved in Operation Allies Refuge. Air Mobility Command approved the honors in a final awards board, along with 208 air medals and 73 Meritorious Service Medals. 

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