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February 06, 2011

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.06.11): Iridium

Iridium The Iridium satellite constellation consists of a system of 66 active communication satellites with spares in orbit and on the ground. It allows worldwide voice and data communications including the poles, oceans, and airways.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.06.11)

Aero-Linx: FAR Part 103 Yes... ultralights still exist... and there are signs that the most inexpensive way to fly may still see a renaissance... especially if aero-prices keep climbing for the stratosphere. In case you weren't aware of what a REAL ultralight is and what it can and can not do... herewith, we provide the link to the US Ultralight Association's recitation of FAR Part 103.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (02.06.11)

"First flight represents the compilation of numerous tests to validate the airworthiness of the aircraft, and the robustness and reliability of the software that allows it to operate as an autonomous system and eventually have the ability to take-off and land aboard an aircraft carrier." Source: Capt. Jaime Engdahl, UCAS-D program manager, US Navy, following the first flight test of the X-47B.

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