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February 12, 2017

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.12.17): Mach Technique

Mach Technique Describes a control technique used by air traffic control whereby turbojet aircraft operating successively along suitable routes are cleared to maintain appropriate MACH numbers for a relevant portion of the en route phase of flight. The principle objective is to achieve improved utilization of the airspace  and to ensure that separation between successive aircraft does not decrease below the established minima.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.12.17)

Aero Linx: Virginia Aviation Business Association The VABA is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization committed to represent, develop, and support all aviation businesses in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Since its inception, the VABA has provided a unified voice for businesses involved in aviation in general. The VABA, chartered by the Legislature of Commonwealth of Virginia, is organized and recognized as an activity whose mission is to: Perpetuate the development of aeronautical businesses within the Commonwealth of Virginia Enhance the development of general aviation and regional airports and the infrastructure to support the same for the Commonwealth

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (02.12.17)

“Integrating enlisted pilots into the RQ-4 (Global Hawk) community enables the Air Force to meet mission requirements as the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance mission grows, while providing an opportunity to our highly skilled enlisted force.”  Source: Chief Master Sgt. Eric Rigby, the enlisted aircrew assignments chief at AFPC, discussing the first enlisted remotely piloted aircraft pilot selection board that met at the Air Force Personnel Center Feb. 6-9, 2017 to identify the next enlisted group to attend RPA pilot training as part of the deliberate approach to enhance the Air Force’s intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance mission.

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