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March 17, 2017

Airborne 03.17.17: GA v Privatization, Apollo Reunion, B-29 Doc Is 'Legal'

Also: SpaceX Reusable, Huerta Address, FreeFlight Systems, Concorde Battery, WingX Pro7, Phoenix NIMBYs, Christen Eagle

OK... the fight we’ve all been fearing is most definitely, “ON.” Many in the general and business aviation community have been concerned about the Trump Administration's plans for the ‘Next Generation’ of Air Traffic Control -- and with Thursday’s publication of the administration's budget, we now, regretfully, know that Trump will push for the Privatization of ATC... to the potential detriment of many in aviation who are not part of the airlines &ls

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The Wings Club Foundation Names Heather Penney 2017 'Outstanding Aviator'

Award To Be Presented At Annual Meeting March 29

This year, The Wings Club Foundation, Inc. and IAWA (International Aviation Womens Association), will honor Heather Penney with the 2017 annual Outstanding Aviator Award. The presentation of this year's Award will take place during The Wings Club Foundation's Annual Meeting, to be held on the evening of Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at The Yale Club in New York City.

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Klyde Morris 03.17.17

Never Put Too Much Trust In Your Technology, Klyde


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Airborne 03.16.17: Avidyne Certified, Gogo STC, Tecnam's 200th P2006T

Also: CH-53K $$$, WomenVenture, AEA17 Awards, Alaska Air Guard, Blue Angel Honored, Dumb Drone Regs, United Airlines

There were big smiles over at the AEA 2017 Avidyne booth as they earned FAA TSO approval for their new IFD550 FMS/GPS/NAV/COM with Attitude Reference System. This also includes FAA approval of Release 10.2 software that includes Synthetic Vision and two-way wireless connectivity with Avidyne’s new IFD100 iPad App. Avidyne has also received approval for their new, IFD545, IFD510 and IFD410. “Release 10.2 was a significant undertaking that adds Synthetic Vision and expands our l

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (03.17.17)

"ATM is a complex ecosystem, where each stakeholder has its own priorities and plans, but without strong partnerships ATM modernization is impossible." Source: Florian Guillermet, Executive Director, SESAR Joint Undertaking.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.17.17): Local Airport Advisory (LAA)

A service available only in Alaska and provided by facilities, which are located on the landing airport, have a discrete ground−to−air communication frequency or the tower frequency when the tower is closed, automated weather reporting with voice broadcasting, and a continuous ASOS/AWSS/AWOS data display, other continuous direct reading instruments, or manual observations available to the specialist.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.17.17)

Vintage Sailplane Association (VSA)

The purpose of the Vintage Sailplane Association (VSA) is to promote the acquisition, restoration and flying of vintage sailplanes by its members, and to assist the National Soaring Museum in the preservation of soaring history and the promotion of vintage sailplane activity.

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