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March 05, 2017

Pilot, 64, Plays Teenage Girl In A Movie

Converts Personal Stearman To Resemble A Crop Duster For The Film

A Southwest Airlines pilot nearing retirement who recently moved from Indiana to Arizona had capitulated to his wife and agreed to sell his 1943 Stearman biplane. But before that could happen, he got a call from a movie producer who had seen the aircraft for sale and asked 64-year-old Alan Hoover to fly it in a movie he was making.

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Space Tourist Anousheh Ansari Accepts Oscar For 'The Salesman'

Director Did Not Attend The Ceremony In Protest Of President Trump's Travel Policies

The director of "The Salesman", which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, did not attend the ceremony last Sunday. Iranian director Asghar Farhadi stayed home because of President Trump's executive order temporarily banning travel from a handful of countries to allow for extreme vetting of people traveling from those countries before admitting them to the U.S.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.05.17)

Aero Linx: The Air Traffic Control Association Established in Washington, D.C., in 1956 by a group of air traffic controllers, the Air Traffic Control Association has been from the outset dedicated to progress in the science of air traffic control and the preservation of a safe flight environment. It provides a forum in which those concerned can address the myriad issues inherent to the development of viable air traffic control systems and aviation infrastructures, and the ever increasing demands on the global navigable airspace environment. Those in the aviation community -- the providers of air traffic control, system architects, manufacturers, suppliers, system operators and users -- join together

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (03.05.17)

“The design approach that has power and propulsion provided by a separate service module traces back to the Apollo program. The auxiliary engines we are delivering to Lockheed Martin and NASA for the European Service Module provide a redundant capability to the OMS engine capability.” Source: Aerojet Rocketdyne CEO and President Eileen Drake, discussing the hot-fire acceptance testing of eight auxiliary engines that will be used on the first flight of NASA’s Orion spacecraft with the Space Launch System rocket, slated to launch in 2018.

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