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April 24, 2016

LM Launches Educational Program To Prepare Students for Deep Space Exploration

'Generation Beyond' If First Such Program In The U.S.

Lockheed Martin has launched Generation Beyond, a first of its kind, national educational program to bring the science of space into thousands of homes and classrooms across America. The Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) program is designed to inspire the next generation of innovators, explorers, inventors and pioneers to pursue STEM careers.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.24.16)

Aero Linx: Mid-Atlantic Air Museum The story of Mid-Atlantic Aviation is not just the story of airplanes, but of ideas. It is also a story of productivity, perseverance, patriotism, and above all, the people that made these ideas a reality. The story of Mid-Atlantic Aviation begins with people. From the first manned balloon flight in Philadelphia in the 18th century, to the space age, Mid-Atlantic Aviation is the story of men and women, such as: The Manufacturers -- William Piper, Sherman Fairchild, Giuseppe Bellanca, and Glenn Martin. Pioneers of Commercial Aviation--Clifford Ball, Eddie Rickenbacker, and Harold Pitcairn. Innovators and Leaders--Carl Spaatz, Billy Mitchel

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.24.16): Standard Instrument Departure (SID)

Standard Instrument Departure (SID) A preplanned instrument flight rule (IFR) air traffic control (ATC) departure procedure printed for pilot/controller use in graphic form to provide obstacle clearance and a transition from the terminal area to the appropriate en route structure. SIDs are primarily designed for system enhancement to expedite traffic flow and to reduce pilot/controller workload. ATC clearance must always be received prior to flying a SID.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (04.24.16)

“The new facility provides exceptional training on state-of-the-art equipment, ensuring that AATC is a true center of excellence in the Asia-Pacific region. With hundreds more new Airbus aircraft on firm order by the region’s airlines, we are confident that AATC will go from strength to strength.” Source: Singapore Airlines CEO Goh Choon Phong, in comments made as the new Airbus Asia Training Center (AATC), a joint venture owned 55% by Airbus and 45% by Singapore Airlines (SIA), was officially opened in Singapore, Tuesday.

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