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July 23, 2021

Aero-TV At SnF21: Aviation Safety Resources Expands Its Parachute Empire

ASR Takes Over The Iconic Strong Enterprises Parachute Operation

Aviation Safety Resources has acquired Strong Enterprises, turning them into one of the world’s parachute technology powerhouses overnight. In addition to announcements in which ASR chutes will be included in a number of new airframes, the strong deal is a massive development in the civil, commercial, and military segments. ASR reached an agreement with Marcie LaVanway to acquire 100% of the stock of Strong Enterprises -- who designs, engineers, tests, and manufactures complete parachute systems.

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ANNouncement: Now Accepting Applications For Oshkosh 2021 Stringers!!!

An Amazing Experience Awaits The Chosen Few...

E-I-C Note: It seems that 2020 may truly be behind us and that 2021 presents us with an opportunity to come together once again and rebuild the aviation world in the wake of a global pandemic that did a lot of damage to us all. Oshkosh, to us, seems the perfect place to get started on all that... and so ANN is putting EXTRA effort and resources into our coverage of Oshkosh 2021... just a little over 70 days hence. We are now starting the process to seek talented stringers to help us present Oshkosh and the sport and general aviation community to the world around us. If you ever thought about joining us, this is THE year

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.23.21)

Aero Linx: The American Society of Aerospace Medicine Specialists The Society is a non-profit organization created to serve as a voice for and represent the professional needs of Aerospace Medicine specialists in the United States. The Society is a constituent organization of the Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA). Members are specialists in the field of Aerospace Medicine dedicated to the advancement of aviation and space medicine.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.23.21): Ground Controlled Approach

Ground Controlled Approach A radar approach system operated from the ground by air traffic control personnel transmitting instructions to the pilot by radio. The approach may be conducted with surveillance radar (ASR) only or with both surveillance and precision approach radar (PAR). Usage of the term “GCA” by pilots is discouraged except when referring to a GCA facility. Pilots should specifically request a “PAR” approach when a precision radar approach is desired or request an “ASR” or “surveillance” approach when a nonprecision radar approach is desired.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.23.21)

“This is a game-changing development for aircraft owners looking for an affordable, full-featured primary flight display while allowing removal of outdated mechanical attitude indicators. We are cleaning up panels while reducing our customer’s maintenance cost and giving them some extra weight savings as well." Source: Scott Smith, director of sales for Aspen Avionics, following an FAA decision that allows changes to the backup instrument requirements with the installation of Aspen’s Evolution EFD1000 Pro MAX PFD.

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