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August 16, 2021

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.16.21)

Aero Linx: The Flight Safety Foundation The Flight Safety Foundation -- We are an independent, international, and impartial non-profit that exists to champion the cause of aviation safety. Since 1947, Flight Safety Foundation has helped protect everyone who benefits from air travel, everywhere in the world. The Foundation is an international non-profit organization exclusively chartered to provide impartial, independent, expert safety guidance and resources for the aviation and aerospace industry.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.16.21): Visual Climb Over Airport (VCOA)

Visual Climb Over Airport (VCOA) A departure option for an IFR aircraft, operating in visual meteorological conditions equal to or greater than the specified visibility and ceiling, to visually conduct climbing turns over the airport to the published “climb-to” altitude from which to proceed with the instrument portion of the departure. VCOA procedures are developed to avoid obstacles greater than 3 statute miles from the departure end of the runway as an alternative to complying with climb gradients greater than 200 feet per nautical mile. Pilots are responsible to advise ATC as early as possible of the intent to fly the VCOA option prior to departure. These textual procedures are publis

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (08.16.21)

"Flight 11 was essentially designed to keep Ingenuity ahead of the rover, allowing it to continue to support Perseverance's science goals by photographing intriguing geologic features from the air." Source: From a statement by NASA officials, as the Ingenuity helicopter made its 11th flight and spotted the Perseverence Rover along its flightpath.

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