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September 18, 2023

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.18.23)

Aero Linx: The Australian Warbirds Association (AWAL)  The Australian Warbirds Association (AWAL) is the administering body for all Limited category (ex-military and historic) aircraft operations in Australia. Through delegations granted by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority, AWAL issues Certificates of Airworthiness, oversees maintenance systems for Limited category aircraft, provides safety guidance, manages Adventure Flight operations and facilitates Permit Index assessments.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.18.23): Man Portable Air Defense Systems (MANPADS)

Man Portable Air Defense Systems (MANPADS) MANPADS are lightweight, shoulder-launched, missile systems used to bring down aircraft and create mass casualties. The potential for MANPADS use against airborne aircraft is real and requires familiarity with the subject. Terrorists choose MANPADS because the weapons are low cost, highly mobile, require minimal set-up time, and are easy to use and maintain. Although the weapons have limited range, and their accuracy is affected by poor visibility and adverse weather, they can be fired from anywhere on land or from boats where there is unrestricted visibility to the target. 

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.18.23)

"I believe the NAA is a national treasure. There is a reason that leaders at the top of our government have recognized the achievements and people we celebrate. When we were founded, aviation had a limited past and a limited present. All it really had was a future. We were founded to provide a means to launch into the future, whatever it might hold.  One hundred and eighteen years later, we can say that the future our founders imagined has come true. And then some..." Source: Outgoing NAA president and CEO, Greg Principato, in his farewell message as he handed over the reins of the organization. 

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