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August 08, 2023

USCG Medevacs Ailing Diver to Houston Hospital

Workday Pressures

The United States Coast Guard (USCG), on Saturday, 05 August 2023, medivaced a man who sustained barotrauma while diving in Gulf of Mexico waters approximately 87-nautical-miles south of Galveston, Texas. Coast Guard District 8 watchstanders received a cell-phone call at 09:30 CDT from the master of a dive-boat who reported a 29-year-old man exhibiting symptoms consistent with decompression sickness. Watchstanders consulted the on-duty flight surgeon, who recommended evacuation of the individual to an appropriate medical facility.

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Avilution Demonstrates Experimental Technologies at EDGE

U.S. Army Experimental Demonstration Gateway Exercise

Avilution LLC, a Huntsville-based avionics software startup company, successfully demonstrated a number of its emergent technologies at 2023’s U.S. Army Experimental Demonstration Gateway Exercise (EDGE 23). The event, in which Avilution participated from 15 through 18 May, was held at the U.S. Army’s Yuma Proving Ground in southwestern Arizona.

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Classic Aero-TV: 'No Other Options' -- The Israeli Air Force's Danny Shapira

From 2017 (YouTube Version): Remembrances Of An Israeli Air Force Test Pilot

Early in 2016, ANN contributor Maxine Scheer traveled to Israel, where she had the opportunity to sit down with retired Israeli Air Force Col. Danny Shapira, who served 25 years in the Israeli Air Force. Shapira was among the first pilots for the Israeli Air Force, which was formed shortly after the State of Israel was established in 1948. He and several others, including some Americans and pilots from other countries, went to Czechoslovakia to train in Avia S-199 aircraft, a variant of the Bf 109. 

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