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May 28, 2016

Navy Reports F/A-18F 'Mishap' Off Coast Of North Carolina

Both Crews Survive Incident, Transported To A Hospital For Evaluation

Two F/A-18F Super Hornets assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 211 flying off the coast of Cape Hatteras were involved in an in-flight mishap at approximately 10:40 a.m. local time Thursday. The flight was part of a routine training mission.

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Russian ISS Taxi Service To End In 2018

TASS: No New Contracts With NASA Will Be Pursued

The Russian Space Agency Roscosmos will not be ferrying any more U.S. Astronauts to ISS when the current agreement between that agency and NASA expires in 2018.

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NASA Critical Of Asteroid Study Mission Critic

Former Microsoft Exec Says NEOWISE Data Is Flawed

In a white paper submitted to the journal Icarus, the former chief of technology for Microsoft who later founded a patent-monetization company Nathan Myhrvold says that data collected by NASA's NEOWISE telescope do not provide reliable size estimates of asteroids which may pose a threat to Earth.

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Airman Missing From Vietnam War Accounted For

U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Donald W. Bruch, Jr., 24, Of Montclair, NJ Will Be Buried May 29

The remains of a U.S. serviceman missing since the Vietnam War have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors, according to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA).

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LM Delivers NASA's OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft To Launch Site

Asteroid Sample Return Spacecraft Progressing Toward A September Launch

NASA’s asteroid sampling spacecraft, OSIRIS-REx, took an across-country journey of about 1,600 miles before it launches on its 509 million mile journey to the asteroid Bennu. On May 20, Lockheed Martin delivered the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft to the Kennedy Space Center, Florida.

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Monacair Takes Delivery Of Its Sixth H130

Final Aircraft To Be Delivered Under Current Contract

Monacair has received the last H130 of a contract for six units signed in September 2015. Like the previous five aircraft, the new helicopter will join the regular scheduled flight service that Monacair has set up between Monaco Heliport and Nice International airport.

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Hurricane Hunters, NOAA Stress Hurricane Preparedness

Aircraft, Crews Toured Gulf Coast States During Hurricane Awareness Week

An Air Force Reserve “Hurricane Hunter” aircrew with their WC-130J Super Hercules joined National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration hurricane experts May 16-20 to promote preparedness at five Gulf Coast cities.

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Honor Flight Austin Organizes George H.W. Bush Flight For WWII Veterans

Flight Will Take Veterans To Washington, D.C. For Memorial Day

On Friday, May 27, the George H. W. Bush Austin Honor Flight took 48 World War II Veterans and their first Rosie the Riveter passenger to visit their memorials in Washington, DC. This is Austin Honor Flight No. 34 and the fourth this year.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.28.16)

“This is an important outreach mission to educate the public, especially the children who will take the preparedness message back to their families.” Source: Col. Frank L. Amodeo, the 403rd WG "Hurricane Hunter" commander.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.28.16): Runway Entrance Lights (REL)

An array of red lights which include the first light at the hold line followed by a series of evenly spaced lights to the runway edge aligned with the taxiway centerline.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.28.16)

Open or Close an Airport or Runway

Before opening or closing an airport or runway, airport sponsors should find out the necessary steps and contact their nearest FAA District or Regional Airports Office.

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