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Mon, Feb 19, 2024

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.19.24): 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 published in the `Take-Off Minimums and (Obstacle) Departure Procedures' section of the Terminal Procedures Publications and/or appear as an option on a Graphic ODP.

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Mon, Feb 19, 2024

ANN FAQ: View Aero-News Your Way ... The 'View Everything' Option

Choose How YOU Want To View Your Aero News: View Everything

We're all pretty excited about the new website design here at ANN, but we HAVE heard from some of you that you liked the way that content was displayed on the old site.  We hear you, and before you chuck your bitgrinder out a 5th story window, you should know that there are several ways that you can view your Aero-Content.

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Mon, Feb 19, 2024

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (02.19.24)

“Seaplanes will be the most convenient way to reach the Perhentian Islands. Currently, it takes a time-consuming 6-hour road journey followed by a one-hour ferry ride from the port in Kuala Besut. With our 11-seater aircraft, travelers will benefit from time savings as it will transport passengers from Kuala Lumpur to land directly in the waters near the beachside resort. At the same time, we preserve the islands pristine environment and natural forests which would otherwise be felled for airport construction.” Source: Ikhasas group managing director, Ir. Tan Chee Kian, commenting on their acquisition of a brand spanking new Grand Caravan EX Amphib... a great way to get around... on or off land. 

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Sun, Feb 18, 2024

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.18.24)

Aero Linx: International Auster Club Welcome to The International Auster Club... The oldest specific aircraft type club in the United Kingdom and possibly in the world. There are currently 340 active members in our club, sharing their knowledge and experience. You do not need to be an owner or pilot to join us. We welcome any enthusiast.

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Sun, Feb 18, 2024

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.18.24): VFR Not Recommended

VFR Not Recommended An advisory provided by a flight service station to a pilot during a preflight or inflight weather briefing that flight under visual flight rules is not recommended. To be given when the current and/or forecast weather conditions are at or below VFR minimums. It does not abrogate the pilot's authority to make his/her own decision.

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Sun, Feb 18, 2024

ANN FAQ: What Does The API Mean To You

Engaging The Aviation World's Pivotal Organizations, Interests And Viewpoints

The Airborne Partnership Initiative, we call it the API, is a plan developed by ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, to build a synergistic, industry-wide, aviation/aerospace news program. Our aim is to grow this program to include a significant portion, if not a majority, of the aviation world’s pivotal organizations, interests, and viewpoints.

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Sun, Feb 18, 2024

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (02.18.24)

“NASA scientific instruments are on their way to the Moon – a giant leap for humanity as we prepare to return to the lunar surface for the first time in more than half a century. These daring Moon deliveries will not only conduct new science at the Moon, but they are supporting a growing commercial space economy while showing the strength of American technology and innovation. We have so much to learn through CLPS flights that will help us shape the future of human exploration for the Artemis Generation.”  Source: From a NASA statement recognizing the latest attempt to put a Lander on the Moon.

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Sat, Feb 17, 2024

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.17.24)

Aero Linx: American Astronautical Society (AAS) The American Astronautical Society leads and advances the discussion around space. Since 1954, AAS has been the premier network of current and future space professionals dedicated to advancing all space activities. The Society has long been recognized for the excellence of our national symposia, technical conferences, and publications and for our impact on shaping the U.S. space program. AAS members have opportunities to meet and connect with leaders in the space industry to exchange information and ideas, discuss career aspirations, and expand their knowledge and expertise.

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Sat, Feb 17, 2024

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.17.24): Total Estimated Elapsed Time [ICAO]

Total Estimated Elapsed Time [ICAO] For IFR flights, the estimated time required from takeoff to arrive over that designated point, defined by reference to navigation aids, from which it is intended that an instrument approach procedure will be commenced, or, if no navigation aid is associated with the destination aerodrome, to arrive over the destination aerodrome. For VFR flights, the estimated time required from takeoff to arrive over the destination aerodrome.

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Sat, Feb 17, 2024

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (02.17.24)

“Failing to adhere to the safety requirements for flying drones endangers people and property. All drone operators have a responsibility to ensure that they observe all applicable regulations and guidance. Our office is committed to ensuring total compliance with the FAA regulations and we will vigorously enforce violations wherever we find them.” Source: US Atty, Jacqueline C. Romero, who is hitting the media with the announcement that she has filed a complaint in US District Court against Drone Pilot, Michael DiCiurcio, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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