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April 13, 2013

Changes Announced In FAA Special Issuance Medical Certification

Several Common Diagnoses No Longer Require Special Issuance And Review

The Federal Air Surgeon this week has added several common diagnoses to the list of conditions that do not require a special issuance and review before issuing a medical certificate.

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The EAA AirVenture Cup Race Continues Into Its 16th Year

Race Once Again Has The 'Full Support' Of EAA

The EAA AirVenture Cup Race will continue racing in 2013 with the full support and involvement of EAA. Race volunteers and EAA Chairman Jack Pelton met earlier this year to coordinate details of the race and establish guidelines for the EAA event. Race officials are still determining the course for this year's event, but plan to hold the race on Sunday, July 28, in advance of EAA AirVenture.

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GAO Reports Progress In VXX Presidential Helicopter Program

Says Navy Has Made A 'Sound Business Case' For The New Aircraft

In a report released this week, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) says that the Navy has made progress in the past year in establishing a sound VXX business case that reflects a rational balance between requirements, costs and schedule.

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After-Market Air Conditioning Available For CTLS

FlyCool System Designed By AMT Specifically For LSA And Experimental Airplanes

Air conditioning in an LSA? It's possible with a lightweight A/C system designed by Air Management Technologies (AMT) specifically for the growing LSA market.

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Flight Attendant Union Submits Congressional Testimony On TSA Knife Policy

Hearing Intended To Obtain 'Stakeholder Perspective' On Risk-Based Security

The House Transportation Security Subcommittee held a hearing Thursday on the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) risk based security. The session was called to hear from transportation security stakeholders, focusing on efforts to bolster coordination with TSA in order to advance risk-based security for passengers and cargo, according to subcommittee chairman Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC).

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NTSB Cites Pilot Error In 2011 Fatal Accident In New Jersey

TBM700 Went Down On A Highway Following Flight Into Icing Conditions

The NTSB has released its probable cause report stemming from an accident that occurred on December 20, 2011 in Morristown, NJ, which resulted in the fatal injury of all five people on board a Socata TBM 700. The airplane went down on an interstate highway in New Jersey after encountering unforecast icing conditions on its route of flight.

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Sequester Claims NAS Jacksonville Air Show

Base Officials Said Loss Of Blue Angels Forced The Move

NAS Jacksonville officials said Thursday that it has cancelled its annual  air show slated for the base in October of 2013. Base Commander Capt. Bob Sanders said that the loss of the Blue Angels as the headline act was the catalyst for the decision to cancel the show.

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German Researcher Says Android App Can Hack A Commercial Airliner

Demonstrated At A Security Conference In Amsterdam

A presentation made by German researcher Hugo Teso at a conference known as "Hack in the Box" in Amsterdam has sent a bit of a chill up the spine of some in aviation security circles. Teso says that he has developed an app for his Android phone that would allow him to send false data to an airliner through unsecured ADS-B hardware or the ACARS (Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System), which is also an unencrypted system.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (04.13.13)

"Cross country air racing is an important part of our rich aviation history, and we all want to preserve that experience for participants and spectators for years to come." Source: Eric Whyte, a volunteer for EAA and the EAA AirVenture Cup Race Chairman.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.13.13): Canard Configuration

A configuration in which the span of the forward wings is substantially less than that of the main wing.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.13.13)


SocialFlight claims to be the most comprehensive tool ever created for finding aviation-related events. Users can find aircraft fly-in's, airshows, pancake breakfasts, conventions, FAA Safety Seminars, and more.

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