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June 16, 2013

Reno Air Races Debuts New Racing Class After Unlimited Division 'Stands Down'

Announcement Carries Serious Controversy

The Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) tells ANN that it has reached an agreement to unveil a new, high-profile racing class organization at the 50th annual National Championship Air Races this September. Headquartered in northern Nevada, the Unlimited Warbird Racing Class (UWRC) has been formed to take the place of the previous Unlimited Racing Division of the National Air Racing Group.

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TSA Misses Deadline To Finalize Repair Station Security Rule

Rule Has Been Under A 90-Day Examination Period By OMB

ARSA says the TSA once again failed to meet its deadline to finalize the repair station security rule, expected by Thursday. TSA’s inaction means the FAA still faces a moratorium on certificating foreign aviation repair stations, an issue for the industry since 2008.

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NASA's Chandra Turns Up Black Hole Bonanza In Galaxy Next Door

Twenty-Six Of The Phenomena Identified Over The Past 13 Years In Andromeda

Using data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, astronomers have discovered an unprecedented bonanza of black holes in the Andromeda Galaxy, one of the nearest galaxies to the Milky Way. Using more than 150 Chandra observations, spread over 13 years, researchers identified 26 black hole candidates, the largest number to date, in a galaxy outside our own.

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Hubble Uncovers Evidence Challenging Current Theories Of Planet Formation

Protoplanet Is Forming Some 7.5 Billion Miles From Its Star

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have found compelling evidence of a planet forming 7.5 billion miles away from its star, a finding that may challenge current theories about planet formation.

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Hours Reduced At Naval Aviation Museum In Pensacola, FL

All Navy Museums To Be Closed On Mondays Due To Sequestration

The Navy said Friday will close the museums it operates, to absorb reductions resulting from the announced federal furlough, one day a week beginning the week of July 8 until further notice. Among them is the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, FL.

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Helisim And Eurocopter Reach Training Milestone

One-Hundred-Thousand Hours Of Sim Training Logged

Helisim celebrated the 100,000th hour milestone for flight simulator sessions with international customers on Thursday, marking a key milestone in its training of pilots on Eurocopter helicopters that directly contributes to the safety of operators worldwide.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.16.13)

Aero Linx: Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA) The Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA) is organized exclusively for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes. It is the largest, most-representative professional membership organization in the fields of aviation, space, and environmental medicine. AsMA is an umbrella group providing a forum for many different disciplines to come together and share their expertise for the benefit of all persons involved in air and space travel. The Association has provided its expertise to a multitude of Federal and international agencies on a broad range of issues, including aviation and space medical standards, the aging pilot, and physiological stresses of flight. AsMA's membershi

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.16.13): Tailwind

Tailwind Any wind more than 90 degrees to the longitudinal axis of the runway. The magnetic direction of the runway shall be used as the basis for determining the longitudinal axis.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (06.16.13)

“Time after time TSA misses its deadlines and the only ones paying the price are aviation maintenance companies seeking to expand internationally. We have maintained from the beginning that mandating repair station security rules were a solution in search of a problem. TSA’s inaction after nearly a decade shows that security was never truly an issue.” Source: A. Klein, ARSA’s Executive Vice President, following the news that the TSA once again failed to meet its deadline to finalize the repair station security rule. TSA’s inaction means the FAA still faces a moratorium on certificating foreign aviation repair stations, an issue for the industry since 2008.

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