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Sun, Nov 23, 2014

Reno Air Race Champion Steve Hinton Jr And His Airplane Voodoo

Hinton’s Days Of Watching, Working On, And Flying The Fastest Airplanes In The World.

Late on a Friday night, nearly three weeks after the conclusion of the Reno National Championship Air Races, Steven Hinton, Jr., is sitting in a mechanic’s shop with Voodoo, a highly modified P-51 D Mustang. The pair claimed the Unlimited Gold trophy this year, upping Hinton’s record to six consecutive wins at Reno.

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Sun, Nov 23, 2014

Next NASA Mission To Mars Reaches Development Milestone

'InSight' On Track For March, 2016 Launch

NASA's InSight mission has begun the assembly, test and launch operations (ATLO) phase of its development, on track for a March 2016 launch to Mars.

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Sun, Nov 23, 2014

Zenith Aviation Acquires Dornier 328 Turboprop Assets

Over 1,000 Rotable Parts Purchased From Satena Airline Of Bogota, Colombia

Zenith Aviation, an industry-leading aircraft parts supply and logistics support company, has acquired a large quantity of the Dornier 328 turboprop aircraft assets from the airline SATENA, based in Bogota, Colombia.

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Sun, Nov 23, 2014

NASA Announces Early Stage Innovations Space Tech Research Grants

Eleven University-Led Proposals Chosen For Funding

NASA has selected 11 university-led proposals for the study of innovative, early stage technologies that address high priority needs of America's space program.

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Sun, Nov 23, 2014

Air Force Funds Research On Thermal Management Technology For Fighters

Heat Generated By Electronic Systems A Growing Challenge

Managing heat that is generated by electronic subsystems in next-generation aircraft is a vexing challenge for aerospace system designers. In the interest of meeting this challenge, the Air Force recently provided follow-on funding for a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) effort that is identifying improved methods for heat conduction and rejection from system electronics for advanced fighter aircraft.

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Sun, Nov 23, 2014

Raytheon Successfully Demonstrates Airborne Electronic Attack System

Prototype Test Flights Evaluate Integrated Electronic Warfare Capabilities

The U.S. Navy and Raytheon successfully demonstrated an end to end, first of its kind, integrated electronic attack system during flight tests at the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake in October.

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Sun, Nov 23, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.23.14): Airport Traffic Control Tower

Airport Traffic Control Tower A terminal facility that uses air/ground communications, visual signaling, and other devices to provide ATC services to aircraft operating in the vicinity of an airport or on the movement area. Authorizes aircraft to land or takeoff at the airport controlled by the tower or to transit the Class D airspace area regardless of flight plan or weather conditions (IFR or VFR). A tower may also provide approach control services (radar or nonradar).

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Sun, Nov 23, 2014

ANN FAQ: Getting The Most Out Of ANN's Newsletters

ANN goes through a lot of trouble to make the graphics flashy and cool and an integral part of the story. But let's face it, they're bandwidth-intensive. So here are a couple of thoughts on how to correct that problem and get the most out of Aero-News in the least amount of time.

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Sun, Nov 23, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.23.14)

Aero Linx: The Long Island Early Fliers Club The purpose of the Long Island Early Fliers is to promote public education and interest in the field of aviation by collecting, collating and disseminating information concerning the history, records, progress and accomplishments of aviation and related activities. To study the invention, design, uses, building, maintenance and flying of aircraft of all types. To assist in the education of others in the science, development, advantages, accomplishments and needs of aviation and allied activities.

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Sun, Nov 23, 2014

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (11.23.14)

"Reaching this stage that we call ATLO is a critical milestone. This is a very satisfying point of the mission as we transition from many teams working on their individual elements to integrating these elements into a functioning system. The subsystems are coming from all over the globe, and the ATLO team works to integrate them into the flight vehicle. We will then move rapidly to rigorous testing when the spacecraft has been assembled, and then to the launch preparations." Source: InSight Project Manager Tom Hoffman at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, commenting as NASA's InSight mission begins the assembly, test and launch operations (ATLO) phase of its development, on track for a March 2016 launch to Mars.

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