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Sun, Apr 22, 2018

Miracle Flights Announces 640 Free Medical Flights Performed In March

Represents 13 Percent Increase Over February's Total

The nation's leading medical flight provider, Miracle Flights, concluded March with 640 free flights provided to families of children battling rare and life-threatening illnesses, according to the Las Vegas–based charity.

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Sun, Apr 22, 2018

Air Canada To Save 160 Metric Tons of Carbon On Earth Day

Reduction Credited To Innovative Biojet Fuel Project At Toronto Pearson Airport

Air Canada will save 160 metric tons of carbon on 22 domestic flights this Earth Day through an innovative biofuel demonstration project at Toronto-Pearson Airport. Under the project, coordinated by Canada's Biojet Supply Chain Initiative (CBSCI), Air Canada is a leading partner, introducing 60,000 gallons of sustainable biofuel blended into the airport's multi-user fuel supply system to show the feasibility of biofuel use in shared fueling systems Canadian airports.

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Sun, Apr 22, 2018

Drone Helps Lead To Two Arrests In Stockton, CA

Homicide Suspect One Of Those Taken Into Custody

Stockton, CA police are crediting one of their six drones for providing information that led to the arrest of two suspects last week.

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Sun, Apr 22, 2018

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.22.18): Permanent Echo

Permanent Echo Radar signals reflected from fixed objects on the earth’s surface; e.g., buildings, towers, terrain. Permanent echoes are distinguished from “ground clutter” by being definable locations rather than large areas. Under certain conditions they may be used to check radar alignment.

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Sun, Apr 22, 2018

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.22.18)

Aero Linx: The Airline Pilot's Historical Society The Airline Pilot's Historical Society is a non-profit, charitable foundation whose purpose is to educate through the preservation of aircraft parts and components. What money we raise goes either to educational projects, or to children's hospitals and organizations that specialize in the needs of children. We are all volunteers...we have no paid employees. Founded in 1997.

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Sun, Apr 22, 2018

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.22.18)

"For those reasons, a key measure of success is not, 'Did we provide the most flights possible?' but 'Did we provide the most comfortable flights possible?'—for instance, by avoiding stressful layovers and preventing long drives to and from the airport. Our mission is to provide hope to these families, and how we deliver that hope matters." Source: Miracle Flights CEO Mark E. Brown, noting that the nation's leading medical flight provider, Miracle Flights, concluded March with 640 free flights provided to families of children battling rare and life-threatening illnesses, according to the Las Vegas–based charity. Established in 1985, Miracle Flights arranges commercial airline flights at no cost to help children with complex medical needs gain access to specialized treatment far from home. Since its inception, the nonprofit has provided 115,752 total flights and flown more than 65 million miles to improve access to healthcare for those in need. Even as flight numbers continue to grow, notes, as the charity heads into its f

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Fri, Apr 20, 2018

Airborne 04.20.18: Continental Jet-A Seminole, SWA Fallout, NYC NIMBY's Helo's

Also: Teamsters Talk Allegiant, Coleman Young Airport, Miracle Flights, IN Av Repair Biz Cleared

Piper has selected the Continental Motors CD-170 compression ignition engine fueled with Jet-A to power the next generation of the Piper PA-44 Seminole. After selecting the CD-155 Jet-A engine to power the Archer DX, Piper Aircraft extends its Jet-A powered range of trainer aircraft with the PA-44. By transitioning to Jet-A burning engines, the Seminole DX addresses the requirements expressed by many customers across the world, especially in the many regions where Avgas availability and cost is a concern. "Our relationship with Piper on the Archer DX has allowed Continental Motors to expand its products to provide solutions required by pilot training organizations across the world," said Rhett Ross, President of Continental Motors Group. In its initial examination of the Southwest Boeing 737 that suffe

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Fri, Apr 20, 2018

Airborne 04.18.18: FAA Reauthorization, New Bose, Std. Libelle 201 BE

Also: USAF Changes ARFF Standards, Aims Community College, Trent 1000 Package C Update, Global 7000 Extends

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has introduced a bipartisan FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 (H.R. 4), a five-year bill to reauthorize the programs of the FAA, provide long-term stability for the Nation’s aviation community, continue investment in U.S. airports, and make necessary reforms to improve American competitiveness and safety in aviation. Bose has introduced a new active noise cancelling headset for the flight deck, the Bose ProFlight Aviation Headset. Designed for the professional pilot, the ProFlight joins the Bose A20 in the company's aviation headset line. The Bose ProFlight Headset features a lightweight and comfortable in-ear configuration, three user selectable levels of active noise cancellation and a tap control for talk-through communication func

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Thu, Apr 19, 2018

AMA Drone Report 04.19.18: AMA Leadership, FAA Reauthorization, Coachella

Also: New French Regs, Drone Boot Camp, Public Safety Drone Standards, DroneShield Protects NASCAR

It’s a little bit sad and yet a bit cool to see AMA make an exciting change in leadership as hard-working executive Director Dave Mathewson, passes the baton to long-time AMA’s Public Relations and Government Affairs guru, Chad Budreau. AMA Boss, Rich Hansen tells us that, Dave Mathewson’s announcement that he planned to resign as AMA’s Executive Director (ED), the Executive Council (EC) has launched a nationwide search to fill this extremely important position. The process will consider candidates from both inside and outside of the organization in an effort to find the most qualified and experienced individual to serve as ED and Chief Operating Officer. This process will likely take several months. Leaders of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee last Friday

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Wed, Apr 18, 2018

Airborne 04.18.18: FAA Reauthorization, New Bose, Std. Libelle 201 BE

Also: USAF Changes ARFF Standards, Aims Community College, Trent 1000 Package C Update, Global 7000 Extends

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has introduced a bipartisan FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 (H.R. 4), a five-year bill to reauthorize the programs of the FAA, provide long-term stability for the Nation’s aviation community, continue investment in U.S. airports, and make necessary reforms to improve American competitiveness and safety in aviation. Bose has introduced a new active noise cancelling headset for the flight deck, the Bose ProFlight Aviation Headset. Designed for the professional pilot, the ProFlight joins the Bose A20 in the company's aviation headset line. The Bose ProFlight Headset features a lightweight and comfortable in-ear configuration, three user selectable levels of active noise cancellation and a tap control for talk-through communication func

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