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August 22, 2013

End Of An Era... Paul Poberezny Goes West

Truly Legendary Flyer Passes Away At 91

I hardly know where to begin... as I try to deal with the news that someone who has meant so much to those of us who love aviation, personally and professionally, has left us... but so much better off than we can express. According to EAA sources, EAA Founder Paul Poberezny passed away this morning (August 22) at Evergreen Retirement Village in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, after a battle with cancer. He was 91.

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Eurocopter To Become Airbus Helicopter

EADS Will Rebrand The Division Due To 'Success' Of Airbus Name

European aerospace giant EADS has announced it will rename its Eurocopter division "Airbus Helicopters" in a move it says reflects the global success of the brand.

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Hal Shevers Next Guest Speaker For Atlanta Aero Club

Iconic Founder of Sporty’s To Address Bi-monthly Meeting September 12th

Hal Shevers, the iconic founder of Sporty’s Pilot Shop, will be the featured guest speaker at the regular bi–monthly meeting of the Atlanta Aero Club scheduled for September 12th. 

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FAA Issues SAFO Concerning Runway Use As Taxiway

Agency Says Use Requires Particular Situational Awareness On The Part Of Flight Crews

The FAA has issued a Safety Alert For Operators (SAFO) to provide information on reducing the risk of runway incursions when taxiing on intersecting or active runways.

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Talks Between AgustaWestland And Russia Still Progressing

Deal Reported To Be Fragile Due To Cost Of The Aircraft

The Russian government is said to be backtracking on a potential purchase of AW139 helicopters because of the price of the aircraft, though Finmeccanica, AgustaWestland's parent company, says negotiations are still progressing.

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California National Guard Battles Wildfires

Aircraft Deployed Over Several Areas Of Northern California

Nearly a dozen aircraft and crews from the California Air and Army National Guard are battling wildfires across Northern California, according to the California National Guard public affairs office.  

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NASA Selects Innovative Technology Proposals For Suborbital Flights

Ten Proposals From Six States Chosen For Possible Future Flights

NASA has selected for possible flight demonstration 10 proposals from six U.S. states for reusable, suborbital technology payloads and vehicle capability enhancements with the potential to revolutionize future space missions.

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Norfolk County, U.K Man Arrested For Shining Laser At A Police Helo

Pilots Identified The Suspect With Thermal Imaging Cameras

A man in Norfolk County in the eastern part of Great Britain may have thought he was pretty clever for hiding at his house and shining a laser pen at a National Police Service helicopter Wednesday morning. But he was apprehended anyway.

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AFA Awards Summer Grants To Civil Air Patrol Squadrons

Money Can Be Used For Any STEM Activity

The Air Force Association (AFA) has announced 20 grants promoting aerospace education for hundreds of students through Civil Air Patrol squadrons. These AFA grants, each $250, are awarded four times each year, twice to units and twice to educators. AFA distributes these grants to squadrons for use in any Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) activity or materials that promote aerospace education.

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Sign Of The Times? JetBlue Resurrects Trainee Hotel In Florida

Plans For The Lodge Had Been Put On Hold In 2008

JetBlue pilot and other trainees in Orlando may have their own place to call home ... at least during their training. The airline has restarted construction on a 196-room lodge for employees attending JetBlue University near Orlando International Airport.

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Cliff Diver Leaps From Helo In Publicity Stunt

Jumps Into The Hudson River Near The Statue Of Liberty

Notwithstanding the advisability of swimming in the Hudson River ... a Colombian cliff diver leaped from a helicopter hovering a reported 75 feet over the river into the water as a promotional stunt for the Red Bull cliff diving World Championships planned for Sunday in Boston.

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AD: Eurocopter France Helicopters

AD NUMBER: 2013-16-07

PRODUCT: Certain Eurocopter France (Eurocopter) Model AS332C, AS332L, AS332L1, AS332L2, and EC225LP helicopters.

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AD: Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2013-16-08

PRODUCT: Certain Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701, & 702) airplanes, Model CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705) airplanes, and Model CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) airplanes.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.22.13

AOPA’s Baker May Arrive With Baggage…

The First Beechcraft Production AT-6 Takes Flight…

Administrator Huerta To Address NBAA 20

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Aero-TV: BRS Parachute Upgrade -- More Safety Options For RV-7s and RV-9s

One Of The Most Popular SportPlanes Gets A Safety Enhancement

In the world of sport aviation, you can never get enough of a good thing... especially when that good thing is a safety enhancement for one of the most popular SportPlanes in recent memory. Whole-airframe emergency recovery systems for Vans RV-7 and RV-9 are now available from BRS Aerospace. The "bag deployed" system meets the ASTM Standard F 2316-12 for recovery parachutes.

Aero-TV: BRS Parachute Upgrade -- More Safety Options For RV-7s and RV-9s

One Of The Most Popular SportPlanes Gets A Safety Enhancement

In the world of sport aviation, you can never get enough of a good thing... especially when that good thing is a safety enhancement for one of the most popular SportPlanes in recent memory. Whole-airframe emergency recovery systems for Vans RV-7 and RV-9 are now available from BRS Aerospace. The "bag deployed" system meets the ASTM Standard F 2316-12 for recovery parachutes. The unit is stowed in a specially designed frame suspended from structural aluminum angles spanning the upper aircraft longerons on each side of the aircraft on the back side of the aft baggage bulkhead. It deploys out o

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NTSB Issues Terse Prelim On UPS A300 Accident

Single Paragraph Released By The Board

A terse preliminary report has been released by the NTSB for the accident August 14 which resulted in the fatal injury of two UPS pilots.

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Mark Baker Leaving Orchard Supply As Company Nears End Of Bankruptcy Proceedings

New AOPA President To Receive Large Bonus When West Coast Stores Sell

Orchard Supply Hardware Stores is selling 72 stores on the west coast as it works to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy. That's not normally an aviation story, but the CEO of Orchard Supply, Mark Baker, has just been named as the new president and CEO of AOPA.

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Beechcraft Marks First Production Flight Of The AT-6 Light Attack Aircraft

Test Aircraft Have Already Logged Some 1,600 Hours Flight Time

Beechcraft Corporation says it has completed the inaugural flight of its first production Beechcraft AT-6 light attack aircraft. The company marked the event at its headquarters in Wichita, KS, with employees and dignitaries. With more than 1,600 hours already logged in AT-6 test aircraft, Beechcraft is offering the AT-6 to U.S. partner nations in need of light attack air support "for the most demanding scenarios."

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FAA Administrator Michael Huerta To Speak At NBAA's 2013 Convention

Will Keynote The Opening General Session

The NBAA announced Wednesday that FAA Administrator Michael Huerta will speak at the Opening General Session of NBAA's 2013 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2013), which will take place Oct. 22 to 24 in Las Vegas, NV.

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Bond Issue In Place For Airbus' Mobile, AL Assembly Plant

Facility Expected To Open In 2015

The Mobile, AL Airport Authority has secured a $260 million bond issue backed by Airbus' credit for the construction of the A320 final assembly plant at the Brookley Aeroplex. 

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Next Generation Of NASA Explorers Takes The Stage

NASA, International Community United In Support Of 'Bold' Space Exploration Program

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on Tuesday formally welcomed the eight newest candidates to the astronaut corps and unveiled a space exploration roadmap that makes clear the global community is working together on a unified deep space exploration strategic plan, with robotic and human missions to destinations that include near-Earth asteroids, the moon and Mars.

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Boy Scouts Assist Pilot, Passengers From Ditched Airplane

Cessna 172 Came Down In Marion Lake In Oregon On Sunday

A group of Boy Scouts wrapping up a camping trip at Marion Lake in Oregon truly did their good deed for the day Sunday as they assisted a pilot and passengers aboard a Cessna 172 that ditched in the lake.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (08.22.13)

"Eurocopter has grown to be the most international company in the EADS group. Our name no longer limits itself to just Europe." Source: Eurocopter CEO Guillaume Faury.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.22.13): Variable Wind

A condition when the wind direction fluctuates by 60° or more during the 2-minute evaluation period and the wind speed is greater than 6 knots; or the direction is variable and the wind speed is less than 6 knots.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.22.13)

Directory of Aircraft Type Clubs

The organizations listed on this site are made up of owners and fans of specific makes and models of aircraft. They are an excellent source of information about the aircraft, including operating tips, maintenance, obtaining hard-to-find parts, and even buying and selling aircraft.

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