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Sun, Sep 21, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.21.14): Doppler Radar

Doppler Radar Weather radar that measures direction and speed of a moving object, such as drops of precipitation, by determining whether atmospheric motion is horizontally toward or away from the radar. Using the Doppler effect, it measures the velocity of particles. Named for J. Christian Doppler, an Austrian physicist, who in 1842 explained why the whistle of an approaching train had a higher pitch than the same whistle when the train was going away.

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Sun, Sep 21, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.21.14)

Aero Linx: Washington Pilots Association (WPA) Interested in general aviation in Washington? Then you need to be part of the Washington Pilots Association. The Washington Pilots Association (WPA) helps keep the passion for general aviation alive in Washington State and plays a leading role in ensuring the facilities and policies are in place to enable this spirit of adventure to take flight today and in the future. The WPA is the only non-profit organization of pilots and others interested in aviation focused on serving pilots and promoting general aviation specifically in the state of Washington.

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Sun, Sep 21, 2014

ANN FAQ: Share Aero-News With Your Friends

Send Them A Story -- We Don't Mind!

Do you need another set of eyes to see that story you can't believe Jim just wrote? Want to spread Hognose's unique wisdom and perspective to the masses, or share the latest Klyde Morris with another member of the flying community? (Or perhaps to someone who just really, really likes ants?)

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Sun, Sep 21, 2014

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (09.21.14)

"The RCAF took the initiative to remove these functional, perfectly good parts and use them effectively. It was a sound decision, helping to ensure the long-term viability of the aircraft." Source: RCAF Spokeswoman Johanna Quinney, commenting on what's happening with the RCAF's C-130 Hercules SAR airplanes. One of the planes still in service was in need of two replacement inertial navigation units, and they turned to a Herc on display at the National Air Force Museum of Canada that had entered service in 1965, and had been given to the museum in 2011. 

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Sat, Sep 20, 2014

Airborne 09.19.14: Cool City R44 Cert, Reno Rumblings, Sierra Re-Jets The CJ

Also: Eclipse Improvements, AEA Urges NextGen GA Fund Adoption, FAA OKs External Cams, GA Accident Rate Declines

The FAA has granted an STC to Cool City Avionics for the installation of its family of six autopilots in Robinson R-44 helicopters. The approved autopilots include the HAP-100 2-axis autopilot, the HAP-150 3-axis autopilot, the HFC-100 2-axis autopilot with stability control and augmentation systems, known as SCAS, the HFC-150 3-axis autopilot with SCAS and the HFC-150-LE and HAP-150-LE that add an orbit mode specifically designed for law enforcement and electronics news gathering helicopters. Last Sunday concluded what was one of the most competitive Reno National Championship Air Races in recent histories. However, there were some questions raised about the disqualification of one of the racers. Unofficial race results had Thom Richard finishing in third place in the P-51 racer, “Precio

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Sat, Sep 20, 2014

ANN FAQ: How Do I Become A News Spy?

We're Everywhere... Thanks To You!

Even with the vast resources and incredibly far-reaching scope of the Aero-News Network, every now and then a story that should be reported on slips through our fingers. There's a lot of news out there, and sometimes we just don't get to all of it... so we came up with the idea of News Spies.

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Sat, Sep 20, 2014

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (09.20.14)

“The FAA has met its commitment and built the foundation for ADS-B. It is time for all users of the national airspace – avionics suppliers, aircraft integrators, operators and installers – to work together to ensure that all aircraft flying in controlled airspace are equipped with these NextGen avionics.” Source: FAA Deputy Administrator Mike Whitaker.

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Sat, Sep 20, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.20.14): Basic Empty Weight (GAMA)

Basic empty weight includes the standard empty weight plus optional and special equipment that has been installed.

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Sat, Sep 20, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.20.14)

ASTM International

ASTM International, formerly known as the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), is a globally recognized leader in the development and delivery of international voluntary consensus standards.

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Fri, Sep 19, 2014

Airborne 09.19.14: Cool City R44 Cert, Reno Rumblings, Sierra Re-Jets The CJ

Also: Eclipse Improvements, AEA Urges NextGen GA Fund Adoption, FAA OKs External Cams, GA Accident Rate Declines

The FAA has granted an STC to Cool City Avionics for the installation of its family of six autopilots in Robinson R-44 helicopters. The approved autopilots include the HAP-100 2-axis autopilot, the HAP-150 3-axis autopilot, the HFC-100 2-axis autopilot with stability control and augmentation systems, known as SCAS, the HFC-150 3-axis autopilot with SCAS and the HFC-150-LE and HAP-150-LE that add an orbit mode specifically designed for law enforcement and electronics news gathering helicopters. Last Sunday concluded what was one of the most competitive Reno National Championship Air Races in recent histories. However, there were some questions raised about the disqualification of one of the racers. Unofficial race results had Thom Richard finishing in third place in the P-51 racer, “Precious Metal.” But, on Richard’s s

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