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August 05, 2012

Luke AFB Selected For F-35 Pilot Training

Decision Announced Thursday By AF Secretary Donley

Air Force Secretary Michael Donley announced Thursday that Luke AFB has been chosen as the location of the Air Force's F-35A Lightning II pilot training center. The base will receive 72 aircraft for a total of three fighter squadrons.

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Embry-Riddle Aviation Dean Tim Brady Joins NAFI Board Of Directors

Announcement Made During AirVenture In Oshkosh

Dr. Tim Brady, dean of the College of Aviation at Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach campus, has joined the Board of Directors of the National Association of Flight Instructors. NAFI announced his selection at EAA AirVenture 2012 in Oshkosh, WI, stating that the organization values Brady’s “unique input and experience in the flight training community.”

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NASA, Louisiana Officials Renew Partnership With NCAM

National Center For Advanced Manufacturing Supports Aerospace Development And Innovation

NASA and Louisiana leaders Thursday committed to a five-year extension of their partnership in the National Center for Advanced Manufacturing (NCAM). NCAM is a principal NASA resource in Louisiana that supports aerospace manufacturing research, development and innovation critical to the goals of the nation's space program.

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Mesa Pilot Development Announces New Training School, Expanded Programs

School Has Graduated Over 1,100 Professional Pilots

Mesa Pilot Development has opened a new training facility located at Phoenix–Mesa Gateway Airport in Mesa, AZ. In conjunction with the opening of its training facility, Mesa Pilot Development has significantly expanded the training opportunities for individuals interested in becoming aviation professionals.

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Curiosity's First Daredevil Stunt

Rover Testing Human Ability To Withstand Long Trips In Space

When Curiosity enters the Martian atmosphere on August 6th, setting in motion "the seven minutes of terror" that people around the world have anticipated since launch a year ago, the intrepid rover will actually be performing the mission's second daredevil stunt.

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No Dreamliners For Air India Until Engine Issues Resolved

GEnx Engine Failed During Pre-Flight Taxi Test In SC

The recent failure of a GEnx engine on a Boeing Dreamliner being built in South Carolina has caused Air India to put deliveries of the new airliner on hold pending an NTSB investigation, according to media reports from that country Friday.

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UTair Aviation Receives Three MI-171 Helicopters

First Of 40 To Be Delivered To The Russian Company

UTair has received three MI-171 helicopters from Ulan-Ude Aviation, a subsidiary of the Russian Helicopters aircraft manufacturing holding company.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.05.12): Aurora

Aurora A phenomenon produced when the solar wind (made up of energized electrons and protons) disturbs the atoms and molecules in a planet’s upper atmosphere. Some of the energy produced by these disturbances is converted into colorful visible light, which shimmers and dances. Auroras have been seen on several planets in our solar system. On Earth, auroras are also known as the “Northern Lights” (aurora borealis) or “Southern Lights” (aurora australis), depending on in which polar region they appear.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.05.12)

Aero Linx: British Gliding Association Gliding is the ultimate free flying experience. It is a truly diverse sport that can be enjoyed at all levels: from the thriving club scene, to aerobatics, to international racing championships in a sport where the UK team is ranked amongst the best in the world. The gliders you can fly soar using the same air currents that birds use to fly, but have also been designed with the kind of aerodynamic efficiency that enables top speeds of up to 170 mph. Distances of over 600 miles have been covered in one day in the UK and heights of almost 40,000 feet have been achieved. Gliding gives you the freedom to explore the world from a unique birds eye view and discover the many moods of the sky

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (08.05.12)

"The Air Force is committed to training our U.S. and partner nation pilots on this fifth-generation fighter aircraft... Collaborative training on aircraft designed with stealth, maneuverability and integrated avionics will better prepare our combined forces to assume multi-role missions for the future of tactical aviation." Source:  Gen. Norton Schwartz, Air Force chief of staff, in comments following the announcement that Luke AFB has been chosen as the location of the Air Force's F-35A Lightning II pilot training center.

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