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April 15, 2009

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.15.09)


Men of the 412th Fighter Squadron of the United States Army Air Corps are much today as they were in the 1940's, ordinary American citizens. These regular people were called upon to do the extraordinary, liberate Europe and free the world of tyranny. That they did, unconditionally.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.15.09): Zone Of Avoidance


A band around the sky in which very few extragalactic objects can be seen at visible wavelengths because of the heavy absorption of light by dust in the plane of the Milky Way.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.15.09)

"With the nearly 5,000 Entegra-equipped aircraft currently in service, Avidyne has a proven track record of developing product upgrades that allow these owners to optimize utility and enhance performance over the entire useful life of their aircraft. Release 9 adds a whole new level of functionality and with the attitude-based DFC100, owners of R9-equipped Cirrus aircraft who want to replace their existing rate-based autopilot will be able to fly with the digital precision provided by dual solid-state ADAHRS inputs."

Source: Patrick Herguth, Avidyne's Chief Operating Officer. The avionics manufacturer announced Tuesday its new attitude-based DFC100 Digital Flight Control System, which is targeted specifically for installation in Cirrus SR20 an

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