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June 12, 2011

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.12.11): DZUS Fastener

DZUS Fastener Pronounced 'Zoose' -- Very singular to aircraft, a patented slotted screw that binds to a wire for fast release and securing of cowlings and inspection plates, requiring no special tool other than a quarter coin. FMI: www.faa.gov

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.12.11)

Aero-Linx: Aviation Survival Technician (AST) ASTs function operationally as helicopter rescue swimmers and emergency medical technicians basic. ASTs may find themselves being deployed into a myriad of challenging rescues ranging from hurricanes and cliff rescues, to emergency medical evacuations from ships at sea. ASTs also provide all survival training to aviators such as swim tests, survival lectures and shallow-water egress training. Other aircrew positions include HC-130H dropmaster, loadmaster, sensor systems operator, HU-25A dropmaster, and basic aircrewman.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (06.12.11)

"This route used by the C-5M may also be useful for swap-outs of deployed tankers and crews and for redeploying troops. The benefit might also allow for quicker trips saving days at home for deploying Airmen as well as requiring less stops for aircraft." Source: Maj. John Rozsnyai, a planner in USTRANSCOM operations at Scott AFB, in comments connected to a recent and historic flight from Dover AFB to Bagram, Afghanistan via C-5M Super Galaxy... over the North Pole -- the first time such a flight has taken place with a USAF bird.

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