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June 04, 2013

Airborne 06.04.13: R66 Canada Cert, EAA Transition Costs, More Eclipse Progress

Also: Skip Stewart Wins, TIGHAR Still Looking For Amelia, Mount Everest BASE Jump, Trig Aerobatic Team, 50th 747-8

The R66 light turbine helicopter is now certified in Canada. The approval came last Week (May 31st). Canadian certification reached a standstill until the FAA's ELOS (Equivalent Level of Safety) finding that effectively removed an exemption in the R66's original type certificate. With the recent public publication of EAA's 2011-2012 IRS Form 990s, details are emerging that show that their first major leadership transition in recent years (in 2011), was a costly one. All told, for the period ending February 29th, 2012, EAA expended some $2,

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (06.04.13)

"There is no single remedy that can be implemented on a large-scale basis throughout the Los Angeles Basin." Source: FAA report on helicopter noise in Los Angeles.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.04.13)

Airborne Weather Radar

While Nexrad and Nowrad are becoming more common in aircraft cockpits, many airplanes still carry radar equipment on board. Here's a site explaining how airborne weather radar works.

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