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June 04, 2011

It's Official: NAA Awards Two U.S. Records For Human-Powered Helicopter Flight

Federation Aeronautique Internationale To Begin Evaluation Of Clark School Flight For World Records

The National Aeronautic Association (NAA) has certified that on May 12, 2011, the human-powered helicopter Gamera achieved lift-off and hovered for 4.2 seconds, thereby establishing two U.S. national records.

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Training Reform Committee Publishes Preliminary Report

Six Projects Consolidated From Symposium Recommendations

The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators(SAFE) has announced the publication of its preliminary report stemming from the Pilot Training Reform Symposium. Thirty recommendations generated during the symposium have been consolidated into six project proposals.

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RSS Wrapped Around Atlantis

Endeavour Prepped For System Purge

At NASA Kennedy Space Center's Launch Pad 39A, teams have closed the rotating service structure (RSS) around space shuttle Atlantis. The RSS provides access to the shuttle and helps protect the spacecraft from the elements.

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Illinois Governor Pat Quinn Declares June 'General Aviation Appreciation Month'

National Aviation Organizations Praise The Proclamation

National aviation organizations Friday  applauded Illinois Governor Pat Quinn for declaring June 2011 “General Aviation Appreciation Month.” In Illinois, general aviation generates $6 billion in economic impact annually, supporting over 3,102 full-time and 1,145 part-time jobs.

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Lee Bottom Flying Field Brings Back 'Sinful Sundays'

First Of The Summer's Monthly Events To Be Held June 12

There are a lot of business aspects to flying, but let's be honest: most of us started flying because it's just a whole heck of a lot of fun. With that in mind, Lee Bottom Flying Field (64I) in southern Indiana is bringing back its popular "Sinful Sundays" beginning in the middle of June.

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Missing Helicopter Located At A Dallas Motel

Reported Missing When The Driver Transporting The Aircraft On A Flatbed Truck Stopped Answering His Phone

It's not where you'd expect to find a helicopter, but Dallas police say that a 2002 Bell 430 was located on a trailer in the parking lot of a Dallas motel. The aircraft, worth a reported $2.5 million, was being transported to its new owner in Pennsylvania when it went missing.

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First C-17 Lands On Refurbished Runway At Shindand

Shows Return To Force Structure Capability, Rapid Mobility

A C-17 Globemaster III landed at Shindand Air Base recently, marking the first time the large military transport aircraft has needed to land at the base since the refurbished runway opened in December 2010.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (06.04.11)

"Capturing two U.S. national records is a magnificent accomplishment for our student team, and a significant first step toward winning the Sikorsky Prize." Source: University of Maryland Clark School of Engineering Dean Darryll Pines.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.04.11):Managing Office

The FAA office assigned the responsibility by the appointing office for supervising, monitoring, training, tracking, and recommending renewal of a designee.  

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.04.11)

American Helicopter Society

The American Helicopter Society (AHS) International is the world's premier professional vertical flight society.

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AD: Viking Air

AD NUMBER: 2011-12-02

MANUFACTURER: Viking Air Limited Model DHC-3 (Otter) Airplanes  

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