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January 22, 2012

Religious Broadcaster Fined For Interference With FAA

Non-Certified FM Transmitter Interfered With Jacksonville Center

The authorization of low-power FM stations by the FCC starting in 2000 has resulted in lots of churches and other non-profits putting up 100-watt FM stations designed to cover a radius of about 3.5 miles. But many of the licensees are on shoestring budgets, and shortcuts in engineering or equipment selection can result in interference to aviation communications and navigation.

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Ground Broken For New Atlantis Home

NASA Considers Museums Another Mission Phase

NASA's Space Shuttles won't fly again, but the agency doesn't view that as the end of their mission. In the case of the shuttle Atlantis, NASA says its next mission -- to inform and inspire generations of visitors to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida -- is one step closer to reality. A groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday officially launched construction of a new exhibit at the complex's Space Shuttle Plaza, where Atlantis will be the main attraction.

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Rockwell Collins CEO Bullish On BizJet Market

Company Reports Strong Earnings Propelled In Part By Avionics Sales

In releasing Rockwell Collins' first quarter earnings, CEO Clay Jones says that the company is performing well, and that business jet production may increase this year for the first time in three years. Bloomberg reports that Jones made the comments during a conference call with reporters Thursday.

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Four CAP Teams To Compete In CyberPatriot IV Finals

Competition Designed To Encourage Students Interested In Cyber Security

Civil Air Patrol cadet teams will make up one-third of the 12 spots in the All-Services Division finals of CyberPatriot IV, the national high school cyber defense competition.

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Another Aviation Speed Barrier?

MIT Researchers Find Critical Speed Above Which Birds — And Drones — Are Sure To Crash

The northern goshawk is one of nature’s diehard thrill-seekers. The formidable raptor preys on birds and small mammals, speeding through tree canopies and underbrush to catch its quarry. With reflexes that rival a fighter pilot’s, the goshawk zips through a forest at high speeds, constantly adjusting its flight path to keep from colliding with trees and other obstacles.

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Human Right Groups Urge Bahrain Airshow Boycott

Protest Includes Attack On Consultant In UK

A London-based human rights group is attacking Farnborough International Limited for its role as a consultant to organizers of the 2012 Bahrain International Airshow, which is underway now through Saturday, and is calling for a boycott of the show.

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Airfare Comparison Site Users Agree With 'Fat Tax'

Agree That Overweight People Should Pay More For Fuel Use

Ex-Qantas Finance Chief Tony Webber said Tuesday that he believes that passengers who weigh more should pay more to fly on planes due to the additional fuel burned. While this opinion has been met with anger by many, a poll by flight comparison site Skyscanner Found that the vast majority of consumers were actually in agreement.

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JFK Jr. Assistant Writes Book About Kennedy, Bessette

Says 'I Urged Caroline To Get On That Plane'

An assistant to John F Kennedy Jr. is set to release a book January 24th which tells the story of the President's son and his wife, Caroline Bessette.

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Contract Extended For Two World Airways MD-11 Freighters

Allied Air Leasing The Aircraft For Africa-Europe Routes

World Airways has extended its cooperation with Allied Air Cargo for the lease of two MD-11F aircraft beginning in January 2012 for service between Europe and various cities in Africa. World Airways, a subsidiary of Global Aviation Holdings Inc., began operating aircraft for Allied Air in October 2008.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (01.22.12)

"Due to the widespread political unrest in the country and the number of deaths of peaceful demonstrators, we call for the boycott of the 2012 Bahrain Airshow." Source: Bahrain Freedom Movement Spokesman Sunnah Akhtar.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.22.12): Run-up, Power Run

A procedure used to test aircraft engines after maintenance to ensure safe operation prior to returning the aircraft to service.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.22.12)

The Seaplane Pilot's Association

The Seaplane Pilots Association (SPA) is a non-profit organization serving the needs of the seaplane community throughout North America and globally. Its mission is to be the voice of the seaplane community and to represent the interests of seaplane enthusiasts on the federal, state, and local levels.

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