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March 04, 2012

Wings Club To Honor Doolittle Tokyo Raiders

Third Annual Outstanding Aviator Award To Be Presented March 28th

The Wings Club will honor the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders with the third annual Outstanding Aviator Award. The Outstanding Aviator Award was created by the Wings Club in partnership with IAWA (the International Aviation Women's Association). The mission of the award is to recognize airmen and airwomen whose actions have made major contributions to aviation and/or security and serve as leadership role models.

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NASA Continues Orion Parachute Testing For Orbital Test Flight

Test Vehicle Dropped From A C-17 At FL250

On Feb. 29, NASA successfully conducted another drop test of the Orion crew vehicle's entry, descent and landing parachutes high above the Arizona desert in preparation for the vehicle's orbital flight test in 2014. An Air Force C-17 plane dropped a test version of Orion from an altitude of 25,000 feet above the U.S. Army's Yuma Proving Grounds in Arizona.

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ANN-FAQ: AIRBORNE Episode Roster For 2011

A Guide To All Kinds Of 2011 AIRBORNE Goodness!!

Well... after several months of planning, practicing and preparation, the first generation of a new programming effort from Aero-TV hit cyberspace some time ago. In November 2011, ANN released Airborne 11.18.11 -- with the mission to offer this as a weekly news feature through the end of 2011 and then ramp things up in a BIG WAY as 2012 get underway. And let me tell you... we have some amazing things in store for Airborne... in a number of ways... not just in raising the bar for the programing itself but the way in which this programming is distributed, supported and the synergies we are in the process of developing with the rest of the aviation world. Believe you me, we have some serious surprises in store for you in months to

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ANN-FAQ: AIRBORNE Episode Roster For 2012

A Guide To All Kinds Of 2012 AIRBORNE Goodness!!

Click HERE For Complete Airborne 2011 Program Guide Well... after several months of planning, practicing and preparation, the first generation of a new programming effort from Aero-TV hit cyberspace late last year. In November 2011, ANN released Airborne 11.18.11 -- with the over-riding mission to offer this programming as a weekly news feature through the end of 2011 and then ramp things up in a BIG WAY as 2012 get underway -- and that's just what we're doing!

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Officials Say USAF Still Interested In Super Tucanos

Brazilian Government Had Expressed 'Surprise' At Contract Cancellation

A U.S. State Department official has assured the government of Brazil that the U.S. Air Force is still interested in purchasing A-29 Super Tucano aircraft for its LAS program after the contract was abruptly cancelled Monday.

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Five Confirmed Fatalities In German BizJet Accident

Cessna Citation X Went Down Late Thursday

German authorities have confirmed that all five people on board a Cessna Citation X which went down near Frankfort late Thursday were fatally injured.

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Estonian Air Transitions To All-Embraer E-Jets Fleet

Joins Growing Number Of European Airlines To Fly The Brazilian Jets

Estonian Air has selected Embraer’s family of E-Jets to revamp its entire fleet of narrow-body and regional jets. The national flag carrier of Estonia and Embraer have signed a contract for the purchase of three E175s and one E190. Estonian Air will also take eight additional aircraft, four E170s and four E190s, under a combination of lease agreements with third parties and leasing companies.

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'Drunk' Jeep Driver Closes Philadelphia International Airport

Crashed Through A Gate While An Airplane Was Landing

An man reported to be intoxicated and driving a Jeep Cherokee SUV managed to close Philadelphia International Airport (KPHL) for about 30 minutes Thursday when he rammed the vehicle through an airport gate.

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Former QB Ayoob Sets Distance Record

Paper Airplanes Have Outgrown Hangar At McClellan AFB

With so much pro football history, it's getting very hard to break a world record. That's also true for aviation pursuits. But a former pro quarterback has teamed up with an aviation enthusiast to set a new world record for distance  - for paper airplanes.

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Milestone UH-72A Lakota LUH Delivered To US Army

The 200th Helicopter First With Security And Support Package

The 200th UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) was delivered Tuesday to the U.S. Army during a ceremony at American Eurocopter's production facility in Columbus, MS. “Today marks another significant milestone for the Lakota program,” said Sean O’Keefe, EADS North America Chairman and CEO.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.04.12)

Aero Linx: Air Navigation -- How It Began Flashback to May 15, 1918, to Washington, DC. It’s early Wednesday morning, a blustery day. President and Mrs. Woodrow Wilson are in the grandstand. So is Assistant Navy Secretary Franklin D. Roosevelt. The Postmaster and second assistant Postmaster wouldn’t have missed this day for anything. Members of Congress arose early to be there, too, pondering whether to allocate additional funds for this new service.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.04.12): Braking Action

Braking Action (GOOD, FAIR, POOR, OR NIL) -- A report of conditions on the airport movement area providing a pilot with a degree/quality of braking that he/she might expect. Braking action is reported in terms of good, fair, poor, or nil.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (03.04.12)

“Today marks another significant milestone for the Lakota program. The success of this program stems from the strong partnership we’ve built with the Department of Defense and the Army over the past seven years.” Source: Sean O’Keefe, EADS North America Chairman and CEO, following the delivery of the 200th UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) to the U.S. Army during a ceremony at American Eurocopter's production facility in Columbus, MS.

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