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September 02, 2013

Airborne 08.30.13: $1 AvGas!!!, Super Puma Problems, France Wins Gordon Bennett

Also: FAA Pulls Pugs On Media UAVs, Music Video For Neil, Citation M2 Progress UND To Certify Pilots Faster, Retiring NASA 905

Does the price of fuel keep you from flying? The folks at Redbird's Skyport in San Marcos, Texas want to know - and to find out - they’re offering avgas at $1 a gallon for the month of October! You heard right, $1 a gallon! The cheap fuel will be available to any piston aircraft that can fly in and then out of the airport BUT - as the pilot you'll have to participate in a survey about how your flying habits and how - if at all - the cost of fuel impacts your decisions. A number of Eurocopter Super Puma helicopters have be

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Klyde Morris (09.02.13)

Klyde's Still An Ant, After All...


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Boeing Launches 787 Training In Miami

Training Capability At Miami Campus Enhanced Across Airplane Types

Boeing on Thursday marked the launch of 787 customer training in Miami, FL, the site of the company's largest commercial aviation training campus. Aeromexico and LAN Airlines are the first two customers to train on the 787 suites at the Boeing Flight Services Miami campus.

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Ryanair Told To Reduce Stake In Aer Lingus

U.K. Competition Commission Says Holdings Must Be Reduced To 5 Percent

The U.K. Competition Commission says Ryanair Holdings plc (Ryanair) will be required to sell its 29.8 per cent stake in Aer Lingus Group plc (Aer Lingus) down to 5 per cent. This will be accompanied by obligations on Ryanair not to seek or accept board representation or acquire further shares.

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Savvy Analysis Founder Says FAA Has 'Declared War' On ECi Cylinders

Says Proposed AD Is 'Unwarranted, Inappropriate, Punitive, And Ill-Conceived'

The founder and CEO of Savvy Aircraft Maintenance Management  and Savvy Analysis, a company that developed a free, web-based platform for piston aircraft engine analysis, says in a blog post that the FAA's proposed AD for ECi cylinders is "one of the most unwarranted, inappropriate, punitive and generally ill-conceived rulemaking actions I’ve ever seen."

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Nearly 300 Attend 39th Annual Virginia Aviation Conference

Four-Day Gathering Focused On Topics Ranging From Regional Perspectives To Federal Regulations

Nearly 300 airport managers and sponsors, consultants, Virginia Aviation Board members, industry professionals and other members of Virginia’s aviation community attended the 39th annual Virginia Aviation Conference August 20-23.

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B-25 Pilot Fatally Injured In Pipeline Patrol Accident

Co-Owner Of AA Aerial Surveillance Company In California Was Active Member Of The Collings Foundation

A pilot involved in flying a B-25 bomber from Florida to California was fatally injured August 13 while flying a routine pipeline patrol for an aerial surveillance company he co-owned.

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First Flight For Home-Grown Turkish Air Force Trainer

Hürkus To Teach Pilots To Fly Armored Close Air Support Airplanes

A basic military trainer developed by Turkish Aerospace Industries conducted its first flight Thursday. The airplane is designed to train military pilots to fly armed light close air support missions.

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New Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed From Reality TV Helo Accident

Spouse And Children Of Cast Member Seek Unspecified Damages

The fatal helicopter accident during the filming of a reality television show in California in February is the basis for a lawsuit filed in LA Superior Court late Thursday on behalf of the widow and children of Dominic Donatelli ... one of the cast members of the show.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.02.13)

Aero Linx: The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations. It is the UN system's authoritative voice on the state and behaviour of the Earth's atmosphere, its interaction with the oceans, the climate it produces and the resulting distribution of water resources. WMO has a membership of 191 Member States and Territories (on 1 January 2013). It originated from the International Meteorological Organization (IMO), which was founded in 1873. Established in 1950, WMO became the specialized agency of the United Nations in 1951 for meteorology (weather and climate), operational hydrology and related geophysical sciences.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.02.13): Orographic Lifting

Orographic Lifting Where the flow of air is forced up and over barriers such as highlands or mountains. Moist air being forced aloft begins to cool, consequently condensation forms, and rain or snow begins to fall. By the time the air reaches the leeward side of the barrier, it sinks and warms, resulting in decreasing relative humidity, cessation of precipitation, and the dissipation of clouds. May be called an orographic uplift.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (09.02.13)

"Miami has always been an important Boeing training campus and the largest campus in our global network. Now it will also play an expanded role in training the pilots and technicians who will fly and maintain the groundbreaking 787 Dreamliner. Miami's location at the crossroads of the Americas offers tremendous advantages as a preferred location for airlines based in Latin America, Canada and the United States. Customers also travel from Europe, Africa, the Middle East and China to conduct training in Miami." Source: Sherry Carbary, vice president, Boeing Flight Services, following Boeing's Thursday launch of 787 customer training in Miami, FL, the site of the company's largest commercial aviation training campus. 

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