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Fri, Dec 19, 2014

Aero-TV: Redbird's Roger Sharp -- Pushing The Aero-Educational Envelope

One of The Most Important Aspects of GA is Flight Training... But Is The Industry Keeping Up With The Times?

While at the Redbird Migration 2014, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, met with Redbird’s Roger Sharp, the director of training for Redbird Flight Simulations. In this part 1 of a 2-part interview, Campbell asked what Redbird has learned since the last Redbird Migration a year ago?

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Fri, Dec 19, 2014

B-29 'Doc' Won't Fly Before Spring

Restoration Continuing, But Unexpected Delays Push Return To Flight

The group restoring an historic B-29 Superfortress dubbed "Doc" had hoped to fly the big warbird in December, the 70th anniversary of it rolling off the assembly line in 1944. But that flight has been pushed into the spring of 2015 as the inevitable problems cropped up as they will in a project that size.

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Fri, Dec 19, 2014

Phoenix City Council To FAA: Restore Sky Harbor Traffic Patterns

Unanimous Vote Directs City Officials To 'Do Whatever It Takes', Lawsuit May Be Filed

The Phoenix, AZ city council on Tuesday night voted unanimously to demand that the FAA reverse changes in traffic patterns at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport after numerous complaints from citizens about noise and other issues.

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Fri, Dec 19, 2014

Judge Orders Coast Guard To Maintain Oregon Helicopter Station

South Carolina Station Also To Remain Open Another Year

The U.S. Coast Guard helicopter station in Newport, OR will remain open following a hearing in a lawsuit brought by Newport Fishermen's Wives. A Coast Guard station in Charleston, SC is also off the chopping block, at least for another year.

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Fri, Dec 19, 2014

San Diego Fire Department Authorized For Night Firefighting Flights

City's Two Aircraft Can Fight Fires At Night Outside The City Limits

The City of San Diego has authorized the use of its two firefighting helicopters at night outside the city limits.

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Fri, Dec 19, 2014

Alaska Airlines Flight Attendants Ratify New Contract

Five Year Deal Includes Some Of The Best Pay In The Industry

Alaska Airlines flight attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO, voted to accept a tentative contract agreement on Wednesday that offers significant improvements for the 3,400 Flight Attendants at Alaska. Assistance was provided through mediation by the National Mediation Board.

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Fri, Dec 19, 2014

Aviation Veteran William Ayer Named To NBAA Board Of Directors

Has Worked For More Than Three Decades In The Aviation Industry

The NBAA has named William S. “Bill” Ayer, a long-time general aviation pilot and aviation industry leader, to its Board of Directors. Ayer also serves on the Board of Directors for Honeywell, an NBAA Member Company.

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Fri, Dec 19, 2014

MQ-8B Fire Scout Flies Off Coast Guard Ship For The First Time

NGC, USCG, U.S. Navy Partner To Demonstrate Unmanned Mission Flexibility

The U.S. Coast Guard, in conjunction with Northrop Grumman Corporation and the U.S. Navy, flew the MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned helicopter off the national security cutter (NSC), USCGC Bertholf  Dec. 5 off the coast of Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, CA.

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Fri, Dec 19, 2014

Etihad Airways Receives First Airbus A380

150th Of The Type Delivered By The Planemaker

At a ceremony in Abu Dhabi, Etihad Airways, one of the world’s leading airlines, welcomed the first of its ten new Airbus A380 aircraft. Etihad Airways is the thirteenth airline to operate the A380, and the aircraft is the 150th A380 delivered by Airbus.

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Fri, Dec 19, 2014

Final Flight: The A-7 Corsair

Last Airplane Was In Service With The Hellenic Air Force In Greece

The last U.S. Navy A-7 Corsair aircraft retired from service in Greece on Oct. 17, after 39 years of flying with the Hellenic Air Force (HAF) – the final operator of the aircraft.

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