AEA Is a Membership Group That Is Involved In All Aspects of Aviation...
While at the Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) held in November 2016, ANN News Editor, Tom Patton, met up with Paula Derks who is the President of the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA). There are a lot of aviation associations, and the AEA is the one that crosses into all facets of aviation electronics and avionics. AEA members equip and maintaining our ever-increasing fleet of electronics dependent aircraft.
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Pending sanctioning from the recognizing organizations, it looks like the Gulfstream G650ER continues to set records. A G650ER took off from Ohio’s John Glenn Columbus International Airport and landed at Shanghai’s Pudong International Airport 14 hours and 35 minutes later, covering 6,750 nautical miles at an average cruise speed of Mach point eight-five. Following that flight, the aircraft flew 6,143 nautical miles from Taipei Taoyuan International Airport to Arizona’s Scottsdale Airport, cruising at Mach point nine-oh entire trip. The total flight time was just 10 hours and 57 minutes. Damage to a Linhas Aereas de Mocambique Boeing 737 on approach to Tete, the capital of Mozambique, which was first reported to be caused by an impact with a drone, now appears to
Aero Linx: Coast Guard Aviation Association
The Ancient Order of The Pterodactyl is the result of the hopes, aspirations and hard work of a small band of kindred spirits. In the spring of 1977, Andrew Wall, George F. Thometz, Marion ‘Gus’ Shrode, and Norman L. Horton, all retired Coast Guard aviators, informally organized a fraternal association open to all pilots who had flown or were flying Coast Guard aircraft. The organization was later expanded to included all personnel who flew in Coast Guard aircraft under official orders. Only those who have willfully placed themselves in harms way and have known that innermost feeling which comes from personal experience resulting in saving life or property can understand the bonding and uniqueness of Coast Guard aviation crew members.
Even with the vast resources and incredibly far-reaching scope of the Aero-News Network, every now and then a story that should be reported on slips through our fingers. There's a lot of news out there, and sometimes we just don't get to all of it... so we came up with the idea of News Spies.
A marker beacon that defines a point along the glideslope of an ILS normally located at or near the point of decision height (ILS Category I). It is keyed to transmit alternate dots and dashes, with the alternate dots and dashes keyed at the rate of 95 dot/dash combinations per minute on a 1300 Hz tone, which is received aurally and visually by compatible airborne equipment.
"But, all is not right in NIMBYville... the internal infighting among the foes of the airport has become quite public and quite vicious. Anti-airport NIMBYs are accusing the city government of failing to act aggressively enough against the airport and the FAA of waging an illegal battle to keep the airport open. In the meantime, some anti-airport foes are accusing others, within their own ranks, of 'hijacking' their efforts to protest the airport operations and there seems little love lost amongst the anti-aero zealots. 'Organizations' opposing the airport such as Sunset Park Anti-Airport, No Jets, SMO Future, Friends of Sunset Park, CRAAP (who makes up these names?), Airport2Park, and others, are reportedly being invited or are already a part of the protest. In light of the vehemence of those opposing the airport, and the aggressive invective; pro-airport parties, businesses and pilots hope that whatever protest(s) may occur will be operated in accordance with the law, not disturb
the legal rights of airport operators and users, and be non-violent."
Aero Linx: The American Helicopter Society (AHS) International
The American Helicopter Society (AHS) International is the world’s oldest and largest technical society dedicated to enhancing the understanding of vertical flight technology. AHS International is a non-profit education and technical organization. Since it was founded in 1943 — just as the first US helicopter was being put into service — the Society has been the primary forum for interchange of information on vertical flight technology. According to the AHS Bylaws, the purpose of the Society is to 'advance the theory and practices of the science of vertical flight aircraft.'"
The waypoint where the final approach course of a T approach meets the crossbar of the T. When designated (in conjunction with a TAA) this waypoint will be used as an IAWP when approaching the airport from certain directions, and as an IFWP when beginning the approach from another IAWP.