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May 02, 2010

Gulfstream Touts Safety With Data Monitoring Service

Flight Operations Risk Management Service (FORMS) Available For Bizjets

Introduced in 2009, Gulfstream's Flight Operations Risk Management Service (FORMS) resembles Flight Monitoring/Flight Operations Quality Assurance (FDM/FOQA) programs utilized by the commercial airline industry.

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Air Guard Trains For Firefighting Mission

Preparing For Fire Season That's To Be "Hotter And Dryer" In The Northwest

Airmen from the Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve have been training with the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System, or MAFFS, at the South Carolina Technology and Aviation Center this week.

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Vintage Target Drone Which Dodged All The Bullets Now A Museum Piece

Rare KD2R-5 Added To Colorado's Spirit Of Flight Center

For more than 30 years, a Northrop (Radioplane)-built KD2R-5 Shelduck target drone sat on a pole in the dry desert near El Paso, Texas.  The Spirit of Flight Center air museum had been looking to add a target drone to its collection, and through a tip from a visitor they became aware of the lonely weather vane. 

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New EMS Interior Introduced For Sikorsky S-76 Helos

Designed specifically For Medical Operations

Sikorsky Global Helicopters has introduced its first aircraft with a new state-of-the-art Emergency Medical Services interior. Sikorsky's Engineering Division in Coatesville, PA, teamed with industry leader Air Methods Corp. and started working on the project in May 2009.

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Aerojet And Florida Turbine Technologies Form Strategic Partnership

Goal Is To Develop NASA's New Rocket Engines

Aerojet and Florida Turbine Technologies (FTT) announced Friday that the companies have entered into a strategic partnership to compete for research, development and production on NASA's new hydrocarbon engine and advanced upper stage engine.

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Ohio Coroner Say No Fallout From Mis-ID Of Plane Crash Victims

Has Changed Office Procedures To Prevent A Similar Mistake

The Coroner in Montgomery County, Ohio says no one will be disciplined due to an incident in which the bodies of two men involved in a plane crash were misidentified and sent to the wrong families. One of the bodies was cremated and the other placed in a mausoleum.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.02.10): VHF

VHF -- Very High Frequency The frequency band between 30 and 300 MHz. Portions of this band, 108 to 118 MHz, are used for certain NAVAIDs; 118 to 136 MHz are used for civil air/ground voice communications. Other frequencies in this band are used for purposes not related to air traffic control.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.02.10)

Candler Field Museum The Candler Field Museum was established to recreate the old Atlanta airport as it existed in the 1920's and 1930's. The museum will consist of several buildings: The American Airways Hangar - This building was completed in September, 2008 and is now open to the public.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.02.10)

"The thing was full of sand and dirt, had a ton of paint on it, and the engine and prop were in terrible shape.  It was also incredibly hard to disassemble after all the years in the desert, and we didn't want to see it anymore after we got it to Denver." Source: For more than 30 years, a Northrop (Radioplane)-built KD2R-5 Shelduck target drone sat on a pole in the dry desert near El Paso, Texas...

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