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Sat, Apr 19, 2014

Gone West: NASA Engineer John C. Houbolt

'Unsung Hero' Of The Apollo Program Dies At Age 95

"In the space race of the 1950s and '60s, the leading voices were rocket scientist Wernher von Braun and ... another guy. Household names included Neil Armstrong, Alan Shepard and ... oh, you know, the fellow who pushed the idea of a separate crew capsule and lunar lander. America wouldn't have won the race, the Eagle wouldn't have landed in 1969 and the Apollo 13 crew would never have survived if it weren't for an engineer from [the] NASA Langley Research Center. John C. Houbolt."

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Sat, Apr 19, 2014

Sikorsky Poised To Get Contract For New Presidential Helo

Connecticut Manufacturer Only Company Left In The Competition

When the Navy awards a contract for a new Presidential helicopter ... likely next month ... the choice should be an easy one.

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Sat, Apr 19, 2014

ANN FAQ: Like Us On Facebook

There's A Lot To Like On ANN's Latest Social Media Site

We all know how important Social Media is to a lot of people, particularly those under 30. We also know how important those folks are to the future of aviation. In so many forums and at so many events, we talk about how to attract the next generation of pilots, mechanics, and enthusiasts to our industry, and social media is certainly critical to getting the message out to those who practically live online.

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Sat, Apr 19, 2014

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (04.19.14)

"At the time of impact, LADEE was traveling at a speed of 3,600 miles per hour – about three times the speed of a high-powered rifle bullet. There’s nothing gentle about impact at these speeds." Source: Rick Elphic, LADEE project scientist at Ames.

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Sat, Apr 19, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.19.14): Navigable Airspace

Airspace at and above the minimum flight altitudes prescribed in the CFRs including airspace needed for safe takeoff and landing.

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Sat, Apr 19, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.19.14)

The Art Of Airsickness Bags

Have you succumbed to the unbridled joy of Air Sickness Bag Collecting? Do you have vomit fever (or, fever-induced vomiting)? Are you ever considering becoming a collector? According to the founder, this is named an "Official Pointless Web site."

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Fri, Apr 18, 2014

Airborne 04.18.14: SpaceX's Historic Pad, Sikorsky Going Presidential?, EAA B17

Also: Airmen Support Pilot's Son, Beyond The Blue!, More Wrong-Way SWA Fallout, Missing WWII Airman Comes Home

NASA signed an agreement with Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) for use and occupancy of the complex. It will serve as a platform for SpaceX to support their commercial launch activities. It looks like the president will be flying in a new, made in America, Sikorsky helicopter. That's because it appears Sikorsky is the only manufacturer still in the running. Both Boeing and a team consisting of AgustaWestland and Northrop Grumman have dropped out of the bidding process. This is a reunion that nobody will forget, and EAA's B-17G, Aluminum Overcast, was at the heart of the gathering. On April 14, ten World War two United States Army Air Corps veterans who represented all 10 Flying Fortress crew positions from pilot to tail-gunner were brought to Oshkosh to be reunited with the aircraft in which they helped to preserve lib

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Fri, Apr 18, 2014

Klyde Morris 04.18.2014

Klyde Falls Into The Generation Gap

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Fri, Apr 18, 2014

S-TEC And Chelton Flight Systems Acquired In MBO

Businesses Included In Management Buyout Of Cobham Avionics

Genesys Aerosystems Group  has acquired Chelton Flight Systems, Inc. and S-TEC Corporation, previously doing business as Cobham Avionics, from Cobham in a management buyout.

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Fri, Apr 18, 2014

World’s Only Flying B-29 Superfortress Headed Northwest This Summer

CAF Airpower Tour Includes Over 15 Cities Including FIFI’s Hometown, Boeing Field In Seattle

The Commemorative Air Force’s (CAF) iconic Boeing B-29 Superfortress returns to California and the Northwest U.S. this summer. It will be FIFI’s first visit in almost 20 years to many locations which include over 15 cities in Arizona, California, Washington, Idaho, Utah and Colorado.

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