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Thu, Apr 24, 2014

ANN FAQ: Disqus

A Powerful New Tool For You To Use For Your Aero-Conversations

Want to start a conversation about a story you've seen on Aero-News? It's even easier with Disqus, a powerful, web-based comment tool you can use to talk about stories on Aero-News with your friends.

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Thu, Apr 24, 2014

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (04.24.14)

"HR 1775 was introduced in an effort to further prevent and deter any attempts at gaining access to the cockpit. It calls for secondary barriers to be used during times in flight that the cockpit door needs to be opened for crew restroom breaks and meals. I respectfully ask you to release HR 1775 in the House of Representatives for an immediate vote." Source: Open letter to Congressman Bill Shuster (R-PA), Chair of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, from Melodie Homer, the widow of Flight 93 First Officer LeRoy Homer Jr.

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Thu, Apr 24, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.24.14): Dew Point (Abbrev. DWPT)

A measure of atmospheric moisture. It is the temperature to which air must be cooled in order to reach saturation (assuming air pressure and moisture content are constant).

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Thu, Apr 24, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.24.14)

South Bay Soaring Society

The South Bay Soaring Society (SBSS) is a non-profit radio controlled glider club based in San Jose, CA. They have flying sites in San Jose, Santa Clara, Fremont and Davenport.

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Thu, Apr 24, 2014

AD: Airbus Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2014-08-04

PRODUCT: Certain Airbus Model A310 series airplanes.

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Thu, Apr 24, 2014

AD: British Aerospace Regional Aircraft Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2014-07-09

PRODUCT: British Aerospace Regional Aircraft Jetstream Series 3101 and Jetstream Model 3201 airplanes.  

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Wed, Apr 23, 2014

Young Eagle Enrollment In Sporty's Course Surpasses 25,000

Free Access To Program Provided To Young Eagles Participants

EAA and Sporty's announced recently that the more than 25,000 EAA Young Eagles have now enrolled in the online Sporty's Learn to Fly course, which is provided free to Young Eagles to help them pursue aviation interests beyond their first flight. The Sporty's course is part of EAA's Young Eagles Flight Plan - a five-step program to create a clear pathway to aviation.

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Wed, Apr 23, 2014

NASA Sending Over $450 Million To Russia For ISS Transport

Payment Comes Despite 'Sanctions' Against The Country For Its Actions In Crimea

Despite announced sanctions against Russia for their annexation of Crimea, the U.S. Government still needs a way to get astronauts to and from the International Space Station ... and Russia has the planet's only taxi medallion.

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Wed, Apr 23, 2014

Airborne 04.23.14: Dream Chaser Returns, FAA Starts UAS Tests, Air Racers 3D

Also: Teen Survives Wheel Well Flight, Oshkosh Seaplanes, Weird 'FlightSuit Lawsuit', WI Supports Rec A/C Ops

Sierra Nevada Corp. co-program director John Curry is reported to have said that they will conduct additional drop tests of their Dream Chaser spacecraft at California’s Edwards Air Force Base in the fall of this year. The North Dakota Department of Commerce team has been authorized to begin using a Draganflyer X4ES small UAS at its Northern Plains Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site. The authorization is effective for two years, and the team plans to begin flight operations during the week of May 5. If there was ever a time to see a movie in the modern 3D format, this has got to be it. A new theatrical release of Air Racers 3D from 3D Entertainment Distribution is now showing at select IMAX theaters. All this... and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!

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Wed, Apr 23, 2014

Model Airplane In Georgia Takes Ground Fire

Flying A Remote Control Model Airplane Is Tricky Enough Without Getting It Shot At

Having your airplane shot at is something none of us want to experience but if it has to happen, it’s better that the pilot is on the ground while he airplane is flying. You see, the airplane in this case was a remote control model being flown by Robert LaCount over an open field in Georgia.

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