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April 10, 2011

Aviation Education Focus of the 14th Annual VA Festival of Flight

An Outstanding Regional Fly-In Posts Upcoming Event Schedules

If you want to know more about NextGen, the massive overhaul of the air traffic control system which offers free weather and traffic or an in depth introduction to Light Sport flying, or try your hand at riveting sheet metal taught by an experienced A&P Mechanic, come to the Virginia Regional Festival of Flight.

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Low Viz Claims Piper and Pilot

Flight Into Poor Viz Creates Tragedy... Again

Heavy fog and mist is nothing to mess with when trying to get from Point A to Point B. A Turbo Arrow was downed last week when it continued flight into deteriorating visibility, described by witnesses as "a mile or less." With clouds "touching the ridgelines' the scenario was one that has hurt or killed a number of pilots who continued flight when common sense dictated that it was time to get out of dodge... what a shame.

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EASA Certifies TPE331-12JR Engine For Caravan Ops

Engine Delivers 40% More Power, Reduces Operational Costs For Cessna Caravans

EASA has certified Honeywell’s TPE331-12JR turboprop engine for the Cessna Caravan, which reportedly enables European operators to take advantage of the engine’s improved power, lower cost, enhanced fuel efficiency, and low noise levels. Texas Turbine Conversions, Inc., a major Honeywell partner in this market, helped drive this milestone.

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UPS To Become First Global Carrier to Add 'EVAS' Safety Gear

Company Adopts Joint Task Force Recommendation

Somewhat topical in light of recent news about emergency landings due to evidence of smoke in the cockpit or cabin, a UPS announcement that it would equip its air fleet with the Emergency Vision Assurance System (EVAS), makes it the first international air carrier to take such a step. Installation of the enhanced safety equipment comes at the recommendation of the Joint UPS-Independent Pilots Association (IPA) Safety Task Force.

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Community College Scholars Selected To Design Robotic Rovers

Design Workshops To Take Place AT JPL In CA And Johnson Space Center In TX

Eighty students from community colleges in 28 states and Puerto Rico have been selected to travel to a NASA center to develop robotic rovers. The National Community College Aerospace Scholars program encourages students to pursue careers in STEM disciplines.

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CAGW Targets V-22 Osprey

Tilt-Rotor Aircraft Is Spending Watchdog's "Spending Cut Of The Week"

Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) issued its weekly spending cut alert on Thursday, which aimed directly at the USMC's V-22 Osprey, a tilt-rotor aircraft designed to fly as fast as a turboprop airplane while retaining the ability to take off and land vertically.

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Boeing Delivers Two F-15K Slam Eagles To The Republic Of Korea

Thirteen Additional Aircraft To Be Delivered Over The Next 12 Months

Slam Eagles F-15K 47 and F-15K 48 were delivered to the Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) at Daegu Air Base on March 15.

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Next-Generation 737 Is The 50th Boeing Delivered To Air Algerie

Airline Has Been Flying Boeing Aircraft For 40 Years

North African carrier Air Algerie has taken delivery of its 50th Boeing jetliner ... this one a Next-Generation 737-800.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.10.11): IF/IAWP (Intermediate Fix/Initial Approach WP)

IF/IAWP (Intermediate Fix/Initial Approach Waypoint) 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.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.10.11)

Aero-Linx: The Virginia Regional Festival of FLIGHT Scheduled for this April 30 and May 1, 2011, this event will be hosted at the Suffolk Executive Airport (SFQ). The event's objective is 'to promote aerospace education and understanding of “recreational aviation” through the hosting of an annual Regional Festival of Flight. Recreational aviation encompasses: airplanes, fun, families, building, restoring, flying, exploring, and learning.' Organized by the Virginia Aviation Council, Inc., an IRS 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation made up entirely with volunteers.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (04.10.11)

"EVAS allows pilots to see their flight path, vital instruments and perform the key tasks of flying in dense-smoke situations. It's a real safety enhancement and we're very pleased to be working with UPS Airlines." Source: Bertil Werjefelt, president of Vision Safe, following the announcement that UPS Airlines would be the first international adopter of the EVAS technology.

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