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February 26, 2012

UN Suspends Helicopter Flights Over Sudan

One Aircraft Came Under Fire Near Kadugli Airport

Following an incident in which a United Nations helicopter was fired on approaching Kadugli airport in Sudan, the body has suspended helicopter flights between the heavily-militarized regions of South Kordofan and Abyei.

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SC Students Offered Aviation Aerospace Camp

SOaR Program Offers Ground School,Flights, STEM Activities

The Celebrate Freedom Foundation, in conjunction with the South Carolina Aeronautics Commission and South Carolina Aviation Association, has opened the 2012 SOaR Aviation Aerospace Summer Camp for student applications.

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Tentative Agreement Reached Between PSA, AFA

Subsidiary Of US Airways Reaches Agreement With Flight Attendants

US Airways' wholly-owned express subsidiary PSA has reached a tentative agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement with Council 75 of the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA-CWA), which represents PSA's 268 flight attendants.

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Cordell Walker Recipient Of Doug Doty Scholarship

Award Designed To Help Helo Pilots Advance Their Careers

The Doug Doty Vertical Flight Foundation and Hillsboro Aviation are pleased to announce this years' recipient of the Doug Doty Memorial Scholarship for Turbine Transition, Mr. Cordell Walker. The Doug Doty Vertical Flight Foundation teamed up with Hillsboro Aviation to offer the non-profit foundation's first Bell 206B3 JetRanger Scholarship. The purpose of this scholarship is to help helicopter pilots advance to the next level in their training and make positive contributions to the aviation industry.

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Fire Chief Recounts Reno Accident

Seconds Saved Lives When Leeward's Plane Went Down

Speaking at a convention of fire fighters in San Diego recently, Reno Fire Chief Michael Hernandez recounted the actions of his and other departments on September 16th, 2011 ... when Jimmy Leeward's plane went down at Reno.

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Skydiving Museum Announces 2012 Hall Of Fame Nominees

Recognizes Those Who Have Defined, Inspired, And Advanced The Sport

Six sport parachutists will be inducted into the National Skydiving Museum Hall of Fame at a ceremony in Eloy, Arizona the weekend of November 9, 2012. Parachute enthusiasts from around the world are expected to attend the induction ceremony.

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British Test Pilot Marks Milestone In JSF Program

First UK Pilot To Fly The Carrier Variant Of The F-35

On February 21, Royal Air Force (RAF) Squadron Leader Jim Schofield became the United Kingdom’s first military test pilot to fly the F-35C, the carrier variant of the Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) aircraft. Schofield’s flight is the latest in a series of milestones for the UK’s Joint Combat Aircraft program, which included the first F-35C launch on the test electromagnetic aircraft launch system (EMALS) on November 18, 2011, and the rollout of the first UK F-35 from the production line four days later.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.26.12)

Aero Linx: E6B Emulator This calculator requires the use of Javascript enabled and capable browsers. It is to emulate some of the capabilities of the popular E6B flight computer. Here is the current NOAA aviation weather. For distance between airports, try our Flying Distances Between North American Airports calculator. If the airport you are seeking is not in our table, please send us a quick note and we will add it, assuming we can find longitude and latitude information for it. For distance between specific longitude and latitude points, try our Distances Between Longitude And Latitude Points calculator. Clearing the values will ONLY clear for that calculator so as to retain the other values for other calculations.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.26.12): Altocumulus

Altocumulus Composed of flattened, thick, gray, globular masses, this middle cloud genus is primarily made of water droplets. In the mid-latitudes, cloud bases are usually found between 8,000 and 18,000 feet. A defining characteristic is that it often appears as a wavy billowy layer of cloud, giving it the nickname of "sheep" or "woolpack" clouds. Sometimes confused with cirrocumulus clouds, its elements (individual clouds) have a larger mass and cast a shadow on other elements. It may form several sub-types, such as altocumulus castellanus or altocumulus lenticularis. Virga may also fall from these clouds.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (02.26.12)

“The F-35 has the best handling of any jet I’ve flown, which means it’s going to be easier to land on a ship than current aircraft, and pilots can devote all of their attention to the mission. Combined with the world’s best sensors which allow the pilot to find and target anything that’s out there, and a stealthy signature, which means the enemy can’t do the same to you, this is exactly the aircraft the UK needs to provide the best protection for our soldiers, sailors and airmen for the next 35 years.” Source: Royal Air Force (RAF) Squadron Leader Jim Schofield -- the United Kingdom’s first military test pilot to fly the F-35C.

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AD: GE Engines

AD NUMBER: 2012-04-05

PRODUCT: GE CF6-80C2B Series Turbofan Engines

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