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Tue, May 26, 2015

Aero-TV: Just Like The 'Real' Thing – Redbird/Disney’s ‘Dusty’ FlightSim

Disclaimer: No Matter What He Tells You, Tom Patton Is Not A Certified Firefighting Pilot

While at EAA AirVenture 2014, ANN News Editor, Tom Patton checked out what was going on at the Redbird Flight Simulation display. Tom talked with Josh Harnagel, the Director of Online Marketing for Redbird Flight Simulations. Redbird is becoming known as the innovator in aviation simulation and in the way simulation is used in flight training. However, as important as flight simulation can be, it’s also a lot of fun. Harnagel said they were approached by the Walt Disney Company to produce a simulation program to be used in promoting their new movie, Planes: Fire & Rescue. To accomplish this, Redbird took one of their serious simulators, the MX2, and programmed it to represent the star of the movie, Dusty Crophopper.

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Tue, May 26, 2015

FAA Expands 'Lessons Learned' Safety Website

Adds Six Accident Modules To Online Library

The FAA recently added six new accident modules to the agency’s one-of-a-kind “Lessons Learned” online and publicly available safety library. The library captures valuable information learned from some of the world’s most historically significant accidents.

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Tue, May 26, 2015

Airbus Launches The Sustainable Aviation Engagement Program

Designed To Help Airlines Further Improve Their Environmental Performance

Airbus has launched the “Sustainable Aviation Engagement Program”, a long-term partnership program set up to help airlines reduce their environmental footprint through a tailored offering of services and expertise.

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Tue, May 26, 2015

Alaska Air Group Has Reduced Emissions Intensity By 30 Percent

Improvements Made Over The Past 10 Years

Alaska Air Group, the parent company of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, has reduced its mainline flying emissions intensity by one-third over the last 10 years through fleet advancements and flight technology. These advances have avoided burning 531 million gallons of fuel since 2004 — the equivalent of taking one million cars off the road for a year.

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Tue, May 26, 2015

City Of Longmont, CO To Host Presentation On Airport Noise Complaints

Meeting To Be Held At Vance Brand Airport June 3

The City of Longmont will host a public presentation on the legal limitations of regulating noise at Vance Brand Municipal Airport on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 from 5:30 to 7 pm at the Longmont Senior Center located at 910 Longs Peak Avenue.

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Tue, May 26, 2015

AeroSports Update: Seaplane Training…On The House

Passionate Pilot Wins King Schools’ Alaska Seaplane Rating Sweeps

Here’s a story that would make any pilot wince with a hint of envy. Most all landlubber pilots look at flying off of water as something they would like to do but, all too commonly, just never get it done. In this case, becoming a splash-and-float pilot came as a prize.

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Tue, May 26, 2015

Washington State Officials Say Boeing Broke Jobs Promises

Positions Transferred To Other States After WA Gave Major Incentives

In 2013, the State of Washington gave Boeing a package of tax breaks totalling $8.7 billion through 2040. In return, the state apparently assumed that the planemaker would continue to create and provide jobs in the state.

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Tue, May 26, 2015

NIMBY Group Looks To Stir Up Anti-KSMO Sentiment

Soliciting Complaint Forms For Members Of Congress To Take To The FAA

In an effort to have further restrictions placed on Santa Monica Airport ... or close it all together ... a group describing itself as a "growing network including thousands of people from our local community" has put up a website in an effort to get involved in "shaping the future use of the Santa Monica Airport Land  to better the lives of our entire community and future generations."

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Tue, May 26, 2015

TV Report Says New Controller Hiring Process May Compromise Safety

Alleges Some Applicants Had Access To Test Answers

A six month investigation by Fox Business asserts that the FAA's new hiring practices for Air Traffic Controllers may be putting the flying public at risk, and alleges that some were given assistance in passing a test that led to a job as an air traffic controller.

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Tue, May 26, 2015

Aero-TV: Just Like The “Real” Thing - Redbird/Disney’s ‘Dusty’ FlightSim

Disclaimer: No Matter What He Tells You, Tom Patton Is Not A Certified Firefighting Pilot

While at EAA AirVenture 2014, ANN News Editor, Tom Patton checked out what was going on at the Redbird Flight Simulation display. Tom talked with Josh Harnagel, the Director of Online Marketing for Redbird Flight Simulations. Redbird is becoming known as the innovator in aviation simulation and in the way simulation is used in flight training.

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