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May 28, 2011

Gone West: Amanda Franklin

Such Sad News Is Hard To Comprehend

E-I-C Note: I have neither the composure nor the will to say much at the moment... so we'll let Amanda's Husband, Kyle, say it all via his latest update on her health and well being. I can not imagine the pain of this... and after thinking I had felt the worst (in my life), I have little doubt that Kyle is dealing with the kind of hell that I'd wish on no man... especially one who has gifted our lives as much as he, Amanda and the rest of his family. They are in my prayers... -- Jim Campbell, ANN E-I-C

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Updated: Blue Angels Boss Steps Down

Lower-Than-Normal Maneuver Leads To Cmdr. Dave Koss' Request To Be Relieved

The commanding officer of the Naval Flight Demonstration Squadron was relieved of command by chief of naval air training May 27.

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Cathay Executive: Airbus Facing More Delays ON A350XWB

Slosar Says New Airplane Needs "Technical Improvements"

Cathay CEO John Slosar said Thursday that he things Airbus will be forced to push back its timetable for its new A350XWB, even as Boeing gets set to bring the Dreamliner to market.

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Blue Angels Cancel Memorial Day Weekend Appearance

Still Under Safety Stand Down Following Andrews Incident

The Blue Angels have cancelled Memorial Day Weekend performances as part of a safety stand down stemming from an incident last week.

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Eurocopter Vostok Shows EC135 With Russian Avionics

Aircraft Displayed At HeliRussia Exposition In Moscow

The participation of Eurocopter Vostok at this month’s HeliRussia 2011 exposition included an initial presentation of Gazpromavia’s EC135 equipped with Russian avionics produced by Transas Aviation, along with the presence of an AS350 B3 operated by UTair Aviation.

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NASA Displays Spin Off Technologies At VA Home Show

Space Exploration House Featured At Tidewaters Builders Assn Spring Show

NASA Langley Research Center will outfit the Space Exploration House featured at the Tidewater Builders Association's Spring Homearama in Virginia Beach beginning Saturday.

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Wife Takes Controls Of SR22 When Husband Falters

He Recovers At Lower Altitude, Lands Plane

A woman flying with her husband in an SR22 from California to Colorado had to take the controls of the aircraft when he experienced breathing problems. Fortunately, this story has a happy ending.

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Europe Readies Itself For October Galileo Launch

First Satellites To Deploy For A European Space-Based Navigation System

Arianespace, the European Space Agency, and the European Commission announced Monday that the launch of the first two satellites of Europe's global navigation satellite system is planned to take place on October 20th, 2011.

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AgustaWestland Appoints New CEO

Bruno Spagnolini Takes The Reins Of The Company

During the latest AgustaWestland Board of Directors meeting Bruno Spagnolini was appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Company.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.28.11)

"With deep personal regret I shared with my command today that I will be voluntarily leaving the greatest flight demonstration team." Source: Blue Angels Former Leader Commander Dave Koss.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.28.11): Known Traffic

With respect to ATC clearances, means aircraft whose altitude, position, and intentions are known to ATC.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.28.11)

The Aerocar Homepage

Since 1912, there have been many attempts to make a flying car. The most significant are: the Waldo Waterman Aerobile of 1937, the Robert Fulton Airphibian of 1947 and the Molt Taylor AEROCAR of 1956.

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