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April 22, 2012

Mother Nature Is No Fun -- NOLA Navy Week Airshows Cancelled

Believe It Or Not; Blue Angels Performance Canceled Due To... Waves

OK... we've heard every excuse in t he book as to why an airshow performance or routine has to be curtailed or canceled... and while they're usually more than valid and this one is most certainly serious... it's also the weirdest we've heard in a long time (and mind you, we've been at this for a while). Still; you have to admit canceling a much anticipated Blue Angels performance due to "High Seas" has to hurt.

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Ballistic Recovery Systems Joins Aviation Green Alliance As A Founding Member

Alliance Fosters Sharing Of Advancements In Aviation Among Its Members

BRS Aerospace has joined the Aviation Green Alliance as a Founding Member, according to a news release Friday from the Lindbergh Foundation. "We are thrilled that BRS Aerospace is joining our elite group of Aviation Green Alliance Founding Members," said Lindbergh Foundation Executive Director Yolanka Wulff.

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Ellington Airport Eyes Spaceport Status

Consultants Hired To Determine Feasibility Of The Move

Ellington Airport near Houston, Texas could be the next commercial spaceport if funding and the development of the nascent space tourism industry allow.

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Aerion Prepares For Upcoming NASA F-15B Supersonic Flight Tests

Fabrication Of Test Article Expected To Be Completed In May

Aerion Corporation has released details about its next round of supersonic test flights, a vital element in the company’s plan to design the world’s first supersonic business jet (SBJ).

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NASA Selects Science Instrument Upgrade For Flying Observatory

Hi-Res Airborne Wideband Camera To Fly On SOFIA Aircraft

NASA has selected a science instrument upgrade to the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) airborne observatory. The instrument, the High-resolution Airborne Wideband Camera (HAWC), will provide a sensitive, versatile and reliable imaging capability to the SOFIA user community.

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Sarasota Avionics Hosts Major Avionics Vendors

Showing Off Glass Panels, Other Products For Multiple Companies

Sarasota Avionics at Venice Municipal Airport in south Florida is holding its semi-annual avionics showcase next month, with several of the industry's major players displaying their wares.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.22.12): Very Large Array (VLA)

Very Large Array (VLA) One of the world’s premier radio observatories, consisting of 27 antennas arranged in a huge “Y” pattern. The VLA spans up to 22 miles (36 km) across, which is roughly one and a half times the size of Washington, D.C. Each antenna is 81 feet (25 meters) in diameter. Located in Socorro, New Mexico, the telescopes work in tandem to produce a sharper image than any single telescope could record.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.22.12)

Aero Linx: Rocket City Space Pioneers The Rocket City Space Pioneers is a team of Alabama businesses and organizations formed to prove that robotic space exploration can be an affordable and sustainable commercial endeavor. Our minimal risk approach utilizes our team members’ experience in flight proven heritage hardware and our integrated Falcon 9 rideshare system. In an effort to share the burden of robotic space exploration architecture development, we strive to maintain a diversified portfolio of team members.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (04.22.12)

“This year’s planned F-15B test flights of the latest Aerion test article prove our partnership continues to be mutually beneficial. Our work with NASA will further refine future practical applications of aerodynamics for safe and efficient flight at higher speeds compared to today’s conventional subsonic civil aircraft.” Source: Dr. Richard Tracy, Aerion’s chief technology officer, discussing the next round of supersonic test flights, a vital element in Aeron's plan to design the world’s first supersonic business jet (SBJ).

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AD: Turbomeca S.A. Turboshaft Engines

AD NUMBER: 2012-07-09

PRODUCT: Turbomeca S.A. Arrius 2F turboshaft engines with P3 air pipe (first section) part number (P/N) 0 319 71 918 0, installed.

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AD: Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation Helicopters

AD NUMBER: 2012-08-01

PRODUCT: Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Sikorsky) Model S-92A helicopters.

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