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August 14, 2010

Robinson Heli's Frank Robinson Retires

A True Legend Takes A Well-Deserved Retirement

To the rotorcraft industry, he's been a legend... and to those of us at ANN who have been privileged to call him a friend, we take this announcement with bittersweet feelings. There is NO DOUBT that a large part of today's helicopter industry would simply not exist without the genius and inspiration of Frank Robinson, but we are pleased to see his legacy passed to such capable and proper hands.

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Paul Slusser And Daniel Geery Win Lindbergh Grant

Project Will Focus On The Use Of "Hyperblimps" To Silently Study Right Whales

Paul Slusser from the University of Utah, and Daniel Geery, president of Hyperblimp, LLC, both in Salt Lake City, Utah, have been awarded a 2010 Lindbergh Grant in aviation and animal conservation.

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Indiana Money Manager Will Plead Guilty To Fraud

Marcus Schrenker Bailed Out Of A Plane Over Alabama To Fake His Own Death

The former Indiana money manager who bailed out of a plane which later crashed in Florida has agreed to plead guilty to fraud charges in his home state.

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Navy Helicopters Support Relief Efforts In Pakistan

Aircraft Launched From USS Peleliu In Humanitarian Effort

Two Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) launched from the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) Thursday as part of the continued U.S. humanitarian assistance to Pakistan in support of flood relief from the recent monsoon.

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Dassault Falcon: Brazil Will Be A Leading Market In Biz-Av Recovery

Dassault Owned Service Center In Sorocaba Adds Staff To Meet Current, Future Demand

The leadership team at Dassault Falcon sees Brazil as a market that will be important to the company as the business aviation industry starts to improve.

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RAF Test Pilot On Lightning II: 'Like An iPhone On Speed'

Comments Come As UK Public Sees Harrier Replacement For The First Time At Farnborough

The radical F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter is set to become the future of air combat, according to the RAF test pilot putting the aircraft through its paces.

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Pilot In Alaska Otter Accident Lost Son-In-Law In July C-17 Crash

Military Airlifter Went Down During Training At Elmendorf Air Base

The pilot of the DeHavilland Otter which went down Monday night in Alaska had recently lost his son-in-law in another aircraft accident last month.

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It's Orlando's First Skycatcher

Grab A Peek At Cessna's LSA Saturday

Central Florida pilots, and wannabe's, curious about the new Cessna Skycatcher can have a close-up look at the airplane Saturday from 0900 to 1300.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (08.14.10)

"It is like an iPhone on speed." Source: RAF Squadron Leader Steve Long.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.14.10): Instability

When applied to weather, instability is the state of equilibrium in which a parcel of air when displaced has a tendency to move further away from its original position.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.14.10)

National Aircraft Appraisers Association

What is your airplane worth? Determining that value is the job of the members of The National Aircraft Appraisers Association.

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