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August 26, 2012

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 08.27.12

He Took Us to the Moon – Now He’s Among the Stars

Opponents of a Nantucket Sound Wind Farm Appeal the FAA’s Ruling

The Bankruptcy

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Gone West: The World's Iconic Space Explorer, Neil Armstrong

Armstrong Passes Away At 82

No one has been able to look up at the moon in quite the same way after the events of July 20th, 1969. The first man to walk on the moon, Neil Armstrong, passed away Saturday afternoon as a result of complications following recent coronary surgery at the age of 82.... with as firm a place in history as any man. Humble, quiet, thoughtful and the consummate professional, Armstrong looked upon his place in history as a gift not to be squandered but to be honored, and indeed, that's the way he lived his life since his return to Earth.

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Gone West: Flightline Television's Hank and Carole Austin

Amazing Sport Aviation Couple Lost In Powered Parachute Accident

Unbelievable.... that's the first thing that comes to mind as we have confirmed reports that both Hank (Henry) and Carole Austin, two of powered parachuting's most active proponents (and experts) were lost Friday in a PPC accident in Michigan. Two of the early pioneers in a number of sport aviation venues, Hank and Carole were reported to be flying at Silver Lake State Park when their two seat PPC went down in the evening. The accident reportedly took place at 1800 local time in an area of the park known as "Test Hill," in Golden Township, MI. Hank (66) was thought to be the Pilot in Command with Carole flying as passenger in the back seat of the tandem vehicle. The impact apparently occurred in the ar

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Cessna Citation Ten Regains Bizjet Speed Crown

Maximum Speed Recorded At Mach .935

Cessna's Citation Ten regains prominence as the fastest civil aircraft in the world with an increase of its maximum speed to Mach .935. Cessna announced this speed record Friday with partner, Chip Ganassi Racing Teams (CGRT) and their owner Chip Ganassi at the GoPro Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma in Sonoma, CA.

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Machinists Approve Pension Changes At HBC

Nearly Unanimous Vote To For New Retirement Plan

Members of the International Association of Machinists Lodge 733 voted overwhelmingly to ratify a new pension plan at Hawker Beechcraft Friday morning. When the votes were counted, officials said 97 percent of those voting said "yes" to the new plan.

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Navy Aircrew Gives Endangered Species A Lift To San Diego

Sea Turtle In Need Of Medical Care Airlifted To CA From Eugene, OR

Navy Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 30, teamed up with SeaWorld to move an injured eastern Pacific green sea turtle from Oregon to San Diego for medical treatment and long-term rehabilitation, Aug. 21.

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Dream Chaser Team Passes First NASA Commercial Crew Milestone

Program Implementation Plan Review Presented To The Space Agency

The Dream Chaser Space System has successfully completed its first milestone as part of NASA's Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) initiative. Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) announced the achievement of the milestone Thursday.

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Angel MedFlight Announces 2012 Aviation Scholarship Recipient

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Junior Caroline Gleb Receives 2012 Scholarship For Excellence In Aviation

Classes begin Monday at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Ariz., and junior Caroline Gleb’s (pictured) semester is off to an exciting start. She has a robust class schedule, a brand new iPad for flight charting, and a $3,000 academic scholarship. Gleb is the winner of the 2012 Angel MedFlight Scholarship for Excellence in Aviation.

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Royal Canadian Mounted Police Turn To Mini-Copter UAVs

Small Aircraft Carry Hi-Def Video And Still Cameras That Can Relay Live Images

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) is integrating small UAV helicopters into its crime-fighting arsenal. The aircraft, which are about three feet long, carry high-definition still and video cameras that can relay photographs and video to officers on the ground.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.26.12)

Aero Linx: Neil Armstrong: 1930-2012 (NASA Obit) Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon during the 1969 Apollo 11 mission, has died, following complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures. He was 82. Armstrong's words "That is one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind," spoken on July 20, 1969, as he became the first person ever to step onto another planetary body, instantly became a part of history.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.26.12): Regolith

Regolith The layer of loose rock resting on bedrock (sometimes called mantle rock), found on the Earth, the Moon, or a planet. Regolith is made up of soils, sediments, weathered rock, and hard, near-surface crusts. On the surface of the Moon, regolith is a fine rocky layer of fragmentary debris (or dust) produced mainly by meteoroid collisions.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (08.26.12)

"For those who may ask what they can do to honor Neil, we have a simple request. Honor his example of service, accomplishment and modesty, and the next time you walk outside on a clear night and see the moon smiling down at you, think of Neil Armstrong and give him a wink." Source: Part of the amazing Armstrong Family's statement on the passing of Neil Armstrong.

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