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Thu, Oct 02, 2014

ANN FAQ: You Can Sponsor ANN And/Or Aero-TV!

Help ANN Grow So That We Can Be Of Greater Service To You!

For the better part of a dozen years, ANN has set the pace for the growing and evolving aero-info revolution. No other news service has done what ANN has done... and no one did it before we showed the rest of the aero-world how it's done.

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Thu, Oct 02, 2014

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (10.02.14)

“I have something to tell you. But from now on you have to be really nice to me.” Source: Marsha Fulton of Covington, IN.

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Thu, Oct 02, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.02.14): Forward Flank Downdraft

The main region of downdraft in the forward, or leading, part of a supercell, where most of the heavy precipitation is located.

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Thu, Oct 02, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.02.14)

This site is intended to be a meeting place for those who rescue, shelter or foster animals, and volunteer pilots and plane owners willing to assist with the transportation of animals.

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Wed, Oct 01, 2014

Airborne 10.01.14: Sierra Nevada v NASA, A-29 Goes To Work, Be-200 Rebirth?

Also: PPC Bird's Eye View, Spitfires Return?, Cessna Sued Over 1981 Accident, Santa Monica Sues Pilot's Estate, Phase 1 Flight Testing Update

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) has filed a legal challenge to the award of contracts to Boeing and SpaceX under the Commercial Crew Transportation Capability, referred to as the CCtCap program. The CCtCap program will restore U.S. transportation capability to the International Space Station. The first of twenty A-29 Super Tucano aircraft to be produced in Jacksonville, Florida arrived at Georgia's Moody Air Force Base on September 26th, in preparation for the Afghanistan pilot and maintenance training mission. USA Firefighting Air Corps (USAFAC) has announced that Russia has signed a collaboration agreement with an American company to develop a US-built Beriev Be-200 multipurpose amphibious aerial firefighting jet, and that the collaboration would be headquartered in Colorado. All this... and MORE in today

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Wed, Oct 01, 2014

Aero-TV: Sensenich Technologies – ‘Propping’ Up The UAV Industry

An 80 Year Old Prop Company Still has Much To Offer To The High-Tech UAV Biz

While at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) 2014 convention, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell stopped by the Sensenich propeller display to find out what this 80-year-old company that specializes in wood propellers was doing in the high-tech world of UAVs. Steve Boser, the Chief Operating Officer of Sensenich Technologies pointed out that they have actually been making propellers for drones for about 40 years. Boser said they have been providing propellers for tactical UAVs for many years and they have continued to upgrade their technology to meet the challenges of the small unmanned aerial systems.

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Wed, Oct 01, 2014

Huerta Calls For Full Review Of FAA Contingency Plans, Security Protocols

Follows Incident At Aurora, IL Air Traffic Facility

FAA Administrator Michael P. Huerta has announced that the agency is conducting a 30-day review of contingency plans and security protocols for its major facilities, after a criminal action by a contractor on Friday knocked out communications equipment at an FAA high-altitude air traffic facility in Aurora, IL.

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Wed, Oct 01, 2014

SNC Introduces Dream Chaser Global Project Spaceflight Program

Will Offer Clients Worldwide Access To Low Earth Orbit

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) presented an overview of its Global Project spaceflight program Tuesday at the 65th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Toronto. The Global Project offers clients a unique turn-key spaceflight capability based on SNC’s Dream Chaser crewed space vehicle.

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Wed, Oct 01, 2014

FAA Issues HEMS Rule Clarification

Addresses Approach/Departure IFR Transitions

The FAA issued a clarification on Tuesday regarding one section of the Helicopter Air Ambulance, Commercial Helicopter, and Part 91 Helicopter Operations Rule, more commonly known as the HEMS Rule. The clarification addresses some confusion regarding 14 CFR 135.613, Approach/Departure IFR Transitions.

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Wed, Oct 01, 2014

AOPA Medical Advisory Board Supports Third Class Medical Reform

Addresses Letter To DOT And OMB Calling For Expedited Review

The AOPA Medical Advisory Board is the latest group to urge quick action on the proposed FAA rule that would allow thousands more pilots to fly without the need for a third class medical certificate.

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