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May 13, 2012

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 05.14.12

Cancellation of the Airventire Cup Race was not EAA’s doing…

The Help Wanted Sign is out at Kestrel Aircraft…

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HAI's Gibson Presses Case Against Alexander Amendment On Capitol Hill

Has Met One-On-One With Several Members To Discuss The Issue

HAI Chairman of the Board Mark Gibson, in Washington, D.C., recently for a series of meetings with members of Congress on a variety of issues, made sure they understand the dangers of the so-called Alexander amendment.

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Helicopter Ditches In The North Sea

All 14 Aboard Rescued

This is one of those stories which could have had a much different outcome, but fortunately ended with all hands safe. A helicopter transporting a crew to oil and gas platforms owned by U.S. energy company ConocoPhilips went down Thursday in the North Sea about 30 miles off the coast of Aberdeen, Scotland, but all were said to be safe.

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NASA Dawn Spacecraft Reveals Secrets Of Large Asteroid

Findings Point To What's Being Called A 'Special Fossil' Of The Early Solar System

NASA's Dawn spacecraft has provided researchers with the first orbital analysis of the giant asteroid Vesta, yielding new insights into its creation and relation to the terrestrial planets and Earth's moon. Vesta now has been revealed as a special fossil of the early solar system with a more varied, diverse surface than originally thought.

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Indian Airline Pilots Prevented From Pursuing Job Action

Court Says Strike Is 'Illegal'

Over 100 pilots for Air India represented by the Indian Pilots Guild (IPG) have been prevented from walking off the job by a ruling from the Delhi High Court.

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Two F-35Bs Ferried To Eglin, Marking 25th DOD Delivery

STOVL Jets Assigned To 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing

A pair of F-35B short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) production aircraft were ferried to Eglin Air Force Base, FL, Thursday, marking the 24th and 25th F-35 deliveries to the Department of Defense.

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Aviation Horizons Earns Saudi Charter License

Company Specializes In Private Aviation Services

Jet charter company Aviation Horizons has obtained a Part 135 license from the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) in Saudi Arabia. The approval was announced at a Tuesday press conference in Jeddah. Aviation Horizons' CEO Mohammed D. Bokhari signed a cooperation agreement with Saudia Private Aviation represented by Managing Director Wajdi A. Alidrissi.

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Indian Air Force Pilots To Train In Pilatus Aircraft

Deliveries Expected To Begin In Mid-2013

The Indian Cabinet Committee on Security has approved the purchase of 75 Swiss-built Pilatus PC-7 MK II training airplanes under a $560 million contract.The deal is part of a larger $5.6 billion package which also includes 106 of the airplanes to be built in India.

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New Zealand Balloon Pilot Tested Positive For Marijuana

January Accident Fatally Injured Eleven

The pilot of a balloon that went down in New Zealand four months ago was found to have tested positive for cannabis, post-mortem. New Zealand’s Transport Accident Investigation Commission said that while findings had not linked cannabis use to the accident, the test results were “concerning."

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Max-Viz Ships 250th Helicopter Enhanced Vision System

Shipments Increased By 35 Percent In 2011

Max-Viz Inc. recently shipped its 250th helicopter forward-looking infrared Enhanced Vision System. The company's real-time Enhanced Vision System greatly improves flight safety and situational awareness. "This important milestone demonstrates our continuing commitment to the rotary-wing community," said Max-Viz Vice President Business Development Lou Churchville

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.13.12): Light Gun

Light Gun A handheld directional light signaling device which emits a brilliant narrow beam of white, green, or red light as selected by the tower controller. The color and type of light transmitted can be used to approve or disapprove anticipated pilot actions where radio communication is not available. The light gun is used for controlling traffic operating in the vicinity of the airport and on the airport movement area.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.13.12)

Aero Linx:The International Virtual Aviation Organization  The International Virtual Aviation Organization is a dedicated, independent, free of charge, service to enthusiasts and individuals enjoying and participating in the flight simulation community worldwide. The International Virtual Aviation Organization was formed to supply high quality services to its users on demand. Providing the Flight Simulation community a highly realistic aviation environment, is IVAO's prime objective. This includes, a real-time system for online flying (as pilot) and controlling (as air traffic controller), databases with aviation information, and organizing training and online events.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.13.12)

"Dawn's visit to Vesta has confirmed our broad theories of this giant asteroid's history, while helping to fill in details it would have been impossible to know from afar... Dawn's residence at Vesta of nearly a year has made the asteroid's planet-like qualities obvious and shown us our connection to that bright orb in our night sky." Source: Carol Raymond, deputy principal investigator at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, CA, in comments concerning NASA's Dawn spacecraft having provided researchers with the first orbital analysis of the giant asteroid Vesta, yielding new insights into its creation and relation to the terrestrial planets and Earth's moon.

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