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December 12, 2011

East Hampton Rolls Dice With FAA Grant

Town Board Hopes Conditions Won't Preclude Noise Control

The town board of East Hampton, New York has voted unanimously to set aside concerns about grant obligations, and apply for an FAA grant to build a deer fence around its municipal airport. The votes in favor by two Democrats who campaigned for their offices on a platform of opposing FAA involvement has ruffled some local voters.

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Airborne 12.09.11: Babbitt's Out, NTSB Examines Airshows, and USAF Cutbacks

Also: BARR, F35, Cessna, GEnx-1B, Eagle v Paraglider, Apollo 13, Pipistrel and MORE!!!!

Airborne 12.09.11 is chock full of info about the week ending Friday, December 9th, 2011... Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Host Ashley Hale, and supported by ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell, Chief Videographer Nathan Cremisino, and Aero-Journalists Tom Patton and Paul Plack, this episode covers: FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt Arrested, Resigns Barnstorming Looks At The Fallout Of The FAA Shake-Up And The 'Draft Sully' Movement NTSB Schedules Hearings On Air Race And Air

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Klyde Morris (12.12.11)

Klyde's A Bit Famished...

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.12.11)

Aero Linx: NASA Office of the Chief Technologist NASA's Chief Technologist serves as the NASA Administrator's principal advisor and advocate on matters concerning agency-wide technology policy and programs. The Office of the Chief Technologist (OCT) is responsible for direct management of NASA's Space Technology programs and for coordination and tracking of all technology investments across the agency. The office also serves as the NASA technology point of entry and contact with other government agencies, academia and the commercial aerospace community. The office is responsible for developing and executing innovative technology partnerships, technology transfer and commercial activities and the development of collaboration models for

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.12.11): dB

dB Decibel, an expression of ratio (usually that of power levels) in the form of log base 10. A reference may be specified, for example, dBm is referenced to milliwatts, dBW is referenced to Watts, etc. Example: 20 dBm = 1020/10 = 102 = 100 milliwatts.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (12.12.11)

"Blue Origin is creating cutting edge technologies to take us to low Earth orbit. Like all of our commercial partners, they're making real progress and opening up a new job-creating segment of the economy that will allow NASA to focus on our next big challenges -- missions to asteroids and Mars." Source: NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver in comments made during a visit to Blue Origin in Kent, WA, Thursday. The company is one of NASA's commercial partners opening a new chapter in human exploration by developing innovative systems to reach low Earth orbit as part of the Commercial Crew Development Program.

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