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June 10, 2013

Klyde Morris (06.10.13)

Klyde's Got Washington ALL Figured Out

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Airborne 06.07.13: FAA Extorting EAA?, RV-12 To Go!, F-15 Style BizJet

Also: Mind-Flying A Quadcopter, Cool City PMA, Solar Impulse, Sandbar Mitchell, UAV Nearly Clobbers Airbus

Just about the time that you thought the FAA couldn't get any more difficult to understand... or justify... comes news that the Feds are ratcheting up the pressure on EAA to pay nearly $500K in additional fees to staff the annual Fly-In in Oshkosh, WI. What started as a negotiation has now turned into an outright demand. After forty years of supplying kits for amateur-built aircraft, Van’s Aircraft, Inc. stepped into a new world on May 31 when they delivered the very first certified, fly-away, ready-to-go Van’s airplane. Looking for mi

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.10.13): Doppler Radar

Doppler Radar Weather radar that measures direction and speed of a moving object, such as drops of precipitation, by determining whether atmospheric motion is horizontally toward or away from the radar. Using the Doppler effect, it measures the velocity of particles. Named for J. Christian Doppler, an Austrian physicist, who in 1842 explained why the whistle of an approaching train had a higher pitch than the same whistle when the train was going away.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.10.13)

Aero Linx: The Hawaiian Hang Gliding Association The Hawaiian Hang Gliding Association (HHA) is a not-for-profit association of hang glider pilots, organized to promote the safe instruction and practice of hang gliding, as well as to develop and preserve flying sites. Club membership and a signed waiver are required in order to fly sites administered by the club on Oahu. Membership fees are currently $20 a year for local and visiting pilots.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (06.10.13)

"Turning the absurdity of sequester gridlock into an AirVenture ultimatum not only flies in the face of established protocols and funding mechanisms, it also grounds the most powerful advocates for a fully funded and modern transportation system in this country. Such an approach is neither constructive nor intelligent or in the best interests of keeping our nation traveling safely. The Final Thought: FAA ultimatum over AirVenture is misguided." Source: From an editorial in the Oshkosh Northwestern in opposition to the FAA's plans to impose nearly $500K in special fees to provide services for the 2013 EAA Fly-In.

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