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March 26, 2006

ANN Special Feature: Aleta Vinas at WAI in Nashville 03.27.06

It was an inspirational weekend in Nashville... where they came from all over the world for the Women in Aviation conference. Our own woman in aviation... Aleta Vinas... was there.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 03.27.06

Airbus empties its A380 simulator of people with ten seconds to spare...

A Colorado man is accused of planting bombs at the home of fellow controllers and an FAA official...

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.27.06

Airbus empties its A380 simulator of people with ten seconds to spare...

A Colorado man is accused of planting bombs at the home of fellow controllers and an FAA official...

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SpaceX Releases Preliminary Internal Analysis On Falcon 1 Launch Accident

ANN has received an update from the SpaceX team in the wake of Friday's failed attempt to launch their inaugural Falcon 1 vehicle. While there will be a formal US Government led anomaly investigation in partnership with SpaceX, the company has updated ANN with some initial thoughts on the failure of the Falcon 1's first launch attempt.

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Oshkosh 2006 to Feature 'Warbirds In Review'

The great military aircraft and fliers of the last 65 years will be the special guests at The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration when EAA AirVenture Oshkosh again hosts its Warbirds In Review sessions. The 54th annual EAA AirVenture event will be held July 24-30 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.

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Four Sailors Selected to Attend 2006 Women in Aviation Int'l Conference

Four female Sailors from across the fleet were selected to represent the Navy at the 17th annual Women in Aviation International (WAI) Conference at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, Tenn., March 23-25.

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Avidyne Product Line To Be Distributed By DAC International

DAC International Builds on Longstanding Relationship By Adding Avidyne

DAC International is adding Avidyne’s products to its distribution network covering 39 countries in the Australian, Asia-Pacific, Canadian, Mexican, Latin American and South American markets. The selection broadens Avidyne’s global presence and enhances the company’s support for international avionics dealers.

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Eastern Avionics Launches 'Eastern Extras' Customer Reward Program

Eastern Avionics International has announced the launch of its "Eastern Extras" Loyalty Reward Program. The program allows customers to earn S&H greenpoints points for purchases from their Punta Gorda location or via their web site.

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A Sure Sign of Spring: Wild Whooping Cranes Return to Wisconsin

Our Fellow Flyers Head Home

Among the signs of springtime these days in central Wisconsin is the arrival of wild whooping cranes on Necedah National Wildlife Refuge and the other public and private lands these majestic birds call their summer homes.

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NASA Appoints Board To Investigate Fatality At Kennedy Space Center

NASA formed an investigation board at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla., to review the circumstances surrounding the death of a construction worker who fell off a building at the center.

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FAA Publishes TRACON Fact Sheet

Consolidated TRACONS (Terminal Radar Approach Control): What is a TRACON? TRACONs are FAA facilities that house air traffic controllers who use radar displays and radios to guide aircraft approaching and departing airports generally within a 30- to 50-mile radius up to 10,000 feet, as well as aircraft that may be flying over that airspace.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (03.26.06): Type Ratings

Aero-Tips!

Got your eye on a slick Diamond D-Jet or another of the coming Very Light Jets (VLJs)? Once it’s certified and you pony up the bucks, there’s another significant hurdle before you can fly it away as pilot-in-command. You’ll need a Type Rating.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.26.06)

Aero-Linx!

This one was worth a separate mention. From the How Stuff Works site, you can view the layout of Air Force One.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.26.06): Chord Line

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Distance from the leading edge to the trailing edge of a wing. 

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (03.27.06)

“I’m excited to talk to other women about their experiences in the aviation field and share mine with them. I hope I can help pave the way for other women by letting them see that it’s possible to work in a demanding job and still raise a family.”

Source: Aviation Warfare Systems Operator 1st Class (AW/SW) Leticia L. Anderson, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Weapons School, Pacific, both based at Naval Air Station North Island; speaking of her attendance at this year's Women In Aviation Conference. The theme of the conference is “Reaching New Heights of Success.”

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