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Wed, Feb 10, 2016

Airborne 02.09.16: Garmin ADS-B TXP, LEO Helo v UAV, CA Mid-Air

Also: Blue Origin, Aero-Calendar, FA Legislation, F-35C Update, Delta Succession, First SLS Flight, PWC History

Garmin has a game changer going as they announced their new GTX 345 and GTX 335 all-in-one ADS-B transponders that include Extended Squitter ADS-B Out with options for built-in WAAS, as well as dual-link ADS-B In. The GTX 345/335 integrate on a wide variety of current and legacy Garmin displays, including select G1000 Integrated Flight Decks. As drones continue to be a concern for airspace safety, it’s reported that last week the crew of the Fresno County, California Sheriff's Office helicopter encountered a so-called dangerous situation. It’s reported that while flying at an altitude of 550 feet, the pilot saw something in the sky resembling a bird. As he reportedly flew closer, it appeared to be a small airplane. The pilot then maneuvered out of its path and

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Wed, Feb 10, 2016

Aero-TV: Reinventing The MU-2 – A Reinvigorated Safety Culture Achieves Great Re

Increasing The Safety And Reliability Of The MU-2...

While at NBAA 2015, ANN News Editor, Tom Patton, had an interesting discussion with Pat Cannon, who is the President of Turbine Aircraft Services. The discussion circled around the issue of safety and the Mitsubishi MU-2. Tom started the conversation by making the statement that the MU-2 has had a rather shady history as it relates to safety. However, something has changed as the airplane's safety record has now improved. Tom asks Cannon what he attributes this to.

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Wed, Feb 10, 2016

Aero-TV: Reinventing The MU-2 – A Reinvigorated Safety Culture Achieves Great Results

Increasing The Safety And Reliability Of The MU-2...

While at NBAA 2015, ANN News Editor, Tom Patton, had an interesting discussion with Pat Cannon, who is the President of Turbine Aircraft Services. The discussion circled around the issue of safety and the Mitsubishi MU-2. Tom started the conversation by making the statement that the MU-2 has had a rather shady history as it relates to safety. However, something has changed as the airplane's safety record has now improved. Tom asks Cannon what he attributes this to.

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Wed, Feb 10, 2016

Aero-FAQ: Dave Juwel's Aviation Marketing Stories -- ITBOA BNITBOB

Dave Juwel's Aviation Marketing Stories

ITBOA BNITBOB ... what does that mean? It's not gibberish, it's a lengthy acronym for "In The Business Of Aviation ... But Not In The Business Of Business."

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Wed, Feb 10, 2016

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (02.10.16)

“We’re very encouraged by the registration numbers we’ve seen so far.” Source: FAA administrator Michael Huerta, on the registration totals for UAVs surpassing that of manned aircraft.

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Wed, Feb 10, 2016

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.10.16): Clear Air Turbulence (CAT)

Turbulence encountered in air where no clouds are present. This term is commonly applied to high-level turbulence associated with wind shear.

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Wed, Feb 10, 2016

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.10.16)

Drone Webinar Video

One of the hottest segments of aviation right now involves Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), commonly called drones. Whether for fun, for agriculture or for first responders, there have never been more uses or more aircraft available.

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Tue, Feb 09, 2016

Airborne 02.09.16: Garmin ADS-B TXP, LEO Helo v UAV, CA Mid-Air

Also: Blue Origin, Aero-Calendar, FA Legislation, F-35C Update, Delta Succession, First SLS Flight, PWC History

Garmin has a game changer going as they announced their new GTX 345 and GTX 335 all-in-one ADS-B transponders that include Extended Squitter ADS-B Out with options for built-in WAAS, as well as dual-link ADS-B In. The GTX 345/335 integrate on a wide variety of current and legacy Garmin displays, including select G1000 Integrated Flight Decks. As drones continue to be a concern for airspace safety, it’s reported that last week the crew of the Fresno County, California Sheriff's Office helicopter encountered a so-called dangerous situation. It’s reported that while flying at an altitude of 550 feet, the pilot saw something in the sky resembling a bird. As he reportedly flew closer, it appeared to be a small airplane. The pilot then maneuvered out of its path and

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Tue, Feb 09, 2016

Aero-TV: Garmin GTN Updates - The 6th Round of Software Upgrades

New Products and Features From Garmin...

ANN news editor, Tom Patton, covered reports from Garmin about changes and upgrades to their GTN products in a press briefing, and he decided to get more details. So, he stopped by the Garmin display to speak with Garmin's Jim Alpiser, who is their Director of Aviation Aftermarket Sales, to get a personal interview about what's going on.

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Tue, Feb 09, 2016

Airborne 02.08.16: Gone West-Jeff Pino, UAL Flt Training, Skydive Myrtle Beach

Also: FAA Reauthorization Fight, Westjet 737, FAA Unions, Tuskegee Airmen Mustang, Orion Crew Module, NATA, Commercial/CFI Syllabus

ANN is aggrieved to report that former Sikorsky President Jeff Pino and his friend, Nicholas Tramontano, were reported killed last Friday in the crash of Pino's P-51 Mustang, named 'Big Beautiful Doll.' The airplane went down near Maricopa, Arizona. A massive presence in the military, civilian and business aviation community, the retired Sikorsky Boss was a good friend to ANN, a valued member of the 'Let Bob Fly,' inner circle and certainly one of the best amongst us. Pilots flying for United Continental Holdings will get some specialized training designed to boost safety and improve communications. And while the airline says the program is "forward-looking", it does follow a strongly-worded letter sent to pilots last year concerning "major safety even

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