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Sat, Dec 20, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.20.14)

University Aviation Association

We often report about aviation educational opportunities and programs here at ANN. The logic being that young people getting interested in the industry is the best way to keep it healthy and growing.

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Fri, Dec 19, 2014

Airborne 12.19.14: Falcon 8X Unveiled, Sportys 172LITE, Bizarre CA AvGas Lawsuit

Also: ANN/Airborne's Crystal Ball, Lear70/75 Mexico Cert, Carnegie Mellon's Lunar Rover, Dragon Delays

Dassault Aviation rolled back the curtains earlier this week on the ultra-long range Falcon 8X, the company's latest addition to the growing Falcon business jet family. The 8X will offer the greatest range and the longest cabin in the Falcon line, along with the most extensive selection of cabin configurations available on any executive jet. Sporty’s Academy flight school goes back to the basic trainer concept of World War II. They are acquiring Cessna 172s and equipping them with basic flight instruments along with significant interior and exterior enhancements. The only avionics are a communications radio and a transponder. The 172LITE will be rented for $99 per hour. Last week, California Fixed Base Operators (FBOs) and fuel distributors settled a 2011 lawsuit regarding the sale of leaded aviati

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Fri, Dec 19, 2014

Aero-TV: Redbird's Roger Sharp -- Pushing The Aero-Educational Envelope

One of The Most Important Aspects of GA is Flight Training... But Is The Industry Keeping Up With The Times?

While at the Redbird Migration 2014, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, met with Redbird’s Roger Sharp, the director of training for Redbird Flight Simulations. In this part 1 of a 2-part interview, Campbell asked what Redbird has learned since the last Redbird Migration a year ago? Sharp started his conversation by listing things that already existed but were validated, such as, can a flight simulator be applied to primary training? The answer was, of course it can. By integrating the flight simulator at an early stage of student training they found that students learned quickly to integrate the various tasks required of a pilot. Of course, repeatability of simulator maneuvers in a short period of time is also highly valuable.

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Fri, Dec 19, 2014

Klyde Morris 12.19.14

Klyde Ponders The Generation X Approach To Rocket Science

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Fri, Dec 19, 2014

SAFO Highlights Aircraft Wake Turbulence Re-Categorization Updates

Revises Separation Minimums For Avoidance Of Wake Turbulence

The FAA has released a SAFO highlighting revisions to RECAT aircraft wake turbulence separation minimums.

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Fri, Dec 19, 2014

Boeing, Avianca Celebrate Delivery Of Airline's First Dreamliner

Colombian Flag Carrier To Use Airplane On Routes To Europe, North America, Across South America

Boeing and Avianca celebrated the delivery of the first 787 Dreamliner for the Latin American carrier, helping the airline stay at the forefront of technology in the region.

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Fri, Dec 19, 2014

Aero-TV: Redbird's Roger Sharp -- Pushing The Aero-Educational Envelope

One of The Most Important Aspects of GA is Flight Training... But Is The Industry Keeping Up With The Times?

While at the Redbird Migration 2014, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, met with Redbird’s Roger Sharp, the director of training for Redbird Flight Simulations. In this part 1 of a 2-part interview, Campbell asked what Redbird has learned since the last Redbird Migration a year ago?

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Fri, Dec 19, 2014

B-29 'Doc' Won't Fly Before Spring

Restoration Continuing, But Unexpected Delays Push Return To Flight

The group restoring an historic B-29 Superfortress dubbed "Doc" had hoped to fly the big warbird in December, the 70th anniversary of it rolling off the assembly line in 1944. But that flight has been pushed into the spring of 2015 as the inevitable problems cropped up as they will in a project that size.

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Fri, Dec 19, 2014

Airborne 12.19.14: Falcon 8X Unveiled, Sporty's 172LITE, Bizarre CA AvGas Lawsuit Settled

Also: ANN/Airborne's Crystal Ball, Lear70/75 Mexico Cert, Carnegie Mellon's Lunar Rover, Dragon Delays

Dassault Aviation rolled back the curtains earlier this week on the ultra-long range Falcon 8X, the company's latest addition to the growing Falcon business jet family. The 8X will offer the greatest range and the longest cabin in the Falcon line, along with the most extensive selection of cabin configurations available on any executive jet. Sporty’s Academy flight school goes back to the basic trainer concept of World War II. They are acquiring Cessna 172s and equipping them with basic flight instruments along with significant interior and exterior enhancements. The only avionics are a communications radio and a transponder. The 172LITE will be rented for $99 per hour. Last week, California Fixed Base Operators (FBOs) and fuel distributors settled a 2011 lawsuit regarding the sale of leaded aviation gasoline brought by the Center for Environmental Health, known as th

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Fri, Dec 19, 2014

Phoenix City Council To FAA: Restore Sky Harbor Traffic Patterns

Unanimous Vote Directs City Officials To 'Do Whatever It Takes', Lawsuit May Be Filed

The Phoenix, AZ city council on Tuesday night voted unanimously to demand that the FAA reverse changes in traffic patterns at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport after numerous complaints from citizens about noise and other issues.

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