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Fri, Aug 22, 2014

NASA Announces Awards To Expand Informal STEM Education Network

A Dozen Institutions Will Share $6 Million In Funding

NASA has selected 12 informal educational institutions to receive approximately $6 million in agency funding to provide compelling science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) opportunities in informal education settings, such as museums, science centers, planetariums and NASA visitor centers.

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Fri, Aug 22, 2014

Skydiving Accident In The US, And Base Jumping Fatalities Overseas Make The News

A Tandem Jump Goes Bad…Fatally Injuring One And Critically Injuring Another, And 3 BASE Jumpers Perish In The French Alps

Tandem skydiving has proved to be a safe sport and a good way to try out the sport of skydiving under expert supervision. However, things can go wrong. Wingsuit BASE jumping is an extreme sport with inherent risks. Within the last week, this sport has taken the lives of 3 BASE jumpers.

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Fri, Aug 22, 2014

ANN FAQ: Q&A 101

A Few Questions AND Answers To Help You Get MORE Out of ANN!

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Fri, Aug 22, 2014

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (08.22.14)

"We pause to remember the life and legacy of an American hero. Bernie's life is an inspiration to those who met him and to all Airmen who will continue to hear his story. Source: Col. David Iverson, the 366th FW commander.

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Fri, Aug 22, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.22.14): Feeder Facilities

Used by ATC to direct aircraft to intervening fixes between the en route structure and the initial approach fix.

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Fri, Aug 22, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.22.14)

International Fellowship of Flying Rotarians

The International Fellowship of Flying Rotarians (IFFR) is a group of Rotarians dedicated to promoting Rotary and aviation as an opportunity for fellowship and service.

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Thu, Aug 21, 2014

Airborne 08.20.14: Unstable FAA Software, Pilots Can't Share, Hurricane Hunters

Also: New CAP Boss, Eclipse Fights Slow Economy, Skyport, MGL Upgrades, Lee Bottom Fly-In

The Department of Transportation Inspector General has issued a memo to the FAA Administrator pointing out weaknesses in the Standard Terminal Automation Replacement System (STARS) being deployed at 11 major airports around the country. The concept seems fairly simple. Private pilots would offer extra seats in their airplanes through the AirPooler app and website, and the passengers would help offset some of the expenses of making the trip. AirPooler would calculate the shared cost, bill the passenger, and collect a small transaction fee for offering the service. However, the FAA said that by posting specific flights and costs on its website, AirPooler was helping the pilot advertise a trip, which requires an air carrier certificate. Two Lockheed Orion P-3 airplanes based at McDill AFB in Tampa, Florida are the backbone of the hurricane hunters and they&rsqu

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Thu, Aug 21, 2014

Longeron Cracks Ground 82 F-16D Airplanes

Remaining 75 Aircraft Returned To Flight Status After Inspection

U.S. Air Force officials recently removed 82 two-seat F-16D Fighting Falcons from flight status due to the discovery of canopy sill longeron cracks found between the front and rear pilot seats.

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Thu, Aug 21, 2014

Russian Security Service Stops World Record Global Flight Completion

Norman Surplus Was Unable To Get Clearance From The Russian Federal Security Bureau After Years Of Attempts

An attempt to fly the first autogyro / gyrocopter around the world has been forced to quit after traveling thousands of miles flying consecutively through 18 of the 24 countries needed to achieve this Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) World Record Circumnavigation.

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Thu, Aug 21, 2014

NAI Calls On DOT To Approve Norwegian Air International's Application

But Aviation-Related Unions Remain Strongly Opposed

Norwegian Air International (NAI) has filed comments with the U.S. DOT confirming its support for the European Commission's (Commission) views that parties to the US-EU Open Skies Agreement cannot unilaterally deny NAI's application to serve the U.S. on the basis of Article 17 bis.

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