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September 13, 2009

Discovery's Belated But Successful Return Sets Stage For Atlantis/STS-129

Last Shuttle Flight Is Barely A Year Away

Space shuttle Discovery and its crew of seven astronauts ended a 14-day journey of more than 5.7 million miles with a 5:53 p.m. PDT landing Friday at Edwards Air Force Base in California (which sounded great where I was sitting near Ventura Beach--E-I-C).

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Second Globemaster Heading For Qatar

17th C-17 Delivered To An International Customer

Boeing delivered the Qatar Emiri Air Force's second C-17 Globemaster III during a ceremony on  Thursday at the company's C-17 final assembly facility in Long Beach, completing Qatar's initial order for the world's most advanced airlifter.

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Spacecraft Talk Continued During JPL Wildfire Threat

NASA's Deep Space Communications Network Continued Working Through A Difficult Weekend

As the flames of the raging brush fire dubbed the Station Fire threatened the northern edge of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory on Saturday, Aug. 29, the managers of NASA's Deep Space Network prepared for the worst.

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Atlas Air Selected To Train Air Force One and E4-B Flight Crews

Contract For Air Force Crew Member Training Extended

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings announced Friday that the U.S. Air Force will be extending its contract with Atlas Air, Inc. for the flight training of Air Force pilots and flight engineers who fly the VC-25, also known as Air Force One, and the E-4B National Airborne Operations Center through 2010.

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International Women's Air And Space Museum Hosts Air Race Lecture

Amelia Earhart Exhibit Extended Through Mid-November

Bill Meixner, Air Racing Historian, will be sharing the history of Amelia Earhart and other women pilots in the air races at the International Women's Air & Space Museum in Cleveland, Ohio on Wednesday, September 16 at 7:00 pm.

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Carolinas HealthCare To Buy Three Eurocopter EC135's

New Air Ambulances Part Of A Reported $16.5 Million Upgrade

Carolinas HealthCare System, which owns, leases, or manages 25 hospitals in North and South Carolina, is planning to spend $16.5 million to upgrade its fleet of air ambulances with three new Eurocopter EC135's. The aircraft will be outfitted for medical missions as part of the upgrade.

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Gone West: Barbara Robinson of Robinson Helicopter Company

Helped Build Company's Dealer Network

Barbara Robinson 53, Frank Robinson’s wife and a former vice president of Robinson Helicopter Company, passed away on August 13th after a 12 year battle with breast cancer Barbara began at Robinson Helicopter in 1978.

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Frontier Airlines Cleared To Emerge From Chapter 11

Bankruptcy Judge Approved Plan Thursday

In an uncontested hearing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York Thursday, Frontier Airlines' plan to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy was approved, clearing the way for its acquisition by Republic Airways Holdings.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.13.09): Hazardous Weather Information

Hazardous Weather Information

Summary of significant meteorological information (SIGMET/WS), convective significant meteorological information (convective SIGMET/WST), urgent pilot weather reports (urgent PIREP/UUA), center weather advisories (CWA), airmen's meteorological information (AIRMET/WA) and any other weather...

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.13.09)

Aero-Linx: The Ninety-Nines, Inc., International Organization of Women Pilots Established in 1929 by 99 women pilots to provide mutual support and advancement of aviation, The Ninety-Nines Organization of Women Pilots has continued and expanded that mission....

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (09.13.09)

"Disney's toy astronaut Buzz Lightyear also returned from the space station aboard Discovery. He flew to the station in May 2008 on shuttle Discovery's STS-124 mission and served as the longest tenured 'crew member' in space. While on the station, Buzz supported NASA's education outreach by creating a series of online educational outreach programs."

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