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Mar 11, 2013

Halo of light cast below prop driven plane at night

3-7-13 about 1:30 am EST, I saw a very large halo of light in the sky above my home. The light had a aqua green aurora borealis look and wavy and it was

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Oct 29, 2012

advantage &disadvantage of becoming pilot

1.what I have to fulfill in order to be a pilot? 2.What is the great difficulty while fliying? 3.What is the great advantage of becoming a pilot? 4.I have

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Oct 29, 2012

What is needed to become a Air Traffic Controller?

What is needed to become an Air Traffic Controller? I was wondering are there anything I should take from university that would be useful to become an

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Oct 27, 2012

Learn To Fly - Let Your Dreams Take Flight

Learning to fly is one of life's most rewarding endeavors. Whether you want to learn to fly for the pure joy of flying, or you want to pursue a career in aviation, it is well worth the time and effort

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Oct 17, 2012

Build A Vans RV 7A!

Builders log for a Vans RV 7A.

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Jun 08, 2012

Aircraft nose scratches: cause for concern?

I was on a commercial flight last night from Dallas to LAX. The pilot advised us passengers that the ground crew inspection had revealed scratches on

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Jun 08, 2012

Instead of AME?

Sir, I have completed my ame.Iam also having an experiace OJT of 2 years.i have passed licence paper 1 and 2.Now i am a technition,but am not pysically

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Jun 08, 2012

Vfr sectionals

How do you read and navigate off of a vfr sectional

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Jun 08, 2012

Mr Gerard Jordan

In UK procedures, How should we respond to the issuance of an Air Traffic Control `conditional clearance

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Jun 08, 2012

AME

I have done AME and am working in engineering services-Aviation. I would like to do a degree course which should aid my progress in the current field.

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Aug 25, 2011

alphabet inspection

what are the alphabet inspections? like A check... b check... c check.... about aircraft maintenance --------------------------------------------------

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Jul 21, 2011

Commercial Pilot aeronautical experience question

Would I need to be accompanied by an instructor for the Cross Country requirements stated below for Commercial Pilot. According to my logic, I would

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Jul 21, 2011

i have a bothering question to my making up my mind

please what are the possible hinderances to a 25year old man who wants to learn to fly as a profession? --------------------------------------------------

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Jul 21, 2011

Sarah

Hello, I'm having a difficult time finding and answer, maybe you can help. When and what was the first plane to have an anti-skid system installed onto?

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Jul 21, 2011

ATC Training

I was just wondering where in Canada you can train for a career in Air Traffic Control. -------------------------------------------------- The Canadian

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Jul 21, 2011

Engine Quital

Can high boiling point cause engine quital in a piston engine using 100LL fuel. -------------------------------------------------- Can anyone else on

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May 05, 2011

Air France crash: First body recovered from seabed

A French team has recovered the first body from the seabed debris of the Air France jet that crashed into the Atlantic in 2009, killing 228 people.

The body was brought to the surface by mini-submarines from a depth of almost 4km (2.4 miles).

Samples are being sent to labs in France for DNA identification. Police are not sure whether all the bodies can be raised from the wreckage.

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May 03, 2011

Air France cockpit voice recorder recovered

The cockpit voice recorder from an Air France plane that crashed into the Atlantic two years ago has been found, French investigators have said.

The discovery comes two days after the airliner's flight data recorder was also retrieved from the ocean.

Both recorders are said to be in good physical condition.

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May 03, 2011

Air France voice recorder found

The cockpit voice recorder from a 2009 Air France crash in the Atlantic Ocean has been found and recovered, France said Tuesday.

The crash of Flight 447 from Rio de Janeiro to Paris killed all 228 people on board.

The recovery of the voice recorder came just days after French air accident investigators said the jet's flight data recorder had been found.

The two recorders will be key to helping investigators try to determine what caused the Airbus 330 to crash. The aircraft plunged into the ocean after encountering a thunderstorm.

The voice recorder was found Monday by a submarine searching in about 3,900 meters of water, and was raised to the surface on Tuesday.

The condition of the recorder was not immediately known.

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May 02, 2011

Osama bin Laden, the driving force behind the Sept. 11 attacks, is dead, ending a decade long manhunt for the world's most wanted terrorist, U.S. President Barack Obama announced Sunday night.

(CNN) Osama bin Laden, the mastermind of the worst terrorist attacks on American soil, is dead, almost 10 years after the attacks that killed about 3,000 people.

The founder and leader of al Qaeda was killed by U.S. forces Monday in a mansion in Abbottabad, about 50 kilometers (31 miles) north of the Pakistani capital of Islamabad, U.S. officials said.

Four others in the compound were also killed. One of them was bin Laden's adult son, and another was a woman being used as a shield by a male combatant, the officials said.

Bin Laden's body was later buried at sea, an official said. Many Muslims adhere to the belief that bodies should be buried within one day.

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May 02, 2011

Osama bin Laden killed, Obama says

Osama bin Laden, the driving force behind the Sept. 11 attacks, is dead, ending a decade long manhunt for the world's most wanted terrorist, U.S. President Barack Obama announced Sunday night.

"I can report to the American people and to the world that the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of alQaeda and a terrorist who is responsible for the murder of thousands of innocent men, women and children," Obama said during a statement televised live from the East Room of the White House late Sunday evening.

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May 02, 2011

US forces kill Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan

Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden has been killed by US forces in Pakistan, President Barack Obama has said.

Bin Laden was killed in a ground operation outside Islamabad based on US intelligence, the first lead for which emerged last August.

Mr Obama said after "a firefight", US forces took possession of the body.

Bin Laden is believed to be the mastermind of the attacks on New York and Washington on 11 September 2001 and a number of others.

He was top of the US' "most wanted" list.

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May 01, 2011

Crucial 'memory unit' from 2009 Air France crash recovered

(CNN) -- The memory unit that may tell why an Air France jet plunged into the Atlantic nearly two years ago was recovered from the bottom of the ocean Sunday, France's Bureau of Investigation and Analysis (BEA) said.

A remote-controlled submarine, known as the Remora 6000, located the memory unit Sunday morning and it was lifted on board the search ship Ile de Sein six hours later, the Paris-based BEA said.

All 228 people aboard the Air France Flight 447 were killed when the plane fell into the ocean on the way from Rio de Janeiro to Paris on June 1, 2009.

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May 01, 2011

Air France flight data recorder recovered

One of two flight recorders from an Air France plane that crashed in 2009 off the coast of Brazil has been recovered, officials say.

France's Bureau of Investigation said in a statement that the device was "in good physical condition".

French search teams last week found the outer casing of the so-called black box recorder, but not its memory.

The Air France Airbus plane went down in the Atlantic on 1 June 2009, killing all 228 people on board.

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May 01, 2011

Air France black box found off Brazil coast

France's air accident investigation agency says an undersea search has located the flight data recorder from the 2009 Air France flight that went down in the mid-Atlantic.

In a statement, the BEA said the so-called black box was "localized and identified" on Sunday morning. The statement included photos of the recorder, a cylinder partially buried in sand on the sea floor.

Investigators hope the recorder will help determine what caused the June 1, 2009, crash of Flight 447 from Rio de Janeiro to Paris. The data and voice recorders, though coloured dark orange, are referred to as "black boxes."

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