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    Aviation Charities You Can Support this Giving Tuesday 2016

    This year, Giving Tuesday falls on 29 November 2016. Giving Tuesday started in 2012. It is celebrated the Tuesday following Thanksgiving. The holiday is all about giving back. “As a global movement, #GivingTuesday unites countries around the world by sharing our capacity to care for and empower one another.” – GivingTuesday.org Below is an outline

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    Aviation Association Profile: PAMA

    The Professional Aviation Maintenance Association is a community of aviation maintenance technicians that strive for improved aviation safety, education, and industry recognition. To match aviation maintenance professionals with new opportunities, PAMA hosts a job board on their website. There are 6 regions of PAMA in the US, each with multiple chapters. PAMA Facts Established 45

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    Common Misconceptions about Automated Flight Systems

    What is Autopilot? Autopilot is not an automated replacement for an actual pilot. One of the most prevalent misconceptions about automated flight systems is that a pilot is not actually needed for today’s commercial flights. Every automated system relies on input from the flight crew. The pilot or co-pilot inputs parameters and commands into each

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    FOD NEWS: FIXING THE F-35

    The F-35 Lightning II has been described as “revolutionary”, capabilities include advanced electronic warfare for enemy tracking, exceptional data capture using integrated sensors, and unparalleled stealth to avoid detection by enemy radar (just to name a few). Shortly after release, fifteen F-35 aircraft were grounded and production put on hold. What was the effect of

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