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Briefing October 2012 Issue

Briefing: October 2012


Honeywell releases IntuVue 3-D radar it claims can predict the presence of hail, lightning and turbulence, giving up to 10 minutes warning for jets ... Canadian Forces Snowbirds aerobatic jet team plans to retire their CT-114 Tutors ... Third test of an unmanned X-51A Waverider hypersonic aircraft design failed ... New Army airship capable of 2500 pounds of payload and an endurance of “several weeks” successfully completed first flights ... Texting and talking on a cellphone while flying cited in a fatal crash in Canada last year ... Raikhlin Aircraft Engine Developments (RED) announced 500-HP, V-12 diesel that could burn 15.5 GPH at cruise ... Researchers find debris field of “manmade objects” in area where they think Amelia Earheart’s Lockheed Electra may have gone down ... Two gliders competing in the 15-meter class at the World Gliding Championships collided but the pilots escaped without injury ... Pilots Bill of Rights may create extra recordkeeping for all CFIs ... Well-known and respected flight instructor and simulation-training expert Linda Dowdy passed away at age 72 ... For breaking news in general aviation, log on to

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