July 21, 2016 - GA pilots help NASA scientists protect Lake Erie from harmful algae


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Terry Schubert is doing good things for Lake Erie, see below.

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GA pilots help NASA scientists protect Lake Erie from harmful algae | Textron could end Citation Mustang production due to low demand | Small Ontario aerospace company on cutting edge of science


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GA pilots help NASA scientists protect Lake Erie from harmful algae
Pilot Terry Schubert is engaging general aviation pilots to help NASA's Rafat Ansari protect Lake Erie's coastline and interior waterways from harmful algae. Pilots fly along the edge of the lake with GPS-enabled cameras placed on the wings of their airplane; the photos are uploaded to a Cleveland State University website.
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Textron could end Citation Mustang production due to low demand
The Cessna Citation Mustang business jet was unveiled in 2002 at the National Business Aviation Association's annual convention and received 170 orders on the first day. Deliveries peaked in 2009, but have steadily fallen since, spurring the possibility of an end to production.
The Wichita Eagle (Kan.)(7/20)






Small Ontario aerospace company on cutting edge of science
Lake Central Air Services, a modest aerospace firm based at Muskoka Airport in Gravenhurst, Ontario, has worked with NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and others modifying and installing cutting-edge science equipment. "We have modified the aircraft to do a wide range of scientific investigation in the polar regions," said Jim Hodgson.
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Super Cub pilots to land at Wis. airport for fly-in ahead of AirVenture
For the past 16 years, dozens of Super Cub pilots have attended the annual fly-in at New Holstein Municipal Airport in Wisconsin, just ahead of the Experimental Aircraft Association's AirVenture event. This year's event will include free flights for children, a pancake breakfast, a farmers market and live music.
Chilton Times Journal (Wis.)(7/20)



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Astronics to offer special price on experimental aircraft EVS during AirVenture
Astronics says it will offer a special price on its enhanced vision systems for experimental and homebuilt aircraft during AirVenture July 25 to 31. The special price will be available on purchases made at the company's booth at the event and on its website.
AIN Online(7/21)














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Air BP awards $13,000 flying scholarship to UK teen
Air BP announced the second recipient of its $13,000 Sterling Pilot Scholarship. The 17-year-old award winner Zoe Burnett began her flight training in June at Dundee Airport in Scotland.
Pilot magazine online (U.K.)(7/20)



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Pilot says flying Helldiver is "very enjoyable"
Edward Vesely earned his pilot's license at 16 and soon after began flying World War II-era aircraft. He's currently one of only two pilots qualified to fly the Curtiss SB2-C Helldiver, which he says is "a very enjoyable airplane to fly."
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FAA unveils new standards for reporting runway conditions
The Federal Aviation Administration hopes the new Takeoff and Landing Performance Assessment standards will help reduce the risk of runway accidents at US airports. The standards will go into effect Oct. 1 for all members of the aviation community including general aviation pilots and air traffic controllers.
Disciples of Flight(7/21), Airport-Technology.com (U.K.)(7/21)














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Tenn. university considers partnership with new Chinese aviation college
Middle Tennessee State University officials are in negotiations with the soon-to-open Jiangsu Aviation Technical College in China about a possible partnership to develop air traffic control and aircraft maintenance programs. "It speaks to the international reputation of our aerospace department to be asked to be one of the first partners of this new college," said MTSU President Sidney McPhee.
The Daily News Journal (Murfreesboro, Tenn.) (tiered subscription model)(7/20)














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