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    JetBlue Applying UV Light To Help Kill Covid Virus in Cabins

    by Gregory Polek – July 29, 2020 JetBlue Airways has begun using a new system made by Honeywell that uses ultraviolet light to disinfect airplane cabins as part of a pilot program the airline said marks the first time a U.S. carrier has deployed the Phoenix-based company’s technology. Clinical studies by Boston University and a consortium of

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    Historic Learjet 28 To Make Final Flight to Museum

    by Curt Epstein – July 23, 2020 The first Learjet 28 Longhorn (S/N 28-001)—which as a prototype was famously flown by Neil Armstrong and Learjet test pilot Pete Reynolds in 1979—will have a permanent home in its retirement. The twinjet, which has had several owners and registrations since it notched five FAI and NAA records

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    93-year-old inventor and former NASA Langley engineer recognized for developing weather hazard advisory technology for private pilots

    By LISA VERNON SPARKS DAILY PRESS | FEB 06, 2020 HAMPTON — Norman Crabill, a retired NASA Langley engineer, is well into his ninth decade but keeps busy with projects. As an inventor and a part-time employee at VíGYAN, an aerospace research firm in Hampton, Crabill, 93, offered details of his latest masterpiece — the

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    Virginia Aviation History Project: THE COCKPIT WEATHER DATA LINK

    Pilot Weather Advisor – How It Came To Be Norman Crabill – Aero Space Consultants Pilot Weather Advisor, the concept for displaying weather data in the cockpit of airplanes, was sparked by work being done at NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC) in the late 1970s.The technology was first developed in LaRC`s Storm Hazards Program to

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    Do What’s Right

    by Dave Young As I pen my comments, we are still under the threat of the COVID 19 crisis, exacerbated by the ongoing upheaval caused by protests and riots, permeated by discourse about the “rule of law” all overshadowed by political maneuvering. Gave me pause to meander through my memories of approaching 53 years as

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    The Candy Bomber & The Berlin Airlift

    by Nancy Miller, NN-MP Chapter Program Coordinator & VAHS Board Member At 99 years of age, (Ret.) Air Force Col. Gail S. Halvorsen was inducted into the National First Flight Society’s Hall of Fame in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina on December 17, 2019. The NN-MP Chapter’s March program (cancelled, due to Covid-19) would have featured

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