Rockwell Collins debuts Pro Line Fusion for commercial rotary wing platforms at China Helicopter Exposition

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Rockwell Collins’ Pro Line Fusion flight deck (pictured here) will makes its debut at the China Helicopter Exposition Sept. 9.

TIANJIN, China (Sept. 2, 2015) – The flexible and modular Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion® integrated avionics system has been selected for 20 aircraft, including business jet, air transport, tilt-rotor and military flight decks. It’s even been flight tested as an unmanned aerial system ground station.

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Rainfall Warning = Caution on the Trails

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Environment Canada has issued a rainfall warning for Metro Vancouver, with the most significant rainfall occurring on the North Shore. This along with forecasted heavy winds means we are in for a wet and blustery couple days. What does this mean for hikers and other trail users? It means that creeks are going to be flowing higher than usual, there may be potential tree blowdown obscuring/blocking trails, trails will be more slippery, and visibility may be significantly reduced. Additionally, there may be risk of trail instability on steeper slopes creating a rockfall / slide hazard.

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Seahouses Annual Lifeboat Fete- BH Monday 31 August, 2015

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The Annual RNLI Fete at Seahouses was opened at 10am by Harry Mascall, 8yrs, who has been visiting a number of Lifeboat Stations. He was later given a VIP trip with his mother aboard the All Weather RNLI Lifeboat RNLB “Grace Darling” and was presented with a bear called “Harry” and an RNLI Flag signed by all of Seahouses Lifeboat Crew.

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BODY BOARDER IN DISTRESS IN BEADNELL BAY IN CHOPPY SEA CONDITIONS

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At 13.51hrs on Sunday 23 August 2015, Humber Coastguard requested the launch of Seahouses Inshore Lifeboat to go to the assistance of a body boarder in distress in choppy seas in Beadnell Bay. It was believed he was being carried out by the tide. Due to the sea conditions, the All Weather Lifeboat was also launched. It was reported that an onlooker was also trying to swim out to the body boarder’s assistance.

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NASA to Test Emergency Locator Transmitters by Crashing Airplane

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NASA’s Search and Rescue Mission Office, at the agency’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, will test emergency locator transmitters (ELTs) Wednesday, Aug. 26 by simulating a severe but survivable plane accident using this 1974 Cessna 172.
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Using a Cessna 172 dropped from a height of 100 feet, NASA’s Search and Rescue Mission Office will simulate a severe but survivable plane accident Wednesday, Aug. 26 to test emergency locator transmitters (ELTs). NASA Television will air live coverage of the test, which is scheduled to happen between 1 and 2 p.m. EDT.

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Foggy Mount Seymour Search & Rescue Call

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On Friday night at approximately 10:oo pm, North Shore Rescue was activated by the North Vancouver RCMP for a missing hiker on Mount Seymour. A 73 year old male had departed for a hike earlier in the day, leaving his car on Indian River Road in North Vancouver. His intention had been to follow the trail system up the mountain, and be back by dark. Unfortunately, while hiking, he became disoriented and lost the trail.

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DAICHI-2 Emergency Observations of Sakurajima Volcano

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DAICHI-2 Emergency Observations of Sakurajima Volcano

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has been observing the volcanic activity of Sakurajima, Japan using the Advanced Land Observing Satellite-2 “DAICHI-2” (ALOS-2) following a request from the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA)’s Coordinating Committee for Prediction of Volcanic Eruptions. JAXA was asked to perform an emergency observation as there had been a warning of an eruption since August 16, 2015.
The acquired data are being immediately provided to the Geospatial Information Authority of Japan (GSI) and other related disaster preparation organizations, and being analyzed for crustal deformation. For details of the analysis results by GSI and JAXA, please refer to the following websites respectively.

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