Citation Sovereign to soon join Hahn Air’s all-Citation fleet

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GENEVA (May 25, 2016) – Cessna Aircraft Company, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today celebrates Hahn Air’s addition of a Citation Sovereign at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva. Through an exclusively Citation operated fleet, Hahn Air provides domestic and international scheduled and charter flights from Germany.

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African mosaic

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Title African mosaic
Released 18/05/2016 10:45 am
Copyright contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2016), processed by Brockmann Consult/ Université catholique de Louvain as part of ESA’s Climate Change Initiative Land Cover project
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Using almost 7000 images captured by the Sentinel-2A satellite, this mosaic offers a cloud-free view of the African continent – about 20% of the total land area in the world. The majority of these separate images were taken between December 2015 and April 2016, totalling 32 TB of data. Thanks to Sentinel-2A’s 290 km-wide swath and 10-day revisit at the equator, the chance of imaging Earth’s surface when the skies are clear is relatively high. Nevertheless, being able to capture the Tropics cloud-free over the five months is remarkable.

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Boeing Retains U.S. Air Force Executive Aircraft Maintenance Role

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Boeing has received a seven-year, $319 million contract to continue maintenance and support work for the U.S. Air Force’s C-32A and C-40BC executive transport aircraft fleets. (Boeing photo)

Air Force awards seven-year, $319 million contract for C-32, C-40 support

KLAHOMA CITY, May 17, 2016 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] will continue maintaining and supporting the U.S. Air Force’s C-32A and C-40BC executive aircraft through a new seven-year, $319 million contract awarded in March.

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The Mosquito Pocket Manual, All Marks in Service 1941-1945

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Conway pioneered a new type of pocket manual and it is great that this series is continuing to be supported by new owners Bloomsbury. What was revolutionary was the production of pocket manuals that actually did fit into pockets, were priced within the reach of even the younger reader, but provided content to satisfy the professional and the serious enthusiast. This new addition to the series covers the De Havilland Mosquito, an all-time great of fighter design and production. A fitting book for an immortal aircraft, most enthusiastically recommended.

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Tyger

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This is the eagerly awaited soft back edition of Stockwin’s latest novel to be released. Once again, it is an exciting naval story that is based on some of the least well-known key events of the Napoleonic Wars period. It also means that we don’t have long to wait for publication of the next tale, ‘Inferno’, in hard back. Stockwin has established himself as the leading story naval story teller of his generation. Once again there is a fresh crisp instalment in the saga of his two fictional heroes, Kydd and Renzi. This really is a book not to be missed.

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The Hurricane Pocket Manual, All Marks 1939-1945

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Conway pioneered a new type of pocket manual and it is great that this series is continuing to be supported by new owners Bloomsbury. What was revolutionary was the production of pocket manuals that actually did fit into pockets, were priced within the reach of even the younger reader, but provided content to satisfy the professional and the serious enthusiast. This new addition to the series covers the Hawker Hurricane, an all-time great of fighter design and production. A fitting book for an immortal aircraft, most enthusiastically recommended.

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BookPicks: Man and the Sea

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BookPicks: Man and the Sea

by BigJules

I’ve selected three BookPicks, separated in time from the fifteenth to the twentieth centuries. Although spanning half a millenium, together they deal with a number of important aspects of man’s relationship with the sea – courage facing danger in the exploration of the unknown; the struggle for supremacy of the oceans throughout much of our recent past; and the life and death decisions at sea that only a captain can take. One of the books, now reprinted, was first published in 1898, and is a classic in the history of exploration. The other two are more recent but each of the three is eminently readable and I commend them to all students of the sea and those like me with an inquiring mind about the past.

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Focke Wulf 190, The Birth of the Butcher Bird 1939-1945

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This book is part of the Luftwaffe at War. Series that covers the evolution of the German air force and its equipment during WWII. Essentially, these are photo-essays, but they also include highly informative concise text and extended photo captions. The quality of the images is first rate and the selection of images matches, Some images are rare or never before published in publicly accessible documents This book covers story of the FW-190 fighter that was also known as the ‘Butcher Bird”. Highly recommended

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Hell on Wheels. The Men of the US Armored Forces, 1918 to the end of the 20th century

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This book is part of the G.I. Series that covers the evolution of the American soldier. Essentially, these are photo-essays, but they also include highly informative concise text and extended photo captions. The quality of the images is first rate and the selection of images matches, Some images are rare or never before published in publicly accessible documents This book covers story of the men of the US Armored Forces from 1918 to the end of the 20th Century. Strongly recommended.

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Marines in Vietnam

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This book is part of the G.I. Series that covers the evolution of the American soldier. Essentially, these are photo-essays, but they also include highly informative concise text and extended photo captions. The quality of the images is first rate and the selection of images matches, Some images are rare or never before published in publicly accessible documents This book covers US Marines during the Vietnam war. Strongly recommended.

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