Chile – Second District MRCC – Valparaiso – Caldera, Coquimbo, Valparaiso, & San Antonio

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The Second District MRCC is in the Naval Zone Ia, North Chile and includes the major port of Valparaiso. The District extends West to 120 Degrees, 00 Minutes West where it meets SAR Area Papeete. At 30 Degrees, 00 Minutes South, it extends along the Southern boundary of SAR Area Papeete to 131 Degrees, 00 Minutes West where it meets SAR Area New Zealand.

Chile – Fifth District MRCC – Punta Arenas & Puerto Williams

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The Fifth District MRCC is divided into three seaward zones, defining the primary SAR assets, with regular Chilean Navy warships, with embarked helicopters, taking responsibility for the most westerly zone.

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The Fifth District MRCC is in Naval Zone IIIa. The mainland district of Chile is Patagonia, ending at Cape Horn. The MRCC Fifth District continues South to Antarctica and West to 131 Degrees 00 Minutes West, where it meets the SAR Zone covered by New Zealand. This is one of the most forbidding and hostile maritime areas on Earth. Prevailing winds are Westerly and the area is subject to frequent violent storms. In addition to cruise ships, many yacht races pass east about on circumnaviagation. A much smaller number attempt a west about rounding of Cape Horn and the smallest yacht to successfully make a west about passage was the Alpha Global Expedition yacht Barrabas, sailed by British solo yachtsman Adrian Flanagan.

EVANS CYCLES GEARS UP FOR RIDE IT! 2013 GEARS UP FOR RIDE IT! 2013

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Evans Cycles, the UK’s No1 cycle retailer, has unveiled its RideIt!
cycle programme for 2013. RideIt! is a series of organised
mountain bike and sportive events which take place twice a
month at various stunning locations across the UK. RideIt! series,
now in its 5th year has created rides for beginners through to
more experienced riders and was initially designed as an fun,
affordable and accessible programme to encourage cyclist of all
abilities to get out and ride and enjoy the outdoors.

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Bombardier Licenses Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. to Provide Passenger-to-Freighter Conversions for CRJ100 and CRJ200 Aircraft

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TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – Feb. 28, 2013) – Bombardier Aerospace announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) of Miami, Florida to become a Bombardier-licensed Third Party Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) Provider for passenger-to-freighter conversions for CRJ100 and CRJ200 aircraft. The freighters will include a large cargo door and will be marketed by AEI as CRJ100 and CRJ200 Special Freighter (SF) aircraft.

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The Sukhoi Superjet 100 performs its first commercial flight from Russia to Asia

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February 28, 2013

 

On February 28, 2013 Yakutia Airlines Sukhoi Superjet 100 (RA-89011) made its first commercial flight to Asia, from Yakutsk (Russia Far East) to Kharbin (China). On this route the airline operates one weekly flight.
Yakutia Airlines operates the SSJ100 aircraft on routes from Yakutsk to Khabarovsk and to Novosibirsk. During spring and summer the airline passengers will enjoy their SSJ100 flight experience on the routes within the Russian Far East: Yakutsk – Novosibirsk ; Neryungri-Khabarovsk ; Magadan-Khabarovsk ; Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.

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Kick start your racing season with the RORC Easter Challenge

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Keronimo being coached at the RORC Easter Challenge 2012.
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It will soon be time to go sailing again and anyone wanting to have a go at IRC racing, whilst also benefitting from some personal and practical coaching, can count on the RORC Easter Challenge to deliver the goods over the Easter Bank Holiday (29th-31st March).

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