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Front cover: Mid-air collisions are an area of vital concern to everyone who flies an airplane. Because of increasing general aviation traffic and concentrations of military aircraft involved in training, The Royal Air Force's Mildenhall and Lakenheath are committed to maintaining a strong, fictive Mid-Air Collision Avoidance (MACA) program. The number of incidents between Air Force aircraft and general aviation aircraft is relatively low; however, 80% of reported Air Force near misses occur with general aviation aircraft. The purpose of website: is to alert you to the many areas of high mid-air collision potential in the skies over East Anglia; to discus ways to make them safer; add to describe the types of military aircraft you may encounter; arrival and departure routes; and military operating areas. You will find information on mid-air collisions and ways to avoid them. It is hoped that this site will increase your understanding of flying activities so we may continue to safely share the skies. A featured article, this month, Collision Avoidance/or General Aviation, discussed an approach to this issue. Special thanks to the Royal Air Force Mildenhall, and MSgt. Kevin Wallace, USAF, for his help and permission to use this picture from their website. Back cover: The radiation vault being placed on NASA's Juno spacecraft at JPL weighs about 500 pounds and has titanium walls. [From: New Approach to Designing Electronic Systems for Operations in Extreme Environments: Part II: The SiGe Remote Electronics Unit; this issue.]

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Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine, IEEE  (Volume:27 ,  Issue: 7 )