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Saturday, August 16, 2008

Meeting Logistics and Draft Agenda for September in Louisville

It is time to start making your arrangements for the next AICC meeting to be held September 29, 2008 - October 3, 2008 in Louisville, Kentucky hosted by United Parcel Service (UPS). Details to help you make your travel plans are available from the draft agenda on the AICC Meeting Information page.

A few presentation slots are still available will speaker sessions are being finalized. If you are interested, send a session title and speaker information to:

Note that on Thursday UPS will provide a hosted lunch. No AICC committee sessions are scheduled for Friday. A local Adobe representative has arranged a site-seeing tour that is available on Friday, but advanced registration is required. See the meeting information for details.

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Thursday, August 07, 2008

AICC Podcast: Peter Morton discusses early issues

A podcast interview with Peter Morton is now available (direct download: AICC-20th-Peter-Morton.mp3 (MP3 audio, 5.6 MB)). This is the first in what we hope to be a sustained series of podcasts from the AICC. It is only appropriate that this first interview is with one of the principal figures in the formation of the AICC.

Peter Morton and his Cirrus

Peter was a prominent figure in the formation of the AICC and was responsible for airline training at Boeing during the 1987-1995 time period. During the interview he shares memories of the formation of the AICC, including the interoperability and proprietary platform issues of the time. Please listen to this 12 minute podcast to learn about the AICC, the CBT of the late 1980s and Peter's memories of Boeing 777 CBT development. At the end of the interview, Peter admits he was initially surprised that the AICC is still active, and then upon reflection expresses his thoughts on the surprising longevity, and future, of the AICC.

Tips on AICC Podcasts

The RSS feed to subscribe to AICC Podcasts is:

That link will allow you to directly download the podcast from a feed reader or podcast client. The free AICC podcast feed has also been submitted to the Apple iTunes store and is undergoing the review process. In the meantime those with an iPod or iPhone can manually subscribe to the podcast as follows

  1. Right-click on this AICC Podcast link and select “Copy shortcut.”
  2. Open iTunes and us the “Advanced” menu to select “Subscribe to Podcast.”
  3. Look for the “Subscribe to Podcast” popup window. Paste AICC Podcast link URL into the field labeled “URL:
  4. Click “OK.” The most recent episode(s) will download to your computer. Enjoy them on your iPod or iPhone.

UPDATE August 12, 2008: The iTunes link has been approved. iTunes users can subscribe or download via this link: AICC Podcasts.

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