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Southeastern Raptor Center kicks off auction of gameday eagle jesses and lures Nov. 22

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University’s Southeastern Raptor Center will begin a live online auction of one-of-a-kind jesses and lures handcrafted especially for the Auburn eagle’s gameday flight to support the center’s mission of rehabilitation, education and conservation.

Fans will be able to place bids at the auction site, www.getluredin.com, beginning Friday, Nov. 22, for jesses and the lure to be used on the eagle during the Nov. 30 pregame flight for the Auburn-Alabama game, set for a nationally televised audience on CBS. Fans can go to the website and bid from 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 22, until 11 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 4.

Following the close of that auction, jesses and lures from other 2013 home games will be auctioned on the same site.

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New flight simulator heightens safety, provides more experience for Auburn flight students

AUBURN – Most college students realize the old adage “practice makes perfect” is a good idea and it usually results in a good grade in the classroom. But when lives are on the line, the saying takes on a new significance.

For Auburn University flight management students, this means being able to pilot aircraft in dangerous situations and adverse weather conditions — using skills developed without ever leaving the ground. Auburn, in its eighth decade of flight education, has added a new, full-motion flight simulator that will complement its inflight training.

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