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Wed, Aug 05, 2020

Airborne 08.03.20: Splashdown!, USN Black Female TACAIR Plt, New Wagstaff Course

Also: Boeing Will Remember 2020, 2020 Skydiving Nationals Cancelled, Swedish Medevac PC-24, More Reductions For Gogo

Two NASA astronauts splashed down safely in the Gulf of Mexico Sunday for the first time in a commercially built and operated American crew spacecraft, returning from the International Space Station to complete a test flight that marks a new era in human spaceflight. SpaceX’s Crew Dragon, carrying Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley, splashed down under parachutes in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Pensacola, Florida at 2:48 p.m. EDT Sunday and was successfully recovered by SpaceX. The U.S. Navy’s first Black female tactical air (TACAIR) pilot received her Wings of Gold July 31, marking a significant milestone for Naval Aviation. Virginia native Lt. j.g. Madeline G. Swegle was designated a naval aviator and received her Wings of Gold with 25 classmates during a small c

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Wed, Aug 05, 2020

Beechcraft King Air 360 Coming Soon

Aircraft Is Currently In Production

Textron has previewed the next generation of its King Air turboprop family with the Beechcraft King Air 360/360ER. The updated turboprop offers the latest technological advancements in the cockpit, a redesigned cabin, and enhancements to passenger comfort. The aircraft is currently in production with customer deliveries expected to begin in the Fall of 2020.

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Wed, Aug 05, 2020

Aspen Avionics To Join AIRO Group of Aerospace Companies

Diversified Portfolio Supports Commercial, Military, Robotics, Manned/Unmanned Aerial Systems And Multi-Modal Aircraft

Aspen Avionics has entered into an agreement in principle to become a member of the AIRO Group of companies. Under this agreement, Aspen Avionics will continue to operate as it does presently; continuing to support the general aviation market segment. As part of the AIRO Group, Aspen will expand its investments, resources, and new technologies in not only avionics for general aviation but also to offer avionics solutions for manned and unmanned flight platforms for commercial, military, robotics and multi-modal aircraft.

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Wed, Aug 05, 2020

Airborne-Flight Training 07.29.20: King Schools, TPS Commandant, Diamond DA40s

Also: Pakistan License Scandal, United A/L Pilots, Sterling Adds Frasca, King Schools Giveaway

King Schools has been busy these last few months, despite the ravages of a global pandemic... As a result, Pilots taking flight training via the Cessna Flight Training System will find their learning easier and more fun as a result of upgrades to their courses. New features include updated navigation, design and functionality on their iPhones, iPads, laptops and desktops. Flight instructors will also see major modifications to features in the Course Tracking Application (CTA). Want to win a FREE King School’s course, kneeboard, and flight bag? Enter to win by completing either of two options… Survey: https://forms.gle/tMNZmg2ebzZCXxQH7. The Air Force Test Pilot School bid farewell to outgo

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Wed, Aug 05, 2020

Airborne-Unmanned 07.22.20: EASA Drone Regs, Swift HALE, Helo v UAV

Also: UAVOS Joins HAPS, Schiebel Monitoring Ship Emissions, US–Swiss Drone Agreement, EHang 216 Sightseeing Demos

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency has published a proposal of airworthiness standards for the certification of the vast majority of light unmanned aircraft. These standards will greatly contribute to the safe operation of drones for a wide variety of services, such as parcel delivery in urban environments, railways and power lines inspection or delivery of essential supplies into crisis zones. The proposed standards, now open for public consultation, are known as Special Condition Light UAS and will be applicable to unmanned aircraft under 600 Kg... In partnership with NASA's Ames Research Center, Swift Engineering's high altitude long endurance (HALE) unmanned aerial system, completed its maiden flight. The only US-made platform in its class, Swift's flight team, perform

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Wed, Aug 05, 2020

Wilson Construction Upgrades MD 500E From E-To-F Via Conversion Program

Multiple Enhancements Typify Aggressive Conversion

MD Helicopters has delivered a newly certified MD 530F to Wilson Construction. Wilson has upgraded one of its four MD 500E helicopters to an FAA-certified MD 530F model aircraft. An operator of MDHI helicopters since 2005, Wilson Construction delivered their E-model aircraft to be overhauled and recertified as an F-model (Type Certificate 369FF) at MD Helicopters’ Mesa-Arizona manufacturing and completions center.

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Wed, Aug 05, 2020

The Summer 2020 ANN-King Schools Giveaway Goes Live!

Help Us Out With A News-Tip Or Fill Out A Survey To Get A Chance to WIN!

Want to win a FREE King School’s course, kneeboard, and flight bag? Enter to win by completing either of the options below… Submit a News Story: Help us source new stories for our editorial team by submitting newsworthy content to news-spy@aero-news.net to get entered in the giveaway! Each news story that you submit through August 31st will give you 1 entry. Each contestant is allowed to enter up to 5 times! Fill Out Our Reader Survey: Read More

Wed, Aug 05, 2020

The SportPlane Resource Guide RETURNS!!!!

Emphasis On Growing The Future of Aviation Through Concentration on 'AFFORDABLE FLYERS'

It's been a number of years since the Latest Edition of Jim Campbell's HUGE SportPlane Resource Guide first saw the light of day. That massive 1100 page book last featured over 800 exciting sport aircraft from all over the SportPlane universe... at a time when the SportPlane industry was still a healthy, thriving enterprise (those were the days...). While there has been some consideration, off and on, toward updating the nearly 5 pound book, the near implosion of the SportPlane and kit industry over the last decade has made such a pursuit an unwieldy one... until now.

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Wed, Aug 05, 2020

Stearman-Centric Barnstorming Tour Planned For 2021

The Tour Will Crisscross The USA, Starting At Sun 'N Fun

A group of passionate aviators are defying the state of the world and planning on a unique tour of the USA in 2021. What started out as an homage to the 50th version of the National Stearman Fly In (NSFI) in Galesburg, IL, is now the 'Boeing Stearman Homecoming Tour 2021.' The tour will crisscross the USA, starting at the Sun n Fun event in Lakeland, Florida on April 13 and ending at the NSFI on September 5, arriving as a big gaggle of planes.

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Wed, Aug 05, 2020

Embraer Announces the Phenom 300MED

Unique Medevac Solution Designed To Be Quickly And Easily Configured

Embraer has announced the Phenom 300MED, which is also available for retrofit, through a partnership with umlaut and Aerolite. Embraer and umlaut are jointly developing and certifying a new STC utilizing Aerolite equipment. The Phenom 300MED is now available for customer configuration. Designed as an ideal solution for both civil and government applications, the Medevac solution will be installed exclusively by Embraer's Services & Support organization.

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