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Wed, May 27, 2015

Airborne 05.27.15: Did Boeing Over-Promise?, Anti-KSMO Chicanery, Jimmy Stewart

Also: FAA Hiring Astray?, Comparison Shopping LSAs, Philippines Flying Limitations, Asteroid Redirect, Wings Of Mercy, Student Launch Challenge, Alaska Air

In 2013, the State of Washington gave Boeing a package of tax breaks totaling $8.7 billion through 2040. In return, the state apparently ‘assumed’ that the planemaker would continue to create and provide jobs in the state. Boeing announcing last year that the company would assemble the 777X airplane in the Puget Sound region. In all, Boeing employs about 79,000 in the Puget Sound, which is about half its total workforce. A NIMBY group describing itself as a "Growing network including thousands of people from our local community," has put up a website in an effort to get involved in "Shaping the future use of the Santa Monica Airport Land to better the lives of our entire community and future generations." You can bet that future does

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Wed, May 27, 2015

Aero-TV: The Non-Mobile Perspective - iFlightPlanner’s Desktop Capabilities

An Up and Coming Flight Planning Tool Continues To Gain In Popularity

Andy Matthews, the cofounder and Director of Business Development for iFlightPlanner spends some time to explain how the flight planning function of this app works. In this video, Matthews goes through the core flight planning sets which include routing, receiving an approved weather briefing, computation of the weight and balance, and then filing an FAA flight plan. The video is a tutorial showing the functions as Matthew proceeds through the flight planning process. This includes a demonstration of iFlightPlanner’s ability to help you plan the route including alternates.

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Wed, May 27, 2015

FAA Proposes Elimination Of VOR And NDB Instrument Approaches

Comment Period On NPRM Closes Thursday

The FAA has proposed the elimination of 736 VOR and NDB approaches nationwide as it transitions to the NextGen air traffic control system.

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Wed, May 27, 2015

Solar Impulse Team Delays Departure To Hawaii

Cites Weather On The Route As Reason For Postponing Flight

The Solar Impulse team has delayed its departure from China to Hawaii citing worsening weather over the Pacific Ocean.

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Wed, May 27, 2015

Aero-Help Wanted: ANN Needs A Good Honest Marketing Manager

ANN/Aero-TV Marketing Department Needs Part or Full Time Personnel

E-I-C Note: After months of hints, we've unveiled the beginnings of the 'Airborne Unlimited' project and we're excited to report that we're making stunning, if highly educational, progress. But; it's time to ramp up some efforts here... marketing, in particular... and we need someone exceptional for the job! If you'd like to help chart the course for a game-changing program produced by THE company that transformed the aviation news and information industry, NOW is the time to check us out -- JRC, ANN E-I-C.

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Wed, May 27, 2015

NTSB Releases Preliminary Report From Chamblee, GA Accident

Airplane Went Down On A Highway, Four Fatally Injured

The NTSB has released its preliminary report from an accident which occurred May 8 in Chamblee, GA that resulted in the fatal injury of four people aboard a Piper PA-32R-300 airplane.

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Wed, May 27, 2015

Anonymous Phone Threats Made Against Multiple Airliners

FBI Says One Person May Be Behind All Of The Incidents

Several airliners were the subject of anonymous phone threats on Monday which led authorities to search flights at three U.S. airports, and a U.S. military escort for an Air France airplane to JFK. USA Today reports that the FBI believes all of the threats were made by one person.

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Wed, May 27, 2015

AeroSports Update: Jimmy Stewart’s Twin Cessna To Be Restored

Pennsylvania EAA Chapter To Restore The Actor's Cessna 310

Hollywood motion pictures can make heroes out of the most unlikely people, and we have certainly seen that in many poorly produced aviation movies. However, actor Jimmy Stewart was the real deal when it came to an aviation background. Fortunately, some EAA members have decided to restore one of his airplanes to honor his memory.

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Wed, May 27, 2015

Malaysia Airlines Placed In Receivership

Transition To Restructured Airline To Be Complete By September 1

Malaysia's national airline has been placed in receivership, resulting in the loss of as many as 8,000 jobs as the carrier completes its restructuring program.

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Wed, May 27, 2015

Union Ordered To Stop Threats Of Physical Violence Against Dissidents

Judge Orders IAM To Halt Threats Of 'Bodily Harm'

A federal labor judge has ordered members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers District 70, Local 839, an AFL-CIO affiliate, to stop threats of "bodily harm" made against some who had filed unfair labor practice grievances against the union.

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