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Wed, Jan 28, 2015

Airborne 01.27.15: USCG Rescue!, Two Eagles Over Pacific, UAV v White House

Also: Hartzell/Red Bull, GA Coalition, Aero-Calendar, Commemorative Air Force, Sarah Brightman To ISS, Hot Air Balloon Endurance Record

The pilot of a single engine Cirrus SR22 aircraft that was being ferried across the Pacific Ocean reportedly ran into fuel transfer problems short of the Hawaiian Islands, Sunday and realized that he was going to come up short--and notified the Coast Guard. Subsequently, the pilot ultimately ran out of fuel some 253 miles northeast of Maui, Hawaii and deployed the BRS-designed parachute recovery system to ditch the aircraft. Troy Bradley and Leonid Tiukhtyaev departed Japan for the United States in a gas filled balloon named the Two Eagles on Saturday, January 24. Their plan is to cross the Pacific to the West Coast of the North American continent, but where they will reach North America depends on the winds aloft. When first reports emerged yesterday that a small Quadcop

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Wed, Jan 28, 2015

Bipartisan Senate Commerce Committee Letter Asks President For TSA Nominee

Former TSA Administrator Pistole Announced His Departure Over Three Months Ago

U.S. Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Bill Nelson (D-FL), the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, along with subcommittee leaders Sens. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), and Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) have urged President Barack Obama to, “prioritize the formal nomination of a qualified, experienced, and dedicated individual to serve as Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).”

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Wed, Jan 28, 2015

Orbital Stockholders Approve Merger With ATK's Aerospace And Defense Groups

Merger Expected to Close February 9; New Company To Begin Operations February 10

Orbital Sciences Corporation has announced that at a special meeting held Tuesday morning, the company’s stockholders voted overwhelmingly to approve the proposed merger with the Aerospace and Defense Groups of Alliant Techsystems Inc., pursuant to the definitive transaction agreement dated April 28, 2014.

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Wed, Jan 28, 2015

Private Moon Race Heats Up

Five Google Lunar XPRIZE Teams Take Home $5.25 Million For Key Technological Advancements

XPRIZE has announced that five Google Lunar XPRIZE teams have been awarded a combined $5.25 million in recognition of key technological advancements toward their quest to land a private spacecraft on the surface of the moon.

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Wed, Jan 28, 2015

NASA Observes Day Of Remembrance

Will Pay Tribute To Crews Of Apollo 1, Shuttles Challenger And Columbia, Others

NASA will pay will tribute to the crews of Apollo 1 and space shuttles Challenger and Columbia, as well as other NASA colleagues, during the agency's annual Day of Remembrance Wednesday, Jan. 28.

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Wed, Jan 28, 2015

Solar Impulse 2 Prepped For Circumnavigation Attempt

Route Set, Departure Planned In Late February Or Early March

The route has been set for the Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) attempt to circumnavigate the globe in a solar-powered airplane.

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Wed, Jan 28, 2015

AeroSports Update: New Female Hot Air Balloon Endurance Record Set

Canadian Sandra Rolfe Set A New Female Endurance Record In Her ANX-04 Hot Air Balloon

Sandra Rolfe is referred to as an extreme balloonist, and has set a new women’s record for a hot air balloon endurance flight of 7 hours and 25 minutes aloft. Her flight started from Plantagenet, Ontario last week and she touched down at Montreal’s Mirabel Airport. Her record flight will be recorded when it is ratified by the Fédérational Aéronautique Internationale (FAI).

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Wed, Jan 28, 2015

Allegiant Air Pilots Prepare For Strike

Union Plans Conference Call To 'Update' Investors, Media, Others

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters will host a call to update Allegiant Travel Company investors, industry analysts, customers and press regarding the current status of contract negotiations for Allegiant Air pilots, their recent strike authorization vote and the union's request for a proffer of arbitration from the National Mediation Board.

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Wed, Jan 28, 2015

Naval Air Forces Holds Change Of Command

Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker Becomes New CNAF

Commander, Naval Air Forces (CNAF) held a change of command ceremony aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) at Naval Air Station North Island Jan. 22.

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Wed, Jan 28, 2015

FAA Proposes $275,000 Civil Penalty Against Hallmark Aviation

Alleges Violations Of Drug And Alcohol Testing Requirements

The FAA has proposed a $275,000 civil penalty against Hallmark Aviation Services, Inc. of Los Angeles, CA for allegedly violating drug and alcohol testing regulations.

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