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It's ALIVE!!! The 2018 AirVenture Innovation Preview is Viewable RIGHT NOW at www.oshcast.com or www.oshcast.net!

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Sat, Jul 21, 2018

It's ALIVE! 2018 AirVenture Innovation Preview Program Now Available

Get The Inside Details On THE Most Exciting NEW Innovations And Product Announcements From OSHKOSH 2018...

The staff of EAA and the Aero-News Network were pleased to release the latest in a series of novel Aero-TV/Airborne programs designed to draw attention to the most innovative and aggressively oriented companies in the aviation universe -- and most particularly, those with REAL news to impart at AirVenture 2018. ANN and EAA have joined together again to present the highly successful "AirVenture Innovation Preview," (which we call the "AIP", for short), to highlight the incredibly innovative and news-making products that provide the 'BUZZ factor' at AirVenture 2018. Not only have we got the BUZZ nailed down, you can see it for yourself RIGHT NOW… and have been able to do so since several hours before the AirVenture gates were officially opened.

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Sat, Jul 21, 2018

Airborne 07.20.18: AirVenture Innovation Preview, Terrafugia, Sporty’s Stratus 3

Also: Blue Origin's 9th!, D-Day Squadron, IFD550 For CitationJet, VietJet Buys 100 737MAX's

EAA and the Aero-News Network are pleased to release the latest in a series of novel Aero-TV/Airborne programs designed to draw attention to the most innovative and aggressively oriented companies in the aviation universe -- and most particularly, those with REAL news to impart at AirVenture 2018. So... we present this year’s "AirVenture Innovation Preview," (which we call the "AIP", for short), to allow dozens of innovators who worked with us over the past few weeks to produce informational video presentations with our media staff. This comprehensive program containing some 30 or so short, 2 to 5 minute, online media presentations that offer a glimpse at what is really new and innovative at AirVenture. Terrafugia has announced new features in the Transition production vehicle, a two-s

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Sat, Jul 21, 2018

U.S. DOT Announces $659.8 Million In Infrastructure Grants To 390 Airports

Projects Include Runways, Taxiways, Aprons, Terminals, Aircraft Rescue And Firefighting Vehicles, And Snow Removal Equipment

The FAA will award $659.8 million in airport infrastructure grants, as part of $3.18 billion in Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding for airports across the United States. This second increment of funding provides 450 grants that will fund 664 infrastructure projects including runways, taxiways, aprons, terminals, aircraft rescue and firefighting vehicles, and snow removal equipment.

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Sat, Jul 21, 2018

Details About ANN’s NEW Social Media Program (SMP) For Oshkosh 2018!

ANN Pushes Aviation Media Further Into The 21st Century...

ANN is radically updating its social media campaign for the upcoming 2018 Oshkosh AirVenture Fly-In. This is just the latest step in a series of massive upgrades we're making as Aero-News becomes the 'Aero-Verse.' This program will concentrate on the three most persuasive forms of social media outreach -- short succinct messaging, compelling high-resolution still photography, and carefully formatted HD video. Our staff of journalists will be beating up Wittman Field all week long looking for suitable subjects for this effort, and you’re welcome to help us make sure that YOU don't get left out. You are welcome to text suggestions to 863-860-5790, or email news@aero-news.net with your suggestions. You can also Skype us directly at AERONEWSNET. 

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Sat, Jul 21, 2018

Bob Hoover Foundation Funds $150,000 In Aviation Scholarships

Bob's Memory... and His Mission... Live On!

The Bob Hoover Legacy Foundation, has so far funded aviation scholarships totaling $150,000.00, according to Tracy Forrest, its President. According to Forrest, “ These scholarships are a core element of fulfilling the mission Bob Hoover laid out for the Legacy Foundation, prior to his passing. Bob wanted his legacy to be an on-going, dynamic commitment to excellence in aviation, especially on the part of tomorrow’s aviation leaders.” The scholarships are given to full-time, undergraduate students enrolled at either the Prescott, AZ or Daytona Beach, FL campuses of Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. Recipients must be enrolled in the College of Aviation, majoring in Aeronautical Science with the intention of becoming a professional pilot.

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Sat, Jul 21, 2018

Aston Martin Introduces Volante Vision Concept At Farnborough

VTOL 'Flying Car' Design To Explore Luxury Personal Air Mobility

Terrafugia not exotic enough for you? Switchblade not sporty enough? Want to make a real statement with your "flying car"? If you've got the means, British luxury brand Aston Martin has introduced what may be the personal air vehicle for you. At Farnborough, the iconic car maker perhaps best associated with James Bond presented the Volante Vision Concept, a luxury concept aircraft with vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) capabilities. Produced in partnership with Cranfield University, Cranfield Aerospace Solutions and Rolls-Royce, the concept aircraft aims to bring luxury personal transportation to the sky.

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Sat, Jul 21, 2018

AMA Drone Report 07.19.18: World Record Drone Show, Model Av Day, Journo Trouble

Also: ANN Oshkosh Schedule, Women In Drones, Drones Replacing Satellites?, National FAA Drone Advisory

In celebration of Intel’s 50th anniversary, the company flew 2,018 Intel® Shooting Star™ drones over its Folsom, California, facility, setting a new Guinness World Records™ title for the most unmanned aerial vehicles airborne simultaneously. “Several years ago, we had an idea of flying drones forming the Intel logo over our corporate headquarters, and here we are doing just that. It really speaks to the innovative spirit that Intel was founded on 50 years ago,” reported Anil Nanduri, vice president and general manager, Intel Drone Group.

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Sat, Jul 21, 2018

Airborne-Unmanned 07.17.18: Trans-Atlantic UAV!, Journalist Detained, Drone Reg.

Also: Drones Map Canadian City, 3DR Launches Thermal Imaging Solution, MQ-8C Milestone, MQ-9 Reaper Hack, Airventure 2018!

Wednesday at 6:51 p.m. local time a Medium-altitude, Long-endurance (MALE) Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) produced by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) made history as it landed at the Royal Air Force (RAF) Fairford in Gloucestershire, U.K. and became the first MALE RPA to successfully complete a trans-Atlantic flight. The GA-ASI-owned MQ-9B SkyGuardian took off from Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA on July 10th at 12:48 p.m. CDT. The flight covered 3,760 nautical mile flight in 24 hours 2 minutes. A journalist attempting to capture images above the Tham Laung cave system during the rescue of the soccer team that had been trapped for nearly two weeks was detained by authorities for flying a drone too close to a helicopter in the area. The incident occurred a w

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Sat, Jul 21, 2018

One More Reason To Celebrate Oshkosh -- ANN To Select Best Sportplanes of 2018!

In An Age Clouded By Icon's Flim-Flammery, We Want To Suggest Companies/Planes We HONESTLY Believe You Should Trust As we have in year's past... ANN is dusting off one of our reader's favorite programs -- our "Flyer's Dozen" of the best SportPlanes and and companies we believe deserve your consideration for an airplane of your own. The SportPlane business has been through some rough times these last few years as a few companies let us down... badly... Icon Aircraft, chief amongst them. And face it, it didn't help that the economy was not in the best shape (until recently) and the struggle to enjoy aviation hasn't gotten any easier. So... here's the deal... we're going to be putting together profiles of all the likely suspects, and we want YOUR input as to what companies and airframes deserve top honors this year. Unlike some other so-called awards, our 'Best of Breed' is initially assembled by experts with a true passion for sport aviation and boast tremendous long-term expertise in the field... but also and unlike other such programs;

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Sat, Jul 21, 2018

UAVOS’s Solar-Powered SAT-i Aircraft Completes Ten Hour Continuous Aerial Survey

Performed Monitoring And Aerial Photography During Daylight Hours

UAVOS Inc., a Mountain View, CA-based company specialized in unmanned solutions, has completed flight tests of the solar powered unmanned SAT-i aircraft, designed to perform monitoring and aerial photography during daylight hours. The new unmanned aircraft has demonstrated high performance, successfully completing a non-stop 10-hour mission for aerial photography of the surface landscape with a payload of a 21-ounce mirrorless camera.

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