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Thu, Feb 23, 2017

Infamous RV-10 Lawsuit Against Van's Aircraft Dismissed

Years of Wasted Effort, Resources, and Worry Signal Ongoing Defects In US Tort Law

When the news first came out, in 2015, that Van's Aircraft was sued for a considerable amount of money and that the law firm pressing the action was being VERY public about it, many feared the worst. The nation's legal system, for better or worse, is rife with abuse, hype, and excess -- and is littered with victims of a system that seem to pay more attention to the grandiose emotional performances and hyperbole performed by lawyers looking for a payday, than in getting to the actual truth of a tragic situation. More than one company, for questionable reasons, has failed as result of excessive legal costs and the aggressive debilitating actions of a legal system that seems, in many cases, to often be out of control. We're happy to say, though, that Van's Aircraft will survive... and more than that, that the lawsuit against the company has been dismissed, according to Van's itself.

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Thu, Feb 23, 2017

Airborne 02.22.17: CAF Dixie Wing P-63A, AF1 Price Cut, SLS Manned Flt?

Also: Drone Light Show,  Remotely Piloted Helos, TFR Busts, Gulfstream, XTI Aircraft, CA Airlines, Icelandair

After more than 40 years since it’s last flight, the Commemorative Air Force Dixie Wing Bell P-63A-6 Kingcobra serial number 42-68941 flew for the first time last Saturday. Just after 1300hrs local time, pilot Jim Dale took off from the Atlanta Regional Airport. For this important test flight, the Dixie Wing asked experienced pilot Jim “JD” Dale to perform the all-important first post-restoration flight. JD is the director of maintenance for the Lewis Air Legends Collection and the highest time P-63 pilot in the US. says he has convinced Boeing to cut the price of two new Air Force One 747 aircraft by a billion dollars, and reportedly after only about an hour of negotiations. Trump made the claim during a rally in Melbourne, FL last Saturday. Speaking to a crowd of m

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Thu, Feb 23, 2017

Aero-TV: Versatile AND Practical - The All-Seeing Aeroprakt A-22 LSA

A Quality LSA For Well Under $100k…

Aeroprakt unveiled its new LSA at the Deland Sport Aviation Showcase in November. Dennis Long, U.S. Importer and Distributer for Aeroprakt U.S.A., told ANN’s Tom Patton that the design has been around for nearly two decades. “What makes them special is their handling, anywhere between 100 miles per hour to 30 miles per hour,” Long said. “It’s just spectacular the way they handle thermals, and bumps and crosswinds.”

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Thu, Feb 23, 2017

Dragon Approach To ISS Aborted

Second Attempt Will Be Made Thursday Morning

The first attempt to dock the SpaceX Dragon supply ship to ISS was aborted Wednesday due to an apparent issue with the Dragon's GPS navigation system.

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Thu, Feb 23, 2017

Multiple Russian Aircraft Intercepted Over The Baltic Sea

One Bomber, Two Fighters Greeted By NATO Aircraft

NATO pilots have been scrambled multiple times in recent days to intercept Russian aircraft flying over the Baltic Sea, leading some analysts to speculate the Russian President Vladimir Putin is probing NATO's defenses.

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Thu, Feb 23, 2017

Gulfstream G280 Showcases Performance With 58th City-Pair Record

Flies From Namibia To Senegal Less Than Eight Hours

The Gulfstream G280 aircraft recently set another speed record in Africa, flying from Windhoek, Namibia, in the southern part of the continent to Dakar, Senegal, on the west coast. The flight took 7 hours and 38 minutes.

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Thu, Feb 23, 2017

ATR Opens New Training Center In Miami, FL

Company Responds To The Increasing Presence Of ATRs In The Region And Provides Pilot Training Solutions

ATR has officially inaugurated its new Training Center in Miami, FL. This new facility is equipped with a brand new Full Flight Simulator (FFS) for ATR -600 series aircraft, provided by CAE. The new ATR Training Center, located at the Airbus training premises, is especially oriented to current and future ATR operators on the American continent.

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Thu, Feb 23, 2017

Counting Down! ANN's Infamous April 1st Edition's Just Around The Corner!

Get Your Wacky Ideas In NOW!

ANN E-I-C Note: Folks... we gotta warn you... our Annual April 1st Editions are LEGENDARY -- and this WILL be our best April 1st Edition yet. Based on all the nonsense we've had to endure in 2016-2017 (which we are duty-bound to lampoon), we certainly have good reason for that... so if you have any ideas of your own as to how to heighten the insanity, this is your LAST CHANCE. I kid you not... as I look over all the stories we've already prepped, we are going to cause serious keyboard damage as people snort their soft drinks all over the place when they start reading this year's edition. This IS OUR BEST YET! As always... NO ONE IS SAFE. FMI: I Can't Believe You're Doing This Again!

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Thu, Feb 23, 2017

Rotax Introduces New Engine Registration System

Paperless Engine Registration Process Intended To Increase Service Quality

BRP-Rotax constantly aims for improvement in order to provide our end customers not only with high quality products but also with the best quality of service. Therefore, the new easy-to-use engine registration system is an essential step on this journey.

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Thu, Feb 23, 2017

Alpha Unmanned Systems Release A New Unmanned Helicopter

Company Says The Alpha 800 Offers Improvements Over Previous Models

The Alpha 800 unmanned helicopter is the evolution of the Sniper, and includes all the developments and improvements of the last year and a half of extensive work of research, development and innovation. Improvements apply to all the systems in the helicopter from the mechanics to the electronics on board or available payloads.

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