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Tue, Mar 28, 2017

Airborne 03.28.17: Dynon ADS-B/WX Recvrs, B-29 'Doc' Touring!, Atlanta Tech

Also: Safety Focus, Aero-Calendar, Mechanic Pay, Alaska Airlines, GAMA, CA Aviation Hall Of Fame, Gogo Biz 4G

Dynon’s new dual band SV-ADSB-472 receives ADS-B traffic via 978 MHz (UAT) and 1090 MHz. In the US, it also receives free text and graphical weather from the FAA’s network of ADS-B ground stations. Unlike portable ADS-B receivers, SkyView and AF-5000 pilots receive FULL ADS-B and radar traffic when the SV-ADSB-472 is paired with their Mode-S transponder and SV-GPS-2020. The remote mounted receiver utilizes an externally mounted antenna for superior ADS-B reception. Doc, the much beloved and recently restored B-29,  will make four national tour stops through the first half of the 2017 summer tour season. Doc’s Friends, Inc., the group operating the fully restored B-29 Boeing Superfortress, announced the first half of its tour plan, which includes stops in Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri and Wisconsin. “Our vision throughout the restoration pro

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Tue, Mar 28, 2017

Airborne-Unmanned 03.21.17: Heron 1 FOC, Canadian UAVs BVLOS, Quad Inspects C17

Also: Terra Drone, senseFly partners with MicaSense, Quadcopter Topology Optimization

The Heron 1 UAV has attained Full Operational Capability (FOC), allowing two Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) squadrons to operate, maintain, and deploy the UAV. The UAV will be operated by a team that is compiled of UAV Pilots, Air Imagery Intelligence Experts and Air Force Engineers. The Heron 1 UAV, which Singapore received in 2012, will provide Singapore’s Armed Forces with stronger situational awareness and enhanced mission effectiveness on the battlefield. The UAV is capable of performing a plethora of missions thanks to a multi-mission sensor installed upon it. Regular Beyond Visual Line Of Sight (BVLOS) operations saw significant advancement, recently, as Canadian UAVs and Lockheed Martin CDL Systems completed their first BVLOS pipeline, well site and power line inspections using the Transport

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Tue, Mar 28, 2017

Airborne 03.27.17: Continental Motors ‘Overhaul’, Amazon Rotor, SpaceX DroneShip

Also: Boom Supersonic, Boeing 747-8, Boeing Grant, IKE's 300,000th, Rocket Lab, Duncan Aviation, Xplorer Mini

Continental Motors seems to have a lot of faith in the future of aviation... enough so to invest tens of millions of dollars in a new plant, and millions more on the latest new manufacturing technologies. The company has just announced their intention to build a new factory and corporate office in Mobile, AL, and ‘invest globally’ in the future of GA. In the first step of a 3-year global investment plan to take its manufacturing, customer service and engineering infrastructure to the next level, they will build a new, state of the art manufacturing facility and corporate office located at the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley, replacing the company’s current 11 building footprints with a single, state-of-the-art facility designed for lean manufacturing and offic

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Tue, Mar 28, 2017

ComAv Supports Training For Aviation Careers

Teams With Area High Schools And Community College

Aviation leasing and maintenance company ComAv has partnered with local high schools in Victorville, CA, as well as the Victor Valley Community College to create “Aviation Pathways” to help prepare students for careers in aviation.

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Tue, Mar 28, 2017

George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group Conducts OIR Missions Against ISIS

Key To Accelerating The Fight Against The Terrorist Organization

The George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group (CSG) is currently launching missions against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in support of Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) from the Arabian Gulf.

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Tue, Mar 28, 2017

FAA Certifies Elite Motion-Based Trainer

Can Be Used For 7.5 Hours Towards Private Certificate, 20 Hours Towards Instrument Rating

Two new single-seat piston helicopter trainer models TH22S and TH22SM from Elite Simulation Solutions have recently been FAA approved as Advanced Aviation Training Devices (AATD). Elite’s new trainer is the first motion-based helicopter AATD specifically designed to include hover and hovering maneuvers training, full touch-down autorotation training, training for slope landings and running landings.

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Tue, Mar 28, 2017

Supersonic Plasma Jets Discovered

Findings Presented At Swarm Science Meeting In Canada

Information from ESA’s magnetic field Swarm mission has led to the discovery of supersonic plasma jets high up in our atmosphere that can push temperatures up to almost 10,000°C.

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Tue, Mar 28, 2017

BAE Systems Commemorates 27 Years Of BAe 146/Avro RJ Operations By Swiss

Avro RJ100 Being Retired By The Carrier In August

BAE Systems Regional Aircraft has presented an engraved glass plaque to representatives of Swiss Global Airlines to commemorate 27 years of continuous operations by the airline and its predecessors of the BAE Systems-built and supported BAe 146 and Avro RJ regional jetliners.

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Tue, Mar 28, 2017

Lebanese Student Conducts First ‘In Seat’ A-29 Flight

USAF Will Eventually Train 12 Lebanese Pilots To Fight ISIS

A Lebanese A-29 Super Tucano pilot trainee, from the 81st Fighter Squadron, conducted the first ‘in seat’ training sortie March 22, 2017, here.

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Tue, Mar 28, 2017

NASA Backs Startup Developing 'Smart' Color-Changing Air Filters

Serionix To Develop Spacesuit Air Filters Based On Pet-Odor-Removing Colorfil Smart Filtration Technology

NASA has awarded a $750,000 contract to startup company Serionix to fund continued development of filters to remove toxic gases from next-generation space suit life support systems. The same technology is on its way into consumer products expected to launch within the year.

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