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Fri, May 29, 2015

Airborne 05.29.15: SpaceX Joins USAF!, LDSD Test Set, BASE Jumper Petition

Also: Mars Laser, Barnstorming, NTSB Safety Alert, Air Service To Cuba, Grand Canyon Wreck, Aviation Icing, Oshkosh 2015 Stringers

The Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center has announced the certification of the SpaceX, Falcon 9 Launch System for national security space missions. This milestone is the culmination of a two-year effort on the part of the Air Force and SpaceX to execute the certification process and re-introduce competition into the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program. As NASA continues experimenting and testing for flights to Mars, they are also looking at the technology required to travel at supersonic speeds in the Martian atmosphere. The second flight test of NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator, called the LDSD, now will launch no earlier than June 2nd, from the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai, Hawaii. BASE jumping activists seek the unique thr

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Fri, May 29, 2015

Aero-TV: Giving It A Whirl - Horizon Hobby’s RC Helicopter Offerings

The Capabilities and Complex Talents of Today's RC Rotorcraft Result In Surprisingly Simple Fun!

While at eFest 2015, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, talks with a company known as Horizon Hobby to find out what’s going on in the rapidly changing world of remote control (RC) aircraft. In this interview, Jim talks with James Haley, the multirotor category manager for Horizon Hobby, about the hobby of flying RC helicopters. This video covers RC helicopters, not to be confused with what are commonly referred to as, quadcopters. RC helicopters are scaled-down versions of full-scale helicopters. However, the RC helicopters do have some extraordinary capabilities not found in full-scale helicopters, as you will see in the video.

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Fri, May 29, 2015

Commercial Crew Milestones Met; Partners On Track For Missions In 2017

Boeing Awarded The First Commercial Crew Flight To ISS

NASA has taken another step toward returning America’s ability to launch crew missions to the International Space Station from the United States in 2017.

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Fri, May 29, 2015

UAV Companies Launch Accelerator Funds

Airware, DJI Launch Independent Efforts

UAV companies Airware and DJI both announced they have created separate funding mechanisms for startup companies seeking backing in the unmanned systems business marketplace, according to AUVSI.  

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Fri, May 29, 2015

Airbus Bringing A350XWB, Perlan Mission II Glider To AirVenture

Flying Demonstrations, Public Tours, And Detailed Forums Part Of Schedule

An Airbus A350 flight test aircraft that will demonstrate its flying capabilities and be open for public tours, plus the newly completed Perlan Project glider that will explore the upper atmosphere and seek to set altitude records, will highlight Airbus Group’s participation at this summer’s EAA AirVenture Oshkosh fly-in.

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Fri, May 29, 2015

Bluebonnet Fly-In Postponed Due To Recovery Efforts At San Marcos Airport

Fly-In Rescheduled For June 6 With Proceeds Donated To Hays County Salvation Army

Due to the recent hardships faced by the local community after the Hays County flooding during Memorial Day weekend, Redbird Skyport has announced that it will postpone the Bluebonnet Fly-In at San Marcos Airport. The fly-in, originally scheduled for this Saturday, May 30, will now take place on June 6 from 10 AM – 4 PM.

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Fri, May 29, 2015

AeroSports Update: BASE Jumpers Want Jumping Rights In National Parks

A Petition Has Been Posted To Remove BASE Jumping From U.S. National Park Aerial Delivery Law

BASE jumping certainly falls into the category of extreme sports. Base jumping activists seek the unique thrill of skydiving from a fixed object but as the law reads now, they are not allowed to BASE jump in national parks. A petition has been started to rectify what they claim is the unfair application of an existing law.

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Fri, May 29, 2015

Winged Mini Cooper For Sale On Ebay

No, It's Not A Roadable Aircraft, But It's Also A Lot Less Expensive

A Mini Cooper that had been used by Delta Airlines as a promotional vehicle is now for sale on Ebay, but you'll have to pony up at least $20,000 for the privilege of driving the little winged car.

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Fri, May 29, 2015

Klyde Morris 05.29.15

Sometimes You've Just Got To Play The Hand You're Dealt ...

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Fri, May 29, 2015

Students From Delft University Of Technology Selected As Fly Your Ideas Winner

Off To A Flying Start With 'Multifun' Concept

Team Multifun from Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands have been crowned champions of the fourth edition of Airbus Fly Your Ideas global student competition, organised in partnership with UNESCO to encourage the next generation of innovators and uncover future solutions for the future of flight.

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