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Sun, Jan 15, 2017

Aero-FAQ: Dave Juwel's Aviation Marketing Stories -- ITBOA BNITBOB

Dave Juwel's Aviation Marketing Stories

ITBOA BNITBOB ... what does that mean? It's not gibberish, it's a lengthy acronym for "In The Business Of Aviation ... But Not In The Business Of Business."

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Sun, Jan 15, 2017

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (01.15.17)

"IAB approval is an essential requirement in airtanker contracts for some wildfire agencies, including the U.S. Forest Service. With this approval, we look forward to bidding on - and winning - upcoming domestic and international contracts. We are grateful and excited to join the team of airtankers currently serving a critical mission for the United States and globally, and look forward to continuing to work with the USFS, CalFire and IAB during the final approval process." Source: Global Supertanker Services CEO Jim Wheeler in comments made as the U.S. Interagency Airtanker Board approved "The Spirit Of John Muir" Boeing 747 supertanker for fighting wildfires on federal land in the U.S., clearing the way for Global Supertanker Services LLC to negotiate contracts with the U.S. Forest Service.

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Fri, Jan 13, 2017

Airborne 01.13.17: G650ER Record Streak, False Drone Hit, Piper Archer Sale

Also: Parrot Layoffs, CES/AMA Expo/KSMO, 737 SAIB, Piper PA-31T, John Pope, Washington State, JetBlue Disturbance

Pending sanctioning from the recognizing organizations, it looks like the Gulfstream G650ER continues to set records. A G650ER took off from Ohio’s John Glenn Columbus International Airport and landed at Shanghai’s Pudong International Airport 14 hours and 35 minutes later, covering 6,750 nautical miles at an average cruise speed of Mach point eight-five. Following that flight, the aircraft flew 6,143 nautical miles from Taipei Taoyuan International Airport to Arizona’s Scottsdale Airport, cruising at Mach point nine-oh entire trip. The total flight time was just 10 hours and 57 minutes. Damage to a Linhas Aereas de Mocambique Boeing 737 on approach to Tete, the capital of Mozambique, which was first reported to be caused by an impact with a drone, now appears to have b

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Fri, Jan 13, 2017

Airborne 01.12.17: GA Reacts To Med Reform, SCOTUS Declines Flytenow, CAP Saves

Also: Airport Security, 2017 AMA Expo, CAF Promotes Rozendaal, Lazir-B, Gary Airport, Flypro, Asteroid Exploration

Reaction has started to come in about BasicMed, the long-awaited third-class medical reform released by the FAA on Tuesday morning. Years of effort by EAA and AOPA culminated as the FAA announced regulations that will implement the aeromedical reform law passed through Congress last July. The new regulations will take effect May 1, 2017. Jack J. Pelton, EAA CEO/chairman said in part, “This is the moment we’ve been waiting for, as the provisions of aeromedical reform become something that pilots can now use. We now have the text and will work to educate members, pilots, and physicians about the specifics in the regulation.” The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal of a case brought by Flytenow against the FAA. Flytenow is a start-up business that sought t

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Thu, Jan 12, 2017

Airborne 01.12.17: GA Reacts To Med Reform, SCOTUS Declines Flytenow, CAP Saves

Also: Airport Security, 2017 AMA Expo, CAF Promotes Rozendaal, Lazir-B, Gary Airport, Flypro, Asteroid Exploration

Reaction has started to come in about BasicMed, the long-awaited third-class medical reform released by the FAA on Tuesday morning. Years of effort by EAA and AOPA culminated as the FAA announced regulations that will implement the aeromedical reform law passed through Congress last July. The new regulations will take effect May 1, 2017. Jack J. Pelton, EAA CEO/chairman said in part, “This is the moment we’ve been waiting for, as the provisions of aeromedical reform become something that pilots can now use. We now have the text and will work to educate members, pilots, and physicians about the specifics in the regulation.” The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal of a case brought by Flytenow against the FAA. Flytenow is a start-up business that sought t

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Thu, Jan 12, 2017

Airborne 01.11.17: FAA Medical Reform!, Boeing Delivers, Yuneec H520

Also: SpaceX WX Delay, Dynon+EAA, FLIR, Sukhoi Superjet 100, Lynx FBO, Duncan Aviation, AirMed International

Some have called it the "Holy Grail" to resuscitating General Aviation ... and after a long, long wait, it's finally here. The FAA has issued a final rule that allows general aviation pilots to fly without holding an FAA medical certificate as long as they meet certain requirements outlined in Congressional legislation. Until now, the FAA has required private, recreational, and student pilots, as well as flight instructors, to meet the requirements of and hold a third class medical certificate. They are required to complete an online application and undergo a physical examination with an FAA-designated Aviation Medical Examiner. A medical certificate is valid for five years for pilots under age 40 and two years for pilots age 40 and over. Boeing recorded strong commercial delivery numbers i

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Wed, Jan 11, 2017

Airborne 01.11.17: FAA Medical Reform!, Boeing Delivers, Yuneec H520

Also: SpaceX WX Delay, Dynon+EAA, FLIR, Sukhoi Superjet 100, Lynx FBO, Duncan Aviation, AirMed International

Some have called it the "Holy Grail" to resuscitating General Aviation ... and after a long, long wait, it's finally here. The FAA has issued a final rule that allows general aviation pilots to fly without holding an FAA medical certificate as long as they meet certain requirements outlined in Congressional legislation. Until now, the FAA has required private, recreational, and student pilots, as well as flight instructors, to meet the requirements of and hold a third class medical certificate. They are required to complete an online application and undergo a physical examination with an FAA-designated Aviation Medical Examiner. A medical certificate is valid for five years for pilots under age 40 and two years for pilots age 40 and over. Boeing recorded strong commercial delivery numbers i

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Wed, Jan 11, 2017

Airborne 01.10.17: B-Model Xenos, World Gliding Championships, Fake Pilot

Also: Racing Drone, Aero-Calendar, Heli Tours, Vanilla Aircraft, Piedmont Triad, B-Day Skydive, 737 Hydraulics

Sonex Aircraft has announced the introduction of their new Xenos B-Model aircraft kit. Sonex says the Xenos-B combines all of the enhancements of the Sonex and Waiex B-Models with the motorglider performance and value of the Xenos. Sonex says the Xenos is sport pilot eligible, or it can be flown by pilots that hold a glider rating with a self-launch glider endorsement. It can be flown as a powered aircraft, a self-launched glider that soars with the engine off, or it can motor-soar over great distances. The 34th FAI World Gliding Championships kicked-off in Australia earlier this week which will culminate after two weeks of high profile, high caliber competition. Some 116 pilots from 27 countries have converged on the small city of Benalla, Victoria to compete for the prest

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Tue, Jan 10, 2017

Airborne 01.10.17: B-Model Xenos, World Gliding Championships, Fake Pilot

Also: Racing Drone, Aero-Calendar, Heli Tours, Vanilla Aircraft, Piedmont Triad, B-Day Skydive, 737 Hydraulics

Sonex Aircraft has announced the introduction of their new Xenos B-Model aircraft kit. Sonex says the Xenos-B combines all of the enhancements of the Sonex and Waiex B-Models with the motorglider performance and value of the Xenos. Sonex says the Xenos is sport pilot eligible, or it can be flown by pilots that hold a glider rating with a self-launch glider endorsement. It can be flown as a powered aircraft, a self-launched glider that soars with the engine off, or it can motor-soar over great distances. The 34th FAI World Gliding Championships kicked-off in Australia earlier this week which will culminate after two weeks of high profile, high caliber competition. Some 116 pilots from 27 countries have converged on the small city of Benalla, Victoria to compete for the pres

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