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Wed, Aug 16, 2017

U.S. DOT Announces $162.4 Million In Infrastructure Grants

Awarded To 72 Airports In 31 States

U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $162.4 million in airport infrastructure grants to 72 airports in 31 states across the United States as part of the FAA’s Airport Improvement Program (AIP).

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Wed, Aug 16, 2017

Aero-TV: Fast, Small, & Exciting - An Introduction To FPV Racing

Drone Racing A Hit At Sebring
 
The Sebring Sport Aviation Expo has "Sport" prominently featured in its name, and one of the fastest-growing segments of sports, and sport aviation, is drone racing. So it would seem to make sense that steps from the Sebring Speedway, drone racing was taking place at the January air show.

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Wed, Aug 16, 2017

NTSB Cites Cardiac Arrest In Fatal Helicopter Accident

Robinson R44 Destroyed By Impact With Terrain

The NTSB has released its probable cause report from an accident which occurred in May, 2014 that fatally injured the pilot of a Robinson R44 aircraft. The Board said the accident was likely caused by the sudden onset of cardiac arrest.

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Wed, Aug 16, 2017

Airborne 08.16.17: Skydive Myrtle Beach Update, WWII Mosquito, USMC Op Reset

Also: New Legend, FAA’s Earl Lawrence, NFL 767s, Boeing Board, Singapore Airlines, NE Drones, Stuart Jet Ctr
 
Horry County, SC government officials have has reversed their story on alleged safety violations by Skydive Myrtle Beach, saying in a cover letter for 126 documents requested in a Freedom of Information Act request that they "may or may not demonstrate violation by Skydive Myrtle Beach of Horry County Department of Airports Minimum Standards, as that assessment has not been undertaken." Two years ago, those same documents were used as evidence in complaints against the business to both the FAA and the South Carolina Fifteenth Circuit Court to shut the business down. A cache of some 20,000 wartime drawings and diagrams for the De Havilland Mosquito were discovered in a wartime factory just days before the building was scheduled to face the wrecking ball. The archive is thought to be the only complete set of engineering drawings

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Wed, Aug 16, 2017

Airborne 08.15.17: Lycoming AD, Reno Drone Racing!, Santa Monica NIMBYs

Also: Icon A5 Accident, Aero-Calendar, Land Remote Sensing, Storm Aviation, Frontier, World Helicopter Day, Hubble

The FAA has issued an Airworthiness Directive (AD) for the connecting rods in certain models of Lycoming engines, and asked for comments on the AD (2017-16-11). The AD requires an inspection of connecting rods and replacement of affected connecting rod small end bushings. It was prompted by several reports of connecting rod failures resulting in uncontained engine failure and in-flight shutdowns (IFSDs). The FAA says it has received 5 reports of uncontained engine failures and IFSDs due to failed connecting rods. The Reno Air Racing Association has signed an agreement with MultiGP Drone Racing League to host the National Drone Racing Championship during this year’s National Championship Air Races. The drone racing championship will be held in the Air Races on-site drone zone. &l

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Wed, Aug 16, 2017

Bombardier Delivers First Learjet 75 Aircraft To A Brazilian Customer

Recently Celebrated The Delivery Of The 3,000Th Learjet Aircraft

Bombardier Business Aircraft has delivered its first Learjet 75 aircraft to a Brazilian customer. The aircraft joins Bombardier's business jet fleet of 685 Learjet, Challenger and Global aircraft in Latin America.

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Wed, Aug 16, 2017

F-35As Fly In Weapons Evaluation

First Operational Air-To-Ground Evaluation Of The New Jets

Airmen from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings supported and flew F-35A Lightning II aircraft during Combat Hammer, the first operational air-to-ground weapons evaluation for the Air Force’s newest fighter jets.

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Wed, Aug 16, 2017

Air Transport World Contributor Calls Sully's ATC Statements 'Misleading'

Criticizes Sullenberger For Spreading A 'Shameful Lie'

The Alliance For Aviation Across America (AAAA) has recently produced two videos featuring Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger speaking out against ATC privatization. Writing for Air Transport World, contributor Karen Walker calls the videos "misleading".

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Wed, Aug 16, 2017

LoPresti Announces New STC For Robinson Helicopters

'BoomBeam" Landing And Taxi Lights Approved For The Aircraft

The FAA has granted an STC to LoPresti Aviation for the installation of its BoomBeam HID landing and taxi lighting on Robinson helicopters.

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Wed, Aug 16, 2017

‘No Second Guesses:’ Selfridge Pilots Share Story Of Emergency Landing

Canopy Blew Off Airplane During Practice Bombing Run, Landing Gear And Radios Malfunctioned

Two thousand feet up and flying over the forests of Alpena County, Capt. Brett DeVries was running through his mental checklist and most of the options were bad. With his wingman flying just feet away and an Air Force maintenance specialist patched in via a radio set up next to a speaker phone, DeVries made the decision to land his badly-damaged A-10 Thunderbolt II on the runway at the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center.

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