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Thu, Feb 23, 2017

Airborne 02.23.17: Sonaca 200, Yuneec H920 Plus, SpaceX Delays Mars Mission

 

Also: NextGen Blimps, AEA/HAI Coverage, L-39 Suit, Drone User Group, Red Arrows Pilot Inquest, 2nd T-50A, Steve Fossett Honored

Sonaca Aircraft is getting ready to start certification tests for the Sonaca 200, with the beginning of 2017 devoted to the assembly of the first two aircraft intended for the ground and flight tests of the single-engine two-seater. The first aircraft will be entirely dedicated to ground tests. A second plane will be used for the flight tests which are scheduled this April. Yuneec International has announced significant upgrades to its H920 airframe -- creating the H920 Plus and an improved ProAction handheld grip. The H920 Plus includes the ST16 Pro Ground Station, operating on an Android platform with an integrated transmitter, flight controls and large 7-inch display with a HD 720p video downlink. Users can also utilize video and image playback on the ST16 Pro and download aerial maps. SpaceX has pushed its planned launch of an unm

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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

NATA Launches LifeLine Response Platform

Provides Operational Safety Alerts To Aviation Businesses Worldwide

NATA has announced the addition of the LifeLine Response Platform to its array of products and services. This global safety platform provides situational awareness and on-demand protection for passengers and pilots in dangerous or vulnerable situations worldwide.

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Thu, Feb 23, 2017

New DroneZone Down Under At AIRSHOW 2017

Aviation’s Fastest Growing Sector Will Have Its Own Dedicated Showcase At The Event

For the first time, Australia's premier aerospace event will feature the latest from the world of UAV's. Experts from more than twenty companies involved in the manufacture, selling, financing and insuring of drones will be on hand to explain the latest technologies and applications of remotely piloted aircraft.

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Thu, Feb 23, 2017

First Italian Navy NH90 MITT Tactical Transport Helicopter Delivered

Service Has Nine Additional Aircraft On Order

Leonardo recently delivered the first NH90 MITT (Maritime – Italian Navy Tactical Transport) helicopter to the Italian Navy. The aircraft was designated ‘MH-90’ by its operator. The handover was performed during an official ceremony held at Luni Naval Base in the presence of representatives and dignitaries from the Italian Navy and industry.

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Thu, Feb 23, 2017

FAA SAFO Emphasizes Class B Airspace Awareness

Excursions May Result In Aircraft Proximity Issues

The FAA has released a Safety Alert for Operators (SAFO) to alert all pilots and flightcrew operating near the boundaries of Class B airspace to the risk of excursions out of and incursions into Class B airspace. This SAFO also serves to emphasize the importance of a pilot’s and flightcrew’s role in maintaining proper aircraft separation.

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Thu, Feb 23, 2017

Entrepreneurs Challenged To Pitch 1,000 Feet Above Austin At South By Southwest

Lockheed Martin's Venture Fund Seeking Next Big Idea To Fuel Technology Development

Lockheed Martin Ventures, the venture capital arm of Lockheed Martin, in partnership with ClearSky and ARCH Venture Partners, is accepting applications for a first-of-its-kind competition that will have entrepreneurs pitch their business plan in a helicopter in the skies above Austin, Texas. The pitch, at the 2017 South by Southwest festival, is part of Lockheed Martin's increased focus on investing in emerging companies.

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Thu, Feb 23, 2017

ESA's Six-Legged Suntracker Flying On A Dragon

Launched To ISS On Sunday By SpaceX

The cargo being carried by the Space-X Dragon cargo spacecraft that was launched to the International Space Station Sunday is a new NASA sensor that will monitor our atmosphere with a helping hand from ESA.

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Thu, Feb 23, 2017

Organizers Pull The Plug On Denton, TX Airshow

Placed On Hiatus For 2017, May Return In The Future

The Denton, TX Air Show has been placed on hiatus for 2017, but organizers say they are confident it will return in the future.

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Thu, Feb 23, 2017

Officers Responding To Truck Incident Wind Up At An Airplane Accident

Plane Flipped Over While Trying To Take Off From An Icy Lake

Fish and Game officers in New Hampshire went to investigate a report of a truck that had broken through ice on Lake Winnipesaukee, when they suddenly had a second accident to deal with.

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