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Mon, Jun 26, 2017

Airborne 06.26.17: Senate FAA Bill, Thunderbird Accident, Gliderport Woes

Also: Kelch Aviation Museum, F-35, Drone I.D., Iranian Drone, Living History, Astronaut Departure, Boeing MAX

Following the release of the language put forth by the US House; Senators John Thune and Bill Nelson, who respectively serve as the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, along with Sens. Roy Blunt and Maria Cantwell, the chairman and ranking member of the Aviation Operations, Safety, & Security Subcommittee, have announced the introduction of S. 1405, the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2017, which reauthorizes federal aviation programs through fiscal year 2021 -- and does NOT call for the ATC Privatization effort specified in the House bill. An Air Force Thunderbird F-16 was involved in an incident Friday prior to the team’s scheduled performances at the Dayton Air Show last weekend. As a result, both the Saturday and Sunday Thu

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Mon, Jun 26, 2017

AMA Drone Report 06.22.17: FAA Reauthorization, Rotor Riot Int'l, DRL on ESPN

Also: Drones at Oshkosh!, Drone Regulatory Effort, AMA Drone Report-Help Wanted, Aero-TV: MultiGP Drone Racing

The House of Representatives has published initial language to reauthorize funding for the FAA. A move to privatize the ATC system is causing widespread concern among aviation groups and pilots nationwide. Our friend, Jonathan Rupprecht has furnished a few observations of interest to the drone community. The new language ‘upholds the protections of Section 336 regarding model aircraft flyers but DOES allow the FAA to create a registration system for model aircraft.’ The two largest names in the FPV culture are joining forces! MultiGP and Rotor Riot are combining forces to make sure the 2017 International Open is an event that gets chiseled in FPV history. MultiGP says this inaugural Rotor Riot themed version of the MultiGP International Open is your best opportunity to catch a

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Mon, Jun 26, 2017

Aero-TV: Progressive Aerodyne Update - 25 Years of Amphibious Excellence

Upgraded Models Mark A Quarter-Century Of Flying And Floating Fun…

Progressive Aerodyne is marking the 25th anniversary of the SeaRey amphibious airplane this year with upgraded models for your flying and floating enjoyment. Ken Oaks, Director of Sales & Marketing for Progressive Aerodyne, told ANN's Tom Patton at Sun 'n Fun in April that the company has updated its most popular airplane, the SeaRey Elite, with a Garmin G3X Touch avionics package...

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Mon, Jun 26, 2017

Airborne-Unmanned 06.20.17: UAS Orgs v Bad Regs, Anti-Collision, Drone Race $$

Also: Solar-Powered UAS, NK Drone, UAS Survey, Brian Wynne Interview

The team at AUVSI is staying plenty busy as they and 13 other organizations authored a letter to members of Congress urging them to consider the potential consequences for the UAS industry if legislation was enacted affecting the federal sovereignty of the airspace. One of the technologies on display at the Paris Airshow this week seeks to deal with anti-collision programs to separate UAVs form manned vehicles. To integrate UAVs into the national airspace, the National Research Council of Canada has developed the Passive Intelligent Collision Avoidance Sensor (PICAS) system, allowing UAS to detect oncoming aircraft more accurately than ever before. PICAS allows UAS to detect aircraft that are not able to communicate their position to other aircraft. And... the big money deals just keep rolling in... The Drone Racing League has ju

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Mon, Jun 26, 2017

ICAO And ACI To Collaborate On New Airport Training

MOU Covers New Training Partnership Covering A Variety Of Topics

ICAO Secretary General Dr. Fang Liu, and Airports Council International (ACI) Director General Angela Gittens have formalized a new agreement supporting their agencies’ future cooperation on airport training.

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Mon, Jun 26, 2017

Klyde Morris (06.26.17)

Phoenix... In June... NO Kidding!

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Mon, Jun 26, 2017

Airborne 06.23.17: Airbus 'Racer', RANS 'Fly To Work', Boater v Floatplane

Also: House ATC Bill, Golda Cox, Boeing Forecast, Concorde Battery, C-130J-SOF, SpiceJet, Flt School Closure

Airbus Helicopters has unveiled their ‘Racer’ -- which stands for Rapid And Cost-Effective Rotorcraft. The demonstrator will incorporate a host of innovative features and will be optimised for a cruise speed of more than 400 km/h. It will aim at achieving the best trade-off between speed, cost-efficiency, sustainability and mission performance. Final assembly of the demonstrator is expected to start in 2019, with a first flight the next year. Here’s an idea that deserves to catch on... They say that if you earn your living doing what you love, you'll never work a day in your life. And that may be part of the underpinning of RANS Aircraft Company's "Fly to Work" day concept. Posting on Facebook, RANS says that because its  factory is located just off I-70 on the 183 By

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Mon, Jun 26, 2017

Former South St. Paul Airport Manager Pleads Guilty To Six Felonies

Admitted Stealing More Than $100,000 From The City

The man who once was the manager of the South St. Paul Airport (KSGS) in Minnesota has pleaded guilty to six felonies in Dakota County District Court.

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Mon, Jun 26, 2017

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.26.17): Class E

Class E Generally, if the airspace is not Class A, Class B, Class C, or Class D, and it is controlled airspace, it is Class E airspace. Class E airspace extends upward from either the surface or a designated altitude to the overlying or adjacent controlled airspace. When designated as a surface area, the airspace will be configured to contain all instrument procedures. Also in this class are Federal airways, airspace beginning at either 700 or 1,200 feet AGL used to transition to/from the terminal or enroute environment, en route domestic, and offshore airspace areas designated below 18,000 feet MSL. Unless designated at a lower altitude, Class E airspace begins at 14,500 MSL over the United States, including that airspace overlying the waters within 12 nautical miles of the coast of the 48 contiguous States and Alaska, up to, but not including 18,000 feet MSL, and the airspace above FL 600.

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Mon, Jun 26, 2017

ANN FAQ: How Do I Become A News Spy?

We're Everywhere... Thanks To You!

Even with the vast resources and incredibly far-reaching scope of the Aero-News Network, every now and then a story that should be reported on slips through our fingers. There's a lot of news out there, and sometimes we just don't get to all of it... so we came up with the idea of News Spies.

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