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Mon, Apr 24, 2017

Airborne 04.21.17: Gulfstream G280, Airport $$ Abuse, Boeing Jobs

Also: Drone Power, Jerkwater Drone Regs, CBP, Wichita UAS Mtg, Cessna Accident, Co-Pilot SNAFU, Atlas Air-Polar Air

Gulfstream’s super mid-size G280 recently completed two missions en route to and from the 2017 Avalon Airshow, each achieving another city-pair world speed record. The G280 flew from Singapore to Melbourne, Australia, a distance of 3,332 nautical miles, in 7 hours and 21 minutes at an average cruise speed of Mach 0.81. The following week, it again departed Singapore, this time bound for Dubai’s Al Maktoum International Airport, completing the 3,177-nm flight in 7 hours and 18 minutes at a speed of Mach 0.82. The G280 already holds the city-pair record for flying from Melbourne to Singapore. The FAA has sent a letter to Fort Lauderdale, FL accusing the city of illegally using $5 million from its Executive Airport to support the general fund, and it wants the money back. Th

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Mon, Apr 24, 2017

Aero-TV: Answering Multiple Needs - MD Helicopters’ MD-6XX Program

MD Helicopters Introduces New Concept Aircraft…

MD Helicopters introduced a new concept aircraft at Heli-EXPO 2017, in Dallas, that the company says will fill a number of gaps in the helicopter market. Craig Kitchen, Chief Commercial Officer for MD Helicopters, told ANN CEO and Editor in Chief Jim Campbell that the missions for the MD6XX helicopter will range from a top level gunship platform that offers speed and endurance to an EMS aircraft.

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Mon, Apr 24, 2017

AMA Drone Report 04.20.17: Phantom 4 Advanced, NJ NIMBYism, AMA-DJI Team Up

Also: AUVSI XPO17 LIVE!, Steady Drone Sales, Drone v Shotgun...

DJI’s new Phantom 4 Advanced offers a more powerful camera and more upgraded controls. The new upgrades the original Phantom 4, with a 1-inch, 20-megapixel sensor and a mechanical shutter. The upgraded camera is capable of shooting 4K video at 60 frames per second, while more powerful video processing supports H.264 4K videos at 60fps or H.265 4K at 30fps -- at a 100Mbps bitrate. Similar to the Phantom 4 Pro, it comes with intelligent features that allow automatic flight modes, including Draw, ActiveTrack, TapFly, Gesture and Tripod. With the FlightAutonomy system, the P4A is able to hover precisely, without GPS. Here we go again... The Toms River, New Jersey, town council has introduced a very restrictive ban on small UAVs in response to alleged complaints from residents. The ordinance would ban all flights under 400 feet, with

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Mon, Apr 24, 2017

Airborne-Unmanned 04.18.17: Drones v Volcanoes!, Boston Marathon UAVs, XPO-LIVE!

Also: State Pavilions at XPONENTIAL, MQ-8C Fire Scout, Puma UAS, Drone Bust

Drones DO wind up in some of the most amazing places... As evidence by the Universities of Bristol and Cambridge and their team of volcanologists and engineers -- who used the UAVs to collect measurements from directly within volcanic clouds, along with visual and thermal images of inaccessible volcano peaks. As part of a 10-day research trip, the team carried out proof-of-concept flights at and over the summits of Guatemala’s Volcán de Fuego and Volcán de Pacaya. A tethered drone was part of the security plan at this year's Boston Marathon. Massachusetts-based CyPhy Works has disclosed that its tethered drone, PARC, is part of the safety and security measures developed for the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) at the 2017 Boston Marathon. The World's Greatest Gathering Of 'All Things Unm

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Mon, Apr 24, 2017

RFP: ANN Considering Future Options For HQ Relocation

Some Aggressive Upgrades For ANN, Aero-TV, and Airborne May Require New Digs

It's been in development for years, but we're getting to a point where we think we can pull off something TRULY REMARKABLE -which will require us to make BIG CHANGES. So... ANN may be looking for a new home... hopefully, a permanent one. We are mulling over THE most significant upgrades we've ever undertaken and realizing that we may need to make significant operational modifications to accomodate them. As a result, we're currently inviting proposals for a potential NEW airport/office facility to serve as home base and studio for the Aero-News Network, Inc., the Aviation World's Real-Time News and Information Service, and our Daily Airborne Unlimited programming, our new 'Aero-Doc' documentary division, as well as other Aero-TV/Aero-Verse  productions. The successful bid will require an airport friendly community and a (preferably) airport based location where we can locate both an office, and a video production studio, as well as a han

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Mon, Apr 24, 2017

Klyde Morris (04.24.17)

Security Theater Reaches New Heights of Absurdity... Even For The TSA

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Mon, Apr 24, 2017

Vietnam Helicopter Museum Alleges Discrimination

Files Claim With The FAA Against Contra Costa County, CA

A claim of discrimination has been filed with the FAA against Contra Costa County, CA by the Vietnam Helicopter Museum, which alleges that the county has engaged in discrimination by repeatedly blocking its attempts to lease a hangar at Buchanan Field Airport (KCCR).

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Mon, Apr 24, 2017

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.24.17)

Aero Linx: Mission of the Naval Airship Association Mission of the Naval Airship Association: To gather, perpetuate and disseminate the Lighter-Than-Air expertise and knowledge that has been accumulated during the U.S. Navy’s long involvement with the development and employment of L.T.A. principles in military aviation.  To support and assist the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation, Inc. (NAMF) and the National Naval Aviaton Museum (NNAM)  and other certified, accredited, and/or approved museums or foundations in their purpose of informing and educating the public on the important role of U.S. Naval Aviation, with specific reference to the Lighter-Than-Air segment. The Executive Council shall make the final determination, by majority vote, of any such action. Private collections are expressly excluded from participation.  To support and assist U.S. Government agencies in current and future Lighter-Than-Ai

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Mon, Apr 24, 2017

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.24.17): Friction Measurement

Friction Measurement A measurement of the friction characteristics of the runway pavement surface using continuous self-watering friction measurement equipment in accordance with the specifications, procedures and schedules contained in AC 150/5320−12, Measurement, Construction, and Maintenance of Skid Resistant Airport Pavement Surfaces.

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Mon, Apr 24, 2017

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.24.17)

"We understand that the hearing will be 8 days before the Planes of Fame Air Show and we want to assure you that your overwhelming support throughout this situation has strengthened our determination and resolve to save the Air Show. We are in the final weeks of the Air Show preparation and the details, arrangements and commitments are already in place. People have made travel plans from all over the U.S and the world. This Air Show is a huge investment in terms of people, time and resources. All of the performers, sponsors, vendors and volunteers are steadfast in their commitment to supporting the Air Show and are excited to be here the weekend of May 6 & 7. We should have 5 Corsairs in attendance as well as an Air Force F-35, plus at least 40 or more other aircraft. This is the Museum's 60th Anniversary and we are planning on having one of the best Air Shows ever! Thank you for continuing to buy your Air Show tickets! As you already know…if the order to stop the show happens, all Planes of Fame Air

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