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Sun, Nov 19, 2017

Airborne 11.17.17: Cabri G2 Heli-Upgrade, NBAA/KSMO, USAF Pilot Shortage

Also: Electronic Flight Bags, SNC's Dream Chaser, flydubai Buys 225 737 MAX, Scottish Airshow Nixed

The FAA has approved Service Bulletin 17-009 for the Guimbal Cabri G2 that allows the pilot to use additional horsepower from the aircraft’s Lycoming 0360-J2A engine. Previously the allowed power had been 145 horsepower. The new rating allows the pilot to utilize 160 horsepower without any negative implications to operating costs or additional inspections. NBAA has filed its final brief before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit challenging the legality of the unprecedented settlement agreement reached earlier this year between the FAA and the city of Santa Monica, CA over the future of Santa Monica Municipal Airport (SMO). The U.S. Air Force is short nearly 2,000 pilots, and is facing a potential readiness challenge, according to the Secretary of the Air Force. Secr

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Sun, Nov 19, 2017

Airborne-Unmanned 11.14.17: Drone Registration, AT&T's Flying COW, Pilot Charged

Also: Boeing Completes Acquisition, Drones For LAFD, DJI Seeks Transport Canada’s Help, Uber and NASA

A defense authorization bill that includes a return to civilian drone registration has been approved by a House/Senate conference committee, and is expected to be passed by both chambers and signed by President Trump. The language is included in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2018. It would again require the registration of drones weighing more than about half a pound with the federal government. AUVSI president and CEO Brian Wynne has expressed support for the policy, saying a drone registration system "promotes responsibility by all users of the national airspace." This COW might not be able to jump over the Moon, but it is helping residents of hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico make phone calls. COW is an acronym for Cell On Wings, It is a helicopter drone that is being used by AT&a

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Sun, Nov 19, 2017

AMA Drone Report 11.16.17: Drone Registration, Drone Journalists Jailed

Also: Terror Advisory, DRL Sim, SureFly Octocopter, Space Needle Drone Pilot, FAI-ASFC World Fly-In Expo

A bill that includes a return to civilian drone registration has been included in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2018. It would again require the registration of drones weighing more than about half a pound with the federal government. "Congress finalized legislation that will reverse the earlier court ruling in the John Taylor case and restore the FAA’s UAS registration requirement, including for AMA members," said the AMA. Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke has issued an updated National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin pertaining to the terrorism threat to the U.S. homeland. “After careful consideration of the current terror threat environment—and with input from intelligence and law enforcement partners, I have made the decision to update

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Sun, Nov 19, 2017

Officials Balk At Increasing Funding For Scottish Airshow

Organizers Seek £300,000 Per Year To Stage The Event, But Are Likely To Be Turned Down

The South Ayrshire Council in southwest Scotland is likely to turn down a request from The Scottish Airshow for long-term funding for the annual event.

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Sun, Nov 19, 2017

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.19.17): Standard Instrument Departure (SID)

Standard Instrument Departure (SID) A preplanned instrument flight rule (IFR) air traffic control (ATC) departure procedure printed for pilot/controller use in graphic form to provide obstacle clearance and a transition from the terminal area to the appropriate en route structure. SIDs are primarily designed for system enhancement to expedite traffic flow and to reduce pilot/controller workload. ATC clearance must always be received prior to flying a SID.

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Sun, Nov 19, 2017

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.19.17)

Aero Linx: The International Association of Airport Executives Canada (IAAE Canada) The International Association of Airport Executives Canada (IAAE Canada) exists to promote the profession of airport management and the professional development of Airport Managers in Canada. Since its inception in 1994, IAAE Canada has helped many members accomplish their goals by providing various educational and career enhancing opportunities.

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Sun, Nov 19, 2017

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (11.19.17)

"...all councillors agreed in principle to support the Scottish International Airshow for up to three years and to continue discussions with the event organizers with a view to considering a finalized funding package and proposals for the development of the Scottish International Airshow at Leadership Panel on November 28.” Source: Jill Cronin, the council’s head of enterprise, development and leisure, in comments made as the South Ayrshire Council in southwest Scotland appears likely to turn down a request from The Scottish Airshow for long-term funding for the annual event.

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Sat, Nov 18, 2017

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Sat, Nov 18, 2017

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (11.18.17)

"The third-quarter report indicates that the retrofit market appears to be thriving, as those sales have increased more than 28 percent in the past year. To further that point, retrofit sales increased more than 32 percent during the third-quarter months alone."Source: AEA President Paula Derks, on the release of the third quarter Avionics Market Report.

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Sat, Nov 18, 2017

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.18.17): Turn-And-Slip Indicator

A flight instrument consisting of a rate gyro to indicate the rate of yaw and a curved glass inclinometer to indicate the relationship between gravity and centrifugal force.

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