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Wed, Aug 15, 2018

Airborne 08.13.18: Bizarre Q400 Theft, Female Hurricane Hunters, One Week Wonder

Also: Colorado Reservists, Flight Examiner Bribe Attempt, Boeing 737 Logjam, World Helicopter Day

An airport worker, first identified as a mechanic, and then as a ramp agent, apparently took unauthorized possession of a Horizon Air Q400 twin turboprop, powered it up, and somehow took off without permission from Sea-Tac Airport late Friday night. There are extensive questions (and few answers) as to how he took control, got the aircraft powered up, and then gained access to a runway to engage in a takeoff -- and how much supervision/surveillance surrounded the airplane. Throughout the flight, the only person on board, Richard Russell, engaged in sightseeing and radical maneuvers that included rolls and inverted flight. Russell admitted that much of his flight experience came from flight simulator gaming. A recent flight by a NOAA Gulfstream IV Hurricane Hunter aircraft to Hawaii is thought to be th

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Wed, Aug 15, 2018

Airborne 08.15.18: Bell 525 Milestone, Parker Solar Probe, NIMBY Nonsense

Also: Aerion Supersonic, Hartsfield-Jackson Airport, Australia GA Maintenance, Flight Training Legislation

The Bell 525 Relentless program is closing in on an anticipated 2019 certification, as yet another milestone was completed as part of a series of rigorous test protocols. The Bell 525 program recently completed hot weather testing in Yuma, Arizona at temperatures up to 120 degrees Fahrenheit as well as high altitude operations to density altitudes of 14,000 feet. “We successfully completed hot weather testing last week in yuma, arizona,” said Troy Caudill, Chief Test Pilot, Bell 525 Program. “The aircraft performed very well and we are gathering test data for certification.” NASA’s Parker Solar Probe launched Sunday to begin its journey to the Sun. The spacecraft will transmit its first science observations in December. Roughly the size of a small car, the spacec

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Tue, Aug 14, 2018

Airborne-Unmanned 08.14.18: Wing Delivery, Pilot Unions, Drones Herd Birds

Also: Cyberhawk, Oceans Unmanned, VerdeGo Aero, Swift Engineering

A pioneering commercial BVLOS delivery by drone brought ice cream to a two-year-old in a demonstration conducted in Virginia by Alphabet's Wing. The delivery flight covered 1.4 miles, and arrived within eight minutes from the time the order was completed by the mom of the lucky toddler. It was conducted under new rules that allow some states and other government entities to experiment with BVLOS drone flights put in place last year. Among those in attendance at the demonstration was Earl Lawrence, director of the FAA's UAS Integration Office. “You did see something historic today,” Lawrence said. “They can share the fact that the U.S. does have package delivery in its future.” dvancements in unmanned technology and the possibility that actual pilots may be minimized, as a result, is creating some turbulence a

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Mon, Aug 13, 2018

Airborne 08.13.18: Bizarre Q400 Theft, Female Hurricane Hunters, One Week Wonder

Also: Colorado Reservists, Flight Examiner Bribe Attempt, Boeing 737 Logjam, World Helicopter Day

An airport worker, first identified as a mechanic, and then as a ramp agent, apparently took unauthorized possession of a Horizon Air Q400 twin turboprop, powered it up, and somehow took off without permission from Sea-Tac Airport late Friday night. There are extensive questions (and few answers) as to how he took control, got the aircraft powered up, and then gained access to a runway to engage in a takeoff -- and how much supervision/surveillance surrounded the airplane. Throughout the flight, the only person on board, Richard Russell, engaged in sightseeing and radical maneuvers that included rolls and inverted flight. Russell admitted that much of his flight experience came from flight simulator gaming. A recent flight by a NOAA Gulfstream IV Hurricane Hunter aircraft to Hawaii is thought to be th

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Mon, Aug 13, 2018

Airborne 08.10.18: ANN Flies Sling TSi, Indoor Skydivers, Bob Hoover Artistry

Also: 2Q-18 Avionics Sales, HondaJet Elite Deliveries, Pilot Sentenced, Drone Herds Birds

The day after Oshkosh 2018 came to a close, ANN’s Jim Campbell had the chance to be the first aviation journalist to get an early evaluation of the new Sling TSi--literally just out of the box that it was shipped in, from South Africa to Oshkosh. While it‘s unfair and improper to do a full flight test of an aircraft that barely had an hour or two on it since it was assembled in the US, the one hour shakedown flight did give Jim the chance to see if the Sling TSi has the potential we hoped it has... and the verdict so far is this... It does. The longest indoor freefall Guinness World Record has been jointly achieved by two Russian adventurers, Viktor Kozlov and Sergey Dmitriyev, in the city of Perm last month. The record took place at the FreeFly Technology wind tunnel. The skydivers flew uninterru

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Sat, Aug 11, 2018

Airborne 08.10.18: ANN Flies Sling TSi, Indoor Skydivers, Bob Hoover Artistry

Also: 2Q-18 Avionics Sales, HondaJet Elite Deliveries, Pilot Sentenced, Drone Herds Birds

The day after Oshkosh 2018 came to a close, ANN’s Jim Campbell had the chance to be the first aviation journalist to get an early evaluation of the new Sling TSi--literally just out of the box that it was shipped in, from South Africa to Oshkosh. While it‘s unfair and improper to do a full flight test of an aircraft that barely had an hour or two on it since it was assembled in the US, the one hour shakedown flight did give Jim the chance to see if the Sling TSi has the potential we hoped it has... and the verdict so far is this... It does. The longest indoor freefall Guinness World Record has been jointly achieved by two Russian adventurers, Viktor Kozlov and Sergey Dmitriyev, in the city of Perm last month. The record took place at the FreeFly Technology wind tunnel. The skydivers flew uninterru

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