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Thu, Dec 12, 2019

Airborne 12.11.19: Granley's Airshow Record, Global Spitfire, AirVenture

Also: Tuskegee Airman's 100th, Blue Angels Update, Piper Aircraft, SpaceX In-Flight Abort Test

Walking the floor of the International Council Of Airshows convention is fun stuff... amazing people, amazing planes, amazing shows... But one of the most amazing stories of all has been a bit of a secret... until now. Long-Time airshow veteran, Bud Granley, of Bellevue, WA, is about to start his 60th airshow season. A record that may be unequaled (as far as we know) started nearly 6 decades ago as Bud undertook a military career before eventually transitioning to the airlines and civilian airshow gigs that made him a particular favorite on the West side of the US and Canada. A pair of British Pilots have completed the first circumnavigation of the Earth in a restored Spitfire. On December 5th, The Silver Spitfire Longest Flight expedition came to a triumphant end as friends, family, colleagues, and hund

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Thu, Dec 12, 2019

Airborne-Unmanned 12.10.19: EHang In-City Demo, ISO Standards, DroneStrike?

Also: Drone Aviation-ComSovereign, Public Safety UAS Training, Disaster Management, NCDOT Drone Program

EHang has announced its strategic partnership with property developer Heli Chuangxin Real Estate Co. to build out a UAM demonstration project in Guangzhou. This is a major milestone as EHang prepares for the launch of commercial operations of its much-anticipated autonomous flying taxis. Heli Chuangxin and EHang have committed themselves to building the world's first commercial in-city sightseeing UAM route. On November 30, two passenger-grade AAVs of the two-seater EHang 216 model performed simultaneous flight demos, vertically taking off from and landing at Heli Tiande Centre in Guangzhou on the Centre's opening day. The world’s first ISO approved drone standards have been announced by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) following a 12-month period of consultation wi

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Thu, Dec 12, 2019

AMA Drone Report 12.05.19: Drone Thieves, JetQuad, SkyPixel And DJI

Also: Helios Visions, DoJ v Drones, $100,000 AMA Grant, Airborne Drone Programming Upgrades

Two thieves broke into Atlanta Hobby Shop in Forsyth, GA on November 30 and made off with about $81,000 in high-end drones, according to the owner of the store. The entire incident only took about four minutes. Atlanta Hobby owner Cliff Whitney said the thieves apparently were familiar with the store. They broke in, went immediately to the light switch, and knew right were to go for the highest-dollar items. The thieves wore concealing clothing, but the entire incident was captured on the store's security cameras. The thieves also stole toys from the "Toys for Tots" box in which the store was collecting donations for Christmas. Fusion Flight has been developing a turbine-powered VTOL drone that it compares to a "scaled-down version of the Harrier Jump-Jet". The AB5 JetQuad is a new type of aircraft, accordi

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Thu, Dec 12, 2019

NTSB Calls For Halt To Doors-Off Helicopter Rides Using Supplemental Restraints

Recommends Closing A Regulatory Loophole

The National Transportation Safety Board Tuesday called for a halt to doors-off helicopter flights that place passengers in supplemental passenger restraints until federal regulators can better evaluate the safety of the restraints, which could interfere with the aircraft and hamper escape.

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Thu, Dec 12, 2019

NBAA Appeals FAA’s Part 16 Director’s Determination On KSMO Financial Compliance

Maintains That The Excessive Landing Fees Collected By Santa Monica Must Be Refunded

The city of Santa Monica, CA, operator of Santa Monica Municipal Airport (KSMO), has for years engaged in unlawful revenue diversion, by entering into inadequately documented loans with KSMO and collecting excessive landing fees from aviation users, among other compliance issues, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) asserted in a Dec. 9 appeal.

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Thu, Dec 12, 2019

FAA: 737 MAX Had A High Accident Risk

Report Unveiled At House Transportation Committee Hearing Wednesday

An FAA document released Wednesday during a House Transportation Committee hearing shows that the Boeing 737 MAX is at a high risk for accidents. The agency predicted after the Lion Air accident that there would be more than 15 additional fatal accidents over the airplane's lifetime, according to the document.

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Thu, Dec 12, 2019

Acting SECNAV Posthumously Awards Wings Of Gold To NAS Pensacola Victims

Recognizes Sailors Who 'Made The Ultimate Sacrifice In Protecting Their Brothers And Sisters In Arms'

The Navy posthumously awarded Wings of Gold Dec. 10 to all three Sailors killed  during the Dec. 6 shooting at Naval Aviation Schools Command aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida.

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Thu, Dec 12, 2019

Canadian Forces Snowbirds Returning To AirVenture In 2020

Renowned Military Flight Team Marks 50 Years Of Performances Next Summer

The Canadian Forces Snowbirds, one of the most popular military aerial demonstration teams in the world, announced EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is part of its 50th year performance schedule in 2020, making Oshkosh a stop for the second time in five years. The announcement was officially made at the International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) convention in Las Vegas.

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Thu, Dec 12, 2019

Defendants Sentenced In S. Florida Aircraft Parts Fraud Scheme

Four Residents And Jet Link, Inc. Pled Guilty To Defrauding Customers, Including The U.S. Government

On Friday, December 6, 2019, the last of four South Florida residents was sentenced to prison in connection with the operation of Jet Link, Inc., an aircraft parts broker in Margate, FL.

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Thu, Dec 12, 2019

Major 'Remote ID' Drone Tracking Standard To Be Published By ASTM International

Supports Technology That Allows The General Public And Public Safety Officials To Identify A Drone Using An Assigned ID

A highly anticipated ASTM International standard aims to satisfy the growing demand for better identification and tracking of unmanned aircraft systems (commonly known as drones) in airspace systems worldwide.

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