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Wed, Mar 20, 2019

FAA Honors Dimitri Partafyllas

Named 2019 South Carolina Flight Instructor Of The Year

Stratos Aviation Flight Instructor, Dimitri Partafyllas, a Greenville, SC area resident, has been recognized as the 2019 Flight Instructor of the Year for the South Carolina District of the FAA. The award is a way of acknowledging outstanding accomplishment and leadership excellence in the pursuit of aviation safety.

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Wed, Mar 20, 2019

Bell Delivers Bell 505 Jet Ranger X To Stockton Police Department

Aircraft Equipped With Several Law Enforcement Provisions

Bell Helicopter has delivered a law enforcement-configured Bell 505 Jet Ranger X to the Stockton Police Department. “The Bell 505 has excelled in the parapublic sector since we first introduced the aircraft to the market, and customers are thrilled with the aircraft’s exceptional performance and ease of handling,” said Susan Griffin, executive vice president, Commercial Business.

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Wed, Mar 20, 2019

RAAF Acquires New 'Peregrine' EW Aircraft

Aircraft Will Be Based At RAAF Base Edinburgh In South Australia

Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP and Minister for Defense Industry, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC, has announced the acquisition of four modified Gulfstream G550 aircraft – to be designated the MC-55A “Peregrine” - for the Royal Australian Air Force.

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Wed, Mar 20, 2019

RAJAY Turbo Products Endorses MT-Propellers

TALCO Aviation Now The Exclusive Reseller To RAJAY-Equipped Aircraft In North America

TALCO Aviation has announced that RAJAY Turbo Products has signed a worldwide endorsement of MT-Propellers and now the exclusive reseller to RAJAY equipped aircraft in North America.

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Wed, Mar 20, 2019

Retired F-35 Pilot Killed In Ohio GA Accident

Was First Pilot To Reach 500 Hours Flying An F-35

A retired U.S. Air Force pilot from Arizona was fatally injured on Sunday when the Cessna 421B he was flying went down in Union County, OH. Lt. Col. Matthew A. Hayden, the former Commander, 56th Training Squadron at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona, was the only person on board the aircraft.

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Wed, Mar 20, 2019

Resort Community Bans Unauthorized Drone Flights

Requires Written Permission From Owners Association And The Local Airport

The Sunriver residential resort community in central Oregon near Bend has a policy requiring anyone wishing to fly a drone in the 3,300-acre planned residential and resort community in Deschutes County to obtain prior written approval from the Sunriver Owners Association as well as the Sunriver Airport before flying.

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Wed, Mar 20, 2019

Man Fatally Injured Trying To Retrieve Drone

Was Electrocuted Attempting To Dislodge Aircraft From Power Lines

A Forest Park, GA man was fatally injured last week while trying to dislodge a drone that had become entangled in power lines.

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Wed, Mar 20, 2019

Canada Unveils North America’s First Autonomous Airport Snowplow

Technology Currently In Use At Winnipeg Richardson International Airport

Winnipeg Richardson International Airport introduced ‘Otto’, the first autonomous airport snowplow in North America. The plow is the result of a partnership with Manitoba companies Northstar Robotics Inc. and Airport Technologies Inc. (ATI).

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Tue, Mar 19, 2019

Airborne 03.18.19: Chipper SS Unveiled, 777X Reveal, EAA Spirit Of Aviation

Also: USCG Awards Air Medal, Liberty University Aviation Program, Sen. Moran, UAL HQ

No one has to tell you that the cost of ‘just plane flying’ keeps getting greater... and greater. And the cost of airplane ownership has done likewise. However; a new offering from James Wiebe of Belite fame may be just the thing that allows flyers to find an affordable way back into the aviation game. The Chipper SS is a Single Seat Aircraft that can be operated as a Part 103 Ultralight or as an Experimental  airplane. Wiebe reports that it will be easy to build, and economically priced. The design features a 28 mph stall speed with a Max cruise of 62 mph. With five gallons of fuel, the bird’s gross weight is tallied at 484 pounds. Boeing has given employees a look at its newest airliner, the 777X. The first fully-assembled 777X was revealed in a ceremony at Everett, WA. Boeing had initiall

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Tue, Mar 19, 2019

Airborne-Unmanned 03.19.19: State Farm, AirMap And Honeywell, DJI Complies

Also: AUVSI Startup Showdown, senseFly eBee X, Airbus' Skyways Drone, Airborne Programming!

As State Farm launched their new drone program to better assist customers after storm damage, they needed to recruit and train employees to become drone pilots. Jessica Hodge, Joy Hillsman-Caffie and Shelley Cole are three of the six drone pilots for State Farm who are women. Her selection came as a shock to State Farm claims specialist, Jessica. Jessica explained that, “I consider myself an early adopter of the technology. State Farm is one of the first insurance companies to use drones and I’m one of the first drone pilots for State Farm. It’s cool to be on the cutting edge.” AirMap and Honeywell are developing a cost-effective drone tracking solution to provide airspace safety authorities with situational awareness of manned and unmanned aircraft operations within

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