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Sat, Aug 19, 2017

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.19.17)

Flying Physicians Association

FPA members are devoted to promoting aviation safety and education, cross-disciplinary medical education, charitable and public benefit activities that capitalize on their medical and aviation skills, and social activities involving like-minded physician-pilots.

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Fri, Aug 18, 2017

Airborne 08.18.17: NBAA v KSMO, Sully Attacked, DB Cooper Update

Also: New NASA Admin?, Anti-Aviation Hypocrites, Airberlin, Sky Hopper, Drone v Carrier, Jet Aviation, Airman Retires

The NBAA joined five other stakeholders to file a brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, challenging the legality of a "settlement agreement” between the FAA and the city of Santa Monica. The highly unusual agreement, which was concluded last January with no public input and with disregard for numerous mandatory statutory requirements, would restrict and ultimately prohibit aviation access to Santa Monica Municipal Airport. “As this filing makes perfectly clear, NBAA will defend our nation’s critical aviation infrastructure and protect general aviation’s access to airports and airspace,” said NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen. The Alliance For Aviation Across America (AAAA) has recently produced two videos featuring Ca

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Fri, Aug 18, 2017

Aero-TV: Senator Inhofe on Protecting GA - An Aviation Hero's Steadfast Efforts

Discussing ATC Privatization And More With Aero-News At AirVenture

Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) has been a strong advocate of General Aviation throughout his Senate Career. In an interview with ANN CEO and Editor in Chief Jim Campbell, he said that the concept of ATC privatization is dead in the Senate. Inhofe said that the FAA Authorization bill reported out of the Senate does not contain language that would allow for the privatization of the nation's air traffic control system, and now, in his estimation, House Transportation Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) does not have the votes in the house to pass the legislation.

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Fri, Aug 18, 2017

Klyde Morris 08.18.17

Silence IS Golden, Klyde

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Fri, Aug 18, 2017

Airborne 08.17.17: GA Sales Report, Google Lunar XPRIZE, ATC Privatization

Also: Gustave Whitehead, AirVenture Innovation Preview, Learjet 75, HondaJet, ALEA, Honeywell, F-5N

GAMA has published second quarter GA airplane shipment and billings data. The general aviation industry delivered 995 airplanes at a value of $9 billion during the first half of 2017. "Results for the second quarter of this year are very much like the first – mixed, with some bright spots,” said GAMA president and CEO Pete Bunce. “We hope rule rewrites in the U.S. and Europe, reorganization of the FAA certification directorate, and ongoing certification and regulatory reform efforts in Congress, including fuller utilization of the delegation authorization, will spur higher numbers in future quarters this year and the next.” The piston airplane segment led the industry in unit improvement at a 5.6 percent increase compared to the same period in 2016. XPRIZE and Google have ann

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Thu, Aug 17, 2017

Airborne 08.17.17: GA Sales Report, Google Lunar XPRIZE, ATC Privatization

Also: Gustave Whitehead, AirVenture Innovation Preview, Learjet 75, HondaJet, ALEA, Honeywell, F-5N

GAMA has published second quarter GA airplane shipment and billings data. The general aviation industry delivered 995 airplanes at a value of $9 billion during the first half of 2017. "Results for the second quarter of this year are very much like the first – mixed, with some bright spots,” said GAMA president and CEO Pete Bunce. “We hope rule rewrites in the U.S. and Europe, reorganization of the FAA certification directorate, and ongoing certification and regulatory reform efforts in Congress, including fuller utilization of the delegation authorization, will spur higher numbers in future quarters this year and the next.” The piston airplane segment led the industry in unit improvement at a 5.6 percent increase compared to the same period in 2016. XPRIZE and Google have ann

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Thu, Aug 17, 2017

AMA Drone Report 08.17.17: MULTI-GP Int'l Open, Drone v Chicago, Reno Drone Race

Also: Yuneec Extended Service Plan, UAV on A/C Carrier, Blue Angels Incident, Drone Operator Safety Act

MultiGP’s 2017 MultiGP International Open, conducted on the grounds of AMA HQ turned out to be a recordsetter! The AMA crew has reported that some 300 quadcopter pilots inundated Muncie, Indiana, August 8-13 for the much-anticipated Riot-MultiGP International Open. The races were held at AMA’s International Aeromodeling Center and in addition to plenty of opportunities to simply fly for the fun of it, pilots competed at eleven tracks spread out across nearly 1,100 acres. Racers came from all over the globe... A drone operator with a Part 107 license was recently cited by the City of Chicago for flying his aircraft over people without consent... except that it didn't happen. Attorney Jeffrey Antonelli represented Jerrick Hakim, who made one flight on Chicago's lakefront. Stopped by th

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Thu, Aug 17, 2017

Airborne 08.16.17: Skydive Myrtle Beach Update, WWII Mosquito, USMC Op Reset

Also: New Legend, FAA’s Earl Lawrence, NFL 767s, Boeing Board, Singapore Airlines, NE Drones, Stuart Jet Ctr

Horry County, SC government officials have has reversed their story on alleged safety violations by Skydive Myrtle Beach, saying in a cover letter for 126 documents requested in a Freedom of Information Act request that they "may or may not demonstrate violation by Skydive Myrtle Beach of Horry County Department of Airports Minimum Standards, as that assessment has not been undertaken." Two years ago, those same documents were used as evidence in complaints against the business to both the FAA and the South Carolina Fifteenth Circuit Court to shut the business down. A cache of some 20,000 wartime drawings and diagrams for the De Havilland Mosquito were discovered in a wartime factory just days before the building was scheduled to face the wrecking ball. The archive is thought to be th

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Wed, Aug 16, 2017

Airborne 08.16.17: Skydive Myrtle Beach Update, WWII Mosquito, USMC Op Reset

Also: New Legend, FAA’s Earl Lawrence, NFL 767s, Boeing Board, Singapore Airlines, NE Drones, Stuart Jet Ctr

Horry County, SC government officials have has reversed their story on alleged safety violations by Skydive Myrtle Beach, saying in a cover letter for 126 documents requested in a Freedom of Information Act request that they "may or may not demonstrate violation by Skydive Myrtle Beach of Horry County Department of Airports Minimum Standards, as that assessment has not been undertaken." Two years ago, those same documents were used as evidence in complaints against the business to both the FAA and the South Carolina Fifteenth Circuit Court to shut the business down. A cache of some 20,000 wartime drawings and diagrams for the De Havilland Mosquito were discovered in a wartime factory just days before the building was scheduled to face the wrecking ball. The archive is thought to be th

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Wed, Aug 16, 2017

Airborne 08.15.17: Lycoming AD, Reno Drone Racing!, Santa Monica NIMBYs

Also: Icon A5 Accident, Aero-Calendar, Land Remote Sensing, Storm Aviation, Frontier, World Helicopter Day, Hubble

The FAA has issued an Airworthiness Directive (AD) for the connecting rods in certain models of Lycoming engines, and asked for comments on the AD (2017-16-11). The AD requires an inspection of connecting rods and replacement of affected connecting rod small end bushings. It was prompted by several reports of connecting rod failures resulting in uncontained engine failure and in-flight shutdowns (IFSDs). The FAA says it has received 5 reports of uncontained engine failures and IFSDs due to failed connecting rods. The Reno Air Racing Association has signed an agreement with MultiGP Drone Racing League to host the National Drone Racing Championship during this year’s National Championship Air Races. The drone racing championship will be held in the Air Races on-site drone zone. &l

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