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Sat, Jun 15, 2019

Airborne 06.14.19: Falcon Heavy, Electric Speed Record, GPS Failure

Also: CFM56 Engine Fleet, E-175 Makes 2 Emergency Landings, E-175 Makes Two Emergency Ldgs, 737 MAX Pilots Let Go

When SpaceX next launches a Falcon Heavy booster, currently set for June 22, it will use two previously-flow engine cores. The flight, part of the DOD's Space Test Program-2, will be the first time Falcon Heavy has flown on re-used boosters, and the third Falcon Heavy flight overall. The launch is currently set for 11:30 p.m. EDT from Launch Complex 39-A at the Kennedy Space Center. The two side boosters will be the previously-flown engines. They were used to launch the Arabsat-6A satellite in April. The cores, which are the more powerful "Block 5" variant of the booster, landed back at the Kennedy Space Center after the launch. Rolls-Royce anticipates that its ACCEL ... “Accelerating the Electrification of Flight” ... airplane will attempt to break the speed

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Sat, Jun 15, 2019

FAA Hiring Controllers Nationwide

Applications Must Be Received Not Later Than Monday

A window of opportunity is available to U.S. citizens interested in becoming air traffic controllers. The FAA is accepting applications nationwide from June 14-17. The job announcement may close prior to the 17th if the number of applications exceeds the FAA’s needs.

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Sat, Jun 15, 2019

Port Columbus To Celebrate 90th Anniversary July 13th

Hangar One Celebration Will Also Honor The 50th Anniversary Of Man’s First Steps On The Moon By Ohio Astronaut Neil Armstrong

Several state and local historical groups have together organized two special public events, one free and one ticketed, to celebrate the 90th Anniversary of Port Columbus on Saturday, July 13, 2019, in the very buildings dedicated in 1929 to serve as the city’s first commercial airport terminal and aircraft hangar. The Columbus Historical Society, Columbus Landmarks, Ohio Air & Space Hall of Fame and Museum, Ohio History Connection, and Preserve Original Columbus Air Terminal together have collaborated with the support of the Columbus Regional Airport Authority (CRAA) in planning the milestone celebration.

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Sat, Jun 15, 2019

ANN FAQ: How To Get YOUR News Out On Aero-News

Good News, Bad News... It's ALL News

As the preeminent online aviation news resource out there, the editorial staff at Aero-News sees a large number of news releases. We look at all of them, and can usually tell whether something merits publishing consideration within reading the first couple of paragraphs. Often, however, a new and innovative product can be overlooked because of the very words written to promote it, by the very people who created it.

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Sat, Jun 15, 2019

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (06.15.19)

“While hinged wing-tips are not new – military jets employ them to allow greater storage capacity on aircraft carriers – the Airbus demonstrator is the first aircraft to trial in-flight, freely-flapping wing-tips to relieve the effects of wind gusts and turbulence." Source: Airbus engineer Tom Wilson, based in Filton, north Bristol, U.K., speaking about the AlbatrossOne demonstrator airplane.

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Sat, Jun 15, 2019

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.15.19): Contaminated Runway

A runway is considered contaminated whenever standing water, ice, snow, slush, frost in any form, heavy rubber, or other substances are present.  

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Sat, Jun 15, 2019

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.15.19)

FAA Air Traffic Organization Environmental Reviews

The Environmental Policy Team falls under the Airspace Policy and ATC Procedures Group, handling environmental matters for Mission Support Services for ATO. The team develops environmental policy, standards, and guidance and provides technical advice to FAA headquarters, service areas, and field offices.

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Fri, Jun 14, 2019

Airborne 06.12.19: Belite Fire, Qantas Pilot Academy, Hummel Fly-In

Also: Purdue Aviatrixes, Astronaut Good Retires, Mitsubishi Negotiating W/Bombardier, New KGSO Tower

The folks at Belite Aircraft were alerted late Friday night to a fire by local emergency services personnel that was taking place at their factory. James and Karen Wiebe reported that, “Arriving a few minutes later, the scene was filled with fire trucks and emergency vehicles and swarms of firemen and water hoses. It appears that the fire started at our CNC router dust collection system. Intense smoke filled the building, and my office and much of our building contents was destroyed. The back area of the building (in the production area), everything higher than 6' off the ground was melting or burned. Much of our raw inventory and all of our older collections of parts for older aircraft designs (for instance, procub and ultracub) was upstairs. Applications are being accepted for the new Qanta

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Fri, Jun 14, 2019

Klyde Morris 06.14.19

Hey, Klyde, Newscasters Need Recurrent Training Too ...

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Thu, Jun 13, 2019

Airborne 06.12.19: Belite Fire, Qantas Pilot Academy, Hummel Fly-In

Also: Purdue Aviatrixes, Astronaut Good Retires, Mitsubishi Negotiating W/Bombardier, New KGSO Tower

The folks at Belite Aircraft were alerted late Friday night to a fire by local emergency services personnel that was taking place at their factory. James and Karen Wiebe reported that, “Arriving a few minutes later, the scene was filled with fire trucks and emergency vehicles and swarms of firemen and water hoses. It appears that the fire started at our CNC router dust collection system. Intense smoke filled the building, and my office and much of our building contents was destroyed. The back area of the building (in the production area), everything higher than 6' off the ground was melting or burned. Much of our raw inventory and all of our older collections of parts for older aircraft designs (for instance, procub and ultracub) was upstairs. Applications are being accepted for the new Qanta

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