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Wed, Sep 17, 2014

Aero-Analysis: The Choice Has Been Made

NASA Down-Selects Spacecraft For The “Commercial Crew” Program

Just after 4:00 pm Eastern Time, NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden announced the agency’s choice of vehicle designs for the Commercial Crew Transportation Capability (CCtCap) program. This is the effort to once again get US astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) by using US boosters and spacecraft launched from US soil. The choices were Boeing’s CST-100 and SpaceX’s Dragon.

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Wed, Sep 17, 2014

Aero-TV: MGL’s Mighty Mite – The Tremendously Versatile Discovery Lite

Small But Feature-Packed, The Discovery Lite Impresses

While at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014, ANN’s News Editor, Tom Patton, checks in at the MGL exhibition to see how glass panel displays can fit into the sport plane and experimental airplane market. Matt Liknaitzky, President of MGL Avionics USA, said their new and long-awaited product is called the “Discovery Lite.” The Discovery Lite is a cool, pint-sized EFIS that has all the features anyone could want in a light sport or experimental airplane, and it’s all built right into one package.

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Wed, Sep 17, 2014

Human Space Flight Report Promotes Innovation

Provides An Industry Framework For Consensus On Safety Standards

The FAA has released a compilation of practices that it believes are important and recommends for commercial human space flight occupant safety.  The “Recommended Practices for Human Space Flight Occupant Safety" report provides a framework for industry to use in developing industry consensus standards.

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Wed, Sep 17, 2014

GAMA Welcomes EU Endorsement Of New Certification Rules

European Commission And EASA Both Strongly Embrace Initiative

The European Commission and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) have both endorsed a global initiative to modernize the way smaller airplanes are certified, a move welcomed by GAMA.

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Wed, Sep 17, 2014

NTSB Releases Preliminary Report From Reno Accident

Backovich GP-5 Flown By Lee Behel Appeared To Come Apart In Flight

The NTSB has released its preliminary report from an accident which occurred September 8th at Reno-Stead Airport (KRST) during a practice race for the National Air Race Championships.

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Wed, Sep 17, 2014

Flying Physicians Association Urges Quick Review Of 3rd Class Medical Policy

Sends Letter To DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx Calling For Completion In 30 Days

The Flying Physicians Association has sent a letter to U.S. DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx calling for the DOT and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to complete their review of the FAA's  3rd class medical NPRM in the next 30 days.

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Wed, Sep 17, 2014

AeroSports Update: So You Want To Get Back In The Game!

If You’ve Been Grounded For A Few Years Or A Few Decades And Need To Scratch The Itch To Get Back In The Air, It’s Not Hard To Do

Life sometimes gets in the way. If you’re one of those that have a pilot license but haven’t used it for years, the regulations actually make it pretty easy to get started again. Your pilot license never expires and there are lots of new options out there for using it.

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Wed, Sep 17, 2014

NTSB To Release Investigative Documents On Alaska Air Taxi Accident

More Than 400 Pages Of Documents To Be Released Wednesday

As part of its continuing investigation into an accident involving an air taxi flight in Soldotna, Alaska, last summer, the National Transportation Safety Board will open the public accident docket releasing more than 400 pages of documents on September 17.

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Wed, Sep 17, 2014

New Mexico Career Fair Being Held Wednesday

Event Taking Place At Kirtland AFB

The New Mexico Aviation Aerospace Association, in conjunction with the New Mexico Air National Guard, is presenting the Second Annual Career Fair on Wednesday, September 17 at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, NM.

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Wed, Sep 17, 2014

The Commercial Spaceflight Federation Commends NASA On CCtCap Awards

Space Florida's Frank DiBello Also Offers Congratulations

The Commercial Spaceflight Federation congratulates NASA and the winners of the Commercial Crew Transportation Capability (CCtCap) contract awards announced Tuesday. CCtCap is the latest round in NASA’s Commercial Crew Program that will develop domestic space transportation capabilities for NASA astronauts.

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