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Fri, May 26, 2017

Airborne 05.26.17: Elvis' Jetstar, ACJ330neo, Redbull's Muroya Aims For Chiba

Also: Revitalizing The Aero-Verse, NAAA's Concerns, 737 Air Tankers, SD Air & Space Museum, LAX Mishap, Avidyne

After sitting on a runway in Roswell, NM for more than 30 years, a significant piece of Elvis memorabilia is about to go under the auctioneer's gavel. The King's private JetStar airplane will be auctioned on May 27 by GWS Auctions in California. The opening bid is $10,000, but the auction house estimates the value of the airplane, which is missing its engines, at between $2 and $3.5 million. The aircraft is said to be the "lost" jet that Elvis owned with his father, Vernon Presley. Airbus Corporate Jets has launched a private jet version of its new A330neo. Called the ACJ330neo, it will fly 25 passengers 9,400 nm or 20 hours, enough to fly nonstop from Europe to Australia. The ACJ330neo cabin readily accommodates conference/dining areas, a private office, bedroom, bathroom and guest

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Fri, May 26, 2017

AMA Drone Report 05.25.17: Court Kills FAA Model Drone Registration, DJI Spark!

Also: AMA Reacts To Court, FAA Reaction, AUVSI Reaction, Kittyhawk Flight Deck APP

Score one for us little guys... As you may have heard, the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. has ruled that the FAA violated the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 when it required the registration of model aircraft, including drones, that are flown strictly for recreational purposes, and has vacated the Registration Rule for those aircraft. In Section 336 of the law, Congress specified that the FAA "may not promulgate any rule or regulation regarding a model aircraft.” The Act defines “model aircraft” as “an unmanned aircraft that is — (1) capable of sustained flight in the atmosphere; (2) flown within visual line of sight of the person operating the aircraft; and (3) flown for hobby or recreational purposes.” Maryland attorney John Taylor challenged the regist

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Fri, May 26, 2017

DARPA Picks Design For Next-Generation Spaceplane

Agency Partners With Boeing To Build And Fly An Experimental Vehicle For Aircraft-Like Access To Space

DARPA has selected The Boeing Company to complete advanced design work for the Agency’s Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) program, which aims to build and fly the first of an entirely new class of hypersonic aircraft that would bolster national security by providing short-notice, low-cost access to space.

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Fri, May 26, 2017

Airborne-Unmanned 05.23.17: Courts Nix Model Regs, Autonymous Flt, WATT 300

Also: King Schools Update, Kittyhawk APP, Robird And Integrated Drone Solutions, ICAO Drone Tracking

The unmanned community got a bit of a jolt late last week when the US Court of Appeals shot down the FAA’s regulation of recreational unmanned aircraft systems... Industry reaction has been swift... AUVSI has some concerns with the aftermath of the ruling, as President and CEO, Brian Wynne clearly expressed, “AUVSI is disappointed with the decision today by the U.S. Court of Appeals to reject the FAA’s rule for registering recreational unmanned aircraft systems. A UAS registration system is important to promote accountability and responsibility by users of the national airspace, and helps create a culture of safety that deters careless and reckless behavior. We plan to work with Congress on a legislative solution that will ensure continued accountability across the entire aviation

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Fri, May 26, 2017

New Waterproof Drone Pitched On Kickstarter

Splash Drone 3 Auto Has A 4K Camera And Floats

The makers of the Splash Drone have introduced the Splash Drone 3 on Kickstarter with two different versions of the floating drone.

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Fri, May 26, 2017

Laguna Beach Passes Revised Drone Ordinance

Changes Made After Meetings With Stakeholders, Including Drone Operators

The city of Laguna Beach, CA has passed a revised drone ordinance that was crafted with the input of residents, law enforcement officials, attorneys, and professional and certified UAS pilots in the community.

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Fri, May 26, 2017

Rocket Lab Successfully Makes It To Space

First Orbital-Class Rocket To Be Launched From A Private Launch Site

Rocket Lab, an American-New Zealand aerospace company, broke new ground Thursday when its Electron rocket reached space at 16:23 NZST.

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Fri, May 26, 2017

Muroya Aims For Double Repeat In Chiba

Red Bull Air Races Returns To East Asia June 3-4

Japanese hometown hero Yoshihide Muroya returns to Chiba on June 3-4 at a career high in the overall Red Bull Air Race World Championship standings. Muroya is the defending race winner in the vibrant seaport city, and he’s also hot off a win in the U.S.; but so far this season, no pilot has managed to stand on the podium more than once. Can Muroya buck the trend? And if not, who will? 

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Fri, May 26, 2017

Air Hamburg Launch Customer For Embraer Legacy 650E

Has Ordered Three Of The Aircraft For Fleet Expansion

Germany-based charter operator Air Hamburg is the launch customer for the new Legacy 650E. Air Hamburg will expand its Embraer business jet fleet with an additional order for three new Legacy 650E. The contract has a value of $77.7 million, based on current list prices, and will be included in the Company’s 2017 second-quarter backlog. The aircraft fleet delivery is scheduled for the third quarter of this year. The agreement was announced on the opening day of the 17th European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Fri, May 26, 2017

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Don't You Go Where The Huskies Go, And Just Ignore The Status Quo

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