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Wed, Jul 18, 2018

'An Extraordinary Friends of Bob Hoover' Event Scheduled For AirVenture Oshkosh

Some Tickets Remaining For The Annual Hoover Get-Together

An “EFOB” (Extraordinary Friends of Bob Hoover) event will be held Wednesday evening, July 25th, during this year’s EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. Festivities will begin at 6:00 PM  at the AOPA Campus, just across from the famous Brown Arch entrance to the flight line. The evening is sponsored by the Bob Hoover Legacy Foundation. The Foundation is the 501c3 organization formed by Bob prior to his passing in 2016. Bob’s purpose was to promote and support organizations and individuals that are working to improve aviation’s better future, and to establish the highest possible standards across all aviation disciplines, including piloting. During the event, The Bob Hoover Legacy Foundation will present its first annual  Bob Hoover Award of Aviation Excellence. There will also be a preview of a new book by author and longtime Hoover friend, Jim Campbell, entitled “Friends of Bob.” The book, which is endorsed and recommended by the Bob Hoover Lega

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Wed, Jul 18, 2018

ANN's 'Who's Who' At Oshkosh: Chris Batcheller

Introducing Staff, Stringers, Videographers, And People Who Make It All Work

Anyone who's ever been to Oshkosh knows that there are hundreds of events and activities as well as tens of thousands of people that descend (some quite literally) on Wittman Regional Airport in mid-summer. While we have a very hard-working and dedicated staff, ANN could not provide you with the extensive information we do without the help of some equally ... some might say more ... dedicated volunteers who give a week of their time to make sure you have the best possible coverage of the show. As we lead up to this year's edition of AirVenture, we'll be introducing you to the people that make all of that possible.

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Wed, Jul 18, 2018

ANN's 'Who's Who' At Oshkosh: Marty Steiner

Introducing Staff, Stringers, Videographers, And People Who Make It All Work

Anyone who's ever been to Oshkosh knows that there are hundreds of events and activities as well as tens of thousands of people that descend (some quite literally) on Wittman Regional Airport in mid-summer. While we have a very hard-working and dedicated staff, ANN could not provide you with the extensive information we do without the help of some equally ... some might say more ... dedicated volunteers who give a week of their time to make sure you have the best possible coverage of the show. As we lead up to this year's edition of AirVenture, we'll be introducing you to the people that make all of that possible.

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Wed, Jul 18, 2018

Airborne 07.18.18: Blue Origin $$$, Electric U/L VTOL, Airborne ‘Aviatrix’

Also: Rotax Info Sessions, DeLand Opens New Admin Bldg, Aeronca Champ SAIB, BRS Founder To Speak
 
If you want to take a suborbital space tourism flight with Blue Origin, you can plan to pony up not less than $200,000, according to the company. Blue Origin executives said that they are planning manned test flights aboard New Shepard "soon", and tickets will be on sale beginning sometime in 2019. Two company employees speaking on condition of anonymity confirmed the ticket prices to Reuters. One said that the cost could rise as high as $300,000. Opener, Inc., has introduced BlackFly; which the company says is the world’s first ultralight all-electric fixed-wing vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft. BlackFly is a single-seat Personal Aerial Vehicle (PAV). BlackFly is reportedly simple to master and requires no formal licensing (in the U.S.) Though BlackFly has full amphibious capabilities, it is primarily designed to easily opera

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Wed, Jul 18, 2018

Boeing, United Airlines Announce Order For Four 787 Dreamliners

Repeat Order Expands United's Commitment To The Dreamliner Program

United Airlines has expanded its commitment to the 787 Dreamliner program with a repeat order for four more 787-9 airplanes. The deal, valued at about $1.1 billion per current list prices, was finalized this year and was listed as unidentified on Boeing's Orders & Deliveries website.

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Wed, Jul 18, 2018

Jazz Welcomes EVAS Air To Pilot Pathway Program

Becomes 19th Partner In Jazz APP

Jazz Aviation has signed an agreement with Gander-based Exploits Valley Air Services (EVAS) for the carrier to become the nineteenth organization in the Jazz Aviation Pathways Program ("Jazz APP"). The partnership was celebrated earlier today at an event attended by Jazz and EVAS employees at the Gander International Airport.

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Wed, Jul 18, 2018

Philippine Airlines Takes Delivery Of Its First A350 XWB

Becomes 19th Airline To Operate The Long Range Airliner

Philippine Airlines (PAL) has taken delivery of its first A350 XWB at a special event in Toulouse, France, becoming the 19th airline to operate the long range airliner.

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Wed, Jul 18, 2018

Worldwide Demand For Flying Sports Car Appears To Be Growing

Switchblade Now Has Owners And Reservation Holders In 17 Countries And 40 U.S. States

Samson Sky, creators of the Switchblade, which the company bills as the world's first Flying Sports Car, now has pre-flight Owners and Reservation Holders hailing from 17 countries worldwide, and 40 states of the U.S. Recently they signed on their first Reservation Holder from the Netherlands. The numbers are growing by several each week, according to Samson Reservations Manager, Martha Hall Bousfield.

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Wed, Jul 18, 2018

Atlas Air Worldwide Announces Guaranteed Interview Program For Pilots At GoJet

New Partnership With Premier Regional Carrier Assures Interviews With Atlas In As Little As One To Two Years

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings' Atlas Air, Inc. unit and GoJet Airlines have entered an agreement guaranteeing GoJet pilots an interview with Atlas after as little as one to two years of service. First Officers with military flying experience will be eligible to interview with Atlas after just one year of service at GoJet, while all other pilots will be eligible to interview after a minimum of two years of service.

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Wed, Jul 18, 2018

Enstrom 480B-G’s Accepted In The Czech Republic For Training

First Of Six Aircraft Delivered To LOM PRAHA

The first of 6 Enstrom 480B-Gs were delivered to LOM PRAHA for use at their Flight Training Center (CLV) on the military base in Pardubice, Czech Republic on June 21. The sales of these aircraft were coordinated by DSA, the Enstrom Representatives in the Czech Republic.

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