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May 31, 2010

Obama TFR Bags RV-8

NORAD and USNORTHERN Command Intercept Transgressing SportPlane

Two NORAD F-15 fighters got more slow-flight practice than they might have intended as they intercepted an RV-8 small aircraft in violation of a temporary flight restricted area near Chicago at 5:42 pm MDT, Friday. The aircraft landed in Aurora, IL, where it was met by local authorities.

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Classic Aero-TV: Positive Images -- Red Eagle Airshows

Red Eagles In Aerobatic Flight... Updated, Aggressive, Exciting!

While many might assume that the sight of two Eagles in aerobatic flight was something that had been seen/done been before, two guys are out to prove you wrong. Red Eagles delivers a spectacular airshow... and their uniquely modified Eagles deliver the goods -- which is why when these guys flew over Cecil Field 2009, ALL eyes were turned skyward.  

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NTSB Prelim: Fuel Leak Results In Explosion, Loss of Airplane

Occupants Escape Harm, But Airplane Is A Total Loss

 Here is a tragedy... though we must note that its a tragedy that could have been FAR worse. The loss of a carefully crafted Experimental, especially a really prized airframe like the RV-10, is tragic, but the fact that everyone escaped unharmed (pretty much) is a blessing.

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New Generation of GPS Sats Checks In

GPS IIF-1 Satellite Sends 1st Signals from Space

The first on-orbit signals from the new GPS IIF-1 satellite, the inaugural spacecraft in a 12-satellite constellation that the company is building for the U.S. Air Force have been received. The signals indicate that the spacecraft bus is functioning normally and ready to begin orbital maneuvers and operational testing.

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Klyde Morris (05.31.10)

Klyde's Kinda Tired Of The Same Ol' Thing

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Boeing, Honeywell Join Chinese Energy Officials In Biofuels Initiatives

Collaborative Effort Underway To Develop, Commercialize, And Fly Aviation Biofuel

Two U.S.-based firms joined with PetroChina, other representatives of the Chinese energy sector and the global aviation industry in announcing the an agreement to evaluate the possible establishment of a sustainable aviation biofuels industry in China.

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CAP Volunteers Fly Critical Missions In Support Of Oil Spill Response

Aircrews Have Flown 73 Missions Totaling 197 Hours

Civil Air Patrol members from Mississippi, Alabama and Florida are launching daily aerial damage assessment flights from their station in the Mobile Convention Center, one of several incident command posts set up for the Gulf Coast oil spill response.

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Rolls-Royce Having Success In Two-Shaft Engine Research Program

Latest E3E Engine Core Test Produced "Excellent Results"

Rolls-Royce says it has successfully run the latest core engine build in its E3E  two-shaft research program. E3E is developing technologies which increase engine temperature, pressure ratio and component efficiencies, together with a 25 per cent-plus increase in thrust to weight ratios.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.31.10): Altocumulus Castellanus

Altocumulus Castellanus A middle cloud with vertical development that forms from altocumulus clouds. It is composed primarily of ice crystals in its higher portions and characterized by its turrets, protuberances, or crenelated tops. Its formation indicates instability and turbulence at the altitudes of occurrence.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.31.10)

Aero-Linx: Alan Henley -- My Story One of sport aviation's more indefatigable characters is a guy by the name of Alan Henley... once best known for this flying with AeroShell Aerobatic Team. A tragic accident nearly two years ago has left him partially paralyzed and in need of nearly constant medical care. This blog is the product of his family... detailing the struggles, the triumphs, the pain and the reality of living through such horrific circumstances...

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.31.10)

"The inaugural launch of the GPS IIF-1 is a milestone in Boeing's 30 years of support to the Air Force that goes back to the first days of this program. The new GPS IIF satellites bring key improvements, including a more jam-resistant military signal, a new civil signal to enhance commercial aviation and search-and-rescue operations, and significantly improved signal accuracy as more of these new satellites go into operation." Source: Craig Cooning, Vice President and general manager, Boeing Space and Intelligence Systems, speaking after the successful launch of the latest generation of GPS Sats.

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