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Sat, Oct 20, 2018

Airborne 10.19.18: Thunderbird G-LOC, AEA Prepares, Zenith Workshops

Also: Sonaca Aircraft, Enstrom 280FX Sale, Boeing Forecasts Air Cargo Traffic, FlightAware

We now have more information about the tragic accident that took the life of Thunderbird Pilot, Maj. Stephen Del Bagno. According to USAF investigators, who released their report on the investigation into the April 4 crash at the Nevada Test and Training Range near Nellis Air Force Base, Del Bagno temporarily lost consciousness during a high ‘G’ maneuver and was incapacitated right before his fatal accident last April. Del Bagno, along with five other Thunderbirds, was practicing an aerial maneuver called the High Bomb Burst Rejoin, and flew inverted for about 22 seconds at about 5,500 to 5,700 feet above ground level, where he experienced up to negative two G-forces, according to the report. At NBAA 2018, ANN had the chance to catch up with the incoming president of the AEA, Mike Adamson to

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Sat, Oct 20, 2018

USAF Releases Report From April Fatal Thunderbirds Accident At Nellis AFB

Pilot Blacked Out During High-G Maneuver, Report Indicates

Air Combat Command has released an accident investigation board report regarding the F-16 Thunderbird accident which occurred April 4, 2018. Major Stephen Del Bagno, call sign "Cajun", an F-16CM pilot assigned to the United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the “Thunderbirds,” was fatally injured when his airplane went down while engaged in a routine aerial demonstration training flight at the Nevada Test and Training Range (NTTR) near Creech AFB, Nevada.

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Sat, Oct 20, 2018

NBAA Announces 2018 Kern Professionalism Award Recipients

Eleven Honored For Leadership In Support Of Aviation Safety At NBAA-BACE

The NBAA recognized 11 recipients of its annual Dr. Tony Kern Professionalism in Aviation Award, which honors individuals in the business aviation industry for outstanding professionalism and leadership in support of aviation safety.

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Sat, Oct 20, 2018

Imagining The Possibilities Of General Aviation In 2025

Rene Nardi Looks To The Future At NBAA-BACE

Since the basic designs of the most popular single-engine general aviation aircraft flying today are between 20 and 70 years old, the light piston-engine market segment is ripe for innovation, according to Rene Nardi, a 35-year aerospace veteran who is leading a team exploring the opportunities for revitalizing and expanding the market through the introduction of multiple advanced technologies.

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Sat, Oct 20, 2018

FAA Announces $40.9 Million for New Tower At KGSO

Will House TRACON With Up To 10 Radar Positions For Controllers

The FAA is investing $40.9 million in infrastructure for Piedmont Triad International Airport (KGSO) in Greensboro, NC. The Agency is building a new, 180-foot-tall Air Traffic Control Tower.

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Sat, Oct 20, 2018

Avitas Systems Is The First FAA-Approved Civil Use Of BVLOS With Radar

Tests Will Take Place In Loving County, TX

Avitas Systems, a GE venture, has received FAA approval to fly an unmanned aerial system (UAS) beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) in Loving County, Texas. The permission authorizes Avitas Systems to fly a UAS over 55 pounds at low altitudes without a visual observer for industrial inspection; it is the first FAA-approved civil use of BVLOS with radar.

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Sat, Oct 20, 2018

Deadline Approaches For 2019 WAI Scholarships

November 12 Is The Cut-Off Date

Nearly $650,000 in scholarships will be awarded at WAI’s 30th Annual International Women in Aviation Conference, and the time to apply is now. To qualify for a scholarship, the applicant must be a WAI member as of November 1, 2018, and submit the application by November 12, 2018.

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Sat, Oct 20, 2018

Bell Launches Certified Training Facilities To Expand Global Offerings

Helideal France To Become First International Bell 505 Certified Training Facility

Bell Helicopter has launched their Certified Training Facilities (CTFs) to expand its global training offering. CTFs such as Helideal, a Bell Independent Representative based in southern France, will provide the highest standard of initial and recurrent pilot training under the umbrella of the renowned Bell Training Academy.

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Sat, Oct 20, 2018

Analyst: Commercial Aircraft To Replace Current Satellites

Four Billion People Worldwide Still Have No Access To The Internet

A more connected world makes the globe shrink. Increasingly people are gaining internet access at an exponential rate, and it is changing the way of life. Our devices are becoming progressively more connected through the IoT (Internet of things). But this is not some advanced technology that will affect only the first world. Internet access is becoming the standard rather than the exception, but this has not always been the case. Around the world, there are still 4 billion people without internet access.

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Sat, Oct 20, 2018

ANN FAQ: You Can Sponsor ANN And/Or Aero-TV!

Help ANN Grow So That We Can Be Of Greater Service To You!

For well over 20 years, ANN has set the pace for the growing and evolving aero-info revolution. No other news service has done what ANN has done... and no one did it before we showed the rest of the aero-world how it's done.

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