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May 26, 2014

Klyde Morris (05.26.14)

Klyde's Feeling Kinda 'Disturbed...'

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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AirLand Scorpion To Make International Debut

Will Be On Display At The Royal International Air Tattoo And Farnborough International Air Show

Textron AirLand, LLC, a joint venture between Textron and AirLand Enterprises, LLC, today announced that the Scorpion will fly from Wichita, KS to the United Kingdom, appearing at two of the world’s premier defense aviation exhibitions. Scorpion will participate in Royal Air Tattoo from July 11 to 13, immediately followed by Farnborough International Air Show from July 14 to 20.

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Boeing And Samsung To Evaluate Mobile Technology For New Spacecraft

The Goal Is Enhancing Connectivity And Passenger Experience Through Earth-Like Communications And Interior Appearance

Boeing and Samsung will collaborate on ways to incorporate the latest mobile technology into Boeing’s new Crew Space Transportation (CST)-100 spacecraft.

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Is The Lockheed Martin F-35 Overrated?

A Senior Air Force Officer Made A Comment About Britain’s Use Of The Airplane Saying That It May Be No Better Than What They Already Have

ANN recently reported on the flight activity of the Air Force F-35 in its various model forms. We reported that flight hours are building up and testing continues on its vertical takeoff and landing capabilities. But, is the right plane?

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Pratt & Whitney Delivers First F135 Engine To FACO Center In Italy

F-35 Powerplant First To Be Produced At New Florida Facility

The first F135 engine has been delivered to the F-35 Final Assembly Check Out (FACO) facility in Cameri, Novara, Italy.  This engine – the 137th delivered to date – is also the first F135 engine produced in Pratt & Whitney's West Palm Beach Engine Center; the company's new 97,000-square-foot production facility.

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MH-60 Trainer Is A First for U.S. Navy Squadrons In Japan

Will Allow Training On Two Types Of Helicopters

The much-anticipated MH-60R/S Tactical Operational Flight Trainer, also known as TOFT, was delivered May 16 to Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Japan, providing aircrew with the capability to learn how to operate two types of helicopters.

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'Space' May Be Semantics For Virgin Galactic Passengers

Flights To An Altitude Of 50 Miles Do Not Reach The 'Karman Line'

There is a line in the sky that is recognized as the boundary between the Earth's atmosphere and "space" ... and Sir Richard Branson's SpaceShipTwo may not get passengers all the way to the line.

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Judge Says Former TSA Agent Mentally Unfit To Stand Trial

Ex-Screener Had Made Threats To Airport Officials Last September 10th

A former TSA agent who allegedly made threatening phone calls to airport officials at Los Angeles International Airport last September 10th has been found mentally incompetent to stand trial by a federal judge in California.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.26.14): Tule Fog

Tule Fog Ground fog in the central valley of California and the leading cause of weather-related casualties in that state. It forms at night and in the early morning when the ground cools, lowering the air temperature near the ground to or below its initial dew point.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.26.14)

Aero Linx: Auxiliary-Powered Sailplane Association ASA, Inc. is a non-profit organization founded to encourage the design, development and safe use of self-launching and sustainer engine sailplanes to advance the art of soaring by promoting: Participation in World, National, and Regional championships Mutual exchange of safe flying procedures, servicing, repair and maintenance information The establishment of Soaring Records The development of friendly relations between U.S. and foreign pilots who fly self-launching and sustainer engine sailplanes

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.26.14)

“We’re confident that the Scorpion will excel in its first international flights, travelling about 4,700 nautical miles to the UK this July. The aircraft has passed all of its early testing milestones, and now we’re excited about demonstrating its long-range performance." Source: Bill Anderson, president of Textron AirLand, talking about plans for their Scorpion to fy from Wichita, KS to the United Kingdom, appearing at two of the world’s premier defense aviation exhibitions. Scorpion will participate in Royal Air Tattoo from July 11 to 13, immediately followed by Farnborough International Air Show from July 14 to 20.

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