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Mon, May 29, 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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Mon, May 29, 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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Mon, May 29, 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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Mon, May 29, 2017

Aero-Help Wanted: ANN Needs Good Honest Marketing Staff

ANN/Airborne/Aero-TV Marketing Department Needs Part or Full Time Personnel

E-I-C Note: After months of hints, we've unveiled the next steps in the Airborne programming initiative with massive efforts that now position ANN as a major media partner to two of the most pivotal players in the drone arena... with AMA for the hobby drone market, and with AUVSI representing the Commercial Unmanned technology biz. But... what about all the other aspects of aviation and aerospace? Well... we have most of those covered -- or about to be covered. That's right; there's more... with nearly a dozen such agreements either done or in the works... and MASSIVE upgrades to the Airborne Unlimited program itself. So -- it's time to ramp up some efforts here -- sales/marketing, in particular -- and we need additional personnel, exceptional personnel, for the job -- and to aid Mike Turner's incredible work as he builds a modern marketing program for ANN.  If you'd like t

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Mon, May 29, 2017

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.29.17): Single Frequency Approach

Single Frequency Approach A service provided under a letter of agreement to military single-piloted turbojet aircraft which permits use of a single UHF frequency during approach for landing. Pilots will not normally be required to change frequency from the beginning of the approach to touchdown except that pilots conducting an en  route descent are required to change frequency when control is transferred from the air route traffic control center to the terminal facility. The abbreviation “SFA” in the DOD FLIP IFR Supplement under “Communications” indicates this service is available at an aerodrome.

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Mon, May 29, 2017

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.29.17)

Aero Linx: Flying Physicians Association MISSION: FPA members are devoted to promoting aviation safety and education, cross-disciplinary medical education, charitable and public benefit activities that capitalize on their medical and aviation skills, and social activities involving like-minded physician-pilots. If you are a practicing or retired physician (MD or DO) or a medical student who is also a pilot, you should give serious consideration to joining the Flying Physicians Association as an Active member. Non-pilot physicians with an interest in aviation are also welcome as Associate Members. FPA is the world's premier organization of physician-pilots. We participate in a wide variety of educational, charitable and recreational activities involving medicine and aviation.

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Mon, May 29, 2017

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (05.29.17)

"State, local, and tribal governments have a legitimate interest in protecting public safety and privacy from the misuse of drones. This bill allows communities to create low-altitude speed limits, local no-drone zones or rules that are appropriate to their own circumstances. We need prudent regulations that respond to the variety of new risks that drones present. Our bill provides an affirmative, bipartisan solution." Source: Senator Diane Feinstein, who is pushing a bill that would aggressively rewrite who controls much of the nation's airspace... with the potential for a chaotic maelstrom of contradictory laws that could be instituted in every city and state across the US... and with the potential to kill much of the nascent unmanned aircraft industry.

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Mon, May 29, 2017

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (05.29.17)

"This bill will return power to regulate everyday drone use to the proper level, states and local communities." Source: U.S. Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR), on the introduction of the Drone Federalism Act.

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Sun, May 28, 2017

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.28.17): Security Notice (SECNOT)

Security Notice (SECNOT) A SECNOT is a request originated by the Air Traffic Security Coordinator (ATSC) for an extensive communications search for aircraft involved, or suspected of being involved, in a security violation, or are considered a security risk. A SECNOT will include the aircraft identification, search area, and expiration time. The search area, as defined by the ATSC, could be a single airport, multiple airports, a radius of an airport or fix, or a route of flight. Once the expiration time has been reached, the SECNOT is considered to be cancelled.

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Sun, May 28, 2017

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.28.17)

Aero Linx: Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals VISION STATEMENT: The vision of the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals is to commit to the realization of an aerospace industry in which all individuals have equal opportunities to expansive careers. OBJECTIVES: •    To motivate youth to become educationally prepared for life. •    To increase minority participation in aviation and aerospace through exposure, training, mentoring and scholarships •    To increase the number of underrepresented minority professionals, engineers, scientists and management personnel in aviation and related industries •    To better assist our organization, membership concerns and constituencies.

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