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Tue, May 05, 2015

Airborne 05.05.15: UAV Vandalism, Ryanair Ripped Off, B-1 Upgrades

Also: United CEO Pay Raise, Aero-Calendar, Space Video Game, Frequent Flier Letdowns, Billion Dollar Cargo Suit, Honeywell/737MAX

Indiscriminate use of small UAVs has posed a problem, but now we have a case of a UAV being intentionally used to commit vandalism. A graffitti lawbreaker has attached a spray-paint can to a DJI Phantom UAV to vandalize a huge billboard in New York City ... thought to be the first time an unmanned aircraft has been used for such a public display of vandalism. Running an airline can be challenging, but now Ryanair confirms an attack on their bank account. It’s reported that a Chinese bank found a way to remove nearly $5 million from an account Ryanair uses to buy fuel for its aircraft. The Boeing B-1B Lancer celebrates its 30th anniversary with the U.S. Air Force which marks one of many milestones in a legacy that will continue long into the future as Boeing’s

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Tue, May 05, 2015

Airborne 05.04.15: NBAA Acts On E Hampton, NASA's Messenger, Another 'Carplane?'

Also: Dreamliner AD, K-MAX, Building B737NGs, USAF In Nepal, Airbus Training Ctr, FAA SAFO

According to the NBAA, town officials are poised to implement a set of noise and access restrictions that the association has warned are unfair, unreasonable and unjustly discriminatory. Town officials have developed a list of what they define as noisy aircraft which includes many jets and most helicopters. Steve Brown, NBAA chief operating officer said, "As a public-use airport receiving federal funds, East Hampton is bound by grant assurances and other regulations that require it to operate within compliance with federal aviation law and policy." A NASA planetary exploration mission came to a planned, but nonetheless dramatic, end last Thursday when it slammed into Mercury’s surface at about 8,750 mph and created a new crater on the planet’s surface. A German company has unveiled a prototype of

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Tue, May 05, 2015

NASA Langley To Be Recognized For Advancing Helicopter Research

Will Be Named A Vertical Flight Heritage Site By AHS

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will be at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, Friday, May 8 to participate in a ceremony recognizing Langley's decades of contributions to improving helicopters and other vertical flight aircraft.

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Tue, May 05, 2015

NASA: Ten-Engine Electric Plane Completes Successful Flight Test

Proof-Of-Concept VTOL Aircraft Flew At Langley Research Center

Imagine a battery-powered plane that has 10 engines and can take off like a helicopter and fly efficiently like an aircraft. That is a concept being developed by NASA researchers called Greased Lightning or GL-10.

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Tue, May 05, 2015

ANN FAQ: Feel The Propwash (Updated)

New Form Makes Subscribing, Unsubscribing Even Easier

While we're very proud of our newly-redesigned website, we know that some folks really enjoy the convenience of having their Aero-News dropped into their e-mail boxes every day. Our new site makes that process even easier than before.

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Tue, May 05, 2015

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.05.15)

"Although LOC-I events are rare, 97% of the LOC-I accidents over the past five years involved fatalities to passengers or crew." Source: Tony Tyler, IATA Director General and CEO.

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Tue, May 05, 2015

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.05.15): Bleed Air

Hot air taken from the engine compressor.

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Tue, May 05, 2015

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.05.15)

Glue-It.Co.Uk

This online photographic reference is for model makers. Click on Aircraft Images to see their collection of photographs listed by manufacturer and model.

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Mon, May 04, 2015

Klyde Morris (05.04.15)

Klyde Can't Take The Strain Of The Kentucky Derby... and Funny Hats

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Mon, May 04, 2015

Airborne 05.01.15: Blue Origin Flies!, ForeFlight 7, Farewell Ashley!

Also: New Airborne Host Brianne Cross, NTSB Won't Reopen 'Big Bopper' Case, Barnstorming, Dava Newman, NASA Budget, Star Wars UAVs, 757 Bug Research

Blue Origin’s Jeff Bezos announced the successful first developmental test flight of his New-Shepherd space vehicle yesterday. It’s reported the 110,000-pound thrust liquid hydrogen, liquid oxygen BE-3 engine worked flawlessly, powering New-Shepard through Mach 3 to its planned test altitude of 307,000 feet. The NTSB will not go back and review information related to an accident which occurred on February 3, 1959 that has been called "the day the music died." A New England man, L.J. Coon, had requested that the NTSB re-open its docket on the accident that fatally injured Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P. 'The Big Bopper' Richardson. Pilot Roger Peterson also died in the accident. The makers of ForeFlight have released version 7 of their flight

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