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Wed, Oct 18, 2017

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.18.17)

The Association Of Independent Aviation Security Professionals

The stated mission of The Association Of Independent Aviation Security Professionals is to use experience gained working for the Federal government, airlines, airports and with technology developers to promote the adoption of meaningful aviation security measures that effectively balance security, privacy and passenger convenience.

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Tue, Oct 17, 2017

Airborne 10.17.17: Waco YMF-5F Flies!, SpaceX Streak, BBJs Rule

Also: Embraer, Aero-Calendar, AeroVironment, Sikorsky Heli's, EASA Singapore, FireFighting UAV, WestJet

The amazing craftsman of the Waco Classic Aircraft operation in Michigan have just started test flying their new YMF-5F -- the amphibious float equipped version of the rugged classic Waco YMF-5 biplane series. Most important; this bird looks even better than we expected. This is the first amphib Waco built... though a straight float version flew long ago -- with a few performance limitations. Now with the trifecta of 300 HP engines, the new MT composite propeller and Aerocet 3400 Amphibious floats, WACO says it has "the perfect combination to make a great WACO on Floats. The YMF-5F." SpaceX just had a GREAT week... with two launches and first stage recoveries in as many days... including the recovery of their third re-used first stage booster. And they’re doing something even more ama

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Tue, Oct 17, 2017

Airborne-Unmanned 10.17.17: Eagles v Drones, DJI AeroScope, Drone Policy

Also: AeroVironment Award, Washington State Patrol, Altavian Nova UAS, Robotaxis

The French Military is training four Golden Eagles to attack drones in flight as a way to defend against potential spying or attacks from the unmanned aircraft. The idea came up after several drones were flown over the French Presidential Palace. But they were not the first to consider such a plan. The Dutch National Police recently released a video showing an eagle taking down a DJI drone. That bird was trained by a company that is specializing in teaching birds of prey to attack unmanned aircraft. DJI has unveiled AeroScope, a new solution to identify and monitor airborne drones with existing technology that can address safety, security and privacy concerns. AeroScope uses the existing communications link between a drone and its remote controller to broadcast identification information such as a registration or seri

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Tue, Oct 17, 2017

Airborne-Unmanned 10.10.17: Boeing Buying Aurora, DJI Privacy Mode, UAS Delivery

Also: UAS Firefighting, Self-Driving Cars, Karma Drone Follows, Futuristic Unmanned Aircraft, 50-mile UTM Corridor

Boeing has announced that it will acquire Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation, a company that specializes in autonomous systems technologies to “enable advanced robotic aircraft for future aerospace applications and vehicles.” Once it is officially acquired, Aurora, which is headquartered in Manassas, Virginia, will be a subsidiary under Boeing Engineering, Test & Technology, and will be known as Aurora Flight Sciences, A Boeing Company. Through this acquisition, Aurora will keep an independent operating model, while taking advantage of the resources provided by Boeing. DJI has launched a new Local Data Mode that stops internet traffic to and from its DJI Pilot app, in order to provide enhanced data privacy assurances for sensitive government and enterpr

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Tue, Oct 17, 2017

Airborne 10.16.17: NBAA2017, Scaled Model 401, Hot-Air Balloon Safety Program

Also: Drone Security, Fighting Privatization, Frontier Pilots, Commercial Space, Twin Otter, AeroVironment, Honeywell

The NBAA claims that its 2017 NBAA-BACE  event was an all-around success, despite some reports of soft attendance and a lack of major news announcements. “This year’s show was special in many ways,” said NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen. “We celebrated NBAA’s 70th anniversary, and how our industry is stronger when we work together. We gathered in the company of aviation leaders and legends, like Capt. ‘Sully’ Sullenberger and Capt. Jim Lovell. We saw the launch of exciting new products, and we brought a citywide convention to Las Vegas, which the city welcomed with open arms.” Scaled Composites has confirmed the first flight of its most recent project, experimental aircraft Model 401. Scaled worked with a proprietary customer to b

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Mon, Oct 16, 2017

Airborne 10.16.17: NBAA2017, Scaled Model 401, Hot-Air Balloon Safety Program

Also: Drone Security, Fighting Privatization, Frontier Pilots, Commercial Space, Twin Otter, AeroVironment, Honeywell

The NBAA claims that its 2017 NBAA-BACE  event was an all-around success, despite some reports of soft attendance and a lack of major news announcements. “This year’s show was special in many ways,” said NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen. “We celebrated NBAA’s 70th anniversary, and how our industry is stronger when we work together. We gathered in the company of aviation leaders and legends, like Capt. ‘Sully’ Sullenberger and Capt. Jim Lovell. We saw the launch of exciting new products, and we brought a citywide convention to Las Vegas, which the city welcomed with open arms.” Scaled Composites has confirmed the first flight of its most recent project, experimental aircraft Model 401. Scaled worked with a proprietary customer to b

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Mon, Oct 16, 2017

Klyde Morris (10.16.17)

Klyde Looks Behind The Scenes of the KSMO Debacle

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Mon, Oct 16, 2017

Airborne 10.13.17: Citation Latitude, Global Aviatrix, 500th F-35 Pilot

Also: Eagles Attack Drones, Barnstorming, CAE Master Pilot, BelugaXL, P&WC, Gulfstream G650ER, Spartan College

Textron is in the process of delivering the 100th Cessna Citation Latitude. The milestone aircraft, which comes just 26 months after the first Latitude entered service, will be handed over to NetJets, Inc., this week at Textron Aviation headquarters in Wichita, Kansas. “We set out to redefine this segment by investing in a new product with features our customers told us they wanted: large-cabin amenities and best-in-class operating costs. Delivering 100 Latitudes in just over two years is a testament that we’ve got the ideal combination,” said Rob Scholl, senior vice president of Sales and Marketing, Textron Aviation. Shaesta Waiz, the 30-year-old pilot of the 2017 ‘Dreams Soar’ Global Flight for STEM, touched down in Daytona Beach, Florida on October 4 i

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Fri, Oct 13, 2017

AMA Drone Report 10.12.17: NTSB--Drone v Blackhawk, City Drops Reg, DJI Privacy

Also: PassengerDrone, FAA Reauthorization Extension, UAS Pilot Certification, Workhorse Surefly

The NTSB is now offering public details of the alleged collision between a hobby drone and a US Army Blackhawk, including the fact that the drone pilot has been located... “The NTSB is investigating the Sept. 21 collision between a civilian drone and an Army UH-60 helicopter east of Staten Island, New York. At approximately 7:20 p.m. Sept. 21, the drone, or unmanned aerial vehicle, and the helicopter collided.  The Army helicopter sustained damage to its main rotor blade, window frame and transmission deck.  A motor and arm from a small drone, identified as a DJI Phantom 4, were recovered from the helicopter. The NTSB was notified of the incident Sept. 22 and began its investigation that day... Two years ago, the town of Orchard Park, NY passed a local ordinance that applied largely to t

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Fri, Oct 13, 2017

Airborne 10.12.17: Another Airport Scandal, BizJet Forecast, True Blue Power

Also: Drone v Blackhawk, 400th UH-72A, EAA, Wipaire, NBAA@Las Vegas, Airtext, GE Aviation T901

Desert Jet Center has been trying since 2015 to build a new facility at Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport in Palm Springs, CA, but has run into multiple delays, and now believes the county is actively favoring a competing FBO in what it describes as "cronyism". Desert Jet Center signed a 35-year lease with the Riverside County on October 6, 2015. Almost immediately, the airport manager received a complaint from the competing FBO on the field saying that Desert Jet Center had to make an expensive improvement on the competitor's leasehold before they could begin construction on their own facility. The business jet aviation industry is likely facing a modest pace for near-term orders due to an uncertain economic and political environment along with a very competitive used aircraft market, per the 26th ann

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