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Tue, Aug 20, 2019

Airborne-Unmanned 08.13.19: 'HAWK30' Authorized, UKCG Trial, Public Safety Drone

Also: SimActive, Atlas Multi-Drone System, UAS Public Safety Workshop, San Pablo Police Drone Unit

HAPSMobile has received a Certificate of Authorization from the FAA to fly “HAWK30,” a solar-powered unmanned aircraft, assembled in April 2019, to provide a stratospheric telecommunications platform system, in the stratosphere above the Hawaiian island of Lanai. As part of collaborative activities with the PPUTRC (Pan-Pacific UAS Test Range Complex), which is run by public university research institutions, HAPSMobile has been working with the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the University of Hawaii to conduct stratospheric test flights. The University of Alaska Fairbanks applied to the FAA on behalf of the three parties, and received authorization. The UK's Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) is soliciting proposals from drone operators for a demonstration program to aid SAR and sh

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Tue, Aug 20, 2019

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.20.19): Balance Tab

An auxiliary control mounted on a primary control surface, which automatically moves in the direction opposite the primary control to provide an aerodynamic assist in the movement of the control.

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Tue, Aug 20, 2019

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.20.19)

Details on the 2019 Atlantic City Air Show

The Philly Voice provides details about how local residents can view the 2019 Atlantic City Air Show Wednesday.

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Mon, Aug 19, 2019

Klyde Morris (08.19.19)

Klyde Hasn't Figured Out How To Sell Used A380s... Yet

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Mon, Aug 19, 2019

Classic Aero-TV: Aquatic WACO Update - WACO YMF-5F Builds Appeal

Float-Equipped Biplane Turns Heads At AirVenture

WACO Aircraft brought its latest airplane, the YMF-5F Floatplane, to AirVenture this summer. When the aircraft was introduced last year, the company said that the combination of a new 300 HP engine, the new MT constant speed propeller and Aerocet 3400 Amphibious floats helped make this ambitious project a reality. This blending of equipment has allowed WACO to build a great performing, exceptionally fun, and beautiful WACO Amphibious float plane, the YMF-5F (The "F" is for Float, and Fun). In preliminary flight testing, performance both in the air and on the water have met and exceeded expectations, according to the company. The airplane exhibited water run times under 18 seconds, and in the air numbers nearly equal to conventional landing gear aircraft.

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Mon, Aug 19, 2019

Airborne 08.16.19: Icon Crash Prelim, WingX Upgrade, SpaceX Starhopper

Also: AAIB Blames Carbon Monoxide, Praetor 500 Cert, SNC Selects ULA, Dickson on B737Max

Another Icon A5 accident has been reviewed by the NTSB.... Leading to questions about the airplane and the way this aircraft is being operated by the folks who supposedly know it. According to the Prelim, “The pilot rated passenger, who was seated in the left seat at the time of the accident, stated that 'the weather was not the best' and that the wind was shifting 180°. He said he told the pilot-in-command (PIC) this sentiment, and that it took four takeoff attempts to get airborne. After the second attempt, he said he told the PIC that it would not break his heart if they did not go. He said that the airplane felt very sluggish and acted as if it did not want to come off the water... The folks at WingX have alerted us to a possible issue for users of iOS devices... WingX has published a notice sayi

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Mon, Aug 19, 2019

More Details Emerge From Earnhardt Citation Accident

4500 Foot Runway Shouldn't Have Been A Challenge For Citation Latitude N8JR

The first 24 hours post-accident in the Dale Earnhardt Jr accident is revealing a lot of initial info that is pointing to a number of possibilities early in the investigation. An early look at the FAA Accident summary simply describes the accident as "AIRCRAFT EXPERIENCED HARD LANDING, BOUNCED, DEPARTED RUNWAY AND CAUGHT FIRE." The Cessna Citation Latitude 680A went off runway 24 after landing at Elizabethton, TN, Municipal Airport, an uncontrolled field, last Thursday.

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Sun, Aug 18, 2019

Airborne 08.16.19: Icon Crash Prelim, WingX Upgrade, SpaceX Starhopper

Also: AAIB Blames Carbon Monoxide, Praetor 500 Cert, SNC Selects ULA, Dickson on B737Max

Another Icon A5 accident has been reviewed by the NTSB.... Leading to questions about the airplane and the way this aircraft is being operated by the folks who supposedly know it. According to the Prelim, “The pilot rated passenger, who was seated in the left seat at the time of the accident, stated that 'the weather was not the best' and that the wind was shifting 180°. He said he told the pilot-in-command (PIC) this sentiment, and that it took four takeoff attempts to get airborne. After the second attempt, he said he told the PIC that it would not break his heart if they did not go. He said that the airplane felt very sluggish and acted as if it did not want to come off the water... The folks at WingX have alerted us to a possible issue for users of iOS devices... WingX has published a notice sayi

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Sun, Aug 18, 2019

Classic Aero-TV: 'Maybe A Record Year’--The True Blue Power Revolution Continues

True Blue Power Makes Additional Airline Inroads

Ravn Alaska has installed the company’s TB44 (46 amp-hour) Advanced Lithium-ion Batteries on DeHavilland DHC-8 aircraft. Ravn will install TB44 batteries during routine C-check maintenance operations throughout 2018. The battery outperforms existing nickel-cadmium (NiCad) and lead-acid alternatives, delivering more power, significantly less weight, increased safety, longevity and reduced maintenance costs. The high-performance lithium-ion battery received a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) on DHC-8 100/200/300 series aircraft in 2015.

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Sun, Aug 18, 2019

Drones To Begin Delivering Food Via UAS in NC

UAV Food Deliveries Coming Via Causey Aviation Unmanned, Flytrex

The FAA has granted UAS services company Causey Aviation Unmanned Inc. (CAU) and Flytrex permission to begin using UAS to make food deliveries in Holly Springs, North Carolina. The flights, which will be conducted under the UAS Integration Pilot Program (UAS IPP), will be a collaborative effort between CUA, Flytrex, the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), the Town of Holly Springs, and Kite Realty Group Trust.

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