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Tue, Aug 22, 2017

Airborne 08.21.17: CAF's Brown Resigns, EA700 Prototype, Heli Sales Report

Also: KSFO Night Landings, Kitfox S7 Speedster, USGS, Spirit Pilots, Kratos Mako, NASA Flight Suits, CAW Five

Stephan C. Brown has resigned from his post as president/CEO of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) effective August 17, 2017. Brown provided 10 years of dedicated service, leading the CAF through a transitional period and is responsible for significant accomplishments, including establishing the CAF headquarters in Dallas and initiating a campaign to construct an aviation attraction museum to be built at Dallas Executive Airport. Former CAF vice-president of safety, maintenance and operations, Robert Stenevik will serve as CAF president/CEO until a permanent president is identified. The ONE Aviation 'Canada' program, which ANN exclusively detailed last year for the first time, is about to kick into high gear. A re-winged Eclipse airframe, which will be used to document various aerodynamic a

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Tue, Aug 22, 2017

Barnstorming (Revisited): 'A Daisy A Day'

From 2011: Living Life, Flying High, Cherishing Memories

A Note From Jim Campbell, circa 08.22.17: Eight years have passed since the day Vicki's life ended. And yet my world still found a way to revolve, while I reluctantly lived my life and did my best to find all that was right and good and wonderful in my existence. I am amazed to be where I am... quite happy, incredibly fulfilled, living up to some great challenges, and very happily married... a concept that had I dared even consider it eight years ago, I'd not have believed it. Then again; I am an incredibly different man than I was back then... and the evolution that has taken place over nearly a decade has allowed me to transition from the gut-wrenching reality of losing a forever love to building a new life and even newer love that appreciates the gift of having been Vicki's husban

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Tue, Aug 22, 2017

Airborne-Unmanned 08.22.17: Flightwave, Robotic Skies, Sky Hopper Cargo Drone

Also: Kratos Mako, Dronecode's Meier, Virginia Tech, Edwards AFB, Department Of The Interior

A California-based startup company plans to introduce a new,  long-range, high-endurance, vertical take-off aircraft, designed and manufactured in the US. FlightWave Aerospace Systems says that the aircraft is designed to bring new capabilities to customers who need a sustained aerial presence in high-wind, maritime, or terrestrial missions. FlightWave’s FlightWave Edge UAS, requires no nets, no catapults, and no cumbersome ground equipment, according to the company. The Edge’s quick, tool-free assembly, payload swapping, and click-to-fly touchscreen tablet controller mean users are flying, vertically or horizontally, in a few minutes. Robotic Skies, LLC, has raised a round of venture capital financing. The capital will accelerate the expansion of the Robotic Skies maintenance network for

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Tue, Aug 22, 2017

AMA Drone Report 08.17.17: MULTI-GP Int'l Open, Drone v Chicago, Reno Drone Race

Also: Yuneec Extended Service Plan, UAV on A/C Carrier, Blue Angels Incident, Drone Operator Safety Act

MultiGP’s 2017 MultiGP International Open, conducted on the grounds of AMA HQ turned out to be a recordsetter! The AMA crew has reported that some 300 quadcopter pilots inundated Muncie, Indiana, August 8-13 for the much-anticipated Riot-MultiGP International Open. The races were held at AMA’s International Aeromodeling Center and in addition to plenty of opportunities to simply fly for the fun of it, pilots competed at eleven tracks spread out across nearly 1,100 acres. Racers came from all over the globe... A drone operator with a Part 107 license was recently cited by the City of Chicago for flying his aircraft over people without consent... except that it didn't happen. Attorney Jeffrey Antonelli represented Jerrick Hakim, who made one flight on Chicago's lakefront. Stopped by th

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Tue, Aug 22, 2017

Boeing Helena Site Expands To Support 777X Airplane Production

New 90,000 Square-Foot Facility To Begin Machining Parts For Boeing’s Newest Family Of Twin-Aisle Aircraft.

Boeing employees and community members have commemorated the 90,000 square-foot expansion of Boeing Helena to support 777X airplane production. Boeing Helena is set to install new machine tools to fabricate critical titanium parts for the 777X.

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Tue, Aug 22, 2017

RFP: ANN Seeking New Site/Facility For Major Studio Upgrade

It's Official: Aggressive Upgrades For New Airborne Programs WILL Require New Digs

It's been in development for years, but we're getting to a point where we think we can pull off something TRULY REMARKABLE - which will require us to make BIG CHANGES. So... ANN is officially looking for a new home for a major new initiative... hopefully, a permanent one. We are now in the implementation phases of THE most significant upgrades we've ever undertaken and preparing to make significant operational modifications to accomodate them. As a result, we're currently inviting proposals for a NEW airport/office studio facility to serve as a home base and studio for new programming about to be introduced by the Aero-News Network, Inc., the Aviation World's Real-Time News and Information Service, our Daily Airborne Unlimited programming, our new 'Aero-Doc' documentary division, as well as other Aero-TV/Aero-Verse  productions.

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Tue, Aug 22, 2017

Farewell To The Queen Of The Skies

GE's Original Flying Test Bed 747 Likely Headed To The Boneyard

The oldest Boeing 747 aircraft in active service may have taken her last flight. GE Aviation’s original B747 Flying Test Bed is heading into storage and flew what most likely was her final flight on January 25 at GE Aviation’s Flight Test Operation in Victorville, California.

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Tue, Aug 22, 2017

Ryanair Lodges Complaints With German And EU Competition Authorities

Objects To Carve-Up Of Air Berlin Assets

Ryanair has lodged competition complaints with the German Bundeskartellamt and the European Commission regarding the obvious conspiracy playing out in Germany between the German Government, Lufthansa and Air Berlin to carve up Air Berlin’s assets, while excluding major competitors and ignoring both EU competition and State Aid rules.

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Tue, Aug 22, 2017

Dronecode's Lorenz Meier Recognized By MIT

Named An Honoree Of MIT Technology Review's 2017 Innovators Under 35 List

The  MIT Technology Review has revealed its annual list of Innovators Under 35. The Dronecode project is honored to announce that Lorenz Meier, the creator of the PX4 project, has been recognized by Technology Review as a 2017 Inventor for his work.

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Tue, Aug 22, 2017

Kickstarter Campaign Underway For Hangar For Doc

Goal Is To Raise $100,000 Towards The Project

A crowdfunding campaign is underway on Kickstarter to raise money towards the construction of a new hangar for Doc, the recently-restored B-29 that appeared at AirVenture last month.

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