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Thu, Jul 20, 2017

Airborne 07.19.17: NEW Kitfox Speedster!!!, Rotax 4 Sonex, Trig TY96A/TY97A

Also: Flt 3407 Families, Zenith STOL, Brandon Expands, BAA Training, Delta Caves In, Sully Defends GA, Global 7000

Years ago, ANN Boss Jim Campbell remarked a that recent flight test of the (then) Series IV Speedster model of the venerable Kitfox was one of the best flights he’d made all year... and he’s often remarked that he missed that sporty little aircraft after it went out of production. That SportPlane’s heyday was in 1992, when Kitfox arrived at AirVenture with the new and instantaneously popular design, the Kitfox Speedster. Further excitement was added to the introduction of this little plane when it was flown almost daily by the late Jimmy Franklin in a low altitude acro routine that could simply not be ignored. That was a generation ago... But now, Kitfox has given the 21st Century an answer to flying boredom, and sure enough, it also bears the name &l

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Thu, Jul 20, 2017

Navy Successfully Takes Out A Drone Using A Laser

LaWS Uses Photons To Destroy Drone In Flight

The U.S. Navy has successfully tested a laser weapon against a drone in flight. The Laser Weapons System (LaWS), deployed aboard the USS Ponce amphibious transport ship, is "ready to be used today and every day."

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Thu, Jul 20, 2017

Strong Majority Of Winnipeg Airport Workers Vote To Take Strike Action

Walkout Could Come As Early As July 22

Unionized workers employed by the Winnipeg Airports Authority (WAA) sent a clear message to their employer Tuesday, voting strongly in favour of taking strike action later this week should mediation talks break down.

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Thu, Jul 20, 2017

New RAF Trainer Is 'Ready To Fly'

Grob 120TP Released For Military Service

Affinity Flying Training Services is delighted to announce that the Grob 120TP, 'The Prefect', has achieved Military Release to Service and is a step closer to commencing its role as the next Elementary Flying Training aircraft for the UK Ministry of Defence.

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Thu, Jul 20, 2017

Astronaut William McArthur Retires From NASA

Flew On Multiple Shuttle Missions, Spent Six Months Aboard ISS On His Final Mission

After almost three decades of service to the agency, veteran NASA astronaut William McArthur has retired from NASA. His last day with the agency was June 24.

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Thu, Jul 20, 2017

Kraken Set To Commence Hunt For Avro Arrow Artifacts

Will Deploy Its ThunderFish Robot And AquaPix Sonar During Search

Kraken Sonar has been awarded its first "Robotics as a Service" contract by OEX Recovery Group Incorporated, to conduct a search for nine Avro Arrow free flight models launched over Lake Ontario in series of tests during 1954 - 1957. The models are one-eighth scale replicas of the famed flying jet, and were part of the final flight design tests done prior to the production of the CF-105 Arrow.

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Thu, Jul 20, 2017

Researcher, Airmen Test New Counter-UAS Program At Bagram

Training To Respond To Evolving Enemy Threats

As the use of unmanned aircraft systems rises across the world, researchers from around the Defense Department are testing new ways to counter the new threats they could present.

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Thu, Jul 20, 2017

Vega Is Prepared For Twin Earth Observation Payloads

To Be Orbited On Arianespace’s August 1 Mission

The lightweight Vega launcher for Arianespace’s upcoming mission is undergoing final checkout in French Guiana, readying it to receive a dual payload of Earth observation satellites – consisting of OPTSAT-3000 (as the upper passenger) and Venus (in the lower passenger position).

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Thu, Jul 20, 2017

VFA-115 Surpasses 100,000 Class 'A' Mishap-Free Flight Hours

Milestone Passed During Operations Aboard USS Ronald Reagan

The "Eagles" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 115 achieved a major safety milestone by surpassing 100,000 Class "A" mishap-free flight hours, July 3.

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Thu, Jul 20, 2017

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PRODUCT: Certain Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, -900, and -900ER series airplanes.

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