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April 23, 2017

Airborne 04.21.17: Gulfstream G280, Airport $$ Abuse, Boeing Jobs

Also: Drone Power, Jerkwater Drone Regs, CBP, Wichita UAS Mtg, Cessna Accident, Co-Pilot SNAFU, Atlas Air-Polar Air

Gulfstream’s super mid-size G280 recently completed two missions en route to and from the 2017 Avalon Airshow, each achieving another city-pair world speed record. The G280 flew from Singapore to Melbourne, Australia, a distance of 3,332 nautical miles, in 7 hours and 21 minutes at an average cruise speed of Mach 0.81. The following week, it again departed Singapore, this time bound for Dubai’s Al Maktoum International Airport, completing the 3,177-nm flight in 7 hours and 18 m

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Airborne-Unmanned 04.18.17: Drones v Volcanoes!, Boston Marathon UAVs, XPO-LIVE!

Also: State Pavilions at XPONENTIAL, MQ-8C Fire Scout, Puma UAS, Drone Bust

Drones DO wind up in some of the most amazing places... As evidence by the Universities of Bristol and Cambridge and their team of volcanologists and engineers -- who used the UAVs to collect measurements from directly within volcanic clouds, along with visual and thermal images of inaccessible volcano peaks. As part of a 10-day research trip, the team carried out proof-of-concept flights at and over the summits of Guatemala’s Volcán de Fuego and Volcán de Pacaya. A tethered drone was part of the security pla

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AMA Drone Report 04.20.17: Phantom 4 Advanced, NJ NIMBYism, AMA-DJI Team Up

Also: AUVSI XPO17 LIVE!, Steady Drone Sales, Drone v Shotgun...

DJI’s new Phantom 4 Advanced offers a more powerful camera and more upgraded controls. The new upgrades the original Phantom 4, with a 1-inch, 20-megapixel sensor and a mechanical shutter. The upgraded camera is capable of shooting 4K video at 60 frames per second, while more powerful video processing supports H.264 4K videos at 60fps or H.265 4K at 30fps -- at a 100Mbps bitrate. Similar to the Phantom 4 Pro, it comes with intelligent features that allow automatic flight modes, including Draw, ActiveTrack, TapFly, Gesture and Tripod.

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Four To Be Enshrined In NAHF At Ceremony In October

Record Number Of Former Enshrinees Expected To Return For The 'Oscar Night Of Aviation' At The Bell Helicopter Fort Worth Alliance Air Show

On Saturday, October 28, 2017, the National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) will formally enshrine four more outstanding air and space pioneers as the Class of 2017, bringing number of individuals to 237 so honored, to date.   Over a dozen former enshrinees are expected to attend the ceremony, including four who have been selected to each serve in the time-honored role of “Presenter” of an inductee.

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Report: Flight Cancellations Down From Previous Year, January 2017

U.S. DOT Releases April 2017 Air Travel Consumer Report

The U.S. Department of Transportation today released its April 2017 Air Travel Consumer Report, compiling air carrier data for the month of February 2017.  The April report contains denied boarding (oversales) data for the October-December 2016 quarter, as airlines report denied boarding numbers by quarter.  Denied boarding numbers for the January-March quarter will be available in the May Air Travel Consumer Report.

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Bell Helicopter, Air Pacific Utama Celebrate A Number Of Firsts

Air Pacific Utama Becomes First Bell 407GXP Operator In Indonesia

A purchase agreement has been signed between Bell Helicopter and Indonesian customer Air Pacific Utama (PT APU) for a Bell 407GXP, as well as the company's Customer Advantage Plan (CAP). PT APU will become the first operator of the type in Indonesia.

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BSP Recognized For 50 Years Of Continuous Service With Sikorsky Helicopters

Fly Primarily Offshore Oil And Passenger Transport Missions

Sikorsky today recognized Brunei Shell Petroleum (BSP) for 50 years of continuous service with Sikorsky helicopters.  The recognition event took place at the inaugural 2017 Rotorcraft Asia show. 

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STAjets Founder Kurt Belcher Nominated For EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017

Recognized For Creation Of Brand, Membership Program

The Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards recognizes those who see past the present to define the future. STAjets' Owner Kurt Belcher was selected as a 2017 Nominee and semi-finalist for this prestigious honor. The Entrepreneur Of The Year program, now in its 31st year, seeks those leaders who shape today's ideas into tomorrow's exceptional companies. Finalists and winners to be announced between now and June 2017.

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NASA Awards Commercial Payload Processing Contract

Central Florida Company To Provide Prelaunch Services

NASA has selected Astrotech Space Operations, LLC, of Titusville, Florida, to provide commercial payload processing services for agency missions launching from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

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Meghna Aviation To Become First Operator Of Bell 429 In Bangladesh

Becomes First Operator Of The Aircraft In That Country

Bell Helicopter has  announced the purchase agreement signing of a Bell 429 to Meghna Aviation Ltd. (Meghna) in Bangladesh, making it the first Bell 429 to operate in Bangladesh providing corporate, leisure and utility charter. 

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New Zealand Police Use Drone To Bust Pot Farm

Used Borrowed Aircraft To Catch Harvesters

New Zealand police used a borrowed drone to uncover a hidden crop of about 100 marijuana plants in the Kaingaroa Forest on the North Island.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.23.17)

Aero Linx: The Collings Foundation The Collings Foundation is a non-profit, Educational Foundation (501(c)3), founded in 1979. The purpose of the Foundation is to organize and support “living history” events and the preservation, exhibition and interaction of historical artifacts that enable Americans to learn more about their heritage through direct participation. The original focus of the Foundation was transportation-related events such as antique car rallies, hill climbs, carriage and sleigh rides, and a winter ice-cutting festival in the Stow, MA area. During the mid-eighties, these activities were broadened to include aviation-related events such as air shows, barnstorming, historic

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ANN FAQ: Airborne Partnership Initiative Partner Input

It's A Collaboration, And We Want To Hear From YOUR Organization

It is no longer enough, in our view, to build a successful business... but to build a successful structure by which this business (and our valued partners) can collectively have a positive impact on the industry that wasn’t possible, individually.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.23.17): Flight Plan Area (FPA)

Flight Plan Area (FPA) The geographical area assigned to a flight service station (FSS) for the purpose of establishing primary responsibility for services that may include search and rescue for VFR aircraft, issuance of NOTAMs, pilot briefings, inflight services, broadcast services, emergency services, flight data processing, international operations, and aviation weather services. Large consolidated FSS facilities may combine FPAs into larger areas of responsibility (AOR).

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.23.17)

"Without that drone we would not have found it and would have just been wandering around the bush."  Source: New Zealand Police Sergeant Chris Turnbull, commenting on the use of a borrowed drone to uncover a hidden crop of about 100 marijuana plants in the Kaingaroa Forest on the North Island. Authorities had first been alerted to the activity on April 7, but were unable to locate the field in the sprawling forest using traditional methods after covering some 11 miles of the forest on foot.

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April 22, 2017

GAMA Hosts Part 23 Rule Rewrite Training Sessions

Additional Training Sessions Planned In April And May

GAMA on Thursday hosted the first in a series of training sessions about the U.S. government’s Part 23 rule rewrite at the Boeing facility in Seattle, WA. In December 2016, the FAA announced sweeping changes to the rules, which take effect in August. The new rules for the design of small airplanes apply to aircraft that weigh less than 19,000 pounds with 19 or fewer seats.

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Republic Airways Plan Of Reorganization Receives Final Approval

Ruling Clears The Airline To Emerge From Chapter 11 By Month’s End

The Honorable Judge Sean Lane of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York has approved Republic’s Plan of Reorganization and has entered an order to that effect. The decision sets in motion a process by which the Company expects to emerge from Chapter 11 as a private company before the end of April.

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Lilium Celebrates Successful Flight Tests Of World’s First Electric VTOL Jet

Unveils 5 Seat Model For Use As On-Demand Air Taxi

A series of rigorous flight tests have taken place in the skies above Germany with the Lilium Jet, a zero-emission electric plane capable of VTOL operations. The two-seat prototype executed a range of complex maneuvers, including its signature mid-air transition from hover mode to wing-borne forward flight.

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Bell Helicopter Delivers Two Bell 429s To PT. Carpediem Mandiri

The Aircraft Will Be The First Bell 429S To Be Used For Flight Calibration Operations

Bell Helicopter has delivered two Bell 429s to PT. Carpediem Mandiri for supply to the Flight Calibration Department of the Indonesian Ministry of Transportation. The delivery marks the first two Bell 429s to be used for flight calibration operations throughout Indonesia, performing instrument calibration for Helicopter Ground Instrument Landing and Departing Systems at airports, heliports and helipads.

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President Trump To Make Special Call To Record Breaking US Astronaut

First Daughter Also Joining ISS Call Promoting Women In STEM

President Donald Trump, First Daughter Ivanka Trump, and NASA astronaut Kate Rubins will make a special Earth-to-space call Monday, April 24, from the Oval Office to personally congratulate NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson for her record-breaking stay aboard the International Space Station.

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FAA Certifies Honeywell DU-875 LCD Cockpit Screen Upgrade On Global Express

Pentastar Aviation Obtains Certification For The Installation 

The FAA has awarded an AML STC to Pentastar Aviation for certification of Honeywell’s DU-875 flight deck display upgrade on Global Express airframes.  The DU-875 is a form-fit plug-n-play LCD upgrade that will replace the soon-to-be-obsolete CRT DU-870 CRT displays found in older aircraft. Honeywell plans to discontinue product support and repair on the DU-870 displays in the near future.

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A350-1000 Makes A Big Splash During Water Trough Testing

Tests Conducted At French Military Base Earlier This Month

One of the critical tests for any airliner is its ability to safely land on runways with standing water from heavy rains.

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Tunisair And Jeppesen Sign Digital Services Agreement

Airline Will Access Navigation And Essential Flight Information Using FliteDeck Pro On iPad

Jeppesen recently agreed to a five-year digital services agreement with Tunisair, the national carrier of Tunisia. Jeppesen will provide Tunisair with FliteDeck Pro electronic flight bag (EFB) on iPad, tailored charting services and OpsData aircraft performance management tools.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.22.17)

“GAMA is proud to continue championing this industry-changing rule through our training sessions. They will help ensure the aviation community understands the full and immediate benefits of the new regulatory environment in August.” Source: GAMA president and CEO Pete Bunce.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.22.17): Movement Area

The runways, taxiways, and other areas of an airport/heliport which are utilized for taxiing/hover taxiing, air taxiing, takeoff, and landing of aircraft, exclusive of loading ramps and parking areas.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.22.17)

Thunderstreaks.com

The website Thunderstreaks.com is dedicated to what its administrators refer to as their “Golden Years of Spotting”: the period between 1961 and 1979, when lots of time, effort and money was spent to see as many military aircraft as possible.

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April 21, 2017

Airborne 04.21.17: Gulfstream G280, Airport $$ Abuse, Boeing Jobs

Also: Drone Power, Jerkwater Drone Regs, CBP, Wichita UAS Mtg, Cessna Accident, Co-Pilot SNAFU, Atlas Air-Polar Air

Gulfstream’s super mid-size G280 recently completed two missions en route to and from the 2017 Avalon Airshow, each achieving another city-pair world speed record. The G280 flew from Singapore to Melbourne, Australia, a distance of 3,332 nautical miles, in 7 hours and 21 minutes at an average cruise speed of Mach 0.81. The following week, it again departed Singapore, this time bound for Dubai’s Al Maktoum International Airport, completing the 3,177-nm flight in 7 hours and 18 m

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Aero-TV: Enstrom Helicopter's TH-180 - A Program Update From Heli-Expo 2017

'For Credit' Flight Testing Starting Soon…

Enstrom Helicopter's TH180 training helicopter program suffered a setback in February of 2016 when the prototype aircraft went down. Fortunately, the pilots on board were uninjured, but the flight test program was halted until late May of that same year. At Heli-EXPO in Dallas this year, Bill Taylor, Test Pilot and Senior Technical Fellow for Enstrom Helicopter, told ANN CEO and Editor in Chief Jim Campbell that now, Entstrom has submitted all of the design data for the TH180 to the FAA, and it is currently doing stress analysis reports.

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Klyde Morris 04.21.17

Be On The Lookout For Fake News Stories About The Dogs Being Hacked By The Russians, Klyde

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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USAF X-37B Surpasses 700 Days In Orbit

OTV-4 Was Launched May 20, 2015

The latest mission of the U.S. Air Force X-37B mini-shuttle has passed the 700-day mark ... and the nature of the mission is still top secret.

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American Flight Attendants Demand Fair Raise

APFA Pres. Bob Ross: Mid-Contract Wage Adjustment “Insulting”

The Association of Professional Flight Attendants, representing over 25,000 frontline employees at American Airlines, has spoken out against an arbitration panel’s decision awarding the airline’s cabin crews a 1.63 percent raise.

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Airborne 04.20.17: EAA Doolittle Commemoration, Drone Audit, XPO 17 LIVE!

Also: T-45 Goshawks, NTSB Prelim, Allstate Drones, Cygnus, ICAO, Boeing SAIB, PAL-V Liberty

The lone remaining veteran of the famed Doolittle Raiders mission of April 1942 and at least 16 B-25 bombers will be part of the raid’s 75th anniversary commemoration and air show activities at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017. The 65th annual EAA fly-in will be held July 24-30. The 75th anniversary activities will honor those involved in the daring mission that involved 16 B-25 bombers that departed from the aircraft carrier USS Hornet on April 18, 1942, and bombed military sites in Japan. The “Doolittle

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Co-Pilot Arrested After Being Caught With A Loaded Gun

Incident Occurred At Albany, NY Airport On Monday

A first officer was arrested at Albany International Airport (KALB) Monday, April 17, after Transportation Security Administration officers discovered a loaded .380 caliber handgun in his carry-on bag. The firearm was loaded with six bullets.

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Airbus Helicopters Selects SingPost As Skyways Logistics Partner

Will Work Together On An 'Innovative' Parcel Delivery Project

Airbus Helicopters is collaborating with Singapore Post (SingPost) as its logistics partner for the innovative Skyways parcel delivery project. The announcement was made today at the inaugural Rotorcraft Asia exhibition taking place in Singapore. The MoU was signed by Jean-Brice Dumont, Airbus Helicopters’ Executive Vice President of Engineering and Chief Technical Officer, and Mervyn Lim, SingPost’s Covering Group CEO.

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More Farmers Plan To Use Drones This Growing Season

New Poll Shows Increasing Number Of Farmers Embracing The Technology

A new poll from AgWeb shows that 33 percent of farmers responding to the poll plan to begin using drones this operating season. In a "Pulse Poll" taken by the website, farmers were asked "Will you use drone(s) in your operation this year?" 

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NTSB Releases Probable Cause Report From Cessna 310 Accident In Colorado

Says Pilot Was Acting Erratically During Fuel Stop Prior To Accident Which Fatally Injured Four

The NTSB has released its probable cause report from an accident which occurred on September 5, 2015 which resulted in the fatal injury of the pilot and three passengers on board the Cessna 310, and the board found many inconsistencies with the pilot/owner's claimed experience.

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Wright-Patterson, NMUSAF Pay Tribute To Doolittle Raid 75th Anniversary

Two-Day Tribute Held April 17-18

Friends, family and fans from around the country came together to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Doolittle Tokyo Raid April 17-18, 2017, at the National Museum of the United States Air Force located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.  The April 18, 1942, Doolittle Raid on Tokyo was an important event in the development of American air power as it was the first combat use of strategic bombardment by the U.S. Army Air Forces in World War II.

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O'Hare Fly Quiet Runway Rotation Test 2 Approved By FAA

Plan Is To Achieve A Balanced Distribution Of Noise Exposure In Chicago And Its Suburbs

The FAA has approved the Fly Quiet Runway Rotation Test 2 for O’Hare International Airport. Developed by the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA), the rotation plan is designed to achieve a more balanced distribution of noise exposure for Chicago and suburban communities surrounding O’Hare during overnight hours.

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Airbus Delivers First Ever A321neo To Virgin America

Aircraft Powered By CFM Engines Boosts Fuel Efficiency By At Least 15 Percent, Airbus Says

Airbus has delivered the first-ever A321neo. The latest generation aircraft powered by CFM International’s LEAP-1A engines was handed over to U.S. airline Virgin America, an all-Airbus operator, at a ceremony in Hamburg, Germany. 

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Emirates Slashes Flights To The U.S.

Blames Lower Demand Due To President Trump's Proposed Travel Ban, Tighter Security

A travel ban on certain countries and tighter security measures proposed by President Donald Trump have lowered demand to travel from the Mideast to the U.S., According to Emirates airline, and that's why the carrier has slashed its flights to the United States by 20 percent, the airline said.

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Woman Awarded $760,000 From Skydiving Accident

Was Badly Injured Skydiving At Age 16 When Parachute Malfunctioned 

A woman who was badly injured in a skydiving accident in 2014 has been awarded $760,000 by a court for injuries she sustained during the accident.

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Russian Man Says Schwarzenegger Movie Portrays Him Inaccurately

Was Convicted Of Murdering An Air Traffic Controller He Says Was Responsible For The Death Of His Family

A Russian man whose wife, son and daughter were fatally injured in an aircraft accident and stabbed an air traffic controller to death saying he was responsible for the crash has blasted the movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger based on the incident.

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Aero-TV: Enstrom Helicopter's TH-180 - A Program Update From Heli-Expo 2017

'For Credit' Flight Testing Starting Soon…
 
Enstrom Helicopter's TH180 training helicopter program suffered a setback in February of 2016 when the prototype aircraft went down. Fortunately, the pilots on board were uninjured, but the flight test program was halted until late May of that same year.

Airborne 04.21.17: Gulfstream G280, Airport $$ Abuse, Boeing Jobs

Also: Drone Power, Jerkwater Drone Regs, CBP, Wichita UAS Mtg, Cessna Accident, Co-Pilot SNAFU, Atlas Air-Polar Air

Gulfstream’s super mid-size G280 recently completed two missions en route to and from the 2017 Avalon Airshow, each achieving another city-pair world speed record. The G280 flew from Singapore to Melbourne, Australia, a distance of 3,332 nautical miles, in 7 hours and 21 minutes at an average cruise speed of Mach 0.81. The following week, it again departed Singapore, this time bound for Dubai’s Al Maktoum International Airport, completing the 3,177-nm flight in 7 hours and 18 minutes at a speed of Mach 0.82. The G280 already holds the city-pair record for flying from Melbourne to Singapore. The FAA has sent a letter to Fort Lauderdale, FL accusing the c

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April 20, 2017

Airborne 04.20.17: EAA Doolittle Commemoration, Drone Audit, XPO 17 LIVE!

Also: T-45 Goshawks, NTSB Prelim, Allstate Drones, Cygnus, ICAO, Boeing SAIB, PAL-V Liberty

The lone remaining veteran of the famed Doolittle Raiders mission of April 1942 and at least 16 B-25 bombers will be part of the raid’s 75th anniversary commemoration and air show activities at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017. The 65th annual EAA fly-in will be held July 24-30. The 75th anniversary activities will honor those involved in the daring mission that involved 16 B-25 bombers that departed from the aircraft carrier USS Hornet on April 18, 1942, and bombed military sites in Japan. The “Doolittle

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AMA Drone Report 04.20.17: Phantom 4 Advanced, NJ NIMBYism, AMA-DJI Team Up

Also: AUVSI XPO17 LIVE!, Steady Drone Sales, Drone v Shotgun...

DJI’s new Phantom 4 Advanced offers a more powerful camera and more upgraded controls. The new upgrades the original Phantom 4, with a 1-inch, 20-megapixel sensor and a mechanical shutter. The upgraded camera is capable of shooting 4K video at 60 frames per second, while more powerful video processing supports H.264 4K videos at 60fps or H.265 4K at 30fps -- at a 100Mbps bitrate. Similar to the Phantom 4 Pro, it comes with intelligent features that allow automatic flight modes, including Draw, ActiveTrack, TapFly, Gesture and Tripod.

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Airborne 04.19.17: Planes Of Fame Update, Red Bull Races, Aerocet TSO

Also: Continental MSB, Great Lakes, Delta Orders, NAHF 2017, 737 MAX 8, A350-1000, 'Graphic Forecasts For Aviation'

The petition supporting the Planes of Fame Air Museum Air Show has crossed the 15,000 signature mark, on the way to 25,000. In an update, Planes of Fame Executive Director Steve Hinton said the museum is moving ahead with all plans and preparations for the show, which will continue "until the court tells us otherwise." Comments and letters have come from people in our own community, all over the state of California, the midwest and east coast, and places like Australia, New Zealand, Denmar

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April 19, 2017

Airborne 04.19.17: Planes Of Fame Update, Red Bull Races, Aerocet TSO

Also: Continental MSB, Great Lakes, Delta Orders, NAHF 2017, 737 MAX 8, A350-1000, 'Graphic Forecasts For Aviation'

The petition supporting the Planes of Fame Air Museum Air Show has crossed the 15,000 signature mark, on the way to 25,000. In an update, Planes of Fame Executive Director Steve Hinton said the museum is moving ahead with all plans and preparations for the show, which will continue "until the court tells us otherwise." Comments and letters have come from people in our own community, all over the state of California, the midwest and east coast, and places like Australia, New Zealand, Denmar

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Airborne 04.18.17: Bk160 Gabriél, Fuller v Airlines, Drone NIMBYs

Also: Co WWII Museum, Aero-Calendar, AIAA, B/E Aerospace, Shuttle Tile, Gripen Biofuel, Drone Bust

Italian aircraft manufacturer Blackshape introduced the new Bk160 – Gabriél at AERO Friedrichshafen. The company said that the Bk160 – Gabriél represents a major milestone in the small aircraft sector with a full glass-cockpit resembling modern military trainers. The airplanes aggressive attitude with sporty finishing are inspired by the hand-made tailor style with a touch of "Italianness" in its design. Former AOPA Boss, Craig Fuller, continues to make a lot of sense as he opines

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April 18, 2017

Airborne 04.18.17: Bk160 Gabriél, Fuller v Airlines, Drone NIMBYs

Also: Co WWII Museum, Aero-Calendar, AIAA, B/E Aerospace, Shuttle Tile, Gripen Biofuel, Drone Bust

Italian aircraft manufacturer Blackshape introduced the new Bk160 – Gabriél at AERO Friedrichshafen. The company said that the Bk160 – Gabriél represents a major milestone in the small aircraft sector with a full glass-cockpit resembling modern military trainers. The airplanes aggressive attitude with sporty finishing are inspired by the hand-made tailor style with a touch of "Italianness" in its design. Former AOPA Boss, Craig Fuller, continues to make a lot of sense as he opines

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Airborne-Unmanned 04.18.17: Drones v Volcanoes!, Boston Marathon UAVs, XPO-LIVE!

Also: State Pavilions at XPONENTIAL, MQ-8C Fire Scout, Puma UAS, Drone Bust

Drones DO wind up in some of the most amazing places... As evidence by the Universities of Bristol and Cambridge and their team of volcanologists and engineers -- who used the UAVs to collect measurements from directly within volcanic clouds, along with visual and thermal images of inaccessible volcano peaks. As part of a 10-day research trip, the team carried out proof-of-concept flights at and over the summits of Guatemala’s Volcán de Fuego and Volcán de Pacaya. A tethered drone was part of the security pla

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Airborne 04.17.17: Diamond DA50-V!, Detroit v Airport, Phantom 4 Advanced

Also: New FAI Swoop, 737 Grass Ldg, Embraer Sales, F-16 Lifetime, BelugaXL, 3D Dreamliner, Bell 505

A long time in the works, Diamond's new DA50-V made its public debut at AERO Friedrichshafen 2017 just two weeks after its maiden flight. The all carbon fiber DA50-V is powered by a 260hp jet fuel engine from SAFRAN/SMA burning 6.8 gallons per hour at 50% with a maximum operating altitude of 20,000 ft. During test flights, the aircraft reportedly reached a maximum speed of 173 kts TAS, achieving a maximum range of 1,020 nm. Maximum takeoff weight of the DA50-V prototype is 3,968 lbs offering a payload of

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April 17, 2017

Airborne 04.17.17: Diamond DA50-V!, Detroit v Airport, Phantom 4 Advanced

Also: New FAI Swoop, 737 Grass Ldg, Embraer Sales, F-16 Lifetime, BelugaXL, 3D Dreamliner, Bell 505

A long time in the works, Diamond's new DA50-V made its public debut at AERO Friedrichshafen 2017 just two weeks after its maiden flight. The all carbon fiber DA50-V is powered by a 260hp jet fuel engine from SAFRAN/SMA burning 6.8 gallons per hour at 50% with a maximum operating altitude of 20,000 ft. During test flights, the aircraft reportedly reached a maximum speed of 173 kts TAS, achieving a maximum range of 1,020 nm. Maximum takeoff weight of the DA50-V prototype is 3,968 lbs offering a payload of

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Aero-Help Wanted: ANN Needs Good Honest Marketing Staff

ANN/Airborne/Aero-TV Marketing Department Needs Part or Full Time Personnel

E-I-C Note: After months of hints, we've unveiled the next steps in the Airborne programming initiative with massive efforts that now position ANN as a major media partner to two of the most pivotal players in the drone arena... with AMA for the hobby drone market, and with AUVSI representing the Commercial Unmanned technology biz. But... what about all the other aspects of aviation and aerospace? Well... we have most of those covered -- or about to be covered. That's right; there's more... with nearly a dozen such agreements either done or in the works... and MASSIVE upgrades to the Airborne Unlimited program itself

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A Special Note From ANN To Our Friends/Readers

Hi Folks... This is a special issue of the Propwash newsletter, dedicated only to its being a personal message from the ANN gang to you. I promise not to do this too often, but hope that I can impose on you for a few minutes in order to seek your continued support. We'd like to make one last pitch for book orders while they might affect the total print order. We have sent this book to the printer and are in pre-press prep right now (proofs expected today)... and the more we can add to the print tally, the more cost-effective our printing prices (per book) become. As you

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