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January 20, 2017

Airborne 01.20.17: Astro-NIMBY!, Airbus Flying Car, JetSuiteX v KSMO

Also: Daher Delivers, Aviation Progress, Tecnam P2012, D.B. Cooper, MH370 Search, T-45C Accident, Piper

We previously reported that studies indicate many complaints about airport noise come from a few people with a dedicated mission to file the complaints. It seems that one such person has been identified in the Washington DC area. Well known ESA astronaut, Roberto Vittori, moved his family to the Washington DC area where he bought a house in the Hillandale neighborhood north of Georgetown. After moving there, instrument procedures at Ronald Reagan National Airport were changed because of NextGen shift

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Aero-TV: Hover Camera Passport - A Gesture Controlled Selfie Drone

It’s So Simple to Operate, Anyone Can do it… And we’re Not Kidding

The drones were up and flying at the Consumer Electronics Show held in Las Vegas in January 2017. Our ANN crew was there to cover the events, and ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, found a drone called the Hover Camera Passport, this thing is really cool! Jim talked with Hover Camera founder and CEO, MQ Wang, and started off by asking about the thought process behind this unusual drone.

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FAA, EAA Work Toward Streamlined Approval Of Safety-Enhancing Equipment

EAA’s Dynon STC Effort Energizes Effort Toward Broader Application

A proposed new compliance pathway for Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) for manufacturing of low risk safety-enhancing avionics and other low risk equipment emerged during a January 17 meeting in Oshkosh between EAA, top FAA officials, and aviation industry members.

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Legal Ruling Is First To Cite Pilot's Bill Of Rights Medical Reform Mandates

Foreign Pilot Had Been Falsely Accused Of Failing To Report An Arrest On An FAA Medical Application Form

A foreign pilot has been cleared of charges that he falsified an FAA medical application form, and an emergency order of revocation of his airman privileges has been been reversed. His attorney says that the case is the first intentional falsification matter where the Pilot’s Bill of Rights medical reform mandates played a key role in the victory.

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University Of North Dakota Adds Robinson R44 Cadet Trainer

First Of The Training Helicopters To Be Flown By The School

On January 13th, Robinson Helicopter Company delivered an R44 Cadet to the  University of North Dakota (UND). This is the first Cadet to be used in UND’s prestigious flight training program.

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Piper Dakota Down On Oregon Coast

Pilot Was Well Known Resident Of Pahrump, NV Raymond Wulfenstein

A Piper Dakota being flown by Pahrump, NV resident Raymond Wulfenstein along the Oregon coast went down Friday after the 79-year-old pilot reported to ATC that he was suffering a medical issue.

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AeroSports Update: BasicMed Advisory Circular Issued

Advisory Circular AC 68-1 Has Been Issued To Detail The New BasicMed Regulation

As is often the case when new regulations are issued, the regulation itself is supplemented by an advisory circular to explain what the regulation is all about. Such is the case with the new BasicMed regulation that has revise compliance requirements for a third class FAA medical.

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Rolls-Royce Completes Agreements With Investigating Authorities

Rolls-Royce CEO Warren East Declares Past Behaviour Completely Unacceptable And Reaffirms Zero Tolerance Of Business Misconduct

Rolls-Royce has entered into a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) with the UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) with the approval of the President of the Queen’s Bench Division (The Right Honourable Sir Brian Leveson) and published by the SFO.

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Klyde Morris 01.20.17

Now We'll See What The Future May Bring ...

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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AF Announces NAS JRB Fort Worth As Preferred Location For Next F-35A Base

Selected Over Bases In Florida, Arizona, And Missouri

Air Force officials announced Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas, as the preferred location for the first Air Force Reserve-led F-35 base, which is expected to begin receiving its first F-35As in the mid-2020s.

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U.S. Forest Service Releases 'Learning Review' From Helicopter Accident

Two Fatally Injured When The Aircraft Setting Controlled Burns Went Down In Mississippi

A 90-page "Learning Review" has been released by the U.S. Forest Service analyzing an accident which occurred on March 30, 2015 that fatally injured contract pilot Brandon Ricks and Forest Service employee Steve Cobb. Another Forest Service employee was seriously injured in the accident.

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Airborne 01.19.17: $200K Drone Fine, Sandia IVSI TSO, 'Can't Close' KSMO

Also: MH370 Search Suspended, Supporting AUVSI, Sikorsky S-92, Challenger Astronaut, Stressed Pilots, JBA Aviation, Embraer E2

A settlement agreement has been reached between the FAA and the drone operating company, SkyPan International of Chicago. The agreement resolves enforcement cases occurring between 2012 and 2014 that alleged the company operated unmanned aircraft in congested airspace over New York City and Chicago, and violated airspace regulations and aircraft operating rules. Under the terms of the agreement, SkyPan will pay a $200,000 civil penalty. Additional penalties apply if the company

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BMT Develops First Ever UAV To Perform A Perched Landing

Uses Machine Learning Algorithms To Land Like A Bird

The very first UAV to perform a perched landing using machine learning algorithms has been developed in partnership with the University of Bristol and BMT Defense Services (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd.

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BTS Statistics Release: November 2016 Passenger Airline Employment Data

Number Of Employees Grew By 3.7 Percent Over November 2015

U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 3.7 percent more workers in November 2016 than in November 2015, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today. November was the highest monthly FTE total (416,046) since January 2005 (417,789) and was the 37th consecutive month that U.S. scheduled passenger airline full-time equivalent (FTE) employment exceeded the same month of the previous year.

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Kaman Completes First K-MAX Airframe From Jacksonville Production Line

Has Been Shipped To Connecticut For Final Assembly, Testing And Certification

Kaman Aerosystems has successfully delivered its first airframe from the reopened K-MAX production line in Jacksonville, Florida to the Company’s plant in Bloomfield, Connecticut where it will undergo final assembly, testing, and certification.

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Historic Cape Canaveral Building Gets New Lockheed Martin Tenants

Building Originally Constructed For NASA's First Manned Spaceflight Mission

The U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin recently cut the ribbon on a newly-renovated facility at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Nearly 200 Lockheed Martin employees who work on the Navy’s Fleet Ballistic Missile program will move into the facility over the next few months.

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Bell Helicopter, Simrik Air Celebrate First Bell 407GXP Delivery In Nepal

Aircraft Configured For Multiple Missions Including SAR

Bell Helicopter has announced the delivery of the first Bell 407GXP to Nepal with customer Simrik Air. This is the customer’s first Bell helicopter and is outfitted for multi-mission capabilities, including travel and tourism and search and rescue. Bell Helicopter and Simrik Air commemorated the delivery at a special ceremony in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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CHC Helicopter Announces New Contract With Siemens Wind Power GmbH

Will Support Wind Farm Currently Under Construction In The North Sea

CHC Group has announced a new contract with Siemens Wind Power GmbH to provide helicopter services in support of the construction of the Veja Mate offshore wind farm currently under construction in the German North Sea.

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FAA Grants STC To MT-Propeller For Cessna 208 Supervan

New Five-Blade Propeller Approved For The Aircraft

The FAA has granted an STC to MT-Propeller for the installation of the MTV-27 composite prop on Cessna's 208 Supervan.

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Living Legends of Aviation Honors Flexjet Chairman Kenn Ricci

Receives Lifetime Aviation Entrepreneur Award

Kenneth C. “Kenn” Ricci, chairman and CEO of Flexjet, will receive the Lifetime Aviation Entrepreneur Award at the Living Legends of Aviation 14th Annual Awards, to be held at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California on Friday, January 20, 2017.

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Amateur Photographer Captures Images Of F-16/SU-27 Dogfight Over Groom Lake

Likely First Such Images Captured In The U.S.

An air traffic controller from Hampshire in the U.K. visiting the desert surrounding Area 51 in Nevada managed to capture some amazing images of an F-16 engaged in a mock dogfight with a Russian-made Su-27P Flanker-B aircraft that he thinks may be the first such images captured in the U.S.

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ANN FAQ: Getting The Word Out

Things To Know When You Send A News Release

Aero-News gets hundreds of releases every week, ranging from industry giants like Boeing and Cessna to the smallest of flying clubs and the most quaint of air shows. After having seen the best and the worst in press releases over the years, we have some ideas to help companies do so much more to help themselves, both with ANN and with the general media.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (01.20.17)

“Our plans are for this to be the first of many R44 Cadets  which will keep us on the leading edge of flight training.” Source: Don Dubuque, Director of UND  Extension Programs. UND recently took delivery of its first R44 Cadet helicopter.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.20.17): Interrogator

The ground-based surveillance radar beacon transmitter-receiver, which normally scans in synchronism with a primary radar, transmitting discrete radio signals which repetitiously request all transponders on the mode being used to reply.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.20.17)

FAA Safety and Quality Assurance

The Safety and Quality Assurance Office assures the safety, effectiveness and supports quality of Aviation System Standards programs through the development and oversight of organizational safety and quality assurance policies and procedures.

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AD NUMBER: 2017-01-09

PRODUCT: Certain The Boeing Company Model 767-300 and 767-300F series airplanes.

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Aero-TV: Hover Camera Passport - A Gesture Controlled Selfie Drone

It’s So Simple to Operate, Anyone Can do it… And we’re Not Kidding
 
The drones were up and flying at the Consumer Electronics Show held in Las Vegas in January 2017. Our ANN crew was there to cover the events, and ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, found a drone called the Hover Camera Passport, this thing is really cool!

Airborne 01.20.17: Astro-NIMBY!, Airbus Flying Car, JetSuiteX v KSMO

Also: Daher Delivers, Aviation Progress, Tecnam P2012, D.B. Cooper, MH370 Search, T-45C Accident, Piper
 
We previously reported that studies indicate many complaints about airport noise come from a few people with a dedicated mission to file the complaints. It seems that one such person has been identified in the Washington DC area. Well known ESA astronaut, Roberto Vittori, moved his family to the Washington DC area where he bought a house in the Hillandale neighborhood north of Georgetown. After moving there, instrument procedures at Ronald Reagan National Airport were changed because of NextGen shift in flight patterns. Vittori claims the noise is now intolerable and he admits to filing some 3,000 complaints since the changes in the flight patterns wer

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January 19, 2017

Airborne 01.19.17: $200K Drone Fine, Sandia IVSI TSO, 'Can't Close' KSMO

Also: MH370 Search Suspended, Supporting AUVSI, Sikorsky S-92, Challenger Astronaut, Stressed Pilots, JBA Aviation, Embraer E2

A settlement agreement has been reached between the FAA and the drone operating company, SkyPan International of Chicago. The agreement resolves enforcement cases occurring between 2012 and 2014 that alleged the company operated unmanned aircraft in congested airspace over New York City and Chicago, and violated airspace regulations and aircraft operating rules. Under the terms of the agreement, SkyPan will pay a $200,000 civil penalty. Additional penalties apply if the company

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Aero-TV: The 'All-New' M600 Program - Piper's New 'Leader Of The Pack'

The Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition Lets Us Take a Close Look at Piper’s M600…

Piper Aircraft is proud of their new M600 single-engine turboprop, and our ANN crew decided to take a look and provide you with the inside scoop on this new airplane. While at the National Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) held in November 2016, ANN News Editor, Tom Patton, linked up with Drew McEwen, who is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Piper Aircraft.

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Opinion: Ending Search For MH370 Is Wrong

Too Many Unanswered Questions In The Airliner's Disappearance

Three governments have spent about $160 million searching for the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, which vanished from radar on a flight from Beijing to Kuala Lumpur on March 8, 2014. On Tuesday, the governments of China, Malaysia an Australia called off the search.

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Ameriflight Signs Pilot Flow Through Agreement with Frontier Airlines

Ensures Pilots Entering The Program Of A Job With Frontier On Successful Completion

Ameriflight and Frontier Airlines have entered into a Pilot Mutual Recruiting and Current Pilot Agreement to aid, support, and advance pilot career needs. The mutually beneficial agreement is intended to provide a clarified career path under which pilots can proceed to a part 121 certificated air carrier of the remarkable standard of Frontier. The relationship stems from a desire to work together to recruit and hire accomplished, trained pilots for both operations.

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Navy T-45C Involved In Training Accident

Instructor And Student Were Able To Eject Safely

Naval Air Station (NAS) Meridian reported a T-45C Goshawk jet aircraft assigned to Training Squadron NINE (VT-9), went down Tuesday at approximately 1:53 p.m. while conducting a training flight. The incident occurred off the east runway on board the installation.

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Airborne 01.18.17: AirVenture 2017, King Schools Drone Test, Tico Warbirds

Also: Plastic Fuel, 747 Down, Great Lakes, Lily Suit, Neffenger Stepping Down, Coast Flt Training, Boeing-SpiceJet

EAA-AirVenture is many things to many people, and not the least of these is the story of historic flights and great aviators as well as the latest innovations to be found in recreational aviation. In order to highlight all of these, EAA has adopted a “theme format” to make it easier for individuals to find what it is that interests them the most at EAA AirVenture 2017. Historic aviation achievements, legendary pilots, and groundbreaking innovations will all be featured as some o

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ATR Introduces The First 72-600 In Argentina

Avian LíneasAéreas Takes Delivery Of The Aircraft

Avian Líneas Aéreas, the new subsidiary of the South American company Synergy Aerospace, has taken delivery of the first new-generation ATR 72-600 to fly in Argentina. The airline intends to start operations of its new ATR -600 series fleet during the first quarter of 2017, commercially branded as Avianca Argentina, following the carrier’s current certification process.

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AF Selects Shaw AFB As The Preferred Location To Host A New RPA Unit

Will Include Aircraft And Mission Control Elements

The Air Force has selected Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, as the preferred location to base a new MQ-9 Reaper group, including mission control elements.

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Dragonplate Releases Carbon Fiber UAV Quadcopter Kits

Provides Basic Structure On Which A Drone Can Be Custom-Built

Dragonplate, a company known for producing ready to purchase carbon fiber components, has just released UAV quadcopter frame kits. These kits provide the basic structure necessary for anyone interested in building their own carbon fiber multi-rotor. In addition to the assembly templates and instructions, full CAD models are available for download for each kit. This allows the integration of motors, controllers, batteries, and cameras into the design before even purchasing the components.

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Leonardo Strengthens Its Position In The U.K.

Begins Operating As Leonardo MW

With the support of the U.K. Government Leonardo is ready to invest and grow its business in and from the U.K. committing to long-term innovative partnerships.

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Tecnam P2012 Traveller To Make Public Debut At Aero ’17, Friedrichshafen

Will Take A Break From Flight Testing For The Event

The twin Lycoming-engined 11-seat P2012 Traveller prototype will take center stage on Tecnam’s stand at the Global Aviation show’s 25th anniversary in April this year. The aircraft will interrupt an intensive test flight program to be present for all three days between April 5th and April 8th.

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TrueNoord Commits To Purchase Six Embraer E190

Leases Are Already Attached To The Aircraft

TrueNoord Regional Aircraft Leasing announces its purchase of six Embraer E190 aircraft. The portfolio is made up of globally operated aircraft with leases attached and this significant investment marks the start of a highly targeted on-going development and growth strategy for the TrueNoord fleet under lease, following investment from private equity firm Bregal Freshstream.

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Airline Pilot Is Third Most Stressful Job You Can Have

CareerCast Rated A Number Of Careers Based On Multiple Criteria

Glamorous, prestigious, and respected are some of the adjectives that come to mind when someone mentions the words "airline pilot".

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AD: The Boeing Company Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2017-01-02

PRODUCT: Certain Boeing Model 787-8 and 787-9 airplanes.

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AD: Airbus Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2017-01-06

PRODUCT: Certain Airbus Model A319-115, A319-132, A320-214, A320-232, A321-211, A321-213, and A321-231 airplanes.

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Airborne 01.19.17: $200K Drone Fine, Sandia IVSI TSO, 'Can't Close' KSMO

Also: MH370 Search Suspended, Supporting AUVSI, Sikorsky S-92, Challenger Astronaut, Stressed Pilots, JBA Aviation, Embraer E2

A settlement agreement has been reached between the FAA and the drone operating company, SkyPan International of Chicago. The agreement resolves enforcement cases occurring between 2012 and 2014 that alleged the company operated unmanned aircraft in congested airspace over New York City and Chicago, and violated airspace regulations and aircraft operating rules. Under the terms of the agreement, SkyPan will pay a $200,000 civil penalty. Additional penalties apply if the company fails to comply with the terms of the settlement agreement. The FAA has granted SANDIA Aerospace an additional Technical Standard Order Authorization, commonly simply referred to

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Aero-TV: The 'All-New' M600 Program - Piper's New 'Leader Of The Pack'

The Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition Lets Us Take a Close Look at Piper’s M600…
 
Piper Aircraft is proud of their new M600 single-engine turboprop, and our ANN crew decided to take a look and provide you with the inside scoop on this new airplane. While at the National Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) held in November 2016, ANN News Editor, Tom Patton, linked up with Drew McEwen, who is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Piper Aircraft.

January 18, 2017

Airborne 01.18.17: AirVenture 2017, King Schools Drone Test, Tico Warbirds

Also: Plastic Fuel, 747 Down, Great Lakes, Lily Suit, Neffenger Stepping Down, Coast Flt Training, Boeing-SpiceJet

EAA-AirVenture is many things to many people, and not the least of these is the story of historic flights and great aviators as well as the latest innovations to be found in recreational aviation. In order to highlight all of these, EAA has adopted a “theme format” to make it easier for individuals to find what it is that interests them the most at EAA AirVenture 2017. Historic aviation achievements, legendary pilots, and groundbreaking innovations will all be featured as some o

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Airborne 01.17.17: Gene Cernan, KSMO NIMBY's Threaten AvBiz, Lily Drones Kaput

Also: Gone West: Bill Bordeleau, Aero-Calendar, Duncan Aviation, Norwegian Air, Drone Advisory, QinetiQ, Drone v Space Needle

We’re sorry to report that, according to a Tweet from NASA, Apollo 17 Commander Gene Cernan passed away on Monday at the age of 82. Captain Cernan was one of fourteen astronauts selected by NASA in October 1963. He logged 566 hours and 15 minutes in space-of which more than 73 hours were spent on the surface of the moon. It’s reported that Cernan’s flight to the moon was the most scientifically rewarding of all the lunar flights. When speaking of all the crazy h

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Aero-TV: The FPV Capable Breeze 4K - Yuneec's Highly Versatile Consumer Drone

The Breeze Bridges the Gap from Yuneec To Mass Consumer Technology…
 
Yuneec is a major player in the drone industry, and ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, took the opportunity at the Consumer Electronics Show held in Las Vegas, Nevada, in January 2017 to get some detailed information about the drone they call, the Breeze. To get the scoop, Jim met up with Trent Siggard, who is a Project Manager for Yuneec.

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Airborne 01.18.17: AirVenture 2017, King Schools Drone Test, Tico Warbirds

Also: Plastic Fuel, 747 Down, Great Lakes, Lily Suit, Neffenger Stepping Down, Coast Flt Training, Boeing-SpiceJet EAA-AirVenture is many things to many people, and not the least of these is the story of historic flights and great aviators as well as the latest innovations to be found in recreational aviation. In order to highlight all of these, EAA has adopted a “theme format” to make it easier for individuals to find what it is that interests them the most at EAA AirVenture 2017. Historic aviation achievements, legendary pilots, and groundbreaking innovations will all be featured as some of the themes, and each day of AirVenture will feature a program or occurrence that presents unique highlights for the theme being featured on that specific day. We’ve been told the 40th Annual Tico W

January 17, 2017

Airborne 01.17.17: Gene Cernan, KSMO NIMBY's Threaten AvBiz, Lily Drones Kaput

Also: Gone West: Bill Bordeleau, Aero-Calendar, Duncan Aviation, Norwegian Air, Drone Advisory, QinetiQ, Drone v Space Needle

We’re sorry to report that, according to a Tweet from NASA, Apollo 17 Commander Gene Cernan passed away on Monday at the age of 82. Captain Cernan was one of fourteen astronauts selected by NASA in October 1963. He logged 566 hours and 15 minutes in space-of which more than 73 hours were spent on the surface of the moon. It’s reported that Cernan’s flight to the moon was the most scientifically rewarding of all the lunar flights. When speaking of all the crazy h

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Airborne 01.16.17: Dynon/EAA STC Expands, SpaceX, Chao Coy On ATC Privatization

Also: Project Titan, Part 23 Rule, SportAv HoF, Iran Air, FL's Space Coast, Galaxy Note7 Warnings, Boeing Employees

When Dynon and EAA announced that they had worked together to obtain an STC allowing the Dynon EFIS-D10A and EFIS-D100 displays to be installed in type certificated aircraft, it was a major step forward in bringing the technology and safety found in experimental homebuilt aircraft to the market for type certificated aircraft. Now, an expanded model list for EAA’s Accessible Safety STC has been granted by the FAA. The approval is now includes six models of Beechcraft airplanes, 14 var

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January 16, 2017

Airborne 01.16.17: Dynon/EAA STC Expands, SpaceX, Chao Coy On ATC Privatization

Also: Project Titan, Part 23 Rule, SportAv HoF, Iran Air, FL's Space Coast, Galaxy Note7 Warnings, Boeing Employees

When Dynon and EAA announced that they had worked together to obtain an STC allowing the Dynon EFIS-D10A and EFIS-D100 displays to be installed in type certificated aircraft, it was a major step forward in bringing the technology and safety found in experimental homebuilt aircraft to the market for type certificated aircraft. Now, an expanded model list for EAA’s Accessible Safety STC has been granted by the FAA. The approval is now includes six models of Beechcraft airplanes, 14 var

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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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