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Wed, Aug 16, 2017

Airborne 08.15.17: Lycoming AD, Reno Drone Racing!, Santa Monica NIMBYs

Also: Icon A5 Accident, Aero-Calendar, Land Remote Sensing, Storm Aviation, Frontier, World Helicopter Day, Hubble

The FAA has issued an Airworthiness Directive (AD) for the connecting rods in certain models of Lycoming engines, and asked for comments on the AD (2017-16-11). The AD requires an inspection of connecting rods and replacement of affected connecting rod small end bushings. It was prompted by several reports of connecting rod failures resulting in uncontained engine failure and in-flight shutdowns (IFSDs). The FAA says it has received 5 reports of uncontained engine failures and IFSDs due to failed connecting rods. The Reno Air Racing Association has signed an agreement with MultiGP Drone Racing League to host the National Drone Racing Championship during this year’s National Championship Air Races. The drone racing championship will be held in the Air Races on-site drone zone. &l

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Wed, Aug 16, 2017

Airborne-Unmanned 08.15.17: Reno Drone Races, DoD CrackDown, Blue Angels v UAV?

Also: Kansas DOT-AirMap, CIRRUAS Drone Program, Daytona Beach PD UAS, Virginia UAS SAR

The Reno Air Racing Association has signed an agreement with the MultiGP Drone Racing League to host the National Drone Racing Championship during this year’s National Championship Air Races. The drone races will be held in the Air Races on-site drone zone. "The addition of MultiGP’s National Drone Racing Championship into the air races allows our fans to experience exciting drone technology up-close and personally,” Tony Logoteta, Director of Finance for the Reno Air Racing Association said. The increased use of commercial and privately owned small unmanned aircraft systems has raised Defense Department concerns for the safety and security of its installations, its aviation and its people. Guidance was sent in early August to the services and to installations about the use of small unmanned ai

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Wed, Aug 16, 2017

Aero-TV: Fast, Small, & Exciting - An Introduction To FPV Racing

Drone Racing A Hit At Sebring

The Sebring Sport Aviation Expo has "Sport" prominently featured in its name, and one of the fastest-growing segments of sports, and sport aviation, is drone racing. So it would seem to make sense that steps from the Sebring Speedway, drone racing was taking place at the January air show. Brian Morris of Team Multistar told ANN CEO and Editor in Chief Jim Campbell that there were about 110 of the fastest drone pilots competing at the show for a total prize purse of $20,000, with $10,000 going to the overall winner of the event...

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Wed, Aug 16, 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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Wed, Aug 16, 2017

Virginia State Police Mourn The Loss Of Aviation Personnel

Aircraft Was Assisting Public Safety Resources During Situation In Charlottesville, VA

Virginia State Police and the NTSB are investigating the cause of the fatal helicopter accident in Albemarle County that claimed the lives of two state police pilots. The FAA is also investigating the incident.

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Wed, Aug 16, 2017

AMA Drone Report 08.10.17: AMA Gov't Outreach, Nat'l Model Av Day, Lego Drones

Also: Volaero Tracks Pythons, Army v DJI, Snap Acquiring Drone?, Orlando Backs Down

There’s no rest for the folks at AMA that deal with the politics that comes with flying hobby aircraft... especially drones. The AMA staff reports that, “As you know, we have been working tirelessly with Congress to preserve and strengthen the Special Rule for Model Aircraft and to affirm the importance of the community-based model for managing the recreational community. Due to Congressional recess in August, we do not expect any further action on FAA reauthorization legislation until September. National Model Aviation Day is coming... and that includes the hobby drone community! This is the fifth anniversary as UAS operators and clubs across the country celebrate National Model Aviation Day, August 12, 2017. National Model Aviation Day was created to encourage clubs to celebrate the hobby and share it

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Wed, Aug 16, 2017

Possible Parachute Straps May Be Latest 'Evidence' In D.B. Cooper Case

Strap Found Deep In The Pacific Northwest Handed Over To The FBI

The FBI is looking at a recently-discovered item that may be connected with the D.B. Cooper hijacking case, though they are not saying that it is enough to reopen the investigation.

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Wed, Aug 16, 2017

ANN FAQ: The Airborne Partnership Initiative; Engaging The Industry

Growing The Audience For Your News

The goal of the Airborne Partnership Initiative is to grow this program to include a significant portion, if not a majority, of the aviation world’s pivotal organizations, interests, and viewpoints.

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Wed, Aug 16, 2017

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (08.16.17)

"Results for the second quarter of this year are very much like the first – mixed, with some bright spots.” Source: GAMA president and CEO Pete Bunce, commenting on the second quarter airplane shipment report.

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Wed, Aug 16, 2017

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.16.17): Cold Temperature Compensation

An action on the part of the pilot to adjust an aircraft’s indicated altitude due to the effect of cold temperatures on true altitude above terrain versus aircraft indicated altitude.

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