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Wed, Dec 07, 2016

Airborne 12.06.16: SpaceX Launching Soon!, 787 AD, DJI Inspire 2

Also: P-51C 'Tuskegee Airmen', Aero-Calendar, EASA Mandate, Master Instructor, 737 MAX Thrust Reverser, LaMia Airline, Flying Colours

SpaceX could return to flight by the middle of the month if the FAA approves its next launch, according to SpaceX customer Iridium Communications. The launch is scheduled on December 16 at 12:36 p.m. Pacific Standard Time from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, according to an Iridium news release. An Airworthiness Directive issued by the FAA last week requires repetitive cycling of either the airplane electrical power or the power to the three flight control modules. This AD was prompted by a report indicating that all three fly control modules might simultaneously reset if continuously powered on for 22 days on all Boeing 787-8 and 787-9 airplanes. A reset of the flight control modules, if not corrected, could result in flight control surface

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Wed, Dec 07, 2016

ANN Presents: Bob Hoover Memorial Celebration of Life (11.18.16 -- Special Edit)

Honoring A Great Man, A Great Pilot, A Great American -- and Above All Else… A Great Friend

Bob Hoover was, to virtually everyone in the aviation world, the “Pilot’s Pilot.” One of aviation’s most celebrated aviators, Hoover pioneered a legendary life as a fighter pilot, test pilot, airshow pilot and aviation figurehead. Whether escaping a German prisoner of war camp in WWII by stealing a German fighter, flying in support of Chuck Yeager’s record-breaking sound-barrier flights, testing dozens of leading edge airplanes (often for the first time) or flying flawlessly thorough hundreds of airshow performances; Hoover’s 94 years were packed with adventure, class, distinction, and a gentlemanly grace heretofore unmatched by any other flyer. This beloved aviator passed away, quietly and with dignity, October 25th. View The Special Edit of the Hoover Memorial Celebrati

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Wed, Dec 07, 2016

President-Elect Trump Says New Air Force One Is Too Expensive

Says Congress Should Cancel The Order With Boeing, Citing Costs

President-elect Donald Trump dealt a blow to Boeing Tuesday, saying that the planned order of two Boeing 747s to replace the aging Air Force One aircraft is too expensive and should be cancelled.

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Wed, Dec 07, 2016

FAA Issues Emergency Order Revoking Certificate Of Atlanta Technical College

Alleges That The School Failed To Keep Appropriate Records On Students In Aviation Maintenance Program

The FAA has issued an emergency order revoking the maintenance technician school certificate of Atlanta Technical College (ATC) of Atlanta, GA.

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Wed, Dec 07, 2016

Chao May Have Substantial Influence Over ATC Privatization

But DOT Secretary-Designate Has Not Taken An Official Position On The Issue

One of the issues Elaine Chao is likely to face shortly after her expected confirmation by the U.S. Senate as Secretary of Transportation is whether or not ATC should be spun off from the FAA and placed under a non-profit organization established by Congress.

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Wed, Dec 07, 2016

PAM Pearl Harbor Dedicates 1941 Ford Island Aerological Tower

Unveils Plans For Library And Archive Development

Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor held a dedication ceremony Sunday to mark the completion of a $650,000 restoration of the historic Aerological Tower, which served as flight control center on December 7, 1941.

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Wed, Dec 07, 2016

AeroSports Update: Gordon Bennett Cup 2017 Announced

Being Held In The Canton Of Fribourg, It’s A World Cup And Festival For All The Family

From September 7 through the 16th, 2017, Gruyères will host the 61st Gordon Bennett Aeronautical World Cup, the oldest and most prestigious gas balloon race in the world. In the idyllic setting of the Fribourg Pre-Alps, visitors will have the chance not only to witness the start of an internationally renowned competition but also enjoy a public festival celebrating aerial sports.

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Wed, Dec 07, 2016

More Than 100 World War II Veterans Arrive In Honolulu On Honor Flight

Traveled To Hawaii To Mark The 75th Anniversary Of Pearl Harbor Attack

Past and present met Sunday when Sailors from Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam greeted more than 100 World War II veterans, including Pearl Harbor survivors, when they arrived at the Honolulu International Airport aboard and American Airlines Honor Flight for the upcoming 75th Pearl Harbor commemoration events throughout the island of Oahu.

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Wed, Dec 07, 2016

20 Years Ago: Columbia Breaks A World Record For The Longest Time In Space

Longest Shuttle Mission Spent A Record 17 Days In Space ... Much Longer Than Originally Planned

Twenty years ago today astronauts on board the Space Shuttle Columbia woke to a familiar song. It’s traditional on NASA’s manned space missions to wake the crew with a different track every day, and this time someone down in Florida was clearly showing they had a sense of humor. “Please, come home for Christmas,” by Sawyer Brown rolled through the Shuttle, and it couldn’t have been more appropriate.

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Wed, Dec 07, 2016

Gone West: XCOR Founding Member Loretta 'Aleta' Jackson DeLong

Jeff Greason: 'There Wouldn't Have Been An XCOR Without Her'

One of the founding members of XCOR has Gone West. Loretta "Aleta" Jackson DeLong passed away Sunday due to complications from chemotherapy treatments for ovarian cancer. She was 68 years old.

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