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Thu, Jul 19, 2018

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.19.18)

FAA: Amateur-Built Aircraft

Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR), part 21, section 21.191(g), defines an amateur-built aircraft as an aircraft "the major portion of which has been fabricated and assembled by person(s) who undertook the construction project solely for their own education or recreation."

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Wed, Jul 18, 2018

Blue Origin Conducts Ninth Test Flight Of New Shepard

Successfully Demonstrated The Crew Capsule Escape System

Blue Origin has completed the ninth test flight of its New Shepard rocket, successfully demonstrating its crew capsule escape system.

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Wed, Jul 18, 2018

Airborne 07.16.18: Coast Guard Rescues, AEA $$Prizes$$, Commuter Craft

Also: Hartzell @OSH18, FreeFlight Systems, Kent State Alsims, Hackers Ripoff MQ-9 Reaper Info

If you aren’t already in awe of the work of the US Coast Guard, you should be. Two Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crews rescued 11 people after a floatplane went down 39 miles south southwest of Ketchikan, Alaska, on Prince of Wales Island, Tuesday. The Jayhawk crews arrived on scene, and were able to safely hoist all 11 people from the side of a mountain, approximately 2,000 AGL. The Jayhawk crew then took them to a staging area for further transfer to Ketchikan. All were reported to have minor injuries, but otherwise in good condition. To help incentivize owners of GA aircraft to meet the FAA's ADS-B Out equipage mandate in the United States, the Aircraft Electronics Association will randomly award five aircraft owners with $1,000 each toward an ADS-B compliant upgrade duri

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Wed, Jul 18, 2018

Airborne 07.18.18: Blue Origin $$$, Electric U/L VTOL, Airborne ‘Aviatrix’

Also: Rotax Info Sessions, DeLand Opens New Admin Bldg, Aeronca Champ SAIB, BRS Founder To Speak

If you want to take a suborbital space tourism flight with Blue Origin, you can plan to pony up not less than $200,000, according to the company. Blue Origin executives said that they are planning manned test flights aboard New Shepard "soon", and tickets will be on sale beginning sometime in 2019. Two company employees speaking on condition of anonymity confirmed the ticket prices to Reuters. One said that the cost could rise as high as $300,000. Opener, Inc., has introduced BlackFly; which the company says is the world’s first ultralight all-electric fixed-wing vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft. BlackFly is a single-seat Personal Aerial Vehicle (PAV). BlackFly is reportedly simple to master and requires no formal licensing (in the U.S.) Though BlackFly has full amphibious capabiliti

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Wed, Jul 18, 2018

'An Extraordinary Friends of Bob Hoover' Event Scheduled For AirVenture Oshkosh

Some Tickets Remaining For The Annual Hoover Get-Together

An “EFOB” (Extraordinary Friends of Bob Hoover) event will be held Wednesday evening, July 25th, during this year’s EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. Festivities will begin at 6:00 PM  at the AOPA Campus, just across from the famous Brown Arch entrance to the flight line. The evening is sponsored by the Bob Hoover Legacy Foundation. The Foundation is the 501c3 organization formed by Bob prior to his passing in 2016. Bob’s purpose was to promote and support organizations and individuals that are working to improve aviation’s better future, and to establish the highest possible standards across all aviation disciplines, including piloting. During the event, The Bob Hoover Legacy Foundation will present its first annual  Bob Hoover Award of Aviation Excellence. There will also be a preview of a new book by author and longtime Hoover friend, Jim Campbell, entitled “Friends of Bob.” The book, which is endorsed and recommended by the Bob Hoover Lega

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Wed, Jul 18, 2018

ANN's 'Who's Who' At Oshkosh: Chris Batcheller

Introducing Staff, Stringers, Videographers, And People Who Make It All Work

Anyone who's ever been to Oshkosh knows that there are hundreds of events and activities as well as tens of thousands of people that descend (some quite literally) on Wittman Regional Airport in mid-summer. While we have a very hard-working and dedicated staff, ANN could not provide you with the extensive information we do without the help of some equally ... some might say more ... dedicated volunteers who give a week of their time to make sure you have the best possible coverage of the show. As we lead up to this year's edition of AirVenture, we'll be introducing you to the people that make all of that possible.

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Wed, Jul 18, 2018

ANN's 'Who's Who' At Oshkosh: Marty Steiner

Introducing Staff, Stringers, Videographers, And People Who Make It All Work

Anyone who's ever been to Oshkosh knows that there are hundreds of events and activities as well as tens of thousands of people that descend (some quite literally) on Wittman Regional Airport in mid-summer. While we have a very hard-working and dedicated staff, ANN could not provide you with the extensive information we do without the help of some equally ... some might say more ... dedicated volunteers who give a week of their time to make sure you have the best possible coverage of the show. As we lead up to this year's edition of AirVenture, we'll be introducing you to the people that make all of that possible.

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Wed, Jul 18, 2018

Airborne 07.18.18: Blue Origin $$$, Electric U/L VTOL, Airborne ‘Aviatrix’

Also: Rotax Info Sessions, DeLand Opens New Admin Bldg, Aeronca Champ SAIB, BRS Founder To Speak
 
If you want to take a suborbital space tourism flight with Blue Origin, you can plan to pony up not less than $200,000, according to the company. Blue Origin executives said that they are planning manned test flights aboard New Shepard "soon", and tickets will be on sale beginning sometime in 2019. Two company employees speaking on condition of anonymity confirmed the ticket prices to Reuters. One said that the cost could rise as high as $300,000. Opener, Inc., has introduced BlackFly; which the company says is the world’s first ultralight all-electric fixed-wing vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft. BlackFly is a single-seat Personal Aerial Vehicle (PAV). BlackFly is reportedly simple to master and requires no formal licensing (in the U.S.) Though BlackFly has full amphibious capabilities, it is primarily designed to easily opera

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Wed, Jul 18, 2018

Boeing, United Airlines Announce Order For Four 787 Dreamliners

Repeat Order Expands United's Commitment To The Dreamliner Program

United Airlines has expanded its commitment to the 787 Dreamliner program with a repeat order for four more 787-9 airplanes. The deal, valued at about $1.1 billion per current list prices, was finalized this year and was listed as unidentified on Boeing's Orders & Deliveries website.

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Wed, Jul 18, 2018

Jazz Welcomes EVAS Air To Pilot Pathway Program

Becomes 19th Partner In Jazz APP

Jazz Aviation has signed an agreement with Gander-based Exploits Valley Air Services (EVAS) for the carrier to become the nineteenth organization in the Jazz Aviation Pathways Program ("Jazz APP"). The partnership was celebrated earlier today at an event attended by Jazz and EVAS employees at the Gander International Airport.

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