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Tue, Jun 19, 2018

Airborne 06.18.18: XP-82 Twin Mustang, Tuskegee Airmen, Supersonic Reg Change

Also: Thunderbirds/Snowbirds To N TX, AK Mid-Air, Gogo AVANCE L5, Sikorsky's New Parts Supply Site

The restorers of a North American XP-82 “Twin Mustang,” one of the most unusual fighter/escort aircraft ever deployed by the U.S. military, are aiming to make EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018 its first public appearance to celebrate completion of an arduous 10-year restoration project. The 10-year restoration project in Douglas, Georgia, began after aircraft restorer Tom Reilly discovered the complete airframe on a farm in Ohio. Reilly then scoured the earth seeking engines, propellers and a multitude of other XP-82 parts to continue the restoration. The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Red Tail Squadron, America’s tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen, has announced that Tuskegee Airmen Col. Charles McGee and Lt. Col. George Hardy will join them as special guests at EAA AirVenture. The group&rsqu

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Tue, Jun 19, 2018

Airborne-Unmanned 06.19.18: Mexican UAV Fights Crime, Spokane Drones, Ikhana!

Also: K2 & Robotic Skies, Autonomous Aerial Vehicles Competition, K State Grad Cert, Commercial Drones at JFK

A drone operated by authorities in Ensenada, Mexico, led to a significant decrease in overall crime in the city. Ensenada police say that over a few months, their single DJI Inspire 1 drone has led to more than 500 arrests and contributed to an overall 10 percent drop in the crime rate, including a 30 percent drop in residential robberies. Over the past four months, the drone has flown an average of 25 sorties per day. The drone is deployed based on 911 call volume. It is operated from a centralized control room using software developed by Cape, a California-based company. The city of Spokane, WA will soon implement a program using a drone to assist in infrastructure inspections and construction projects. Local lawmakers approved the plan last week. Officials say using the aircraft wil

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Tue, Jun 19, 2018

U.S. Office Of Special Counsel Says Unsafe Airplanes Allowed To Fly

Whistleblower Reveals FAA Allowed Airplanes To Fly With Expired Airworthiness Certificates, Registrations

The U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) has sent letters to the President and Congress disclosing that safety inspectors at the FAA have improperly approved aircraft for commercial operations without first reviewing critical safety information that in some cases would have prohibited their operation. Moreover, due to lapses in oversight at FAA’s Civil Aviation Registry, aircraft have operated in the National Airspace System without a valid registration or airworthiness certificate.

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Tue, Jun 19, 2018

AMA Drone Report 06.14.18: AMA Expo W Drone Races, Ag v Drones, Kitty Hawk Flyer

Also: Drone Rotor Safety System, Birds Inspire Drone Design, UAVs Stop Crime, Fat Shark 101

As previously noted, the upcoming AMA Expo West Tradeshow not only starts early, but in an altogether upgraded location that will allow for massive expansion of this intensely cool event. After a number of years in Ontario, California; the highly anticipated 2018 rendition of AMA Expo West will show up in new digs and a somewhat different time of the year. This year, the AMA Expo West team will appear this November 2-4, 2018 at the Fairplex Exposition Center, in Pomona, California. Now, though, we can get even more excited about the fact that MultiGP drone races are now a featured part of the event roster! With more than a million UAVs registered with the FAA, it is vitally important for UAV operators to be aware of agricultural aircraft operations this growing season -- so says the National

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Tue, Jun 19, 2018

NBAA Requests Guidance On Tax Cuts And Jobs Act

Looks For Additional Information On Bonus Depreciation And Deduction Allowances

The NBAA is requesting guidance from the IRS and Department of the Treasury on several provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that directly affect business aviation.

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Tue, Jun 19, 2018

NTSB Releases Preliminary Report From Geico Skytypers Accident

Witness Says Pilot Did Not Appear To Attempt To Recover From Spin

The NTSB has released its preliminary report from the May 30th accident that destroyed an SNJ-2 aircraft flown by the Geico Skytypers, resulting in the fatal injury of the pilot.

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Tue, Jun 19, 2018

GAMA Praises U.S. Congress For Supporting GA

House And Senate Appropriations Committees Move THUD, CJS Bills Forward

Appropriations committees in both the U.S. House and Senate passed legislation late last week that funds general aviation priorities in the Fiscal Year 2019. The bills included the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) and Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) appropriations.

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Tue, Jun 19, 2018

SubSonex Personal Jet Approved For Reno Air Races

Airplane Will Be Showcased At Multiple Events Over The Summer

Sonex Aircraft will collaborate with High Performance Aircraft Group to showcase the SubSonex Personal Jet. High Performance Aircraft Group debuted the SubSonex at this year's Pylon Racing Seminar (also known as "Rookie School") June 7-10 at Reno Stead airport in preparation and training for the National Championship Air Races in September. The SubSonex was taken through various flight scenarios by three-time Reno Gold champion Pete Zaccagnino and exceeded performance expectations.

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Tue, Jun 19, 2018

GoFly Announces 10 Winners In Phase I Of The $2 Million Competition

More Than 160 Teams Competed For The Prize Sponsored By Boeing

A panel of aviation experts has selected 10 winners in the first phase of the GoFly competition sponsored by Boeing.

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Tue, Jun 19, 2018

ANNouncement: Now Accepting Applications For Oshkosh 2018 Stringers!!!

An Amazing Experience Awaits The Chosen Few...

E-I-C Note: There's very little we can say yet, but there is a reason why this may be THE year to throw in with ANN to cover the extraordinary event that is OSHKOSH. Like in years past, we have something up our sleeves -- actually SEVERAL big somethings -- BUT, this year, they could be some of the biggest upgrades/surprises we've pulled off yet -- so we're going to be changing quite a few things about how we cover Oshkosh, as a result. IF YOU want to be a part of this unique adventure, speak up NOW, rather than later, because we're going to looking for the best volunteer folks we can find and are planning to do so ASAP. You've been warned (grin)....

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