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Fri, Dec 15, 2017

Thunderbirds To Headline 2019 Ft. Wayne Air Show

Event Planned For July 6-9, 2019

The 122nd Fighter Wing, Indiana Air National Guard along with the Fort Wayne-Allen County Air Port Authority has confirmed that America’s Ambassadors In Blue, the United States Air Force (USAF) Thunderbirds will be performing here at the 2019 Fort Wayne Air Show July 6-7, 2019.

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Fri, Dec 15, 2017

Canadian Government Opens Competition To Replace Canada's Fighter Aircraft

Promises An Open And Transparent  Process

Acquiring the aircraft that Canada's military needs to help ensure the safety and security of Canadians, while ensuring economic benefits for Canada, is a top priority for the Government of Canada. The government is delivering on its promise to hold an open and transparent competition to permanently replace Canada's fighter fleet.

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Fri, Dec 15, 2017

Klyde Morris 12.15.17

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FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Fri, Dec 15, 2017

Santa Monica Airport Runway Closed For Shortening

Project Expected To Take Some 10 Days To Complete

The Santa Monica Airport (KSMO) runway has been closed for the project to shorten the single landing strip from 4,973 feet to 3,500 feet under an agreement reached last year between the FAA and the city. The project is expected to cost the city's taxpayers some $3.5 million.

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Fri, Dec 15, 2017

Soyuz Carrying Expedition 53 Crew Lands In Kazakhstan

Next Crew To Arrive At ISS On December 19

The Soyuz MS-05 spacecraft has delivered Expedition 53 Commander Randy Bresnik of NASA and Flight Engineers Paolo Nespoli of ESA (European Space Agency) and Sergey Ryazanskiy of the Russian space agency Roscosmos safely back to Earth near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan.

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Fri, Dec 15, 2017

Airborne 12.15.17: New Shepard Flies Again, Falcon 5X Cancelled, Flying Car Race

Also: Online Pilot Records Database, GA Security Bill, $1M 4 ERAU, Blades Aerobatic Team

Blue Origin's New Shepard made its seventh test flight Tuesday afternoon at the company's launch site in west Texas. The mission included the first test of Crew Capsule 2.0, and carried 12 commercial, research and education payloads. According to data provided by Blue Origin, the launch took place at 1059 CDT and lasted just over 10 minutes. The booster reached an apogee of 322,032 feet AGL, while the capsule continued to an apogee of 322,405 feet AGL. Dassault Aviation has initiated the termination process of the Silvercrest contract leading to the end of the Falcon 5X program, and announces the launch of a new Falcon program with an entry into service in 2022. The delivery of compliant Silvercrest engines was originally planned for the end of 2013 in accordance with the Falcon 5X flight test schedule. But Safran was plagued with recurrent technical issues during development. What might

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Fri, Dec 15, 2017

Airborne 12.13.17: Flight Design Update, Bell 525, Space Policy Directive

Also: A380 Production Cut?, Canadian Arctic Aviation Tour, US Nationals, Muilenburg'ss Mars Prediction

Flight Design may be under new ownership, but it plans to continue to be a leader in the design and manufacturing of light aircraft. Flight Design was acquired by LIFTAir of Eisenach, Germany last July and has been rebranded as Flight Design General Aviation GmbH. As a part of the acquisition, LIFTAir now owns the Flight Design EASA Design Organization, the Flight Design aircraft production facility in Kherson Ukraine and the design rights for all products produced by the company. The FAA has posted a Notice of Proposed Special Conditions for the Bell 525 Relentless helicopter in the Federal Register. The agency says that the helicopter will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with fly-by-wire flight control system (FBW FCS) functions that affect the pilot awareness of the flight co

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Fri, Dec 15, 2017

American Robotics Unveils UAS Platform For Precision Farming

Self-Charging, Self-Managing Platform Can Conduct Autonomous Missions

Industrial UAS developer American Robotics has unveiled its flagship product, Scout, which is a self-charging, self-managing UAS platform capable of autonomously conducting daily scouting missions in the field of precision farming.

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Fri, Dec 15, 2017

FAA: Pilot In St.Croix Accident Not Multi-Engine Rated

Five Fatally Injured When The Airplane Went Down

The pilot who operated the plane that went down at the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport last Thursday night, resulting in the fatal injury of all five occupants including a member of the Stylee Band, was not rated to fly multi-engine aircraft such as the one he operated that night, according to FAA records obtained by The Virgin Islands Consortium. Pilot David Richardson held only a single-engine airplane rating, according to the agency.

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Fri, Dec 15, 2017

Danville, VA Council Approves FBO Contract For Local Airport

General Aviation Will Remain As Sole FBO For Another 18 Months

The Danville, VA City Council has approved a contract with General Aviation to continue to provide FBO services at Danville Regional Airport (KDAN) for at least the next 18 months.

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