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Fri, Oct 31, 2014

'Grim Reapers' Introduce NAS Oceana To F-35C

First Landing At Master Jet Base Occurred October 28

The "Grim Reapers" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 101 returned to Naval Air Station Oceana Oct. 28, bringing with them the future of Naval Aviation.

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Fri, Oct 31, 2014

AeroSports Update: Quicksilver to Deliver A Sport 2se To A Special Customer

Injured U.S. Soldier Gains A New Lease On Life … In The Air

“I met Jimmy Aguila recently. He called me to say he wanted a Quicksilver Sport 2SE SLSA,” said Quicksilver Aeronautics President and CEO, Will Escutia. “Every day I come to work and face the problems and challenges of running a business. However Jimmy’s story adds proper perspective to life. Jimmy’s story captured my attention and I feel humbled.”

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Fri, Oct 31, 2014

Klyde Morris 10.31.14

Klyde Reveals What Is Truly An Emergency At CNN

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Fri, Oct 31, 2014

Airborne 10.29.14: Antares Launch Failure, GAMA Responds, Another 'Roadable'???

Also: Dragon Returns, Quadcopter Flown At Airliner?, Classic Aero-TV: Redhawk, Diesel Flt School Airplanes, WWII Bomber Found

The unmanned Antares rocket built by Orbital Science Corporation lifted off from the Wallops Flight Facility at 6:22 PM last night. Shortly after liftoff the rocket exploded resulting in the loss of the Cygnus cargo ship it was carrying to the International Space Station. USA Today has once again printed a story by Thomas Frank regarding the dangers of general aviation. This time he focused on post-crash fires, and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association has responded. GAMA President and CEO Pete Bunce issued an 800 word statement about USA Today’s sensationalistic article. An ATR72 on approach to Southend Airport near London came within 80 feet of colliding with a UAV, according to a report from the U.K.'s Airprox Board. The Airprox Board investigates reports of potential in-flight collisions. All this... and

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Fri, Oct 31, 2014

Santa Monica Airport Benefits From NBAA, AOPA Contributions

Competing Ballot Measures Before Voters November 4

The NBAA and AOPA have contributed at least $540,000 to help support a ballot initiative in Santa Monica, CA that would preserve Santa Monica Municipal Airport.

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Fri, Oct 31, 2014

NAS Jax Air Show Draws Record Crowd

Over 300,000 Watch The Show That Included The Blue Angels

Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville (Jax) hosted an air show featuring the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, and 13 other military and civilian aviation acts at its airfield, Oct. 24-26.

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Fri, Oct 31, 2014

CASA Appoints New Director Of Aviation Safety

Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority Taps Former Military Aviator

Mr. Mark Skidmore AM has been appointed as the new Director of Aviation Safety at Australia's Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). The chairman of CASA’s Board Dr. Allan Hawke AC announced the five year appointment October 30th.

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Fri, Oct 31, 2014

Airborne 10.31.14: SpaceShipTwo Lost, GAMA's 3Q/14 Report, AEA Counters FAA

Also: More TFRs, Pelton on Aviation Outreach, Type Clubs Speak Out, NGPA Leader Lost, KICT King Air Accident

In a statement posted on the Virgin Galactic website, the company said: "Virgin Galactic’s partner Scaled Composites conducted a powered test flight of SpaceShipTwo earlier today. During the test, the vehicle suffered a serious anomaly resulting in the loss of the vehicle. Our first concern is the status of the pilots, which is unknown at this time. We will work closely with the relevant authorities to determine the cause of the accident and provide updates as soon as we are able to do so." The General Aviation Manufacturers Association released the 2014 third quarter general aviation aircraft shipment report yesterday and it confirms business is improving. Total worldwide general aviation airplane shipments increased 5.7 percent to 1,678, and billings rose to $16.0 billion, up 4.0 percent. The FAA played host to a group of aviation leaders this week a

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Fri, Oct 31, 2014

FAA Launches New Safety Informational Video Series For Airports

'Airport Winter Safety Operations' Addresses Procedures For Inclement Weather

The FAA has launched a new safety information video series for airport operators and airport employees. The videos will provide the airport community with information that will help them continue to operate the nation’s airports safely and efficiently.

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Fri, Oct 31, 2014

LMC Opens Commercial Space Headquarters

Colorado Announces Incentives To Support Growth

Lockheed Martin officials and Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper cut the ribbon for the company’s Commercial Space headquarters on Wednesday, and announced an economic incentive program designed to bring jobs to the state.

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