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Wed, Apr 01, 2015

Airborne 04.01.15: April 1st Special Episode!, David Bowie In Space, New TBirds!

Also: Inhofe Demands Media Aero-Accountability, "Super Duper" Cub, RANS' Exclusive WalMart Deal, Obama To Keep Air Force One, Cessna Bringing Back Bamboo Bomber

Pop-star legend, David Bowie, has moved to Russia to begin training as the next tourist to visit the International Space Station, and he has a very specific reason for traveling the orbiting outpost -- to sing the ultimate ‘Space Oddity.’ Bowie said, “Hadfield got it all wrong. I gave him permission to record “Space Oddity” on the Space Station, but nobody can do the song like the original... A group of Democratic U.S. Senators have written a letter to Piper president and CEO Simon Caldecott urging him to re-brand many of the company’s iconic airplanes because the names are “demeaning’ to Native Americans. Sonex has landed a contract with the U.S. Air Force to provide SubSonex jets as the next aircra

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Wed, Apr 01, 2015

Classic Aero-TV: The Nature of Airventure-A Unique Look at the Planes of Oshkosh

Aero-TV Takes A Creative Look At The Wilder Side Of Oshkosh

Sometimes, after a week of watching airplanes fly, they begin to seem to almost ... well ... begin to take on a life of their own. When videographers and writers start to look at airplanes in that way, strange things can happen. We call our airplanes "birds." They have names like KitFox, Goose, BearHawk, and ... yes ... Cub. And at an event like Oshkosh they do gather, like all the different animals at the watering hole on the African savannah, for a brief time before moving on. There are the fragile, the small and agile, the large and ponderous, and the swift predators. The only difference is that their skeletons are mostly metal, their skins are fabric, aluminum, and carbon fiber, and their brains ... and hearts ... are human.

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Wed, Apr 01, 2015

04.01.15 Special: David Bowie Next Space Tourist

Says He Can Do A Better Job Of “Space Oddity” Than Hadfield

ANN’s April 1st “April Fool” Special Edition Glam-pop legend David Bowie has moved to Russia to begin training as the next tourist to visit ISS, and he has a very specific reason for visiting the orbiting outpost.

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Wed, Apr 01, 2015

04.01.15 Special: Lycoming's New Electric Propulsion/Advanced Battery Technology

Lycoming's Latest Innovative Technologies Unveiled In Surprise Announcement

ANN's April 1 "April Fool" Special Edition Lycoming Engines is set to unveil its newest engine technology to the public today, designated the HHO-360-HCCH.

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Wed, Apr 01, 2015

04.01.15 Special: Walmart Going Into The Aircraft Business

Rans Aircraft To Join With Walmart In The Production And Sale Of Rans Kit Built Aircraft And Light Sport Aircraft

ANN's April 1 "April Fools" Special Edition Rans Designs of Hays, Kansas has joined with Walmart to reach a broader base of aviation  enthusiasts and make it “Walmart convenient” to become a pilot and own an airplane. The joint venture will provide airplane kit building assistance and the sale of factory-produced Rans S-20 Raven and S-19 Ventura light sport airplanes.

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Wed, Apr 01, 2015

04.01.15 Special: AMA To Train Secret Service, Others In Model F-16 Flight

Aircraft Will Be Used To Escort UAVs Out Of Restricted Areas

ANN April 1 “April Fools” Special Edition The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) has been awarded a contract valued at $10 million to train various government personnel in the operation of remote-controlled F-16s.

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Wed, Apr 01, 2015

04.01.15 Special: President Obama Will Keep Air Force One After Leaving Office

Says It Will Be Perfect For Personal, Business Travel

ANN’s April 1 “April Fool” Edition President Barack Obama has signed an executive order transferring ownership of Air Force One to himself as of 1200 EST on January 20th 2017. 

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Wed, Apr 01, 2015

04.01.15 Special: New Apple Watch May Eliminate Medical Exams For Airline Pilots

Combining The Capabilities Of Apple Technology And ADS-B Out May Replace Airline Pilot Medicals, But There Could Be A Catch

ANN's April 1 "April Fool" Special Edition As the Pilots Bill of Rights 2 moves through Congress it looks like many general aviation pilots will catch a break on being required to have a 3rd class medical. Now, the FAA has finally stepped up to look at medical requirements for airline pilots. They are exploring technology provided through the new Apple Watch that could eliminate the first-class medical exams for ATPs.

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Wed, Apr 01, 2015

04.01.15 Special: AeroSports Update--CubCrafters Introduces The Super-Duper Cub

CubCrafters New Super-Duper Cub Provides Room For More Passengers, Unique Twin-Engine In The Works

ANN's April 1 "April Fool" Special Edition CubCrafters' Jim Richmond wanted to produce an airplane that could carry more passengers and have unique performance capabilities while still maintaining the basic profile of his dreams; the Piper Cub. Through unique engineering concepts, he has found a way to do this.

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Wed, Apr 01, 2015

04.01.15 Special: Sonex Wins Contract With The U.S. Air Force

SubSonex Jets Will Replace Thunderbird's F-16s

ANN's April 1 'April Fool' Special Edition Sonex has landed a contract with the U.S. Air Force to provide SubSonex jets as the next aircraft for the Thunderbirds demonstration team.

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