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Mon, Nov 24, 2014

Airborne 11.24.14: FAA Ready To Restrict UAVs?, Sonex's 500th!, Trig TT31 AML

Also: SWAPA Files For NMB, XCOR Milestone, RV Video Tips, Levil's New APP, Ready For AirVenture?

In breaking news, ANN has learned that the upcoming regs for UAVs are likely to be highly restrictive. The rules would require commercial UAV operators to have a licence, and flights would be limited to under 400 feet during daylight hours only within sight of the person operating the aircraft. Additionally, all UAVs that weigh less than 55 pounds would be covered by the same set of rules. Sonex Aircraft, passed a major benchmark last week, as news was received from Christopher Madsen of Huntsville, Alabama that his AeroVee powered, Standard Gear Sonex flew for the first time on September 23rd. The addition of Chris's aircraft brings the company's database of completed and flown aircraft to 500 reported first flights! In order to facilitate movement in contract negotiations, the Southwest Airlines Pilots' Asso

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Mon, Nov 24, 2014

Aero-TV: GOGO Business Aviation -- Communicating at the Speed of Flight

Airborne Communications Are One Of The Strengths Of Business Aviation

At NBAA2014 ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, checked in on the world of airborne communication. There was a time in aviation when the expression, “aviate and communicate” had something to do with an emergency situation. Now, when it comes to executive travel in a corporate jet, it means something completely different. Business travelers need to communicate and that’s where Gogo Business Aviation comes into the picture. Jim stopped to talk with Gogo Business Aviation executive vice president and general manager, John Wade, to ask about this high tech business that business travelers don’t want to do without. Wade said that broadband interconnectivity is what business travelers expect and, among other things, that’s what Gogo gives them.

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Mon, Nov 24, 2014

Is The FAA's UAV Policy Imminent?

Some Details Leaking On The Web, AMA Ready With Response

Some details of what the FAA plans to propose when it releases its UAV policy are starting to leak out onto the Internet, and at first blush, it would appear that small UAV operators are not going to be particularly happy.

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Mon, Nov 24, 2014

Klyde Morris (11.24.14)

Klyde Wants To Know Who's Going To Take 'The Fall???'

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Mon, Nov 24, 2014

AeroSports Update: U.S. Deliveries For SportCruiser Continue

Two More SportCruisers Are On The Way To The U.S. As Part Of An Order For 8 SportCruiser Aircraft

Czech Sport Aircraft has confirmed that two more SportCruiser SVAP+ from the order for eight units placed at the end of June are now being prepared for shipment to the U.S. This new shipment follows on from the previous shipment that departed in mid-October and continues the expansion of the SportCruiser fleet in the U.S.A.

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Mon, Nov 24, 2014

Airborne 11.21.14: AEA's 3Q/14 Report, Fantasy Of Flight, Modernizing The NAS

Also: Holland Wants Gold, FAA Strangling UAVs?, RAF WWII Trainer For Sale, Bf109s Live, Georgia v Aerospace Engineers

The Aircraft Electronics Association has released its third-quarter 2014 Avionics Market Report. In the three-month period of July, through September 2014, total worldwide business and general aviation avionics sales amounted to more than $614 million. The figure represented a 5 percent decrease in sales compared to the third-quarter 2013 amount of more than $646 million. Fantasy of Flight, in Polk City, Florida is going to make tomorrow a special day for World War Two veteran Barney Wasowicz. Wasowicz’s B-26 was shot down over France. Piloting the crippled plane until his crew bailed out, he then hit the silk, was captured by the Germans, and became a prisoner of war for 15 months. The Full Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure held a hearing on Tuesday of this week focused

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Mon, Nov 24, 2014

Aero-TV: GOGO Business Aviation -- Communicating at the Speed of Flight

Airborne Communications Are One Of The Strengths Of Business Aviation

At NBAA2014 ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, checked in on the world of airborne communication. There was a time in aviation when the expression, “aviate and communicate” had something to do with an emergency situation. Now, when it comes to executive travel in a corporate jet, it means something completely different. Business travelers need to communicate and that’s where Gogo Business Aviation comes into the picture.

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Mon, Nov 24, 2014

Airborne 11.24.14: FAA Ready To Restrict UAVs?, Sonex's 500th!, Trig TT31 AML

Also: SWAPA Files For NMB, XCOR Milestone, RV Video Tips, Levil's New APP, Ready For AirVenture?

In breaking news, ANN has learned that the upcoming regs for UAVs are likely to be highly restrictive. The rules would require commercial UAV operators to have a licence, and flights would be limited to under 400 feet during daylight hours only within sight of the person operating the aircraft. Additionally, all UAVs that weigh less than 55 pounds would be covered by the same set of rules. Sonex Aircraft, passed a major benchmark last week, as news was received from Christopher Madsen of Huntsville, Alabama that his AeroVee powered, Standard Gear Sonex flew for the first time on September 23rd. The addition of Chris's aircraft brings the company's database of completed and flown aircraft to 500 reported first flights! In order to facilitate movement in contract negotiations, the Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association (SWAPA) has filed for mediation with the National Mediation Boa

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Mon, Nov 24, 2014

NASA Selects Student Teams For High-Powered Rocket Challenge

Student Launch Challenge Set For April 7-12

NASA has selected eight teams from middle and high schools across the country to participate in the 2014-2015 NASA Student Launch Challenge, April 7-12, organized by NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

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Mon, Nov 24, 2014

Bell Makes Final Delivery To Pennsylvania State Police

PASP Has Acquired Six Bell 407GXs

Bell Helicopter has delivered the sixth Bell 407GX to the Pennsylvania (PA) State Police. Announced earlier this year, this marked the 200th purchase agreement made for the Bell 407GX in North America.

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