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Fri, Jan 30, 2015

Airborne 01.30.15: SpaceShipTwo Test Update, Google Lunar, CAF Hall Of Fame

Also: XL-2 Returns, DJI Disables, Barnstorming On Aero-Community, Prop STC, Elon Musk, Mars-Copter

Since its inception, Virgin Galactic has worked with Scaled Composites to build and test the spacecraft Virgin hopes will eventually carry paying passengers on sub-orbital spaceflights. But when the newest version of SpaceShipTwo is complete, Virgin Galactic says it will be doing the flight testing on its own. XPRIZE has announced that five Google Lunar XPRIZE teams have been awarded a combined $5.25 million in recognition of key technological advancements toward their quest to land a private spacecraft on the surface of the moon. For over 50 years the Commemorative Air Force has grown through the efforts of tens of thousands of members. A few of those members have made monumental contributions towards the success and worldwide impact that the CAF enjoys to this day. The CAF Hall of Fame was established to honor those members. All this... and MORE i

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Fri, Jan 30, 2015

Boeing 747 To Continue As Air Force One Platform

Secretary Of The Air Force Says 747-8 Will Be The Next Executive Aircraft

Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, in coordination with the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Frank Kendall, has determined the Boeing 747-8 will serve as the next presidential aircraft, commonly known as Air Force One.

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Fri, Jan 30, 2015

OIG Finds Issues With CBP Aircraft Maintenance

Says Improvements Needed In Policies And Procedures, Safety May Have Been Compromised

A report released by the Department of Homeland Security Office of the Inspector General (OIG) indicates that there have been "deficiencies" in the management of U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s national aviation maintenance activities. The report also details the steps CBP has taken to address these deficiencies.

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Fri, Jan 30, 2015

FAA: Super Bowl TFR Includes UAVs

Advises Everyone To 'Leave Your Drone At Home'

Many familiar sounds are associated with the Super Bowl: Cheering fans. Referee whistles. The spectacular halftime show. Booming fireworks.

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Fri, Jan 30, 2015

Action Plan To Prevent Future UAV Incidents Discussed By Industry

Tesla Foundation, UAVSA CEO, Others Say Action Needed Following White House Incident

Keith Kaplan CEO of the Tesla Foundation and the UAVSA met with members of the White House and the FAA, Professor Raja Sengupa of UC Berkeley, and former White House Counsel Lisa Ellman of McKenna, Long, and Aldridge Wednesday to discuss the issues surrounding a "Drone Pilot's License."

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Fri, Jan 30, 2015

Malaysia Declares MH370 Loss An 'Accident'

Ruling Clears Path For Claims To Be Filed

The loss of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was an "accident", according to an official declaration made Thursday by the Malaysian government.

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Fri, Jan 30, 2015

AeroSports Update: To Haiti With Love

General Aviation Is Filled With Wonderful People Who Use Their Love Of Flying To Do Special Things

The good folks of Zenith Aircraft sent us this story, and we wanted to share it with our readers. It’s not exactly about sport aviation, but it does show what sport aviation can achieve when it’s put in the right hands. This is the story of how a little light sport airplane flew a long way to do a lot of good.

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Fri, Jan 30, 2015

Klyde Morris 01.30.15

Never Feel Guilty About That Which You Cannot Change, Klyde

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Fri, Jan 30, 2015

Ninth Circuit To Hear Pentagon Case Over Sikorsky Data

ASBL vs. Pentagon Case To Be Considered By Federal Court

Federal Judge William Alsup has granted a motion from Sikorsky Aviation Corporation to allow Sikorsky to intervene in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) case for data they submitted to the Pentagon's Comprehensive Subcontracting Plan Test Program (CSPTP).

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Fri, Jan 30, 2015

NASA's Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel Releases 2014 Annual Report

Top Concerns Are Consistency In Budgeting, Risk Management

The Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP), an advisory committee that reports to NASA and Congress, has issued its 2014 annual report examining NASA's safety performance over the past year and highlighting accomplishments, issues and concerns to agency and government officials.

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