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Fri, Aug 28, 2015

CAP Named To Air Force 'Total Force Team'

Revision Signed By The Air Force Chief Of Staff

Gen Mark A. Welsh announced today the official recognition of the Civil Air Patrol as the fourth member of the Air Force Total Force team.

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Fri, Aug 28, 2015

Airborne 08.28.15: 'Big' Bezos Announcement?, MA Aero-Taxes, Harrison Ford

Also: Barnstorming: The FAA v Hoover Fight Ain’t Over, Hail-Damaged Dreamliner, UAV Shooter Charged, NASA Global Hawk, MiG-21 Lancers, ICAO Manual

Blue Origin founder and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos plans a trip to Cape Canaveral in Florida on September 15 for what is being called a "significant announcement regarding the commercial launch industry." Bezos has reportedly been in negotiations with Space Florida that could lead to the establishment of a manufacturing facility for Blue Origin at Exploration Park south of the Kennedy Space Center's secure area on the Florida coast. The Massachusetts legislature is considering reinstating a 6.25 percent sales tax on airplane sales, parts, and maintenance that was abolished in 2002. Some in the current legislature are calling the tax break a "giveaway for wealthy executives with corporate jets." But the aviation industry counters that bringing back the t

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Fri, Aug 28, 2015

Aero-TV: READYING FOR A FIGHT? - Senator Inhofe on ATC Privatization

Change Will Not Happen If We Do Not Work For It... Inhofe’s Efforts Prove it

While at EAA AirVenture 2015, ANN News Editor Tom Patton sits down to talk with Senator James Inhofe (OK) about what’s going on with FAA Reauthorization and how it may affect us in general aviation. As Congress prepares to moves ahead with FAA Reauthorization discussions, one of the issues that’s already being considered is the privatization of the Air Traffic Control (ATC) system. The concern regarding this is that along with the concept of a privatized ATC comes the concept of paying individually fees for services provided by ATC.

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Fri, Aug 28, 2015

FAA Dedicates Runway Pavement Testing Facility

Will Enable The Agency To Research Environmentally-Friendly Airport Pavement Materials

The FAA has dedicated its new National Airport Pavement & Materials Research Center at the William J. Hughes Technical Center at Egg Harbor Township, NJ.

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Fri, Aug 28, 2015

Airbus: Fleets In Russia & CIS To More Than Double By 2034

Global Market Forecast Predicts 1,800 New Deliveries Through The Period

According to the latest Airbus Global Market Forecast (GMF), the Russia & CIS air passenger market will more than double in the next 20 years, with over 2,000 aircraft needed by 2034, compared to the 922 in operation today to meet the countries’ growing demand for air travel.

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Fri, Aug 28, 2015

Intel Bets $60 Million On Yuneec UAVs

Krzanich Calls Investment A 'Game Changer'

In a video presentation posted on YouTube, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich announced that the chipmaker would be investing $60 million in Chinese UAV maker Yuneec.

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Fri, Aug 28, 2015

Report: Drone Industry Growth Threatened By Multiple Factors

Lloyds Says Cyber, Human Error And Privacy Concerns May Stunt Industry Expansion

Cyber-attacks, reckless pilots and privacy breaches are fundamental threats to the drone industry, warns a new report published by Lloyd’s, a provider of specialist insurance and reinsurance.

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Fri, Aug 28, 2015

AeroSports Update: A Correctly Certificated Pilot May Not Be Legal To Fly

Your Valid Pilot Certificate And Compliance With Medical Requirements Are Important, But Recent Experience May Also Determine If You Are Legal To Fly Or Carry Passengers

Airline and military pilots have a built-in system that keeps them current. By current we mean they meet certain flying requirements to be legal to act in their pilot-in-command (PIC) capacity and be able to carry passengers. With the general aviation pilots, it’s up to the individual pilot to maintain the requirements for recent experience.

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Fri, Aug 28, 2015

NTSB: Pilot Was Texting Prior To Accident

Private Pilot Flying At Night Traveling To A Conference Fatally Injured

The NTSB has released its preliminary report from an accident which occurred August 9th that fatally injured a private pilot, the only occupant of the airplane. The pilot had been sending text messages shortly before the accident, according to the board.

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Fri, Aug 28, 2015

Klyde Morris 08.28.15

At Least It's Not An Executive Order Cancelling Hunting

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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