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Fri, Aug 22, 2014

No-Fly List Rules Set For Change

Obama Administration Will Change Procedures For Requesting Removal From The List

Travelers who find themselves on the federal government's "No-Fly" list may soon have a new procedure for requesting their removal from the list.

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Fri, Aug 22, 2014

Klyde Morris 08.22.14

It's A Classic Example Of 'Be Careful What You Wish For', Klyde

FMI:  www.klydemoris.com

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Fri, Aug 22, 2014

AeroSports Update: The Ventus-2cxa With FES Propulsion System

Sailplanes Are By Nature Graceful, But The New German Schempp-Hirth Ventus-2cxa With The FES Propulsion System Is Nothing Less Than Stunning

The history of gliders predates the Wright Brothers and ultimately led to their success with their first powered airplane which was a variation of their 1902 glider design. Over the years as powered aircraft took the front page news from gliders, soaring became a hobby and a recognized sport around the world.

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Fri, Aug 22, 2014

Gone West: Air Force Medal Of Honor Recipient Col. Bernard Fisher (Ret.)

Saved A Fellow Pilot Who Had Been Shot Down In Vietnam In 1966

Airmen past and present mourn the loss of a fellow Airman and a true American hero. Air Force Medal of Honor recipient retired Col. Bernard Fisher passed away Aug. 16.

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Fri, Aug 22, 2014

Ohio Farm Equipment Dealer Getting Into The UAV Businesses

Will Market Hexacopters Alongside John Deere Implements

A farm implement dealer with multiple locations in Ohio has entered into an agreement with Precision Drone LLC to sell helicopter-style UAVs (hexacopters) to agricultural customers.

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Fri, Aug 22, 2014

Aero-TV: Honoring Our Legacy - Recrafting Paul’s Game-Changing Baby Ace

A Bit Of History, Lovingly Restored To The Sport Aviation World

ANN's Michael Maya Charles had to search around at EAA AirVenture 2014 to find this story. The Aeroplane Factory building was one of the original exhibition halls back in the days before the term AirVenture was invented and it was simply referred to as The Oshkosh Fly-In. The Aeroplane factory is no longer a star exhibit Hall, but what Michael found inside was the soul of EAA.

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Fri, Aug 22, 2014

Student’s Restoration Project Resurrects Dormant C-170B

Hopes To Fly Restored Plane Across The Country

A young pilot from Washington state is nearing completion of a unique aircraft restoration project that he intends to someday fly across the country, sharing his passion for aviation with others along the way.

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Fri, Aug 22, 2014

Boeing Commercial Crew Program Completes Critical Design And Safety Reviews

NASA Approves Final Two Milestones In Commercial Crew Integrated Capability Phase (CCiCap)

Boeing recently completed the Phase Two Spacecraft Safety Review of its Crew Space Transportation (CST)-100 spacecraft and the Critical Design Review (CDR) of its integrated systems, meeting all of the company’s Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) milestones on time and on budget.

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Fri, Aug 22, 2014

Airborne 08.22.14: Russians Nix Global Gyro, Alphabets Fight FAA, F-16s Cracking

Also: Ferguson TFR, Soaring Company's S.O.S., High Altitude Balloons, Remembering Vicki Cruse

An attempt to fly the first gyrocopter around the world by Norman Surplus has been foiled after traveling thousands of miles flying consecutively through 18 of the 24 countries needed to achieve this Fédération Aéronautique Internationale World Record Circumnavigation. Seven GA groups have sent a letter to the U.S. DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx urging him to complete the review of the FAA’s NPRM regarding third-class medical certification reform within the next 30 days and then open it to public comment. U.S. Air Force officials recently removed Eighty Two, two-seat, F-16D Fighting Falcons from flight status due to the discovery of canopy sill longeron cracks found between the front and rear pilot seats. The cracks were discovered following an immediate action time compliance technical order, or TCTO, to inspect all F-16D’s due to initial structural cra

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Fri, Aug 22, 2014

MD 530G Demonstrates Extreme Firepower

Scout Attack helicopter Is A Fully Integrated Gunship

MD Helicopters has successfully completed Live Fire Qualification Exercises at Yuma Proving Grounds, AZ for its new MD 530G Scout Attack Helicopter. The MD 530G was configured with the Moog Stores Management System (SMS), the Mace Aviation Extended Range Weapons Wing, FN Herstal Machine Gun Pods and Rocket Machine Pods, Dillon Aero M134D-H Mini-Gun, the L-3 Wescam MX-10D, and M260 rocket pod.

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