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Wed, Dec 07, 2016

AeroSports Update: Gordon Bennett Cup 2017 Announced

Being Held In The Canton Of Fribourg, It’s A World Cup And Festival For All The Family

From September 7 through the 16th, 2017, Gruyères will host the 61st Gordon Bennett Aeronautical World Cup, the oldest and most prestigious gas balloon race in the world. In the idyllic setting of the Fribourg Pre-Alps, visitors will have the chance not only to witness the start of an internationally renowned competition but also enjoy a public festival celebrating aerial sports.

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Wed, Dec 07, 2016

More Than 100 World War II Veterans Arrive In Honolulu On Honor Flight

Traveled To Hawaii To Mark The 75th Anniversary Of Pearl Harbor Attack

Past and present met Sunday when Sailors from Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam greeted more than 100 World War II veterans, including Pearl Harbor survivors, when they arrived at the Honolulu International Airport aboard and American Airlines Honor Flight for the upcoming 75th Pearl Harbor commemoration events throughout the island of Oahu.

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Wed, Dec 07, 2016

20 Years Ago: Columbia Breaks A World Record For The Longest Time In Space

Longest Shuttle Mission Spent A Record 17 Days In Space ... Much Longer Than Originally Planned

Twenty years ago today astronauts on board the Space Shuttle Columbia woke to a familiar song. It’s traditional on NASA’s manned space missions to wake the crew with a different track every day, and this time someone down in Florida was clearly showing they had a sense of humor. “Please, come home for Christmas,” by Sawyer Brown rolled through the Shuttle, and it couldn’t have been more appropriate.

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Wed, Dec 07, 2016

Gone West: XCOR Founding Member Loretta 'Aleta' Jackson DeLong

Jeff Greason: 'There Wouldn't Have Been An XCOR Without Her'

One of the founding members of XCOR has Gone West. Loretta "Aleta" Jackson DeLong passed away Sunday due to complications from chemotherapy treatments for ovarian cancer. She was 68 years old.

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Wed, Dec 07, 2016

Satcom Direct SD Completes Its Acquisition Of TrueNorth Avionics

Finalization Of The Deal Announced At MEBAA

Global aeronautical communications provider Satcom Direct (SD) announced today at MEBAA 2016 that it has closed its purchase of TrueNorth Avionics, a manufacturer of cabin communications solutions. With the acquisition of TrueNorth complete, SD significantly expands its ability to provide advanced communications systems for VIP and VVIP aircraft.

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Wed, Dec 07, 2016

Airborne 12.07.16: SpaceShipTwo Flies Free, Newest Tecnam, Hurricane Hunters Move

Also: Chelan Seaplanes Debacle, Electrifying E-Fest, Delta's New Airbus, Orion Update, ACSS NXT-700, Flyht, Duncan Aviation

The newest SpaceShipTwo flew free of its mother ship for the first time, just a few days ago. VSS Unity was piloted by Mark Stucky and Dave Mackay. Over the course of the 1 hour 20 minute flight, of which 10 minutes was the free flight of SpaceShipTwo, the pilots, mission controllers, and ground crews collected valuable data. The test flight was the fifth flight of VSS Unity following several recent Captive Carry flights. Tecnam has introduced what they say is a substantially updated and improved Mark-2 version of the company’s popular light sport eligible P2002 Sierra. The Tecnam P2002 Sierra Mark-2 retains all of its flying qualities, but now offers an improved cabin for greater comfort, top level avionics, new paint colors and interior options, and a redesigned cowling for the 100HP Rotax engine. Lakeland Linder Airport in central Florida will

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Wed, Dec 07, 2016

Airborne 12.06.16: SpaceX Launching Soon!, 787 AD, DJI Inspire 2

Also: P-51C 'Tuskegee Airmen', Aero-Calendar, EASA Mandate, Master Instructor, 737 MAX Thrust Reverser, LaMia Airline, Flying Colours

SpaceX could return to flight by the middle of the month if the FAA approves its next launch, according to SpaceX customer Iridium Communications. The launch is scheduled on December 16 at 12:36 p.m. Pacific Standard Time from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, according to an Iridium news release. An Airworthiness Directive issued by the FAA last week requires repetitive cycling of either the airplane electrical power or the power to the three flight control modules. This AD was prompted by a report indicating that all three fly control modules might simultaneously reset if continuously powered on for 22 days on all Boeing 787-8 and 787-9 airplanes. A reset of the flight control modules, if not corrected, could result in flight control surface

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Wed, Dec 07, 2016

Are The FAA And City Of Santa Monica Near An Agreement?

Anti-Airport Campaigners Outraged At Possible 'Secret Deal'

The Santa Monica City Council scheduled a closed meeting Tuesday with several airport issues on the agenda.

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Wed, Dec 07, 2016

Lilium Aviation Raises Over $10 Million From European Venture Capitalist

In Development Of A VTOL Electric-Powered Ducted Fan Commuter Aircraft

Lilium Aviation, which is developing the "Lilium Jet" ... an electric VTOL ducted fan-powered commuter aircraft ... has closed on a €10m ($10.73 million) Series A funding round with Atomico, the leading European venture capital firm based in London. 

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Wed, Dec 07, 2016

GoPro Karma Recall Raises Regulatory Questions

No Clear Indication As To What Agency Is Responsible For Protecting Consumers From Malfunctioning Drones

The recent recall by GoPro of its Karma drone has raised questions about what agency, if any, is responsible for protecting the public from such malfunctions.

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