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Wed, Aug 27, 2014

New Prop Approved For Aviat Husky

Swept-Tip Hartzell Trailblazer Structural Composite Propeller Gets FAA Nod

The FAA has granted an STC to Hartzell Propeller for installation of the company’s new Swept-Tip Trailblazer propellers on all Aviat Husky utility aircraft.

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Wed, Aug 27, 2014

Hurricane Hunters Fly Into Cristobal

Will Stay On Station In St. Croix Until August 29

Aircrews with the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron have been flying data-gathering missions into Hurricane Cristobal out of the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, since Aug. 21.

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Wed, Aug 27, 2014

GAMA Jobs Rally To Feature North Dakota Elected Officials

Senators Hoeven And Heitkamp, Representative Cramer, Lt. Governor Wrigley Expected To Attend

GAMA will hold a rally celebrating general aviation’s contributions to the economy on September 5 at 1 p.m. at the University of North Dakota (UND) Aerospace Flight Operations’ James C. Ray Hangar in Grand Forks, North Dakota. U.S. Senators John Hoeven (R) and Heidi Heitkamp (D), U.S. Representative Kevin Cramer (R), and Lt. Governor Drew Wrigley (R) will speak.

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Wed, Aug 27, 2014

AeroSports Update: Group Planning To Build New Wright ‘B’ Flyer

The Brown Bird Has Taught A Generation About The History Of The Wright Brothers And Now It’s time To Plan For Coming Generations

Wright ‘B’ Flyer Inc., an all-volunteer organization that flies a lookalike of the Wright Brothers’ first production airplane, has launched a project to replace its venerable flying machine.

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Wed, Aug 27, 2014

Galileo Satellites Fail To Reach Proper Orbit

Arianespace Begins Inquiry, Soyuz Launches Suspended

A pair of navigation satellites launched last week by Arianespace from its spaceport in French Guiana failed to reach their proper orbits, prompting the formation of an investigative committee to look into the launch.

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Wed, Aug 27, 2014

FAI Seeks Entries For Annual Youth Art Contest

This Year's Theme Is The FAI World Games Set For 2015 In Dubai

Entries are being accepted for the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) ... The World Air Sports Federation  ...  Aviation Art Contest. The contest is open to young artists born between January 1, 1997 and December 31, 2008, (ages 6-17) divided into three age categories.

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Wed, Aug 27, 2014

Six Nonprofits Team Up To Fill A 737 With 15,000 Pounds Of Medical Supplies

ATX Air Services, LLC Contributes Plane, Crew To Fly Aid To Liberia To Assist In Ebola Fight

In collaboration with Airlink and Fort Worth-based ATX Air Services, LLC, Direct Relief today loaded a charter jet with emergency supplies bound for health workers on the frontlines of the Ebola epidemic in Liberia. This shipment, which includes several thousand pounds of urgently requested gloves, masks, gowns, and other medical resources, follows five others from Direct Relief to the region.

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Wed, Aug 27, 2014

Aero-TV: In The Nick Of Time? - A NextGen GA Fund Update

The GA World Needs All The Help It Can Get... IF It Can Get It

A hot topic at EAA AirVenture 2014 was the subject of the FAA requirement to be ADS-B equipped by January 1, 2020. In this video ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell covers the topic well beyond the technology involved.

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Wed, Aug 27, 2014

F-35 Flight Test Program Milestones Demonstrate Maturing Combat Capabilities

AF-1's 400th Flight Included Successful JDAM Separation

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program continued a steady path of flight test milestones in August, including weapons separation, software compatibility and flight hours, all demonstrating program maturity, according to prime contractor Lockheed Martin.

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Wed, Aug 27, 2014

Airborne 08.27.14: WATTsUp Flies!, ForeFlight Update, New Goodyear Blimp Debuts

Also: Air Show Industry Honors 3, Night OSH Airshow, 'New' Wright Flyer, NTSB Unhappy With UPS/Union, Sleepy Chinese Controllers

Pipistrel has flown its two-place electric trainer for the first time. The company developed the airplane, called the WATTsUp, in partnership with Siemens AG, which provided the electric main propulsion components. ForeFlight Mobile 6.3 is now in the App Store with two major new features: Track Log and Weight & Balance. Track Log is a cloud-enabled flight recorder that allows you to capture your flight track data, upload it to the cloud, export it to third party flight review and mapping applications, and share flight tracks with others. Track Log is built upon ForeFlight’s Sync system and makes track data available on all your mobile devices. The newest Goodyear blimp, Named Wingfoot One, is the first of a new generation of airships manufactured by Germany's ZLT Zeppelin Company and assembled by a team of Zeppelin and Goodyear engineers

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