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Tue, Apr 22, 2014

NTSB Releases Factual Report In 2012 VA Helo Accident

Bell 407 Went Down In A Lake Resulting In Pilot's Fatal Injury

The NTSB has released a factual report detailing an accident that occurred August 24, 2012 near Abingdon, VA. The accident fatally injured the Airline Transport-rated pilot of the Bell 407 that impacted the water at South Holston Lake on a personal flight.

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Tue, Apr 22, 2014

Teen Survives CA-HI Flight In Hawaiian Airlines Jet Wheel Well

Sixteen-Year-Old Climbed A Fence At San Jose Airport

A 16-year-old boy who had run away from home following an argument with his family is lucky to be alive after he stowed away in the wheel well of a Hawaiian Airlines jet which flew from San Jose, CA to Maui, HI.

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Tue, Apr 22, 2014

Goodyear Reveals Ten Finalists For Name The Blimp Contest

Nearly 15,000 Unique Entries Received By The Tiremaker For Its New Icon

After receiving nearly 15,000 unique submissions for its national "Name the Blimp" contest, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has selected 10 finalist names for its newest blimp. The finalist names were chosen based on multiple criteria.

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Tue, Apr 22, 2014

‘Air Racers 3D’ Hits Select IMAX Theatres

Wider Release Of Documentary About Reno Air Races Planned Over Next Two Years

A new theatrical release of Air Racers 3D from 3D Entertainment Distribution is now showing at select IMAX theaters. Narrated by late actor Paul Walker of Fast and the Furious fame, this is the first IMAX film about the Reno National Championship Air Races and provides an up-close look at the intensity of air racing through the eyes of then-rookie pilot Steve Hinton Jr. with his modified P-51 Mustang "Strega".

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Tue, Apr 22, 2014

Air Force Researchers Test Google Glass For Battlefield Use

Trials Are Being Conducted By The Battlefield Air Targeting, Man-Aided Knowledge, Or BATMA(N) Group

Whether trying to coordinate multiple aircraft in a three-dimensional battlespace, calling in precise close air support or evacuating personnel caught behind enemy lines – effective multitasking is at the heart of the mission for Air Force special operators.

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Tue, Apr 22, 2014

Boeing Builds Aviation Dreams At World Aviation Training Symposium

Students Get A Vision Of Their Future At The Training Industry’s Largest Conference

Boeing worked to inspire the next generation of aviation professionals by bringing them to the largest gathering of flight training professionals in the Americas, the World Aviation Training Symposium (WATS) held last week in Orlando, FL.

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Tue, Apr 22, 2014

FAA Grants STC For Bell 407 Polycarbonate Windshield

Designed As A Replacement Kit For Existing Models

The FAA has granted an STC to Bell Helicopter for its new Bell 407 polycarbonate windshield, which will be distributed exclusively through its Aeronautical Accessories brand.

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Mon, Apr 21, 2014

Airborne 04.21.14: Blue Angel Troubles, 8000th B737, Chelton/S-TEC Acquired

Also: Canadian CFI Fired After CNN Appearances, Forecast Says More UAVs, Funny Flt Attendant AVW, Avidyne/Trego-Dugan, Weird Georgia Military Lawsuit--Over Flightsuits, etc...

It would be harder to find a more respected Military leader than Former Blue Angel Boss, Greg McWherter... and yet, somehow, something that occurred during his two tours as the Angle has gotten him into trouble and the Navy is keeping VERY quiet on the details... The military and airshow community dimply doesn't believe it. Boeing has just delivered the 8,000th 737 to come off the production line to United Airlines  The 737 is the first commercial airplane in history to reach this delivery milestone. The program has a strong backlog with more than 3,700 airplanes on order, including 1,934 orders for the new 737 MAX. Genesys Aerosystems Group has acquired Chelton Flight Systems, Inc. and S-TEC Corporation, previously doing business as Cobham Avionics, from Cobham in a m

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Mon, Apr 21, 2014

Klyde Morris 04.21.2014

It's A Dog-Eat-Ant ... Errr ... Dog World, Klyde

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Mon, Apr 21, 2014

Airborne 04.18.14: SpaceX's Historic Pad, Sikorsky Going Presidential?, EAA B17

Also: Airmen Support Pilot's Son, Beyond The Blue!, More Wrong-Way SWA Fallout, Missing WWII Airman Comes Home

NASA signed an agreement with Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) for use and occupancy of the complex. It will serve as a platform for SpaceX to support their commercial launch activities. It looks like the president will be flying in a new, made in America, Sikorsky helicopter. That's because it appears Sikorsky is the only manufacturer still in the running. Both Boeing and a team consisting of AgustaWestland and Northrop Grumman have dropped out of the bidding process. This is a reunion that nobody will forget, and EAA's B-17G, Aluminum Overcast, was at the heart of the gathering. On April 14, ten World War two United States Army Air Corps veterans who represented all 10 Flying Fortress crew positions from pilot to tail-gunner were brought to Oshkosh to be reunited with the aircraft in which they helped to preserve lib

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