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Wed, Oct 29, 2014

FAA Sets Nationwide TFR Policy For Major Sporting Events

Restricted Area Over Florida's Walt Disney World Also Updated

The FAA will establish TFRs over all major sporting events, according to a NOTAM published Monday.

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Wed, Oct 29, 2014

Antares ISS Resupply Mission Suffers Launch Failure

Vehicle Suffers Failure Just Seconds Into Launch Sequence

Analysis By ANN Space Correspondent, Wes Oleszewski At approximately 18:22:38.651 Eastern time, the two AJ-26 first stage engines on the Antares booster ignited at NASA's Wallops Island launch facility on the southern Virginia coast. About three seconds later the vehicle lifted off and lit up the evening sky. Just 12.22 seconds after liftoff a bright flash appeared near the engine bells and less than two seconds later thrust was clearly being terminated. Shortly thereafter, the boat tail of the launch vehicle exploded and the booster began to back-slide into its own exhaust as it toppled back toward the pad.

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Wed, Oct 29, 2014

Type Clubs Join Chorus On 3rd Class Medical Revisions

Calls On DOT To Expedite Review Of The Proposed Reforms

Members of the Type Club Coalition (TCC), a group of type clubs and aviation safety organizations established to create and disseminate safety training information, sent a letter to Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Shaun Donovan urging those organizations to expedite review of the FAA’s NPRM regarding third-class medical certification reform.

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Wed, Oct 29, 2014

AeroSports Update: ADS-B And The Recreational Flyer

The Type Of Flying You Do And The Places You Go Will Determine The Requirement For ADS-B “Out” In Your Airplane

If you fly a small airplane for sport and recreation and use travel as an excuse to own it, when you hear the term ADS-B you probably get this sick feeling in your stomach because you know it’s complicated and is going to cost money. But wait, it may not be what you think.

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Wed, Oct 29, 2014

Airborne 10.27.14: New Freefall Altitude Record, NBAA14 Wrap-Up, Falcon AOG

Also: New ALPA Officers, Hurricane Hunters, Aventura AVW, New Runway at Copiah County, LTC Tom Dougherty Flies West

Only 2 years ago, Felix Baumgartner set a record for the highest parachute jump when he stepped out of his Red Bull sponsored gondola hanging beneath a gas filled balloon at 128,100 feet. This record was broken last week when a computer scientist named Alan Eustace parachuted from an altitude of 135,890 feet. During his descent, it’s reported that Eustace reached a speed of 822 miles per hour. The NBAA’s 2014 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition organizers are reporting that, by all indications, the show was a success for attendees and exhibitors alike. NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen said, in part, “This year’s show was an enormous success, filled with announcements and product introductions. The exhibit floor and aircraft displays had lots of activity and e

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Wed, Oct 29, 2014

First Diamond Aircraft Delivered To Algeria

DA40 NG To Enter Service With New Flight School

Recently established flight institute Aviation Training School (ATS), a company of Red Med Group, located in Hassi Messaoud (Algeria), decided to start its business with a DA40 NG from Diamond Aircraft with option for further expansion in 2015. This is the very first Diamond Aircraft airplane to be operated in Algeria.

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Wed, Oct 29, 2014

NBAA/CAN Soiree Raises $380,000

Helps Support Life-Saving Flights For Cancer Patients In Need

The NBAA and Corporate Angel Network (CAN) raised $380,000 through a charity benefit held on Oct. 22 to support CAN’s life-saving flights for cancer patients.

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Wed, Oct 29, 2014

Aero-TV: Bendix/King's AeroVue: Raising the Bar in High-End Glass Cockpit Design

B/K Uses A Clean-Sheet-Of Paper Approach To Develop AeroVue

At EAA AirVenture 2014, ANN News Editor Tom Patton linked up with Honeywell Flight Operations test pilot, Kevin O’Hara. Patton asked for an overview of the new BendixKing AeroVue glass panel system being test flown in a King Air. As O’Hara provides the details, you’ll see video of the system in action.

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Wed, Oct 29, 2014

Women In Aviation Plans Most Active Year Ever

Outreach Focusing On Girls As Young As 10 As Well As Women Worldwide

Women in Aviation International (WAI) has big plans for 2015, and Dr. Peggy Chabrian, president of the organization, says that the year will focus on outreach to girls as young as 10 as well as to women worldwide.

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Wed, Oct 29, 2014

Airborne 10.29.14: Antares Launch Failure, GAMA Responds, Another 'Roadable'???

Also: Dragon Returns, Quadcopter Flown At Airliner?, Classic Aero-TV: Redhawk, Diesel Flt School Airplanes, WWII Bomber Found

The unmanned Antares rocket built by Orbital Science Corporation lifted off from the Wallops Flight Facility at 6:22 PM last night. Shortly after liftoff the rocket exploded resulting in the loss of the Cygnus cargo ship it was carrying to the International Space Station. USA Today has once again printed a story by Thomas Frank regarding the dangers of general aviation. This time he focused on post-crash fires, and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association has responded. GAMA President and CEO Pete Bunce issued an 800 word statement about USA Today’s sensationalistic article. An ATR72 on approach to Southend Airport near London came within 80 feet of colliding with a UAV, according to a report from the U.K.'s Airprox Board. The Airprox Board investigates reports of potential in-flight collisions. All this... and MORE in today's episode of A

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