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Wed, Nov 26, 2014

Helicopters Still Flying Tourists Over Hudson River

But Activists Continue To Call For A Ban On The Flights

A group of activists in New York and New Jersey are still working to have sightseeing flights over New York City and the Hudson River banned ... but they are not getting much help from the Mayor of New York City.

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Wed, Nov 26, 2014

ANN FAQ: It's Alive! ANN REALTIME NewsBug Headlines for YOUR Desktop!

It's For Real! ANN REALTIME NewsBug Released To ANN Readers, Worldwide 

For those of you using a windows PC (MAC version in the works... we promise), a new REALTIME News Service from the Aviation World’s DAILY News Service, the Aero-News Network (ANN), will let you know when our REALTIME, award-winning NewsFeed has been updated.

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Wed, Nov 26, 2014

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (11.26.14)

“We hope to never see an event like this again, but, we must be prepared." Source: FAA Administrator Michael Huerta, on the release of the agency's 30 report on the fire at the Chicago Center facility.

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Wed, Nov 26, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.26.14): Density Altitude

Pressure altitude corrected for nonstandard temperature. Density altitude is used in computing the performance of an aircraft and its engines.

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Wed, Nov 26, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.26.14)

FAA Aviation Safety Information Analysis And Sharing System (ASIAS)

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) promotes the open exchange of safety information in order to continuously improve aviation safety.

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Tue, Nov 25, 2014

Airborne 11.24.14: FAA Ready To Restrict UAVs?, Sonex's 500th!, Trig TT31 AML

Also: SWAPA Files For NMB, XCOR Milestone, RV Video Tips, Levil's New APP, Ready For AirVenture?

In breaking news, ANN has learned that the upcoming regs for UAVs are likely to be highly restrictive. The rules would require commercial UAV operators to have a licence, and flights would be limited to under 400 feet during daylight hours only within sight of the person operating the aircraft. Additionally, all UAVs that weigh less than 55 pounds would be covered by the same set of rules. Sonex Aircraft, passed a major benchmark last week, as news was received from Christopher Madsen of Huntsville, Alabama that his AeroVee powered, Standard Gear Sonex flew for the first time on September 23rd. The addition of Chris's aircraft brings the company's database of completed and flown aircraft to 500 reported first flights! In order to facilitate movement in contract negotiations, the Southwest Airlines Pilots' Asso

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Tue, Nov 25, 2014

United States, Mexico Reach Agreement On Air Transport

Removes Barriers To Market Access For Passenger And Cargo Airlines

U.S. government officials led by the Department of State’s Economic and Business Affairs Bureau reached agreement, ad referendum, on a new civil aviation agreement between the United States and Mexico. The agreement will enter into force on January 1, 2016, after both parties have completed their necessary routine internal processes.

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Tue, Nov 25, 2014

FAA Announces NextGen Upgrade For Washington, D.C. Airspace

Improvements Will Benefit Holiday Travelers, Agency Says

Just in time for the busy holiday travel season, the FAA announced that the Washington, D.C. Metroplex is the first in the nation to have three, state-of-the-art, satellite-based "highways in the sky" running side by side by side, each dedicated to one of the three major airports in the region.

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Tue, Nov 25, 2014

DOT IG Rips FAA At House Hearing

Says Budget Continues To Grow Despite Drop In Air Traffic

The DOT's Inspector General Calvin Scovel III offered a less-than-flattering assessment of the FAA during a hearing last week before the House Transportation Committee, which will write the agency's next reauthorization bill.

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Tue, Nov 25, 2014

New Crew Arrives At Space Station

Expedition 42 Crew Made Six-Hour Journey To ISS

Three new crew members representing the United States, Russia and Italy are at the International Space Station (ISS). The Soyuz TMA-15M vehicle docked to the International Space Station at 9:48 p.m. EST, above the Pacific Ocean, approaching the coast of Ecuador.

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