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July 05, 2013

Solar Impulse Set To Complete Epic Coast-To-Coast Crossing

Saturday Departure Planned For Final Leg Of Its ‘Across America’ Journey

The solar-powered airplane of Swiss pioneers Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg will fly to New York for the fifth and last leg of its Across America mission flights on Saturday, July 6. It is the culmination of an epic which began on May 3rd in San Francisco. Piccard and Borschberg have taken turns in the single seat cockpit with stopovers in Phoenix, Dallas, St. Louis and Cincinnati.

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Agricultural UAV Flight Demonstration Conducted In Kansas

AUVSI Event Attended By U.S. Senator Jerry Moran

Unmanned aircraft systems will have a significant impact on Kansas' precision agriculture industry and overall economy, according to elected officials, academics and industry leaders speaking at a UAS flight demonstration at Crisis City in Salina, July 2.

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Klyde Morris 07.05.2013

I Never See Failure As Failure But Only As An Opportunity To Develop My Sense Of Humor ...

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Spirit Airlines A319, Skydiving Aircraft Involved In Near Collision

Incident Is Under Investigation By The FAA

A Spirit Airlines A319 and a skydiving plane came within 1.6 miles of horizontal separation and 400 feet of vertical separation late Monday, forcing the airliner into an emergency descent to avoid a collision.

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Closing Views Of An Icon

Herschel Space Observatory Concludes Its Primary Science Mission

A tiny dot against a streaking star field is one of the last views that ground-based observers will see of ESA’s iconic Herschel space observatory.

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Planetary Resources Surpasses Kickstarter Goal

Has Raised Over $1.5 Million To Launch World's First Crowdfunded Space Telescope

Asteroid mining company Planetary Resource successfully completed its crowdfunding campaign Saturday to launch ARKYD – the world's first public space telescope. Over the course of the 33-day campaign, the company generated support from more than 17,600 backers who pledged $1,505,366 for the cause. This marks the most successful crowdfunding effort for a space project and ranks the ARKYD campaign among the top 25 projects in Kickstarter history.

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United Shows High Rate Of Dreamliner Cancellations

Significantly More Than Routes Flying Other Equipment

United flights scheduled on its new Dreamliners are cancelled four times as often as flights using other equipment, according to data reported by FlightAware.com.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.05.13)

"As the aerospace industry grows and looks to take on new UAS ventures and industries, there is real potential for this platform to be used responsibly and safely in an industry already booming in Kansas: agriculture." Source: U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS).

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.05.13): Abeam

An aircraft is “abeam” a fix, point, or object when that fix, point, or object is approximately 90 degrees to the right or left of the aircraft track.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.05.13)

RC Universe

Forums, product reviews, articles and all things R/C... interesting spot to learn about this fascinating hobby.

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AD: The Boeing Company Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2013-13-11

PRODUCT: Certain Boeing Model 747-400, -400D, and -400F series airplanes.

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