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Fri, Sep 19, 2014

Airborne 09.19.14: Cool City R44 Cert, Reno Rumblings, Sierra Re-Jets The CJ

Also: Eclipse Improvements, AEA Urges NextGen GA Fund Adoption, FAA OKs External Cams, GA Accident Rate Declines

The FAA has granted an STC to Cool City Avionics for the installation of its family of six autopilots in Robinson R-44 helicopters. The approved autopilots include the HAP-100 2-axis autopilot, the HAP-150 3-axis autopilot, the HFC-100 2-axis autopilot with stability control and augmentation systems, known as SCAS, the HFC-150 3-axis autopilot with SCAS and the HFC-150-LE and HAP-150-LE that add an orbit mode specifically designed for law enforcement and electronics news gathering helicopters. Last Sunday concluded what was one of the most competitive Reno National Championship Air Races in recent histories. However, there were some questions raised about the disqualification of one of the racers. Unofficial race results had Thom Richard finishing in third place in the P-51 racer, “Precious Metal.” But, on Richard’s s

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Fri, Sep 19, 2014

Klyde Morris 09.19.14

Don't You Just Hate A Good Reality Check, Klyde?

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Fri, Sep 19, 2014

Airborne 09.17.14: Boeing/SpaceX Win CCtCap, Flying Docs Endorse, Jetpack Bucks

Also: Chris Heintz, Lear 70/75 Certs, Beluga Birthday, Leap Frogs 9/11 Jump Cancelled, Lawyers Sue NTSB

The Commercial Spaceflight Federation congratulates NASA and the winners of the Commercial Crew Transportation Capability, referred to as the “CCtCap,” contract awards announced yesterday. CCtCap is the latest round in NASA’s Commercial Crew Program that will develop domestic space transportation capabilities for NASA astronauts. We recently reported that 11 U.S. Senators had submitted a letter to the DOT urging action on revised 3rd class medical requirements, and now the Flying Physicians Association, known as the FPA, has added their letter to the same stack. This time it's not a technology breakthrough, but a financial one that may make the Jetpack a little closer to reality. New Zealand-based Martin Aircraft Company Limited ... which is developing what it calls the world’s first practical and commercial flying Jetpa

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Fri, Sep 19, 2014

ANN FAQ: View Aero-News Your Way ... The 'View Everything' Option

Choose How YOU Want To View Your Aero News: View Everything

We're all pretty excited about the new website design here at ANN, but we HAVE heard from some of you that you liked the way that content was displayed on the old site.  We hear you, and before you chuck your bitgrinder out a 5th story window, you should know that there are several ways that you can view your Aero-Content.

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Fri, Sep 19, 2014

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (09.19.14)

"We're actually already in the process of putting some framework together, but we're going to hit the ground running when we get back in January." Source: U.S. Representative Sam Graves (R-MO).

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Fri, Sep 19, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.19.14): Breakout

A technique to direct aircraft out of the approach stream. In the context of simultaneous (independent) parallel operations, a breakout is used to direct threatened aircraft away from a deviating aircraft.

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Fri, Sep 19, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.19.14)

Basejumper.com

A site dedicated to the sport of BASE jumping. BASE is an acronym which stands for Building, Antenna, Span and Earth.

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Wed, Sep 17, 2014

Airborne 09.17.14: Boeing/SpaceX Win CCtCap, Flying Docs Endorse, Jetpack Bucks

Also: Chris Heintz, Lear 70/75 Certs, Beluga Birthday, Leap Frogs 9/11 Jump Cancelled, Lawyers Sue NTSB

The Commercial Spaceflight Federation congratulates NASA and the winners of the Commercial Crew Transportation Capability, referred to as the “CCtCap,” contract awards announced yesterday. CCtCap is the latest round in NASA’s Commercial Crew Program that will develop domestic space transportation capabilities for NASA astronauts. We recently reported that 11 U.S. Senators had submitted a letter to the DOT urging action on revised 3rd class medical requirements, and now the Flying Physicians Association, known as the FPA, has added their letter to the same stack. This time it's not a technology breakthrough, but a financial one that may make the Jetpack a little closer to reality. New Zealand-based Martin Aircraft Company Limited ... which is developing what it calls the world’s first practical and commercial flying Jetpa

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Tue, Sep 16, 2014

Airborne 09.15.14: ForeFlight's iOS8 Caution, Boeing v Al Jazeera, Expedition 40

Also: EAA On NTSB Drug Study, Remember 'Ripcord?', FAA Loosens Up In SAR UAV Use, Curiosity Arrives At Martian Mount, IAF Worries About Social Media

With much fanfare, Apple rolled out its new iOS 8 operating system last week, as well as new devices which will be available soon. However, ForeFlight is asking it subscribers to wait a little while before hitting the "Update" button. The proposed airing of a television program on Al Jazeera English focused on the development and production of the Boeing Dreamliner has led Boeing to issue a preemptive response. Boeing’s statement says in part, "Promotional trailer and published media reviews suggest that what has been produced [by Al Jazeera English] is as biased a production as we have seen in some time... Three crew members from the International Space Station returned to Earth last week after 169 days of science and technology research in space, including a record 82 hours of research in a s

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Mon, Sep 15, 2014

Airborne 09.15.14: ForeFlight's iOS8 Caution, Boeing v Al Jazeera, Expedition 40

Also: EAA On NTSB Drug Study, Remember 'Ripcord?', FAA Loosens Up In SAR UAV Use, Curiosity Arrives At Martian Mount, IAF Worries About Social Media

With much fanfare, Apple rolled out its new iOS 8 operating system last week, as well as new devices which will be available soon. However, ForeFlight is asking it subscribers to wait a little while before hitting the "Update" button. The proposed airing of a television program on Al Jazeera English focused on the development and production of the Boeing Dreamliner has led Boeing to issue a preemptive response. Boeing’s statement says in part, "Promotional trailer and published media reviews suggest that what has been produced [by Al Jazeera English] is as biased a production as we have seen in some time... Three crew members from the International Space Station returned to Earth last week after 169 days of science and technology research in space, including a record 82 hours of research in a s

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