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Fri, Feb 05, 2016

Aero-TV: NASA's Prandtl-D Project - Preliminary Research Design to Lower Drag

CAUTION: Everything You Thought You Knew About Aerodynamics Is About To Be Tested...

When ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, attended the AMA Expo 2016, he probably never expected to get a lesson on advanced aerodynamics at a show that featured recreational radio controlled airplanes. However, he learned some amazing things about new aerodynamic research and is sharing it with you in this video. Jim visited with, Albion Bowers, who is the Chief Scientist at NASA Armstrong.

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Fri, Feb 05, 2016

Counting Down! ANN's Infamous April 1st Edition's Just Around The Corner!

Get Your Wacky Ideas In NOW!

ANN E-I-C Note: Folks... we gotta warn you... this may (will!) be our best April 1st Edition yet and based on all the nonsense we've had to endure in 2015-2016 (which we are duty-bound to lampoon), we certainly have good reason for that... so if you have any ideas of your own as to how to heighten the insanity, this is your LAST CHANCE. As always... NO ONE IS SAFE. We're going to have some fun with EVERYONE...

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Fri, Feb 05, 2016

A Personal Note From ANN's Jim Campbell to the ANN/Airborne/Aero-TV Family

Hi Folks... I thought a personal note might be just the way to start a process with you all that should result in something quite extraordinary. Life is INSANE here at ANN HQ... where we're working as hard as we EVER have.... planning, studying, and building something amazing and lasting... the 'Let Bob Fly' documentary film, based on the extensive investigation of the FAA v Bob Hoover case and published as a book, in 1999, called 'Air of Injustice.' This is the story that started us down the path to a Pilot's Bill of Rights, the full effect of which is yet to be determined, as we still have too few changes to the system that prosecuted Bob in the first place. We won the battle… but have yet to win the war… So little has changed! So much must yet be done!

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Fri, Feb 05, 2016

Klyde Morris 02.05.16

And That's How Marketing Work, Klyde

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Fri, Feb 05, 2016

Airborne 02.04.16: ATC Privatization Fears Mount, PK Floats, IFD440 Update

Also: RIP Roger Boisjoly, Let Bob Fly, 1st Legacy 500, AZ Sales Tax Exemption, Hartzell 5-Blades, Air Transat, Pro Line Fusion

Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster and Aviation Subcommittee Chairman Frank LoBiondo introduced the Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization legislation. This legislation establishes a nongovernmental, independent, not-for-profit corporation, to modernize and provide U.S. air traffic control services. The Act is a six-year reauthorization of the FAA, and proposes a federally chartered air traffic control corporation that will be governed by a board representing the aviation system’s users and the public interest. Here’s some good news for our ‘fly and splash’ aviator friends. PK Floats is back in the business of building floats for aircraft. The company had closed three years ago after the death

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Thu, Feb 04, 2016

Airborne 02.04.16: ATC Privatization Fears Mount, PK Floats, IFD440 Update

Also: RIP Roger Boisjoly, Let Bob Fly, 1st Legacy 500, AZ Sales Tax Exemption, Hartzell 5-Blades, Air Transat, Pro Line Fusion

Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster and Aviation Subcommittee Chairman Frank LoBiondo introduced the Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization legislation. This legislation establishes a nongovernmental, independent, not-for-profit corporation, to modernize and provide U.S. air traffic control services. The Act is a six-year reauthorization of the FAA, and proposes a federally chartered air traffic control corporation that will be governed by a board representing the aviation system’s users and the public interest. Here’s some good news for our ‘fly and splash’ aviator friends. PK Floats is back in the business of building floats for aircraft. The company had closed three years ago after the death

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Thu, Feb 04, 2016

Airborne 02.03.16: SAE Boss Resigns, Zero Flies In Japan, Diamond Builds Dornier

Also: Transgender Pilots, Upset Prevention and Recovery, Southwest Airlines, FedEx, GE Cuts Jobs, Joint Base Lewis-McChord

The Sebring U.S. Sport Aviation Expo faced some tough challenges this year because of the weather, and it appears there may be a little turbulence remaining. In a press release, the Sport Aviation Expo said they will begin plans for 2017 with a new Director, as Jana Filip has moved on to new opportunities and increased family time. Sebring Regional Airport Executive Director, Mike Willingham said, “SRA appreciates Jana’s dedication to the event for the past five years.” Seeing a Japanese World War Two fighter flying in the sky above Japan is a highly unusual event. But, for the first time since World War Two, a restored Mitsubishi A6M Zero owned by a Japanese citizen has done exactly that. Warbird News reports that the airplane is owned by Jap

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Wed, Feb 03, 2016

Airborne 02.02.16: Heli-Pilot Shot, Privatization Opposition, NEW Air Force One

Also: NO Cellos, Aero-Calendar, Super Bowl 50 Procedures, ForeFlight, Textron Aviation, Challenger STC, Terror Costs

Last Friday, a helicopter pilot in Tanzania was struck by ground fire. He managed to safely land the helicopter, but succumbed to his wounds. Three suspected elephant poachers have been arrested in connection with the shooting of the British pilot. The pilot, Roger Gower, was helping Tanzanian authorities track the poachers when they fired on the aircraft. He landed the helicopter in the Maswa Game Reserve, near Serengeti National Park. Four U.S. Senators on the Senate Appropriations Committee have written a letter to the House Transportation Committee that is set to begin consideration of an FAA reauthorization bill, which many think will include a plan to strip Air Traffic Control from the FAA. The Senators, Thad Cochran, Barbara Mikulski, Susan Collins, and Jack R

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Tue, Feb 02, 2016

Airborne 02.02.16: Heli-Pilot Shot, Privatization Opposition, NEW Air Force One

Also: NO Cellos, Aero-Calendar, Super Bowl 50 Procedures, ForeFlight, Textron Aviation, Challenger STC, Terror Costs

Last Friday, a helicopter pilot in Tanzania was struck by ground fire. He managed to safely land the helicopter, but succumbed to his wounds. Three suspected elephant poachers have been arrested in connection with the shooting of the British pilot. The pilot, Roger Gower, was helping Tanzanian authorities track the poachers when they fired on the aircraft. He landed the helicopter in the Maswa Game Reserve, near Serengeti National Park. Four U.S. Senators on the Senate Appropriations Committee have written a letter to the House Transportation Committee that is set to begin consideration of an FAA reauthorization bill, which many think will include a plan to strip Air Traffic Control from the FAA. The Senators, Thad Cochran, Barbara Mikulski, Susan Collins, and Jack R

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Tue, Feb 02, 2016

Airborne 02.01.16: 1st Flt-B737 MAX, IntelliAudio Debuts, NYC v Helo Jobs

Also: $paceport America, AVW: Cityjet, Cool City Avionics, SWA Pilots, FlightSafety, SecAF Testifies, Balloon Lawsuit

The Boeing 737 MAX 8 took to the skies for the first time last Friday. Boeing said the 737 MAX program achieved the milestone on schedule which begins a comprehensive flight-test program leading to certification and delivery. With the latest technology LEAP-1B engines from CFM International and Boeing-designed Advanced Technology winglets, the first member of the efficient 737 MAX family completed a two-hour, 47-minute flight, taking off from Renton Field in Renton, Washington, and landing at Seattle's Boeing Field. There was a time in aviation when an audio selector panel simply selected which audio input you desired to hear. Now, that’s all changing as PS Engineering has announced their new PMA8000BTi audio selector panel, which includes a spatial technology

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