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Fri, Aug 28, 2015

Aero-TV: READYING FOR A FIGHT? - Senator Inhofe on ATC Privatization

Change Will Not Happen If We Do Not Work For It... Inhofe’s Efforts Prove it

While at EAA AirVenture 2015, ANN News Editor Tom Patton sits down to talk with Senator James Inhofe (OK) about what’s going on with FAA Reauthorization and how it may affect us in general aviation. As Congress prepares to moves ahead with FAA Reauthorization discussions, one of the issues that’s already being considered is the privatization of the Air Traffic Control (ATC) system. The concern regarding this is that along with the concept of a privatized ATC comes the concept of paying individually fees for services provided by ATC.

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Fri, Aug 28, 2015

Klyde Morris 08.28.15

At Least It's Not An Executive Order Cancelling Hunting

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Fri, Aug 28, 2015

Airborne 08.27.15: Golden Wings Flying Museum, AUVSI v CA, FAA Delays Pilot DB

Also: Join The API!, ATC Goofs... Badly, Shuttle Water Tanks, Herlong Rebrands FBO, Gogo's Next Generation, China A/C Demand, Chatham MA RFP

You won’t see us run very many for-sale stories on Airborne Unlimited, but this one caught our attention. The collection of airplanes at the Golden Wings Flying Museum in Blaine, Minnesota, is for sale. And by the collection, owner Greg Herrick means the entire collection ... as a complete package. According to the Golden Wings Flying Museum website, the collection features such rarities as NASA's first aircraft, a stainless steel amphibian and the first airplane in which a pope ever flew. The California Legislature has just passed a bill that will prevent unmanned aircraft from flying at an altitude below 350 over any private property in the state unless permission from the owner is received. Because the recognize cap on UAV operation is 400 feet, this

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Thu, Aug 27, 2015

Airborne 08.27.15: Golden Wings Flying Museum, AUVSI v CA, FAA Delays Pilot DB

Also: Join The API!, ATC Goofs... Badly, Shuttle Water Tanks, Herlong Rebrands FBO, Gogo's Next Generation, China A/C Demand, Chatham MA RFP

You won’t see us run very many for-sale stories on Airborne Unlimited, but this one caught our attention. The collection of airplanes at the Golden Wings Flying Museum in Blaine, Minnesota, is for sale. And by the collection, owner Greg Herrick means the entire collection ... as a complete package. According to the Golden Wings Flying Museum website, the collection features such rarities as NASA's first aircraft, a stainless steel amphibian and the first airplane in which a pope ever flew. The California Legislature has just passed a bill that will prevent unmanned aircraft from flying at an altitude below 350 over any private property in the state unless permission from the owner is received. Because the recognize cap on UAV operation is 400 feet, this

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Thu, Aug 27, 2015

Airborne 08.26.15: New U-2?, Carter PAV Update, AK TFR Concerns

Also: Skydive Mid-Air, Classic Aero-TV, United Airlines, Forest Service Policy v Helicopters, WestJet Pilots' Association, NASA Drops Plane, Flightnow in Court

Is it possible that the concept of a manned spyplane is still valid enough to beat out drones and the satellites for the job? The Air Force is set to retire the iconic U-2 surveillance airplane, which first flew in 1955, in 2019, but now the Popular Science website is stating that the Lockheed Martin Skunkworks is considering a follow-on aircraft to the U-2 that would be stealthier and have a longer flight time. Carter Aviation Technologies, LLC is continuing its focus to get a CarterCopter into production. Although flight testing has ramped down, flight demonstrations have not. Jay Carter has indicated they have a need for more pilot capability to give them added flexibility for the purpose of demonstrating their aircraft. The FAA says it will be

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Wed, Aug 26, 2015

Airborne 08.26.15: New U-2?, Carter PAV Update, AK TFR Concerns

Also: Skydive Mid-Air, Classic Aero-TV, United Airlines, Forest Service Policy v Helicopters, WestJet Pilots' Association, NASA Drops Plane, Flightnow in Court

Is it possible that the concept of a manned spyplane is still valid enough to beat out drones and the satellites for the job? The Air Force is set to retire the iconic U-2 surveillance airplane, which first flew in 1955, in 2019, but now the Popular Science website is stating that the Lockheed Martin Skunkworks is considering a follow-on aircraft to the U-2 that would be stealthier and have a longer flight time. Carter Aviation Technologies, LLC is continuing its focus to get a CarterCopter into production. Although flight testing has ramped down, flight demonstrations have not. Jay Carter has indicated they have a need for more pilot capability to give them added flexibility for the purpose of demonstrating their aircraft. The FAA says it will be

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Wed, Aug 26, 2015

Airborne 08.25.15: UK Airshow Restrictions, GI Bill Slashed?, NBAA On Airspace

Also: Aero-Calendar, Airstrip Reopens, NASA Hurricane Forecasting, Unions Urge Congress, No UAV Promotion At Ballgame, Gone West: Fritz Payne, A/C Leasing Market

The U.K. Civil Aviation Authority has placed an immediate restriction on certain "high energy" maneuvers by vintage aircraft in the wake of an accident Saturday that resulted in multiple fatal injuries of people on the ground near the Shoreham Airshow. In a notice posted online, the CAA says it immediately began an urgent review and has placed a series of immediate restrictions and changes on UK civil air displays. According to The Helicopter Association International, referred to as the HAI, the U.S. House of Representatives is poised to drastically overreact to a loophole in the Post 9/11 GI Bill that Congress itself created. The changes likely to be enacted threaten the ability of veterans to join the aviation industry, especially the v

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Tue, Aug 25, 2015

Airborne 08.25.15: UK Airshow Restrictions, GI Bill Slashed?, NBAA On Airspace

Also: Aero-Calendar, Airstrip Reopens, NASA Hurricane Forecasting, Unions Urge Congress, No UAV Promotion At Ballgame, Gone West: Fritz Payne, A/C Leasing Market

The U.K. Civil Aviation Authority has placed an immediate restriction on certain "high energy" maneuvers by vintage aircraft in the wake of an accident Saturday that resulted in multiple fatal injuries of people on the ground near the Shoreham Airshow. In a notice posted online, the CAA says it immediately began an urgent review and has placed a series of immediate restrictions and changes on UK civil air displays. According to The Helicopter Association International, referred to as the HAI, the U.S. House of Representatives is poised to drastically overreact to a loophole in the Post 9/11 GI Bill that Congress itself created. The changes likely to be enacted threaten the ability of veterans to join the aviation industry, especially the v

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Tue, Aug 25, 2015

Airborne 08.24.15: UK Airshow Tragedy, Replica Bugatti 100P Flies!, FedEx Pilots

Also: EFAS Cessation, AVW, Papal Visit TFR, Trig TT22 STC, C Series Over 80% Done, Flexjet Pilots, NTSB Investigates Tail Strike

A Hawker Hunter military jet taking part in the Shoreham Air Show in Sussex, England went down during the airshow this weekend. It impacted on a busy highway resulting in what is reported to have caused the fatal injury of eleven people. However, numerous other people were injured and, according to BBC News, the fatality number could increase. The same BBC News reports states that the pilot’s name is Andy Hill, and that he was taken by air ambulance to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in critical condition. It’s reported police made a statement that he is, “fighting for his life.” The effort to build a replica Bugatti 100P airplane by a group of dedicated builders in Tulsa Oklahoma reached a significant milestone last week with the first flight of

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Mon, Aug 24, 2015

Airborne 08.24.15: UK Airshow Tragedy, Replica Bugatti 100P Flies!, FedEx Pilots

Also: EFAS Cessation, AVW, Papal Visit TFR, Trig TT22 STC, C Series Over 80% Done, Flexjet Pilots, NTSB Investigates Tail Strike

A Hawker Hunter military jet taking part in the Shoreham Air Show in Sussex, England went down during the airshow this weekend. It impacted on a busy highway resulting in what is reported to have caused the fatal injury of eleven people. However, numerous other people were injured and, according to BBC News, the fatality number could increase. The same BBC News reports states that the pilot’s name is Andy Hill, and that he was taken by air ambulance to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in critical condition. It’s reported police made a statement that he is, “fighting for his life.” The effort to build a replica Bugatti 100P airplane by a group of dedicated builders in Tulsa Oklahoma reached a significant milestone last week with the first fligh

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