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Fri, Jul 03, 2015

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.03.15)

"Our conclusions are clear and unanimous: the best answer is to expand Heathrow’s capacity through a new northwest runway." Source: U.K. Airports Commission chair Sir Howard Davies.

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Fri, Jul 03, 2015

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.03.15): Mean Aerodynamic Chord (MAC)

The average distance from the leading edge to the trailing edge of the wing.

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Fri, Jul 03, 2015

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.03.15)

T-6 Driver

This website was built 'to help current and aspiring T-6A pilots find the information that they need. 

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Thu, Jul 02, 2015

Airborne 07.02.15: Bell 525 Flies!, Archer DX Delivers, Boss 182 Upgrade

Also: Wingfoot@AirVenture, Airbus On Pilot Training, XPrize, EFD1000H PFD For Bell, Atlanta Warbird Weekend, Lee Bottom Flying Field, Air Canada/Unifor, National Air Cargo Fined

Just as we were getting ready to put the script to bed for this episode of Airborne, ANN's Jim Campbell got the word that the long-awaited first flight of the Bell 525 Relentless helicopter had taken place -- and it apparently went quite well. The maiden flight of the super-medium helicopter took place at the company’s aircraft assembly center in Amarillo, Texas. Piper Aircraft has delivered the first production diesel Archer DX into Europe. The airplane went to European Aircraft Sales in Denmark. Originally launched in cooperation with Continental Motors at the Aero Friedrichshafen trade show in Germany last spring, the Archer DX has been marketed throughout Europe ever since. While our first report dealt with a dies

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Thu, Jul 02, 2015

Airborne 07.01.15: Hexacopter Shot, E Hampton Airport, Eclipse 'Special Edition'

Also: Airport Discrimination, Jeff Skiles, EAA Chapters, NBAA's Quiet Guidelines, United Consolidates, Dreamliner Display, Iraqi General F-16 Loss

Whether it’s federal regulations, civil law, or just to neighbors they can’t get along, small multirotor drones are providing lawyers a new way to make a few bucks. Eric Joe was visiting his parent's home and flew his Hexacopter low and slow over what he says was private property and a shared county access road. Joe's neighbor had his son blast the $1,500 aircraft out of the sky with a 12-gauge shotgun ... and admitted it to Joe. The neighbor said he thought it was a "CIA surveillance device." A U.S. District Judge in New York has delivered a win-win ... or some might say a lose-lose ... decision on helicopter restrictions at East Hampton Airport. The judge said that the town of East Hampton could not impose a "one-flight-per-week" limit on h

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Thu, Jul 02, 2015

Vintage PBY Beached At Orange Beach, AL

Airplane Is Being Used In Filming Of WWII Movie

A WWII-era Catalina PBY amphibious airplane being used in the filing of a movie about the USS Indianapolis wound up aground at Orange Beach, AL Monday near the iconic Flora-Bama lounge.

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Thu, Jul 02, 2015

Ford’s Latest Mustang Creation for EAA Out-of-This-World Cool

Apollo Edition To Be Auctioned To Support EAA Youth Education Programs

The Apollo Edition Mustang is a specially designed and built 2015 Ford Mustang that is the premier item available during the live auction at EAA’s Gathering of Eagles gala, which supports the organization’s year-round youth aviation programs. Ford is the exclusive automobile sponsor of EAA and EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, which takes place July 20-26 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

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Thu, Jul 02, 2015

ANN FAQ: Contact Us (Updated)

We've Moved!

There's nothing quite like central Florida in the summertime... which is but one reason Aero-News relocated its Global Headquarters from Polk County, FL up to the Jacksonville area, some time ago.

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Thu, Jul 02, 2015

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.02.15)

"Houston has been at the forefront of aviation history and innovation for decades." Source: Houston Aviation Director Mario C. Diaz, on the grant of an FAA Spaceport License for Ellington Airport (KEFD).

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Thu, Jul 02, 2015

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.02.15): Major Repairs

A repair that (1) if improperly done, might appreciably affect weight, balance, structural strength, performance, powerplant operation, flight characteristics, or other qualities affecting airworthiness, or (2) is not done according to accepted practices, or cannot be done by elementary operations.

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