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Mon, Sep 26, 2016

Airborne 09.26.16: SpaceX Accident Details, Bell V-247 'Vigilant', Blues Cancel

Also: Tracey Curtis-Taylor, RC Saab Gripen, Kodiak, Airbus Subsidies, Worcester Reg'l Airport, MedEvac Foundation, Predator-Series

As promised, SpaceX is starting to reveal details of their investigation into the catastrophic loss on September 1 of a Falcon 9, its payload and other damage to the launch complex. SpaceX said in part, "At this stage of the investigation, preliminary review of the data and debris suggests that a large breach in the cryogenic helium system of the second stage liquid oxygen tank took place. All plausible causes are being tracked in an extensive fault tree and carefully investigated. Through the fault tree and data review process, we have exonerated any connection with last year’s CRS-7 mishap.” Speaking before an audience of aviation and military experts assembled at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. last week, Bell Helicopter unvei

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Mon, Sep 26, 2016

Aero-TV: Starting 'em Young - Aero-Education for K-12 Students

The Aspen Aerospace Alliance Motivate Students towards STEM Subjects…

Here’s a video that runs a little longer than our normal Aero-Minute because it’s a subject that’s fascinating and could make a difference in the lives of children in our school systems. This video is about an organization called the ‘Aspen Aerospace Alliance’ that has set a goal to bring aviation into the lives of schoolchildren ranging from elementary through high school.

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Mon, Sep 26, 2016

Klyde Morris (09.26.16)

Klyde Can't Miss The 'TSA Obnoxious Olympics'

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Mon, Sep 26, 2016

Airborne 09.23.16: GA Pilot Sues SFO, Drone Legalities, EAA Hall Of Fame

Also: Zenith Open Hangar Days, KSMO Nonsense, Recalled Devices, Piper M600, 800th TBM, NASAO, Commercial Space

The pilot of the last piston airplane based at San Francisco International Airport has sued the airport, claiming he is being pressured to move his Cessna 182 to a new home base. Courthouse News Service reports that Robert Reinheimer says in his suit that his flight privileges were illegally suspended by then-airport director John Martin for alleged safety violations. Those allegations were determined to be unfounded by the FAA. However, it’s reported that Reinheimer was not notified by the airport that the charges had been dismissed by the agency, and Martin did not respond to his request to have his privileges reinstated. Legal wrangling in a drone shootdown incident may set a national precedent. A judge is expected to determine which court should hear the cas

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Mon, Sep 26, 2016

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.26.16): Downburst

Downburst A strong downdraft which induces an outburst of damaging winds on or near the ground. Damaging winds, either straight or curved, are highly divergent. The sizes of downbursts vary from 1/2 mile or less to more than 10 miles. An intense downburst often causes widespread damage. Damaging winds, lasting 5 to 30 minutes, could reach speeds as high as 120 knots.

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Mon, Sep 26, 2016

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.26.16)

Aero Linx: The Regional Airline Association (RAA) The Regional Airline Association (RAA) provides a unified voice of advocacy for North American regional airlines aimed at promoting a safe, reliable, and robust regional airline industry. The RAA serves as an important support network connecting regional airlines, industry business partners, and government regulators in bolstering the industry; as well as promoting regional airline interests in a changing business and policy environment.

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Mon, Sep 26, 2016

ANN FAQ: Like Us On Facebook

There's A Lot To Like On ANN's Latest Social Media Site

We all know how important Social Media is to a lot of people, particularly those under 30. We also know how important those folks are to the future of aviation. In so many forums and at so many events, we talk about how to attract the next generation of pilots, mechanics, and enthusiasts to our industry, and social media is certainly critical to getting the message out to those who practically live online.

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Mon, Sep 26, 2016

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.26.16)

"At this stage of the investigation, preliminary review of the data and debris suggests that a large breach in the cryogenic helium system of the second stage liquid oxygen tank took place. All plausible causes are being tracked in an extensive fault tree and carefully investigated. Through the fault tree and data review process, we have exonerated any connection with last year’s CRS-7 mishap." Source: From a SpaceX update concerning their investigation into the loss of a Falcon 9, its AMOS-6 payload and the resulting damage to the launch facility.

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Sun, Sep 25, 2016

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.25.16): Discrete Code

Discrete Code As used in the Air Traffic Control Radar Beacon System (ATCRBS), any one of the 4096 selectable Mode 3/A aircraft transponder codes except those ending in zero zero; e.g., discrete codes: 0010, 1201, 2317, 7777; nondiscrete codes: 0100, 1200, 7700. Nondiscrete codes are normally reserved for radar facilities that are not equipped with discrete decoding capability and for other purposes such as emergencies (7700), VFR aircraft (1200), etc.

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Sun, Sep 25, 2016

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.25.16)

Aero Linx: International Aviation Services Organization (IASO) International Aviation Services Organization (IASO) is a non-government organization, Ground Handling Industry Leader and forum for consultation on industry issues for all aviation services companies worldwide. The organization is registered in Sweden and Montreal, Canada with its operational HQ in Dubai. There are two sub-organizations that fall under the umbrella of IASO – IFSO (International Fuel Services Organization) and IHAO (International Handling Aviation Organization). The main objective of IASO is to organize, educate, and improve the aviation services industry through collaboration, using best business practices and speaking with one voice for all service providers to ensure credible representation for all IASO industry members.

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