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Wed, Apr 23, 2014

Airborne 04.23.14: Dream Chaser Returns, FAA Starts UAS Tests, Air Racers 3D

Also: Teen Survives Wheel Well Flight, Oshkosh Seaplanes, Weird 'FlightSuit Lawsuit', WI Supports Rec A/C Ops

Sierra Nevada Corp. co-program director John Curry is reported to have said that they will conduct additional drop tests of their Dream Chaser spacecraft at California’s Edwards Air Force Base in the fall of this year. The North Dakota Department of Commerce team has been authorized to begin using a Draganflyer X4ES small UAS at its Northern Plains Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site. The authorization is effective for two years, and the team plans to begin flight operations during the week of May 5. If there was ever a time to see a movie in the modern 3D format, this has got to be it. A new theatrical release of Air Racers 3D from 3D Entertainment Distribution is now showing at select IMAX theaters. All this... and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!

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Wed, Apr 23, 2014

ANN FAQ: Share Aero-News With Your Friends

Send Them A Story -- We Don't Mind!

Do you need another set of eyes to see that story you can't believe Jim just wrote? Want to spread Hognose's unique wisdom and perspective to the masses, or share the latest Klyde Morris with another member of the flying community? (Or perhaps to someone who just really, really likes ants?)

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Wed, Apr 23, 2014

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (04.23.14)

"I'm excited about partnering with Embry-Riddle to create technologies and development capabilities which will benefit the entire global electric flight industry." Source: Erik Lindbergh, CEO of Powering Imagination.

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Wed, Apr 23, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.23.14): Dihedral

The positive acute angle between the lateral axis of an airplane and a line through the center of a wing or horizontal stabilizer. Dihedral contributes to the lateral stability of an airplane.

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Wed, Apr 23, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.23.14)

NFDD (National Flight Data Digest)

A daily publication of flight information appropriate to aeronautical charts, aeronautical publications, Notices to Airmen, or other media serving the purpose of providing operational flight data essential to safe and efficient aircraft operations.

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Tue, Apr 22, 2014

Airborne 04.21.14: Blue Angel Troubles, 8000th B737, Chelton/S-TEC Acquired

Also: Canadian CFI Fired After CNN Appearances, Forecast Says More UAVs, Funny Flt Attendant AVW, Avidyne/Trego-Dugan...

It would be harder to find a more respected Military leader than Former Blue Angel Boss, Greg McWherter... and yet, somehow, something that occurred during his two tours as the Angle has gotten him into trouble and the Navy is keeping VERY quiet on the details... The military and airshow community dimply doesn't believe it. Boeing has just delivered the 8,000th 737 to come off the production line to United Airlines The 737 is the first commercial airplane in history to reach this delivery milestone. The program has a strong backlog with more than 3,700 airplanes on order, including 1,934 orders for the new 737 MAX. Genesys Aerosystems Group has acquired Chelton Flight Systems, Inc. and S-TEC Corporation, previously doing business as Cobham Avionics, from Cobham in a management buyout. All this... and MORE in today's episode of

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Mon, Apr 21, 2014

Airborne 04.21.14: Blue Angel Troubles, 8000th B737, Chelton/S-TEC Acquired

Also: Canadian CFI Fired After CNN Appearances, Forecast Says More UAVs, Funny Flt Attendant AVW, Avidyne/Trego-Dugan, Weird Georgia Military Lawsuit--Over Flightsuits, etc...

It would be harder to find a more respected Military leader than Former Blue Angel Boss, Greg McWherter... and yet, somehow, something that occurred during his two tours as the Angle has gotten him into trouble and the Navy is keeping VERY quiet on the details... The military and airshow community dimply doesn't believe it. Boeing has just delivered the 8,000th 737 to come off the production line to United Airlines  The 737 is the first commercial airplane in history to reach this delivery milestone. The program has a strong backlog with more than 3,700 airplanes on order, including 1,934 orders for the new 737 MAX. Genesys Aerosystems Group has acquired Chelton Flight Systems, Inc. and S-TEC Corporation, previously doing business as Cobham Avionics, from Cobham in a m

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Mon, Apr 21, 2014

Klyde Morris 04.21.2014

It's A Dog-Eat-Ant ... Errr ... Dog World, Klyde

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Mon, Apr 21, 2014

Airborne 04.18.14: SpaceX's Historic Pad, Sikorsky Going Presidential?, EAA B17

Also: Airmen Support Pilot's Son, Beyond The Blue!, More Wrong-Way SWA Fallout, Missing WWII Airman Comes Home

NASA signed an agreement with Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) for use and occupancy of the complex. It will serve as a platform for SpaceX to support their commercial launch activities. It looks like the president will be flying in a new, made in America, Sikorsky helicopter. That's because it appears Sikorsky is the only manufacturer still in the running. Both Boeing and a team consisting of AgustaWestland and Northrop Grumman have dropped out of the bidding process. This is a reunion that nobody will forget, and EAA's B-17G, Aluminum Overcast, was at the heart of the gathering. On April 14, ten World War two United States Army Air Corps veterans who represented all 10 Flying Fortress crew positions from pilot to tail-gunner were brought to Oshkosh to be reunited with the aircraft in which they helped to preserve lib

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Fri, Apr 18, 2014

Airborne 04.18.14: SpaceX's Historic Pad, Sikorsky Going Presidential?, EAA B17

Also: Airmen Support Pilot's Son, Beyond The Blue!, More Wrong-Way SWA Fallout, Missing WWII Airman Comes Home

NASA signed an agreement with Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) for use and occupancy of the complex. It will serve as a platform for SpaceX to support their commercial launch activities. It looks like the president will be flying in a new, made in America, Sikorsky helicopter. That's because it appears Sikorsky is the only manufacturer still in the running. Both Boeing and a team consisting of AgustaWestland and Northrop Grumman have dropped out of the bidding process. This is a reunion that nobody will forget, and EAA's B-17G, Aluminum Overcast, was at the heart of the gathering. On April 14, ten World War two United States Army Air Corps veterans who represented all 10 Flying Fortress crew positions from pilot to tail-gunner were brought to Oshkosh to be reunited with the aircraft in which they helped to preserve lib

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