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Mon, Jun 29, 2015

Caravan Exhaust Deflector Now Available For More Aircraft All Caravan Models

All Caravan Models Now Eligible For Retrofit

Eligibility for the Cessna Caravan series exhaust deflector developed by Wipaire has been extended.

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Mon, Jun 29, 2015

Airborne 06.26.15: UAV Pilot Exonerated, WTC Base Jumpers Acquitted, AeroWatch

Also: Pilot Record, Barnstorming, Pan Am Sim, New Columbus PD Unit, Erickson Firefighters, UAV Insurance Flts, Quest Upgrades

David Beesmer had been arrested in 2014 after capturing video of the outside of a medical building in the town of Ulster. Beesmer said he knew that the camera on the quadcopter would not be able to see into the windows of the Mid-Hudson Medical Group building, but also admits that it was a "huge error in judgement" to aim the camera at exam rooms in the building. Beesmer was charged with two counts of Attempted Unlawful Surveillance. The first trial ended in a mistrial and in the second trial the jury returned a verdict of "not guilty." Here’s another aerial legal case that also involved the leveling of criminal charges. Three BASE jumpers who leaped from the top of the One World Trade Center in September, 2013 have been acquitted of the most serious charge leveled aga

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Mon, Jun 29, 2015

Aero-TV: A ‘Yuneec’ Flying Machine – New QuadCopter Designs Attract Serious GA Interest

A Close-Up Look At A Major Player In The RC/Small UAV/Drone Industry

ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, was at Sun ‘n Fun 2015 and checked up on something new that’s called the “UAV Cage.” This is where he caught up with Greg Glover, who works in the field marketing division of Yuneec. In case you’re not familiar with Yuneec, they are an innovator in the small UAV business.

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Mon, Jun 29, 2015

Airborne 06.29.15: CRS-7 Launch Failure, Gone West: Steve O'Berg, FAA Overhaul

Also: OneWeb Launch Gig, Remove Cat Before Flight, Transport Canada, FAA Safety, UAVs v Whales, Wipline 10000, Helo $$$

Flying into space is a tough business and we are sorry to say that after 18 successful flights of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, the resupply flight headed for the International Space Station on Sunday morning exploded 139 seconds after liftoff. SpaceX' Elon Musk tweeted a short comment shortly after the failure, noting, "Falcon 9 experienced a problem shortly before first stage shutdown. Will provide more info as soon as we review the data." It’s reported he stated in a follow-on tweet that there had been “an overpressure event in the upper stage liquid oxygen tank.” ANN regrets to report that airshow pilot Steve O'Berg has perished in an accident while conducting an airshow routine at the Cameron Airshow, Saturday afternoon, in Cameron, Missouri. At no time were the spectators at risk, as the pilot was performing in the designated

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Mon, Jun 29, 2015

UAVs Aide Whale Hunters In Alaska

Aircraft Developed By University Of Alaska, Fairbanks, Scouted Ice For Paths To Open Water

Whale hunters in Alaska normally spend days or weeks breaking paths by hand through winter ice in an effort to open channels to the ocean. But this year, a UAV developed by a student the University of Alaska, Fairbanks made that process easier.

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Mon, Jun 29, 2015

State Helicopter Helps Spot Pot Farm In Tennessee

Marijuana Being Grown On National Forest Service Property

A helicopter from the Tennessee Governor's Marijuana Eradication Task Force was instrumental in the location of a pot farm being cultivated in the Cherokee National Forest in Unicoi County, TN.

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Mon, Jun 29, 2015

NASA Prepares For Future Space Exploration With International Undersea Crew

Start Of Twenty-Day Expedition Planned For July 20

NASA will send an international crew to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean this summer to prepare for future deep space missions during the 14-day NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) 20 expedition slated to begin July 20.

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Mon, Jun 29, 2015

NBAA Names First Recipient Of Dale 'Potsy' McBurney Aviation Scholarship

Award Honors The Memory Of Former Business Aviation Flight Attendant

The NBAA Charities has named Christina Henderlong as the first recipient of the Dale “Potsy” McBurney Aviation Scholarship. The award will be presented at NBAA's Flight Attendants/Flight Technicians Conference in Tucson, AZ, June 30 to July 2.

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Mon, Jun 29, 2015

Airbus Group Grows With Safe Air

Will Become A Fully-Integrated Part Of The Larger Company July 1

Airbus Group Australia Pacific has grown its business through the acquisition of Safe Air, securing its future as a regional integrated through-life-support provider.

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Mon, Jun 29, 2015

Allstate To Begin UAV Flights For Insurance Assessments

Property Drone Consortium Awarded Section 333 Exemption

Insurance company Allstate has been given the green light from the FAA which will allow the company to fly unmanned aircraft to research property claims made by its customers.

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