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Tue, Sep 27, 2016

DJI Unveils Mavic Foldable Drone

Direct Competitor To The GoPro Karma Introduced Last Week

Drone manufacturer DJI has released its Mavic drone, its smallest aircraft equipped with a 4K camera.

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Tue, Sep 27, 2016

Airborne 09.27.16: EAA's 200K!, MilPilots Get Break, UAV Pilot Applications

Also: GPS Sat, Aero-Calendar, B-21 Raider, Boeing 777X, Tecnam P2002JF, NBAA Honors Louis Seno, Alaska-Virgin Merger

EAA has reached a major milestone, as the association has surpassed 200,000 members. It appears that more and more pilots are finding EAA represents their kind of flying more than ever before. Jack J. Pelton, EAA CEO and Chairman of the Board said in part, “We reached this milestone by building on the legacy established by our founder, Paul Poberezny, more than 60 years ago when he stated that all who wish to participate are welcome.” Some military pilots with as few as 500 hours flying time could be eligible for a right seat spot at an airline, according to sources familiar with guidelines being discussed by an FAA advisory committee. Under the rules that were put in place in 2013 by the FAA, first officers are required to hold an Airline Transport Pilot

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Tue, Sep 27, 2016

Aero-TV: Agile Aero’s Jeff Greason - Pioneering Disruptive Aerospace Innovations

Who You Gonna Call When you Have a Rocket Engine that Needs a Spacecraft?

While at EAA AirVenture 2016, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, sat down to talk with an old acquaintance about rocket flight and the spaceflight industry. He met up with Jeff Greason, who is the CEO of a new company called Agile Aero. Greason had been previously connected with XCOR Aerospace, and Jim asked about his venture in this new direction. You really have to watch the video to get the whole story about what Agile Aero is going to accomplish, but in a brief explanation, it could best be described as an organization that helps other companies find quick solutions to prototype spacecraft.

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Tue, Sep 27, 2016

LA Times Supports Santa Monica Airport

Editorial Points Out Advantages, Importance Of The Facility

The Los Angeles Times Editorial Board has published an editorial supporting the continuing operation of Santa Monica Airport as an airport.

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Tue, Sep 27, 2016

Gone West: Golfer And Aviation Advocate Arnold Palmer

Had Been Prominently Featured In NBAA 'No Plane, No Gain' Campaign

Even non-golfers know the name Arnold Palmer. He has been one of the icons of the game since the 1960s, and always considered a true gentleman and ambassador of the game of golf.

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Tue, Sep 27, 2016

NBAA Mourns Arnold Palmer's Passing

Dedicates 2016 Convention To Golf Legend, Aviation Champion

National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) President and CEO Ed Bolen Monday reflected with sadness on the passing Sunday of Arnold Palmer, an American icon, golf legend and long-standing advocate for business aviation.

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Tue, Sep 27, 2016

LMC, Japan Celebrate Roll Out Of Japan Air Self Defense Force's First F-35A

County Will Eventually Acquire 42 Of The Aircraft

Senior Japanese and U.S. government officials joined Lockheed Martin to celebrate the roll out of the first Japan Air Self Defense Force (JASDF) F-35A Lightning II, marking a major milestone in Japan's enhanced national defense and strengthening the future of the U.S-Japan security alliance.

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Tue, Sep 27, 2016

AeroSports Update: PMA – STC, What’s The Difference?

The Terms, Parts Manufacturing Approval, And Supplemental Type Certificate Commonly Get Confused

If you’re a recreational pilot operating a small light airplane, the terms “Parts Manufacturing Approval” (PMA) and Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) are easy to get mixed up. It even gets more confusing when your friends, who fly homebuilt airplanes, never seem to care about this stuff but your mechanic gets all huffy when you ask, “Why can't I be just like those guys?”

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Tue, Sep 27, 2016

Airbus Secures Europe’s First Design Organization Approval For Large UAS

EASA Recognition Lays The Ground For Civil Certification Of Large Unmanned Aircraft

After more than two years’ work Airbus Defence and Space has become the world’s first company to be approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for the design and development of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) intended for civil type certification.

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Tue, Sep 27, 2016

Three Fatally Injured In Sunday Morning Mid-Air Collision

Accident Occurred Shortly After Takeoff From The Hamburg, NY Airport

Two airplanes collided in mid air Sunday morning shortly after takeoff from the Hamburg, NY airport (4G2), resulting in the fatal injury of the three people on board the two aircraft.

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