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Mon, Jun 25, 2018

Airborne 06.22.18: Ballooning Record, Vietnam Pilot Returns, B-1B Resumes

Also: Surf Air Defaults, Chicago Airports Chief Resigns, FAA Has Openings, AAL Executive Cuts

After more than 6 months of preparation pilot Bill Smith of Louisville, KY completed a flight to nearly 32,000 ft. on Saturday June 16. According to a Balloon Federation of America Facebook post, Bill flew his brand new Lindstrand 105 named Phantom during a perfectly executed high altitude flight. The weather conditions were perfect, there wasn't a cloud in the sky and Bill actually covered more vertical distance (6 miles up, 6 miles down) than he did horizontally, landing less than 7 miles from where he took off. You know that freedom you enjoy? This is about one of the men that kept it safe for you... Maj. James Blair White went missing in Southeast Asia on Nov. 24, 1969. He was finally laid to rest at West Point alongside of his mother, father and brother, June 19, 2018. His wife, Sharon Cook, and daug

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Mon, Jun 25, 2018

AMA Drone Report 06.21.18: NC Drone Summit, AMA v Raleigh Regs, Yuneec Typhoon H

Also: ERAU UAS Program, UK Drone Rescue, ANN/AMA Oshkosh Coverage, Fat Shark 101

The North Carolina Department of Transportation is planning a Drone Summit and Flight Expo for August 5-7. Participants include key industry representatives, technology pathfinders, influential government officials, and pioneering users. A dynamic agenda of keynote talks, panel discussions, and contributed presentations covers the spectrum of commercial and public safety UAS applications. A Flight Expo will showcase drone mission capabilities by flying demonstration missions on site during the conference. AMA scored another round of cooperative responses from the City of Raleigh -- whom they counseled and worked with to craft a set of more reasonable regs than were originally proposed. AMA’s Tyler Dobbs told ANN’s AMA Drone Report that, “AMA worked with the city of Raleigh for a number of months to r

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Mon, Jun 25, 2018

SolarStratos Aims To Reach The Stratosphere More Than 80,000 Feet Above Earth

Using SunPower Solar Technology, The Two-Seater Solar Plane Is Expected To Break Records With World's First Piloted Stratospheric Solar Flight By 2020

Silicon Valley (CA)-based SunPower has joined the Mission SolarStratos expedition as the exclusive solar cell provider for its aircraft. Within the next two years, SolarStratos is expected to be the first solar-powered plane to soar above the Earth's troposphere and into the stratosphere – flying twice as high as a commercial airliner's typical cruising altitude – without a drop of fossil fuel.

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Mon, Jun 25, 2018

Insitu Receives Interior Contract For Small UAS Services

Unmanned Aircraft Systems Will Assist In Combating Wildfires Using Geospatial Mapping And Full Motion Video

The Department of the Interior has awarded a  first-of-its kind contract to Boeing subsidiary Insitu to provide fire suppression services within the contiguous 48 states and Alaska using its ScanEagle Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS).

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Mon, Jun 25, 2018

Details About ANN’s NEW Social Media Program (SMP) For Oshkosh 2018!

ANN Pushes Aviation Media Further Into The 21st Century...

ANN is radically updating its social media campaign for the upcoming 2018 Oshkosh AirVenture Fly-In. This is just the latest step in a series of massive upgrades we're making as Aero-News becomes the 'Aero-Verse.' This program will concentrate on the three most persuasive forms of social media outreach -- short succinct messaging, compelling high-resolution still photography, and carefully formatted HD video. Our staff of journalists will be beating up Wittman Field all week long looking for suitable subjects for this effort, and you’re welcome to help us make sure that YOU don't get left out. You are welcome to text suggestions to 863-860-5790, or email news@aero-news.net with your suggestions. You can also Skype us directly at AERONEWSNET. 

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Mon, Jun 25, 2018

American Partners With NASA/FAA On ATC Project

Working To Develop The Next Version Of The Air Transportation System

From The Overlook at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT), a public observation area, enthusiasts can witness planes landing and taking off from the world’s 7th busiest airport — one that handled more than 553,550 departures and arrivals in 2017. That’s a lot of activity for four runways. It’s also a great lab for developing the next generation of Air Traffic Control (ATC), known as NextGen.

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Mon, Jun 25, 2018

SAIB Issued For Alternator Drive Coupling In Continental Motors

Prompted By A 2015 Fatal Accident Involving An A36 Bonanza

A Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) has been released for a concern with alternator drive couplings on Continental Motors, Inc. (CMI) IO-520, GTSIO-520, TSIO520, IO-550, IOF-550, TSIO-550, TSIOF-550, and TSIOL-550 model engines (operating with AVGAS) with direct drive alternator systems. The SAIB draws attention to the possible failure of the alternator drive coupling following maintenance events and/or improper installation. This failure could result in loss of engine power in flight and forced landing. 

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Mon, Jun 25, 2018

Airborne-Unmanned 06.19.18: Mexican UAV Fights Crime, Spokane Drones, Ikhana!

Also: K2 & Robotic Skies, Autonomous Aerial Vehicles Competition, K State Grad Cert, Commercial Drones at JFK

A drone operated by authorities in Ensenada, Mexico, led to a significant decrease in overall crime in the city. Ensenada police say that over a few months, their single DJI Inspire 1 drone has led to more than 500 arrests and contributed to an overall 10 percent drop in the crime rate, including a 30 percent drop in residential robberies. Over the past four months, the drone has flown an average of 25 sorties per day. The drone is deployed based on 911 call volume. It is operated from a centralized control room using software developed by Cape, a California-based company. The city of Spokane, WA will soon implement a program using a drone to assist in infrastructure inspections and construction projects. Local lawmakers approved the plan last week. Officials say using the aircraft wil

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Mon, Jun 25, 2018

Klyde Morris (06.25.18)

Klyde Should Know Better Than To Answer Zif's Emails...

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Mon, Jun 25, 2018

NASA’s Janet Petro Selected For Induction To Florida Women’s Hall Of Fame

Appointed To The Deputy Director Position At KSC In April 2007

Florida Governor Rick Scott selected Kennedy Space Center Deputy Director Janet Petro as one of three inductees for the 2018 Florida Women’s Hall of Fame. The Florida Commission on the Status of Women recommended Petro among ten other nominees.

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