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Thu, Aug 22, 2019

Airborne 08.21.19: F16s 4 Sale, Roadster In Space, 200th Bell 505

Also: NetJets Pilot Sues, United 'Bottle to Throttle', Inhofe Workforce Development, Earnhardt Update

An aircraft brokerage and leasing firm in Palm Beach, FL has listed an F-16AM Block 20 Mid-Life-Update aircraft for sale on its website, and the company says it has three similar aircraft available that could form a "mini-squadron" of the airplanes for a private owner. The plane is being offered by Jet Lease. It was acquired from Jordan which has been liquidating some of its older-model F-16s after that country bought newer models from Belgium and the Netherlands between 2008 and 2017. What is different about this sale is that these are not demilitarized airplanes to be used as status symbols for the uber-wealthy. A five-foot, two-inch tall female pilot has sued her former employer, NetJets, after being told she was too short to fly one of the company's planes. Pilot Shari Drerup filed the lawsuit

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Thu, Aug 22, 2019

AMA Drone Report 08.15.19: Amazon Petition, Mavic-Mini?, Eek! Drone Flamethrower

Also: Drone Shooter, DJI Pocket, DroneResponders, Passenger Drone Test

Amazon has petitioned the FAA for a waiver from several current rules governing Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to allow the company to begin delivery services with its MK27 drone. Waivers requested by Amazon would, among other things, allow the aircraft to operate without a certificate of airworthiness and beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS). They further request that the aircraft be exempted from rules governing altitude, VFR fuel requirements and maintenance documentation. The rumor mill is ripe with the possibility that DJI may soon be unveiling a ‘Mini-Me’ version of the popular Mavic. While many hoped to hear the announcement in the same session that revealed the latest variation of the DJI Osmo 3 (which we want... bad), DJI remains mum for the moment. Video has surfaced though, as well as a spec sheet, and the detai

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Thu, Aug 22, 2019

Airborne-Unmanned 08.20.19: ROBOpilot First Flight, Amazon Petition, EHang Test

Also: Saildrone Circumnavigates Antarctica, Falcon Research Project, AUVSI Innovation Challenge, Drone Traffic Testing

The Air Force Research Laboratory and DZYNE Technologies successfully completed a two-hour initial flight of a revolutionary Robotic Pilot Unmanned Conversion Program called ROBOpilot Aug. 9 at Dugway Proving Ground in Utah. “Imagine being able to rapidly and affordably convert a general aviation aircraft, like a Cessna or Piper, into an unmanned aerial vehicle, having it fly a mission autonomously, and then returning it back to its original manned configuration,” said Dr. Alok Das, Senior Scientist with AFRL’s Center for Rapid Innovation. ROBOpilot interacts with an aircraft the same way as a human pilot would. Amazon has petitioned the FAA for a waiver from several current rules governing UAVs to allow the company to begin delivery services with its MK27 drone.

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Thu, Aug 22, 2019

Boeing 737 MAX Panel Expected To Recommend Changes In Certification Procedures

Report From The JATR Expected As Early As Next Week

The international panel formed following two fatal accidents involving the Boeing 737 MAX is expected to release its final report as early as next week, and a person familiar with the workings of the Joint Authorities Technical Review (JATR) say it is likely to include a recommendation to the FAA that it make major changes in the way it certifies aircraft.

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Thu, Aug 22, 2019

Aviation Coalition Urges FAA To Use Caution When Licensing Space Operations

Joint Letter Sent To Newly-Minted FAA Administrator Stephen Dickson

A group of aviation stakeholders has sent a letter to newly-confirmed FAA Administrator Stephen Dickson concerning the FAA's NPRM covering commercial space licensing.

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Thu, Aug 22, 2019

FAA Warns Of Potential Damage To AOA Sensors

Information For Operators (InFO) Document Says Sensors Can Be Damaged During Normal Operations

The FAA last week issued an InFO (Information For Operators) warning of the potential for AOA sensors to be damaged during the course of normal operations and subsequently malfunction.

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Thu, Aug 22, 2019

Airlines For America Projects Record Passenger Load Over Labor Day

Airlines Expect 17.5 Million Passengers During The Holiday Travel Period

 Airlines for America (A4A) expects a record 17.5 million passengers to travel on U.S. airlines worldwide during the week-long Labor Day travel period, which extends from Aug. 28 through Sept. 3. That represents a 4 percent increase from the 16.9 million passengers estimated to have flown during the same holiday period last year.

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Thu, Aug 22, 2019

FAI World Aerobatic Championships 2019 Takes Flight In France

Eighteen Teams From Around The World Competing Over The Next 10 Days

Start your engines! The 30th edition of the thrilling FAI World Aerobatic Championships are underway following an Opening Ceremony Wednesday night in France.

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Thu, Aug 22, 2019

AATI Completes UAS Research Flights With Defense Logistics Agency

Successfully Tested The Concept Of Utilizing UAS For Delivering Emergency Supplies To First Responders After Disasters

American Aerospace Technologies, Inc. (AATI), alongside subsidiary company – Sky Scape Industries (SSI) successfully tested the concept of utilizing unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for delivering emergency supplies to first responders after disasters on behalf of the Defense Logistics Agency.

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Thu, Aug 22, 2019

U.S. Military Drone Shot Down Over Yemen

Incident Involving An MQ-9 Confirmed By U.S. Officials

Houthi rebels in Yemen have claimed responsibility for the downing of a U.S. military MQ-9 drone southeast of the Houthi-controlled capital Sanaa.

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