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Thu, May 28, 2015

Airborne 05.28.15: LA Heli Noise, Another NIMBY Case Defeated, GoodBye VOR/NDB

Also: Gone West: Tuskegee Airman LtC Mosley, Union Warned, E-4B Returns, All-Female UAL Crew, Malaysia Woes, Luke's 56th FW

Last week, the FAA released a document stating that significant progress has been made on six action items stemming from a May 30th, 2013 study done by the FAA on noise matters in Los Angeles County. The Professional Helicopter Pilots Association, known as the PHPA, released a statement saying that despite published statements to the contrary from some of the stakeholder groups who maintain no significant progress has been made, the PHPA stands firmly behind the FAA and agrees this multiparty collaborative group of industry and homeowners representatives have made significant progress. n another story regarding aircraft noise concerns, a lawsuit against the management of Trenton-Mercer airport has been dismissed by the U.S. District Court in Trenton. The suit was filed by Buck

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Thu, May 28, 2015

Aero-TV: The Mobile Perspective - iFlightPlanner On The iPad

An Up and Coming Flight Planning Tool Continues To Gain In Popularity, Part 2

Andy Matthews, the cofounder and Director of Business Development for iFlightPlanner spends some time to explain how the in-flight navigation function of this app works. He starts off by showing how to verify the preflight planning part of the flight that could already have been performed on their Internet site. Changes to the planed flight can easily be made on the iPad prior to takeoff.

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Thu, May 28, 2015

FAA, Industry To Study 'Pilot Fitness'

Will Focus On Mental And Emotional Health Of Commercial Pilots

The FAA is working with the commercial aviation and medical communities to study the emotional and mental health of U.S. commercial pilots.

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Thu, May 28, 2015

SpaceX Gets Green Light For USAF Launch Business

Air Force's Space And Missile Systems Center Certifies SpaceX For National Security Space Missions

Lieutenant General Samuel Greaves, Commander of the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) and Air Force Program Executive Officer for Space, has announced the certification of Space Exploration Technologies Corporation’s (SpaceX) Falcon 9 Launch System for national security space missions.

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Thu, May 28, 2015

ANNouncement: Now Accepting Applications For Oshkosh 2015 Stringers!!!

An Amazing Experience Awaits The Chosen Few...

E-I-C Note: There's very little we can say yet, but there is a reason why this may be THE year to throw in with ANN to cover the extraordinary event that is OSHKOSH. We have something up our sleeves -- actually TWO big somethings -- and they could be some of the biggest upgrades/surprises we've pulled off yet -- so we're going to be changing quite a few things about how we cover Oshkosh, as a result. IF YOU want to be a part of this unique adventure, speak up NOW, rather than later, because we're going to looking for the best folks we can find and are planning to do so ASAP. You've been warned (grin)....

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Thu, May 28, 2015

NTSB Safety Alert Urges Pilots To ‘See And Be Seen’ In The Air

Board Reminds Pilots To Take Care Of The Basics

The NTSB has issued a Safety Alert urging pilots to vigilantly look out for other aircraft and to make their own presence known.

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Thu, May 28, 2015

WAI Receives $10,000 Grant From The UPS Foundation

Funds To Be Used For September 26 International Girls In Aviation Day

Women in Aviation, International has received a $10,000 grant from The UPS Foundation, which drives global corporate citizenship and philanthropic programs for UPS.

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Thu, May 28, 2015

AeroSports Update: LadiesLoveTaildraggers Fly-in Canceled

Bad Weather Hammers Sulfur Springs Texas Airport And The Ladies Who Love Taildraggers Shut Down Their May 29-31 Fly-in

Just in case you haven’t been watching the news, the Midwest southern states have been hammered by storms and inundated with rain. The good news is, the drought is over. The bad news for the LadiesLoveTaildraggers Fly-in is that their destination airport did not fare well in the bad weather.

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Thu, May 28, 2015

FAA SAFO Covers Transponder Use On Airport Movement Areas

Should Be In Altitude Reporting Mode At All Airports

A new FAA Safety Alert For Operators (SAFO) advises all operators and pilots of the need to ensure that transponders are in the altitude reporting mode whenever their aircraft is on an airport movement area at all airports.

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Thu, May 28, 2015

NASA Sets New Window For Supersonic Vehicle Test

Launch Will Be No Earlier Than June 2

The second flight test of NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) now will launch no earlier than 12:30 p.m. EDT (7:30 a.m. HST) Tuesday, June 2, from the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) on Kauai, Hawaii.

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