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Wed, Jun 20, 2018

Airborne 06.18.18: XP-82 Twin Mustang, Tuskegee Airmen, Supersonic Reg Change

Also: Thunderbirds/Snowbirds To N TX, AK Mid-Air, Gogo AVANCE L5, Sikorsky's New Parts Supply Site

The restorers of a North American XP-82 “Twin Mustang,” one of the most unusual fighter/escort aircraft ever deployed by the U.S. military, are aiming to make EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018 its first public appearance to celebrate completion of an arduous 10-year restoration project. The 10-year restoration project in Douglas, Georgia, began after aircraft restorer Tom Reilly discovered the complete airframe on a farm in Ohio. Reilly then scoured the earth seeking engines, propellers and a multitude of other XP-82 parts to continue the restoration. The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Red Tail Squadron, America’s tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen, has announced that Tuskegee Airmen Col. Charles McGee and Lt. Col. George Hardy will join them as special guests at EAA AirVenture. The group&rsqu

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Wed, Jun 20, 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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Wed, Jun 20, 2018

President Donald Trump Signs Space Policy Directive – 3

Directs The United States To Lead The Management Of Traffic And Mitigate The Effects Of Debris In Space

President Donald Trump has signed Space Policy Directive – 3, which provides guidelines and direction to ensure that the United States is a leader in providing a safe and secure environment as commercial and civil space traffic increases.

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Wed, Jun 20, 2018

AMA Drone Report 06.14.18: AMA Expo W Drone Races, Ag v Drones, Kitty Hawk Flyer

Also: Drone Rotor Safety System, Birds Inspire Drone Design, UAVs Stop Crime, Fat Shark 101

As previously noted, the upcoming AMA Expo West Tradeshow not only starts early, but in an altogether upgraded location that will allow for massive expansion of this intensely cool event. After a number of years in Ontario, California; the highly anticipated 2018 rendition of AMA Expo West will show up in new digs and a somewhat different time of the year. This year, the AMA Expo West team will appear this November 2-4, 2018 at the Fairplex Exposition Center, in Pomona, California. Now, though, we can get even more excited about the fact that MultiGP drone races are now a featured part of the event roster! With more than a million UAVs registered with the FAA, it is vitally important for UAV operators to be aware of agricultural aircraft operations this growing season -- so says the National

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Wed, Jun 20, 2018

American Airlines Agrees $45 Million Settlement In Passenger Class Action Suit

Accused Of Colluding With Other Airlines To Keep Fares High

American Airlines has agreed to pay $45 million to settle a lawsuit that accused the carrier of colluding with other airlines to limit seat capacity and keep fares high. The airline says that its decision to settle the suit is not an admission of guilt.

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Wed, Jun 20, 2018

Aviation Organizations Oppose Ligado Networks Proposal

Would Establish Cellular Service Adjacent To GPS Frequencies, Raising Interference Concerns

A group of 11 aviation associations has delivered a letter to the FAA regarding the Ligado Networks Proposal, which seeks to establish a cellular network within a satellite frequency band adjacent to the band used by aviation global positioning systems.

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Wed, Jun 20, 2018

New NASA Position To Focus On Exploration Of Moon, Mars And Worlds Beyond

Steve Clarke Named Science Mission Directorate Deputy Associate Administrator For Exploration

NASA’s Science Mission Directorate (SMD) is taking a giant leap focusing the agency’s exploration of the Moon, Mars and our Solar System. Effective immediately, Steve Clarke is SMD’s Deputy Associate Administrator for Exploration. He will serve as the agency’s interface between the NASA mission directorates, the scientific community, and other external stakeholders in developing a strategy to enable an integrated approach for robotic and human exploration within NASA’s Exploration Campaign.

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Wed, Jun 20, 2018

Norway’s First Electric-Powered Flight Takes To The Skies

Government Working With Airport Operator Avinor To Promote Electric-Powered Aviation

On Monday Norway’s Minister of Transport and Communications and Avinor’s CEO took part in Norway’s first electric-powered flight. The flight represents a key milestone in efforts to electrify Norwegian aviation. The flight was conducted aboard a Pipistrel Alpha Electro G2.

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Wed, Jun 20, 2018

Bell And Safran Announce Shared Vision For On Demand Mobility

Will Jointly Develop Hybrid Electric Propulsion For Future Air Taxi And VTOL Systems

An "innovative" hybrid electric power system solutions to support Bell Helicopter’s vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft concept will be developed through a collaborative effort between Bell and Safran. The collaboration was announced Monday at the Future of Transportation World Conference.

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Wed, Jun 20, 2018

ANNouncement: Now Accepting Applications For Oshkosh 2018 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. Like in years past, we have something up our sleeves -- actually SEVERAL big somethings -- BUT, this year, 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 volunteer folks we can find and are planning to do so ASAP. You've been warned (grin)....

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