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Mon, Sep 22, 2014

Best of Show! The Very Best/Worst of Oshkosh '14! (Part 1)

Compiled By The Staff and Readership of the Aero-News Network, Airborne, and Aero-TV (Part 1)

For quite a while, we have recognized the highs and lows inherent in the general and sport aviation community -- and yes, we’ve had a bit of fun in the process--especially as we went through our notes, read all YOUR comments, and put together our thoughts on what has turned out to be one of the most successful aviation events in a long while. There are but a few places where that is more apropos than at a major event like the Oshkosh Fly-In -- a place where one can take a solid read on the heart and soul of aviation. It's hard to know what really is going to make a difference and what really qualifies as exceptional unless you've been watching this industry carefully for several years... as we have...

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Mon, Sep 22, 2014

2014 Public Benefit Flying Award Recipients Announced

Aviation Volunteers And Organizations Honored For Public Benefit Flying

The National Aeronautic Association, in partnership with the Air Care Alliance, a nationwide league of humanitarian flying organizations, is proud to announce the recipients of the 2014 Public Benefit Flying Awards. This year's recipients are: 'Distinguished Volunteer Pilot' - JJ Quinn; and 'Champion of Public Benefit Flying' - Experimental Aircraft Association and its Young Eagles Program

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Mon, Sep 22, 2014

Klyde Morris (09.22.14)

Klyde Gets Recurrent... On An Installment Plan

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Mon, Sep 22, 2014

FAA: NextGen Keeps Operations Running Smoothly At Ft. Lauderdale

Says There Were Only Minimal Disruptions During Three Years Of Runway Construction

A sophisticated NextGen software tool called Time-Based Flow Management (TBFM) enabled air traffic controllers at Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport to maintain nearly normal operations over the past three years while construction reduced the number of available runways from three to one.

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Mon, Sep 22, 2014

AeroSports Update: When Are We Going To See An Electric Powered LSA?

It Seems Like Electric Power And The Light Sport Aircraft Were Made For Each Other

It does seem odd that electric power has not been used in aircraft that meets the light sport aircraft (LSA) definition. The fact is, it’s the very definition of LSA in FAR Part 1.1 that precludes it from being powered with an electric motor because the rule requires an LSA to be powered with a reciprocating engine.

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Mon, Sep 22, 2014

Castor Fantoba Proclaimed New European Aerobatic Champion

Competition Held In August Near Budapest, Hungary

Spain's Castor Fantoba outlasted Russian Mikhail Mamistov, twice world champion, and French François le Vot, currently world champion, to take top honors at the XIX European Aerobatic Championship in August.

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Mon, Sep 22, 2014

FAA Proposes $417,000 Civil Penalty Against Tecom Industries

Agency Alleges The Company Violated Drug And Alcohol Regulations

The FAA is proposing a $417,000 civil penalty against Tecom Industries, Inc. of Thousand Oaks, CA for violating federal drug and alcohol regulations.

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Mon, Sep 22, 2014

Lufthansa Group Orders 10 A320ceo Aircraft For Eurowings

New Aircraft Will Become The 'Backbone' Of The New Low-Cost Carrier

Lufthansa Group’s supervisory board has approved the purchase of ten A320ceo aircraft for its subsidiary Eurowings. The new aircraft will become the backbone of the new low cost business model announced by the Lufthansa Group in July 2014, which foresees Eurowings operations offering direct connections within Europe.

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Mon, Sep 22, 2014

QM-4C Triton UAS Arrives At Naval Air Station Patuxent River

Completes Cross-Country Flight From California To Maryland

The first U.S. Navy MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system (UAS) has completed a flight from California to Maryland. The UAS flew 11 hours from the Northrop Grumman Corporation facility in Palmdale to Naval Air Station Patuxent River to start its next phase of testing, moving the program closer toward operational assessment. Northrop Grumman is the prime contractor for the Navy's MQ-4C Triton UAS program.

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Mon, Sep 22, 2014

Airmen Missing From WWII Accounted For

All Were Members Of A B-24 Liberator Crew That Was Shot Down In 1944

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced today that the remains of U.S. servicemen, missing in action from World War II, have been accounted for and are being returned to their families for burial with full military honors.

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