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Sun, Apr 05, 2020

Airborne 04.03.20: EAA-Sportys, AUS Suspends UAV Reg, A/C Registry Probs

Also: Raytheon-United Tech Merger, Aviation Database NPRM, Air Force Academy Tragedy, Crew Dragon Mockup Jettisoned

Another milestone was reached by EAA this month, as a total of 75,000 Young Eagles have now taken the next step in their aviation journeys by enrolling in Sporty’s Learn to Fly Course after their EAA Young Eagles flights. The online Sporty’s course is available free to all of the more than 2.2 million EAA Young Eagles as a follow-up to their initial introductory flight by volunteer EAA-member pilots. The course is a comprehensive online ground school, test prep, and flight training companion that provides all the knowledge and concepts to pass the FAA Private Pilot written test, oral exam, and checkride. The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) of Australia has announced a number of measures to alleviate pressure on Australian RPA operators while ensuring the ongoing sa

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Sun, Apr 05, 2020

NASA Adds Shannon Walker To First Operational Crewed SpaceX Mission

Will Spend Six Months Aboard The Station After Launch From U.S. Soil

NASA has assigned astronaut Shannon Walker to the first operational crewed flight of the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft on a mission to the International Space Station.

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Sun, Apr 05, 2020

GA-ASI Completes First Production-Representative MQ-9B SkyGuardian

First Flight Took Place On March 30 In California

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) has completed the first production-representative MQ-9B SkyGuardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA). First flight of this aircraft took place on March 30, 2020 at GA-ASI’s Flight Operations Facility in El Mirage, California.

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Sun, Apr 05, 2020

Northwest UAV Is U.S. Distributor For Inertial Labs Technologies

Will Offer ILT's Positioning, Navigation, And Orientation Technologies

Northwest UAV has partnered with Inertial Labs to add their positioning, navigation, and orientation technologies to NWUAV’s list of UAS technologies and services. Maintaining a constant focus on providing the highest quality, Inertial Labs offers the best value, smallest, most accurate, and lowest power consumption products. This philosophy of product design and development perfectly aligns with Northwest UAV’s commitment to providing the highest quality and best value building blocks for the unmanned industry.

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Sun, Apr 05, 2020

Thousands Apply To Join NASA’s Artemis Generation

Newest Class Of Astronauts Will Be Announced In The Summer Of 2021

More than 12,000 people have applied to join NASA’s next clasas of astronauts, demonstrating strong national interest to take part in America’s plans to explore the Moon and take humanity’s next giant leap – human missions to Mars.

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Sun, Apr 05, 2020

Frasca Launches RTD Price Configurator

Helps Flight Schools Budget For The Flight Training Device

In response to increased requests for pricing information for their Reconfigurable Training Device (RTD), Frasca International has launched a pricing configurator which includes enhanced product details to simplify customer's research and buying process. The configurator will make it easier for those interested in the more affordable simulator to see how the RTD fits into their budget.

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Sun, Apr 05, 2020

FAA Certifies Onboard Systems Dual Cargo Hook Kits

Approved For Installation On Bell 206L & 407 Helicopters

The FAA has certified Dual Cargo Hook Kits developed by Onboard Systems International for installation on Bell 206L and 407 helicopters. These cargo hook systems meet the 14 CFR part 27 certification requirements for Human External Cargo (HEC) and have been designed as a dual installation of Onboard's TALON LC Hydraulic Hook.

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Sun, Apr 05, 2020

Profile: Chief Test Pilot for Airbus Defense And Space Geri Krähenbühl

'I'm the Lucky One - I Get to See the Sun'

As Chief Test Pilot for Airbus Defence and Space based in Manching, Geri Krähenbühl has one of the most fascinating jobs in the Eurofighter Consortium. He’s a man of vast experience, who has countless flying hours under his belt and is often the focal point at air shows and media events. But he insists his job is all about the team.

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Sun, Apr 05, 2020

Boeing Receives $1.5 Billion P-8A Poseidon Contract From U.S. Navy

Includes 18 Airplanes For Multiple Customers

The U.S. Navy awarded Boeing a $1.5 billion production contract for the next 18 P-8A Poseidon aircraft. The contract includes eight aircraft for the U.S. Navy, six aircraft for the Republic of Korea Navy and four aircraft for the Royal New Zealand Air Force.

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Sun, Apr 05, 2020

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.05.20): Contact Approach

Contact Approach An approach wherein an aircraft on an IFR flight plan, having an air traffic control authorization, operating clear of clouds with at least 1 mile flight visibility and a reasonable expectation of continuing to the destination airport in those conditions, may deviate from the instrument approach procedure and proceed to the destination airport by visual reference to the surface. This approach will only be authorized when requested by the pilot and the reported ground visibility at the destination airport is at least 1 statute mile.

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