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Tue, Aug 30, 2016

Airborne 08.29.16: sUAS Rules Get REAL, Pilots To The Rescue, ISS Update

Also: AA MD-80s, A320 Birdstrike, SWA Picketed, Randy Babbitt, STEREO Mission, Prince Harry v Poachers, ANA Dreamliners

August 29 is a big day as it relates to recreational and non-recreational small, remotely controlled, aerial vehicles as the new FAR 107 is being implemented. Let’s take a quick look at how all of this is affecting commercial use of unmanned aerial vehicles - and recreational use of all sorts of remote-controlled aircraft. Recreational RC flyers have previously operated under an FAA advisory circular and a public law describing what they can and cannot do as hobbyists. Now, the advisory circular and the public law still exists, but FAR 101 has been rewritten to also include the definition of recreational flying as a new regulation. The spirit of general aviation can shine brightly when needed, as such is the case with individuals in general aviation taking t

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Tue, Aug 30, 2016

Aero-TV: No Longer A Top Secret - One Aviation Unveils Project ‘Canada‘

The Engine And Airframe Changes Made To The Eclipse Allow More Flexibility...

While at EAA AirVenture 2016, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, took advantage of one of the really nice days to search out Alan Klapmeier, the CEO of One Aviation. Jim wanted to talk about the latest variation of their Eclipse aircraft which, for the time being, is being referred to as ‘Canada’. Just the name ‘Eclipse’ is exciting because of its unique position in the field of personal jets, and now more is on the way.

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Tue, Aug 30, 2016

Applying For A Waiver Under The New Drone Rules

Agency Has Resources To Help You Through That Process, Others Under New Part 107

The FAA new small drone rule that went into effect Monday – formally known as Part 107 – allows for some expanded operations based on technology mitigations if you can make the safety case for a waiver of some provisions. Operators can apply for waivers to operate at night, beyond line of sight, above 400 feet and other specific types of operation.

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Tue, Aug 30, 2016

Commercial UAS Cleared For Takeoff

New FAA Rule Allows More Businesses And Innovators To Fly, Unlocks Economic Benefits

With regulations governing civil and commercial operations of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) now in effect, more businesses and innovators are poised to take flight and unlock the tremendous economic benefits of the technology, AUVSI President and CEO Brian Wynne said at a press conference Monday.

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Tue, Aug 30, 2016

ALPA Issues Statement On Small UAS Regulations

New Part 107 Went Into Effect Monday

The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) has issued a statement regarding new FAA regulations for the operation of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) that became effective Monday.

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Tue, Aug 30, 2016

Textron Aviation To Move Caravan Work To Independence, KS

Will Make Room For New Products Like Longitude And Denali In Wichita

Textron Aviation plans to move production of its Caravan airplanes out of Wichita southeast 113 miles to its facility in Independence, KS.

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Tue, Aug 30, 2016

AeroSports Update: EAA Comments On Sport CFI NPRM

EAA Works To Have Sport Pilot Training By A Sport CFI Applicable To Higher Ratings

With the creation of the sport pilot regulations in 2004, a new category of flight instructor came into being. These instructors are certified under FAR 61 Subpart K, and are restricted to sport pilot training only. EAA is working to change this.  

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Tue, Aug 30, 2016

Southwest Airlines Jet Suffers Uncontained Engine Failure In Flight

Crew Made Emergency Landing At Pensacola, FL

A Southwest Airlines flight from New Orleans to Orlando, FL made an emergency landing at Pensacola International Airport Saturday after the airplane suffered an uncontained failure of its left engine.

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Tue, Aug 30, 2016

More Probable MH370 Debris Located Off Mozambique

Condition Of The Wreckage Suggest Violent Impact With The Water

Additional wreckage found in the water off the coast of Mozambique is believed to be from Malaysian Airlines MH370, which disappeared more than two years ago. And if it is part of that airplane, the condition of the wreckage suggests that the aircraft violently impacted the water and was not under control of the pilot when it did.

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Tue, Aug 30, 2016

Santa Monica City Council Votes To Close Airport

Says Field Should Be Closed As Soon As Allowable By Law

The Santa Monica City Council is certainly determined to do away with an invaluable resource. On Tuesday August 23, 2016, the body adopted a resolution calling for the closure of the Airport as soon as legally permitted, with the goal of closure on or before July 1, 2018.

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