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Mon, Jan 16, 2017

Gone West: Astronaut Gene Cernan

Commander Of Apollo 17 Was The Last Man To Walk On The Moon

Another icon of the space program has Gone West. Apollo 11 Commander Gene Cernan passed away Monday at the age of 82, according to a Tweet from NASA.

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Mon, Jan 16, 2017

Disorganized/Combative Santa Monica Anti-Airport Foes Threaten Av-Businesses

February 4th 'Protest' Promises Disruptions Of Law-Abiding Aero-Businesses

The foes of aviation surrounding Santa Monica are making threats to further disrupt aviation business at the Santa Monica airport. Though quite disorganized and fighting amongst themselves, publicly, they vow that a February 4th protest targeting Atlantic Aviation, in particular, will take place. Using faulty rhetoric and some twisted facts, what has been determined to be a vocal minority of the SMO community is planning to disrupt airport operations by occupying the right of way near the largest airport FBO and targeting both the FBO and its clientele (tortious interference, anyone?). But, all is not right in NIMBYville... the internal infighting among the foes of the airport has become quite public and quite vicious. Anti-airport NIMBYs are accusing the city government of failing to act aggressively enough against the airport and the FAA of waging an illegal battle to keep the airport open.

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Mon, Jan 16, 2017

Aero-TV: 'Right In The Thick Of It' - AEA's Paula Derks & the ADS-B 2020 Mandate

AEA Is a Membership Group That Is Involved In All Aspects of Aviation...

While at the Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) held in November 2016, ANN News Editor, Tom Patton, met up with Paula Derks who is the President of the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA). There are a lot of aviation associations, and the AEA is the one that crosses into all facets of aviation electronics and avionics. AEA members equip and maintaining our ever-increasing fleet of electronics dependent aircraft.

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Mon, Jan 16, 2017

Second Drone Advisory Committee Meeting To Be Held January 31

Will Review And Potentially Approve Three Task Groups

At its second meeting on January 31, 2017 in Reno, NV, the Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) will continue to help the Federal Aviation Administration prioritize its efforts to integrate unmanned aircraft systems – or drones – into the national airspace. FAA Administrator Michael Huerta announced the creation of the DAC as a federal advisory committee in May 2016, and the DAC first met in September 2016.

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Mon, Jan 16, 2017

Illegal Drone Transmitters Could Interfere With ATC, According To ARRL

American Radio Relay League Files Complaint With The FCC

In what it calls an “extremely urgent complaint” to the FCC, The American Radio Relay League ARRL has targeted the interference potential of a series of audio/video transmitters used on unmanned aircraft and marketed as Amateur Radio equipment. In a January 10 letter to the FCC Spectrum Enforcement Division, ARRL General Counsel Chris Imlay, W3KD, said the transmitters use frequencies intended for navigational aids, air traffic control radar, air route surveillance radars, and global positioning systems.

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Mon, Jan 16, 2017

U.S. Aviation Workers Sue Obama Administration Over Norwegian Air Decision

Groups Represent More Than 100,000 Aviation Workers Across The Country

In the waning days of the Obama administration, organizations representing more than 100,000 aviation workers filed a petition in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit as a first step in a drive to overturn the Obama administration’s decision to permit Norwegian Air International (NAI) to fly to and from the United States under a business plan that runs counter to U.S. Open Skies agreements and threatens U.S. jobs.

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Mon, Jan 16, 2017

Klyde Morris (01.16.17)

Klyde Jumps On The Medical Reform Bandwagon... and Misses

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Mon, Jan 16, 2017

Ameriflight Signs Pilot Recruitment Flow Through Agreement With Allegiant Air

Designed To Offer A Defined Career Path Towards Part 121 Certification

Ameriflight and Allegiant Air have entered into a pilot recruitment flow-through agreement to assist and advance pilot career needs. The symbiotic relationship is designed to offer a defined career path under which pilots can advance to a part 121 certificated air carrier.

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Mon, Jan 16, 2017

AeroSports Update: Dynon STC Expanded

EAA Announces More Type Certificated Aircraft Have Been Approved For Dynon STC

When Dynon and EAA announced that they had worked together to obtain an STC allowing the Dynon EFIS-D10A and EFIS-D100 displays to be installed in type certificated aircraft, it was a major step forward in bringing the technology and safety found in experimental homebuilt aircraft to the market for type certificated aircraft.

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Mon, Jan 16, 2017

Federal Trade Commission Demonstrates Drone Hacking At Workshop

Took Control Of Three Consumer Drones To Demonstrate Security Vulnerabilities

At a drone privacy workshop in October, the Federal Trade Commission demonstrated that they were able to hack into three popular drones all costing less than $200.

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