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Tue, Sep 19, 2017

Airborne 09.18.17: Privatization Fight, NASA’s Cassini, ARAC Backs Rollback

Also: Parrot Mambo FPV, Blue Thunder II, NJ Helo Accident, Kenai Aviation, Mobile ATC Tower, USMC Quadcopters

Five GA organizations are urging transportation leaders in Congress to strip a controversial proposal to  privatize the nation’s ATC system from a pending FAA reauthorization bill. In letters this week, the groups urged that authorization for the FAA, scheduled to expire Sept. 30, be extended at least six months, so as not to distract from the important progress being made on NextGen ATC modernization and needed airport projects. A thrilling epoch in the exploration of our solar system came to a close Friday, as NASA's Cassini spacecraft made a fateful plunge into the atmosphere of Saturn, ending its 13-year tour of the ringed planet. "This is the final chapter of an amazing mission, but it’s also a new beginning,” said Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator for N

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Tue, Sep 19, 2017

AMA Drone Report 09.14.17: MultiGP Nat’l Championship, GDU O2, ICAO Registration

Also: AMA Monitoring Volunteer Drones, Aerix DaVinci, FAA ReAuthorization, TobyRich, ADR Test Pilots

The 2017 MultiGP National Drone Racing Championship are being held now through this weekend at the National Championship Air Races in Reno, NV. With thousands of pilots currently having competed in over 70 qualifying events of the MultiGP Regional Series, all eyes are fixed on Reno's many racing efforts and as well as those of MultiGP. In order to advance to the championship, top pilots from each Regional Qualifier advance to their respective Regional Final. Then, the top two pilots from each of the 14 Regional Finals are  invited to the Championship. GDU has announced the official launch of the GDU O2. The GDU O2 has arms that slide inside the body to give it a small form factor and extra endurance by making the arms out of aviation grade aluminum alloy. The ultra-compact body of the GDU O2 i

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Tue, Sep 19, 2017

FAA Works With Florida Drone Operators To Speed Hurricane Recovery

Agency Says Drones Help Ease Burden On Air Traffic Control Systems During Response Efforts

After the widespread devastation Hurricane Irma wreaked on Florida last weekend, unmanned aircraft – more popularly, drones – have been invaluable in supporting response and recovery efforts in the battered Sunshine State.

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Tue, Sep 19, 2017

GAMA Marks Over 40,000 Aircraft Equipped With ADS-B

Numbers Reflect Equipage Data As Of September 1

GAMA reports that as of September 1, rule-compliant Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) equipment is now on board over 40,000 aircraft flying in the United States.

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Tue, Sep 19, 2017

Airborne-Unmanned 09.12.17: AUVSI Initiatives, UAS v Hurricanes, Collapsible GDU

Also: Hydrogen-Powered Jupiter-H2 UAS, Red Cross, PrecisionHawk, Drone Privacy, Inview Drone Inspection

AUVSI announced at a meeting of its Remote Pilots Council several initiatives to promote safety and performance in the UAS industry. AUVSI President and CEO Brian Wynne said the initiatives will support the integral role of skilled and responsible operators in the advancement of UAS. “As more commercial UAS pilots and operators are trained and certified, they will join the aviation community’s long-standing culture and commitment to safety and performance,” Wynne said. "Hurricane Harvey is the first major catastrophe in which drones have been used on a large scale by both government and commercial operators," according to Ken Long, an analyst at the Freedonia Group. In addition to helping keep emergency workers safe and out of high-risk areas, drone use can speed up the recover

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Tue, Sep 19, 2017

Small Drones Unlikely To Cause Serious Head Injury, Study Finds

Research Conducted By Virginia Tech Shows Small Chance Of Serious Head Trauma Is Likely

Being struck in the head by a drone weighing under 2.6 pounds has only a 5 percent chance of causing a serious head injury, according to a recently-released study from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA.

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Tue, Sep 19, 2017

RFP: ANN Seeking New Site/Facility For Major Studio Upgrade

It's Official: Aggressive Upgrades For New Airborne Programs WILL Require New Digs

It's been in development for years, but we're getting to a point where we think we can pull off something TRULY REMARKABLE - which will require us to make BIG CHANGES. So... ANN is officially looking for a new home for a major new initiative... hopefully, a permanent one. We are now in the implementation phases of THE most significant upgrades we've ever undertaken and preparing to make significant operational modifications to accomodate them. As a result, we're currently inviting proposals for a NEW airport/office studio facility to serve as a home base and studio for new programming about to be introduced by the Aero-News Network, Inc., the Aviation World's Real-Time News and Information Service, our Daily Airborne Unlimited programming, our new 'Aero-Doc' documentary division, as well as other Aero-TV/Aero-Verse  productions.

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Tue, Sep 19, 2017

Boeing Selects Triumph Group As Major Supplier For Its U.S. Air Force T-X Offer

Company Will Supply Major Aircraft Components, Generating 950 Texas Jobs

Boeing has selected Triumph Group as a major supplier for its T-X Air Force training jet. If the Air Force awards the contract to Boeing, Triumph’s Aerospace Structures business unit, located in Red Oak, Texas, will supply the wing, vertical tail and horizontal tail structures, with opportunities for additional work, generating 950 direct and indirect jobs.

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Tue, Sep 19, 2017

Florida Seaplane Base Badly Damaged By Hurricane Irma

Authorities Believe A Tornado Spawned By The Storm Was Responsible

The Tavares Seaplane Base and Marina in Lake County, FL was badly damaged by what authorities believe was a small tornado spawned by Hurricane Irma as it churned up the west coast of the state last Monday.

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Tue, Sep 19, 2017

Sonaca Aircraft Has Recorded Its First Firm Orders Of The Sonaca 200

First Customers Have Been Invited To Test The Sonaca 200 (OO-New)

On Monday September 4th 2017, Sonaca Aircraft’s first customers have been invited to test the Sonaca 200 (OO-NEW), the new two-seater single-engine aircraft designed for pilots’ training and leisure flights. The Belgian Flight School (BFS) has confirmed its initial order.

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