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Tue, Sep 27, 2016

Gone West, Tuskegee Airman Leo Gray

Flew In The European Campaign During WWII

Another of the storied Tuskegee Airmen has Gone West. Lt. Col. Leo Gray, one of the original members of the unit, passed away at his home in Coconut Creek, FL on Friday. He was 92.

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Tue, Sep 27, 2016

Aero-TV: Agile Aero’s Jeff Greason - Pioneering Disruptive Aerospace Innovations

Who You Gonna Call When you Have a Rocket Engine that Needs a Spacecraft?
 
While at EAA AirVenture 2016, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, sat down to talk with an old acquaintance about rocket flight and the spaceflight industry. He met up with Jeff Greason, who is the CEO of a new company called Agile Aero. Greason had been previously connected with XCOR Aerospace, and Jim asked about his venture in this new direction.

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Tue, Sep 27, 2016

Boeing Announces $6 Million In Grants To Support Education In Washington

Includes $1 Million For Washington Universities To Enhance STEM Training, Opportunities For Local Students

More than 50 nonprofit organizations and education institutions across Washington will benefit from $6 million in grants to be awarded by Boeing.

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Tue, Sep 27, 2016

Airborne 09.27.16: EAA's 200K!, MilPilots Get Break, UAV Pilot Applications

Also: GPS Sat, Aero-Calendar, B-21 Raider, Boeing 777X, Tecnam P2002JF, NBAA Honors Louis Seno, Alaska-Virgin Merger

EAA has reached a major milestone, as the association has surpassed 200,000 members. It appears that more and more pilots are finding EAA represents their kind of flying more than ever before. Jack J. Pelton, EAA CEO and Chairman of the Board said in part, “We reached this milestone by building on the legacy established by our founder, Paul Poberezny, more than 60 years ago when he stated that all who wish to participate are welcome.” Some military pilots with as few as 500 hours flying time could be eligible for a right seat spot at an airline, according to sources familiar with guidelines being discussed by an FAA advisory committee. Under the rules that were put in place in 2013 by the FAA, first officers are required to hold an Airline Transport Pilot certificate, requiring 1,500 hours total time as a pilot. The rule makes exception for pilots

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Tue, Sep 27, 2016

Airborne 09.26.16: SpaceX Accident Details, Bell V-247 'Vigilant', Blues Cancel

Also: Tracey Curtis-Taylor, RC Saab Gripen, Kodiak, Airbus Subsidies, Worcester Reg'l Airport, MedEvac Foundation, Predator-Series

As promised, SpaceX is starting to reveal details of their investigation into the catastrophic loss on September 1 of a Falcon 9, its payload and other damage to the launch complex. SpaceX said in part, "At this stage of the investigation, preliminary review of the data and debris suggests that a large breach in the cryogenic helium system of the second stage liquid oxygen tank took place. All plausible causes are being tracked in an extensive fault tree and carefully investigated. Through the fault tree and data review process, we have exonerated any connection with last year’s CRS-7 mishap.” Speaking before an audience of aviation and military experts assembled at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. last week, Bell Helicopter unvei

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Tue, Sep 27, 2016

Iowa State Aircraft Damaged In Hard Landing

University President Was Flying At The Time Of The Incident

An Iowa State University Cirrus SR22 was "substantially damaged" last year when the university president who was flying the airplane made a hard landing in Illinois.

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Tue, Sep 27, 2016

Swiss Pilots Recognized For Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett 2016 Win

Received Gold Medals At Gala In Germany

Switzerland’s Kurt Frieden and Pascal Witpraechtiger (Team SUI 1) were crowned champions of the 60th Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett – the world’s most prestigious gas balloon race – at an elegant ceremony in Gladbeck, northwest Germany on Saturday.

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Tue, Sep 27, 2016

Silver Anniversary Of First Flight Of The Jetstream 41 Noted

Largest Operators Find New Applications For The Regional Turboprop

On 25 September 1991, the first Jetstream 41 regional turboprop airliner took to the skies from Prestwick International Airport.

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Tue, Sep 27, 2016

FAA Dedicates New Tucson Control Tower

New Tower Replaces Previous Facility Which Had Stood For 58 Years

FAA Administrator Michael Huerta on Friday joined federal and local officials in dedicating the new, environmentally friendly air traffic control tower at Tucson International Airport.

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Tue, Sep 27, 2016

CSF Congratulates Senate Commerce Committee On Approval Of NASA Transition Bill

Authorizes The Appropriation Of More Than $19.5 Billion For The Space Agency

The Commercial Spaceflight Federation (CSF) applauds Chairman John Thune, Ranking Member Bill Nelson, Space Subcommittee Chairman Ted Cruz, Space Subcommittee Ranking Member Gary Peters, Senator Tom Udall, and the entire Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee on favorably reporting the NASA Transition Authorization Act of 2016 (S. 3346).

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