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Tue, Sep 16, 2014

QF-16 Aerial Target Takes To The Sky

Provides More Realistic Training Than Aging QF-4s

The Air Force's newest aerial target took a major step toward preparing warfighters downrange with a realistic fourth-generation replication of what they may face on the battlefield.

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Tue, Sep 16, 2014

Martin Aircraft Closes Pre-IPO Fundraising

Announces $1.5 Million (NZD) In Oversubscriptions

Could we finally be on the verge of getting the long-promised "jetpack"? New Zealand based Martin Aircraft Company Limited (“MACL”), which is developing the world’s first practical and commercial flying jetpack, says it has closed its pre-IPO fundraising round one week ahead of schedule and with $1.5 million NZD (approx $1.23 million U.S.) of oversubscriptions.

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Tue, Sep 16, 2014

Boeing To Explore Assisting Sky-Watch On Danish UAV Project

Will Develop A New Type Of VTOL Unmanned Aircraft

Boeing and Danish company Sky-Watch have signed an agreement that will enable Boeing to explore assisting the company in its development of a new type of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) under a project supported by the Danish National Advanced Technology Foundation.

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Tue, Sep 16, 2014

NTSB Releases Agenda For Flight Data And Locator Forum

Session To Be Held October 7 In Washington, DC

The preliminary agenda for a forum on flight data recorders and aircraft locator technology has been released by the NTSB.

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Tue, Sep 16, 2014

Leap Frogs Demonstration On 9/11 Anniversary Abruptly Cancelled

Were Scheduled To Jump Into M&T Bank Stadium In Baltimore

The U.S. Navy elite parachute team The Leap Frogs had been scheduled to skydive over M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore on Thursday ... the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States ... landing in the stadium prior to the Ravens/Steelers game.

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Tue, Sep 16, 2014

Royal Family Posts Help Wanted Sign For Helicopter Pilot

The Job Of 'Aircraft Captain' Pays North Of $127,000

The British Monarchy has posted an open position on its official website for an "aircraft captain" whose duties would be to fly helicopters for the Queen and other members of the Royal family.

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Tue, Sep 16, 2014

PA Law Firm Seeks Records From NTSB

Files FOIA Suit Saying Board Favors Aircraft And Component Manufacturers

A law firm in Philadelphia has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) suit against the NTSB saying the board shows favoritism for the manufacturers of airplanes and aircraft components when determining the cause of accidents at the expense of "victims and their families."

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Tue, Sep 16, 2014

Lawyer: Airplane Type Involved In Texas Accident Has A History Of Engine Issues

Day Care Company CEO Fatally Injured In Accident Last Week

The type of airplane involved in an accident last Wednesday that fatally injured the CEO of a chain of day care centers in Texas has a history of engine issues, according to a lawyer who is also a licensed pilot.

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Tue, Sep 16, 2014

ANN FAQ: Feel The Propwash (Updated)

New Form Makes Subscribing, Unsubscribing Even Easier

While we're very proud of our newly-redesigned website, we know that some folks really enjoy the convenience of having their Aero-News dropped into their e-mail boxes every day. Our new site makes that process even easier than before.

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Tue, Sep 16, 2014

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (09.16.14)

"Nathan was an outstanding person, naval officer and aviator. My personal thoughts and prayers are for his family, friends and shipmates as they endure this immeasurable loss." Source: Cmdr. Michael Langbehn, commanding officer of VFA 94.

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