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Sun, Oct 14, 2018

ANN FAQ: Share Aero-News With Your Friends

Send Them A Story -- We Don't Mind!

Do you need another set of eyes to see that story you can't believe Jim just wrote? Want to spread Hognose's unique wisdom and perspective to the masses, or share the latest Klyde Morris with another member of the flying community? (Or perhaps to someone who just really, really likes ants?)

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Sun, Oct 14, 2018

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (10.14.18)

"We're seeing a change in the environment around Voyager 2, there's no doubt about that. We're going to learn a lot in the coming months, but we still don't know when we'll reach the heliopause. We're not there yet -- that's one thing I can say with confidence." Source: Voyager Project Scientist Ed Stone, based at Caltech in Pasadena, commenting on NASA's Voyager 2 probe, currently on a journey toward interstellar space, where it has detected an increase in cosmic rays that originate outside our solar system. Launched in 1977, Voyager 2 is a little less than 11 billion miles from Earth, or more than 118 times the distance from Earth to the Sun.

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Sat, Oct 13, 2018

Night Airshow Accident Takes Life of Redline Airshows' Jon Thocker

Culpeper Air Fest Event Accident Occurred After 2000 ET

The airshow industry finds itself in the unwelcome, but familiar, role of mourning another pilot whose life was lost while performing an airshow routine... this time, at the Culpeper Air Fest in Brandy Station, VA. A night performance, accompanied with pyrotechnic displays, was underway with the two ship team of Jon Thocker and Ken Rieder were flying just after 8 PM, Local Time. For as yet unknown reasons, Thocker's RV-8 went down midway through the performance with fatal result. Air Fest officials posted a short statement to social media following the accident, "During the night portion of the Culpeper Air Fest an aerobatic act experienced an accident. Emergency services that were onsite were dispatched immediately and are currently at work on the scene. It is too early to release any specific details at this time as there is an ongoing investigation. The educational portion of the Culpeper Air Fest for tomorrow morning will continue as planned, and as we get more details on the invest

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Sat, Oct 13, 2018

Hurricane Hunters Inside Eye As Michael Made Landfall

Category 4 Storm Slammed The Florida Panhandle Wednesday

The 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron started flying into Hurricane Michael Oct. 7 and over the next four days observed it intensify from a possible tropical depression to a Category 4 storm, which made landfall near Mexico Beach, Florida, at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 10. “This storm started out as a low level investigation with the possibility of it reaching tropical storm status by the end of the first flight,” said Col. Robert J. Stanton, 403rd Wing vice commander and navigator who was on the mission.

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Sat, Oct 13, 2018

WestJet Announces Calgary As Home To Initial Dreamliner Hub

Investment Will Support 650 Jobs And $100 Million In Economic Output

WestJet has announced that it's connecting Alberta to the world as it launches its first three Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner international destinations from Calgary. WestJet becomes the first Canadian airline to base its Dreamliner aircraft out of YYC Calgary International Airport. WestJet is launching non-stop service on board its Dreamliners from Calgary to London (Gatwick), Paris and Dublin on April 28, May 17 and June 1, 2019, respectively.

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Sat, Oct 13, 2018

Tecnam Delivers First Trainer To Hellenic Air Force

First Of 12 P2002JF Airplanes On Order With The HAF

Tecnam has delivered of the first Tecnam P2002JF aircraft to Hellenic Air Force (HAF). The aircraft was welcomed at the home of Hellenic Air Force Academy at Tatoi/Dekelia (Athens) Air Base by the General Staff of the Hellenic Air Force, in the presence of John Gkontikoulis, the Commander of the HAFA.

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Sat, Oct 13, 2018

York Space Systems Enters Memorandum Of Understanding With Firefly Aerospace

Will Develop Integrated Launch Services And Spacecraft Mission Solutions

Firefly Aerospace, a developer of orbital launch vehicles for the small to medium satellite market, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with York Space Systems (York) for the development of integrated launch services and spacecraft mission solutions.

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Sat, Oct 13, 2018

Gulfstream's All-new G500, G600 Headline Company's Presence At NBAA-BACE

Award-Winning Aircraft Complemented By Digital Design Tools At Orlando Event

Gulfstream will showcase its newest aircraft and a selection of its customer-centric digital design tools at the 2018 National Business Aviation Association Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) October 16-18 in Orlando, Florida.

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Sat, Oct 13, 2018

Western Aircraft Completes 100th Falcon C-Inspection

Includes Comprehensive Examination Of The Aircraft And Its Systems

Western Aircraft recently completed its 100th C-Inspection on a Dassault Falcon Jet. A C-Inspection is a comprehensive examination of the aircraft and its systems and is the largest scheduled maintenance event on a Falcon Jet. Western Aircraft became a designated Heavy Jet Service Center in 2001, allowing it to perform C-Inspections as an Authorized Falcon Service Center.

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Sat, Oct 13, 2018

Moon Engine Now In Development

ESA Begins Design Of High-Performance Engine For Space Exploration

ESA’s ambitious plans for the next decade of space exploration will take us beyond the International Space Station to the Moon and Mars and promises many scientific discoveries bringing back knowledge for people on Earth. In order to support these endeavors, ESA is kicking off development of a high-performance engine for space exploration.

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