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Wed, Oct 29, 2014

Airborne 10.29.14: Antares Launch Failure, GAMA Responds, Another 'Roadable'???

Also: Dragon Returns, Quadcopter Flown At Airliner?, Classic Aero-TV: Redhawk, Diesel Flt School Airplanes, WWII Bomber Found

The unmanned Antares rocket built by Orbital Science Corporation lifted off from the Wallops Flight Facility at 6:22 PM last night. Shortly after liftoff the rocket exploded resulting in the loss of the Cygnus cargo ship it was carrying to the International Space Station. USA Today has once again printed a story by Thomas Frank regarding the dangers of general aviation. This time he focused on post-crash fires, and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association has responded. GAMA President and CEO Pete Bunce issued an 800 word statement about USA Today’s sensationalistic article. An ATR72 on approach to Southend Airport near London came within 80 feet of colliding with a UAV, according to a report from the U.K.'s Airprox Board. The Airprox Board investigates reports of potential in-flight collisions. All this... and

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Wed, Oct 29, 2014

Aero-TV: Bendix/King's AeroVue--Raising the Bar in High-End Glass Cockpit Design

B/K Uses A Clean-Sheet-Of Paper Approach To Develop AeroVue

At EAA AirVenture 2014, ANN News Editor Tom Patton linked up with Honeywell Flight Operations test pilot, Kevin O’Hara. Patton asked for an overview of the new BendixKing AeroVue glass panel system being test flown in a King Air. As O’Hara provides the details, you’ll see video of the system in action. O’Hara tells Tom that the AeroVue Integrated Flight Deck is designed with the higher-end corporate Turbo-Props in mind.

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Wed, Oct 29, 2014

Airborne 10.27.14: New Freefall Altitude Record, NBAA14 Wrap-Up, Falcon AOG

Also: New ALPA Officers, Hurricane Hunters, Aventura AVW, New Runway at Copiah County, LTC Tom Dougherty Flies West

Only 2 years ago, Felix Baumgartner set a record for the highest parachute jump when he stepped out of his Red Bull sponsored gondola hanging beneath a gas filled balloon at 128,100 feet. This record was broken last week when a computer scientist named Alan Eustace parachuted from an altitude of 135,890 feet. During his descent, it’s reported that Eustace reached a speed of 822 miles per hour. The NBAA’s 2014 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition organizers are reporting that, by all indications, the show was a success for attendees and exhibitors alike. NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen said, in part, “This year’s show was an enormous success, filled with announcements and product introductions. The exhibit floor and aircraft displays had lots of activity and e

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Tue, Oct 28, 2014

Airborne 10.27.14: New Freefall Altitude Record, NBAA14 Wrap-Up, Falcon AOG

Also: New ALPA Officers, Hurricane Hunters, Aventura AVW, New Runway at Copiah County, LTC Tom Dougherty Flies West

Only 2 years ago, Felix Baumgartner set a record for the highest parachute jump when he stepped out of his Red Bull sponsored gondola hanging beneath a gas filled balloon at 128,100 feet. This record was broken last week when a computer scientist named Alan Eustace parachuted from an altitude of 135,890 feet. During his descent, it’s reported that Eustace reached a speed of 822 miles per hour. The NBAA’s 2014 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition organizers are reporting that, by all indications, the show was a success for attendees and exhibitors alike. NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen said, in part, “This year’s show was an enormous success, filled with announcements and product introductions. The exhibit floor and aircraft displays had lots of activity and e

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Thu, Oct 02, 2014

Army, Air Force Test New Landing Strip At Army's Fort Riley

Dirt Field Certified For C-130 Operations

The Army and Air Force performed a joint airborne air transportability training exercise on a new flight landing strip at Fort Riley, KS Oct. 27-29. The exercise validated the air strip's capabilities for future operations and replicated conditions Airmen and Soldiers encounter in austere forward operating locations. Construction of this flight landing strip was completed Sept. 13, 2013.

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