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Sat, Sep 24, 2016

Bell Helicopter Introduces Bell V-247 'Vigilant'

Tiltrotor Unmanned Aerial System Is Configured For Ship-Borne Operations

Speaking before an audience of aviation and military experts assembled at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., Bell Helicopter on Thursday unveiled the Bell V-247 Vigilant tiltrotor.

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Sat, Sep 24, 2016

FAA May Consider Lowering Flight Time Requirements For Some Military Pilots

Could Reduce Minimum Time For First Officers To 500 Hours In Some Situations

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.

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Sat, Sep 24, 2016

Blue Angels Cancels Appearance At NAS Pax River

Team Has Mandated A Rest Period Every Two Months Following Fatal Accident

The Blue Angels recently announced they will not be performing at the NAS Patuxent River Air Expo Oct. 29 and 30.

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Sat, Sep 24, 2016

iFLY/SkyVenture Patent Restricted By European Patent Office

U.S. Company Had Claimed Patent Infringement By German Competitor

In the patent invalidity attack of the German manufacturer of freefall simulators, Indoor Skydiving Germany Group (ISG) against its US competitor iFLY/Skyventure International, the European Patent Office ruled in favor of ISG and restricted the relevant parts of iFLY´s European Patent No. EP 2 287 073. iFly may choose to appeal this decision.

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Sat, Sep 24, 2016

Tracey Curtis-Taylor May Be Stripped Of Bill Woodhams Trophy

Flight From Cape Town, SA To Britain Was Not Entirely Flown Solo

Tracey Curtis-Taylor, who made headlines claiming to fly her vintage biplane "Spirit of Artemis" solo on extended journeys, allegedly did not actually fly solo much of the time.

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Sat, Sep 24, 2016

NASA Extends Support Contract For IRIS Space Observatory

Lockheed Martin Will Continue Operations Under $19 Million Agreement

Delivering the most detailed images of the sun’s lower atmosphere ever recorded from space, the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS), built and operated by Lockheed Martin for NASA, has received more time to deliver groundbreaking space science. A recent $19.4 million contract extends Lockheed Martin’s support for the orbiting observatory through September 2018, with a further extension possible through September 2019.

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Sat, Sep 24, 2016

AeroCare Air Ambulance Transports Critical One-Month-Old Infant Coast-To-Coast

Transcontinental Flight Provided For Baby With Rare Heart Condition

AeroCare Worldwide Air Ambulance recently performed an emergency, life-saving air ambulance mission for a critically-ill one-month-old infant. The infant was born with multiple complex cardiac defects and required special surgery to correct the defects. The surgery is so specialized that there is only one surgeon in the U.S. who will attempt the complex surgery to recreate a vital missing artery. That surgeon, Dr. Frank Hanley, and his specialized team are located on the other side of the country at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. The patient was in Washington, DC., requiring a cross-country transport that could only be handled by a fixed-wing air ambulance jet like AeroCare operates.

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Sat, Sep 24, 2016

ANN FAQ: Here's How YOU Can Support The 'Let Bob Fly!' Documentary Project

Bob Has Asked ANN To Help Him Tell A Story That Could Transform The Fight For Airmen Rights... YOU Can Help!

Just a few days ago, ANN dropped the first hints (of many to come) of what has become an all-involving endeavor... to undertake an inspiring, exacting, professional, long-form documentary covering the tumultuous FAA v Bob Hoover debacle. 'Let Bob Fly!' is the working title for an aggressive and somewhat controversial new documentary. Some 20 years ago, one of the greatest living aviators was grounded by two FAA inspectors based on hearsay, innuendo and suspicious conjecture. The resulting fight cost Hoover three years of his life, untold amounts of money, and embarrassed the American aviation community to the core. At events like Lakeland, ICAS, Oshkosh, dozens of airshows all over the world, and the AOPA Conventions; people gathered, protested, made themselves heard and made it abundantly clear that the FAA had gone too far -- and that support for Hoover was pretty much an industry mandate.

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Sat, Sep 24, 2016

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.24.16)

“Even though the fatality rate in 2015 was the lowest it has been in many years, 376 people still lost their lives." Source: NTSB Chairman Christopher A. Hart

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Sat, Sep 24, 2016

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.24.16): Radar Service Terminated

Used by ATC to inform a pilot that he/she will no longer be provided any of the services that could be received while in radar contact.

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