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Tue, May 26, 2015

Airborne 05.26.15: S-97 1st Flight, SpaceShipTwo Progress, CO NIMBYs Lose In Court

Also: Sprite UAV, Aero-Calendar, USAF Theater, Aussie F-35, ISS Hacked?, DuPage Airport, ND UAVs

Innovation in vertical lift flight took place as Sikorsky Aircraft announced the successful first flight of their S-97 RAIDER helicopter. This unique machine features a rigid coaxial rotor prototype designed to demonstrate a game-changing combination of maneuverability, hover ability, range, speed, endurance and survivability. During the first test flight, which lasted approximately an hour, it performed a series of maneuvers designed to test the aircraft's hover and low-speed capability. Virgin Galactic reported last week that the second SpaceShipTwo had been lowered onto its landing gear in a hangar in California. The spacecraft intended to carry paying passengers on sub-orbital flights was already in development when a tragic accident resulted in the destruction of the first SpaceShipTwo on October 31 last year during a powered test flight. In a report issued on Airborne Unlim

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Tue, May 26, 2015

Event In West Michigan Will Benefit Wings Of Mercy

Fundraiser Celebrating Its 20th Year

All of West Michigan is invited to the 20th Annual Muskegon CareAffaire benefiting Wings of Mercy. The event will be held at Executive Air Transport at the Muskegon County Airport on Saturday, May 30 from 8:00 am to Noon.

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Tue, May 26, 2015

North Dakota Road Show Demos UAVs' Many Use Cases

Missions Range From Agriculture To Archeology

From agriculture to inspection and archeology, unmanned systems could benefit North Dakota and the surrounding region in as many ways as can be imagined, according to the speakers at an AUVSI road show held last week in Bismarck.

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Tue, May 26, 2015

Five New CAE Business Or Helo Programs At Or Near Readiness

Will Be Offering Training In The Middle East, North America, Asia, And Europe

CAE announced Tuesday that five new business and helicopter aviation training programs are, or will soon be, ready for training in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the United States, China and Norway.

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Tue, May 26, 2015

Australian Air Force Pilot Flies First Partner F-35 Sortie

Flight Conducted Out Of Luke AFB

A pilot with the Royal Australian Air Force made history May 14, by flying the first RAAF F-35A Lightning II sortie at Luke Air Force Base.

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Tue, May 26, 2015

Actress Sought Help From USAF Airmen Preparing For 'Grounded' Role

Anne Hathaway In One-Woman Show About RPA Operator

In preparation for taking the only role in George Brant's play "Grounded", which focuses on a female aviator who flies Remotely Piloted Aircraft, actress Anne Hathaway sought the assistance of Airmen with the U.S. Air Force to learn what it might be like to serve in such a capacity.

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Tue, May 26, 2015

Air Power Museum Turns To Crowdfunding For Capital Campaign

Hoping To Complete Infrastructure Projects Before Annual Fly-In

The Air Power Museum (APM) in Ottumwa, IA has launched an online capital campaign in an effort to raise $20,000 dollars for needed infrastructure improvements.

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Tue, May 26, 2015

NASA Seeks Additional Information For Asteroid Redirect Mission Spacecraft

RFI Issued Seeking Ideas From American Companies For Spacecraft Design

NASA has issued a Request for Information (RFI) seeking ideas from American companies for a spacecraft design that could be used for both the agency's Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) and a robotic satellite servicing mission in low-Earth orbit.

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Tue, May 26, 2015

Owner-Passenger Must Stay With Visiting Aircraft While In Philippines

Civil Aviation Authority Places New Requirements On Private Aircraft

At least one passenger must show a direct aircraft ownership connection for private non-revenue flights in the Philippines, according to new cabotage requirements from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP). Also, the owner-connected passenger must remain with the aircraft throughout the trip within the country.

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Tue, May 26, 2015

Woman Attacks Elderly Boyfriend With A Model Plane

Not Flying, Used More Like A Club

It's not known what started the altercation, but a 46-year-old woman in Pennsylvania was arraigned last Tuesday after she attacked her 82-year-old boyfriend with a model airplane, among other improvised weapons.

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