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Tue, Mar 19, 2019

Airborne 03.18.19: Chipper SS Unveiled, 777X Reveal, EAA Spirit Of Aviation

Also: USCG Awards Air Medal, Liberty University Aviation Program, Sen. Moran, UAL HQ

No one has to tell you that the cost of ‘just plane flying’ keeps getting greater... and greater. And the cost of airplane ownership has done likewise. However; a new offering from James Wiebe of Belite fame may be just the thing that allows flyers to find an affordable way back into the aviation game. The Chipper SS is a Single Seat Aircraft that can be operated as a Part 103 Ultralight or as an Experimental  airplane. Wiebe reports that it will be easy to build, and economically priced. The design features a 28 mph stall speed with a Max cruise of 62 mph. With five gallons of fuel, the bird’s gross weight is tallied at 484 pounds. Boeing has given employees a look at its newest airliner, the 777X. The first fully-assembled 777X was revealed in a ceremony at Everett, WA. Boeing had initiall

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Tue, Mar 19, 2019

Airborne 03.18.19: Chipper SS Unveiled, 777X Reveal, EAA Spirit Of Aviation

Also: USCG Awards Air Medal, Liberty University Aviation Program, Sen. Moran, UAL HQ

No one has to tell you that the cost of ‘just plane flying’ keeps getting greater... and greater. And the cost of airplane ownership has done likewise. However; a new offering from James Wiebe of Belite fame may be just the thing that allows flyers to find an affordable way back into the aviation game. The Chipper SS is a Single Seat Aircraft that can be operated as a Part 103 Ultralight or as an Experimental  airplane. Wiebe reports that it will be easy to build, and economically priced. The design features a 28 mph stall speed with a Max cruise of 62 mph. With five gallons of fuel, the bird’s gross weight is tallied at 484 pounds. Boeing has given employees a look at its newest airliner, the 777X. The first fully-assembled 777X was revealed in a ceremony at Everett, WA. Boeing had initiall

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Tue, Mar 19, 2019

Airborne-Unmanned 03.19.19: State Farm, AirMap And Honeywell, DJI Complies

Also: AUVSI Startup Showdown, senseFly eBee X, Airbus' Skyways Drone, Airborne Programming!

As State Farm launched their new drone program to better assist customers after storm damage, they needed to recruit and train employees to become drone pilots. Jessica Hodge, Joy Hillsman-Caffie and Shelley Cole are three of the six drone pilots for State Farm who are women. Her selection came as a shock to State Farm claims specialist, Jessica. Jessica explained that, “I consider myself an early adopter of the technology. State Farm is one of the first insurance companies to use drones and I’m one of the first drone pilots for State Farm. It’s cool to be on the cutting edge.” AirMap and Honeywell are developing a cost-effective drone tracking solution to provide airspace safety authorities with situational awareness of manned and unmanned aircraft operations within

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Tue, Mar 19, 2019

The JU-Air Flies On

Working On Complete Restoration Of Three JU-52 Aircraft

JU-Air in Switzerland and has begun a project to completely restore its three historic Junkers JU-52. The company's 70 and 80-year-old aircraft are currently completely dismantled and being overhauled.

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Tue, Mar 19, 2019

Airborne-Unmanned 03.12.19: eHang IPO, UAVs v Tornadoes, Northwest UAVs

Also: SpaceX Crew Dragon, AUVSI USDPS Event, XQ-58A Valkyrie, Global Hawk At Avalon 2019

A Chinese drone company has plans to undertake an initial public offering in the US, in order to raise approximately a half billion dollars... and no, it's NOT DJI. News reports are quoting sources claiming that EHang is planning a US IPO this year. While eHang has had it problems getting a toehold in a number of recreational and commercial drone markets, it has made a lot of news in the process. The five year old company made serious headlines three years ago with the first showings of the eHang 184... which looked like a multi-copter on steroids... but was designed as a first generation attempt to configure such technology for small passenger drone operations... mostly via autonomous control modes. In the wake of the devastating tornadoes that ripped through Alabama last week, rescuers deployed drones into a

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Tue, Mar 19, 2019

Man Denied In Attempt To Claim Airplane He Alleges Was Stolen

Federal Court In Chicago Says Statute Of Limitations Has Expired

Richard Vartanian says that back in the 1960s, he bought a P-51D Mustang from Canada. Sometime between 1974 and 1985, Vartanian says that airplane was stolen.

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Tue, Mar 19, 2019

ANN FAQ: Q&A 101

A Few Questions AND Answers To Help You Get MORE Out of ANN!

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Tue, Mar 19, 2019

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (03.19.19)

"Boeing continues to support the investigation, and is working with the authorities to evaluate new information as it becomes available. Safety is our highest priority as we design, build and support our airplanes." Source: Boeing Chairman, president and CEO Dennis Muilenburg statement regarding the report from Ethiopian Transport Minister Dagmawit Moges released late last week.

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Tue, Mar 19, 2019

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.19.19): Primary Flight Display (PFD)

Primary Flight Display (PFD)

A display that provides increased situational awareness to the pilot by replacing the traditional six instruments used for instrument flight with an easy-to-scan display.

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Tue, Mar 19, 2019

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.19.19)

Thoughts On Boeing’s Purchase Of ForeFlight

From the Seattle Avionics Software blog, Steve Podradchik gives his thoughts on Boeing's purchase of ForeFlight, and the parallels with the aviation giant's acquisition of Jeppesen in 2000.

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