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Wed, Jan 18, 2017

Airborne 01.17.17: Gene Cernan, KSMO NIMBY's Threaten AvBiz, Lily Drones Kaput

Also: Gone West: Bill Bordeleau, Aero-Calendar, Duncan Aviation, Norwegian Air, Drone Advisory, QinetiQ, Drone v Space Needle

We’re sorry to report that, according to a Tweet from NASA, Apollo 17 Commander Gene Cernan passed away on Monday at the age of 82. Captain Cernan was one of fourteen astronauts selected by NASA in October 1963. He logged 566 hours and 15 minutes in space-of which more than 73 hours were spent on the surface of the moon. It’s reported that Cernan’s flight to the moon was the most scientifically rewarding of all the lunar flights. When speaking of all the crazy happenings going on at Santa Monica Airport in California, it leads us to paraphrase the statement from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, which goes something like this, “The protesters doth protest too much, methinks.” In modern English, we might say the protesters are making fools of themselv

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Wed, Jan 18, 2017

Aero-TV: The FPV Capable Breeze 4K - Yuneec's Highly Versatile Consumer Drone

The Breeze Bridges the Gap from Yuneec To Mass Consumer Technology…

Yuneec is a major player in the drone industry, and ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, took the opportunity at the Consumer Electronics Show held in Las Vegas, Nevada, in January 2017 to get some detailed information about the drone they call, the Breeze. To get the scoop, Jim met up with Trent Siggard, who is a Project Manager for Yuneec. Siggard says the Breeze was designed to be the easiest drone to fly and is controlled through an app on your cell phone.

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Wed, Jan 18, 2017

FAA Grants TSO To Sandia For (I)VSI

Gives Nearly Immediate Vertical Speed Information

The FAA has granted SANDIA Aerospace an additional TSO on their popular SAI 340 Quattro multi-function indicator. In addition to Attitude, Altitude, Airspeed and slip, the SAI 340 is now TSO’d for (I)VSI. (I)VSI is Instantaneous Vertical Speed.

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Wed, Jan 18, 2017

Inspector General Report: FAA Not Prepared for Major Air Traffic Disruptions

Audit Initiated By House Transportation Committee Leadership In 2015

A new Department of Transportation Inspector General (IG) report outlines deficiencies in the FAA's ability to adequately prepare for and respond to major disruptions to the air traffic system. The IG pointed to shortcomings in the agency’s contingency planning, controller training, technology, and system redundancy and resiliency. The report also highlights the related impacts of ongoing delays and uncertainty in the FAA’s NextGen air traffic control modernization effort.

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Wed, Jan 18, 2017

FAA Issues Emergency AD For Sikorsky S-92 Helicopters

Follows Multiple Reports Of Issues With Tail Rotors

The FAA has issued an emergency AD (2016-24-51) following three reports of operators losing tail rotor (TR) control caused by a failed tail rotor pitch change shaft (TRPCS) assembly bearing.

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Wed, Jan 18, 2017

Gene Cernan's Family Releases Additional Information Concerning His Passing

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, NBAA President Ed Bolen Also Remember The American Icon

The family of Gene Cernan released a statement to the media saying that the former astronaut passed away "due to ongoing health issues."

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Wed, Jan 18, 2017

AeroSports Update: What Is An LSA

You’ll See Lots Of Light Sport Aircraft At The Light Sport Expo In Sebring, FL

With the Light Sport Expo being held next week in Sebring, FL it’s an appropriate time to ask the question; exactly what is a light sport aircraft (LSA)?

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Wed, Jan 18, 2017

Search For Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 Suspended

Malaysian, Chinese And Australian Officials Say They Have Done All They Can

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 vanished from radar nearly three years ago, leaving the world wondering what had happened to the Boeing 777 on a flight from Beijing to Kuala Lumpur.

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Wed, Jan 18, 2017

Buzz Aldrin Remembers Gene Cernan

Now Up To The 'Middle Men' To Carry On The Spirit Of Apollo

Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin has marked the passing of his colleague Gene Cernan with a remembrance posted on his website.

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Wed, Jan 18, 2017

NTSB Releases Prelim In R22 Accident In Los Angeles

Two On Board Fatally Injured When Aircraft Went Down Near The Port Of Los Angeles

The NTSB has released its preliminary report from an accident involving a Robinson R22 which went down January 4 in in the water near the Port of Los Angeles.

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