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Fri, Mar 27, 2015

Germanwings Co-Pilot Apparently Hid Medical Condition

Torn-Up Doctor's Notice Found In Lubitz's Apartment

During a search of the home of Andreas Lubitz Thursday, German prosecutors say they found  found a torn-up note from a doctor indicating he should go on medical leave for an unspecified reason.

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Fri, Mar 27, 2015

Article Claiming FAA Praise For Germanwings Co-Pilot Is Fake

Agency Recognized Only That He Held A Foreign-Based Private Pilot License

There has been an article racing across the Internet that the FAA had at one point praised Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz ... who flew his Airbus A320 into the ground in the French Alps. But further research indicates that the article is fake.

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Fri, Mar 27, 2015

Airborne 03.26.15: Airbus Crash 'Pilot Induced', B-29 Rollout, CC Rockets Ready

Also: ALPA v UAVs, Aero-Community Update: XPrize, FAA Streamlines UAS COAs, Airport Infrastructure, ATC Reform, New SpaceX Rocket

Data retrieved from the Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) aboard the Germanwings Airbus A320 that went down in the French Alps indicates that the pilot had been locked out of the cockpit before the plane impacted terrain. A senior French military official involved in the investigation said that initially there had been a light knocking on the door, then more insistent knocking and shouting. Eventually, the captain was reportedly trying to break through the reinforced cockpit door. There was apparently never any answer from the co-pilot still in the cockpit. Seventy years ago this week in 1945, a B-29, later named “Doc”, rolled off the assembly line at Boeing and was delivered to the U.S. Army Air Forces. That same aircraft was rolled out and delivered again on the 70th a

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Fri, Mar 27, 2015

Aero-TV: The Amazing Julie Clark - 32,000 Hours and Counting

Possibly THE Ultimate All-American Airshow Performer!

Aero-News Special Correspondent, Michael Maya Charles, got one of the plum assignments when he interviewed airshow performer, Julie Clark, at EAA AirVenture 2014. Charles started the interview by pointing out that Clark has been in the airshow business for 35 years, and then quickly covered his gaffe. You’ll have to watch the video to see just how smooth this guy is. Clark is best known for her aerobatic performances in her polished Beechcraft T-34 Mentor, which she has been flying for 40 years. However, on occasion she also hits the airshow circuit with her North American T-28C; this is the airplane she performed in at AirVenture 2014.

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Fri, Mar 27, 2015

IFALPA Strongly Condemns Leaking Of Germanwings CVR Data

Calls Release Of Early Data A 'Breach Of Trust'

The International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Associations (IFALPA) deplores and condemns the leaking of certain elements of the Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) of the Germanwings flight 4U9525.

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Fri, Mar 27, 2015

One-Year Crew Set For Launch To Space Station

Liftoff Scheduled For Friday Afternoon Eastern Time

The first one-year crew for the International Space Station is set to launch Friday, March 27. NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko will spend a year living and working aboard the space station and will launch with cosmonaut Gennady Padalka. The trio will become part of the station’s Expedition 43 crew.

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Fri, Mar 27, 2015

NLRB Approves Election For Machinists At Boeing SC

Balloting Set For April 22

There will be a vote that could lead to the unionization of employees at Boeing's South Carolina assembly facility. According to an agreement, which was facilitated by the NLRB and is known as a stipulated election agreement, the one-day election is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at five separate locations on Boeing’s North Charleston campus.

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Fri, Mar 27, 2015

Mica Drafts Bill For ATC Privatization

Measure Would Place Air Traffic Control 'In The Hands Of The Stakeholders', Congressman Says

Congressman John Mica (R-FL), the former chair of the House Transportation Committee, has drafted a bill that would privatize air traffic control in the United States. Mica presented the draft bill to the aviation subcommittee at their hearing earlier this week.

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Fri, Mar 27, 2015

AeroSports Update: So You Want To Be A Reno Race Pilot!

If Your Inner Walter Mitty Is Screaming At You To Step Out And Become A Real Reno Air Race Pilot, You Must First Go To School

Let’s face it, watching the National Championship Air Races at Reno can get your pilot juices flowing. But there’s a lot more to being a race pilot then having an airplane that will go fast and the desire to compete.

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Fri, Mar 27, 2015

ULA Successfully Launches Second Mission In Less Than Two Weeks

GPS IIF Satellite Boosted Into Orbit Wednesday

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket successfully launched the ninth Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF satellite for the U.S. Air Force at 2:36 p.m. EDT Wednesday from Space Launch Complex-37. This is ULA's fourth launch in 2015 and the 95th successful launch since the company was formed in December 2006.

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