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Wed, Apr 16, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.16.14): Density Altitude

Pressure altitude corrected for nonstandard temperature. Density altitude is used in computing the performance of an aircraft and its engines.

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Wed, Apr 16, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.16.14)

Seawings

The largest flying boat reference web site and home of the flying boat -- in detail -- on the web; specializes in providing information for the scale modeler in the form of historic photographs, plans and articles detailing the construction of 1/72nd scale models of various types, together with close-up photographic 'walk-rounds' of some of the surviving examples and many other reference details.

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Tue, Apr 15, 2014

Airborne 04.14.14: Google Buys Titan, Diesel Archer, C4 Avionics

Also: Scorpion's 1st 50 Hours,Pilatus Sales Record, Classic Aero-TV: Ballooning, XCOR Progress Update, Another TSA Screw-Up

Just as we were tucking this episode of Airborne away, we received confirmation that Google had acquired UAV Startup, Titan Aerospace, run by Eclipse Founder, Vern Raburn. The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has granted an STC to Piper Aircraft and the Continental Motors Group for the installation of the Centurion 2.0S diesel engine aboard Piper Archer aircraft. Ground and flight tests on the Piper Archer, powered by a Centurion 155 horsepower Jet-A compression ignition engine, were conducted from Technify’s airport facility at Altenburg, Germany. If looks could kill and a name means anything, you’ve just got to love the Textron AirLand Scorpion. The company says it has now completed 50 hours of flight time since the start of flight testing. Flight Design has announced the last major component and supplier

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Tue, Apr 15, 2014

Cessna Citation XLS+ Receives CAAC Certification

Textron Says Move Is A Step Towards Final Assembly, Deliveries In China

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has certified the Cessna Citation XLS+, clearing the way for deliveries in China later this year.

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Tue, Apr 15, 2014

Flight Design Moves Into Additional Global Markets

Supports Local License Production For Asia-Pacific And Americas

For many years, Flight Design has continuously reached out to new markets to ensure global availability and support of Flight Design products. As the next logical step, Flight Design is now providing local production capacities for the major market segments. With this strategy, Flight Design significantly improves availability of the products, reducing production lead times and ensures continued affordable aircraft prices.

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Tue, Apr 15, 2014

UCAV: A World First For Dassault Aviation

Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle, Rafale Fighter, Falcon 7X Fly In Formation

On March 20, 2014, Dassault Aviation organized a formation flight of the nEUROn unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV) with a Rafale fighter and a Falcon 7X business jet. This was the first time in the world that a combat drone flew in formation with other aircraft. The entire operation lasted 1 hour and 50 minutes and took the patrol out over the Mediterranean to a range of several hundred kilometers.

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Tue, Apr 15, 2014

First Flight: The Advanced Tactics Black Knight Transformer

VTOL Aircraft Is Part Truck, Part Multicopter

Advanced Tactics has successfully completed the first flight test of the Black Knight Transformer, a modular and roadable vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft. Advanced Tactics is at the forefront of large scale multicopter design, production, and testing.

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Tue, Apr 15, 2014

'Electrifying' Win For Arch In Red Bull Air Race

Edges Paul Bonhomme By Eight-Hundredths Of A Second

In a day full of surprises in Rovinj, Croatia, Hannes Arch won in a characteristically electrifying performance in the second Red Bull Air Race since the series was re-established. His time of 00:59.01 was just 0:00.08 ahead of Paul Bonhomme, in a final that had fans both in Croatia and around the world on the edge of their seats. Japan's Yoshi Muroya made the podium for the first time in his race career after pushing Canada's Pete McLeod into a reluctant fourth place.

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Tue, Apr 15, 2014

FAA Appeals Judges' Ruling In Pirker Case

Says Judge 'Erred' In Making Assumptions About The UAV, Interpretation Of FARs

The FAA has appealed an NTSB judges' ruling that a UAV flown by a private citizen in the vicinity of the University of Virginia is not subject to FARs, and the pilot of the UAV should not have to pay the agency's $10,000 fine.

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Tue, Apr 15, 2014

TFR Posted Over Nevada Ranch In Connection With Cattle Grazing Dispute

Flight Restriction Posted Through Mid-May

The federal government placed a TFR over the Bundy Ranch in Nevada as it waged something of a range war with rancher Cliven Bundy.

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