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Thu, Nov 27, 2014

Airborne 11.26.14: Island Air Scrooges Pilots, DC's NextGen, EAA On Stadium Flts

Also: F35C Pilots Build Time, A Sea Of Yellow Cubs, Lycoming's Dual Fuel Husky, CAP's Gold Medal, Boeing SC's First 787-9

This report could be called the story of the Grinch who stole the Christmas bonus. About 45 pilots flying for Hawaii-based Island Air were given Christmas bonuses ... only to have the company ask for them to be returned. The regional airline paid out bonuses of $4,000 each to its pilots in October, but then notified those pilots that the payout was "premature" ... and told them to return the money. It’s reported the company plans to take a payroll action to recover the premature payments. The FAA announced that the Washington, D.C. Metroplex is the first in the nation to have three, state-of-the-art, satellite-based "highways in the sky" running side by side by side, each dedicated to one of the three major airports in the region. Flyovers are always an exciting part of pre-game

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Thu, Nov 27, 2014

Endangered Sea Turtles Need Pilots, Planes

Stranded Reptiles Need A Ride To Rescue Facilities

There is an immediate need to fly sea turtles that have stranded themselves on the east coast. They need to be flown to rescue facilities in the southeast. The endangered turtles are experiencing a "state of emergency" due to recent cold temperatures and strong onshore winds in the northeast. More than 150 endangered sea turtles were stranded on Cape Cod alone, and many are suffering from hypothermia.

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Thu, Nov 27, 2014

FAA Issues SAIB For Certain Airbus Helicopters

Warns Of Possible Loss Of Electric Power Due To Water Intrusion

The FAA has issued a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) for two models of Airbus helicopters warning of the possibility of a total loss of electrical power due to water entering into the cabin.

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Thu, Nov 27, 2014

AeroSports Update: What Is An LSA, And How Do I Know?

The Term Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) Is A Description Of An Aircraft, Not A Specific Type Of Aircraft Airworthiness Certification

Anyone that holds a sport pilot certificate, or anyone that is exercising sport pilot privileges, is limited to flying an aircraft defined as a light sport aircraft. If a pilot is not limited to sport pilot privileges, an LSA may be a perfect choice for an aircraft, but it’s not a required choice. LSA is a definition of an aircraft and is not necessarily related to the aircraft airworthiness certificate.

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Thu, Nov 27, 2014

Dassault Systèmes, Solar Impulse Define A New Chapter In Solar Aviation

Technology, Vision, And Innovation Show The Possibilities Of Clean Flight

An ongoing technical partnership between Dassault Systèmes and Solar Impulse SA has been renewed by the two companies with a public commitment to the next phases of the record-breaking, solar-powered, round the world airplane project. The Solar Impulse 2 airplane, revealed on April 9 and successfully test flown in June of this year, was designed using Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

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Thu, Nov 27, 2014

XCOR Lynx Lands At American Geophysical Union's Fall Meeting

Full Scale Model On Display At The San Francisco Convention

XCOR Aerospace will be at the American Geophysical Union's (AGU) annual meeting – and taking its full scale Lynx spacecraft model along for the ride. The model will be on display December 15-19 at the AGU Exhibit Hall in San Francisco.

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Thu, Nov 27, 2014

Give The Gift Of (Simulated) Space

Space Camp Has Special Discounts From Black Friday Through Cyber Monday

The only public sale of tuition for Space Camp is being offered by the U.S. Space & Rocket Center this weekend, offering discounts of tuition for Space Camp, Aviation Challenge Camp, and Space Camp Robotics.

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Thu, Nov 27, 2014

Imagination TV Partners With 'Drones To The Rescue'

Project Launched Monday Aims To Change The Way Emergency Situations Are Handled

Imagination TV has partnered with "Drones to the Rescue" to help them gain awareness and assist in the launch of the new company starting with their Indiegogo project. The new project, named "Drones to the Rescue", launched Monday at Indiegogo.com.

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Thu, Nov 27, 2014

Elderly Chicago Couple Sues Cargo Carrier

Home Was Impacted By One Of The Company's Airplanes Last Tuesday

An elderly couple who live near Chicago's Midway Airport have filed a lawsuit against Central Airlines Inc. after a small cargo plane belonging to the company impacted their home November 18.

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Thu, Nov 27, 2014

ANN FAQ: Have You Tried The ANN News Ticker?

Several years ago, ANN's first web-geek, Al Pike, designed a small "portable" News Ticker that offers  current ANN headlines detailing what is happening in the aviation world. It can be copied to virtually any Web site (including YOURS!) on the Internet by simply requesting the code from us.

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