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Sat, Apr 18, 2015

Airborne 04.17.15: DC Gyroplane Fallout, ICAS Airshow Update, Message To Space

Also: Blue Origin, Flying Cucumber?, BBJ Combi, NetJets Partners w/Ohio State, ExIm Helo Deal, Long-Range Navy UAS

Obviously, the stunt pulled by Douglas Hughes of Ruskin, Florida on Wednesday afternoon of landing his small autogyro on the capitol building lawn did not receive a kind welcome. It appears his attempt to deliver a message protesting campaign financing is lost in the media hype regarding the lack of security in the sky over Washington. Unfortunately, his choice of a protest vehicle also delivers an incredibly bad impression of those of us who enjoy responsible recreational aviation. Airshows are exciting and it can be fun to plan a day trip to a place where one is occurring. Now, The International Council of Airshows, known as ICAS, which is a trade association representing the airshow industry, has posted its 2015 air shows calendar in a new format. Just enter ICAS in your web search engine

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Sat, Apr 18, 2015

IAM Withdraws Petition To Unionize Boeing South Carolina

April 22 Election In North Charleston Cancelled

Boeing was notified Friday that the International Association of Machinists (IAM) has withdrawn its petition to unionize the company’s North Charleston, S.C., facilities.

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Sat, Apr 18, 2015

Video Allegedly Recorded On Spaceport Drone Documents End Of Falcon 9 Flight

If Authentic, It Shows SpaceX Came Very Close To Landing On The Floating Platform In The Atlantic

A video posted to the website VidMe shows what appears to be SpaceX's Falcon 9 booster attempting to land on a barge in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. In the video, the booster appears to touch down, then tips over and explodes.

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Sat, Apr 18, 2015

F-35 To Make First Oshkosh Appearance At AirVenture 2015

Will Be The First Time The JSF Appears At A U.S. Civilian Air Show

The Lockheed Martin F-35 “Lightning II,” the fifth-generation fighter that will be used by multiple U.S. service branches, will make its initial appearance at the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh fly-in this summer. It also marks the first civilian U.S. air show appearance by this unique jet.

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Sat, Apr 18, 2015

First Cessna Citation M2 Enters Charter Service In Europe

To Be Operated By Catreus Based In Biggin Hill, U.K.

Cessna announced Wednesday the AERO Friedrichshafen trade show in Germany the delivery of the first Cessna Citation M2 available for charter in Europe. The Citation M2 is managed by private jet operator Catreus, based in Biggin Hill, United Kingdom.

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Sat, Apr 18, 2015

The Hard-Won Triumph Of The Apollo 13 Mission - 45 Years Later

One Of NASA's Greatest Success Stories Brought Three Astronauts Home Safely

When their spaceship was severely damaged 200,000 miles from Earth – 45 years ago this week, it was like a bad dream from which the Apollo 13 crew could not wake.

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Sat, Apr 18, 2015

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Company For Laser Interference Protection Solution

Lamda Guard Developed metaAIR Optical Filter That Blocks Laser Interference

Frost & Sullivan's 2014 award for Product Leadership has been presented to Lamda Guard’s metaAIR, a highly innovative solution that uses an array of nano-particles of specific periodic geometry (called metamaterials) to protect flight crews from laser strikes.

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Sat, Apr 18, 2015

Jeppesen And Peters Software Team To Provide Instrument Helicopter Training

Training Courseware To Be Continuously Updated, Available Through Multiple Platforms

Jeppesen has teamed with Peters Software GmbH, a leading provider of software programs for EASA private and commercial pilot license training and preparation, to offer Air Transport Pilot License [ATPL(H) IR] courseware and materials for instrument helicopter training in Europe. 

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Sat, Apr 18, 2015

Hyundai Motor Sends 'A Message To Space' For Astronaut's Daughter

Girl's Note To Her Dad Visible From The International Space Station

When your dad is aboard the International Space Station, it is kind of difficult to send him a handwritten note. But Hyundai Motor has found an innovative to do just that.

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Sat, Apr 18, 2015

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.19.15): Air Navigation Facility

Air Navigation Facility Any facility used in, available for use in, or designed for use in, aid of air navigation, including landing areas, lights, any apparatus or equipment for disseminating weather information, for signaling, for radio-directional finding, or for radio or other electrical communication, and any other structure or mechanism having a similar purpose for guiding or controlling flight in the air or the landing and takeoff of aircraft.

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