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Tue, Apr 28, 2015

Airborne 04.27.15: EAA/Sonex, Ryanair v Biofuel, Sportys' 172Lite

Also: Super Sabre@Oshkosh!!!, A380's 10th, All About That Space, UAV Problem In Japan, Siemens Electric Aero-Propulsion, New Caravan Interiors

The Gathering of Eagles is an event held at AirVenture that brings together all areas of the general aviation community to raise funds for EAA’s youth education programs. At EAA AirVenture last year, a Mystery box was auctioned off. Now that box will be heading to Georgia to benefit an education program for young people, thanks to the combined efforts of EAA, Sonex Aircraft, and longtime aviator Ron Alexander. The CEO of budget carrier Ryanair said that the use of biofuels by airlines is a "PR stunt." It’s reported that, Michael O'Leary said that "the idea that you grow food with great cost and turn it into fuel is just nuts." He said that the idea that the world is has "passed peak point with oil has proven to be wrong." Since joining the flight

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Tue, Apr 28, 2015

Jamaica Sets Rules For UAV Flights

Commercial Operators Must Apply For A Special Certificate From Civil Aviation Authority

The Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority (JCAA) has set guidelines for the use of UAVs in the island nation. The guidelines apply to all categories of operators, including Recreational UAV operators or Hobbyists and professional (commercial & non-commercial) operators.

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Tue, Apr 28, 2015

Noise Complaints Ground 'Super Dave' Mathieson

Transport Canada Bans Air Show Pilot From Practicing At Home Airport

Transport Canada has notified air show pilot Dave Mathieson ... known around the circuit as "Super Dave" Mathieson ... that he can no longer practice air show routines in his MX-2 airplane near his home airport of Chilliwack below 2000 feet, citing proximity to "noise sensitive or livestock" areas.

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Tue, Apr 28, 2015

FAA Withdraws Special Condition For HondaJet

Reached Agreement With Honda Aircraft Company For The Change

The FAA is withdrawing a previously published notice granting special conditions for the Honda Aircraft Company model HA-420 jet airplane. The agency has withdrawn Special Condition No. 23-217-SC through mutual agreement with Honda Aircraft Company.

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Tue, Apr 28, 2015

NASA Experiments With Eco-Technology

NASA Researchers Have Wrapped Up A Series Of Flight Experiments With Boeing's ecoDemonstrator 757 Airplane

The first of these tests, the Active Flow Control Enhanced Vertical Tail Flight Experiment, assessed the effect of tiny devices called sweeping jet actuators. Thirty one of these devices were installed on the aircraft's vertical tail.

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Tue, Apr 28, 2015

Gone West: Wingwalker Johnny Kazian

Inducted Into The Airshow Hall Of Fame In 2004

ANN has learned of the passing of Airshow Hall of Famer Johnny Kazian, who was known as the Greatest Wingwalker of All Time.

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Tue, Apr 28, 2015

FAA Authorizes UAV Flight School At Auburn University

Will Be The First Such School In The Nation, University Says

Auburn University has received the nation’s first FAA approval to operate a new Unmanned Aircraft Systems Flight School as part of the Auburn University Aviation Center.

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Tue, Apr 28, 2015

Southwest Pilots Support Sun Country Pilots' Efforts Toward An Improved Contract

SCA Pilots Have Been In Contract Negotiations For Five Years

As the pilots of Sun Country (SCA) picketed Friday outside of Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, the Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association (SWAPA) announced support of the SCA pilots' efforts to obtain an improved contract. Sun Country Airlines pilots are the lowest-paid Part 121 B-737 pilots in the country and have been in contract negotiations for more than five years.

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Tue, Apr 28, 2015

FAA Inspector Caught With Pistol After Avoiding Airport Security

Used Employee Card To Bypass Checkpoint At Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport

An FAA inspector has been accused of unlawfully entering Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport without clearing security ... a misdemeanor charge. A small-caliber handgun was later found in his backpack.

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Tue, Apr 28, 2015

House Armed Services Committee Would Cut KC-46, LRS-B

Draft Budget Takes $460 Million From Next-Generation Bomber Program

A draft military budget which will be discussed by the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) this week would cut $460 million from the Pentagon's next-generation bomber program that would lead to a replacement to the aging B-52 and B-1 fleets.

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