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Tue, May 26, 2015

Airborne 05.22.15: Falcon 5X Readies, Avidyne AD, LadiesLoveTaildraggers 2015

Also: Air Power Museum, ANN Could Use A Little Help From Its Friends, GE Honda, Mexican-Registry TBM 900, Legacy 500, BBJ Winglets, Wheels Up Order

The new Falcon 5X is getting closer to its first flight as Dassault announced they are planning a roll out on June 2nd. They say the 5X is expected to make its maiden flight this summer. The number one 5X was powered up for the first time at the end of August last year, and system and vibration ground testing began last fall. An Emergency Airworthiness Directive, AD 2015-10-51 has been issued to owners and operators of all aircraft that incorporate certain Avidyne Corporation Integrated Flight Displays. The AD references to specific part numbers and software releases for Model R9 ten-inch and Model R9 twelve-inch units. Join the ladies of LadiesLoveTaildraggers for their 6th annual fly-in May 29 through the 31st. This year they will be converging on the

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Tue, May 26, 2015

Aero-TV: Just Like The “Real” Thing - Redbird/Disney’s ‘Dusty’ FlightSim

Disclaimer: No Matter What He Tells You, Tom Patton Is Not A Certified Firefighting Pilot

While at EAA AirVenture 2014, ANN News Editor, Tom Patton checked out what was going on at the Redbird Flight Simulation display. Tom talked with Josh Harnagel, the Director of Online Marketing for Redbird Flight Simulations. Redbird is becoming known as the innovator in aviation simulation and in the way simulation is used in flight training.

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Tue, May 26, 2015

NASA Names Winners Of Student Launch Challenge

Vanderbilt University Takes Top Honors For Third Year In A Row

For the third year in a row, Vanderbilt University of Nashville, Tennessee has been named the winning team in the NASA Student Launch challenge, earning the $5,000 prize.

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Tue, May 26, 2015

Airborne 05.26.15: S-97 1st Flight, SpaceShipTwo Progress, CO NIMBYs Lose In Court

Also: Sprite UAV, Aero-Calendar, USAF Theater, Aussie F-35, ISS Hacked?, DuPage Airport, ND UAVs

Innovation in vertical lift flight took place as Sikorsky Aircraft announced the successful first flight of their S-97 RAIDER helicopter. This unique machine features a rigid coaxial rotor prototype designed to demonstrate a game-changing combination of maneuverability, hover ability, range, speed, endurance and survivability. During the first test flight, which lasted approximately an hour, it performed a series of maneuvers designed to test the aircraft's hover and low-speed capability. Virgin Galactic reported last week that the second SpaceShipTwo had been lowered onto its landing gear in a hangar in California. The spacecraft intended to carry paying passengers on sub-orbital flights was already in development when a tragic accident resulted in the destruction of the first SpaceShipTwo on October 31 last year during a powered test flight. In a report issued on Airborne Unlim

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Tue, May 26, 2015

Event In West Michigan Will Benefit Wings Of Mercy

Fundraiser Celebrating Its 20th Year

All of West Michigan is invited to the 20th Annual Muskegon CareAffaire benefiting Wings of Mercy. The event will be held at Executive Air Transport at the Muskegon County Airport on Saturday, May 30 from 8:00 am to Noon.

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Tue, May 26, 2015

North Dakota Road Show Demos UAVs' Many Use Cases

Missions Range From Agriculture To Archeology

From agriculture to inspection and archeology, unmanned systems could benefit North Dakota and the surrounding region in as many ways as can be imagined, according to the speakers at an AUVSI road show held last week in Bismarck.

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Tue, May 26, 2015

Five New CAE Business Or Helo Programs At Or Near Readiness

Will Be Offering Training In The Middle East, North America, Asia, And Europe

CAE announced Tuesday that five new business and helicopter aviation training programs are, or will soon be, ready for training in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the United States, China and Norway.

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Tue, May 26, 2015

Australian Air Force Pilot Flies First Partner F-35 Sortie

Flight Conducted Out Of Luke AFB

A pilot with the Royal Australian Air Force made history May 14, by flying the first RAAF F-35A Lightning II sortie at Luke Air Force Base.

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Tue, May 26, 2015

Actress Sought Help From USAF Airmen Preparing For 'Grounded' Role

Anne Hathaway In One-Woman Show About RPA Operator

In preparation for taking the only role in George Brant's play "Grounded", which focuses on a female aviator who flies Remotely Piloted Aircraft, actress Anne Hathaway sought the assistance of Airmen with the U.S. Air Force to learn what it might be like to serve in such a capacity.

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Tue, May 26, 2015

Air Power Museum Turns To Crowdfunding For Capital Campaign

Hoping To Complete Infrastructure Projects Before Annual Fly-In

The Air Power Museum (APM) in Ottumwa, IA has launched an online capital campaign in an effort to raise $20,000 dollars for needed infrastructure improvements.

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