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Thu, Feb 11, 2016

Congressman Would Create A Class Of 'Micro UAS'

Proposes Amendment To The Aviation Innovation, Reform, And Reauthorization Act Of 2016

One of a slew of amendments to H.R. 4441 ... "The Aviation Innovation, Reform, And Reauthorization Act Of 2016" ... is one offered by Congressman Rodney Davis (R-IL) that would create a new class of 'Micro UAS' that would be subject to fewer restrictions than larger unmanned aircraft.

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Thu, Feb 11, 2016

Classic Aero-TV: Social Flight – Seeking Greater Participation in GA

No More Excuses For Not Being Able To Find A Way to Enjoy Aviation...

This video was shot At the AOPA aviation Summit 2013 and is well worth watching. Jeff Simon, the president and founder of SocialFlight, presented a forum regarding promoting general aviation, getting new people interested in started in general aviation, and retaining those that are already part of the general aviation world.

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Thu, Feb 11, 2016

DC SFRA Reopens To Model Aircraft

AMA Welcomes Changes To Special Flight Rules In The National Capital Area

Dave Mathewson, executive director of the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) is pleased that the FAA has eased its restrictions on model aircraft and other UAV flights in the Washington, D.C. area.

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Thu, Feb 11, 2016

Airborne 02.11.16: Drone Numbers Increase, Fokker D. VIII Replica, Gulfstream G500 Update

Also: Albania Auction, Aero-Community: AEA!, 500 F-35 Hours, SeaPort Airlines, Maxcraft Avionics, Air Power Museum, Webb Space Telescope
 
FAA Administrator Michael Huerta told a UAV conference Monday that the number of drones now in its registry has surpassed the number of manned aircraft registered by the agency. Huerta said that more than 325,000 people have registered their unmanned aircraft since the program launched on December 21. If you’re looking for an exquisite Fokker D8, we know where there’s one available. A project to build an authentic replica of a World War One Fokker D8 begun by Neil Good in Rhinebeck, New York in the 1970s has recently been completed, and is being offered for sale. The project was finished by noted World War One aircraft builder Fred Murrin in Pennsylvania for New York aviation enthusiast Brian Caughlin. It is thought to be the most authentic representation of the fighter in the United States. Flight testi

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Thu, Feb 11, 2016

Airborne 02.10.16: Antonov Kaput, Landmark Deal, Gone West-Edgar Mitchell

Also: Rig’N Fly, 'Krafting' The Future, North Korean Insanity, 1st Trans-Atlantic F-35, Llandudno Air Show, GPS IIF, East Hampton Noise Fight

It looks like another great aviation name may be about to fade into history. The Ministry of Economic Development and Trade in Ukraine has announced that the Antonov Aviation Concern will be shut down following the transfer last year of its three subsidiaries to the state-owned UkrOboronProm. The transfers left Antonov as a company without a product, and shutting it down was the next logical step. Antonov was the builder of the world's two largest transport aircraft; the An-225, of which only one was built, and the An-124. An FBO conglomerate gets larger as BBA Aviation has completed the acquisition of Landmark Aviation. This represents a major expansion of Signature Flight Support, which is a BBA Aviation company. Signature’s glo

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Thu, Feb 11, 2016

ADS-B In/Out Now Standard On All Diamond Aircraft Models

Garmin GTX Transponders To Be Standard Equipment

Diamond Aircraft Industries Inc. (Canada) will be equipping all newly ordered US registered DA20, DA40, DA42 and DA62 aircraft with standard ADS-B IN /OUT Garmin 345 series transponders.

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Thu, Feb 11, 2016

Consumer Groups Express Concerns About ATC Privatization

Letter Sent To Congress By The National Consumers League, In The Public Interest, The Center For Policy Initiatives, Working Partnership USA, And AAAA

A letter expressing concerns about the privatization of ATC proposed in the FAA reauthorization bill has been sent to members of Congress by The National Consumers League, In The Public Interest, the Center for Policy Initiatives, Working Partnership USA, and the Alliance for Aviation Across America (AAAA).

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Thu, Feb 11, 2016

Antonov Aviation Company To Be Dissolved

Ukrainian Planemaker Shuts Down, To Be 'Liquidated' By Government

The Ministry of Economic Development and Trade in Ukraine has announced that the Antonov Aviation Concern (AAC) will be shut down following the transfer last year of its three subsidiaries to the state-owned UkrOboronProm.

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Thu, Feb 11, 2016

ALPA Calls For Congressional Action On Lithium Battery Issue

Says FAA Reauthorization Bill Fails To Address The Safety Concern

The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) is calling on the U.S. Congress to take action regarding the regulation of the shipment of lithium batteries aboard aircraft.

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Thu, Feb 11, 2016

Lancair In GA Accident Had Been Involved In Previous Incident

A Previous Owner Had Been Involved In A Runway Excursion

A Lancair 4 that lost power and wend down near the Albany, GA airport late last month had been involved in a previous incident in Utah.

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