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Fri, Dec 09, 2016

ANN FAQ: Here's How YOU Can Support The 'Let Bob Fly!' Documentary Project

Bob Has Asked ANN To Help Him Tell A Story That Could Transform The Fight For Airmen Rights... YOU Can Help!

Just a few days ago, ANN dropped the first hints (of many to come) of what has become an all-involving endeavor... to undertake an inspiring, exacting, professional, long-form documentary covering the tumultuous FAA v Bob Hoover debacle. 'Let Bob Fly!' is the working title for an aggressive and somewhat controversial new documentary. Some 20 years ago, one of the greatest living aviators was grounded by two FAA inspectors based on hearsay, innuendo and suspicious conjecture. The resulting fight cost Hoover three years of his life, untold amounts of money, and embarrassed the American aviation community to the core. At events like Lakeland, ICAS, Oshkosh, dozens of airshows all over the world, and the AOPA Conventions; people gathered, protested, made themselves heard and made it abundantly clear that the FAA had gone too far -- and that support for Hoover was pretty much an industry mandate.

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Fri, Dec 09, 2016

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (12.09.16)

"As we enter the next phase of the 787-10's development, we eagerly watch our first airplane come to life. This is the result of years of preparation and solid performance by our Boeing teammates and supplier partners." Source: Ken Sanger, vice president and general manager, 787 Airplane Development, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

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Fri, Dec 09, 2016

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.09.16): Composite Flight Plan

A flight plan which specifies VFR operation for one portion of flight and IFR for another portion.

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Fri, Dec 09, 2016

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.09.16)

The University Aviation Association (UAA) is the voice of collegiate aviation education to its members, the industry, government and the general public. Through the collective expertise of its members, this nonprofit organization plays a pivotal role in the advancement of degree-granting aviation programs that represent all segments of the aviation industry.

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Thu, Dec 08, 2016

Gone West: Former Astronaut And U.S. Senator John Glenn

American Hero And Icon Was The First American To Orbit The Earth, And Became The Oldest Person To Travele In Space

The first American to orbit the Earth, and the oldest person to travel in space, has slipped into the history books. John Glenn, by any measure a true American hero and icon, passed away Thursday at the age of 95.

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Thu, Dec 08, 2016

Santa Monica Puts Brakes On FBO Eviction

Judge Has Not Yet Ruled On Injunction Against Ousting The Businesses

The Santa Monica City Council has decided to put its fight to oust two FBOs from Santa Monica Airport (KSMO) until after the holidays, which has airport opponents concerned.

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Thu, Dec 08, 2016

Airborne 12.08.16: Trump v AF1, Gordon Bennett Cup '17, Skydiving At Casa Grande

Also: Intoxicated Pilot, Seaplane Pilots, AEA/EASA, Drones As Lifesavers, ISS Update, T-50A Flight Ops, Safran

President-elect, Donald Trump set the world of aviation and the media slightly off center when he tweeted the following: “Boeing is building a brand-new 747 Air Force One for future presidents, but costs are out of control, more than $4 billion. Cancel order!” Then, during an impromptu television interview following his tweet, Mr. Trump said "Well, the plane is totally out of control. It's gonna be over 4 billion dollars - and, I think it's ridiculous. I think Boeing is doing a little bit of a number. We want Boeing to make a lot of money but not that much money." Here’s a report for our aviation minded friends who are looking for an excuse to travel to a beautiful location. From September 7 through the 16th, 2017, Gruyères, Switzerland will h

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Thu, Dec 08, 2016

Search Continues For Missing Marine In Japan

Ejected From F/A-18 Hornet Off The Coast Of Japan Wednesday

The Marine Corps is continuing its search for a pilot who went missing after ejecting from his F/A-18 Hornet Wednesday off the coast of Japan.

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Thu, Dec 08, 2016

Justice Department Clears Alaska Air Group's Acquisition Of Virgin America

Alaska Was Not Required To Divest Any Assets To Win DOJ Approval

The Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) has completed its review and approved Alaska Air Group's acquisition of Virgin America. Alaska Air Group is the parent company of Alaska Airlines, Inc. and Horizon Air Industries, Inc.

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Thu, Dec 08, 2016

DOT IG: FAA Lacks A Risk-Based Oversight Process For Civil UAS

Self-Initiated Audit Resulted In Six Recommendations To The Agency

Recognizing that the growing demand for civil Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) operations presents new safety oversight challenges for the FAA, and given the significant and complex challenges of safely integrating UAS into the National Airspace System and the increasing number of UAS operations, the DOT Inspector General's office initiated an audit of FAA’s processes for approving civil UAS operations and overseeing the safe operation of UAS.

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