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Wed, May 27, 2015

Gone West: Tuskegee Airman Lt. Col. John Mosley

Denver Native Was 93

Denver native John Mosley, a Tuskegee Airman who rose to the rank of Lt. Colonel in the U.S. Air Force, passed away Friday at the age of 93.

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Wed, May 27, 2015

USAF Student Test Pilots Evaluate Textron Airland Scorpion, Beechcraft AT-6

Flights Conducted As Part Of The USAF Test Pilot School Capstone Project

Textron AirLand, LLC and Beechcraft Defense Company recently hosted student pilots from the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School at Textron Aviation’s Wichita, Kansas facilities to evaluate capabilities of the Scorpion ISR/strike jet and Beechcraft AT-6 light attack aircraft as part of the school’s Capstone Project.

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Wed, May 27, 2015

Court Orders Sale Of Aircraft Including P-51D

Sale To Satisfy An Estate To Begin June 2

Some fortunate bidder has an opportunity to pick up a rare P-51D airplane early next month, as the Probate Court of Los Angeles has ordered it to be sold, along with an additional Packard Rolls Royce V150-9 Engine. Two other airplanes are also being offered for sale.

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Wed, May 27, 2015

UAV Hits Spectators At Marblehead, MA Memorial Day Parade

One Man Slightly Injured, No Charges Filed

This will likely give some fodder to the Anti-UAV crowd. A quadcopter that was being flown over the Marblehead, MA Memorial Day Parade Monday got away from its operator and struck two people watching the parade, causing a minor cut on the back of the neck of one person.

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Wed, May 27, 2015

United Assigns All-Female Crew For Delivery Flight

No Men On Board For Flight From Boeing Field To O'Hare

When United Airlines took delivery of its latest 737-900ER airplane last week, it made a statement about the role women play with the airline. It assigned an all-female flight deck and cabin crew for the ferry flight from Boeing Field in Seattle to Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.

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Wed, May 27, 2015

Aer Lingus Sale Near Approval

Report Presented To Government Says Offer Is 'Fair'

British Airways parent company IAG may soon be the owner of a 25 percent stake in Aer Lingus.

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Wed, May 27, 2015

Luke's 56th Fighter Wing Has A New Mission

F-35 Lighting II Now Included In Unit's Mission Statement

Luke Air Force Base's 56th Fighter Wing conducted a change of mission ceremony May 21, formally including the F-35 Lightning II as part of the wing's new mission statement.

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Tue, May 26, 2015

Airborne 05.26.15: S-97 1st Flt, 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 3

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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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Mon, May 25, 2015

Klyde Morris (05.25.15)

Klyde Gets Positively ElectroMagnetic

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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