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Tue, Sep 01, 2015

Airborne 08.31.15: CAP 'Total Force' Upgrade, NBAA v User Fees, Airshow Loss

Also: Buzz Aldrin Space Institute, Drone Spots Shark, Texting Accident, SECAF At BellHeli, B4UFLY App, NTSB MidAir Prelim, ERAU Drones

Last week ANN’s Jim Campbell was fortunate to be at the CAP National Conference when it was announced that General Mark A. Welsh announced the official recognition of the Civil Air Patrol as the fourth member of the Air Force Total Force team. The official recognition reflects CAP’s key and continuing contributions to the Air Force mission working with the Active, Guard and Reserve components to provide the Air Force with a full spectrum of distinct and complementary capabilities. The NBAA is calling on its members to contact members of Congress during this recess with a message that they should oppose any FAA reauthorization bill that calls for privatized air traffic control funded by user fees. In an email to ANN, NBAA’s Chris Strong wrote, "This

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Tue, Sep 01, 2015

Aero-TV: Updating Your Attitude - BendixKing’s KI300 Solid State Electronic AI

Slowly But Surely, BendixKing Builds A Whole New Product Line

While at EAA AirVenture 2015, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, took some time to get an attitude check. He did this by stopping by the Bendix King display and talking with Justin Ryan, who is the president of BendixKing. The topic of their discussion was the new BendixKing KI 300 solid-state attitude indicator. Ryan explained that BendixKing has listened to its customers that wanted a better way to provide attitude reference for their BendixKing auto flight systems. The new KI 300 is designed to replace the mechanical gyro-driven KI 256 currently in use. Ryan points out that the KI 300 allows the aircraft owner to provide solid-state input to the autopilot and gain reliability over the vacuum driven instrument while saving the cost of going to a complete EFIS.

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Tue, Sep 01, 2015

FAA Updates NOTAMs For Obama Visit To Alaska

Multiple TFRs In Place Over The Next Several Days

The FAA has posted details for TFRs for President Obama's visit to Alaska this week. The NOTAMS cover the period from August 31- Sept. 2 at Anchorage, Dillingham, Kotzebue, and Seward in Alaska.

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Tue, Sep 01, 2015

Newport, VT Man Faces Federal Charges After Airplane Accident

Accused Of Falsifying Medical Form In Order To Keep Flying

On August 17, 2015, Luc Quirion, of Newport, Vermont, was charged via criminal complaint and arrested by DOT-OIG agents for making a false statement to the Federal Aviation Administration.

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Tue, Sep 01, 2015

Deliveries Of Citation Latitude Underway

Airplane Has Embarked On A 39-Airport U.S. Tour

Cessna Aircraft Company has completed the first deliveries of its newest midsize jet, the Cessna Citation Latitude, and launched a national tour to demonstrate the airplane.

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Tue, Sep 01, 2015

Sling 2 Arrives In Hawaii On Around-The-World Attempt

Flew From California To Honolulu In 21 Hours

A Sling 2 airplane built by The Airplane Factory in South Africa has completed the California-to-Hawaii leg of its circumnavigation attempt.

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Tue, Sep 01, 2015

AeroSports Update: Van’s RV-12 Reaches A Milestone

Van’s Aircraft Proves That People Are Interested In Amateur-Built Light Sport Aircraft

It’s hard to determine how many people are exercising sport pilot privileges while holding a higher level pilot certificate because the FAA only keeps track of actual new certificates issued. However, one way to get a feel for it is to look at the sales of kit-built airplanes designed to qualify as an LSA.

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Tue, Sep 01, 2015

Textron Delivers Pink King Air To Wheels Up

Airplane Will Help Raise Awareness For Breast Cancer

A Beech King Air 350i in colorful livery has been delivered by Textron to Wheels Up. The airplane is adorned in shades of pink to help raise awareness for breast cancer.

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Tue, Sep 01, 2015

Pilot Fatally Injured Rehearsing For Air Show

Plane Went Down Friday In Orange County, NY

A pilot practicing for the New York Air Show in New Windsor, NY was fatally injured Friday when the Giles G-202 aerobatic aircraft he was flying suffered a catastrophic in-flight failure and went down.

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Tue, Sep 01, 2015

CA Pilot Flying For Wounded Warriors Fatally Injured In Accident

Was Helping Launch Gliders When The Plane Went Down

A San Diego area test pilot was fatally injured Thursday when the PA-25 Pawnee he was flying went down in the desert north of Los Angeles, CA.

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