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Fri, Feb 24, 2017

Airborne 02.23.17: Sonaca 200, Yuneec H920 Plus, SpaceX Delays Mars Mission

Also: NextGen Blimps, AEA/HAI Coverage, L-39 Suit, Drone User Group, Red Arrows Pilot Inquest, 2nd T-50A, Steve Fossett Honored

Sonaca Aircraft is getting ready to start certification tests for the Sonaca 200, with the beginning of 2017 devoted to the assembly of the first two aircraft intended for the ground and flight tests of the single-engine two-seater. The first aircraft will be entirely dedicated to ground tests. A second plane will be used for the flight tests which are scheduled this April. Yuneec International has announced significant upgrades to its H920 airframe -- creating the H920 Plus and an improved ProAction handheld grip. The H920 Plus includes the ST16 Pro Ground Station, operating on an Android platform with an integrated transmitter, flight controls and large 7-inch display with a HD 720p video downlink. Users can also utilize video and image playback on the ST16 Pro and down

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Fri, Feb 24, 2017

Aero-TV: 'I Feel I Can Fly' - PLW Modelworks's Birdly IITSEC 2016 FlightSim Demo

A Truly Unique Flying Experience…

Most of us have dreamed of being able to fly like a bird. And while that’s not an option for most of us, unless you’re interested in a wingsuit, one company has devised a way to at least get close. At I/ITSEC 2016 in Orland, Florida, Tony Isaacs, VP of Development for PLW Model Works, told ANN CEO and Editor in Chief Jim Campbell that they have married high-resolution virtual reality with a fully-immersive simulation to allow you to “fly” over cities, like New York City, for a bird’s-eye view.

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Fri, Feb 24, 2017

NASA Finds Batch Of Earth-Size, Habitable-Zone Planets Around Single Star

Spitzer Space Telescope Shows Three Planets In Star's Habitable Zone

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. Three of these planets are firmly located in the habitable zone, the area around the parent star where a rocky planet is most likely to have liquid water.

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Fri, Feb 24, 2017

UPS Tests Residential Delivery Via Drone In Florida

UAV Launched From Atop Package Car

UPS has successfully tested a drone that launches from the top of a UPS package car, autonomously delivers a package to a home and then returns to the vehicle while the delivery driver continues along the route to make a separate delivery.

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Fri, Feb 24, 2017

Skydive Myrtle Beach Takes County Councilmen To Court

Company Owner Is Suing Individual Members Of The Council For Violating Constitutional Rights

The owner of Skydive Myrtle Beach is suing the members of the Horry County Council for alleged violations of his constitutional rights under the 14th Amendment.

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Fri, Feb 24, 2017

Piper Aircraft Announces 26 Percent Increase In Billings For 2016

Caldecott: Growth Driven By M600 Certification And Deliveries

Following the release Wednesday of GAMA's Annual Industry Review, Piper CEO and GAMA chairman Simon Caldecott announced that the company has experienced a 26.7% increase in aircraft billings for 2016.  

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Fri, Feb 24, 2017

Counting Down! ANN's Infamous April 1st Edition's Just Around The Corner!

Get Your Wacky Ideas In NOW!

ANN E-I-C Note: Folks... we gotta warn you... our Annual April 1st Editions are LEGENDARY -- and this WILL be our best April 1st Edition yet. Based on all the nonsense we've had to endure in 2016-2017 (which we are duty-bound to lampoon), we certainly have good reason for that... so if you have any ideas of your own as to how to heighten the insanity, this is your LAST CHANCE. I kid you not... as I look over all the stories we've already prepped, we are going to cause serious keyboard damage as people snort their soft drinks all over the place when they start reading this year's edition. This IS OUR BEST YET! As always... NO ONE IS SAFE. FMI: I Can't Believe You're Doing This Again!

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Fri, Feb 24, 2017

NASA Space Shuttle Commander Robert 'Hoot' Gibson To Speak At AMA Expo East

Event To Be Held In Secaucus, NJ Feb 24-25

Five time NASA space shuttle commander and AMA Life Member Robert “Hoot” Gibson will share his aviation story at the upcoming AMA Expo East, presented by Ready Made RC, at the Meadowlands Convention Center in Secaucus, New Jersey February 24 – 26. The three-day event is hosted by the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA).

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Fri, Feb 24, 2017

Klyde Morris 02.24.17

What, Klyde, You Thought There Was No Bureaucracy On The Interwebs?

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Fri, Feb 24, 2017

Daher Salutes The Service Entry Of Asia’s First TBM 930 Very Fast Turboprop

New Owner Upgrades From A TBM 850

Daher has announced the service entry of the initial TBM 930 based in Asia. It was delivered in December to Anutin Charnvirakul, who previously owned a TBM 850 version of Daher’s very fast turboprop aircraft family.

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