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Tue, May 03, 2016

Solar Impulse 2 Lands In Phoenix

Flight From Moffett Field Took Nearly 16 Hours

Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) – the solar airplane of Swiss pioneers Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg capable of flying day and night on solar energy – landed in Phoenix Goodyear Airport, Arizona, with André Borschberg at the controls, on May 2 at 2055 local time (UTC-7).

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Tue, May 03, 2016

Airborne 05.03.16: Solar Impulse 2, SpaceX v Mars, 5,000 Section 333 Exemptions

Also: Textron Drone, Aero-Calendar, Aviation Gateway Park, NASA And FAA, R22 Flashcards, MI Av Program, ArcaBoard

At the time we put this report together, the Solar Impulse 2 had said goodbye to the Silicon Valley and was headed for Phoenix Arizona. By the time you view our report, the aircraft is probably safe and sound at the Phoenix Goodyear Airport, and the crew is planning for the next leg of their flight as they cross the United States headed for New York. Piloted once again by Andre Borschberg, the solar impulse two continues its epic flight around the world that began in March 2015. SpaceX has said that its Red Dragon spacecraft combined with the Falcon Heavy Rocket can make it to Mars…and beyond. According to nasaspaceflight.com, which is not a NASA website, SpaceX has entered into an agreement with NASA for a Mars mission. It’s reported the spacecraft, known as the Red Dragon

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Tue, May 03, 2016

General Aviation Community Praises FAA Part 23 Rulemaking

Urges Rule Completion In 2016

On the eve of an FAA public hearing in College Park, Georgia on the Part 23 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), a coalition of general aviation leaders Monday applauded the FAA’s efforts to improve safety and make it easier to bring new products to market for the light general aviation sector, while strongly encouraging the agency to finish its work on the issue by the end of 2016.

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Tue, May 03, 2016

Echodyne Announces Development Of Airborne Detect And Avoid Radar For SUAS

New Radar Provides Avenue To Open The National Airspace System To Beyond Visual Line Of Sight UAS Operations

Echodyne Corp has announced the development of MESA-DAA, an Airborne Detect and Avoid (DAA) radar for small to medium-sized unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The small, lightweight, and low power DAA radar will operate at K-band and be capable of rapidly scanning a broad field of view in azimuth and elevation at ranges out to 3km.

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Tue, May 03, 2016

Brussels Reopens Airport Departure Hall

Officials Say Reopening Represents An Important Symbol For The Country

Brussels Airport has officially reopened its departures hall during a short reopening ceremony Sunday. Airport officials said in a news release that the reopening of the departures hall is an important symbol of the recovery of our country a mere 40 days after the 22 March attacks that hit the airport in its heart.

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Tue, May 03, 2016

Insitu Establishes Commercial Business Unit

Will Focus On The UAV Data Collection Market

Insitu has announced the formation of a new commercial business unit within its corporate structure. The commercial unit will leverage the company's twenty-plus years of experience in unmanned systems to deliver unprecedented value to the emerging unmanned commercial aerial data collection market.

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Tue, May 03, 2016

AeroSports Update: Protect Your Aircraft From Theft

Every Now And Again We Hear About Airplanes Being Taken Without The Owner’s Permission.

When an airplane is taken without the owner’s permission, or in the case of outright theft, the question is commonly raised as to the danger imposed by general aviation aircraft flying off small airports. It’s even been stated in past news reports that small airports have lots of airplanes that could be stolen and used in a nefarious manner.

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Tue, May 03, 2016

Extra EA-300 Down In Las Vegas, Two Fatally Injured

Weather Was Reportedly Stormy In Area Where Plane Went Down

An Extra EA-300 belonging to Sky Combat Ace went down Saturday near Las Vegas resulting in the fatal injury of the pilot and a passenger. Authorities are looking at the weather as a factor in the accident.

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Tue, May 03, 2016

NASA Talk Reveals Why Gulfstream Aircraft Is 'Fly Like A G6'

Angel Barboza To Present Tuesday At NASA Langley Research Center

On Tuesday, May 3, at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, Angel Barboza will present "The Success of the G650 and Its Influence on Future Gulfstream Aircraft" at 2 p.m. in the Pearl Young Theater.

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Tue, May 03, 2016

Four Receive Master Instructor Designation In April

National Accreditation Recognized By The FAA

Four instructors have renewed their Master Instructor designation in the month of April, while one was designated a "Master Emeritus".

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