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Thu, Jul 02, 2015

First Flight: Bell 525 Relentless

World’s First Commercial Fly-By-Wire Helicopter Achieves Highly Anticipated Milestone

The new Bell 525 Relentless has achieved its first flight. Textron said in a news release that the maiden flight of the super-medium helicopter took place at the company’s aircraft assembly center in Amarillo, Texas.

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Thu, Jul 02, 2015

Airborne 07.01.15: Hexacopter Shot, E Hampton Airport, Eclipse 'Special Edition'

Also: Airport Discrimination, Jeff Skiles, EAA Chapters, NBAA's Quiet Guidelines, United Consolidates, Dreamliner Display, Iraqi General F-16 Loss

Whether it’s federal regulations, civil law, or just to neighbors they can’t get along, small multirotor drones are providing lawyers a new way to make a few bucks. Eric Joe was visiting his parent's home and flew his Hexacopter low and slow over what he says was private property and a shared county access road. Joe's neighbor had his son blast the $1,500 aircraft out of the sky with a 12-gauge shotgun ... and admitted it to Joe. The neighbor said he thought it was a "CIA surveillance device." A U.S. District Judge in New York has delivered a win-win ... or some might say a lose-lose ... decision on helicopter restrictions at East Hampton Airport. The judge said that the town of East Hampton could not impose a "one-flight-per-week" limit on h

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Thu, Jul 02, 2015

Aero-TV: Fixed Wing R/C Models-Horizon Hobby's Stunning Small A/C Capabilities

RC Aviation Offers Stunning Technologies and TRULY Exciting Flying Fun For Today's Model Aviators

While at eFest 2015, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, talks with a company known as Horizon Hobby to find out what’s going on in the rapidly changing world of remote control (RC) aircraft. In this interview, Jim talks with David Payne, the senior product developer of airplanes for Horizon Hobby, about the airplane facet of RC flying. Payne starts off by saying one of the most important achievements in recent years is the development of a technology referred to as “SAFE.”

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Thu, Jul 02, 2015

FAA: Washington DC Is A 'No Drone Zone'

Video Message Goes Out Prior To July 4th Festivities

One of the most spectacular UAV shots that hit the Internet last year was a video of fireworks captured using a quadcopter flying through the display. And while you may be able to capture similar images at your local July 4 celebration, don't try it at the National Mall in Washington, DC ... or pretty much anywhere else in the area.

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Thu, Jul 02, 2015

FAA Approves Houston Airport System Plans For Spaceport

Enables Ellington Airport To Be Designated A Launch Site For Reusable Launch Vehicles

The FAA has granted a Launch Site License to Houston Airport System (HAS) which enables Ellington Airport (KEFD) to establish itself as a launch site for Reusable Launch Vehicles (RLV), making it the 10th commercial spaceport in the United States.

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Thu, Jul 02, 2015

New Trig Stack Products To Be Unveiled At Oshkosh 2015

Slim Designs Save Valuable Panel Real Estate In Smaller Aircraft

Trig Avionics is unveiling its new avionic stack products for the first time at Oshkosh.

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Thu, Jul 02, 2015

FAA: Don’t Fly With Fireworks

Not In Your Carry-On, Not In Your Checked Baggage

If you’re flying this July 4th holiday, be sure to leave your fireworks at home. Most travelers probably don’t realize the risk that fireworks pose on an airplane. The FAA is reminding passengers that fireworks, including the smallest sparklers, are not permitted aboard airplanes in carry-on or checked baggage.

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Thu, Jul 02, 2015

AeroSports Update: FAA Launches GA Fly Safe Campaign

The FAA And General Aviation Groups Are Launching The Fly Safe National Safety Campaign To Educate The GA Community On How To Prevent Loss Of Control (LOC) Accidents

The FAA says that, “A Loss of Control accident involves an unintended departure of an aircraft from controlled flight. Loss of Control can happen because the aircraft enters a flight regime that is outside its normal flight envelope and may quickly develop into a stall or spin. It can introduce an element of surprise for the pilot.”  

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Thu, Jul 02, 2015

GAMA: U.S. Congress Needs To Act And Reauthorize The Export-Import Bank

Bunce Notes That 50 Percent Of Aircraft Manufactured In The U.S. Are Exported

U.S. lawmakers sadly missed an important opportunity to support America’s manufacturing sector by failing to act before the June 30 deadline to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank (Bank), General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) President and CEO Pete Bunce said Tuesday.

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Thu, Jul 02, 2015

Atlas Air Taking 747 Out Of Storage As Cargo Market Grows

Also Buying Two 767s For Cargo Conversions

With the air cargo market showing signs of life, Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings Inc. has brought a 747-400 freighter out of storage in the desert with plans to put the airplane back in service.

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