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Tue, Dec 11, 2018

Airborne 12.10.18: 'Pecos Bill' Accident, Astronaut Nick Hague, SpaceX Update

Also: Champion Aerospace Recall, EAA’s Post-Secondary Scholarships, Ryanair Pilot Training, Universal Avionics

The NTSB has released its preliminary report from the accident involving the P-51D Pecos Bill on November 17. The accident fatally injured the pilot, 73-year-old Cowden Ward, Jr. and his passenger, WWII veteran Vincent Losada of San Antonio, TX, 93. The airplane impacted an apartment parking lot near Fredericksburg, Texas, following maneuvers. The airplane was destroyed during the impact. NASA astronaut Nick Hague, who was forced to abort his recent mission to the International Space Station, is scheduled to launch again Feb. 28, 2019, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Hague will launch with Alexey Ovchinin of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, who was his commander and crewmate on the aborted mission in October, and NASA astronaut Christina Hammock Koch aboard the Russia

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Tue, Dec 11, 2018

AMA Drone Report 12.06.18: No Drone Zone Nonsense, FAA's 'Buzzy', Airport Probs

Also: FAA Exec Appointment, Drone Use Standards, Censys BVLOS, Woolsey Fire Recovery Drones

OK... it’s getting a little out of control... Signs have been popping up saying drone flights are prohibited on trails and in parks in and around Sedona, AZ, but there is apparently no way for anyone to enforce the "No Drone Zones". The signs say drone flights are prohibited within five miles of an airport, and refers potential drone users either to the airport authority or the US Forest Service. The airport website has a link to "Report" drone flights, which are referred on to Deborah Abingdon, Sedona’s airport manager. But the FAA says that airport operators cannot ban drones, according to FAA regional spokesman Ian Gregor. Getting a drone for the holidays? The FAA's “Buzzy the Drone” will help you learn the do’s and don'ts of being a responsible drone operator and flying you

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Tue, Dec 11, 2018

Boeing Launches Longest-Range Business Jet Ever ... The BBJ 777X

Also Announces New Order For Its Best-Selling BBJ MAX

Boeing Business Jets is launching the BBJ 777X, a new Boeing Business Jet model that can fly more than halfway around the world without stopping, farther than any business jet ever built.

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Tue, Dec 11, 2018

NATA Recognizes FAA Efforts to Combat Illegal Charter

Organization Launched An Illegal Charter Task Force Earlier This Year

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) and its Illegal Charter Task Force (ICTF) welcomed news from the FAA that it is continuing its crackdown on those who conduct illegal for-hire charter operations. Last week, an FAA press release announced a proposed $624,000 penalty against a California company for allegedly conducting illegal passenger-carrying flights.

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Tue, Dec 11, 2018

FAA Announces Super Bowl LIII Flight Requirements For GA Pilots

Full TFR Text And Graphics To Be Posted Next Month

General Aviation pilots who want to fly around Atlanta between Jan. 29 and Feb. 5, 2019, will want to check out the FAA’s Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) for air traffic procedures for the area. Super Bowl LIII is Sunday, Feb. 3, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Game time will be at 6:30 p.m. EST.

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Tue, Dec 11, 2018

Second Tecnam P2012 'Traveller' Assembly Completed

Will Be The 'Conforming Production Aircraft' For FAA, EASA Certification

Tecnam has finished assembly of the second P2012 Traveller aircraft. The arrival into service of the next-generation 11 seat P2012 Traveller is highly anticipated by airlines who have been demanding a replacement for the many hundreds of ‘heritage’ aeroplanes in the FAR23/CS23 category currently in service around the world.

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Tue, Dec 11, 2018

uAvionix Receives Patent For skyBeacon/tailBeacon Transponder Interface

Will Be Issued Later This Week By The USPTO

uAvionix has received notice from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) that its Patent application for “Aircraft Navigation Light ADS-B Radio” including the “Power Transcoder” has been accepted by the USPTO and will issue as Patent 10,156,627 on December 18, 2018.

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Tue, Dec 11, 2018

Airborne-Unmanned 12.04.18: GA-ASI Ground Control, Skeye Acquired, Censys Tech

Also: FAA Exec Appointment, InstantEye Mk-3, XLCargoDrones Center, ALTI UAS Enhanced VTOL UAV

A “Certifiable” (STANAG 4671-compliant) Ground Control Station (C-GCS) from GA-ASI was used for the first time in October to fly a Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA). The flight originated from Yuma, Arizona and flew GA-ASI’s MQ-9B SkyGuardian RPA. Aircraft flight critical functions were tested successfully, including hold modes, landing gear, flap operation, and “hand flying” of the aircraft. Linden Blue, CEO, GA-ASI, noted that, “We continue on a path towards integrating RPA into non-segregated national and international airspace, where they can fly safely alongside commercial aircraft. To achieve that goal, we are producing STANAG-compliant Ground Control Stations in addition to STANAG-compliant SkyGuardian aircraft.” Japan-based Terra Drone has acquired a majorit

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Tue, Dec 11, 2018

Aero-Help Wanted: ANN REALLY Needs A Sales Pro

ANN/Airborne/Aero-TV Marketing Department Needs Part or Full Time Personnel

E-I-C Note: For some reason, finding really motivated/honest/professional sales help has been a tough gig. And that need is greater now than ever. As a media partner to two of the most pivotal players in the drone arena... and new programs, on the way, devoted to women working and playing in the aviation and aerospace community, as well as avionics and other major aero-interests, coming soon -- NOW is the time to get this part of our business properly staffed. That's not all... what about all the other aspects of aviation and aerospace? Well... we have most of those covered -- or about to be covered. That's right; there's more... with nearly a dozen such agreements either done or in the works... and MASSIVE upgrades to the Airborne Unlimited program itself. So -- it's time to ramp up some efforts here -- sales, in particular -- and we need exceptional personnel, for the job. If you'd like to help chart th

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Tue, Dec 11, 2018

New Target Date For SpaceX Demo-1

New Launch Date Is January 17

NASA and SpaceX have agreed to move the target launch date of the uncrewed Demo-1 flight test to the International Space Station. SpaceX coordinated with the Eastern Range for a launch on Thursday, Jan 17. This adjustment allows the return of the Dragon spacecraft from the company’s 16th commercial resupply services mission.

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