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Fri, Apr 26, 2019

Airborne 04.24.19: Northrop N-9M Down, Paid Flt Training, AF Pilot Shortage

Also: Hartzell Beech 1900 Props, Rafale Ejection, Kissimmee Gateway Airport, FlightSafety

Tragedy has struck the warbird community as the last remaining Northrop N-9M, restored and flown by the Planes of Fame Museum, was lost in an accident in Norco, CA. The aircraft appears to have impacted, after witness reports of some kind of power outage, in a nearby prison yard, where the debris and fire damage seems to have all but consumed the aircraft. The pilot did not not survive. The single seat, twin-engine, Northrop N-9M was built as something of a development platform for Northrop's flying wing ambitions... The aircraft was used to research and define the aerodynamics for what would come later -- the Northrop XB-35 and YB-35 flying wing long-range, heavy bombers, which boasted massive 172' wingspans. The N-9M was first flown in 1942. Becoming a professional pilot has always been costly. But... Alask

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Fri, Apr 26, 2019

Airborne 04.01.19: ANN's Infamous April 1st Episode! Drone Skeet, ADS-B Boots...

Also: AOPA Hacking EAA Drone Show?, Campbell Joins SnF Board, Jet Teams Go Retro, Methane-Power,

YUP... its THAT time of year again! This is ANN's infamous April First Episode... strap in, and get ready to be fooled, bamboozled and led astray! Drone Skeet has been selected as a demonstration sport for the 2028 Summer Olympics, which will be held in Los Angeles, CA. Teams will consist of shooters and pilots competing in timed rounds. Each team will have 5 minutes to shoot down as many of the opposing team's drones as it can, then they will switch sides and the other team will have an opportunity to shoot. At the end of 6 rounds, the team which has downed the most drones will be declared the winner. Partial credit will be awarded for drones that are damaged but can still fly. SpaceX engineers are scrambling to resolve a possible orbital conflict 500 miles above the surface of Mars. W

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Fri, Apr 26, 2019

Airborne-Unmanned 04.23.19: AUVSI Comments, Parrot ANAFI Thermal, Rega Drone

Also: MetaVista World Record, Family Drone Festival, Drone Workforce Solutions, Intelligent Energy

AUVSI says the FAA's proposed rules for operating sUAS over people and for safe and secure small UAS operations are too restrictive and do not consider the safety or societal benefits of the technology. In comments submitted to the FAA, AUVSI also urges the agency to adopt rules for flying UAS at night and requiring the use of remote identification. “The FAA has taken a prescriptive approach to these two proposed regulations, which are overly conservative and too restrictive,” said Brian Wynne, president and CEO of AUVSI. “Existing data and emerging UAS capabilities and applications should instead guide rulemaking and help advance the commercial use of unmanned systems.” Parrot has launched ANAFI Thermal: a new drone capable of capturing both live and recorded 4K HD video and

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Fri, Apr 26, 2019

AMA Drone Report 04.25.19: Google/Wing Cert, World Record FLT, Sheriff Rescue

Also: Miracle Flights, Drone Workforce Solutions, AMA Friends Of The Foundation, XPONENTIAL 2019

The FAA has awarded the first air carrier certification to a drone delivery company, Google’s Wing Aviation. The certification paved the way for Wing Aviation to begin commercial package delivery in Blacksburg, VA. Wing partnered with the Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership and Virginia Tech, as one of the participants in the Transportation Department’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot Program. Wing demonstrated that its operations met the FAA’s rigorous safety requirements to qualify for an air carrier certificate. This is based on extensive data and documentation, as well as thousands of safe flights conducted in Australia over the past several years. A flight time of 12 hours, 7 minutes and 5 seconds was officially recorded by South Korean company MetaVista as it successfu

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Fri, Apr 26, 2019

Boeing Takes Hit To Profits From 737 MAX Issues

Planemaker Says It Does Not Yet Know The Full Impact Of The Grounding

Boeing reported first-quarter revenue of $22.9 billion, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) earnings per share of $3.75 and core earnings per share (non-GAAP) of $3.16, reflecting lower 737 deliveries partially offset by higher defense and services volume. Boeing generated operating cash flow of $2.8 billion and paid $1.2 billion of dividends.

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Fri, Apr 26, 2019

Wreckage Recovered From January 29 Accident In Alaska

Guardian Flight Beech King Air 200 Went Down In The Water Off Kake

The wreckage of a medevac plane that went down off the coast of Alaska near Kake on January 29th has been recovered, allowing the NTSB to begin its investigation into the accident.

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Fri, Apr 26, 2019

UK Team Trials New Ultra-Endurance Air Vehicle

Aircraft Employs Variable-Buoyancy Propulsion

A group of U.K. experts has successfully flown the first ever large-scale aircraft powered by variable-buoyancy propulsion. The Phoenix is designed to repeatedly transition from being lighter than air to being heavier than air so thrust is generated to propel the craft forward.

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Fri, Apr 26, 2019

ANNouncement: Now Accepting Applications For Oshkosh 2019 Stringers!!!

An Amazing Experience Awaits The Chosen Few...

E-I-C Note: There's very little we can say yet, but there is a reason why this may be a TRULY exciting year to throw in with ANN to cover the extraordinary event that is OSHKOSH. Like in years past, we have something up our sleeves -- actually SEVERAL big somethings -- BUT, this year, they could be some of the biggest upgrades/surprises we've pulled off yet -- so we're going to be changing quite a few things about how we cover Oshkosh, as a result. IF YOU want to be a part of this unique adventure, speak up NOW, rather than later, because we're going to looking for the best volunteer folks we can find and are planning to do so ASAP. You've been warned (grin)....

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Fri, Apr 26, 2019

Lee Lauderback Reaches 10,000 In The P-51 Mustang

Thought To Be The Only Person Ever To Achieve That Milestone

Stallion 51 founder and chief pilot Lee Lauderback has reached a significant milestone in his aviation career, racking up 10,000 hours in the P-51 Mustang. Lauderback is thought to be the only person in history to reach that mark in the airplane.

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Fri, Apr 26, 2019

Interest Grows In Northwest UAV’s NW-88 Multi Fuel UAV Engine

Endurance And Reliability Test Runs Showing 'Impressive' Results

Northwest UAV’s NW-88 heavy fuel twin-cylinder UAV engine continues to complete successful test runs … and the numbers are impressive. As interest in the engine grows, Northwest UAV looks forward to seeing the NW-88 in the skies later this year.

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