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Fri, Sep 04, 2015

Airborne 09.04.15: FAA's Updated Model Guidance, WTC Base Jumper, Gordon Bennett

Also: WOW Conference, Hoover v FAA--Part II, National Safety Forum, Slovakian Bell 429, AAR Milestone, Record UAV Flight, Commercial UAV Operator's Balloon Ticket

The FAA has just published updated guidance on model aircraft operations that reflects current law governing hobby or recreational use of unmanned aircraft. Advisory Circular 91-57A replaces the previous guidance that was written in 1981 which did not reflect the rules Congress wrote into Section 336 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012. Among other things, the guidance stresses model aircraft operators must comply with all Temporary Flight Restrictions. A judge in Manhattan has sentenced 28-year-old Marko Markovich to 300 hours of community service for BASE jumping from One World Trade Center, which was still under construction at the time of the stunt. However, Justice Juan Merchan was clear in what he thought about Markovich

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Fri, Sep 04, 2015

Classic Aero-TV: Bob Hoover At AirVenture -- Getting a Little Help Along the Way

Aviation's Greatest Living Legend Talks About His Life In Aviation

ANN is pleased to offer you yet another snippet from the public conversations that took place with Bob Hoover at AirVenture 2011... where he was honored for a lifetime of aviation excellence. In this program, Bob continues his discussion about his life in aviation, in a segment entitled, 'Getting a Little Help Along the Way.' Ask any pilot who he (or she) thinks is the best he ever saw and depending on how long they've been in the business, the answers might surprise you... BUT, for anyone who had the grand opportunity to see much of the Golden Age of GA, its hard to forget the grace and professionalism exhibited by Robert A. "Bob" Hoover -- a man whom many have no hesitation calling the best they ever saw.

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Fri, Sep 04, 2015

Teamsters Pass On Vote On Republic Pilots' Contract

Carrier Could Face Bankruptcy As A Result Of The Move

Teamsters Local 357 will not take a vote on a contract proposal offered by Republic Airways Holdings, according to a statement released by the union.

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Fri, Sep 04, 2015

AUVSI Congratulates FAA's Newly Appointed UAS Executives

Pair Will Help Guide Integration Of UAS Into The National Air Space

The industry seems to think the FAA made good choices for the executives at the top of its UAV integration team. Brian Wynne, president and CEO of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), extended congratulations to Marke “Hoot” Gibson and Earl Lawrence on their appointments to positions at the FAA.

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Fri, Sep 04, 2015

Yuneec Adds GoPro Enabled Model To Typhoon Family

Aerial Imaging Solution For GoPro Enthusiasts

Yuneec has launched a new Typhoon model specifically targeted at GoPro users. The Typhoon G is the newest member of the Typhoon family designed to provide smooth and stable aerial footage for the crisp GoPro camera.

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Fri, Sep 04, 2015

Boeing, Jet2.Com Finalize Order For 27 Next Generation 737-800s

Airplanes Valued At $2.6 Billion At List Prices

Boeing and UK Leisure Airline Jet2.com have finalized an order for 27 Next Generation 737-800s, valued at approximately $2.6 billion at current list prices. Jet2.com currently operates an all-Boeing fleet of nearly 60 aircraft; however, this is the organization's first direct Boeing order.

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Fri, Sep 04, 2015

AeroSports Update: Cubs Vs Champs

In The Lee Bottom Flying Field Event Contest, Piper Cubs Win The First Round Of The Champs Vs Cubs Challenge

Lee Bottom Flying Field, an airport favored by grassroots aviators, will once again hold its fly-in in September. This time though there’s a special challenge. Within the usual event, will be a sub-event called CHAMPS VS CUBS.

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Fri, Sep 04, 2015

Northerly Island Park Set To Open In Chicago

Site Of The Former Meigs Field Transformed Into Parkland

It had been the site of the 1933-34 World's Fair, and then became a thriving airport. When the runways were bulldozed, in violation of various promises and covenants in the middle of the night in 2003, several airplanes were left stranded on the island that at the time was primarily known as Meigs field.

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Fri, Sep 04, 2015

Klyde Morris 09.04.15

At Least It's Quicker Than The Old Magnifying Glass Method, Klyde

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Fri, Sep 04, 2015

GAMA Commends FAA On Selection Of UAS Senior Execs

Bunce: 'FAA Could Not Have Picked Two Better Individuals'

GAMA is giving props to the FAA on its selection of two senior executives, Marke “Hoot” Gibson and Earl Lawrence, to lead the agency’s efforts to safely integrate Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) into the U.S. airspace system.

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