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Mon, Mar 30, 2015

For Real! HondaJet Receives Provisional TC From FAA

Next Big Step Taken In Honda's Plans For The Business Aviation Market

The HondaJet has received provisional type certification (PTC) from the FAA. This achievement indicates the FAA's approval of the HondaJet design based on certification testing, design reviews, and analyses completed to date. "Provisional type certification for the HondaJet is a tremendous milestone for the program, and we are pleased to reach this significant step toward customer deliveries and entry into service," said Honda Aircraft Company President and CEO Michimasa Fujino.

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Mon, Mar 30, 2015

Aero-TV: Aerovate Innovates – A Passive Variable Pitch Prop

Aerovate's Kondor Shows Off A Unique Prop Technology

While at the 2014 Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) convention, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell came across something called a “passive variable pitch propeller.” Andrew Kondor, the president of Aerovate, Inc. accepted the task of explaining to Jim what it’s all about. He said it’s a propeller that changes pitch without the use of electronics or hydraulics. You’ll have to watch the video to get the full story, but Kondor explained it senses the load on the engine to make the adjustments in the propeller. The entire adjustment mechanism is part of the hub and when the prop is bolted to the aircraft it just starts to work... Sounds like black magic.

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Mon, Mar 30, 2015

AeroSports Update: Aerobatic Powerhouse Julie Clark To Be At Sun ‘N Fun

Even The Best Airshow Performers In The World Need Sponsorships, And Julie Clark Has Just Announced She Will Be Sponsored By Tempest And Electroair At Sun-N-Fun 2015

Julie Clark Air Shows features Julie flying her beautifully restored and polished T-34 in a graceful and powerful aerial ballet as a patriotic tribute to our veterans and current troops working to keep our freedom intact. Julie’s serenade in “Red, White and Blue” is flown and choreographed to Lee Greenwood’s famous song “God Bless the USA”. Clark will perform during the Warbird Show at Sun-n-Fun on April 22.

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Mon, Mar 30, 2015

Klyde Morris (03.30.15)

Klyde's Got Worries... Lots Of Them

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Mon, Mar 30, 2015

B-52 Stratofortress On Display At EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015

First Time Massive Boeing Bomber Will Be On The Ground Display During Fly-In

The Boeing B-52H Stratofortress bomber, which for more than 50 years has been the backbone of the U.S. Air Force bomber fleet, will be a prime attraction at this year’s EAA AirVenture Oshkosh fly-in. The 63rd annual Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) convention, which annually draws 10,000 airplanes and total attendance of 500,000, is July 20-26 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.

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Mon, Mar 30, 2015

Record Setting Pilot To Speak At Oklahoma State University Banquet

Matt Guthmiller, The Youngest Person To Solo Circumnavigate By Air, Will Join The OSU Flying Aggies This Weekend For Their Annual Banquet

Matt Guthmiller, a 20-year-old sophomore at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, flew into the record books this past summer when he set the Guinness World Record for the youngest person to fly solo around the world. During his forty-four-and-a-half-day journey, which began in San Diego, Guthmiller spent 180 hours in a single-engine 1981 Beechcraft Bonanza, covering more than 30,000 miles while stopping in 23 cities in 15 countries on 5 continents.

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Mon, Mar 30, 2015

Bell Helicopter Exhibits V-280 Tiltrotor Mockup At Army Aviation Summit

Full-Size Model Will Be Shown In Attack And Utility Configurations

Bell Helicopter will display its full-size mockup of the Bell V-280 Valor next generation tiltrotor aircraft at the 2015 Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit in Nashville, TN March 29 – April 1.

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Mon, Mar 30, 2015

Kepler Team Awarded Smithsonian's National Air And Space Museum Trophy

Ball Aerospace Achievement On Planet Hunting Mission Receives Top Honors For Aerospace Science And Technology

Established in 1985, the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum presents its annual trophy to recognize both past and present achievements involving the management or execution of a scientific or technological project, a distinguished career of service in air and space technology, or a significant contribution in chronicling the history of air and space technology.

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Mon, Mar 30, 2015

Lightspeed Adds Expanded Bluetooth Capability To Sierra Headset

Entire Line Now Bluetooth Compatible

Lightspeed Aviation has added Bluetooth audio capability to their entry level Sierra headset, making the entire Lightspeed line of aviation headsets fully compatible with Bluetooth cell phone, music, and audio alerts from aviation apps installed on Bluetooth-capable devices.

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Mon, Mar 30, 2015

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.30.15): Kuiper Belt

Kuiper Belt A region in our outer solar system where many "short-period" comets originate. The orbits of short-period comets are less than 200 years. This region begins near Neptune’s orbit at 30 astronomical units (AU) and extends to about 50 AU away from the Sun. An astronomical unit is the average distance between Earth and the Sun. The Kuiper Belt may have as many as 100 million comets.

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