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Fri, Oct 31, 2014

SpaceShipTwo Suffers An 'In Flight Anomaly'

Two Pilots On Board, Witnesses Report Seeing One Parachute

Virgin Galactic says that SpaceShipTwo suffered a serious 'in flight anomaly' during a test flight Friday.

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Fri, Oct 31, 2014

Airborne 10.29.14: Antares Launch Failure, GAMA Responds, Another 'Roadable'???

Also: Dragon Returns, Quadcopter Flown At Airliner?, Classic Aero-TV: Redhawk, Diesel Flt School Airplanes, WWII Bomber Found

The unmanned Antares rocket built by Orbital Science Corporation lifted off from the Wallops Flight Facility at 6:22 PM last night. Shortly after liftoff the rocket exploded resulting in the loss of the Cygnus cargo ship it was carrying to the International Space Station. USA Today has once again printed a story by Thomas Frank regarding the dangers of general aviation. This time he focused on post-crash fires, and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association has responded. GAMA President and CEO Pete Bunce issued an 800 word statement about USA Today’s sensationalistic article. An ATR72 on approach to Southend Airport near London came within 80 feet of colliding with a UAV, according to a report from the U.K.'s Airprox Board. The Airprox Board investigates reports of potential in-flight collisions. All this... and

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Fri, Oct 31, 2014

Classic Aero-TV: ‘Have it Your Way!’ – The SPA Panther

A New Single-Seat SportPlane Shows Great Potential For Serious Fun

While at the Sport Aviation Expo 2014, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell stopped by to talk with Dan Weseman, the president of Sport Performance Aviation. Sitting on display was their snappy looking single place light sport airplane that seems to be cut from a different cloth than most other LSA’s on display. Called the Panther, the airplane is being produced only in a kit version at this time. It is designed for someone to certify as an experimental amateur built airplane that complies with the LSA definition.

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Fri, Oct 31, 2014

Wallops Completes Initial Assessment After Orbital Mishap

Transporter Erector Launcher, Lightning Suppressors Badly Damaged By The Accident

The Wallops Incident Response Team has completed an initial assessment of Wallops Island, Virginia, following the catastrophic failure of Orbital Science Corp.’s Antares rocket shortly after liftoff at 6:22 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Oct. 28, from Pad 0A of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

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Fri, Oct 31, 2014

AeroMobil 3.0 Unveiled At Vienna Pioneer Festival In Austria

Roadable Aircraft Said To Be 'Ready For Production'

The AeroMobil 3.0 prototype of a roadable aircraft was shown publicly for the first time at the Vienna Pioneers Festival in Austria on Wednesday.

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Fri, Oct 31, 2014

Pilot Fatally Injured In MK-58 Accident

Privately-Owned Military Trainer Went Down On Approach To Port Hueneme, CA

The pilot of a privately-owned MK-58 military training jet was fatally injured Wednesday when the airplane went down on approach to Port Hueneme Naval Base in southern California.

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Fri, Oct 31, 2014

FAA Issues Emergency AD For EC130T2 Helicopters

Cracks Discovered On Main Gearbox Oil Hoppers In Several Aircraft

The FAA has issued an Emergency AD (EAD 2014-22-51) for Airbus Helicopters (formerly Eurocopter France) Model EC130T2 helicopters.

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Fri, Oct 31, 2014

'Grim Reapers' Introduce NAS Oceana To F-35C

First Landing At Master Jet Base Occurred October 28

The "Grim Reapers" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 101 returned to Naval Air Station Oceana Oct. 28, bringing with them the future of Naval Aviation.

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Fri, Oct 31, 2014

AeroSports Update: Quicksilver to Deliver A Sport 2se To A Special Customer

Injured U.S. Soldier Gains A New Lease On Life … In The Air

“I met Jimmy Aguila recently. He called me to say he wanted a Quicksilver Sport 2SE SLSA,” said Quicksilver Aeronautics President and CEO, Will Escutia. “Every day I come to work and face the problems and challenges of running a business. However Jimmy’s story adds proper perspective to life. Jimmy’s story captured my attention and I feel humbled.”

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Fri, Oct 31, 2014

Klyde Morris 10.31.14

Klyde Reveals What Is Truly An Emergency At CNN

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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