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Thu, May 28, 2015

ANNouncement: Now Accepting Applications For Oshkosh 2015 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 THE year to throw in with ANN to cover the extraordinary event that is OSHKOSH. We have something up our sleeves -- actually TWO big somethings -- and 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 folks we can find and are planning to do so ASAP. You've been warned (grin)....

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Thu, May 28, 2015

NTSB Safety Alert Urges Pilots To ‘See And Be Seen’ In The Air

Board Reminds Pilots To Take Care Of The Basics

The NTSB has issued a Safety Alert urging pilots to vigilantly look out for other aircraft and to make their own presence known.

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Thu, May 28, 2015

WAI Receives $10,000 Grant From The UPS Foundation

Funds To Be Used For September 26 International Girls In Aviation Day

Women in Aviation, International has received a $10,000 grant from The UPS Foundation, which drives global corporate citizenship and philanthropic programs for UPS.

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Thu, May 28, 2015

AeroSports Update: LadiesLoveTaildraggers Fly-in Canceled

Bad Weather Hammers Sulfur Springs Texas Airport And The Ladies Who Love Taildraggers Shut Down Their May 29-31 Fly-in

Just in case you haven’t been watching the news, the Midwest southern states have been hammered by storms and inundated with rain. The good news is, the drought is over. The bad news for the LadiesLoveTaildraggers Fly-in is that their destination airport did not fare well in the bad weather.

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Thu, May 28, 2015

FAA SAFO Covers Transponder Use On Airport Movement Areas

Should Be In Altitude Reporting Mode At All Airports

A new FAA Safety Alert For Operators (SAFO) advises all operators and pilots of the need to ensure that transponders are in the altitude reporting mode whenever their aircraft is on an airport movement area at all airports.

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Thu, May 28, 2015

NASA Sets New Window For Supersonic Vehicle Test

Launch Will Be No Earlier Than June 2

The second flight test of NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) now will launch no earlier than 12:30 p.m. EDT (7:30 a.m. HST) Tuesday, June 2, from the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) on Kauai, Hawaii.

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Thu, May 28, 2015

Rafters Discover Airplane Wreckage In The Grand Canyon

Possible Human Remains Found With The Aircraft, Which May Be One Missing Since 2011

River rafters searching a long-abandoned mining site in the Grand Canyon for old mining equipment came across something much more recent ... the wreckage of a red airplane containing what appear to be human remains.

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Thu, May 28, 2015

Airborne 05.27.15: Did Boeing Over-Promise?, Anti-KSMO Chicanery, Jimmy Stewart

Also: FAA Hiring Astray?, Comparison Shopping LSAs, Philippines Flying Limitations, Asteroid Redirect, Wings Of Mercy, Student Launch Challenge, Alaska Air

In 2013, the State of Washington gave Boeing a package of tax breaks totaling $8.7 billion through 2040. In return, the state apparently ‘assumed’ that the planemaker would continue to create and provide jobs in the state. Boeing announcing last year that the company would assemble the 777X airplane in the Puget Sound region. In all, Boeing employs about 79,000 in the Puget Sound, which is about half its total workforce. A NIMBY group describing itself as a "Growing network including thousands of people from our local community," has put up a website in an effort to get involved in "Shaping the future use of the Santa Monica Airport Land to better the lives of our entire community and future generations." You can bet that future does

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Thu, May 28, 2015

Aero-TV: The Mobile Perspective - iFlightPlanner On The iPad

An Up and Coming Flight Planning Tool Continues To Gain In Popularity, Part 2

Andy Matthews, the cofounder and Director of Business Development for iFlightPlanner spends some time to explain how the flight planning function of this app works. In this video, Matthews goes through the core flight planning sets which include routing, receiving an approved weather briefing, computation of the weight and balance, and then filing an FAA flight plan.

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Thu, May 28, 2015

Sierra Nevada Corporation Collaborates On Regional Jet Aircraft In Turkey

Powerful Global Partnership Brings Unique Technology To The Aviation World

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between Sierra Nevada Corporation and the Turkish Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs & Communications to meet the need of producing the country’s first regional jet as part of its Regional Aircraft Project (“Project”).

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