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Fri, Aug 17, 2018

NTSB Releases Probable Cause Report From 2016 Air Show Fatal Accident

Cites Pilot Error During Low-Level Maneuver

The NTSB has released its probable cause report from an accident which occurred August 27, 2016 that fatally injured airshow performer Marcus Paine during the Cascades Airshow in Madras in Oregon.

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Fri, Aug 17, 2018

Long Wing Europa Receives Approval From The UK LAA

MTOM Increased To 1,370 Pounds

The U.K. Light Aircraft Association (UK LAA) has issued an approval for an increase in the Maximum Take Off Mass (Weight) for the Long Wing variant of the Europa XS, formerly referred to as the Motorglider. The MTOM has been increased to 1,370 pounds.

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Fri, Aug 17, 2018

Kansas Leads The Nation With UAS Flight

Completes State's First BVLOS Flight Under FAA IPP Program

The first beyond the line of sight Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) flight in Kansas was flown on Monday north of the town of Gypsum in a joint effort by the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) and more than 30 university and corporate partners. This was also the second flight in the nation to take place under the U.S. DOT’s UAS Integration Pilot Program (IPP).

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Fri, Aug 17, 2018

Klyde Morris 08.17.18

'Judge A Man By His Questions, Rather Than His Answers'. Voltaire

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Fri, Aug 17, 2018

Record-Setting Aviator To Christen Newest Goodyear Blimp - Wingfoot Three

Shaesta Waiz Joins Aviation Pioneers Amelia Earhart And Sally Ride As Christener

Shaesta Waiz, the youngest woman to fly solo around the world in a single-engine aircraft, will christen Wingfoot Three, the newest addition to its fleet of world-famous Goodyear blimps. The ceremony will be held on Aug. 30 at 2 p.m. ET at Goodyear's Wingfoot Lake Hangar which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.

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Fri, Aug 17, 2018

Boeing's Top 737 Exec Retiring After 30 Years

Will Be Replaced By Eric Lindblad, 777X VP

Scott Campbell is planning to retire from Boeing after 30 years with the company. Campbell is the program and site manager for the Renton factory where the company manufactures its workhorse 737 airliner.

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Fri, Aug 17, 2018

Airborne 08.17.18: Best SportPlanes, FAA Killing HIWAS?, New Blue Angel Planes

Also: CTS First PW2000, Hypersonic Weapon Contract, Nat'l Airspace System Book, Alaska Accident

In light of the increasing use of questionable marketing and some deceptive tactics by companies like Icon Aircraft and Cirrus, ANN has attempted to cut through the fog and list companies and aircraft we feel comfortable in recommending to our readers and viewers. This year, we’re pleased to report a solid and growing list of great planes and companies that deserve your consideration, and that we’re also attempting to ease your chores by adding an ‘Integrity rating” to our evaluation process to indicate the confidence we have in the data and companies we evaluate. The FAA is requesting public comment on the agency's proposal to discontinue the Hazardous Inflight Weather Advisory Service (HIWAS). According to the Federal Register, Hazardous Inflight Weather Advisory Service (HIWAS) is a continuous broadcast of weather advisories over a limited nationwide net

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Fri, Aug 17, 2018

Airborne 08.15.18: Bell 525 Milestone, Parker Solar Probe, NIMBY Nonsense

Also: Aerion Supersonic, Hartsfield-Jackson Airport, Australia GA Maintenance, Flight Training Legislation

The Bell 525 Relentless program is closing in on an anticipated 2019 certification, as yet another milestone was completed as part of a series of rigorous test protocols. The Bell 525 program recently completed hot weather testing in Yuma, Arizona at temperatures up to 120 degrees Fahrenheit as well as high altitude operations to density altitudes of 14,000 feet. “We successfully completed hot weather testing last week in yuma, arizona,” said Troy Caudill, Chief Test Pilot, Bell 525 Program. “The aircraft performed very well and we are gathering test data for certification.” NASA’s Parker Solar Probe launched Sunday to begin its journey to the Sun. The spacecraft will transmit its first science observations in December. Roughly the size of a small car, the spacec

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Fri, Aug 17, 2018

Bell 525 Completes Hot Weather Testing

Flown In Temperatures As High As 120 Degrees Fahrenheit

The Bell 525 program recently completed hot weather testing in Yuma, Arizona at temperatures up to 120 degrees Fahrenheit as well as high altitude operations to density altitudes of 14,000 feet.

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Fri, Aug 17, 2018

NASA Administrator Bridenstine Attends RS-25 Engine Test At NASA Stennis

Four RS-25 Engines Will Power NASA’s Space Launch System

With NASA Administrator James “Jim” Bridenstine in attendance, Aerojet Rocketdyne marked a significant milestone in efforts to reduce costs on the RS-25 engine that powers NASA’s new rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS), today at NASA’s Stennis Space Center.

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