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Tue, Aug 23, 2016

Airborne 08.23.16: Santa Monica Fights On, ISS Readies, ICAO Flight Plans

Also: ANN Is Hiring!, Aero-Calendar, UAV v Helo, AIA Briefs Clinton, First LM-100J, Teamsters, Smalltrack 

A resolution has been considered by the Santa Monica City Council would make it a policy of the city to close the airport to aviation uses "as soon as legally permitted", with a goal of ending aviation operations there by 2018. The resolution is a complex document that reviews the past history of the airport and the original purpose of the land upon which the airport resides. It refers to an original commitment to the FAA to maintain the airport in operation for 30 years as a result of federal money infused into the airport. According to the City Council math, that commitment to support the airport ends in 2018. Last Friday, space station Expedition 48 Commander, Jeff Williams, and, Flight Engineer Kate Rubins, concluded their 6-hour spacewalk to install the first of two

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Tue, Aug 23, 2016

Aero-TV: High-Performance Hartzell - The AirVenture 2016 Update

Hartzell’s Joe Brown Says, “If They Want Us, We’ve Got To Be There”…

While at EAA AirVenture 2016, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, sat down with Joe Brown, the President of Hartzell Propeller. The results of Jim’s interview is a fascinating insight to how Hartzell designs the propellers and creates new technology that most of us take for granted. Jim starts out by finding out what Hartzell has done that is new. The list is long as Brown rattles off new designs that they had created for various types of airplanes.

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Tue, Aug 23, 2016

Santa Monica Considers Resolution For Airport Closure

Has A Goal Of Closing The Field By 2018

A resolution considered Monday night by the Santa Monica City Council would make it a policy of the city to close the airport to aviation uses "as soon as legally permitted", with a goal of ending aviation operations there by 2018.

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Tue, Aug 23, 2016

New 'Front Door' Installed Aboard ISS

Spacewalkers Prepare For Commercial Crew Dockings Next Year

In a 58-minute spacewalk last week, Expedition 48 Commander Jeff Williams and Flight Engineer Kate Rubins successfully installed the first of two international docking adapters (IDAs).

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Tue, Aug 23, 2016

U.S., Mexico Aviation Agreement Enters Into Force

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, Secretary Of State John Kerry Issue Joint Statement

The heads of the State and Transportation Departments have issued a joint statement on the "entry into force" of an air transportation agreement signed between the U.S. and Mexico in December of last year.

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Tue, Aug 23, 2016

Narita Control Tower Closed By Typhoon Winds

Controllers Abandoned The Tower At Narita International Airport Monday For An Hour

The control tower at Narita International Airport was closed for about an hour Monday as winds from Typhoon Mindulle reached about 78 miles per hour at the airport.

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Tue, Aug 23, 2016

AeroSports Update: A Pilot Certificate May Not Equal 'Legal To Fly'

Recent Experience May Also Determine If You Are Legal To Fly Or Carry Passengers

Airline and military pilots have a built-in system that keeps them current. By current we mean they meet certain flying requirements to be legal to act in their pilot-in-command (PIC) capacity and be able to carry passengers. With the general aviation pilots, it’s up to the individual pilot to maintain the requirements for recent experience.

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Tue, Aug 23, 2016

Public Gets Peek At Northrop Grumman's T-X Trainer

Aircraft Conducted High-Speed Taxi Tests At Mojave Last Week

A few images of Northrop Grumman's offering to replace the primary trainer for the Air Force have appeared on the Internet as the plane conducted high-speed taxi tests last week at Mojave Airport in California.

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Tue, Aug 23, 2016

Piper Receives EASA Approval of M500

Clears The Way For Entry Into Service On The European Registry

EASA has certified Piper's M500, clearing the way for the aircraft to enter into service on the European registry.

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Tue, Aug 23, 2016

NTSB Issues Preliminary Report In Skydiving Plane Accident

All Aboard Only Slightly Injured

The NTSB has released its preliminary report from an accident involving a Cessna TU206C aircraft that experienced engine problems August 13 during a skydiving flight. While the aircraft sustained substantial damage in the off-airport landing, those on board suffered only minor injuries.

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