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Wed, Sep 20, 2017

Paratroopers Help Restore Sun 'N Fun Campus

Hurricane Irma Left Its Mark On The Lakeland Facility

Hurricane Irma wreaked havoc on Lakeland’s own Sun 'n Fun Expo Campus and the Aerospace Center for Excellence (ACE) last week, leveling hundreds of majestic oaks, flooding structures, and turning quiet streams into raging torrents.

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Wed, Sep 20, 2017

Mahalo, 747 United Airlines Announces Final Boeing 747 Flight

'Friend Ship' Will Recreate The Journey Of The First United 747 Flight From 1970

In celebration of United Airlines retiring the Boeing 747 from its fleet, United flight 747, on Tuesday, Nov. 7 from San Francisco to Honolulu will be the airline's farewell flight to the 747 fleet.

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Wed, Sep 20, 2017

NTSB Releases Preliminary Report From Duke Life Flight Accident

Witnesses Reporte Seeing Smoke Coming From The Aircraft Before It Went Down

The NTSB has released its preliminary report from an accident which occurred on September 8 involving a Duke Life Flight helicopter in North Carolina. Four people, including a patient, were fatally injured when the aircraft went down.

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Wed, Sep 20, 2017

Aero-TV: Deland Sport Aviation Showcase - Building On A Successful Formula

Sport Aviation Will Gather In Central Florida In November…
 
A new entry in the sportplane show circuit appeared last year with the first annual Deland Sport Aviation Showcase in Deland, FL just northeast of Orlando.

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Wed, Sep 20, 2017

Egan Airships Introduces PLIMP

Plane-Blimp Hybrid UAS Flies And Hovers

Egan Airships has introduced PLIMP, which the company says is a "plummet-proof" plane-blimp hybrid UAS that can fly and hover while bringing advances in safety, visibility and mobility. PLIMP aircraft represent a brand new type of UAS that can maneuver and move quickly like fixed-wing aircraft, hover and vertically take off and land (VTOL) like a helicopter, and operate efficiently and safely like a blimp—all on a single platform. PLIMP aircraft can deliver forward speeds of more than 40 mph, with at least an hour of flight time. PLIMP aircraft are expected to be commercially available by Q1 2018.

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Wed, Sep 20, 2017

Airborne 09.20.17: Apollo 11 Tour, ADS-B Upgrades, FL Drones

Also: Sebring Airport, DeLand SportAv Showcase, MH-139, Winged-S Rescue Award, Next AF1, EC-130H Update, SDASM HOF
 
The Apollo 11 command module Columbia—the only portion of the historic spacecraft to complete the first mission to land a man on the moon and safely return him to Earth—is about to leave the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum for the first time in 46 years for the traveling exhibition “Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission.” The exhibition’s two-year national tour will celebrate the approaching 50th anniversary of the mission and explore the birth and development of the American space program and the space race. GAMA reports that as of September 1, rule-compliant ADS-B equipment is now on board over 40,000 aircraft flying in the US. ATC system modernization activities are accelerating worldwide. It is vital that aircraft owners begin to make informed decisions about how to comply with emergi

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Wed, Sep 20, 2017

Airborne 09.19.17: Avro Arrow, Virgin Orbit, No Pot Delivery By Drone

Also: NFlightMic Debut, Natl Av Hall Of Fame, Aero-Calendar, MD v FAA, Med Drone Transport, Ryanair, 'Black Sheep'

Kraken Sonar Systems, working with OEX Recovery Group, has discovered a long-sought free-flight Avro Arrow model on the floor of Lake Ontario. The sonar images were captured using Kraken's AquaPix Synthetic Aperture Sonar and revealed to media and project supporters. The sonar and underwater camera images showcase a free-flight Avro Arrow model that was launched over Lake Ontario in the 1950s as part of the Avro Arrow design test program. The new CEO of Virgin Orbit, which was spun off from Virgin Galactic to capture a share of the small satellite launch market, says the company will carry out two missions per month in 2020, despite a delay in the initial flight of the company's launcher. Dan Hart was promoted from company president to CEO in June. Hart  recently said that he had

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Wed, Sep 20, 2017

White House Technology Chief To Address Drone World Expo

Michael Kratsios Of White House Office Of Science And Technology Policy To Deliver Tuesday Afternoon Keynote Address

Drone World Expo has announced the addition of a special keynote address to be given by Michael Kratsios, Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer, The White House.  The presentation will take place Tuesday, October 3, at 1:00 pm PDT, on the Drone World Expo Keynote Stage.  Drone World Expo takes place October 3-4, 2017, at the San Jose Convention Center in Silicon Valley.

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Wed, Sep 20, 2017

Bristow Norway Secures Multi-Year Contract In The Barents Sea

Five-Year Deal Renews Existing Contract

Bristow Norway has secured a multi-year contract to provide helicopter offshore crew change and search and rescue (SAR) services to support Eni Norge and Statoil in the Barents Sea. The five-year deal, which is a renewal of an existing contract, includes options to extend by three years, and will commence September 1, 2018.

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Wed, Sep 20, 2017

ABS Celebrates 50 Years Of Service

Also Commemorates 70 Years Of Continuous Production Of The Beech Bonanza

The American Bonanza Society (ABS) celebrates half a century of service to owners and pilots of Beechcraft Bonanzas, Barons, Debonairs and Travel Airs with its 50th Anniversary Convention in Wichita, Kansas September 21-24, 2017. The ABS Convention will attract over 800 members and an estimated 350 Beech airplanes to the Wichita area for three days of pilot and maintenance safety seminars, social activities, and the largest piston Beechcraft-specific exhibit and trade show.

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