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Thu, Jul 02, 2015

Airborne 07.01.15: Hexacopter Shot, E Hampton Airport, Eclipse 'Special Edition'

Also: Airport Discrimination, Jeff Skiles, EAA Chapters, NBAA's Quiet Guidelines, United Consolidates, Dreamliner Display, Iraqi General F-16 Loss

Whether it’s federal regulations, civil law, or just to neighbors they can’t get along, small multirotor drones are providing lawyers a new way to make a few bucks. Eric Joe was visiting his parent's home and flew his Hexacopter low and slow over what he says was private property and a shared county access road. Joe's neighbor had his son blast the $1,500 aircraft out of the sky with a 12-gauge shotgun ... and admitted it to Joe. The neighbor said he thought it was a "CIA surveillance device." A U.S. District Judge in New York has delivered a win-win ... or some might say a lose-lose ... decision on helicopter restrictions at East Hampton Airport. The judge said that the town of East Hampton could not impose a "one-flight-per-week" limit on h

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Thu, Jul 02, 2015

FAA InFO Warns Of Gates Products Not Designed Or Intended For Aircraft Use

Cites Main Rotor Belt On Amateur Built Helicopter Which Failed In 2003

The FAA has issued an InFO to inform operators and repair facilities of potential failures of Gates products that are not designed for aviation use and are currently being used in multiple aviation applications.

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Thu, Jul 02, 2015

Three Receive Master Instructor Designation In June

National Accreditation Recognized By The FAA

Three instructors have received for the first time or renewed their Master Instructor designation in the month of June.

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Thu, Jul 02, 2015

Airborne 07.02.15: Bell 525 Flies!, Archer DX Delivers, Boss 182 Upgrade

Also: Wingfoot@AirVenture, Airbus On Pilot Training, XPrize, EFD1000H PFD For Bell, Atlanta Warbird Weekend, Lee Bottom Flying Field, Air Canada/Unifor, National Air Cargo Fined

Just as we were getting ready to put the script to bed for this episode of Airborne, ANN's Jim Campbell got the word that the long-awaited first flight of the Bell 525 Relentless helicopter had taken place -- and it apparently went quite well. The maiden flight of the super-medium helicopter took place at the company’s aircraft assembly center in Amarillo, Texas. Piper Aircraft has delivered the first production diesel Archer DX into Europe. The airplane went to European Aircraft Sales in Denmark. Originally launched in cooperation with Continental Motors at the Aero Friedrichshafen trade show in Germany last spring, the Archer DX has been marketed throughout Europe ever since. While our first report dealt with a diesel engine installation, Wipaire has come up with a different solution to provi

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Thu, Jul 02, 2015

PlaneSense Adds 400XTi Jet To Its Fleet

First Of Five That Are Being Acquired By The Company

Fractional aircraft ownership company PlaneSense has added its first Nextant Aerospace 400XTi jet to the fleet.

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Thu, Jul 02, 2015

ForeFlight Reports iOS Update Resolves GPS Issue

Previous Version Had Affected Some Functionality

The iOS 8.4 update that was pushed out Tuesday has resolved GPS issues that cropped up with the previous version for ForeFlight software.

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Thu, Jul 02, 2015

Female Eagle Pilots Earn Top 5 Collegiate Finish In Women's Air Race Classic

Prescott Team Takes Its Best Finish Overall In Annual Cross-Country Competition

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Prescott Campus pilot/captain Claire Schindler and co-pilot Erica Diels secured a campus-best fourth-place finish overall among 54 teams and beat 16 other university teams to place third in the collegiate division of this year’s women’s Air Race Classic (ARC) that concluded June 26 in Fairhope, AL.

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Thu, Jul 02, 2015

WAI Announces Scholarships For 2016

Not Just For Pilots; Not Just For Students; Not Just For Young People; Not Just For Women

Women in Aviation International has announced the availability of its 2016 scholarships. As of July 1, 2015, 98 separate scholarships with a combined value of more than $480,000 are offered. All WAI scholarships will be awarded during the organization’s 27th annual International Women in Aviation Conference to be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tennessee from March 10-12, 2016. 

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Thu, Jul 02, 2015

Teenager, Not Child, Likely Started Mayo Helicopter At Air Show

FAA Says A 17-Year-Old Person Was In The Helicopter's Cockpit

It would appear that a six-year-old boy was not responsible for the unauthorized startup of a Mayo Clinic EC145 at an airshow in Mankato, MN over the weekend.

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Thu, Jul 02, 2015

Vintage PBY Beached At Orange Beach, AL

Airplane Is Being Used In Filming Of WWII Movie

A WWII-era Catalina PBY amphibious airplane being used in the filing of a movie about the USS Indianapolis wound up aground at Orange Beach, AL Monday near the iconic Flora-Bama lounge.

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