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Fri, Aug 22, 2014

Aero-TV: Honoring Our Legacy - Recrafting Paul’s Game-Changing Baby Ace

A Bit Of History, Lovingly Restored To The Sport Aviation World

ANN's Michael Maya Charles had to search around at EAA AirVenture 2014 to find this story. The Aeroplane Factory building was one of the original exhibition halls back in the days before the term AirVenture was invented and it was simply referred to as The Oshkosh Fly-In. The Aeroplane factory is no longer a star exhibit Hall, but what Michael found inside was the soul of EAA.

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Fri, Aug 22, 2014

Boeing Commercial Crew Program Completes Critical Design And Safety Reviews

NASA Approves Final Two Milestones In Commercial Crew Integrated Capability Phase (CCiCap)

Boeing recently completed the Phase Two Spacecraft Safety Review of its Crew Space Transportation (CST)-100 spacecraft and the Critical Design Review (CDR) of its integrated systems, meeting all of the company’s Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) milestones on time and on budget.

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Fri, Aug 22, 2014

Student’s Restoration Project Resurrects Dormant C-170B

Hopes To Fly Restored Plane Across The Country

A young pilot from Washington state is nearing completion of a unique aircraft restoration project that he intends to someday fly across the country, sharing his passion for aviation with others along the way.

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Fri, Aug 22, 2014

MD 530G Demonstrates Extreme Firepower

Scout Attack helicopter Is A Fully Integrated Gunship

MD Helicopters has successfully completed Live Fire Qualification Exercises at Yuma Proving Grounds, AZ for its new MD 530G Scout Attack Helicopter. The MD 530G was configured with the Moog Stores Management System (SMS), the Mace Aviation Extended Range Weapons Wing, FN Herstal Machine Gun Pods and Rocket Machine Pods, Dillon Aero M134D-H Mini-Gun, the L-3 Wescam MX-10D, and M260 rocket pod.

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Fri, Aug 22, 2014

NASA Flies 'Greased Lightning' Electric VTOL Concept Aircraft

Tethered Flight Completed Recently, Free Flight Tests Planned In The Fall

NASA has flown a concept electric-hybrid VTOL aircraft dubbed "Greased Lightning" as part of a study was designed to explore the possibility of combining two diametrically opposed requirements, specifically, high efficiency cruise with vertical takeoff and landing.

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Fri, Aug 22, 2014

Registration Open For Redbird Migration Conference

Event Scheduled For October 28-29 In San Marcos, TX

Registration is now open for the 4th annual Migration Conference, hosted by Redbird. The conference will be held at the Redbird Skyport, San Marcos Municipal Airport (KHYI) in San Marcos, Texas October 28th - 29th.

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Fri, Aug 22, 2014

Regional Pilots Plan 'Sick-Out' In Early September

Effort Calls For Pilots To 'Stand Together In An Unprecedented Way' Regional airline pilots are organizing a "sick-out" September 1-5 in an effort to call attention to what they say is an effort to "take back our careers."

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Fri, Aug 22, 2014

Eighteen-Year-Old Pilot Makes Emergency Landing Near Tulsa Airport

Airplane Lost Power After Touch-And-Go, Landed On A Nearby Road

Pilot Eric Nichols and a student pilot friend Tanner Price have a story with a happy ending to tell ... perhaps in the lunchroom at Jenks High School.

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Fri, Aug 22, 2014

AVIC To Develop Aviation-Themed Amusement Parks

Chinese Company Says 'Five Or Six' Parks Are Planned

The Chinese aviation conglomerate AVIC plans to spend the equivalent of $20 million to develop aviation and aerospace-themed amusement parks across China. The company hopes to entice Chinese citizens to spend some of their discretionary income visiting the parks.

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Fri, Aug 22, 2014

Aviators Warned Of Potential Icelandic Volcano Eruption

Bardarbunga Volcano Showing Signs Of Activity

Iceland's Met Office has issued a statement raising its risk level due to a possible eruption of the Bardarbunga volcano, part of Iceland's largest volcano system.

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