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Thu, Aug 27, 2015

Alaska's Governor Makes September Aviation Appreciation Month

Issues Proclamation Recognizing The Role Of General Aviation In The State

Perhaps more than any other state, Alaska is dependant on General Aviation. The state boasts 737 registered airports, 9,347 registered airplanes, and 8,032 active pilots, according to statistics in Governor Bill Walker's official proclamation.

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Thu, Aug 27, 2015

Airborne 08.27.15: Golden Wings Flying Museum, AUVSI v CA, FAA Delays Pilot Database

Also: How To Join The API, ATC Goofs... Badly, Shuttle Water Tanks, Herlong Rebrands FBO, Gogo's Next Generation, China A/C Demand, Chatham MA RFP

You won’t see us run very many for-sale stories on Airborne Unlimited, but this one caught our attention. The collection of airplanes at the Golden Wings Flying Museum in Blaine, Minnesota, is for sale. And by the collection, owner Greg Herrick means the entire collection ... as a complete package. According to the Golden Wings Flying Museum website, the collection features such rarities as NASA's first aircraft, a stainless steel amphibian and the first airplane in which a pope ever flew. The California Legislature has just passed a bill that will prevent unmanned aircraft from flying at an altitude below 350 over any private property in the state unless permission from the owner is received. Because the recognize cap on UAV operation is 400 feet, this law makes it very difficult to comply with the rules for flying over any

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Thu, Aug 27, 2015

AW189 Helicopter Obtains Russian Civil Certification

Follows RN-Aircraft’s Order For Ten Aircraft

Finmeccanica-AgustaWestland announced that the new AW189 super medium twin engine helicopter has obtained Russian Civil Certification. This achievement will allow the AW189 to be delivered to customers in Russia, opening up a further market  for the AW189, which is already in service in various countries including UK, Denmark, UAE, Qatar, Malaysia.

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Thu, Aug 27, 2015

Mid-Air Collision In Switzerland Fatally Injures One Pilot

Aircraft Participating In An Air Show In Dittingen

Two airplanes flying in a formation of three at an airshow in the Swiss village of Dittingen near Basel collided in mid-air Sunday, resulting in the fatal injury of one of the pilots.

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Thu, Aug 27, 2015

Carter Aviation Trains New Pilots In PAV

Still Hoping To Put Personal Air Vehicle Into Production In The Future

Carter Aviation Technologies, LLC (Carter) is continuing its focus to get a CarterCopter into production. Although flight testing has ramped down, flight demonstrations have not. “With the passing of our long time pilot Larry Neal last fall, we have been working to identify and train a new crew,” explained Jay Carter.

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Thu, Aug 27, 2015

Virgin Galactic Appoints Nicola Pecile As Pilot

National Test Pilot School’s Director Of Operations, Experimental Test Pilot Instructor And Former Italian Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Is Newest Pilot To Join Commercial Spaceline

Nicola Pecile has been added to the Virgin Galactic team as a pilot. An Italian native from Udine and raised in Fagagna and currently a US Permanent Resident, Pecile will join Virgin Galactic’s commercial flight team led by Chief Pilot Dave Mackay.  

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Thu, Aug 27, 2015

Damage To Aircraft At Chandler Airport Estimated At Over $1 Million

Many Airplanes Flipped Over When Possible Microburst Hit The Airport

Damage to aircraft at Chandler Municipal Airport in Chandler, AZ may top $1 million, according to airport officials and others cleaning up the mess.

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Thu, Aug 27, 2015

U.S. Navy Demonstrates Endurance On The MQ-8C Fire Scout

Unmanned Helicopter Providing Unprecedented Maritime Multiple Intelligence Persistence

The U.S. Navy and Northrop Grumman have successfully demonstrated endurance capabilities with the MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter. On a planned 10+ hour flight and range out to 150 nautical miles flight from Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu; the MQ-8C Fire Scout achieved 11 hours with over an hour of fuel in reserve.

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Thu, Aug 27, 2015

‘Living in the Age of Airplanes’ To Play The Henry Ford IMAX Theatre

National Geographic Documentary Narrated By Harrison Ford

On September 4 The Henry Ford IMAX Theatre will premiere "Living in the Age of Airplanes," an immersive new giant screen film experience from National Geographic Studios.

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Thu, Aug 27, 2015

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