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Fri, Nov 28, 2014

Aero-TV: Potential Energy -- Aero Electric Aircraft Corporation

The Future Of Aviation Could Prove To Be Uniquely Powerful

Learning to fly can be an “electrifying” experience, and ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, gives us a new view of this experience while he was at the Redbird Migration 2014. Campbell met with George Bye, the CEO of the Aero Electric Aircraft Corporation. The subject in this discussion was all about learning to fly in an electric airplane. Bye believes that the time of a practical electric airplane has come about due to a combination of technologies.

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Fri, Nov 28, 2014

Airborne 11.26.14: Island Air Scrooges Pilots, DC's NextGen, EAA On Stadium Flts

Also: F35C Pilots Build Time, A Sea Of Yellow Cubs, Lycoming's Dual Fuel Husky, CAP's Gold Medal, Boeing SC's First 787-9

This report could be called the story of the Grinch who stole the Christmas bonus. About 45 pilots flying for Hawaii-based Island Air were given Christmas bonuses ... only to have the company ask for them to be returned. The regional airline paid out bonuses of $4,000 each to its pilots in October, but then notified those pilots that the payout was "premature" ... and told them to return the money. It’s reported the company plans to take a payroll action to recover the premature payments. The FAA announced that the Washington, D.C. Metroplex is the first in the nation to have three, state-of-the-art, satellite-based "highways in the sky" running side by side by side, each dedicated to one of the three major airports in the region. Flyovers are always an exciting part of pre-game

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Fri, Nov 28, 2014

Senators To FAA: Update Unmanned Aircraft Rules

Four Senators Sent Letter To Administrator Huerta Urging Prompt Action

A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators has called on the FAA to speed up approvals for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) test permits, and to ensure the agency’s plans to regulate these aircraft don’t fall behind schedule.

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Fri, Nov 28, 2014

Red Bull Air Race Back In 2015

Next Season Will Include New Stops In Russia, Japan, Hungary

The new Red Bull Air Race World Championship season in 2015 will feature eight stops spanning the globe that includes five of the most popular locations from the riveting 2014 season, organizers of the world’s fastest motorsport series announced on November 26 in Chiba, Japan.

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Fri, Nov 28, 2014

Open for Business: 3-D Printer Creates First Object In Space

Device Now Operational On The International Space Station

The International Space Station’s 3-D printer has manufactured the first 3-D printed object in space, paving the way to future long-term space expeditions.

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Fri, Nov 28, 2014

Klyde Morris 11.28.14

It's Hard Not To Be Thankful For Pumpkin Pie Snack Bars, Klyde

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Fri, Nov 28, 2014

Airmen Selected As First KC-46 Aircrew

Group Of 41 Chosen For Initial Operational And Evaluation Duty

Forty-one officers and enlisted members from active duty, Air Force Reserve and the Air National Guard have been selected as the KC-46 Pegasus initial operational test and evaluation aircrew, Air Force Personnel Center officials said Nov. 24.

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Fri, Nov 28, 2014

Aero-TV: Potential Energy -- Aero Electric Aircraft Corporation

The Future Of Aviation Could Prove To Be Uniquely Powerful

Learning to fly can be an “electrifying” experience, and ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, gives us a new view of this experience while he was at the Redbird Migration 2014. Campbell met with George Bye, the CEO of the Aero Electric Aircraft Corporation. The subject in this discussion was all about learning to fly in an electric airplane.

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Fri, Nov 28, 2014

NASA Selects Orbital's Pegasus Rocket For ICON Launch

Company To Provide Both Launch Vehicle And Satellite For Ionospheric Connection Explorer Mission

NASA has awarded a contract to Orbital Sciences for its Pegasus rocket to launch the space agency’s Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) scientific satellite into low Earth orbit. With the selection of Orbital’s air-launched Pegasus rocket, NASA is again turning to Orbital to provide both the satellite and launch vehicle for an important science mission based on advanced and cost-effective smaller space systems. 

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Fri, Nov 28, 2014

NATA Safety 1st Releases 2015 Events Schedule

List Includes Some Favorites, As Well As New Offerings

The National Air Transportation Association has released its 2015 Safety 1st events schedule. The NATA Safety 1st program is a provider of in-person and online safety and ground handling training for general aviation. The 2015 Safety 1st events schedule combines long-time education favorites such as the FBO Success Seminar with new offerings for 2015 such as the Safety 1st Certified Trainer Program.

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