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Wed, Apr 01, 2015

04.01.15 Special: AeroSports Update--CubCrafters Introduces The Super-Duper Cub

CubCrafters New Super-Duper Cub Provides Room For More Passengers, Unique Twin-Engine In The Works

ANN's April 1 "April Fool" Special Edition CubCrafters' Jim Richmond wanted to produce an airplane that could carry more passengers and have unique performance capabilities while still maintaining the basic profile of his dreams; the Piper Cub. Through unique engineering concepts, he has found a way to do this.

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Wed, Apr 01, 2015

04.01.15 Special: Sonex Wins Contract With The U.S. Air Force

SubSonex Jets Will Replace Thunderbird's F-16s

ANN's April 1 'April Fool' Special Edition Sonex has landed a contract with the U.S. Air Force to provide SubSonex jets as the next aircraft for the Thunderbirds demonstration team.

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Wed, Apr 01, 2015

04.01.15 Special: Inhofe -- Media Reporting On Aviation Should Be Knowledgeable

Proposes Legislation To Have Journalists Pass A Basic Written Exam

ANN’s April 1 “April Fools” Special Edition Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) has proposed legislation that would require any media organization presenting stories about aviation to have the reporters covering those stories pass a basic knowledge test.

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Wed, Apr 01, 2015

04.01.15 Special: Regional Airline Looks To Undocumented Immigrants

Carrier Says Americans Unwilling To Take The Jobs At What It Can Afford To Pay

ANN’s April 1 “April Fool” Edition It may just be the tip of the iceberg, but Republic Holdings Inc. announced April 1 that it would be recruiting pilots from among the millions of undocumented aliens that are covered under President Obama’s amnesty program.

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Wed, Apr 01, 2015

04.01.15 Special: Google Enters ADS-B Business

Google Play Store Will Offer GA ADS-B To Satisfy 2020 mandate

ANN's April 1st "April Fools" Special Edition With the 2020 deadline for ADS-B compliance just five years away, Google is getting into the game with an Android-based solution.

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Wed, Apr 01, 2015

04.01.15 Special: FAA To Recruit 950,000 Inspectors

All Between The Ages Of 9 And 12

ANN's April 1 "April Fool" Special Edition FAA Administrator Michael Huerta announced today that the FAA will begin recruitment of a legion of new inspectors to enforce UAV rules. All of the new inspectors will be between the ages of 9 and 12 years old.

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Wed, Apr 01, 2015

Airborne 04.01.15: April 1st Special Episode!, David Bowie In Space, New Thunderbird Planes

Also: Inhofe Demands Media Aero-Accountability, "Super Duper" Cub, RANS' Exclusive WalMart Deal, Obama To Keep Air Force One, Cessna Bringing Back Bamboo Bomber

Pop-star legend, David Bowie, has moved to Russia to begin training as the next tourist to visit the International Space Station, and he has a very specific reason for traveling the orbiting outpost -- to sing the ultimate ‘Space Oddity.’ Bowie said, “Hadfield got it all wrong. I gave him permission to record “Space Oddity” on the Space Station, but nobody can do the song like the original... A group of Democratic U.S. Senators have written a letter to Piper president and CEO Simon Caldecott urging him to re-brand many of the company’s iconic airplanes because the names are “demeaning’ to Native Americans. Sonex has landed a contract with the U.S. Air Force to provide SubSonex jets as the next aircraft for the Thunderbirds demonstration team. The company said

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Wed, Apr 01, 2015

04.01.15 Special: Roscosmos Sues Boeing, SpaceX

Tries To Prevent Launches From Returning To American Soil

The Russian Space Agency Roscosmos has filed a lawsuit in a Russian court against Boeing and SpaceX, saying the two U.S. companies represent unfair competition for their transport business to the International Space Station.

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Wed, Apr 01, 2015

04.01.15 Special: SR-71 To Make AirVenture Debut

Airplane Sold In Unmarked Crates At Surplus Auction

ANN’s April 1st “April Fool” Special Edition North Carolina resident Mike Parnell regularly buys U.S. military surplus items by the crate, reselling the items on eBay and Craigslist. But when he started uncrating a lot he bought in 2001, he found he was in possession of the last remaining unassembled SR-71  Blackbird spy plane. And like a spy, he kept the discovery a secret.

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Wed, Apr 01, 2015

04.01.15 Special: Spirit Mulls Cabin Pressurization Zones

‘Breathing Or Non’ Could Soon Be A Question For Passengers

ANN’s April 1 “April Fools” Special Edition An internal memo from Spirit Airlines president and CEO Ben Baldanza obtained by ANN indicates that the carrier is considering airplanes with graduated cabin pressure zones, with fees scaled for the different cabin pressurizations.

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