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Tue, Sep 23, 2014

Airborne 09.22.14: New US Rocket, ForeFlight iOS8 Ready, Missing WWII Airmen

Also: Triton Arrives Pax River, G1000 Warranty Program, Zero-G 3D Printer, Amazing AVW Carrier Vid

The U.S. space flight industry moves in a positive direction as with the announcement that United Launch Alliance, referred to as ULA, and Blue Origin, LLC, a privately-funded aerospace company owned by Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos, have entered into an agreement to jointly fund development of the new BE-4 rocket engine by Blue Origin. ForeFlight Mobile version 6.3.2 is now available on the App Store, and the company says the update brings performance improvements, a few bug fixes, and most importantly, support for iOS 8, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. It also provides improvements for Stratus customers. The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced that the remains of U.S. servicemen, missing in action from World War II, have been accounted for and are being returned to their families for b

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Tue, Sep 23, 2014

FAA Certifies New Aspen Glass Panel PFD For VFR Pilots

Combines Situational Awareness And Safety Into Single, Flat-Panel Display

The FAA has certified Aspen's new Evolution VFR PFD. The company says it is the industry’s first glass panel display designed specifically for pilots flying in the VFR environment. Deliveries begin this month.

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Tue, Sep 23, 2014

NASA Cargo Launches To Space Station Aboard SpaceX Resupply Mission

Flight Is Fourth For SpaceX To ISS

About 5,000 pounds of NASA science investigations and cargo are on their way to the International Space Station aboard SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft. The cargo ship launched on the company's Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex-40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 0152 EDT Sunday, Sept. 21.

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Tue, Sep 23, 2014

AeroSports Update: Airplanes Cost Too Much

Has There Ever Been A Time When Airplanes And The Whole Aviation Business Didn’t Cost Too Much?

Of course they cost too much; they always have and they always will. The Wright Brothers sold their first plane to the U.S. Army for $25,000 (plus a $5,000 performance bonus) at a time when a new house could be purchased for about $600. Only the government or a very rich person could afford a plane, right?

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Tue, Sep 23, 2014

MAVEN Successfully Placed Into Orbit Around Mars

Will Undergo Six Weeks Of Commissioning Checks Before Science Mission Begins

NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN ( MAVEN ) spacecraft was successfully placed in orbit around Mars this evening. The spacecraft’s flight operations are controlled by a team at Lockheed Martin’s Mission Support Area near Denver, Colorado.

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Tue, Sep 23, 2014

Air France Pilots Extend Strike

Will Continue Labor Action Until September 26th

A majority of Air France pilots have voted to extend their labor action for an additional four days, through September 26th, and union leaders say it could go on even longer based on the strength of the vote.

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Tue, Sep 23, 2014

Two Fatally Injured In Seawind Accident In Indiana

Airplane Went Down Near Monroe County Airport West Of Bloomington

A Seawind 3000 went down Thursday near Monroe County Airport west of Bloomington, IN resulting in the fatal injury of two people on board the aircraft.

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Tue, Sep 23, 2014

Pilot Fatally Injured When Skycatcher Went Down In The 'Borrego Badlands'

Rental Aircraft Found Upside Down In The Southern California Desert

The pilot of a Cessna 162 Skycatcher he had rented was fatally injured Friday when the plane went down in a remote area of San Diego County, CA known as the "Borrego Badlands."

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Tue, Sep 23, 2014

Eight Russian Aircraft Intercepted Nearing U.S., Canadian Airspace

NORAD Says All Stayed In International Airspace,  Flights Appeared 'Non-Threatening'

NORAD twice scrambled jets last week to intercept Russian military aircraft that appeared to be on course to enter U.S. or Canadian airspace, according to government officials.

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Tue, Sep 23, 2014

AOPA Files Comments On FAA Hangar Use Policy

Urges Expanded Definition of 'Aeronautical Use'

The AOPA has filed comments with the FAA concerning its policy concerning the use of hangars at airports that have received federal funding. The association wants the agency to offer pilots and aircraft owners more flexibility when it comes to the use of hangars at those airports.

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