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Fri, May 22, 2015

Airborne 05.21.15: Unlawful Photography? REALLY?, VA Flt Benefits, Pilatus 5M

Also: Aerion Takes Orders, API Partner EAA, 'Fly Along' Case Resolved, BASE Jump Tragedy, Electromagnetic Catapult, Gulfstream G650ER, Piper M500

With the FAA still stuck in the mud of its own bureaucracy trying to develop UAV regulations, and sans a cohesive application of policy, we now have… ‘Unauthorized photography’…being charged as a way to stop a UAV operator. A newspaper wanting to get photographs of solar panels atop the roof of a Veterans Administration hospital in Louisiana figured using a UAV would be the perfect way to get the job done. The Helicopter Association International and six other aviation associations sent a strongly worded letter to the chairman and ranking member of the House Committee of Veterans Affairs, urging their committee to reject a bill that would impose a detrimentally low cap on Veterans Administration funding for college flight trainin

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Fri, May 22, 2015

NBAA: Restrictions At East Hampton Airport Violate Federal Grant Assurances

Formal Complaint Filed With FAA

Aircraft operating restrictions adopted by East Hampton, NY at its public-use airport (HTO) are in violation of federal grant assurances received by the town and must be revoked, according to a formal complaint filed with the FAA by the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and other parties, including a number of its affected Member Companies.

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Fri, May 22, 2015

Florida Man Indicted On Federal Charges For Flying Gyrocopter To U.S. Capitol

Defendant Faces Up To 9 1/2 Years In Prison For Six Felony And Misdemeanor Offenses

Douglas Hughes, 61, of Ruskin, FL, has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges stemming from the April 15, 2015 incident in which he flew a gyrocopter into Washington, D.C., and landed on the West Lawn of the Capitol.

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Fri, May 22, 2015

American Fighter Aces Receive Congressional Gold Medal

Ceremony Held Wednesday At The U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

The Congressional Gold Medal was presented to the American Fighter Aces collectively Wednesday during a ceremony in Emancipation Hall at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center.

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Fri, May 22, 2015

Hartzell Top Props Now Available For Various Mooney Models

Receives STCs For Aluminum And Composite Props

Hartzell’s Top Prop program has acquired two propeller Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) for late model Mooney aircraft, including the M20R Ovation, Ovation II, Ovation III, M20S Eagle, and M20TN Acclaim. Hartzell Propeller upgrade installation kits are available for all horsepower and horsepower upgrades, including 244 hp, 280 hp, and 310 hp.

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Fri, May 22, 2015

AeroSports Update: Reno Air Races To Feature ‘Tora, Tora, Tora’

The National Championship Air Races Are An Extreme Sport That Is Now Reaching Out To Entertain The Crowd

It seems fitting that the National Championship Air Races, commonly referred to simply as the, Reno Air Races, are doing more to bring in people who want to see an airshow combined with the sport of air racing. If that’s your cup of tea, it’s fitting that the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) will show up with its “Tora, Tora, Tora” reenactment.

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Fri, May 22, 2015

X-37B Back In Space On Fourth Flight

Space And Missile Systems Center Launches The AFSPC-5 Mission

The Air Force and its mission partners successfully launched the AFSPC-5 mission aboard the Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) procured United Launch Alliance Atlas V launch vehicle at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, May 20, at 11:05 a.m. EST. There were no issues reported with the launch.

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Fri, May 22, 2015

Klyde Morris 05.22.15

Priorities, Klyde, It's All About Priorities

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Fri, May 22, 2015

HAI, Other Aviation Associations Fight To Preserve Veterans’ Benefits

Seven Associations Sign 'Strongly Worded' Letter To House Committee On Veterans Affairs

On Monday, May 18, the Helicopter Association International (HAI) and six other aviation associations sent a strongly worded letter to the chairman and ranking member of the House Committee of Veterans Affairs, urging their committee to reject a bill (H.R. 476) that would impose a detrimentally low cap on Veterans Administration (VA) funding for college flight training degree programs for veterans.

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Fri, May 22, 2015

Brazil Certifies Cessna Citation CJ3+ Business Jet

One Of Four New Models Introduced By The Planemaker In The Past 18 Months

Brazil's Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil has certified the Cessna Citation CJ3+, one of the newest models in Cessna’s stable of next-generation Citation business jets.

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