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Wed, Aug 27, 2014

Airborne 08.27.14: WATTsUp Flies!, ForeFlight Update, New Goodyear Blimp Debuts

Also: Air Show Industry Honors 3, Night OSH Airshow, 'New' Wright Flyer, NTSB Unhappy With UPS/Union, Sleepy Chinese Controllers

Pipistrel has flown its two-place electric trainer for the first time. The company developed the airplane, called the WATTsUp, in partnership with Siemens AG, which provided the electric main propulsion components. ForeFlight Mobile 6.3 is now in the App Store with two major new features: Track Log and Weight & Balance. Track Log is a cloud-enabled flight recorder that allows you to capture your flight track data, upload it to the cloud, export it to third party flight review and mapping applications, and share flight tracks with others. Track Log is built upon ForeFlight’s Sync system and makes track data available on all your mobile devices. The newest Goodyear blimp, Named Wingfoot One, is the first of a new generation of airships manufactured by Germany's ZLT Zeppelin Company and assembled by a team of Zep

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Wed, Aug 27, 2014

Airborne 08.25.14: SpaceX Setback, AMA Fights FAA, Redbird Migration 2014

Also: Copperstate Fly-In, No-Fly List Changes, Volcano Alert, Inhofe Campaigns In RV-8

In an initial report, ANN space correspondent, Wes Oleszewski, said that on the evening of August 22nd, a SpaceX a Falcon 9R veered off of its planned flight profile and was automatically destroyed by the Flight Termination System at their McGregor, Texas test facility. The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) has filed a Petition for Review in the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit challenging the FAA’s Interpretation of the Special Rule for Model Aircraft published in the Federal Register on June 25th. Registration is now open for the 4th annual Migration Conference, hosted by Redbird. The conference will be held at the Redbird Skyport, San Marcos Municipal Airport in San Marcos, Texas October 28th - 29th. All this... and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!

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Wed, Aug 27, 2014

Crashed Connie Now Serving As Pumping Station And Tool Shed

Hydraulic Systems Providing Water For A Mennonite Community In Belize

Most airplanes that end their service lives in an accident wind up being scrapped for parts and recycled, but that is not the case for a Lockheed Constellation that went down on May 19, 1976 in Belize.

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Wed, Aug 27, 2014

ANN FAQ: View Aero-News YOUR Way... The 'Headlines Only' Option

Choose How YOU Want To View Your Aero News: 'Headlines Only' Mode

We're all pretty excited about the new website design here at ANN, but we HAVE heard from some of you that you liked the way that content was displayed on the old site.  We hear you, and before you chuck your bitgrinder out a 5th story window, you should know that there are several ways that you can view your Aero-Content.

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Wed, Aug 27, 2014

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (08.27.14)

“We are grateful to Bruce for his years of unparalleled dedication to general aviation, and are delighted that he has agreed to continue on as our senior safety advisor.” Source: AOPA President Mark Baker.

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Wed, Aug 27, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.27.14): GPS Approach Overlay Program

An authorization for pilots to use GPS avionics under IFR for flying designated existing nonprecision instrument approach procedures, with the exception of LOC, LDA, and SDF procedures.

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Wed, Aug 27, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.27.14)

International Republic Seabee Owner's Club (IRSOC)

A website dedicated to the Seabee seaplane. You can find information about the airplanes and events, and talk to other Seabee enthusiasts.

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Mon, Aug 25, 2014

Airborne 08.25.14: SpaceX Setback, AMA Fights FAA, Redbird Migration 2014

Also: Copperstate Fly-In, No-Fly List Changes, Volcano Alert, Inhofe Campaigns In RV-8

In an initial report, ANN space correspondent, Wes Oleszewski, said that on the evening of August 22nd, a SpaceX a Falcon 9R veered off of its planned flight profile and was automatically destroyed by the Flight Termination System at their McGregor, Texas test facility. The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) has filed a Petition for Review in the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit challenging the FAA’s Interpretation of the Special Rule for Model Aircraft published in the Federal Register on June 25th. Registration is now open for the 4th annual Migration Conference, hosted by Redbird. The conference will be held at the Redbird Skyport, San Marcos Municipal Airport in San Marcos, Texas October 28th - 29th. All this... and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!

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Mon, Aug 25, 2014

Klyde Morris (08.25.14)

Klyde Fails To Get The Joke...

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Mon, Aug 25, 2014

Airborne 08.22.14: Russians Nix Global Gyro, Alphabets Fight FAA, F-16s Cracking

Also: Ferguson TFR, Soaring Company's S.O.S., High Altitude Balloons, Remembering Vicki Cruse

An attempt to fly the first gyrocopter around the world by Norman Surplus has been foiled after traveling thousands of miles flying consecutively through 18 of the 24 countries needed to achieve this Fédération Aéronautique Internationale World Record Circumnavigation. Seven GA groups have sent a letter to the U.S. DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx urging him to complete the review of the FAA’s NPRM regarding third-class medical certification reform within the next 30 days and then open it to public comment. U.S. Air Force officials recently removed Eighty Two, two-seat, F-16D Fighting Falcons from flight status due to the discovery of canopy sill longeron cracks found between the front and rear pilot seats. The cracks were discovered following an immediate action time compliance technical order, or TCTO, to inspect all F-16D’s

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