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Mon, Dec 18, 2017

Airborne 12.15.17: New Shepard Flies Again, Falcon 5X Cancelled, Flying Car Race

Also: Online Pilot Records Database, GA Security Bill, $1M 4 ERAU, Blades Aerobatic Team

Blue Origin's New Shepard made its seventh test flight Tuesday afternoon at the company's launch site in west Texas. The mission included the first test of Crew Capsule 2.0, and carried 12 commercial, research and education payloads. According to data provided by Blue Origin, the launch took place at 1059 CDT and lasted just over 10 minutes. The booster reached an apogee of 322,032 feet AGL, while the capsule continued to an apogee of 322,405 feet AGL. Dassault Aviation has initiated the termination process of the Silvercrest contract leading to the end of the Falcon 5X program, and announces the launch of a new Falcon program with an entry into service in 2022. The delivery of compliant Silvercrest engines was originally planned for the end of 2013 in accordance with the Falcon 5X flight test schedule. But Sa

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Mon, Dec 18, 2017

AMA Drone Report 12.14.17: Drone Registry, AMA Q&A, New IDRA Boss

Also: LAFD Drones, Toys For Tots FPV, Modular Racing Drone, Community College Drone Program

President Donald Trump has signed the Defense Authorization Bill that includes a reinstatement of the FAA's drone registry that was invalidated by a federal judge in May. The language was included in the $700 billion National Defense Authorization Act. The FAA released a statement, supportive of the language in the bill. "We welcome the reinstatement of registration rules for all small unmanned aircraft," the FAA said. "Ownership identification helps promote safe and responsible drone operation and is a key component to full integration." With registration coming back, AMA has summarized a few issues of immediate concern and the questions that are being raised... Q: If I already registered, do I have register again? A: You will not have to register again since this bill simply reverses the John Taylor case.

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Mon, Dec 18, 2017

Rare British Aircraft Among Classic Jets Coming To AirVenture 2018

British Meteor, Venom, And Vampire To Join U.S., Canadian, Soviet Jets At Event

Some of the oldest jet aircraft in existence will be flying over the flightline at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018 as the world’s largest fly-in convention brings together a rarely-seen gathering of these early jets.

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Mon, Dec 18, 2017

Airborne-Unmanned 12.12.17: ERAU Storm Chaser, USMC Drone Insignia, Malawian UAV

Also: NLR Signs Agreement, QinetiQ, Big Bend Community College, 2nd Annual UAS Conference, Tigershark UAS

Kicking off a series of tests for its capstone project, the UAV Storm Chaser team at Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University completed its first Remote Controlled (RC) flight of a UAV on Nov. 17. Considered a “huge success,” the RC fight was used to demonstrate “all of the communication components of the UAV linking together properly, to calibrate the motors and motor controller, to get flight time, and to go through the process of setting up all of the parameters in mission planner.” The UAV Storm Chaser team is one of five teams within Embry-Riddle’s Electrical, Computer, Software, and Systems Engineering (ECSSE) Capstone Class, which is a two-semester class that provides students in their final year with project experience that mirrors what they will experie

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Mon, Dec 18, 2017

Klyde Morris (12.18.17)

The Airline Gig Isn't Getting Any Easier, Klyde

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Mon, Dec 18, 2017

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.18.17)

Aero Linx: Civil Aviation Authority (UK) As the UK's specialist aviation regulator we work so that: the aviation industry meets the highest safety standards, consumers have choice, value for money, are protected and treated fairly when they fly, through efficient use of airspace, the environmental impact of aviation  on local communities is effectively managed and CO2 emissions are reduced, the aviation industry manages security risks effectively. We are a public corporation, established by Parliament in 1972 as an independent specialist aviation regulator. The UK Government requires that our costs are met entirely from charges to those we provide a service to or regulate. Most aviation regulation and policy is harmonised across the world to ensure consistent levels of safety and consumer protection. Worldwide safety regulations are set by the International Civil Aviation Organisation and within Europe by the Eur

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Mon, Dec 18, 2017

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.18.17): VFR Not Recommended

VFR Not Recommended An advisory provided by a flight service station to a pilot during a preflight or inflight weather briefing that flight under visual flight rules is not recommended. To be given when the current and/or forecast weather conditions are at or below VFR minimums. It does not abrogate the pilot’s authority to make his/her own decision.

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Mon, Dec 18, 2017

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (12.18.17)

“Classic jets have been part of the EAA AirVenture warbirds lineup for a number of year, but to include rare British aircraft such as the Meteor, Venom and Vampire makes the 2018 gathering even more special. Many people have never seen some of these jets fly in-person, which is why bringing these airplanes together is another reason EAA AirVenture 2018 is a can’t-miss event for aviation fans.” Source: Rick Larsen, EAA’s vice president of communities and member programs, commenting on the recent announcement that some of the oldest jet aircraft in existence will be flying over the flightline at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018 as the world’s largest fly-in convention brings together a rarely-seen gathering of these early jets.

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Sun, Dec 17, 2017

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.17.17)

Aero Linx: Airways New Zealand Airways controls all domestic and international air traffic travelling within New Zealand’s Flight Information Region (FIR), which totals 30 million square kilometres – one of the largest areas of airspace in the world. The NZ domestic FIR covers the entire country and surrounding coastline with both 'controlled' and 'uncontrolled' airspace. The Auckland Oceanic FIR covers 26 million square kilometres of the Pacific and Tasman Oceans, extending from the South Pole to 5 degrees south of the equator. We are responsible for aircraft flying between 24,500 feet and 46,000 feet in this sector. Within the FIRs, there are also areas of uncontrolled airspace, where (light) aircraft are not separated by a controller but receive information and advice to ensure they can conduct their flights safely.

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Sun, Dec 17, 2017

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.17.17): Very High Frequency

Very High Frequency The frequency band between 30 and 300 MHz. Portions of this band, 108 to 118 MHz, are used for certain NAVAIDs; 118 to 136 MHz are used for civil air/ground voice communications. Other frequencies in this band are used for purposes not related to air traffic control.

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