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Fri, Dec 02, 2016

P-51C Mustang 'Tuskegee Airmen' Has Successful Test Flight

Aircraft Repaired Following A Hard Landing Eight Months Ago

Along with AirCorps Aviation, specialists in the restoration, maintenance, and rebuilding of vintage WWII aircraft, the CAF Redtail Squadron has announced the successful return to flight of the Squadron’s P-51C Mustang Tuskegee Airmen. The aircraft had been out of commission for eight months to undergo careful and meticulous repair following a hard landing.

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Fri, Dec 02, 2016

Here We Go Again -- ISS Resupply Mission Goes Astray

Russian Resupply Ship Experiences 'Anomaly'

We've heard versions of this story before... but this time, its the Russians that are bemoaning their circumstances. The Russian space agency Roscosmos has confirmed that a Progress cargo resupply spacecraft bound for the International Space Station has been lost. The spacecraft launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Thursday on a Soyuz rocket, but experienced an anomaly around six and a half minutes into its flight. Six crew members living aboard the space station are safe and have been informed of the mission's status. Both the Russian and U.S. segments of the station continue to operate normally with onboard supplies at good levels.

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Fri, Dec 02, 2016

Airborne 12.01.16: New SecTrans, Trio NextGen Autopilot, WTO v Boeing

Also: Solar Flight, SAFE, Predator B, Delta Requires 'Civility', ISS-RapidScat, UPS Dispute, airBaltic CS300

President-elect Donald Trump has tapped Elaine Chao, the former Labor Secretary, to be the Secretary of Transportation in his administration. Chao is the wife of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Prior to taking the Labor Department post, Chao was deputy secretary of transportation under the second President Bush. Trio Avionics, longtime manufacturer of autopilots for the Experimental-Amateur-Built aircraft market, is working with the FAA and a team of industry leaders to develop a supplemental type certificate for its Pro Pilot Autopilot in the Cessna 172 and 182, with other type certificated, production models to follow. The STC Group is seeking approval for the STC using a process similar to one EAA leveraged earlier in 2016 to earn approval to install a Dynon D-10

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Fri, Dec 02, 2016

Buzz Aldrin Evacuated From The South Pole

Former Astronaut, Second Man On The Moon Reportedly Fell Ill During Tour

Buzz Aldrin, the second man to set foot on the moon, has been evacuated from the South Pole where he was visiting on an organized tour.

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Fri, Dec 02, 2016

U.K. Simplifies Drone Code As Holidays Near

Revamped Website Attempts To Make Rules Understandable To All Users

There is an expectation that a lot of ready-to-fly UAVs will be wrapped up for the holiday season, which will mean a lot of new operators wanting to take to the air.

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Fri, Dec 02, 2016

Lufthansa Makes New Offer To VC Pilots’ Union

Includes 4.4% Remuneration Increase Plus One-Off Payment

Deutsche Lufthansa AG has made the Vereinigung Cockpit pilots’ union (VC) a new offer to resolve the present industrial dispute. The company is now offering a two-step 4.4% increase in remuneration plus a one-off payment. Remuneration would be increased by 2.4% for 2016 and by a further 2.0% for 2017. This latest offer is not linked to any other terms or conditions.

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Fri, Dec 02, 2016

GoPro Cuts 15 Percent Of Its Workforce

Closing Entertainment Division In Cost-Saving Move

GoPro has announced a company-wide restructuring that will reduce full-year 2017 non-GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) operating expenses to approximately $650 million (GAAP: $735 million) and achieve its goal of returning to non-GAAP profitability in 2017. The restructuring includes the closure of its entertainment division, facilities reductions, and the elimination of more than 200 full-time positions plus the cancellation of open positions for a reduction in force of approximately 15 percent.

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Fri, Dec 02, 2016

AeroSports Update: The Student Pilot Certificate

Whether Your Goal Is Being A Recreational Pilot Or A Career Commercial Pilot, We All Start As Student Pilots

It doesn’t matter what sort of pilot certificates you’re after, be it a sport pilot or an airline transport pilot, everybody starts in the same place for training. At some point every civil pilot started out as a student pilot.

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Fri, Dec 02, 2016

Air Force Agreement Helps Small Business Compete In The GA Industry

PS Engineering Benefitting From Agreements With The USAF

A patent licensing agreement (PLA) and cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) with the Air Force have been major factors in helping one small business directly compete with the largest aviation companies in the industry.

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Fri, Dec 02, 2016

Klyde Morris 12.02.16

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