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Sat, May 23, 2015

Airborne 05.22.15: Falcon 5X Readies, Avidyne AD, LadiesLoveTaildraggers 2015

Also: Air Power Museum, ANN Could Use A Little Help From Its Friends, GE Honda, Mexican-Registry TBM 900, Legacy 500, BBJ Winglets, Wheels Up Order

The new Falcon 5X is getting closer to its first flight as Dassault announced they are planning a roll out on June 2nd. They say the 5X is expected to make its maiden flight this summer. The number one 5X was powered up for the first time at the end of August last year, and system and vibration ground testing began last fall. An Emergency Airworthiness Directive, AD 2015-10-51 has been issued to owners and operators of all aircraft that incorporate certain Avidyne Corporation Integrated Flight Displays. The AD references to specific part numbers and software releases for Model R9 ten-inch and Model R9 twelve-inch units. Join the ladies of LadiesLoveTaildraggers for their 6th annual fly-in May 29 through the 31st. This year they will be converging on the

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Sat, May 23, 2015

FAA Streamlines COAs For UAS Test Sites

Recreational And Sport Pilot Certificate Holders Are Now Able To Conduct Flights

The FAA has made it simpler for the six unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test sites to conduct research by giving them “blanket” authorizations to fly public aircraft operations throughout the National Airspace System at or below 200 feet.

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Sat, May 23, 2015

Second SpaceShipTwo Sits On Its Own Landing Gear

Company Making Progress, But 'Still Much To Be Done'

Virgin Galactic sent out a Tweet Friday that the second SpaceShipTwo had been lowered onto its landing gear in a hangar in California.

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Sat, May 23, 2015

Sprite UAV Targets Hikers, Outdoorsmen, Photographers

Kickstarter Funding More Than Half Way To It's $200,00 Goal

A new type of UAV is under development, targeted to hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts with its unusual design and portability.

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Sat, May 23, 2015

Airplane Swap Stymied By Canadian Heritage Minister

Martin Mars Aircraft Slated For Donation To A Florida Museum, Heritage Minister Says 'Not So Fast'

A deal to send a 70-year-old Martin Mars airplane from Canada to a naval aviation museum in Florida has been stopped by Canada's Heritage Minister.

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Sat, May 23, 2015

Navy Announces Successful Test Of Electromagnetic Catapult On CVN 78

EMALS Testing To Continue This Summer

The Navy conducted the first-ever, shipboard, full-speed catapult shots using the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) aboard the aircraft carrier Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), Naval Sea Systems Command announced May 15.

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Sat, May 23, 2015

BASE Jumper Fatally Injured In Stunt

Had Set His Parachute On Fire During The Jump

A BASE jumper who leaped from the Perrine Bridge in Idaho was fatally injured May 7.

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Sat, May 23, 2015

Universal Avionics, Rockwell Collins Offer New ADS-B Out Incentive Package

Meets ADS-B Out Mandate, Provides For Controller-Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC) And Localizer Performance With Vertical Guidance (LPV)

A new, affordable and integrated Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out solution is now available for aircraft operators. Universal Avionics has joined forces with Rockwell Collins to offer an exciting incentive program, designed to allow operators to combine the Rockwell Collins TDR-94(D) Mode S Transponder with Universal Avionics SBAS-Flight Management System (FMS).

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Sat, May 23, 2015

ANN FAQ: May I Post An Aero-News Story On MY Site?

As Long As You Ask Us, It's Usually OK

It's a question the ANN staff is asked too many times per week to count. The message usually goes something like this: "I really enjoyed the story Aero-News did on (fill in topic here.) I'd love to post it on my blog/newsletter/website... is that OK?"

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Sat, May 23, 2015

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.23.15)

"Yesterday, we lowered 2nd #SpaceShipTwo onto landing gear for 1st time." Source: Tweet from Virgin Galactic.

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