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Mon, Apr 21, 2014

Airborne 04.18.14: SpaceX's Historic Pad, Sikorsky Going Presidential?, EAA B17

Also: Airmen Support Pilot's Son, Beyond The Blue!, More Wrong-Way SWA Fallout, Missing WWII Airman Comes Home

NASA signed an agreement with Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) for use and occupancy of the complex. It will serve as a platform for SpaceX to support their commercial launch activities. It looks like the president will be flying in a new, made in America, Sikorsky helicopter. That's because it appears Sikorsky is the only manufacturer still in the running. Both Boeing and a team consisting of AgustaWestland and Northrop Grumman have dropped out of the bidding process. This is a reunion that nobody will forget, and EAA's B-17G, Aluminum Overcast, was at the heart of the gathering. On April 14, ten World War two United States Army Air Corps veterans who represented all 10 Flying Fortress crew positions from pilot to tail-gunner were brought to Oshkosh to be reunited with the aircraft in which they helped to preserve lib

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Mon, Apr 21, 2014

Klyde Morris 04.21.2014

It's A Dog-Eat-Ant ... Errr ... Dog World, Klyde

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Mon, Apr 21, 2014

Avidyne Joins With Trego-Dugan On STC Of AXP340 Mode S Transponder

Trego-Dugan To Complete The First AML-STC Of Avidyne’s AXP340 Mode S Transponder With A Freeflight 1201 WAAS/GPS For ADS-B OUT

Avidyne is working with Trego-Dugan Aviation of Grand Island, Nebraska and Freeflight Systems of Waco, Texas to develop an Approved Model List Supplement Type Certificate (AML-STC) of the Avidyne AXP340 Mode S Transponder coupled with a Freeflight 1201 WAAS/GPS sensor. Trego/Dugan will seek FAA and EASA approval of the AML-STC, which will streamline the installation process for ADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast) equipage in the United States and in Europe.

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Mon, Apr 21, 2014

Northrop Grumman Dedicates Aircraft Integration Center Of Excellence

Expands Operation In St. Augustine, FL

Northrop Grumman Corporation dedicated its new Aircraft Integration Center of Excellence in St. Augustine Thursday, which builds upon the company's 34-year legacy of operations there.

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Mon, Apr 21, 2014

Trojan Phlyers Air Show Demonstration Team to Perform At Air Power Expo

Show Held At NAS Fort Worth JRB April 26-27

Based south of Dallas and Ft Worth, Texas, the Trojan Phlyers Demonstration Team is gearing up for their performance in the first air show NAS JRB Ft Worth has had in several years. The Trojan Phlyers are always a huge hit with the crowd at the air shows they perform in and look forward to flying at the joint reserve base April 26th and 27th.

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Mon, Apr 21, 2014

GE Marks 40 Million Hours Of Flight For GE90 Engines

First Entered Service In 1995

Since entering service in 1995, GE’s GE90 engine family has reached 40 million flight hours, with more than 1,725 GE90 engines flying with 63 operators.

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Mon, Apr 21, 2014

NASA Gears Up For Next Set Of Engine Tests for Space Launch System

New Launch Vehicle Engine Actually Has A Lot Of Time In Space

Formerly known as the space shuttle main engine, the RS-25 accumulated over 1 million seconds (that’s about 280 hours) of hot fire experience during 135 missions and numerous related engine tests.

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Mon, Apr 21, 2014

NASA Mars Orbiter Spies Rover Near Martian Butte

Curiosity Spotted At Work Near 'Mount Remarkable'

Scientists using NASA's Curiosity Mars rover are eyeing a rock layer surrounding the base of a small butte, called "Mount Remarkable," as a target for investigating with tools on the rover's robotic arm. And this image of the rover at work was captured April 11 by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

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Mon, Apr 21, 2014

Horizon Air, Dispatchers Ratify New Four-Year Contract

Agreement Covers 17 Workers Through August 2018

Horizon Air and the Transport Workers Union have jointly announced that the carrier's 17 dispatchers have ratified a new four-year contract by a ratio of 82 percent.

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Mon, Apr 21, 2014

NASA Astronauts Will Breathe Easier With New Oxygen Recovery Systems

For Prolonged Space Flight NASA Is Seeking Proposals For An Oxygen Regenerating System

For NASA's long-duration human spaceflight missions, travelers will need to recycle as much breathable oxygen in their spacecraft environments, as possible. To turn that need into a reality, NASA is seeking proposals for lightweight, safe, efficient and reliable systems for regenerating oxygen on future human exploration missions.

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