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Wed, Aug 20, 2014

Aero-TV: The CubCrafters Attitude – Finding Solutions While Others Find Problems

CubCrafters Is Growing... And In A 'Down' Industry -- Find Out How
 
While at EAA AirVenture 2014, ANN’s Michael Maya Charles stopped to talk with John Whitish, the Marketing Manager for CubCrafters. Charles started off with the comment that the CubCrafters product line seems to be expanding in a period of time that other facets of general aviation have been in the decline.

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Wed, Aug 20, 2014

Virgin America Announces Appointment Of Vice President - Flight Ops

Brad Thomann Will Oversee Flight Training, Flight Standards, Other Functions

Virgin America, the award-winning domestic airline, today announces the appointment of Brad Thomann as Vice President - Flight Operations effective immediately. Thomann, who has over 30 years of experience in civil and military aviation, will oversee the California-based airline's technical and administrative Flight Operations functions including Flight Training, Flight Operations Engineering, Flight Standards, Flight Crew Communications, Flight Crew Resources and the Chief Pilot's Office. 

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Wed, Aug 20, 2014

Orbital Completes Third Cargo Delivery Mission To ISS

Next Operational Mission Scheduled For Launch In Mid-October

Orbital Sciences Corporation has completed its third cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station in the past 10 months, including the initial demonstration flight completed in October 2013 and the first two operational missions under the company’s $1.9 billion Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract with NASA.

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Wed, Aug 20, 2014

Heathrow Officials Say UK Losing Out On Airport Businesses

Declaration In Response To Manufacturers' Call For Permanent Infrastructure Authority

A paper published Monday by the UK manufacturers organization EEF calls for the creation of a permanent UK Infrastructure Authority to address the nation’s long term strategic infrastructure requirements, bring coherence to debates on infrastructure challenges and encourage vitally needed investment to support growth and competitiveness.

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Wed, Aug 20, 2014

San Diego's Spark Aerial Exceeds Kickstarter Goal

UC-San Diego Grads To Launch Quadcopter Training Video Series

The FAA's objections to the use of UAVs for "commercial" purposes such as aerial photography has not deterred investors in Spark Aerial's kickstarter campaign from pushing the startup company past its funding goal.

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Wed, Aug 20, 2014

Twin Galileos Meet, Ready For Thursday Launch

Final Functional Testing Complete At Spaceport In French Guiana

Final functional testing of Europe’s twin Galileo navigation satellites has been completed at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, on track for launch this Thursday. The fuelling of the two satellites, allowing them to fine-tune their orbits and maintain their altitude over the course of their 12-year lifetimes, took place on August 7–8.

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Wed, Aug 20, 2014

Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor Event Draws 12,000 Attendees

'Biggest Little Airshow In Hawaii' Featured Model Aircraft, Warbird Overflights

Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor's popular Remote-Control "Biggest Little Airshow in Hawaii" was back bigger than ever this year.

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Wed, Aug 20, 2014

GPIM Spacecraft To Validate Use Of 'Green' Propellant

Will Be The First U.S. Test Of The Fuel Intended To Replace Toxic Hydrazine

Milestone progress is being made in readying NASA’s Green Propellant Infusion Mission (GPIM) for launch in 2016, a smallsat designed to test the unique attributes of a high-performance, non-toxic, “green” fuel on orbit.

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Wed, Aug 20, 2014

Sunday Chicago Air And Water Show Cancelled

Had Been Delayed Three Hours By Low Clouds, Fog

Sunday was apparently not a perfect day for an air show in Chicago. A thick fog on the city's lakefront delayed the Chicago Air And Water Show by three hours before officials pulled the plug on the event.

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Wed, Aug 20, 2014

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