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Tue, Sep 30, 2014

ANN FAQ: Contact Us (Updated)

We've Moved!

There's nothing quite like central Florida in the summertime... which is but one reason Aero-News relocated its Global Headquarters from Polk County, FL up to the Jacksonville area, some time ago.

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Tue, Sep 30, 2014

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (09.30.14)

“This is the first time that builders can get the best of both worlds: going airborne on the plane’s first flights and having an experienced test pilot on board to add an additional layer of safety.” Source: Tom Charpentier, EAA government advocacy specialist.

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Tue, Sep 30, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.30.14): Filed En Route Delay

Any of the following preplanned delays at points/areas along the route of flight which require special flight plan filing and handling techniques.

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Tue, Sep 30, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.30.14)

DOT Rule for Passengers Traveling with Lithium Batteries

The issue has come to the forefront as more people may soon begin traveling with small UAVs, most of which are powered by the batteries.

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Mon, Sep 29, 2014

Airborne 09.29.14: Young Eagle Tragedy, Overdue Hoover Honors, Paperplane Record

Also: Low-Flying F16, UAVs For The Movie, Aerobatic Pilot Bails Out, Bombardier Safety Stand Down, MVP Takes On The World

We are sad to report that a Young Eagle flight went down on Saturday morning with the loss of two lives. An inflight collision occurred six miles east-southeast of the Buffalo-Lancaster, New York Regional Airport at approximately 1040 am local time. The accident involved a Cessna 172 Skyhawk and a Progressive Aerodyne SeaRey, which is an amateur-built experimental aircraft. Robert “Bob” Hoover will receive the 2014 Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy from the National Aeronautic Association. The trophy is awarded annually to a living American for "…significant public service of enduring value to aviation in the United States." The Fox Valley Composite Squadron which is the local unit of the Illinois Wing of the Civil Air Patrol, beat the Guinness World Record of “Highest Paper Airplane Flight from a H

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Mon, Sep 29, 2014

Aero-TV: More Good News For GA -- AEA’s Paula Derks Analyzes 2Q/14 Sales Data

Avionics Industry Leads The Way As GA Ekes Out A Slow Recovery 

In this video, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell, turns to an expert to find out about the health of the aviation avionics business. Jim points out that aviation in general is having a rough time but the avionics business appears to be getting better. He asks Paula Derks, the President of the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA), to give us a briefing on how things are going. Derks tells us that the 2nd quarter report on the health of the avionics market says business is up by 2.7 percent. She adds that total worldwide sales are about $1.3 billion up to this point and concurs with Jim that things are looking pretty good.

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Mon, Sep 29, 2014

Aero-News Update: Young Eagle Flight Accident

Midair Collision Between Skyhawk and SeaRey Results In One Plane Down, Two Dead

Updated Report, 0001ET, 09.29.14: After the proper notifications, the names of three of the four persons involved in Saturday's tragic Young Eagle accident have been identified. Killed in the Cessna 172 Skyhawk was 78 year-old pilot Anthony Mercurio and 14 yeqar-old passenger James Metz. Flying the Progressive Aerodyne SeaRey was pilot 59 year-old Kevin D'Angelo. His nine-year-old female passenger was not ID'ed and is said to have had only minor injuries. Both aircraft were reported to 'clipped wings" in the accident. The Skyhawk appears to have impacted the ground in a near vertical attitude, while the SeaRey made a forced landing with some control difficulties and other airframe damage noted. D'Angelo and his passenger reportedly walked away from their forced landing.

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Mon, Sep 29, 2014

Klyde Morris (09.29.14)

Klyde Reports From The Virgin Galactic Ultra-Blimp...

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Mon, Sep 29, 2014

AeroSports Update: IFR Procedures For Sport Pilots And Ultralight Operators

GPS Approaches Can Be Located At Almost Any Uncontrolled Airport And VFR Pilots Need To Know How To Mix With IFR Traffic

We hope the title of this update got your attention. Of course, sport pilots and ultralight operators aren’t even supposed to think about IFR flying as an option, but knowing something about how instrument rated pilots operate around airports could be a life saver.

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Mon, Sep 29, 2014

Airborne 09.26.14: A320neo First Flight, Aspen ESV Trial, Garmin Flies G5000

Also: Sea Lynx Grounding, AEA's Ric Peri On FAR 145, Union v Allegiant, Wingboarding--Anyone?

Things went off as planned in Toulouse, France yesterday morning when the A320neo made its first flight. First reports after the flight indicated that the flight went as planned. The “neo” which stands for “new engine option” represents the Airbus bet that a need for better fuel economy will be the force to drive orders for this variation of the single isle A320. Aspen avionics introduces the “try before you buy” concept. The FAA has approved Aspen's offer of a free 10-inflight-hour trial of its Evolution Synthetic Vision, referred as ESV. All new Aspen EFD1000 Pro PFD purchasers will receive the free ESV trial with their display. Garmin has completed the maiden flight of the Beechjet 400A featuring the G5000 Integrated Flight Deck. This marks a significant step towards completion of the G5000 upgrade for the popular B

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