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Sun, Oct 13, 2019

ANN FAQ: The Airborne Partnership Initiative; Engaging The Industry

Growing The Audience For Your News

The goal of the Airborne Partnership Initiative is to grow this program to include a significant portion, if not a majority, of the aviation world’s pivotal organizations, interests, and viewpoints.

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Sun, Oct 13, 2019

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (10.13.19)

"Adding the ATR 42-600S to our family makes total sense and paves the way for the company’s future. There is a huge potential for 50-seater aircraft and the ATR 42-600S could help airlines widen their horizons, as it can reach up to around 500 new airports across the globe. This is a clear illustration of our dedication in helping more people and more remote communities benefit from being part of a connected world and in a sustainable way.” Source: ATR Chief Executive Officer Stefano Bortoli, discussing the news that ATR has received authorisation from its board of directors for the launch of the ATR 42-600S. With the ‘S’ representing STOL (Short Take-Off and Landing), this new version of the ATR 42-600 offers take-off and landing capabilities on runways as short as 800m with 40 passengers on board in standard flight conditions. This makes the ATR 42-600S the best performing aircraft in this segment.

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Fri, Oct 11, 2019

Airborne 10.09.19: 1st US-Built Sling TSi, All-Female EVA, V-22 Record

Also: B-17 Accident Survivor Fund, 1st Female Fighter Pilot, 2019 TBMOPA Convention, Gulfstream Announcement

A cool little bit of sport aviation history was made last week as the first US-Built Sling TSi was signed off for flight test in Southern California after 8 months of hard work by its owner at The Airplane Factory’s Builder Assist facility. Serial Entrepreneur, Algen Albritten, 32, of Jacksonville, FL, took up temporary residence in California where he worked on his Rotax 915iS powered Sling TSi from its delivery in February of 2019, until it’s sign-off by an FAA DAR last week. Albritten is a new pilot, starting first with ultralights -- when he got the SportPlane bug big-time, and spent months scouring the kit industry before finally deciding on the TSi once the 141HP 915is bird became available. An ISS EVA originally scheduled in March has been rescheduled for October 21 now t

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Thu, Oct 10, 2019

Airborne 10.09.19: 1st US-Built Sling TSi, All-Female EVA, V-22 Record

Also: B-17 Accident Survivor Fund, 1st Female Fighter Pilot, 2019 TBMOPA Convention, Gulfstream Announcement

A cool little bit of sport aviation history was made last week as the first US-Built Sling TSi was signed off for flight test in Southern California after 8 months of hard work by its owner at The Airplane Factory’s Builder Assist facility. Serial Entrepreneur, Algen Albritten, 32, of Jacksonville, FL, took up temporary residence in California where he worked on his Rotax 915iS powered Sling TSi from its delivery in February of 2019, until it’s sign-off by an FAA DAR last week. Albritten is a new pilot, starting first with ultralights -- when he got the SportPlane bug big-time, and spent months scouring the kit industry before finally deciding on the TSi once the 141HP 915is bird became available. An ISS EVA originally scheduled in March has been rescheduled for October 21 now t

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Thu, Oct 10, 2019

AMA Drone Report 10.10.19: FAA Restricts Model Av, Drone Safety, DRL RacerAI

Also: No Drones at Balloon Fiesta, Drone Finds 'Miracle Dog', NASA And Uber, Aero-TV: Senator Inhofe

In one of the most questionable moves made by the FAA under the leadership of a new Administrator, the world of model aviation has been targeted for questionable new restrictions. AMA, after extremely aggressive efforts, is clearly shocked at the decision... as are we. The FAA unexpectedly informed AMA that, contrary to earlier commitments to the organization, the agency is planning to limit all recreational model aircraft operations to 400 feet in controlled airspace and there will be no exceptions. Although a 400 feet limit may work for a large number of AMA members, the sport has a number of disciplines that will need to go higher than these proposed heights. Additionally, the FAA is proposing restrictions in uncontrolled airspace to altitudes that could present safety issues as well as limit so

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Wed, Oct 09, 2019

Airborne 10.07.19: Warbirds Attacked, Bell 360 Invictus, UPS Flight Forward

Also: NASA All-Electric Experimental A/C, AAL PIlots Seek Lost Pay, AME Convicted, Master Instructors

In an age where the internet provides instant gratification for anyone, no matter how ill-informed, to display their aero-ignorance, it should come as no shock to anyone that the warbird community is taking some serious hits after the tragic Collings Foundation B-17 crash last week. With the NTSB barely having gotten a start on the arduous task of investigation, some familiar anti-aviation names are popping up with instant judgements on the accident which took seven lives. One of the most egregious occurred as vocal media-hound Senator Richard Blumenthal, on the day of the accident, targeted the historic warbird community for stunningly premature criticism. Bell Textron has announced the new Bell 360 Invictus as the company’s entrant for the U.S. Army’s Future Attack Reconnaissance Air

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Tue, Oct 08, 2019

Airborne 10.07.19: Warbirds Attacked, Bell 360 Invictus, UPS Flight Forward

Also: NASA All-Electric Experimental A/C, AAL PIlots Seek Lost Pay, AME Convicted, Master Instructors

In an age where the internet provides instant gratification for anyone, no matter how ill-informed, to display their aero-ignorance, it should come as no shock to anyone that the warbird community is taking some serious hits after the tragic Collings Foundation B-17 crash last week. With the NTSB barely having gotten a start on the arduous task of investigation, some familiar anti-aviation names are popping up with instant judgements on the accident which took seven lives. One of the most egregious occurred as vocal media-hound Senator Richard Blumenthal, on the day of the accident, targeted the historic warbird community for stunningly premature criticism. Bell Textron has announced the new Bell 360 Invictus as the company’s entrant for the U.S. Army’s Future Attack Reconnaissance Air

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Tue, Oct 08, 2019

Airborne-Unmanned 10.08.19: UPS Certified!, UAV v Fugitive, Shapeshifting Drone

Also: DroneResponders Program, Drone Detection Technology, UAV Herbicide Spraying, Hydrogen-Powered 3D-Printed Drone

It’s a first... The FAA has awarded air carrier and operator certification to a UAS delivery company, UPS Flight Forward. “This is a big step forward in safely integrating unmanned aircraft systems into our airspace, expanding access to healthcare in North Carolina and building on the success of the national UAS Integration Pilot Program to maintain American leadership in unmanned aviation,” said U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao. A human trafficker who escaped from a Chinese prison camp in 2002 was captured recently by Chinese authorities who used a drone to help locate the fugitive. Chinese authorities announced the capture of Song Jiang, 63, several days ago. He was being held for trafficking in women and children, according to state media reports.

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