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Fri, May 29, 2015

Airbus Bringing A350XWB, Perlan Mission II Glider To AirVenture

Flying Demonstrations, Public Tours, And Detailed Forums Part Of Schedule

An Airbus A350 flight test aircraft that will demonstrate its flying capabilities and be open for public tours, plus the newly completed Perlan Project glider that will explore the upper atmosphere and seek to set altitude records, will highlight Airbus Group’s participation at this summer’s EAA AirVenture Oshkosh fly-in.

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Fri, May 29, 2015

Bluebonnet Fly-In Postponed Due To Recovery Efforts At San Marcos Airport

Fly-In Rescheduled For June 6 With Proceeds Donated To Hays County Salvation Army

Due to the recent hardships faced by the local community after the Hays County flooding during Memorial Day weekend, Redbird Skyport has announced that it will postpone the Bluebonnet Fly-In at San Marcos Airport. The fly-in, originally scheduled for this Saturday, May 30, will now take place on June 6 from 10 AM – 4 PM.

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Thu, May 28, 2015

NTSB Safety Alert Urges Pilots To ‘See And Be Seen’ In The Air

Board Reminds Pilots To Take Care Of The Basics

The NTSB has issued a Safety Alert urging pilots to vigilantly look out for other aircraft and to make their own presence known.

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Thu, May 28, 2015

WAI Receives $10,000 Grant From The UPS Foundation

Funds To Be Used For September 26 International Girls In Aviation Day

Women in Aviation, International has received a $10,000 grant from The UPS Foundation, which drives global corporate citizenship and philanthropic programs for UPS.

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Thu, May 28, 2015

FAA SAFO Covers Transponder Use On Airport Movement Areas

Should Be In Altitude Reporting Mode At All Airports

A new FAA Safety Alert For Operators (SAFO) advises all operators and pilots of the need to ensure that transponders are in the altitude reporting mode whenever their aircraft is on an airport movement area at all airports.

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Thu, May 28, 2015

Rafters Discover Airplane Wreckage In The Grand Canyon

Possible Human Remains Found With The Aircraft, Which May Be One Missing Since 2011

River rafters searching a long-abandoned mining site in the Grand Canyon for old mining equipment came across something much more recent ... the wreckage of a red airplane containing what appear to be human remains.

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Thu, May 28, 2015

Editorial Holds That Most Media Is Ignoring FAA Hiring Story

Fox News Investigation Highlighted Practice That FAA Says Brings 'Diversity' To The Ranks Of Air Traffic Controllers

The media watchdog group Accuracy in Media has posted an editorial on its website saying major media outlets are ignoring a report by Fox News that followed a six-month investigation into the FAA's new procedure for hiring air traffic controllers.

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Wed, May 27, 2015

Court Orders Sale Of Aircraft Including P-51D

Sale To Satisfy An Estate To Begin June 2

Some fortunate bidder has an opportunity to pick up a rare P-51D airplane early next month, as the Probate Court of Los Angeles has ordered it to be sold, along with an additional Packard Rolls Royce V150-9 Engine. Two other airplanes are also being offered for sale.

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Wed, May 27, 2015

UAV Hits Spectators At Marblehead, MA Memorial Day Parade

One Man Slightly Injured, No Charges Filed

This will likely give some fodder to the Anti-UAV crowd. A quadcopter that was being flown over the Marblehead, MA Memorial Day Parade Monday got away from its operator and struck two people watching the parade, causing a minor cut on the back of the neck of one person.

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