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Mon, Aug 31, 2015

Airborne 08.28.15: 'Big' Bezos Announcement?, MA Aero-Taxes, Harrison Ford

Also: Barnstorming: The FAA v Hoover Fight Ain’t Over, Hail-Damaged Dreamliner, UAV Shooter Charged, NASA Global Hawk, MiG-21 Lancers, ICAO Manual

Blue Origin founder and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos plans a trip to Cape Canaveral in Florida on September 15 for what is being called a "significant announcement regarding the commercial launch industry." Bezos has reportedly been in negotiations with Space Florida that could lead to the establishment of a manufacturing facility for Blue Origin at Exploration Park south of the Kennedy Space Center's secure area on the Florida coast. The Massachusetts legislature is considering reinstating a 6.25 percent sales tax on airplane sales, parts, and maintenance that was abolished in 2002. Some in the current legislature are calling the tax break a "giveaway for wealthy executives with corporate jets." But the aviation industry counters that bringing back the t

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Mon, Aug 31, 2015

Aero-TV: "That's All Brother" -- Restoring a True Piece of Military History

History Comes Alive Thanks to A Magnificent CAF Effort

The story of the Douglas C-47 named, “That’s all Brother,” is fascinating from two points of view. First, it was the C 47 that that led the D-Day invasion in June 1944. Second, it still exists and has been found. The aircraft was on display at EAA AirVenture this year, and ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, met with Adam Smith, the Executive Vice President of strategic development for the Commemorative Air Force, to learn how they found it. Smith recounts the story of locating the aircraft and points out the irony that it was actually located in Oshkosh. This is truly a case of stumbling upon a historic airplane rather than actively seeking it out.

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Mon, Aug 31, 2015

AeroSports Update: Mountain Flying East Of The Rockies

Mountain Air Invites Pilots To Experience The Lifestyle And Attend Aviation Seminars September 4-6

Mile-High Community in the North Carolina Blue Ridge Hosts the “Cleared for Take-off Experience” at the Highest Runway East of the Rocky Mountains.

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Mon, Aug 31, 2015

Klyde Morris (08.31.15)

We're Not Sure that Klyde Needs A Refresher THAT Bad...

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Mon, Aug 31, 2015

Bezos To Visit Cape Canaveral In September

Will Make A 'Significant Announcement' About Blue Origin

Blue Origin founder and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos plans a trip to Cape Canaveral in Florida on September 15 for what is being called a "significant announcement regarding the commercial launch industry."

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Mon, Aug 31, 2015

Aero-TV: "That's All Brother" - Restoring a True Icon of Military History

History Comes Alive Thanks to A Magnificent CAF Effort

The story of the Douglas C-47 named, “That’s all Brother,” is fascinating from two points of view. First, it was the C 47 that that led the D-Day invasion in June 1944. Second, it still exists and has been found. The aircraft was on display at EAA AirVenture this year, and ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, met with Adam Smith, the Executive Vice President of strategic development for the Commemorative Air Force, to learn how they found it.

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Mon, Aug 31, 2015

Embry-Riddle Becomes A National StormReady University

Helps Community Leaders And Residents Prepare For Severe Weather

National Weather Service officials recognized Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, FL as a StormReady community during a ceremony at the school’s Jim W. Henderson Administration and Welcome Center on Wednesday, Aug. 26. Home to more than 7,000 students, faculty and staff at the Daytona Beach Campus, Embry-Riddle becomes the 12th Florida university to achieve StormReady status.

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Mon, Aug 31, 2015

ICAO Manual Provides New Recommended Practices For Cabin Child Restraint Systems

Contains Guidance For States To Develop Regulations And Approval Processes

The safest way to secure an infant or child on board an aircraft is in a State-approved child restraint system (CRS), in a dedicated seat, and appropriate for that infant or child, based on guidance material recently published in the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO’s) new Manual on the Approval and Use of Child Restraint Systems (Doc  10049).

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Mon, Aug 31, 2015

ULA, USAF Work To Improve Launch Processing, Enable Schedule Efficiencies

Integrates Off-Site Vertical Integration For Several Atlas V Structural Elements

Launch Alliance (ULA) and the U.S. Air Force have implemented Off-site Vertical Integration (OVI) of several structural elements and the Centaur upper stage for the Atlas V launch vehicle. OVI significantly reduces the number of lifting operations performed at the Vertical Integration Facility (VIF) at Cape Canaveral, taking them off the critical path and allowing for reduced time between launches. 

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Mon, Aug 31, 2015

Airplane From 'Hot Shots' On The Market

Folland Gnat T.1 For Sale For Just Under $300K

If you ever wanted to be Topper Harley ... the character portrayed by Charlie Sheen in the "Top Gun" spoof "Hot Shots" ... you're in luck. The 1963 Folland Gnat T.1 used in the movie has been put up for sale, and it can be yours for $295,000.

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