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Tue, Sep 27, 2016

Airborne 09.26.16: SpaceX Accident Details, Bell V-247 'Vigilant', Blues Cancel

Also: Tracey Curtis-Taylor, RC Saab Gripen, Kodiak, Airbus Subsidies, Worcester Reg'l Airport, MedEvac Foundation, Predator-Series

As promised, SpaceX is starting to reveal details of their investigation into the catastrophic loss on September 1 of a Falcon 9, its payload and other damage to the launch complex. SpaceX said in part, "At this stage of the investigation, preliminary review of the data and debris suggests that a large breach in the cryogenic helium system of the second stage liquid oxygen tank took place. All plausible causes are being tracked in an extensive fault tree and carefully investigated. Through the fault tree and data review process, we have exonerated any connection with last year’s CRS-7 mishap.” Speaking before an audience of aviation and military experts assembled at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. last week, Bell Helicopter unvei

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Tue, Sep 27, 2016

Aero-TV: Agile Aero’s Jeff Greason - Pioneering Disruptive Aerospace Innovations

Who You Gonna Call When you Have a Rocket Engine that Needs a Spacecraft?

While at EAA AirVenture 2016, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, sat down to talk with an old acquaintance about rocket flight and the spaceflight industry. He met up with Jeff Greason, who is the CEO of a new company called Agile Aero. Greason had been previously connected with XCOR Aerospace, and Jim asked about his venture in this new direction. You really have to watch the video to get the whole story about what Agile Aero is going to accomplish, but in a brief explanation, it could best be described as an organization that helps other companies find quick solutions to prototype spacecraft.

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Tue, Sep 27, 2016

LA Times Supports Santa Monica Airport

Editorial Points Out Advantages, Importance Of The Facility

The Los Angeles Times Editorial Board has published an editorial supporting the continuing operation of Santa Monica Airport as an airport.

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Tue, Sep 27, 2016

Gone West: Golfer And Aviation Advocate Arnold Palmer

Had Been Prominently Featured In NBAA 'No Plane, No Gain' Campaign

Even non-golfers know the name Arnold Palmer. He has been one of the icons of the game since the 1960s, and always considered a true gentleman and ambassador of the game of golf.

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Tue, Sep 27, 2016

NBAA Mourns Arnold Palmer's Passing

Dedicates 2016 Convention To Golf Legend, Aviation Champion

National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) President and CEO Ed Bolen Monday reflected with sadness on the passing Sunday of Arnold Palmer, an American icon, golf legend and long-standing advocate for business aviation.

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Tue, Sep 27, 2016

LMC, Japan Celebrate Roll Out Of Japan Air Self Defense Force's First F-35A

County Will Eventually Acquire 42 Of The Aircraft

Senior Japanese and U.S. government officials joined Lockheed Martin to celebrate the roll out of the first Japan Air Self Defense Force (JASDF) F-35A Lightning II, marking a major milestone in Japan's enhanced national defense and strengthening the future of the U.S-Japan security alliance.

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Tue, Sep 27, 2016

AeroSports Update: PMA – STC, What’s The Difference?

The Terms, Parts Manufacturing Approval, And Supplemental Type Certificate Commonly Get Confused

If you’re a recreational pilot operating a small light airplane, the terms “Parts Manufacturing Approval” (PMA) and Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) are easy to get mixed up. It even gets more confusing when your friends, who fly homebuilt airplanes, never seem to care about this stuff but your mechanic gets all huffy when you ask, “Why can't I be just like those guys?”

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Tue, Sep 27, 2016

Airbus Secures Europe’s First Design Organization Approval For Large UAS

EASA Recognition Lays The Ground For Civil Certification Of Large Unmanned Aircraft

After more than two years’ work Airbus Defence and Space has become the world’s first company to be approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for the design and development of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) intended for civil type certification.

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Tue, Sep 27, 2016

Three Fatally Injured In Sunday Morning Mid-Air Collision

Accident Occurred Shortly After Takeoff From The Hamburg, NY Airport

Two airplanes collided in mid air Sunday morning shortly after takeoff from the Hamburg, NY airport (4G2), resulting in the fatal injury of the three people on board the two aircraft.

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Tue, Sep 27, 2016

Gone West, Tuskegee Airman Leo Gray

Flew In The European Campaign During WWII

Another of the storied Tuskegee Airmen has Gone West. Lt. Col. Leo Gray, one of the original members of the unit, passed away at his home in Coconut Creek, FL on Friday. He was 92.

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