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Thu, Sep 03, 2015

National Safety Forum To Debut At NBAA2015

Will Be Held On The Final Day Of The Las Vegas Conference

The NBAA's inaugural National Safety Forum will be conducted on the third and final day of the Association’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2015), which is set for Nov. 17 to 19 in Las Vegas, NV.

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Thu, Sep 03, 2015

Aerospace Update: Swiss Team Wins Gordon Bennett Balloon Race

The Swiss Team of Kurt Frieden And Pascal Witprächtiger Won The 59th Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett Competition

The Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett, the FAI World Long Distance Gas Balloon Championship, is the oldest and claimed to be the most prestigious event in aviation, and the ultimate challenge for the pilots. It is a story full of adventure, skill, courage, survival and luck. The goal is simple: to fly the furthest non-stop distance from the launch site.

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Thu, Sep 03, 2015

FAA Selects Unmanned Aircraft Executives

'Hoot' Gibson And Earl Lawrence Named To New Positions

The FAA has selected Marke “Hoot” Gibson and Earl Lawrence for two executive-level positions that will guide the agency’s approach to safe, timely and efficient integration of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into U.S. airspace.

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Thu, Sep 03, 2015

AUVSI's Wynn Calls For More UAV Regulations

Says Such Measures Needed Until FAA Finalizes Small UAS Rules

In a keynote speech at the Ohio Unmanned Aircraft System conference in Dayton, Ohio, AUVSI president and CEO Brian Wynne called for more regulation of UAS. Wynne said that until the FAA finalizes its long awaited small UAS rules, there is much uncertainty about where operators should and should not fly and for what purpose.

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Thu, Sep 03, 2015

Student Rocketeers Wanted For World's Largest Rocket Competition 2015-2016

Team America Rocketry Challenge Registration Open To 7-12th Graders

Although the end of summer indicates the beginning of classes for students across the country, it also signals the kickoff of the world's largest annual student rocketry contest. Registration for the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) is now open for teams of 7-12th grade students through December 4.

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Thu, Sep 03, 2015

Airborne 09.02.15: Legacy 450 Cert, NBAA v EPA, FAA's Paper UAV Approval

Also: Denver Aviation Charter School, ABQ Balloon Fiesta, Pilot Faces Charges, P-8A Poseidon Buy, Wounded Warriors Pilot Lost, NASA Tests Rocket Engines, JetBlue Brawl

Another new executive jet will start service later this year. It’s been announced that the FAA has certified Embraer Executive Jet’s new Legacy 450. The approval comes a few weeks after the aircraft earned certification from Brazil's civil aeronautics authority. The Legacy 450 seats up to nine people and has an operating range of 2,348 nautical miles at Mach point eight zero. The airplane has a maximum ceiling of 45,000 feet and a top speed of Mach point eight three. In formal comments submitted this week, the NBAA reiterated the Association’s significant concern over a recent announcement from the Environmental Protection Agency that the agency might consider new regulations for aircraft-carbon emissions. NBAA&rsqu

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Thu, Sep 03, 2015

Aero-TV: Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion - Giving the King Air Royal Treatment

The King Air Gets A First Class Upgrade... via RC's Pro Line Fusion

Rockwell Collins has come up with an STC for the installation of its Pro Line Fusion cockpit panel system in King Air airplanes. While at EAA AirVenture 2015, ANN News Editor, Tom Patton, visited with Mitch Bernstein, who is the After Marketing Manager for Rockwell Collins. Tom’s interview takes place in a King Air that has been converted to the new Pro Line Fusion display.

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Thu, Sep 03, 2015

Robinson Introduces New Autopilot, Aspen Primary Flight Display Package

Systems Approved For Installation On R44, R66 Helos

The same Genesys Aerosystems HeliSAS (Helicopter Stability Augmentation System) and autopilot that was FAA approved on the R66 earlier this year is now available on Robinson’s top selling R44.

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Thu, Sep 03, 2015

Airborne 09.03.15: Falcon 9 Delayed, UAV 'Favor' Fined, Impounded In The UK

Also: Rob Holland's Gold, API: Innovative Aviation Content, Master Instructors, Wallops' New Launch Command Ctr, Webb Space Telescope, Satellite Broadband Network, Another FAA Fine

SpaceX will delay its next Falcon 9 launch as it continues to investigate a June 28th accident that resulted in the loss of a booster and a Dragon cargo vessel headed to International Space Station. It’s reported the announcement was made at a scientific forum being held in Pasadena. SpaceX president Gwynne Shotwell said that the company is “a couple of months away from the next flight.” This report comes under the heading of, make sure you’re up-to-date on the rules. UAV operator Robert Edwards got caught up in a regulatory change that resulted in $3,000 in fines levied by the New Zealand government for flying his aircraft over an event in Palmerston North in New Zealand. Edwards had been contracted by the City Council to take some photos of the event using his UAV. Howeve

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Thu, Sep 03, 2015

Alan Eustace To Receive 2015 Crystal Eagle Award

Holds World Record For Highest-Altitude Free Fall Skydive

Alan Eustace, who set the world record for the highest-altitude free fall jump, is the 2015 recipient of the Crystal Eagle Award presented by the Aero Club of Northern California (ACNC).

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