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Wed, May 23, 2018

USAF T-38 Talon Down In Mississippi

Pilots Reportedly Eject Safely From The Aircraft

A U.S. Air Force T-38 Talon training aircraft has gone down in Mississippi, the Air Force has confirmed.

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Wed, May 23, 2018

Airborne 05.21.18: Bally Bomber At OSH18!, Belite Chipper, CH-53 Deliveries

Also: NATS-Aireon, H135 For US Navy, EmPower STC, Spidertracks-Olympic Aero Services

Oshkosh 2018 is ramping up to be an outstanding addition to an aviator’s MUST-SEE list... especially now that we’ve learned that one of the homebuilt aircraft community’s most amazing efforts is due to make an appearance. Known as ‘Bally’s Bomber’ the third scale B-17 that has been painstakingly crafted over the course of more than 17 years is now looking to make its debut at Oshkosh, this July 23-29. The Bally Bomber for the first time last November 14th, though builder Jack Bally originally envisioned the project to require some five years or so... The result is gorgeous.... One of the seven wonders of the homebuilt aircraft world... this one requiring 25,000 rivets, and some 40,000 man-hours. One of the more intriguing offerings we’ll see at Oshkosh 2018, and undoubtedl

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Wed, May 23, 2018

Airborne-Unmanned 05.22.18: Aurora ACUS, Horsefly Delivers, K2 LEO UAS

Also: Aero-TV: Textron's X5-55, InfraDrone App, NASA's Mars Helicopter, Gremlins on Track

This month, Aurora’s Autonomous Aerial Cargo Utility System (AACUS) successfully delivered cargo to U.S. Marines in the Integrated Training Exercise at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms in California. AACUS completed its first closed loop mission from takeoff to landing for its intended purpose of actual cargo resupply to Marines, as it successfully completed an autonomous cargo sustainment flight delivering more than 500 pounds of water, gasoline, MREs, and replacement communications gear including a packed cooler to represent urgently required cargo such as blood. Aurora says that this was the first ever “autonomous point-to-point cargo resupply mission” providing critical logistics support to Marines in need. The HorseFly truck-launched Autonomous Drone Package De

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Wed, May 23, 2018

AMA Drone Report 05.17.18: AMA Expo West Upgrades, UAS IPP, Amazon Snubbed

Also: Drones v Flaming Kites, Sherrif Drones, ALPA Is Watching..., Wichita Aviation Pathway

After a number of years in Ontario, California; the highly anticipated 2018 rendition of AMA Expo West will show up in new digs and a somewhat different time of the year. This year, the AMA Expo West team will appear this November 2-4, 2018 at the Fairplex Exposition Center, in  Pomona, California. The new location allows for an extensive series of indoor and outdoor events, flights, races and demonstrations -- significantly broadening the scope and reach of the event -- including full scale flyovers, professional demos and some night flying offerings, to boot. DOT has selected 10 state, local and tribal governments as participants in the UAS Integration Pilot Program. First announced last October, this White House initiative partners the FAA with local, state and tribal governments, which then partner

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Wed, May 23, 2018

NBAA Urges Appeals Court To Vacate Santa Monica Settlement

Appears At May 14 Hearing At D.C. Circuit Court

The NBAA has urged a federal appeals court to legally void a deal between the FAA and the city of Santa Monica, CA, which allowed the city to shorten the runway and provides the option to close the Santa Monica Municipal Airport (KSMO) after 2028.

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Wed, May 23, 2018

DOT OIG Audit Of NextGen Equipage Rates Initiated

Requested By The Chairmen Of The House Committee On Transportation And Infrastructure And Its Aviation Subcommittee

Implementing the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) is a complex undertaking and requires joint investments from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and airspace users to realize expected benefits. There are several key NextGen technologies that require airspace users to purchase and install new avionics on their aircraft, including the Automatic Dependent Surveillance–Broadcast (ADS B).

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Wed, May 23, 2018

Fatalities In Cuban Airliner Accident Climb To 111

Mexico Has Suspended The Company That Leased The 737 To Cubana Airline

One of the survivors of the Cuban airliner accident last week has succumbed to her injuries, bringing the number of fatalities to 111 in the accident.

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Wed, May 23, 2018

GAMA Announces 2018 Aviation Design Challenge Winning Teams

Competition Drew Registrants From 130 High Schools In 39 States

GAMA has named Erie 1 BOCES Harkness Career and Technical Center in Cheektowaga, NY as the winner of the sixth annual Aviation Design Challenge and St. Croix Lutheran Academy in St. Paul, Minnesota, is the second-place winner. The Design Challenge, created in 2013, promotes Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education through aviation curriculum among U.S. high school students. GAMA will send four students, one teacher and one chaperone from the first-place team on an all-expenses paid trip to help build a plane at Glasair Aviation in Arlington, Washington, from June 17 to June 30.

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Wed, May 23, 2018

Aero-News AirVenture Update: This Is So Cool! #OSH18COOL

We Need YOUR Help To Find AND Celebrate The Coolest Stuff At EAA AirVenture 2018, #OSH18COOL

Stuff that’s new is cool… we get it… that’s why we’re bringing our AirVenture Innovation Preview webcast to you on Saturday evening, July 21, to introduce the things that are new and unique at EAA AirVenture 2018. However, there is a lot of cool stuff that has little to do with being new stuff, but still deserves the designation of 'cool.' This is where we need your help. Despite the fact we have the largest news staff on the ground at AirVenture, our nearly 30 staffers still aren’t enough to find out what’s ‘really cool’ because what’s really cool is not all about us or what we think, it’s about what the thousands of people think who attend this great adventure known as AirVenture. To help us share what’s really cool to you, we are initiating our first time ‘#OSH18Cool’ program that allows you to tweet

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Wed, May 23, 2018

Virtual Reality Meets Indoor Skydiving

iFLY Indoor Skydiving Introduces First-Of-Its-Kind Virtual Reality Application Of Real-Life Scenarios

The world's largest indoor skydiving operator has announced the introduction of a first-of-its-kind virtual reality experience to complement current flight offerings. Consumers will "jump" at the chance to take indoor skydiving to new "heights," experiencing near-real-life skydiving sights in some of the nation's most beautiful destinations – like Southern California, Hawaii, Switzerland and Dubai – to start – without setting foot in (or out of) an airplane.

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