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Fri, Oct 20, 2017

Aero-TV: AMA Is Excited About The Future - Embracing The Multi-Rotor Evolution

Many Flying Clubs Staging Their Own Competitions…

Drones and Drone Racing are a thing. There's no denying it, and the AMA is working to embrace this new segment of the RC Community. Rich Hanson, president of the Academy of Model Aeronautics, told Aero-News CEO and Editor in Chief Jim Campbell at AirVenture in July that along with the semi-professional events such as those staged by the Drone Racing League, many local AMA chapters are staging their own drone racing events, and it is bringing more young people into the RC aviation community...

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Fri, Oct 20, 2017

Aero-News Update: Evolution Aircraft Has Gone Incommunicado

Recent Accidents/Lawsuits Blamed For Troubled Future for Turbo-Prop Kit Hotrod Manufacturer

The folks at Evolution Aircraft are not answering phones right now and after several weeks of unpleasant news and rumors, it appears that Evolution Aircraft may be in trouble. Possibly, permanent trouble. A number of Evolution customers reported concerns after recent communications from the factory admitted to issues with the business.

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Fri, Oct 20, 2017

Klyde Morris 10.20.17

Too Late, Mr. Mayor ... You Said That Out Loud And In English

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Fri, Oct 20, 2017

Alphabet Drones Delivering Medicine, Burritos In Australia

Test Program Being Conducted In Rural Communities

It may seem like an odd combination, but Alphabet is testing delivery of medical supplies and burritos along with other items in rural southeastern Australia using drones.

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Fri, Oct 20, 2017

Commercial Drone Operators Can Now Access Controlled Airspace

Skyward Approved To Give Operators Instant Access Through LAANC

Skyward, a Verizon company, has been approved to give commercial drone operators instant access to controlled airspace with the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) services from the FAA. The program will roll out this fall at Cincinnati International Airport (KCVG), Reno (KRNO), San Jose (KSJC), and Lincoln (KLNK) among others.

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Fri, Oct 20, 2017

Airborne 10.20.17: Santa Monica Setback, Red Bull Aviatrix, C-49 Flies Again

Also: HondaJet World Tour, Barnstorming, SpaceX, Dauntless, Fixed-Wing VTOL, Gravitational-Waves, Swedish Drones

The City of Santa Monica may now proceed with shortening the runway at Santa Monica Airport (KSMO) after a temporary restraining order halting the work was lifted by U.S. District Judge Ronald Lew, who had put it in place. Airport Director Stelios Makrides said that the city is pleased with the court's decision, "which allows it to fulfill its commitment to the community and the FAA. The city will renew work on the runway-shortening project, which it expects to commence within the next week..." French pilot Melanie Astles became the first female pilot to win a Red Bull Air Race when she won the Challenger Class at the Red Bull Air Race in Indianapolis. The win came after she was fastest in Qualifying on the Saturday. When bad weather meant the racing was cancelled on the Sunday, the results stood and she was declared the winner of there weekend’s r

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Fri, Oct 20, 2017

Airborne 10.19.17: 200th TBM 900-Series, MooneyShares, E-AB Accident Stats

Also: Supersonic Test, Kobe Steel, Sullenberger Awarded, A-29 Super Tucanos, Textron, 109th AW CDR

Daher recently rolled out its 200th TBM 900-series very fast turboprop aircraft since the introduction of this upgraded family in March 2014. The milestone airplane, serial number 1200, is a TBM 910 version delivered to Cutter Aviation in San Antonio. Daher’s TBM 900 family is the latest and sixth evolution of the company’s very fast turboprop concept, offered today in two production versions: the TBM 930 and the TBM 910. Aircraft manufacturer Mooney International and Partners in Aviation (PIA) have announced they have formed a partnership enabling buyers to realize price and cost-of-ownership advantages. MooneyShares makes available the new Mooney Ultra aircraft to customers. PIA founders Mark Molloy and Tom Bertels, are part of the equation. Both are accomplished pilots and have an unde

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Fri, Oct 20, 2017

Boeing Names Mark Cherry VP Of Phantom Works Technology Group

Air Force Academy Graduate Had Led Aurora Flight Sciences

Aerospace industry and U.S. Air Force veteran Mark Cherry is joining Boeing as leader of the Phantom Works advanced technology organization within the company’s Defense, Space & Security business unit.

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Fri, Oct 20, 2017

TSB Releases Report From 2016 Helo Accident In Alberta, CA

Engine Power Loss Resulting From Low-Fuel Operation Led To To The Accident, Board Says

In its recently-released investigation report (A16W0126), the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) indicates that the absence of a company policy on landing with a specified minimum quantity of fuel was a key factor in a survey helicopter's loss of power and collision with trees near Whitecourt, Alberta, in 2016.

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Fri, Oct 20, 2017

CSF Welcomes New Board Leadership, Member Companies

Dr. Alan Stern Will Serve A Second Term As Chairman

The Commercial Spaceflight Federation (CSF) has elected new Officers for the 2017-2018 year, and approved two new Associate member companies at its bi-annual Executive Board of Directors, held last month in Tucson, Arizona.

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