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May 23, 2015

FAA Streamlines COAs For UAS Test Sites

Recreational And Sport Pilot Certificate Holders Are Now Able To Conduct Flights

The FAA has made it simpler for the six unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test sites to conduct research by giving them “blanket” authorizations to fly public aircraft operations throughout the National Airspace System at or below 200 feet.

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Second SpaceShipTwo Sits On Its Own Landing Gear

Company Making Progress, But 'Still Much To Be Done'

Virgin Galactic sent out a Tweet Friday that the second SpaceShipTwo had been lowered onto its landing gear in a hangar in California.

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Sprite UAV Targets Hikers, Outdoorsmen, Photographers

Kickstarter Funding More Than Half Way To It's $200,00 Goal

A new type of UAV is under development, targeted to hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts with its unusual design and portability.

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Airplane Swap Stymied By Canadian Heritage Minister

Martin Mars Aircraft Slated For Donation To A Florida Museum, Heritage Minister Says 'Not So Fast'

A deal to send a 70-year-old Martin Mars airplane from Canada to a naval aviation museum in Florida has been stopped by Canada's Heritage Minister.

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Navy Announces Successful Test Of Electromagnetic Catapult On CVN 78

EMALS Testing To Continue This Summer

The Navy conducted the first-ever, shipboard, full-speed catapult shots using the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) aboard the aircraft carrier Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), Naval Sea Systems Command announced May 15.

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Universal Avionics, Rockwell Collins Offer New ADS-B Out Incentive Package

Meets ADS-B Out Mandate, Provides For Controller-Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC) And Localizer Performance With Vertical Guidance (LPV)

A new, affordable and integrated Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out solution is now available for aircraft operators. Universal Avionics has joined forces with Rockwell Collins to offer an exciting incentive program, designed to allow operators to combine the Rockwell Collins TDR-94(D) Mode S Transponder with Universal Avionics SBAS-Flight Management System (FMS).

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BASE Jumper Fatally Injured In Stunt

Had Set His Parachute On Fire During The Jump

A BASE jumper who leaped from the Perrine Bridge in Idaho was fatally injured May 7.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.23.15)

"Yesterday, we lowered 2nd #SpaceShipTwo onto landing gear for 1st time." Source: Tweet from Virgin Galactic.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.23.15): Frise-Type Aileron

An Aileron having the nose portion projecting ahead of the hinge line. When the trailing edge of the aileron moves up, the nose projects below the wing's lower surface and produces some parasitic drag, decreasing the amount of adverse yaw.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.23.15)

The Air Care Alliance

The Air Care Alliance is a nationwide league of humanitarian flying organizations whose volunteer pilots are dedicated to community service.

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