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January 13, 2015

Airborne 01.13.15: Two Tuskegee Heroes Gone West, Bearhawk LSA, UAV Interceptor

Also: RS-25 Tests, Aero-Calendar, Cyprus Suspends, Ayotte Chairs, UAV x Fish/Wildlife Feds, SpaceX Competes

Two more of the storied Tuskegee Airmen have gone west, passing on the same day in their respective homes in Los Angeles. It’s reported that Clarence E. Huntley Jr. and Joseph Shambrey both died on January 5. The two men enlisted in 1942, and both served as mechanics during the war, maintaining the P-39, P-47, and P-51 aircraft flown by the unit. Bearhawk Aircraft is planning to have its Bearhawk LSA make a first-time visit to the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Florida. The aircraft is the first Bearhawk LSA to be completed from a Quick Build kit. It only took about 12 years from the Wright Brother’s first flight until airplanes were shooting at each othe

China Aircraft Leasing Company Firms Up Order For 100 A320 Family Aircraft

Called A 'Major Endorsement' For Airbus Single-Aisles In The Region

China Aircraft Leasing Company (CALC), the leading independent aircraft operating lessor in China, firmed up its contract in December 2014 with Airbus for 100 A320 Family aircraft. The order comprises 74 A320neo, 16 A320ceo and 10 A321ceo. Including this new order, CALC’s total backlog with Airbus stands at 140 A320 Family aircraft.

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Boeing Delivered All P-8As To US Navy On Schedule, On Cost In 2014

Most Recent Airplane Flew To NAS Jacksonville On January 8

Boeing last month delivered the eighth P-8A Poseidon of 2014, completing all planned deliveries to the U.S. Navy for the year on time and on cost.

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Gone West: Two Tuskegee Airmen ... The Same Day

Both Served Overseas As Mechanics For The Unit In Italy

Two more of the storied Tuskegee Airmen have gone west, passing on the same day in their respective homes in Los Angeles.

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Commemorative Air Force Announces FIFI Ground School

Crew Being Assembled For 2015 Tour

The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) has set dates for ground school open to CAF Colonels who would like to join the FIFI tour this summer. 

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EAA Supporter Of UAS Safety Campaign, 'Know Before You Fly'

AUVSI, AMA And The Small UAV Coalition In Partnership With The FAA Promote Safe And Responsible Flying

EAA signed on as a supporter of the new UAS safety campaign, “Know Before You Fly,” during the 2015 Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) Expo. The campaign provides prospective operators of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) with the information and guidance they need to fly safely and responsibly.

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RS-25 Engine Testing Blazes Forward For NASA's SLS

Former Shuttle Main Engine To Boost The Agency's Newest Rocket

The new year is off to a hot start for NASA's Space Launch System (SLS). The engine that will drive America's next great rocket to deep space blazed through its first successful test Jan. 9 at the agency's Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi.

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Pilot Error Cited By Canada's Transportation Safety Board In 2013 Accident

Said Pilot Made Poor Choices, Including Not Reporting Illness, Taking Off In A Damaged Airplane

The Transportation Safety Board (TSB) of Canada has released a final report from an accident which occurred near Ivanhoe Lake in Canada's Northwest Territories.

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SpaceX May Be Able To Compete For USAF Launches This Year

Elon Musk Had Filed Suit Against The Air Force After ULA Won Exclusive Launch Rights

SpaceX may receive the right to bid for U.S. Air Force launches by the middle of this year, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal.

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ALC Delivering 8 New Boeing 777-300ER Aircraft This Year

Six Different Airlines Enter Into Long-Term Lease Agreements

Pursuant to long term lease agreements, Air Lease Corporation (ALC) will deliver eight new Boeing 777-300ER widebody aircraft to six different airlines in 2015, all from ALC's order book with Boeing.

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Gone West: NASA Pilot Thomas C. McMurtry

Flew Triple-Sonic YF-12C, U-2, F-104 Aircraft, Among Others

Thomas C. McMurtry was respected by peers, admired for his piloting skills and appreciated for his mentoring by many who knew him. The retired NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center research pilot died Jan. 3. He was 79.

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Gone West: CAF Col. Bill Godwin

One Of The Founding Members Of What Was Then Called The Confederate Air Force

The CAF late last year noted the passing of one of its founding members; Col. Bill Godwin. Godwin passed away December 21 last year.

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Supersonic 777?

Not Quite, But Strong Tailwind Pushed A BA Boeing Across The Atlantic At 745 MPH

A British Airways Boeing 777-200 caught a 200 miles-per-hour tailwind on a flight from New York to London last week, approaching speeds that approached the speed of sound.

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Divers Locate FDR From AirAsia QZ8501

Recorder Retrieved From The Ocean Floor, Search Continues For CVR

Divers have recovered the Flight Data Recorder (FDR) from AirAsia flight QZ8501, which went down December 28th in the Java Sea, but the Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) is still missing, according to authorities.

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Piper Delivers Three G1000 Seminoles To UND Aerospace Foundation

Adds To School's Fleet Of More Than 120 Aircraft

Piper has delivered three twin-engine piston-powered Training Class Piper Seminole aircraft to the UND Aerospace Foundation, which provides training and aircraft for the University of North Dakota’s John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences.

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Cyprus Airways Operations Suspended

Ordered By The EC to Repay Millions In 'Illegal' State Aid

Cyprus Airways has ceased all operations after the European Commission ordered it to repay the equivalent of over $76 million in state aid deemed to be illegal by the commission.

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NH Sen Ayotte Named Chair Senate Commerce Subcommittee On Aviation

Ayotte Says She Will Advocate For Safer, More Efficient Air Traffic System

U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) has been named by new Senate Commerce Committee chair John Thune (R-SD) as the Chair of the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security. Ayotte was the top Republican on the subcommittee for the past two years, and says she will continue to work across the aisle to create a safer and more efficient air traffic system.

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UAV Pilot Tracked Down By Fish And Wildlife Department

Sent A Letter Concerning Video Taken Over Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge

It all seemed innocent enough. UAV owner John Cornish had posted a video he had taken on the day after Christmas, 2014 in the areas of Mt. Scott, Quanah Parker Lake, and the Holy City of the Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. The video was not done for a commercial purpose, and yet it drew a rebuke and a "cease and desist" letter from the U.S. Government.

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AeroSports Update: Zenith Aircraft To Be At Sebring Florida

Zenith Aircraft Will Have A Large Presence At The Sebring U.S. Sport Aviation Expo Starting On January 14th

Zenith's Sebastien Heintz and Roger Dubbert will be flying factory demonstrator aircraft to the event from their factory in Mexico, MO. They are making an offer for everyone to stop by to see the planes and meet with factory staff in sunny Florida.

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New Generation AW169 Full Scale Production Underway

First Aircraft Now On The Final Assembly Line At Vergiate Facility In Italy

The new generation AW169 light intermediate 4.5-metric ton class helicopter has entered full scale production, with the first aircraft now on the final assembly line at its Vergiate facility in Italy. The event marks a major milestone ahead of EASA certification, with deliveries to the first batch of customers set to start in the 2nd quarter of 2015.

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Airborne 01.12.15: SpaceX Docks, P85 Flight Tests, WAI Remembers Pioneers

Also: Expert Says FAA UAV Rules 'Absurd', Eagle 407HP, UAS Guidance For Cops, UAV Photog Sues, HAI Excellence

Even from up the Florida coast here at ANN-HQ, the latest launch of a Falcon 9 v1.1 drove into the night sky for all to see. The successful launch, on Saturday, put the CRS-5 mission on a solid footing for a rendezvous and delivery of its payload early this morning. The rumble of a radial has been replaced with the growl of a V8 in the kit built P85. The P85 is a derivation of Altitude Group’s Radial Rocket airframe, with changes to accommodate a V8 firewall forward powerplant package utilizing th

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (01.13.15)

"We’ve made modifications to the RS-25 to meet SLS specifications and will analyze and test a variety of conditions during the hot fire series.” Source:  Steve Wofford, manager of the SLS Liquid Engines Office at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.13.15): Last Assigned Altitude

The last altitude/flight level assigned by ATC and acknowledged by the pilot.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.13.15)

WWII Veterans of the 412th Fighter Squadron

Men of the 412th Fighter Squadron of the United States Army Air Corps are much today as they were in the 1940's, ordinary American citizens.

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