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May 16, 2015

Florida UAV Bill Signed By Governor Scott

Prevents Surveillance By Unmanned Aircraft Without Person's Consent, But Allows Many Commercial Uses

A new law signed by Florida Governor Rick Scott prohibits the use of a UAV for the purposes of surveillance by individuals, law enforcement, and other government entities under most conditions.

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Court To Decide Whether East Hampton Noise Rules Can Begin Tuesday

Hearing To Be Held On Temporary Restraining Order That Would Block Implementation

A court in Central Islip, NY will hold a hearing Monday to determine whether noise restriction imposed on helicopters and other aircraft operating out of East Hampton Airport will be allowed to go into effect Tuesday morning.

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Man Detained For Flying A UAV Near The White House

Park On The North Side Of The Building Was Placed On Lockdown

Just a day after the FAA issued a reminder that Washington, D.C. is basically a "no fly" zone for UAVs, the Secret Service detained a man for operating an unmanned aircraft in the vicinity of the White House.

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NASA Unveils Latest Technology Roadmaps For Future Agency Needs

Agency Seeking Public Comments On The Draft Documents

NASA has released the agency’s 2015 technology roadmaps laying out the promising new technologies that will help NASA achieve its aeronautics, science and human exploration missions for the next 20 years, including the agency’s journey to Mars.

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Biplanes Land On Top Of One Another At Uncontrolled Airport

Pitts S-2B And V STAR Aircraft Involved, Both Pilots Survive

The pilot of a Pitts S-2B landed on top of a V STAR homebuilt biplane at Tullahoma Regional Airport in Tennessee Wednesday.

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EASA Certifies Militarized H145M

Deliveries To The Bundeswehr To Begin Later This Year

EASA has certified Airbus Helicopters’ H145M, clearing the way for the military type approval and initial two deliveries of this multi-role twin-engine military rotorcraft before year-end. Its first customer is the Bundeswehr (German Armed Forces), which has ordered 15 rotorcraft to be operated by the German Air Force. First deliveries for the second H145M customer, the Royal Thai Navy, will begin in 2016.

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Wipaire Receives New Chinese Approvals

Single Point Fueling Mod, Hartzell Prop Upgrade Validated By CAAC

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has validated two Wipaire Supplemental Type Certificates; Wipaire’s single point fueling modification (STC SA00059WI) on the Cessna 208 Caravan, Cessna 208B Grand Caravan, Cessna 208B Grand Caravan EX, and the Quest Kodiak, and Wipaire’s Hartzell propeller upgrade for the Quest KODIAK (STCSA02991CH).

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TAM's 1st A350 XWB Takes Shape

Well Along In Final Assembly Process In Toulouse, France

The first A350-900 for TAM Airlines is progressing well in the Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Toulouse, France, with joining of the wings, the horizontal and vertical tail plane, the main landing gear and the tail cone to the fuselage.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.16.15)

"The technology candidates identified in the roadmaps provide capabilities that can be leveraged, reused and built upon, enabling more complex operations over time in the exploration of more distant destinations in the solar system." Source: David Miller, chief technologist at NASA Headquarters in Washington.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.16.15): Cross-Check

The first fundamental skill of instrument flight, also known as scan, the continuous and logical observation of instruments for attitude and performance information.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.16.15)

First Flight

Information on the Wright Brothers and Sir George Cayley. Includes simulators of several early aircraft, including the 1903 Wright Flyer I.

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