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May 07, 2017

Airborne 05.05.17: Iconic Base Jump, P&W 100K!, More NIMBY Airport Cities

Also: 2017 XPONENTIAL Innovation Preview, Barnstorming, 3rd-Party Checklists, Hartzell Trailblazer, EAS, ALPA, Master Instructors

Red Bull Air Force Team member Miles Daisher chose Petra, one of the Wonders of the World, as a stunning location to celebrate his 4,300th BASE jump. The American BASE jumper, who has completed an impressive 7200 skydives, travelled to Jordan intent on becoming the first to BASE jump Petra with amazing scenery at the UNESCO World Heritage site. Setting up his early morning gear, Miles waited for the right conditions to let go with the help of his teammate Andy Farrington. Wit

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NAV CANADA, Aireon Complete Successful Space-Based ADS-B Flight Test

Single Aireon Payload Received 6,935 ADS-B Messages From The NAV CANADA Test Aircraft Flying In The Montreal, Winnipeg And Edmonton Airspace

NAV CANADA has completed a successful flight test of space-based ADS-B technology. The test was conducted to collect ADS-B data used for validating Aireon's satellite aircraft surveillance and tracking service. The NAV CANADA flight occurred on March 7, 2017 and utilized a specially equipped Bombardier aircraft with both top and bottom mounted 125 watt ADS-B antennas. It was the first of two scheduled flight tests by the Canadian Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP). Additional flight tests were done by the FAA and Polaris Flight Systems.

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Build Your Own Saturn V ... Out Of Legos

Kit Includes Entire Moon Landing System

For space geeks, this could be the ultimate Lego set. The company has released the NASA Apollo Saturn V set that includes command and service modules as well as a lunar lander.

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CAE Signs Training Solutions Contracts Valued At More Than C$375 Million

Orders Include 11 Full-Flight Simulator Sales For A Total Of 50 For The Fiscal Year

CAE announced at the 2017 World Aviation Training Conference and Tradeshow (WATS) a series of commercial aviation training solutions contracts and agreements with airlines worldwide, including Scandinavian Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, Korean Air and new Chinese customer Donghai Airlines. 

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Honeywell Gives Cargo Airplanes Improved View, Safety

IntuVue RDR-4000 Weather Radar Provides Lockheed Martin's Commercial And Military Cargo Aircraft With Advanced Weather Detection For Smoother, Safer Flights

Honeywell will provide the commercial and military versions of its innovative 3-D weather radar solution to Lockheed Martin for use on its new LM-100J Super Hercules commercial freighter.

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Hawaiian Airlines Unveils New Brand And Livery

First Aircraft With New Design Is A Boeing 717

Hawaiian Airlines has revealed an updated brand identity and the freshly-painted livery of a Boeing 717 (N488HA), the first of its fleet of more than 50 aircraft that will feature the new design. Pualani (Flower of the Sky), the beloved icon of Hawaiian's brand for more than four decades, continues to gaze forward on the tail of the aircraft; beneath her, a silver maile lei with woven pakalana flowers wraps around the fuselage in a larger-than-life expression of the aloha spirit.  

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Airbus Completes 1,500th Target Drone

Will Be Used By The German Armed Forces

Airbus has completed the 1,500th target drone (Do-DT – direct target) at the Friedrichshafen site, which will soon enter service on behalf of the German Armed Forces. 

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Two Arrested In Attempted Prison Drone Delivery

Drugs, Weapons, Phones Confiscated From The Drone Operators

Two men have been arrested in South Carolina for attempting to smuggle contraband into a medium-security prison using a drone.

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Drone World Expo To Become Flagship Event Of Commercial Drone Week

A Dozen Events For The Global Drone Industry To Be Held In Silicon Valley The First Week In October

The latest drone event to come on the scene is Commercial Drone Week, which will include meetings, conferences, networking, tours, demos and receptions to continue face to face conversations around its flagship event, Drone World Expo.  The first annual Commercial Drone Week already has a dozen concurrent events planned, ranging from an awards program presented by the Commercial Drone Alliance to the first in-person board meeting for the Global UTM Association and a special workshop on sUAS for inspections, presented by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Worldwide.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.07.17): Flight Level

Flight Level A level of constant atmospheric pressure related to a reference datum of 29.92 inches of mercury. Each is stated in three digits that represent hundreds of feet. For example, flight level (FL) 250 represents a barometric altimeter indication of 25,000 feet; FL 255, an indication of 25,500 feet.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.07.17)

Aero Linx: Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute Vision and Mission: To advance the art, science, engineering and applications relating to aeronautics, space and related technologies in Canada To provide a focus for communications and networking for aeronautics and space communities in Canada To assist members in developing skills, exchanging information, and sharing talents in their areas of interest To promote Canadian competence and international competitiveness in aeronautics, space and related technologies and their applications To foster national pride and international esteem for Canada’

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (05.07.17)

Aero-News Quote of the Day "Operators around the world will rely on the LM-100J to go where other commercial freighters won't fly to and can't reach to deliver vital supplies and cargo. Weather will always be a major factor and consideration for LM-100J operations. Honeywell's IntuVue radar provides LM-100J pilots with a more complete picture of the weather that impacts their flight. IntuVue gives pilots the necessary data and forecasts so that they can best navigate flight paths without negative impacts to delivery timelines. The system also ensures a safer flying environment for LM-100J crews, which is of paramount importance. IntuVue's capabilities and technological advantages will truly e

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