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July 15, 2017

'Sully' Sullenberger Raises Safety, Access Concerns If ATC Is Privatized

Says It Is A Political Solution To What Is Essentially A Budget Problem

Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger is not a fan of ATC privatization. And even if it does not pass this year, he says he's concerned about the direction the U.S. House is taking in proposing it for the second year in a row.

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F-35 Engine Fire Caused By Strong Tailwinds

Air Force Accident Investigation Board Clears F135 Engine In Incident

An engine fire aboard an F-35A at Mountain Home AFB in Idaho last September was caused by strong tailwinds, and not because of an issue with the F135 engine on the airplane, according to the Air Force Accident Investigation Board.

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Crowdfunding Effort Underway For U.K. Pilot Injured In Japan

Suffered A Broken Back When He Made An Off-Airport Landing

A crowdfunding effort is underway to help defray the medical expenses for Colin Hales, who was injured in an off-airport landing in Japan during his attempt to circumnavigate the globe in a KR2 airplane.

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Hawaii Mars Team Hopes To Fight Fires In B.C. Canada This Season

Offer Is Open, But Coulson Group Says It's Had No Word From The B.C. Government

The Coulson Group, which owns the Hawaii Mars water bomber, still has hopes of getting the airplane in the air fighting fires this summer. But so far, CEO Wayne Coulson says that they've heard nothing from the government of British Columbia about using the airplane.

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CAP’s ‘Very Best’ Cadets Report To Maxwell AFB For Leadership Training

Top Senior Air Force Leaders To Address Nearly 100 Participants From 35 Wings

It’s one of the top professional development opportunities available to America’s youth, but you have to be a high-achieving Civil Air Patrol cadet to participate. It’s Cadet Officer School, which begins today at Maxwell Air Force Base — site of CAP National Headquarters and home of Air University and professional military education for the U.S. Air Force. That makes it the ideal venue to develop the leadership skills of CAP’s top cadets.

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ALTI UAS Seeks Distribution Partners

Looking For Agents In Australia And The U.S.

ALTI is looking to expand its network of international distributors. The company is seeking and aim to appoint international agents in various countries including Australia and the United States, with the goal to establishing a long term, mutually beneficial relationship.

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South Korean Tiltrotor UAV Conducts Successful Ship Trials

Took Off And Landed From A Korea Coast Guard Ship While Underway

The Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) has conducted successful underway trials of its TR-60 tiltrotor UAV, according to a statement from the company.

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A New Twist On 'Hold My Beer'

Australian Man Checks A Single Can On A Qantas Flight

A passenger traveling from Melbourne, Australia to Perth decided that really the only thing he'd need at his destination was a can ... called a "tinny" in Strine ... of Emu Export beer.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.15.17)

"Every pilot who sits in the pilot seat of an airliner must be the absolute master of the aircraft all its systems." Source: Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, in an interview with Yahoo Global News anchor Katie Couric.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.15.17): Wind Shear Escape

An unplanned abortive maneuver initiated by the pilot in command (PIC) as a result of onboard cockpit systems.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.15.17) Wooden display propellers have rapidly become the most collectible item of aviation memorabilia.

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