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November 25, 2016

Crete To Cape Air Rally Temporarily Grounded By Ethiopian Government

Questionable Decisions Halted International Aviation Event, Friends/Relatives Were Worried

The Vintage Air Rally Crete2Cape is a biplane rally starting from Sitia, Crete on the 12th of November 2016 and expected to end up in Cape Town after 5 amazing weeks -- but the original plan has gone a bit astray. If you thought politics here in the US had gone a bit whacky, then obviously you haven't checked out the Ethiopian side of political craziness. For reasons that are yet to be fully explained, the Ethiopians had halted the specialized air race, claiming that the racers had crossed into the country illegally... despite the fact that the race (and the route) has been publicized for months ahead of time. After some negotiation, the Ethiopians relented and the race has continu

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First Flight: Airbus A350-1000

With Maiden Flight Complete, Flight-Test Program Now Underway

Another milestone has been reached in the A350 program as the first A350-1000 took off Thanksgiving morning for its maiden flight at Blagnac in Toulouse, France at 10.42 hrs local time. The A350-1000 is Airbus’ largest and most powerful twin-engined airliner ever. Equipped with specially developed Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97 turbofans, the A350-1000’s first flight is taking place over south-western France.

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SpaceX, MUSK Targeted By Conservative PAC

Group Led By Laura Ingraham Documents 'Problems' With Musk Companies

A conservative Political Action Committee called Citizens for the Republic has been harshly criticizing Elon Musk and his various companies.

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AeroSports Update: E-AB Maintenance For Downline Owners

If You Buy An Already Completed Experimental Amateur Built Aircraft, You Need To Understand Continued Airworthiness Requirements

Buying an experimental amateur built (E-AB) aircraft that has already been completed can be a great way to own an aircraft that is unique and different. However, it’s been found that many downline owners, that means someone who buys an already built E-AB, may not understand the nuances and differences of continued airworthiness requirements. They are not the same as an FAA type certificated airplane.

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Klyde Morris 11.25.16

We KNEW It Klyde! We Just KNEW It!


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Support The Academy Of Model Aeronautics On #GivingTuesday

Encourages Participation To Help Them Reach Their 2016 Fundraising Goal

The Academy of Model Aeronautics is participating in #GivingTuesday on November 29 to help them hit their 2016 fundraising goal of $200,000.

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Aloft AeroArchitects Names Robert Sundin As New President/CEO

Moves John Martin To Chairman Of The Board

The board of directors of Aloft AeroArchitects has appointed Robert ‘Bob’ Sundin as President and Chief Executive Officer, a move which will become effective November 28, 2016. Sundin was also named to the Board of Directors of Aloft. John Martin, the current President/CEO, will move to the role of Chairman of the Aloft Board.

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Star One D1 Arrives For Heavy-Lift Ariane 5 Flight In December

Dual Payload Launch Will Be Final Heavy-Lift Flight Of The Year For Arianespace

Arianespace’s year-ending heavy-lift flight of 2016 from the Spaceport will orbit two passengers based on the SSL 1300 relay platform built by Space Systems Loral (SSL), with the second of these spacecraft now delivered to French Guiana.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (11.25.16)

“Bob Sundin is a 30-year veteran of the aviation industry, having led large organizations within Bombardier, Landmark Aviation and Dassault Falcon Jet through transitional phases, while focused on operational excellence and topline growth.” Source: Aloft AeroArchitects current president/CEO John Martin, on the appointment of Bob Sundin as his replacement.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.25.16): North Atlantic High Level Airspace (NAT HLA)

That volume of airspace (as defined in ICAO Document 7030) between FL 285 and FL 420 within the Oceanic Control Areas of Bodo Oceanic, Gander Oceanic, New York Oceanic East, Reykjavik, Santa Maria, and Shanwick, excluding the Shannon and Brest Ocean Transition Areas.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.25.16)

The Piper Cub Forum

All about the immortal J-3 Piper Cub and L-4 Grasshopper, built by William Piper at Lock Haven, which evolved into the PA-11 Cub Special, PA-18 Super Cub, and the Legend Cub and other lookalikes of today.

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