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September 14, 2017

Airborne 09.14.17: CAF Wings Over Dallas, Foreflight, JetBlue Pilots

Also: GAO Debunks ATC Privatization, Waco Aircraft, Whirly-Girls, Honeywell, GPS III, UAV Privacy, Embraer

The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) announces the return of CAF Wings Over Dallas World War II Airshow on Oct. 6-8, 2017 at Dallas Executive Airport. More than 19,000 visitors from 32 states were drawn to the inaugural event in 2016. This year’s show will feature a 75th anniversary commemoration of the Doolittle Raid, the heroic U.S. counterattack on Japan after Pearl Harbor. A flying reenactment of the Raid will combine eight B-25 bombers, spectacular pyrotechnics, sound effects, and narration

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AMA Drone Report 09.14.17: MultiGP Nat’l Championship, GDU O2, ICAO Registration

Also: AMA Monitoring Volunteer Drones, Aerix DaVinci, FAA ReAuthorization, TobyRich, ADR Test Pilots

The 2017 MultiGP National Drone Racing Championship are being held now through this weekend at the National Championship Air Races in Reno, NV. With thousands of pilots currently having competed in over 70 qualifying events of the MultiGP Regional Series, all eyes are fixed on Reno's many racing efforts and as well as those of MultiGP. In order to advance to the championship, top pilots from each Regional Qualifier advance to their respective Regional Final. Then, the top two pilots from each of the 14 R

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AMA Drone Report 09.14.17: MultiGP Nat’l Championships, GDU O2, ICAO Registration?

Also: AMA Monitoring Volunteer Drones, Aerix DaVinci, FAA ReAuthorization, TobyRich, ADR Test Pilots

The 2017 MultiGP National Drone Racing Championship are being held now through this weekend at the National Championship Air Races in Reno, NV. With thousands of pilots currently having competed in over 70 qualifying events of the MultiGP Regional Series, all eyes are fixed on Reno's many racing efforts and as well as those of MultiGP. In order to advance to the championship, top pilots from each Regional Qualifier advance to their respective Regional Final. Then, the top two pilots from each of the 14 Regional Finals are  invited to the Championship. GDU has announced the official launch of the GDU O2. The GDU O2 has arms that slide inside the body to give it a small form f

Airborne 09.14.17: CAF Wings Over Dallas, Foreflight, JetBlue Pilots

Also: GAO Debunks ATC Privatization, Waco Aircraft, Whirly-Girls, Honeywell, GPS III, UAV Privacy, Embraer 

The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) announces the return of CAF Wings Over Dallas World War II Airshow on Oct. 6-8, 2017 at Dallas Executive Airport. More than 19,000 visitors from 32 states were drawn to the inaugural event in 2016. This year’s show will feature a 75th anniversary commemoration of the Doolittle Raid, the heroic U.S. counterattack on Japan after Pearl Harbor. A flying reenactment of the Raid will combine eight B-25 bombers, spectacular pyrotechnics, sound effects, and narration into a pulsating history lesson. There's a new version of ForeFlight available. Topping the list of new stuff for version 9.3 is a graphical Route Advisor The Route Advisor

National Aviation Hall Of Fame Leader Resigns After 19-Year Tenure

Ron Kaplan Raised Funding, Awareness For Congressionally-Chartered Non-Profit And Its Honorees

Ron Kaplan informed the National Aviation Hall of Fame Board of Trustees of his resignation from the organization, effective as of July 31, 2017, citing philosophical differences with the NAHF executive leadership.  He had served the Congressionally-chartered non-profit in various capacities since being recruited onto the staff in 1998, including four years as Executive Director. Kaplan leaves his present position of Enshrinement and Outreach Director to expand his aviation and media consulting service.

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Naval Aviation Readiness Needle Trending Upward

Situation Discussed At Annual Tailhook Convention

Naval Aviation has a ways to go in terms of readiness, but the needle is moving in the right direction, according to leadership. During the final panel discussion at the 61st Annual Tailhook Convention on Sept. 9, the Air Boss, Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker, Commander, Naval Air Forces, and Vice Adm. Paul Grosklags, Commander, Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), addressed an audience of Navy stakeholders and provided a candid assessment of the Naval Aviation Enterprise, acknowledging the enterprise-wide challenges of today and the ongoing efforts to address them.

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NASA Administrator Nominee Bridenstine Has His Supporters On Capitol Hill

But The Former Naval Aviator Also Has His Critics

The nomination of Oklahoma Republican Congressman Jim Bridenstine, tapped by President Donald Trump as the next NASA administrator, is gaining some support on Capitol Hill, but there is also serious opposition to the nomination from both sides of the aisle.

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Maryland To Sue FAA Over NextGen Flight Patterns At BWI, Reagan National

Seeks Changes In Arrival And Departure Routes From Airports

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has directed state Attorney General Brian Frosh to file a lawsuit against FAA Administrator Michael Huerta and the agency in an effort to change NextGen flight patterns for arrivals and departures from Baltimore-Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport (KBWI) and Ronald Reagan National Airport (KDCA) in nearby Arlington, Virginia.

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Airbus Foundation And French Red Cross Bring Relief To Victims Of Hurricane Irma

Airbus A350 Xwb Flies 30 Metric Tons Of Relief Goods And Medical Personnel To Guadeloupe

The Airbus Foundation and the French Red Cross have sent an Airbus A350 XWB test aircraft with 30 metric tons of emergency goods and 84 medical personnel from France, to Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe. The relief equipment consisted of generators, water sanitation machines, solar lamps, beds, and mosquito netting. These are destined to the victims of hurricane Irma on the islands Saint-Martin and Saint-Barthélémy and for later distribution to multiple islands in the Caribbean.

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Tech Data Signs Distribution Agreement For Propel Star Wars Drones

Designed To Do Battle With Up To 12 Other Players In A Live Environment

Tech Data Corporation announced an agreement with Propel, a leading developer of consumer drones and remote-controlled helicopters, to distribute their Limited Collector's Edition Star Wars battle drones. Tech Data will provide these drones to major/national retailers, regional retailers, etailers and independent retailers throughout the U.S. and the U.K in conjunction with Disney and Lucasfilm's Force Friday II global fan event on Sept. 1, 2017 as a prelude to the premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi on Dec. 15, 2017.

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California: No Pot Delivery By Drone

Bureau Of Cannabis Control Says Transportation Must Be On The Ground

The California Bureau of Cannabis Control has shot down the idea of delivering pot using drones in the state.

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Navy MQ-25 Drone Refueling System Set To Deploy As Early As Next Year

Intelligence-Gathering A Possible Secondary Mission For The Aircraft

The U.S. Navy is working to finalize its MQ-25 drone program sometime in the next two years with a goal of operating unmanned aircraft off aircraft carriers that are capable of delivering fuel to other aircraft in flight.

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Clay Lacy Offers $30,000 Credit to Gulfstream And Challenger Owners

Incentive To Be Applied To FANS 1/A+ With ADS-B Out Upgrade

Clay Lacy Aviation announces a limited-time $30,000 savings to Gulfstream and Challenger owners who upgrade to FANS 1/A+ with ADS-B Out with a Clay Lacy STC. The offer applies to owners of Gulfstream GIV, GIV-SP and GV business jets, as well as the Challenger 601-3A, 601-3AER and 601-3R.

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Airbus Showcases EMS Capabilities At China Helicopter Expo 2017

Celebrates 50th Anniversary Of Its Presence In The Country

Airbus Helicopters will highlight its wide range of products and services at this year’s China Helicopter Exposition, from September 14th to 17th in Tianjin. The company will also be celebrating the 50th anniversary of its presence in China.

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AD: The Boeing Company Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2017-18-16

PRODUCT: Certain Boeing Model 737-700 and -700C series airplanes.

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Airborne 09.13.17: American A/L, NavWorx ADS600-B 2.0, Pipistrel Alpha

Also: Operation Airdrop, Aero-Calendar, Air Wisconsin, NBAA, SmartPlane Pro FPV, MARS, GOL

In the aftermath of 9/11, nearly 3,000 American Airlines pilots were placed on furlough as the airline industry struggled to recover from the terrorist attacks. The last of those pilots were invited to return to work in 2013. Now, the Allied Pilots Association is calling on the airline to credit those workers for the time they were involuntarily on the sidelines when calculating seniority. APA has made the issue a top priority in negotiations with American. NavWorx is now shipping its ADS600-B 2.0 System for insta

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AMO UAS Crews Support Florida Post Hurricane Irma

Flights Collecting Critical Data For Damage Assessment

U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Air and Marine Operations (AMO) crews launched a radar-equipped unmanned aircraft system (UAS) to Florida to collect radar imagery of critical infrastructures before Hurricane Irma made landfall, and after.

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Former Blue Angels, Thunderbirds Oppose ATC Privatization

ICAS Releases Video Featuring Six Former Team Commanders

Six former team commanders of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and U.S. Navy Blue Angels are forcefully opposing legislation that would privatize U.S. air traffic control services. In a 100-second video produced by the International Council of Air Shows, these former military aviators urge their fellow citizens to contact their congressional representatives to tell them to vote against H.R. 2997 which is currently being considered by the U.S. House of Representatives.

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A4A: The Time For ATC Reform Is Now

Airline Group Calls For Passage Of AIRR Act

Sharon Pinkerton, Senior Vice President for Legislative and Regulatory Policy and David Berg, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary at Airlines for America recently penned an article together in the Air and Space Lawyer, highlighting that now is the time for Congress to embrace change and transfer the operation of the nation’s air traffic control system from the FAA to a non-profit, private entity.

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New Airbus Aerial Technology Impacts Hurricane Irma Recovery Efforts

Company Offers Insurers Free Initial Access To Image Libraries And Data Services

As residents and insurers in the southeastern United States begin to consider recovery efforts following Hurricane Irma, Airbus Aerial is prepared to help by providing insurance companies free initial access to its library of aerial base maps and data analytics of the affected region.

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AMA Drone Report 09.07.17: UAVs v Hurricane!, DJI Sphere Mode, Lily Drone Return

Also: WA Drone Regs, Vertical UAV Landings, Dronefax, Ultimate Drone-Orbital Test Vehicle, ADR Test Pilots Ready

Vehicles once criticized as hazardous are also coming to the rescue for those harmed by Hurricane Harvey. The tragedy of the Hurricane was preceded by numerous warnings about drone use throughout the area as hazards to rescue operations... and then those rescue operations turned more and more to all manner of unmanned drones and UAS in order to significantly augment their capabilities... with a resulting positive effect on rescues as well as the ability to better analyze the area’s dama

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Three New Crew Members Arrive At International Space Station

Trip From Kazakhstan To ISS Took Just Six Hours

After a six-hour flight, NASA astronauts Mark Vande Hei, Joe Acaba and Alexander Misurkin of Roscosmos arrived at the International Space Station at 10:55 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Sept. 12, where they will continue important scientific research.

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NTSB Releases Prelim In Accident Involving Former Google Engineer

Had Built Express CT Airplane That Impacted Terrain On Approach To Madras, OR Municipal Airport

The NTSB has released its preliminary report from an accident that fatally injured 58-year-old Rich Wheeler, who was traveling to Madras Municipal Airport in Oregon to view the total solar eclipse last month.

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Airberlin Cancels More Than 100 Flights

Pilots Calling In Sick In Unusually High Numbers

Airberlin pilots are apparently staging a "sick out" labor action, as 200 of the carrier's 1,500 pilots called in sick on Tuesday forcing the cancellation of more than 100 flights, according to the airline.

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Airborne 09.13.17: American A/L, NavWorx ADS600-B 2.0, Pipistrel Alpha

Also: Operation Airdrop, Aero-Calendar, Air Wisconsin, NBAA, SmartPlane Pro FPV, MARS, GOL

In the aftermath of 9/11, nearly 3,000 American Airlines pilots were placed on furlough as the airline industry struggled to recover from the terrorist attacks. The last of those pilots were invited to return to work in 2013. Now, the Allied Pilots Association is calling on the airline to credit those workers for the time they were involuntarily on the sidelines when calculating seniority. APA has made the issue a top priority in negotiations with American. NavWorx is now shipping its ADS600-B 2.0 System for insta

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.14.17)

"We are concerned about recently proposed legislation that would turn over America's air traffic control to a private organization that would be controlled by the airlines and their allies." Source: Major General Brian Bishop (U.S. Air Force, Retired), who flew in the lead position for the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds in 1998 and 1999.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.14.17): Clearway

An area beyond the takeoff runway under the control of airport authorities within which terrain or fixed obstacles may not extend above specified limits.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.14.17)

The Association Of Air Medical Services

Established in 1980, the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS) is an international trade association headquartered in the Washington, DC area. AAMS is a non-profit 501C (6) trade association that represents and advocates on behalf of our membership to enhance their ability to deliver quality, safe, and effective medical care and medical transportation for every patient in-need.

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