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April 12, 2016

Airborne 04.12.16: FAA On FlightSims, CarterCopter Update, B-29 Doc Runs Engines

Also: Meyers 200C, Secord's Meyers 200C, Aero-Calendar, FAA Deputy Admin, F-16s At Misawa, CSF Congratulates, ‘Powering Your Plane’, Flight Design
The FAA has released a final rule that will allow instrument pilot candidates to make more use of simulators in obtaining their rating. The use of aviation training devices for instrument flight training has been recognized as a valuable tool since their introduction in World War Two. However, the regulations allowing their use to be logged for the purpose of obtaining an instrument rating have lagged behind the development of modern simulators. Carter Aviation Technologies says it has developed a configuration for its aircraft that can break the Rotorcraft world records for speed, range, and altit

CSF Congratulates SpaceX And Bigelow Aerospace

Marks Successful Launch Of BEAM To ISS, And Droneship Landing

The Commercial Spaceflight Federation praised both SpaceX and Bigelow aerospace for Friday's successful launch of a Dragon cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station and the recovery of the booster on a floating barge in the Atlantic Ocean.

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Moon Express Begins Process Of Commercial Lunar Mission Approval

Historic First Application Submitted To FAA For A Private Space Mission Beyond Earth Orbit

Moon Express has become the first private space company to request the U.S government to conduct a payload review of its spacecraft and plans leading to regulatory approval of a commercial mission to the Moon in 2017. Moon Express initiated the review process through a submission to the FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation (FAA AST), bringing the company another important step closer to the Moon.

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