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March 01, 2017

Airborne 03.01.17: SpaceX Moon Mission!, Gulfstream G600, Vietnam USMC Airman

Also: Drone Pilot To Jail, Mobile Oshkosh, Garmin Tragedy, DJI Theft, Boeing UK, City Drone Ban, UPS Aircraft Mechanics

SpaceX had a surprising announcement this week signaling that private space tourism may be making some big leaps -- soon. The company announced that it had, “...been approached to fly two private citizens on a trip around the moon late next year. They have already paid a significant deposit to do a moon mission.” SpaceX adds that, “We expect to conduct health and fitness tests, as well as beginning initial training later this year. Other flight teams have also express

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Charges Fly In John Wayne Airport Contract Dispute

Allegations Of Price-Fixing And Other Improprieties Lodged

A dispute over a multi-million-dollar contract for the operation of private aircraft terminals at John Wayne Airport in southern California has resulted in allegations of price-fixing, improper bidding, and other improprieties.

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More Than 50,000 Girls Set To Discover Aviation

Women Of Aviation Worldwide Week 2017 Set For March 6 To 12

During the 7th annual Women Of Aviation Worldwide Week, March 6 to 12, the air and space industry will shade its enduring male-dominated image. Girls and women will be the majority at industry facilities such as airports, aerospace factories, and control towers where industry enthusiasts and key stakeholders are putting the final touches on events designed to attract and empower them.

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Aero-TV: Electric E430 - Electric Aircraft Expert Yuneec Preps Nextgen Flyers

Yuneec Is Far More Than Just A Drone Company…

Yuneec is very well known in the drone community, but before they started making quadcopters, they were a leader in the world of electric manned aviation. And one of their latest airplanes is the Yuneec E-430. Speaking to ANN CEO and Editor in Chief Jim Campbell at CES in Las Vegas, Yuneec Director of Marketing Jeff Fassbinder said the company is working with the FAA to get a designation for electric aircraft so that more pilots can be introduced to flying behind an electric motor rather than a reciprocating engine.

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Airborne 02.28.17: Patrouille de France!, DJI M200, Earth-Like Planets

Also: Drone Sightings, Aero-Calendar, FAA UAS Symposium, VFA-213, Hawaiian Airlines, Piper SAIB, NASA

The Patrouille de France, France's military jet demonstration team, has released details on its ambitious six-week visit to the United States and Canada this spring. The team's first public appearance will be a photo mission with the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor as a backdrop on Saturday, March 25. Two days later, on Monday, March 27, the team will conduct a second photo mission in Washington, DC. Among their other appearances, the team's first full demonstration will be at the Melbourne Air Sho

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (03.01.17)

“Virginia is home to a lot of business aircraft, but has no major MRO facilities. This exemption is the first step to make Virginia more attractive for repair shops to set up and expand.” Source: Greg Voos, NBAA’s Southeast regional representative.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.01.17): Radar Flight Following

The observation of the progress of radar identified aircraft, whose primary navigation is being provided by the pilot, wherein the controller retains and correlates the aircraft identity with the appropriate target or target symbol displayed on the radar scope.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.01.17)

Britain's Blitz Girl

From The U.K. Daily Mail, a story about some long-lost photographs that surfaced again shortly after one of the people depicted turned 100.

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