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May 04, 2017

Airborne 05.04.17: SpaceShipTwo Update, DJI Spark?, Erickson Leaves Ch11

Also: Lego Saturn V, AUVSI-XPO 2017 Live, EAA/Daher, SLS Mission Slip, Customs v Sheen, Boeing v Bombardier, Astro Retirement

VSS Unity, the sub-orbital spacecraft that Virgin Galactic hopes will one day carry tourists to the fringe of space, reached a major milestone Monday with the successful completion of its first feather flight. Virgin Galactic posted on its blog that the feather system was tested extensively on the ground before the flight test was conducted. "Full analysis of the data from today’s flight will, as always, take time; but initial reports from the pilots and from mission contro

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AMA Drone Report 05.04.17: DRL Races, UAS Facility Maps, Sane Drone City Regs

Also: Karma Reintroduction, Dumb Drone Trix, Crowdfunding Issues, Hangar 360-Degree Drone Photos

Fitchburg, Massachusetts was selected by the Drone Racing League as the official New England site of one of its six 2017 Allianz World Championship races that culminate in a winner-take-all World Championship event. “It’s very exciting that Fitchburg was selected by DRL to host their 2017 drone racing series”, said Mayor Stephen DiNatale. The FAA has published more than 200 facility maps to streamline the commercial drone authorization process. The maps depict areas and altitudes near airpo

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Groundbreaking Set For Stockton Aviation Research And Technology Park

Construction Set To Begin May 15

A groundbreaking event is planned for May 15 for the Stockton Aviation Research and Technology Park in Atlantic County, NJ.

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Airborne 05.03.17: Evolutionary Upgrades, John Goglia, UAS Facility Maps

Also: Cleburne Airshow, Gulfstream, GoPro Karma, Rockwell Collins, Dumb Drone Trix, Aireon, Pratt & Whitney

Evolution Aircraft Company has upgraded their product line by adding two additional Turbine models to their lineup of experimental aircraft kits. In addition to adding two models, each Evolution Turbine now comes equipped with the new ETouch Flightdeck Interface that revolutionizes the situational awareness of the pilot. Kevin Eldredge, the President Evolution Aircraft Company explains, “While the EVOT-750 and Lycoming piston model offer a great range of performance, we found that two ad

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AMA Drone Report 04.27.17: Kitty Hawk Flyer, College Drones, DJI VR Goggles

Also: Airborne at XPONENTIAL, AMA On Mil-Airspace, Canadian Drones, AMA Legislative Efforts

With an appearance not all that different than many of the multi-copters we’re all flying these days, Google’s Larry Page, has entered the aviation arena with a personal flying machine that is supposed to operate in the 'ultralight' category. The 'Kitty Hawk Flyer' is an all-electric aircraft. Page's effort claims the aircraft to be "safe, tested and legal to operate in the United States in uncongested areas under the Ultralight category of FAA regulations. We’ve designed our first version speci

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (05.04.17)

"As a general rule, I don’t believe in over-burdening our businesses with regulation, or re-regulating industries that have been successfully de-regulated. But I shouldn’t need to remind you that Congress will not hesitate to act, whenever necessary, to ensure your customers are treated with the respect they deserve.  Source: House Transportation Committee Chair Bill Shuster (R-PA), at a hearing focused on airline customer service.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.04.17): Flight Test

A flight for the purpose of investigating the operation/flight characteristics of an aircraft or aircraft component, or evaluating an applicant for a pilot certificate or rating.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.04.17)

National Association of State Aviation Officials

Officially established in 1931, the National Association of State Aviation Officials is one of the oldest continually active aviation advocates in the United States.  

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