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August 16, 2017

Airborne 08.16.17: Skydive Myrtle Beach Update, WWII Mosquito, USMC Op Reset

Also: New Legend, FAA’s Earl Lawrence, NFL 767s, Boeing Board, Singapore Airlines, NE Drones, Stuart Jet Ctr

Horry County, SC government officials have has reversed their story on alleged safety violations by Skydive Myrtle Beach, saying in a cover letter for 126 documents requested in a Freedom of Information Act request that they "may or may not demonstrate violation by Skydive Myrtle Beach of Horry County Department of Airports Minimum Standards, as that assessment has not been undertaken." Two years ago, those same documents were used as evidence in complaints against the business to both the

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Possible Parachute Straps May Be Latest 'Evidence' In D.B. Cooper Case

Strap Found Deep In The Pacific Northwest Handed Over To The FBI

The FBI is looking at a recently-discovered item that may be connected with the D.B. Cooper hijacking case, though they are not saying that it is enough to reopen the investigation.

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Aero-TV: Fast, Small, & Exciting - An Introduction To FPV Racing

Drone Racing A Hit At Sebring

The Sebring Sport Aviation Expo has "Sport" prominently featured in its name, and one of the fastest-growing segments of sports, and sport aviation, is drone racing. So it would seem to make sense that steps from the Sebring Speedway, drone racing was taking place at the January air show. Brian Morris of Team Multistar told ANN CEO and Editor in Chief Jim Campbell that there were about 110 of the fastest drone pilots competing at the show for a total prize purse of $20,000, with $10,000 going to the overall winner of the event...

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Virginia State Police Mourn The Loss Of Aviation Personnel

Aircraft Was Assisting Public Safety Resources During Situation In Charlottesville, VA

Virginia State Police and the NTSB are investigating the cause of the fatal helicopter accident in Albemarle County that claimed the lives of two state police pilots. The FAA is also investigating the incident.

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Airborne 08.15.17: Lycoming AD, Reno Drone Racing!, Santa Monica NIMBYs

Also: Icon A5 Accident, Aero-Calendar, Land Remote Sensing, Storm Aviation, Frontier, World Helicopter Day, Hubble

The FAA has issued an Airworthiness Directive (AD) for the connecting rods in certain models of Lycoming engines, and asked for comments on the AD (2017-16-11). The AD requires an inspection of connecting rods and replacement of affected connecting rod small end bushings. It was prompted by several reports of connecting rod failures resulting in uncontained engine failure and in-flight shutdowns (IFSDs). The FAA says it has received 5 reports of uncontained engine failures and IFSDs due to

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (08.16.17)

"Results for the second quarter of this year are very much like the first – mixed, with some bright spots.” Source: GAMA president and CEO Pete Bunce, commenting on the second quarter airplane shipment report.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.16.17): Cold Temperature Compensation

An action on the part of the pilot to adjust an aircraft’s indicated altitude due to the effect of cold temperatures on true altitude above terrain versus aircraft indicated altitude.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.16.17)

The Commercial Aviation Safety Team

Founded in 1998, the Commercial Aviation Safety Team has developed an integrated, data-driven strategy to reduce the commercial aviation fatality risk in the United States and promote new government and industry safety initiatives throughout the world.

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