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August 24, 2015

Airborne 08.24.15: UK Airshow Tragedy, Replica Bugatti 100P Flies!, FedEx Pilots

Also: EFAS Cessation, AVW, Papal Visit TFR, Trig TT22 STC, C Series Over 80% Done, Flexjet Pilots, NTSB Investigates Tail Strike

A Hawker Hunter military jet taking part in the Shoreham Air Show in Sussex, England went down during the airshow this weekend. It impacted on a busy highway resulting in what is reported to have caused the fatal injury of eleven people. However, numerous other people were injured and, according to BBC News, the fatality number could increase. The same BBC News reports states that the pilot’s name is Andy Hill, and that he was taken by air ambulance to the Royal Suss

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Airborne 08.24.15: UK Airshow Tragedy, Replica Bugatti 100P Flies!, FedEx Pilots Agree

Also: EFAS Cessation, AVW, Papal Visit TFR, Trig TT22 STC, C Series Over 80% Done, Flexjet Pilots, NTSB Investigates Tail Strike

A Hawker Hunter military jet taking part in the Shoreham Air Show in Sussex, England went down during the airshow this weekend. It impacted on a busy highway resulting in what is reported to have caused the fatal injury of eleven people. However, numerous other people were injured and, according to BBC News, the fatality number could increase. The same BBC News reports states that the pilot’s name is Andy Hill, and that he was taken by air ambulance to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in critical condition. It’s reported police made a statement that he is, “fighting for his life.” The effort to build a replica Bugatti 100P airpl

FedEx Pilots, Management Reach Tentative Agreement After Years Of Bargaining

Negotiations Have Been Underway Since 2011

FedEx pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), have reached a tentative agreement (TA) with FedEx management on an amended collective bargaining agreement. The parties have been actively negotiating since 2011. Discussions started in 2011 under a special interim discussions agreement that had originally been made by both parties to assist in narrowing the field of open items in order to conclude formal bargaining in a timely manner.

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New Helicopter-Specific Training Manual Available From EHeST

Organization Says Helicopter Instructors Worldwide Can Benefit

Like a good pilot, a good flight instructor is always learning. Now the European Helicopter Safety Team (EHeST) has prepared a helicopter-specific manual that can benefit instructors worldwide.

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Commercial Users From Around The World Register For Drone World Expo

Several New Speakers, Sessions Added To Conference Program

More than 600 commercial drone end users representing 17 countries have already registered for Drone World Expo.

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HFI Seeks Vintage Aircraft For Display At Convention

Next Heli-Expo To Be Held In Louisville, KY In March

The Helicopter Foundation International (HFI) is putting out the call to owners of vintage helicopters that would like to put them on display at Heli-Expo 2016 in Louisville, KY.

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New Women’s Aviation Film To Air On Western Reserve PBS

Women's Air Race Classic Has A Heritage Dating Back To 1929

The new documentary film Beyond the Powder will be premiering on Western Reserve Public Media over Labor Day weekend in NE Ohio.

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NASA Awards Grants To Expand STEM Education At Minority Serving Institutions

Five Universities To Receive Cooperative Agreement Awards

NASA's Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) has selected five universities for cooperative agreement awards totaling $6 million to provide educator training and expand course offerings in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

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IEE Wins F-15E MPD CRT Display Replacement Contract

Partners With HEBCO To Provide Turnkey Solution For Strike Eagle

The Air Force will upgrade cockpit displays in its F-15E Strike Eagle with new 6x6 Multi-Purpose Displays (MPD) provided by defense contractor IEE. The contract was awarded through HEBCO, an engineering technical services company, as the prime contractor.

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Surveillance Radar From Airbus Defense And Space Monitors Australian Air Bases

Contract Enhances Air Traffic Control Capabilities Of The Royal Australian Air Force

Airbus Defense and Space has received two contracts worth approximately €130 million (approx $145.6 million) from Australia’s new Capability, Acquisition and Sustainment Group to equip and support nine military and civil/military Australian airfields with the world’s newest and most powerful airport surveillance sensors.

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HyperSolar Sees Growing Market For Hydrogen-Powered Aircraft

Recent Developments Point To Opportunities For Alternative Fuels

A group of researchers at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the American University of Sharjah (AUS) recently conducted the first hydrogen fuel cell-powered unmanned aerial vehicle flight in the Middle East.

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New Novel Combines Mystery And Murder In An Air Park Community

Author Finds 'Flying People Fascinating'

While it may be a bit late for a beach read this year ... September is, after all, on the horizon ... a new novel centered on an air park might be just the thing for chilly fall evenings or a way to wile away a long winter's night.

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CCIM’s Firm Authorized To Fly Drones

Crosby & Associates Gains FAA Section 333 Exemption

Ben Crosby, CCIM, recognized that using small unmanned aerial systems (UAS), would be an inexpensive way to capture aerial video and photos for the thousands of acres of agricultural land that are the backbone of his firm’s commercial real estate business. But he thought the process to gain an FAA exemption was too onerous. However, when Doug Trudeau won an FAA exemption for using UAS in January, Crosby, president at Crosby & Associates in Winter Haven, FL, realized he could too.

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CGD Awarded Spot On US Air Force Training System Acquisition III Contract

Will Compete In Unrestricted Pool For Work Totalling $21 Billion

Cubic Global Defense (CGD), a business unit of Cubic Corporation has been awarded a spot on the U.S. Air Force (USAF) Training System Acquisition (TSA) III contract, in the large business “unrestricted pool” by Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) Training Systems Product Group. The estimated ceiling of the contract is $20.9 billion for task orders to be completed over the next 10 years.

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Aero-TV: Starting From Scratch – Hartzell Re-Props The Piper M500

America's 'Prop-Masters' Tackle The Front End Of One Of GA's Hottest Traveling Machines

While at EAA AirVenture 2015, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, took the opportunity to talk with Joe Brown, the President of Hartzell Propellers. They started off by discussing Hartzell’s involvement with the new five-bladed propeller installed on Piper’s M500 series of airplane.

British Air Display Association Provides Actual Facts To Counter Media Hysterics

No Accident Is Without Many Tragedies and Casualties... The Truth Often Being Ignored In The Process

The British Air Display Association has provided the following statements, offering facts instead of the many emotional inaccuracies the aviation world is seeing from a media community that seems more intent on telling outrageous stories than offering actual reporting. The British Air Display Association was formed in 2011 to consolidate a number of separate expert communities, each with their own expertise, involved in UK airshows...

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Aero-TV: Starting From Scratch – Hartzell Re-Props The Piper M500

America's 'Prop-Masters' Tackle The Front End Of One Of GA's Hottest Traveling Machines

While at EAA AirVenture 2015, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, took the opportunity to talk with Joe Brown, the President of Hartzell Propellers. They started off by discussing Hartzell’s involvement with the new five-bladed propeller installed on Piper’s M500 series of airplane. As Brown’s explains the development of propeller, the video gives some great views of the front end of the M500 with the Hartzell prop. This is one wicked looking propeller on that airplane!

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Klyde Morris (08.24.15)

Klyde Shudders To Consider The Possibilities...

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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AeroSports Update: North Fox Island Airstrip Reopens

The Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF) Has Been Working For Several Years To Re-Open North Fox Island Airstrip

Many volunteer man hours have gone into preparation and negotiations in order to reclaim and return the airstrip to a safe condition. North Fox Island is approximately 27 miles northwest of Charlevoix, MI.

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Airborne 08.21.15: World Heritage Air Museum, 1st A350-1000 Wing, HyperSolar

Also: FAA SAFO, A4A Projections, Gatwick, Aviation Leaders Meet, John Lennon Airport, VA Unmanned Systems Commission

The World Heritage Air Museum announced the opening its new headquarters and flight operations base at a renovated hangar at Michigan's Oakland County International Airport in Detroit. The hangar will be home to several rare vintage jets from around the world where visitors can get an up close view and learn more about the aircraft and the roles they played in history. The wings for the first Airbus A350-1000 have begun the process of assembly at Broughton, North Wales. The A350-1000 wing

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FAA Says 'No' To UAV Promotion At Baseball Game

Bridgeport, CT Bluefish Planned Commemoration Of Date That Gustave Whitehead Supposedly Flew

The Bridgeport Bluefish ... a professional baseball team not affiliated with Major League Baseball that plays in Bridgeport, CT, had sent out a call for fans that own UAVs to bring them to the ballpark August 14th and fly them to commemorate the day the Connecticut Legislature says Gustave Whitehead made the first heavier-than-air powered airplane flight.

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Bell Aircraft Museum Plans Sixth Annual 'Rotors Over Mentone'

Helicopters, Other Rotary-Wing Aircraft On Display At Northern Indiana Museum

The Lawrence D. Bell Aircraft Museum in Mentone, IN is planning its sixth annual "Rotors Over Mentone" event on September 12th starting at 10:00 a.m.

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U.K. Aviatrix Suffers Setback Prior To Attempt To Fly To Australia

Involved In A Ramp Accident In Which She Struck A Parked Helicopter

Pilot Tracey Curtis-Taylor, who describes herself as "the Bird in a Biplane", will have to have some repairs done to her bipe before attempting to recreate an historic flight between the U.K. and Australia.

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Angel MedFlight Poised For Growth With New Corporate Headquarters

New Location Will Be A More Functional Space To Accommodate Growth, Group Says

Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance has announced a relocation and expansion of its corporate headquarters. Angel MedFlight has executed a 5-year lease at The Pinnacle in Perimeter Center, 17851 N. 85th St. in Scottsdale, Arizona, approximately two miles north of its prior location.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.24.15): Ground Communication Outlet (GCO)

Ground Communication Outlet (GCO) An unstaffed, remotely controlled, ground/ground communications facility. Pilots at uncontrol

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.24.15)

Aero Linx: The Aviation Insurance Association (AIA) The Aviation Insurance Association (AIA) is a not-for-profit association dedicated to expanding the knowledge of and promoting the general welfare of the aviation insurance industry through numerous educational programs and events. AIA welcomes members of all facets of the aviation insurance industry, including such professionals as: agents/brokers, claims professionals, underwriters, attorneys, associates and college students interested in the business.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (08.24.15)

“Our new headquarters is a reflection of our commitment to process improvement. The office provides a more efficient work environment, conducive to collaboration and increased productivity, allowing us to better serve our patients. The new configuration will help us significantly improve our internal and external communication as we continue to grow and evolve within the industry.” Source: Jason Siegert, Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance COO and President, in comments made as they announced a relocation and expansion of their corporate headquarters.

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