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April 07, 2018

Thunderbird Pilot Identified

Aircraft Went Down During Training In Nevada Wednesday

U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron Slot Pilot Thunderbird 4, Maj. Stephen Del Bagno, was killed when his F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed over the Nevada Test and Training Range April 4, 2018 at approximately 10:30 a.m. during a routine aerial demonstration training flight.

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East Hampton Can Transfer Airport Revenue To Legal Fund

Has Been In A Fight Over Noise Since 2015

The FAA has affirmed the Town of East Hampton’s right to use Airport revenue to fund a legal defense resulting from the adoption of local laws to reduce noise. In a determination dated March 26, the FAA ruled that the town was within its rights and that using airport revenue to “litigate in court … matters related to the operations of the airport, which includes addressing noise issues, real, perceived, justified or not, is not a violation” of grant assurance agreements with the FAA. Airport revenue may be used for operating costs of an airport, which includes fees “related to airport-related legal issues,” the FAA said in its ruling.

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Leonardo Strengthens Local Support For Chilean Helicopter Fleet

Announces New Authorized Service Center

Aerocardal Limitada has been appointed an Authorized Service Center for Leonardo helicopters in Chile. The announcement was made during an official ceremony held at FIDAE 2018. Under the agreement, Aerocardal Limitada will provide comprehensive support and maintenance services from its base at Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez international Airport, for Chilean owners and operators of AW109 light twin-engine and AW119 single-engine helicopters.

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Hartzell Displays Newest Propeller Technologies at Sun N' Fun, AERO

More Than 17 Aircraft Models Approved For Carbon Fiber Trailblazer Props

Hartzell Propeller will exhibit its next generation prop technologies at the Sun n' Fun International Fly-in and Expo April 10-15 and at AERO Friedrichshafen, April 18-21.

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Jet Aviation Hangar Collapses At Houston's Hobby Airport

Wind Gusts Up To 60 Miles Per Hour Rocked The Airport Tuesday Night

A hangar leased by Jet Aviation at William P. Hobby Airport (KHOU) collapsed Tuesday night when the area was buffeted by winds up to 60 miles per hour.

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Air Force Officer Integrates With Carrier Operations

Embarked Aboard The USS Abraham Lincoln In March

Air Force 1st Lt. Sean Duval, 33rd Maintenance Squadron maintenance operations officer, participated in a maintenance officer exchange program March 16-22, 2018 aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72).

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Deep Space To Provide Comet Satellite Propulsion For BlackSky, LeoStella

Water-Based System Provides Propulsion For Smallsats

Deep Space Industries (DSI) has signed a contract to provide its Comet water-based satellite propulsion systems for the BlackSky Earth observation constellation of smallsats. DSI will provide an initial block of 20 water thrusters for the BlackSky satellites which are scheduled to start launching later this year.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.07.18)

"We are mourning the loss of Major (Stephen) Del Bagno. He was an integral part of our team and our hearts are heavy with his loss." Source: Brig. Gen. Jeannie Leavitt.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.07.18): Dynamic Stability

The property of an aircraft that causes it, when disturbed from straight-and-level flight, to develop forces or moments that restore the original condition of straight and level.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.07.18)

First Flight

Information on the Wright Brothers and Sir George Cayley.

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