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April 24, 2019

Airborne 04.22.19: Cirrus Emergency AD, Indoor Skydiving, Praetor 600

Also: CFI PROficiency Initiative, Damaged Falcon Heavy Core, Enhanced MD 969, ICAO’s 193rd Member

To the surprise of few who have chronicled the many issues troubling the Cirrus SF50 program, the FAA has issued an emergency AD for SF50 Vision Jets following multiple reports of the stall warning and protection system (SWPS) or Electronic Stability & Protection (ESP) System engaging when not appropriate. The SWPS or ESP systems may engage even when sufficient airspeed and proper angle of attack (AOA) exists for normal flight. This AD requires replacing the AOA sensors with improved AOA sensors,

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Airborne 04.01.19: ANN's Infamous April 1st Episode! Drone Skeet, ADS-B Boots...

Also: AOPA Hacking EAA Drone Show?, Campbell Joins SnF Board, Jet Teams Go Retro, Methane-Power,

YUP... its THAT time of year again! This is ANN's infamous April First Episode... strap in, and get ready to be fooled, bamboozled and led astray! Drone Skeet has been selected as a demonstration sport for the 2028 Summer Olympics, which will be held in Los Angeles, CA. Teams will consist of shooters and pilots competing in timed rounds. Each team will have 5 minutes to shoot down as many of the opposing team's drones as it can, then they will switch sides and the other team will have an oppo

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AMA Drone Report 04.18.19: Flt Over People, Not Drone Fault, FAA ANPRM

Also: Gatwick Drone 'Chaos', Fenway Park Foolishness, Utah Legislature, Parrot ANAFI Thermal

AMA has responded to the FAA's NPRM on the Operation of sUAS Over People. Overall, the AMA believes the proposed rulemakings on flying over people and night flying are a step toward opening the airspace for more commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operators. For model aircraft hobbyists, however, they do not anticipate these rules will have a significant impact on their existing guidelines for safe and responsible operation. "...For years, our National Model Aircraft Safety Code has been recognized by Con

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Airborne-Unmanned 04.23.19: AUVSI Comments, Parrot ANAFI Thermal, Rega Drone

Also: MetaVista World Record, Family Drone Festival, Drone Workforce Solutions, Intelligent Energy

AUVSI says the FAA's proposed rules for operating sUAS over people and for safe and secure small UAS operations are too restrictive and do not consider the safety or societal benefits of the technology. In comments submitted to the FAA, AUVSI also urges the agency to adopt rules for flying UAS at night and requiring the use of remote identification. “The FAA has taken a prescriptive approach to these two proposed regulations, which are overly conservative and too restrictive,” said Brian Wynne,

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Airbus Selects Seven Finalist Teams To Shape The Future Of Aerospace

Students Will Present 'Fly Your Ideas' Projects To Airbus On June 27

Airbus experts have selected seven teams for the 2019 final of world-class competition Fly Your Ideas which invites students from around the world to innovate in key areas for the industry: Electrification, Data Services, Cyber Security, Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence and Mixed Reality. The finalist teams were selected after a three-month development phase working with support from Airbus mentors.

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XPONENTIAL 2019 To Host The Inaugural Americas Summit In Chicago

The First Co-Located Event Conducted In English And Spanish Explores Drone Industry Development Across The Americas

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) will host the Americas Summit at XPONENTIAL 2019 on Tuesday, April 30 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. CDT at McCormick Place in Chicago.

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Purdue To Collaborate With Frontier Airlines And Airbus

Adding Passenger Jet Training To Professional Flight Curriculum

Purdue Polytechnic Institute’s School of Aviation and Transportation Technology (SATT) has reached an agreement with Frontier Airlines and Airbus to add Airbus A320 (A320) passenger jet training to the school’s Professional Flight professional flight curriculum. As a result of this partnership, Purdue becomes the only university to offer A320 Type rating in its bachelor degree program.

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ANNouncement: Now Accepting Applications For Oshkosh 2019 Stringers!!!

An Amazing Experience Awaits The Chosen Few...

E-I-C Note: There's very little we can say yet, but there is a reason why this may be a TRULY exciting year to throw in with ANN to cover the extraordinary event that is OSHKOSH. Like in years past, we have something up our sleeves -- actually SEVERAL big somethings -- BUT, this year, they could be some of the biggest upgrades/surprises we've pulled off yet -- so we're going to be changing quite a few things about how we cover Oshkosh, as a result. IF YOU want to be a part of this unique adventure, speak up NOW, rather than later, because we're going to looking for the best volunteer folks we can find and are planni

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uAvionix, ProfiCNC, And HEX Announce ADS-B IN Capability For The Cube Autopilot

New Carrier Board Will Be Available In July Of This Year, Company Says

uAvionix, designer and manufacturer of Communications, Navigation, and Surveillance (CNS) equipment for unmanned and manned aircraft has announced a partnership with CubePilot (ProfiCNC and Hex) designer and manufacturer of the world leading “The Cube” autopilot (Formerly known as “Pixhawk”) for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) – to integrate ADS-B IN receive capability into its Carrier Board.

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The Villages Flying Club Helps EAA Chapter 534

Makes $500 Donation To The Leesburg, FL Chapter

The Villages Flying Club, made up largely of pilots and aviation enthusiasts who live in The Villages, FL made a sizable cash donation to the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 534 of Leesburg, FL on Saturday, April 20.

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FAA Prepares For Audit Of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport Finances

Has Subpoenaed Invoices Paid From Airport Funds

In preparation for an in-depth audio of alleged financial improprieties at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the FAA has subpoenaed "any and all unredacted legal invoices paid using revenue or funds" from the airport or any other airport account from October 2012 to September 2018.

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Only Flying Northrop N9M Down In Norco, CA

Pilot Fatally Injured, Plane Severely Damaged

The only flying example of the Northrop N9M went down Monday in a prison yard of the California Rehabilitation Center in Norco, CA, according to the FAA.

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ANN FAQ: Airborne Partnership Initiative Partner Input

It's A Collaboration, And We Want To Hear From YOUR Organization

It is no longer enough, in our view, to build a successful business... but to build a successful structure by which this business (and our valued partners) can collectively have a positive impact on the industry that wasn’t possible, individually.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.24.19)

“The Airbus A320 is one of the most frequently used jet aircraft in the airline industry. Connecting our flight students to A320 type training further sets Purdue apart from other flight schools.” Source: Manoj Patankar, Raisbeck Engineering Professor of Aviation Technology and head of SATT at Purdue University.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.24.19): Mandatory Block Altitude

An altitude depicted on an instrument approach chart with two underscored and overscored altitude values between which aircraft are required to maintain altitude.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.24.19)

The Minnesota Seaplane Pilots Association

The purpose of the Minnesota Seaplane Pilots Association is to promote seaplane flying and safety programs pertaining to seaplane operation throughout the State of Minnesota.

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April 23, 2019

Airborne 04.22.19: Cirrus Emergency AD, Indoor Skydiving, Praetor 600

Also: CFI PROficiency Initiative, Damaged Falcon Heavy Core, Enhanced MD 969, ICAO’s 193rd Member

To the surprise of few who have chronicled the many issues troubling the Cirrus SF50 program, the FAA has issued an emergency AD for SF50 Vision Jets following multiple reports of the stall warning and protection system (SWPS) or Electronic Stability & Protection (ESP) System engaging when not appropriate. The SWPS or ESP systems may engage even when sufficient airspeed and proper angle of attack (AOA) exists for normal flight. This AD requires replacing the AOA sensors with improved AOA sensors,

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Airborne-Unmanned 04.23.19: AUVSI Comments, Parrot ANAFI Thermal, Rega Drone

Also: MetaVista World Record, Family Drone Festival, Drone Workforce Solutions, Intelligent Energy

AUVSI says the FAA's proposed rules for operating sUAS over people and for safe and secure small UAS operations are too restrictive and do not consider the safety or societal benefits of the technology. In comments submitted to the FAA, AUVSI also urges the agency to adopt rules for flying UAS at night and requiring the use of remote identification. “The FAA has taken a prescriptive approach to these two proposed regulations, which are overly conservative and too restrictive,” said Brian Wynne,

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Nine Civil Aviation Authorities To Participate In FAA 737 MAX Review

First Meeting Scheduled For April 29

Experts from nine civil aviation authorities have confirmed they will participate in the Boeing 737 MAX Joint Authorities Technical Review (JATR) that the FAA established earlier this month. The JATR team will conduct a comprehensive review of the certification of the aircraft’s automated flight control system.

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Crew Dragon Badly Damaged During Engine Test

May Delay First Manned Flight To ISS From U.S. Soil

A test article of the SpaceX Crew Dragon which the company and NASA hope will begin manned missions to ISS from U.S. soil later this year was badly damaged during an engine test Saturday, and the incident may force a delay in that first manned flight.

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Drone-Led Rescue A First For Collier County, FL Sheriff's Office

Elderly Man Located In A Wooded Area Using The Department's Drone

A missing elderly man was found in a wooded area in Golden Gate on Tuesday after Collier County Sheriff’s Office deputies used drones to track his whereabouts.

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Ravn Air, UAA Announce Paid Internship Program For Alaskan Pilots

Candidates Will Earn While They Learn With Clear Pathway To An Aviation Job

One of the major hurdles to becoming a professional pilot has always been the cost. To help overcome that obstacle, Alaska-based carrier Ravn Air and the University of Alaska, Anchorage have developed a program that trains pilots for First Officer positions and paying them while they learn to fly.

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USA, France Take Multiple Golds At The 2019 FAI Indoor Skydiving Championships

Competition Wrapped Up In France Saturday

Team USA scored a triple whammy in the Finals of the 2019 FAI World Indoor Skydiving Championships Saturday, scoring gold medals in the Formation Skydiving (FS) 8-Way, Vertical Formation Skydiving, and Dynamic 2-Way events. “It was a lot of fun!” said a spokesperson for the FS 8-Way team. “The tunnel is pretty similar to what we train in North Carolina. We had a few adjustments to make, but it’s really nice to fly here.”

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Researchers Aim To Enhance SAR Efforts Using Drones, AI

VA Tech Working With A $1.5 Million Grant From The National Science Foundation

With warmer weather right around the corner, many outdoor enthusiasts are preparing to hit the trails in regional, state, and national parks. All across the country, search and rescue organizations are preparing, too. 

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EAA Chapter 534 Offers A Flying Start

Program Designed For Those Who Always Wanted To Learn To Fly, But Never Did

How many times did you say,” boy, I sure would like to learn how to fly a plane”? Then family obligations, job opportunities came along, you didn’t think you could afford it, and that dream sort of faded into the past.

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NASA Recognizes Apollo 10's 50th Anniversary Through Long-Lasting Partnerships

Day Of Activities Capitalizing On The Mission's Unique Call Sign For The Lunar Lander; 'Snoopy'

NASA's Johnson Space Center, in collaboration with Space Center Houston, its official visitor center, will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 10 mission on Thursday, April 25, with a day of activities capitalizing on the mission's unique call sign for the Lunar Lander; Snoopy.

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One Week Away: AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2019 To Convene In Chicago

Largest Drone And Robotics Industry Trade Show Set For April 29 To May 2

The Association for Unmanned Vehicles Systems International (AUVSI) will host its annual trade show, XPONENTIAL 2019, on April 29 to May 2, at McCormick Place in Chicago. The event will bring together more than 8,500 technologists, regulators and users across commercial and defense sectors for the largest, most comprehensive trade show for the unmanned and autonomous systems industry.

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Miami Dade College And Pan Am Launch Partnership

Sign Agreement To Train Next Generation Of Aviation Professionals

Miami Dade College (MDC) has entered into an agreement with the Pan Am International Flight Academy to launch a partnership to create solid career paths for aviation students that will lead them to success in the dynamic aviation industry.

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Airborne-Unmanned 04.16.19: Wing Delivers, SpaceIL Attempt, Utah Legislature

Also: AUVSI Keynote Speakers, CA SAR Upgrades, UAVOS Advanced Data Link, FLIR Invests

Google’s ‘Wing’ has launched a drone delivery service in North Canberra, Australia. Through Wing’s service, customers can order a variety of items on Wing’s mobile app, and have them delivered directly to their homes via UAS in minutes. Since 2014, Wing has been testing UAS delivery in Australia. Over the last year and a half, Wing has made more than 3,000 deliveries to Australian homes in Fernleigh Park, Royalla and Bonython communities, delivering food, small household items and over the

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NASA, Blue Origin Agreement Signals Rocketing Growth Of Commercial Space

Company Will Upgrade And Refurbish Test Stand 4670, At NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center

Officials from NASA and the private space company Blue Origin have signed an agreement that grants the company use of a historic test stand as the agency focuses on returning to the Moon and on to Mars, and America's commercial space industry continues to grow.

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Hartzell Offers Beech 1900 Props Through Top Prop

Available For 'C' And 'D' Model Airplanes

Hartzell Propeller has added legacy four-blade structural composite propellers for Beechcraft 1900C and 1900D turboprop aircraft to the company's Top Prop lineup. Hartzell's props were offered as standard equipment on Beechcraft 1900 series aircraft.

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U.S. Coast Guard Employs Drone To Inspect New ATON Structures

Inspected And Approved The Steel Tower Structures For Aids To Navigation With The Aircraft

U.S. Coast Guard Civil Engineering Unit Providence, Rhode Island, piloted a short range Unmanned Aerial System to inspect the construction of new Aids to Navigation (ATON) structures.

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LMC's 360-Degree Pilot Visual System Completes First Flight On Bell V-280 Valor

PDAS System Enhances Situational Awareness For Pilots

Lockheed Martin's Pilotage Distributed Aperture Sensor (PDAS) system took flight for the first time aboard the V-280 Valor, Bell Helicopter's next-generation tiltrotor aircraft in a series of flights over Fort Worth, Texas, in March. PDAS is a multi-functional sensor system that generates high-resolution, 360-degree imagery around the aircraft to enhance situational awareness for pilots and other users.

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Drop Test Proves Technologies For Reusable Microlauncher

Chinook Dropped First Stage Of Miura 5 Rocket In Experiment

Spain’s PLD Space, supported by ESA, has demonstrated the technologies needed for a reusable first stage of their orbital microlauncher, Miura 5.

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Bell Ozark Facility To Have A Role In Proposal For U.S. Navy Trainer Replacement

Navy Seeks To Acquire 130 New Training Helicopters

Should the Bell 407GXi be selected for the US Navy Advanced Helicopter Trainer program, the company plans to conduct final assembly of the aircraft in Ozark, Alabama, the company announced last week. Bell submitted its proposal to the Navy on April 2. The Navy is seeking to acquire 130 aircraft.

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Texas Bar Aviation Law Section Offers CLE Program

Held In Conjunction With The State Bar Annual Meeting In June

The Aviation Law Section of the State Bar of Texas is offering a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) program on the morning of Thursday, June 13, 2019 at the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting being held from June 13-14, 2019 at the JW Marriott in Austin, Texas.

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Aero-FAQ: Dave Juwel's Aviation Marketing Stories -- ITBOA BNITBOB

Dave Juwel's Aviation Marketing Stories

ITBOA BNITBOB ... what does that mean? It's not gibberish, it's a lengthy acronym for "In The Business Of Aviation ... But Not In The Business Of Business."

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.23.19)

“Drones are unlikely to replace people on the ground because searchers are too good at their jobs. However, what drones can do is address these niche problems of the search process by providing large-scale data that can help a search team make better decisions.” Source: Ryan Williams, an assistant professor in the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering within the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.23.19): Mandatory Altitude

An altitude depicted on an instrument approach chart with the altitude value both underscored and overscored.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.23.19)

Sun 'n Fun 2019 Grand Champions

Sun 'n Fun had some great-looking airplanes on the field earlier this month, but which were the best of the best? Check out today's Aero-Linx to find out.

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AD: Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH Helicopters

AD NUMBER: 2019-07-07

PRODUCT: Various Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH (Airbus Helicopters) Model MBB-BK117 and Model BO-105 helicopters.

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Airborne-Unmanned 04.23.19: AUVSI Comments, Parrot ANAFI Thermal, Rega Drone

Also: MetaVista World Record, Family Drone Festival, Drone Workforce Solutions, Intelligent Energy

AUVSI says the FAA's proposed rules for operating sUAS over people and for safe and secure small UAS operations are too restrictive and do not consider the safety or societal benefits of the technology. In comments submitted to the FAA, AUVSI also urges the agency to adopt rules for flying UAS at night and requiring the use of remote identification. “The FAA has taken a prescriptive approach to these two proposed regulations, which are overly conservative and too restrictive,” said Brian Wynne, president and CEO of AUVSI. “Existing data and emerging UAS capabilities and applications should instead guide rulemaking and help advance the commercial use of unmanned sy

April 22, 2019

Restored Northrop N-9M Reported Down, Destroyed, in CA Accident

Last Remaining N-9M Appears Lost, According to FAA Report

While details are sparse, the last remaining Northrop N-9M, restored and flown by the Planes of Fame Museum, appears to have been lost in an accident in Norco, CA. The aircraft appears to have impacted, after witness reports of some kind of power outage, in nearby prison yard, where the debris and fire damage seems to have all but consumed the aircraft. There is no word, yet, on the fate of the pilot, but the damage profile looks worrisome in terms of survivability.

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Airborne 04.19.19: Spin Record Attempt, Falcon Heavy, BendixKing

Also: TBM 910 Model Year 2019, Gone West: Owen Garriott, Parrot ANAFI Thermal, SpaceIL $1 Million

Aerobatic pilot Spencer Suderman is gearing up to attempt a new world record for the most inverted flat spins in an aircraft. This will be Suderman’s second shot at the record after he aborted an attempt in February. “I entered the spin and the plane went around faster than expected at altitude, so fast that the transverse G-loads were far greater than I was prepared for, which made it hard to breath. That coupled with the negative G-loads from being inverted made the situation intolerable.&rdqu

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Klyde Morris (04.22.19)

Klyde... Ya' Just Had To Go There, Didn't You?

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Up In Arms: Insect-Inspired Arm Technology Aims To Improve Drones

Patented Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Designed To Fly In Windy Conditions

A drone delivery is great – on a perfect, sunny day. But what about when it’s windy? Most drones are not able to withstand wind because of their fixed-arm design.

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New INS/GNSS To Increase The Productivity Of UAV Surveying Solutions

SBG Systems Will Have The Device At AUVSI Xponential In Chicago

SBG Systems will present for the first time at AUVSI’s Xponential show in Chicago the Quanta UAV Series, a new line of Inertial Navigation Systems (INS) dedicated to UAV-based Surveying Integrators.

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MD Helicopters Enhances MD 969 Twin Attack Helicopter

Adds 7-Shot Common Launch Tube (CLT) System

MD Helicopters displayed an enhanced combat aircraft – its MD 969 Twin Attack Helicopter – at the 2019 Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit last week. First introduced just last month at the annual HAI Heli-Expo in Atlanta, Georgia, MDHI has enhanced the military capabilities of its twin engine MD 969 with the addition of a custom, 7-shot Common Launch Tube (CLT) System designed by Systima Technologies.

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EUROCAE And EASA Plan Workshop On VTOL

One-Day Session Planned For June 6 In France

Vertical Take Off and Landing (VTOL) aircraft are currently under extensive development. Many projects are in design or experimental phases worldwide, and several applications have been made to authorities seeking type certification within a demanding schedule.

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Meteoroid Strikes Eject Precious Water From The Moon

Dozens Of Events Discovered In Data Collected By NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer

Researchers from NASA and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland, report that streams of meteoroids striking the Moon infuse the thin lunar atmosphere with a short-lived water vapor.

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Duncan Aviation Announces Endowment Fund For Aviation Scholarship With WMU

Has Gifted $56,000 To Western Michigan University

Duncan Aviation is pleased to announce that the Duncan Family Trust has gifted $56,000 to Western Michigan University for the ongoing annual award of a Duncan Aviation Maintenance Scholarship.

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Rolls-Royce And Qatar Airways Are Using VR To Train Engineers

Joint Program Is A First For The Two Companies.

As the number of air passengers is set to almost double by 20361, the industry faces a growing challenge: more engineers need to be trained to maintain and repair a growing number of aircraft and their engines. While practical training will always be the main focus, Rolls-Royce is working on ways to incorporate Virtual Reality into its engineering training programs, as part of its IntelligentEngine vision.

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Airbus Helicopters Awarded Australia’s ARH Tiger Support Contract Extension

Will Support More Than 200 Full-Time Jobs

Airbus has been awarded an extension of the Australian Army’s Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH) Tiger through-life support (TLS) contract by the Australian Department of Defense.

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Miracle Flights To Host Free Family Drone Festival

'Carnival In The Clouds' Planned For Saturday, May 18 In Las Vegas

Families and thrill seekers of all ages are invited to enjoy an exciting afternoon of aerial acrobatics performed by professional drone experts, plus classic carnival games, interactive STEM activities, food, live entertainment—and a chance to win a year's supply of Chick-fil-A—at Miracle Flights' inaugural community drone festival, Carnival in the Clouds on Saturday, May 18, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Craig Ranch Park in North Las Vegas.

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Exoplanet Detectors Delivered To ESA

Will Be Flown On PLATO Mission Planned For Launch In 2026

The first batch of charge-coupled devices, or CCDs, to be flown on ESA's PLATO space observatory was accepted by ESA last month. This is an important milestone on the road to creating a groundbreaking spacecraft that will detect Earth-sized exoplanets in orbit around nearby stars.

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Air Mauritius Takes Delivery Of Its First A330neo

Becomes The First Airline In The World To Operate Both The A330neo And A350 XWB.

Air Mauritius has taken delivery of its first A330-900, on lease from ALC during a ceremony held in Toulouse. The national carrier of the Republic of Mauritius is the first A330neo operator based in the southern hemisphere, and the first airline in the world to operate a combination of both the A330neo and A350 XWB.

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Kratos Defense And Oklahoma Leaders Announce Future Production Home Of XQ-58A

Marks Completion Of First MQM-178 Firejet

State and community leaders joined Kratos Defense & Security Solutions executives in Oklahoma City, OK recently to unveil the first MQM-178 Firejet target drone aircraft produced at the new Kratos Unmanned Aircraft production facility. At the event, Kratos Defense CEO, Eric DeMarco, announced that the Oklahoma City production facility will also be the future home of the XQ-58A Valkyrie, which successfully completed its maiden flight on March 5, 2019.

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Airborne 04.22.19: Cirrus Emergency AD, Indoor Skydiving, Praetor 600

Also: CFI PROficiency Initiative, Damaged Falcon Heavy Core, Enhanced MD 969, ICAO’s 193rd Member

To the surprise of few who have chronicled the many issues troubling the Cirrus SF50 program, the FAA has issued an emergency AD for SF50 Vision Jets following multiple reports of the stall warning and protection system (SWPS) or Electronic Stability & Protection (ESP) System engaging when not appropriate. The SWPS or ESP systems may engage even when sufficient airspeed and proper angle of attack (AOA) exists for normal flight. This AD requires replacing the AOA sensors with improved AOA sensors, before further flight. Some 300 world-class indoor skydivers from 31 different countries are participating the third edition of the FAI World Indoor Skydiving Championships, which

April 20, 2019

Airborne 04.19.19: Spin Record Attempt, Falcon Heavy, BendixKing

Also: TBM 910 Model Year 2019, Gone West: Owen Garriott, Parrot ANAFI Thermal, SpaceIL $1 Million

Aerobatic pilot Spencer Suderman is gearing up to attempt a new world record for the most inverted flat spins in an aircraft. This will be Suderman’s second shot at the record after he aborted an attempt in February. “I entered the spin and the plane went around faster than expected at altitude, so fast that the transverse G-loads were far greater than I was prepared for, which made it hard to breath. That coupled with the negative G-loads from being inverted made the situation intolerable.&rdqu

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April 19, 2019

Airborne 04.17.19: HX-2 Flying Wing, Evektor SportStar RTC, 'Transwing'

Also: Me & My TBM V3, Dog In Cockpit, F-14 Monument, Special Skydive

After several years of development, the prototype of the Horten HX-2 made its public debut at AERO-Friedrichshafen last week. The single engine HX-2 was built at Horten headquarters at the Kindel airfield. The prototype, based on the original design by Reimar Horten, incorporates a blended-wing both technology comprised of carbon/glass-fiber materials. It is powered by a Rotax 912 engine turning a pusher propeller. It carries a little more than 60 gallons of fuel in two tanks. Evektor´s SportStar RTC has received EASA approva

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April 18, 2019

Airborne 04.17.19: HX-2 Flying Wing, Evektor SportStar RTC, 'Transwing'

Also: Me & My TBM V3, Dog In Cockpit, F-14 Monument, Special Skydive

After several years of development, the prototype of the Horten HX-2 made its public debut at AERO-Friedrichshafen last week. The single engine HX-2 was built at Horten headquarters at the Kindel airfield. The prototype, based on the original design by Reimar Horten, incorporates a blended-wing both technology comprised of carbon/glass-fiber materials. It is powered by a Rotax 912 engine turning a pusher propeller. It carries a little more than 60 gallons of fuel in two tanks. Evektor´s SportStar RTC has received EASA approva

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AMA Drone Report 04.18.19: Flt Over People, Not Drone Fault, FAA ANPRM

Also: Gatwick Drone 'Chaos', Fenway Park Foolishness, Utah Legislature, Parrot ANAFI Thermal

AMA has responded to the FAA's NPRM on the Operation of sUAS Over People. Overall, the AMA believes the proposed rulemakings on flying over people and night flying are a step toward opening the airspace for more commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operators. For model aircraft hobbyists, however, they do not anticipate these rules will have a significant impact on their existing guidelines for safe and responsible operation. "...For years, our National Model Aircraft Safety Code has been recognized by Con

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April 16, 2019

Airborne-Unmanned 04.16.19: Wing Delivers, SpaceIL Attempt, Utah Legislature

Also: AUVSI Keynote Speakers, CA SAR Upgrades, UAVOS Advanced Data Link, FLIR Invests

Google’s ‘Wing’ has launched a drone delivery service in North Canberra, Australia. Through Wing’s service, customers can order a variety of items on Wing’s mobile app, and have them delivered directly to their homes via UAS in minutes. Since 2014, Wing has been testing UAS delivery in Australia. Over the last year and a half, Wing has made more than 3,000 deliveries to Australian homes in Fernleigh Park, Royalla and Bonython communities, delivering food, small household items and over the

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May 07, 2018

Edic Horizon International Flight Academy Signs For Two Bell 429s

Flight Training Facility Expands Services To Include Twin Engine Aircraft

Bell Helicopter has announced a signature from Edic Horizon International Flight Academy to purchase two Bell 429 aircraft. Based at Al Ain International Airport, Edic Horizon International Flight Academy utilizes their fleet of entirely Bell aircraft to provide flight training to a variety of international students.

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May 04, 2018

Jet Aviation Completes Acquisition Of Hawker Pacific

Transaction Valued At $250 Million

Jet Aviation has completed its acquisition of Hawker Pacific, a leading provider of Civil MRO, Fleet and FBO Services, and Aircraft Sales across Asia Pacific and the Middle East. The transaction is valued at $250 million.

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A Special Note From ANN To Our Friends/Readers

Hi Folks... This is a special issue of the Propwash newsletter, dedicated only to its being a personal message from the ANN gang to you. I promise not to do this too often, but hope that I can impose on you for a few minutes in order to seek your continued support. We'd like to make one last pitch for book orders while they might affect the total print order. We have sent this book to the printer and are in pre-press prep right now (proofs expected today)... and the more we can add to the print tally, the more cost-effective our printing prices (per book) become. As you

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