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Astronaut John Young Goes West

Sun, 2018-01-07 18:47
Young's Unparalleled Record Included Flights Aboard Gemini, Apollo and the Shuttle The consummate aviator, and despite all his accolades, a guy who still had a flair for fun, Astronaut John Young, has gone west. Young walked on the Moon during Apollo 16 and commanded the first space shuttle mission. He died Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, at the age of 87 from complications of pneumonia. Young began his impressive career at NASA in 1962, when he was selected from among hundreds of young pilots to join NASA's second astronaut class, known as the "New Nine." “Today, NASA and the world have lost a pioneer," acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot said in a statement. "Astronaut John Young's storied career spanned three generations of spaceflight; we will stand on his shoulders as we look toward the next human frontier..."
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Klyde Morris (01.08.18)

Sun, 2018-01-07 18:45
Klyde Bemoans the Tribulations of Aviation In The Winter Season FMI: www.klydemorris.com
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Airborne-Unmanned 01.02.18: UAVOS Converts Manned A/C, DJI Quiz, Drone Journos

Sun, 2018-01-07 18:44
Also: Quaternium HYBRiX.20, Fuel Cell System For Drones, FCC Fines A-V Transmitter MFR, Airborne Surveillance Market UAVOS Inc. has developed an unmanned aerial complex based on Pipistrel’s Sinus light aircraft. UAVOS converted three Pipistrel Sinus aircraft into UAVs, and modified the wings of the original aircraft for the installation of hangers for payload. In addition to that, the wiring was changed, and the company integrated its UAVOS automatic control system into the aircraft. Vadim Tarasov, UAVOS Board member, says that converting manned aircraft into UAVs is a much simpler process than building a heavy UAV from scratch. DJI has introduced a knowledge quiz applicable to all pilots who are operating drones in U.K. airspace. The test comes prior to government plans to introduce a safety awareness test for drone users in 2018. A recent survey carried out by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) revealed that 27% of those who planned to buy a drone over the Christmas period were unaware of the rules surrounding their usage in the U.K. Charges filed against two journalists for illegally flying a drone over Parliament in Myanmar have been dropped by local authorities. Attorneys for Lau Hon Meng, a Singaporean, and Mok Choy Lin, a Malaysian, working for the Turkish state broadcaster TRT, and two local people who had been working with the journalists will be released from detention on January 5 after serving a two-month sentence for flying a drone illegally. But there had been other charges related to importing equipment and immigration. Those charges have reportedly been dropped. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne-Unmanned!!!
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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (01.07.18)

Sun, 2018-01-07 18:44
"I really believe my accident happened so that I can be an example of never giving up and always moving straight ahead. I'm proud to help that message reach even further with Angel MedFlight because they are so special in what they do and how they do it. They didn't care that I was a six-time Olympic gold medalist, or that my husband had won two Super Bowl rings. Whoever you are, they're going to do whatever is right for you." Source: Six-time Olympic gold medalist, Amy Van Dyken-Rouen, announcing her 2018 collaboration with Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance. As a patient advocate for spinal cord injuries (SCI), Van Dyken-Rouen is teaming up with the medical transport provider to share her positive message with healthcare providers, critical care patients, and their families. Since her spinal cord injury in 2014, Van Dyken-Rouen has emerged as a powerful champion for the patient community she calls "differently-abled."
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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.07.18): Search And Rescue

Sun, 2018-01-07 18:44
Search And Rescue A service which seeks missing aircraft and assists those found to be in need of assistance. It is a cooperative effort using the facilities and services of available Federal, state and local agencies. The U.S. Coast Guard is responsible for coordination of search and rescue for the Maritime Region, and the U.S. Air Force is responsible for search and rescue for the Inland Region. Information pertinent to search and rescue should be passed through any air traffic facility or be transmitted directly to the Rescue Coordination Center by telephone.
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Airborne 01.05.18: P-40 Warbird Dustup, Shuster Bye-Bye!, Heuer Leaving IAC

Sun, 2018-01-07 18:44
Also: FAA Overflight Fee, Runway Collision SAFO, USAIG 90th Anniversary, Piaggio Aerospace The restoration of an RAF P-40 Kittyhawk that was found in the African desert is causing a great deal of consternation among aviation historians, but there is apparently nothing that can be done. The airplane was found in May, 2012 by Polish oil company worker Jakub Perka. He came across the airplane which had been crash-landed some 70 years earlier. It was considered to be in "time capsule condition." Along with the airplane, a crude shelter made of the pilot's parachute was discovered at the site, suggesting that Flight Sergeant Dennis Copping had survived the accident but later died of exposure in the desert. His body was never found. No friend of the private aviation world, U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA), Chairman of the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has decided to not seek reelection to the seat in Congress as his term as chairman comes to a close. We are, as yet, unsure what effect this will have on his aggressive push for ATC Privatization. Citing personal health issues, IAC President Mike Heuer has announced he plans to step down from the IAC presidency no later than March 19th, 2017. Mike has served as IAC President since the summer of 2014 and was also the club's leader from 1981 to 1990. He has served in virtually all IAC officer and director positions since the club was founded in 1970 and carries IAC membership number 4. His father, Bob Heuer was the first President of the organization and Mike has devoted much of his adult life to volunteer positions within the organization. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.07.18)

Sun, 2018-01-07 18:44
Aero Linx: Des Moines International Airport Des Moines International Airport is Iowa's premier commercial and air cargo airport. It moves half of the state's commercial passengers, 75% of its air cargo each year and serves more than 1.8 million passengers per year. It continues to take on a more prominent position in the heart of the United States.
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AMA Drone Report 01.04.18: AMA Expo West, Pentagon Drone Flts, Manned A/C Drones

Sun, 2018-01-07 18:44
Also: Drone Charges Against Journalists Dropped, Knowledge Quiz, Blood Deliveries By Drone, Rich Hanson Op-Ed The annual AMA Expo, West Coast edition, gets its start at the Ontario Convention Center, in Ontario, California, this Friday. Packed to the rafters with exhibitors, displays, seminars, discussions and all manner of model aviation goodness, the festivities start Friday, January 5th from 11am – 5pm. The event continues Saturday, January 6th, from 10am – 5pm and resumes Sunday, January 7th from 10am – 4pm. Here’s another bit of bad press we did not need. It seems that the Department of Defense is tracking a number of drone intrusions into the airspace surrounding the Pentagon. Over the course of a few months last year, DoD studied drone activity near a number of pivotal installations and detected some 100 drone flights that appeared to be operating in the vicinity of the Pentagon... a particularly sensitive bit of airspace after the attacks of 9/11. And, of course, the Pentagon is well ensconced within DC airspace already forbidden to drone operations. A company specializing in unmanned solutions has created an unmanned system based on the Sinus Pipistrel LSA. This project is a part of an overall plan to create a multifunctional aerial robotic complex able to carry out group missions with an integrated special payload. Recent test flights demonstrated excellent synchronization of the on-board control system with payload during simultaneous flight of 3 unmanned vehicles. The aerial complex includes an unmanned aerial vehicle and a ground control station. With a payload weight of 441 lbs, it can fly for 5 hours. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of the AMA Drone Report!!!
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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (01.08.18)

Sun, 2018-01-07 17:12
“Today, NASA and the world have lost a pioneer. Astronaut John Young's storied career spanned three generations of spaceflight; we will stand on his shoulders as we look toward the next human frontier... John was one of that group of early space pioneers whose bravery and commitment sparked our nation's first great achievements in space. But, not content with that, his hands-on contributions continued long after the last of his six spaceflights -- a world record at the time of his retirement from the cockpit." Source: Acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot, remembering legendary Astronaut, John Young, after he went west at the age of 87.
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Initial AirVenture 2018 Air Show Performers Announced

Sun, 2018-01-07 16:24
New Names And AirVenture Veterans On The Initial List Fan favorite air show performers and newcomers to the field in Oshkosh have committed to flying during the afternoon and night air show lineups at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018, set for July 23-29 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.08.18)

Sat, 2018-01-06 20:51
Aero Linx: The Bureau d'Enquêtes et d'Analyses (BEA) The BEA is the official French organisation responsible for technical investigations of civil aviation accidents and incidents. The BEA carries out investigations and issues its reports in a completely independent manner.
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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.08.18): Severe Weather Forecast Alerts

Sat, 2018-01-06 13:56
Severe Weather Forecast Alerts Preliminary messages issued in order to alert users that a Severe Weather Watch Bulletin (WW) is being issued. These messages define areas of possible severe thunderstorms or tornado activity. The messages are unscheduled and issued as required by the Storm Prediction Center (SPC) at Norman, Oklahoma.
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ANN FAQ: How To Get YOUR News Out On Aero-News

Sat, 2018-01-06 13:50
Good News, Bad News... It's ALL News As the preeminent online aviation news resource out there, the editorial staff at Aero-News sees a large number of news releases. We look at all of them, and can usually tell whether something merits publishing consideration within reading the first couple of paragraphs. Often, however, a new and innovative product can be overlooked because of the very words written to promote it, by the very people who created it.
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ANN FAQ: Disqus

Sat, 2018-01-06 13:49
A Powerful New Tool For You To Use For Your Aero-Conversations Want to start a conversation about a story you've seen on Aero-News? It's even easier with Disqus, a powerful, web-based comment tool you can use to talk about stories on Aero-News with your friends.
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Airborne 01.05.18: P-40 Warbird Dustup, Shuster Bye-Bye!, Heuer Leaving IAC

Fri, 2018-01-05 21:35
Also: FAA Overflight Fee, Runway Collision SAFO, USAIG 90th Anniversary, Piaggio Aerospace The restoration of an RAF P-40 Kittyhawk that was found in the African desert is causing a great deal of consternation among aviation historians, but there is apparently nothing that can be done. The airplane was found in May, 2012 by Polish oil company worker Jakub Perka. He came across the airplane which had been crash-landed some 70 years earlier. It was considered to be in "time capsule condition." Along with the airplane, a crude shelter made of the pilot's parachute was discovered at the site, suggesting that Flight Sergeant Dennis Copping had survived the accident but later died of exposure in the desert. His body was never found. No friend of the private aviation world, U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA), Chairman of the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has decided to not seek reelection to the seat in Congress as his term as chairman comes to a close. We are, as yet, unsure what effect this will have on his aggressive push for ATC Privatization. Citing personal health issues, IAC President Mike Heuer has announced he plans to step down from the IAC presidency no later than March 19th, 2017. Mike has served as IAC President since the summer of 2014 and was also the club's leader from 1981 to 1990. He has served in virtually all IAC officer and director positions since the club was founded in 1970 and carries IAC membership number 4. His father, Bob Heuer was the first President of the organization and Mike has devoted much of his adult life to volunteer positions within the organization. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
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