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Replica Douglas World Cruiser Makes Public Debut

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Builder Hopes To Reprise First Around-The-World Flight In April 1924, four converted WWI Douglas torpedo bombers re-christened "World Cruisers" set off from Sand Point, which at the time was Seattle's Municipal Airport, on an attempt to fly around the world. Two of the aircraft completed the journey after six months and 70 stops along the way. ... Quick Read

Classic Aero-TV: Van's Revolutionary RV-1 -- Handing Over the Keys to a Classic

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A True Bit Of History Receives Proper Honors On Monday afternoon at Phillips 66 Plaza, The RV-1 designed and built by Dick VanGrunsven, which was the basis for the entire line of RV series of aircraft designs, was dedicated in a ceremony in front of hundreds of RV fans that assembled in the hot Wisconsin sun to see it transferred to its new home . . . the EAA AirVenture Museum. On the dais was EAA's Chad Jensen, former EAA President Rod Hightower, Ernie Butcher from Friends of the RV-1, and ... Quick Read

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.03.13)

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Adacemy of Model Aeronautics Whether you want to hear the whine of a turbine-powered jet, learn to fly a helicopter, pilot your own giant-scale aircraft, or enjoy a quiet afternoon soaring your sailplane with friends, the AMA can show you where to find instructors, how to become involved, and help answer almost any question. ... Quick Read

American Detained In Bangkok Blames No-Fly List

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U.S. Citizen Spent 10 Nights In Airport Detention An American citizen and medical school student from California found himself in airport detention in Bangkok, Thailand for 10 nights, and he says it is his belief that it was because he had been placed on the U.S. government's "No-Fly" list. ... Quick Read

NASA Decommissions Its Galaxy Hunter Spacecraft

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Space Telescope Has Searched Across 10 Billion Years Of Cosmic Time NASA has turned off its Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) after a decade of operations in which the venerable space telescope used its ultraviolet vision to study hundreds of millions of galaxies across 10 billion years of cosmic time. ... Quick Read

FAA Issues SAIB For Jonker Sailplanes

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Problems Discovered With Rudder Pedals And Cables The FAA has issued a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) following the discovery of problems with rudder pedals and cables in Jonker Sailplanes Models JS1A and JS1B sailplanes. These sailplanes are not type certificated in the United States and, therefore, the condition is not addressed by FAA airworthiness directive (AD) action. ... Quick Read

Partnership Eyed To Keep Illinois Flight School Open

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University Of Illinois Institute Of Aviation Slated To Close Next Year Parkland College, a community college in Illinois, and defense contractor Riverside Research, based in New York, are in discussions with the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana in an effort to continue pilot training at the UI Institute of Aviation. ... Quick Read

NASA Commercial Crew Partner SpaceX Completes Two Human-Critical Reviews

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Outlines Plans For Certification Of Crewed Missions, Pad Abort Tests Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) of Hawthorne, CA, recently completed two milestones for NASA's Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) initiative, which is intended to make commercial human spaceflight services available for government and commercial customers. These were the fifth and sixth milestones for SpaceX. ... Quick Read

ATK And AF Successfully Test New Large Class Stage I Rocket Motor

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Engine Represents Air Force's Technology Demonstration Investment Towards Potential Family Of Motors Capability A newly developed Large Class (92-inch diameter) Stage I solid rocket motor was successfully tested May 23 by ATK and the United States Air Force at ATK's test facilities in Promontory, Utah. The high-performance motor was developed by ATK for the Large Class Stage I program and uses emerging technologies from other Air Force developmental programs, including the Propulsion ... Quick Read

African Entrepreneur Says Google's Project Loon Addresses The Wrong Problem

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For That Country, Access To Internet-Enabled Devices Is A More Pressing Issue A technology analyst in Africa says that Google's Project Loon would not make it easier for people in remote areas to have access to the Internet for a very basic reason: many people in those areas cannot afford to buy the devices that would allow them to go online. ... Quick Read

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