CAFE: Symposium Finds Synergy In New Venue

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May 26, 2016

The CAFE Foundation has been through big changes over the last year, with new leadership and a new venue for their 10th annual Electric Aircraft Symposium, and program coordinator Yolanka Wulff told AVweb this week the new strategies are working well. “We moved our conference to the Bay area, and part of that was a re-visioning on the part of CAFE about our mission,” she said. The symposium had previously been held in Santa Rosa, in Sonoma County, but now has moved to the Marriott Waterfront in San Francisco, less than 10 minutes from the airport.
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The Weekender: Burgers, Brats Abound For The Holiday

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May 25, 2016

The holiday weekend has a lot in store on SocialFlight, from camp-outs, poker runs and plenty of food. A weekend of camping, entertainment and cookouts awaits at Llano Municipal Airport in Texas, where ShareAviation will have burgers, brats and hot dogs on the grill along with campground games and an outdoor movie on a 12-foot […]

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EBACE: Turboprop Details From Textron, Certification For Honda

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May 24, 2016

HondaJet, which recently announced its first delivery in Europe at Germany’s Aero event, today said at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition in Geneva it has officially received European certification from EASA. The HondaJet was certified by the FAA in December, and deliveries have already begun in the U.S. and Mexico as well as […]

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CAFE Symposium Explores Future Of Flight

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May 24, 2016

Our planet’s transportation systems are on the cusp of a radical change to “on-demand mobility,” according to several of the presenters at last week’s CAFE symposium in California. “The technology push and the market pull are converging,” said Bruce Holmes and Roger Parker, of AirMarkets Corp. “A large and growing market for ODM exits and […]

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Breeden Wins Valdez STOL

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May 22, 2016

A 22-year-old Alaskan had the shortest combined takeoff and landing distance in the 2016 Valdez STOL competition. Bobby Breeden, flying a Super Cub, took off in 40 feet and landed in 55 feet to win the Alternate Bush category and claim the overall distance title at the competition held two weeks ago at Valdez Airport. […]

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Debris, Pieces Of EgyptAir Airbus Found

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May 21, 2016

Searchers have now found pieces of EgyptAir Flight 804 in the Mediterranean Sea along with human remains, officials said Friday. Seats and passenger belongings also were found 180 miles north of Alexandria, Egypt, according to news reports. Crews from multiple countries continue to take part in the search for the Airbus A320 that crashed early […]

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Pilot Survives Crash Into Parked Airplane, Escapes Fire

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May 20, 2016

A Zenith Zodiac 601 went out of control after landing and crashed into a parked Cessna 441 on Tuesday in California, catching on fire. The pilot escaped with burn injuries. KCRA in Sacramento reported that the pilot, 75, had touched down on the runway at Nevada County Air Park in Grass Valley, then veered into […]

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Air Force B-52 Crashes In Guam

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May 19, 2016

All seven crewmembers on a B-52H Stratofortress that crashed Thursday morning in Guam escaped the aircraft before it went up in flames. The heavy bomber, deployed to Andersen Air Force Base in Guam from Minot AFB in North Dakota, was on a training flight when it crashed. AVweb flash

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NASA, AIAA Explore Future Aviation Technologies

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May 18, 2016

New green technologies developed by NASA and the aviation industry will lead to quieter, cleaner, more efficient and safer aircraft, according to researchers and industry representatives who recently met at NASA’s Langley Research Center, in Hampton, Virginia. The Green Aviation technical meeting drew more than 100 people, who shared their insights and results from research. […]

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Taxi Test A Milestone For B-29 ‘Doc’

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May 17, 2016

Puttering slowly across the tarmac, with only two of its four big engines slowly turning, might not seem like much of a feat for a B-29, but for Wichita’s “Doc,” it was a milestone — the low-speed taxi test was the first time in 60 years the airplane moved under its own power. The test […]

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