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  1. He's got a shed for heights! Grandfather, 53, spends £100,000 and five years converting his garden outhouse into flight simulators for a Boeing 737 and a Lynx helicopter Kenneth Mockford has spent more than £100,000 building three simulators across five painstaking years His simulators have cabin seats, a departure lounge and faux passport control from real planes and airports Mr Mockford started the business with his father but continued solo as a business after the latter's death The devices are so realistic that trainee pilots are using them to practice for their Boeing 737 flight exams LINK TO SOURCE: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4827654/Grandfather-builds-flight-simulators-shed.html
  2. Influx of private jets expected for Mayweather-McGregor fight Corporate jets may pack a punch on air traffic at McCarran International Airport this weekend. Airport officials are bracing for an onslaught of general aviation aircraft flying into Las Vegas, filled with well-heeled passengers headed to watch Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s fight with Conor McGregor at T-Mobile Arena. https://www.reviewjournal.com/business/tourism/influx-of-private-jets-expected-for-mayweather-mcgregor-fight/ LINK TO SOURCE:
  3. A Cessna plane pilot is being praised for his successful emergency landing on a Long Island highway that included flying under an overpass.
  4. In 1944 Germany launched the V-1 "Buzzbomb" against England-the first practical use of what we now call armed drones. https://www.yahoo.com/news/1930s-era-plane-making-reaper-170843809.html
  5. The aircraft—which is expected to be worth $100 million—might feature the most over-the-top amenity in aviation history http://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/this-private-jet-has-equivalent-of-a-moonroof?mbid=synd_yahootravel
  6. Check this great video out of what happens at EHAM (Amsterdam Schiphol) when the GSX dude takes the luggage away!
  7. A BONKERS PRIVATE "JET" BRINGS ELECTRIC FLIGHT TO THE RICH IF YOU’RE JUST coming around to the idea of battery powered cars, prepare for the next onslaught, because the future of flight is electric too. And just as with ground vehicles, nothing pushes along new tech like some sex appeal. Tesla did that for cars, with sleek looks and ludicrous acceleration. Now, Eviation Aircraft wants to do the same for the sky. https://www.wired.com/story/a-bonkers-private-jet-brings-electric-flight-to-the-rich
  8. http://www.newson6.com/story/35736162/harvey-young-airport-set-for-complete-restoration TULSA, Oklahoma - Harvey Young Airport used to be a premier destination in Tulsa. Now a developer wants to return it to its old form
  9. VFR Climb Request May Significantly Reduce Delays at Aspen June 15, 2017 Effective today, pilots departing from Aspen/Pitkin County Airport (ASE) should request a VFR climb to 13,000 feet to avoid significant departure delays during peak operations at the Colorado airport. https://www.nbaa.org/ops/airspace/regional/midwest/vfr-climb-request-may-significantly-reduce-delays-at-aspen.php
  10. http://brightcove.vo.llnwd.net/e1/uds/pd/1056354699001/1056354699001_5049126892001_5046340870001.mp4
  11. NBAA Calls for Focus on Aviation System Modernization, Not Privatization Contact: Dan Hubbard, 202-783-9360, dhubbard@nbaa.org Washington, DC, June 5, 2017 – National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) President and CEO Ed Bolen today issued the following statement in response to the administration’s continuing calls for privatizing the nation’s air traffic control (ATC) system. https://www.nbaa.org/news/pr/2017/20170605-037.php
  12. © Getty http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/transportation/337586-corporatizing-air-traffic-control-fixes-key-problems Last week, the White House released its principles for reforming the air traffic control system. They call for taking the existing Air Traffic Organization out of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and reorganizing it as a nonprofit corporation, funded directly by fees for its services and governed by a board of aviation stakeholders.
  13. https://corporatejetinvestor.com/articles/aerion-chooses-ge-for-supersonic-engines-234/ Aerion has chosen General Electric (GE) as its engine partner for its new supersonic AS2 business jet. The announcement ends two years of evaluations, with Aerion believing that the aircraft program has become a lot more credible now that the engine selection has been made.
  14. Elvis’ private jet being auctioned after 30 years on runway in Roswell, New Mexico It won’t fit in a garage, but that likely won’t stop Elvis Presley fans from trying to get their hands on one of the largest mementos credited to the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll: His long “lost” private jet. Presley’s 1962 red Lockheed JetStar will be sold to the highest bidder on May 27. The starting bid is $10,000 and it already has one bidder. http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/article151476642.html
  15. King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands prefers a less leisurely activity. He works as a “guest pilot” for a commercial airline. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/05/18/dutch-king-reveals-secret-life-as-a-klm-airline-pilot/?utm_term=.5ec3a626fb4e
  16. Bizjets Account for Majority of EMAS Arrestments Since July 2006, business jets have been involved in six of the last nine incidents in the U.S. where engineered materials arresting systems (EMAS) have safely stopped aircraft overrunning the end of the runway, according to data released this week by the FAA. Overall, there have been 12 incidents of EMAScollisions over 18 years by business jets and airliners. http://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/business-aviation/2017-05-16/bizjets-account-majority-emas-arrestments
  17. Garmin unveiled its first foray into the head-up display (HUD) market yesterday, the new Garmin Head-up Display (GHD 2100), which has been selected by Textron Aviation for the in-flight-test Cessna Citation Longitude. The super-midsize Longitude features a Garmin G5000 flight deck, and the GHD 2100 is installed in the prototype Longitude (the first flight-test article). http://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/business-aviation/2017-05-18/garmin-enters-head-display-market
  18. Epic Aircraft E1000 Flying Toward FAA Certification In the high-elevation, dry-climate environment of Bend, Ore., technicians are busy putting the final touches on parts cured in freshly made tooling and finalizing processes to begin serial production of the Epic Aircraft E1000, a certified version of the Epic LT experimental-amateur-built high-performance single-engine, all-composite turboprop. http://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/business-aviation/2017-05-16/epic-aircraft-e1000-flying-toward-faa-certification
  19. Some times your pilot can surprise you: https://streamable.com/s/5uk0a/ulyjaq
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