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Build your own network ADS-B receiver with PiAware from FlightAware for under $100

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You can build and run your own ADS-B ground station to be installed anywhere and receive real-time data directly from airplanes that you can view locally and also integrate with FlightAware. For about USD$100/EUR€80, your ground station can run PiAware to track flights within 100-300 miles (line of sight, range depending on antenna installation) and will automatically feed data to FlightAware. (flightaware.com) More...

Fall flying Hudson River Vally

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Mid-Hudson river mist and fall foliage over the Catskill Mts. 1950 Beechcraft Bonanza (vimeo.com) More...

ANZ EX B744 ZK-SUH sold to new owner GE

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It was reported earlier a few months back after ANZ retired it second to last B744 former Lord of the Rings jet ZK-SUH which was flown to Victorville for refurbishment has finally being taken by her new owner GE as a engine test jet. ZK-SUH sat for a month in Victorville among other B744 awaiting there fate. She will be repainted into her new decals or livery over the coming weeks (www.retuers.com) More...

Airbus A350-900 receives EASA Type Certification

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Airbus has secured European certification for the A350-900 following a 15-month flight-test campaign comprising more than 2,600h. The European Aviation Safety Agency has certified the aircraft with two maximum take-off weight variants: a basic 268t and a higher 275t option. This higher capability is intended to mitigate the A350’s airframe weight which is around 3t above Airbus’s target specification. (www.airbus.com) More...

FAA Will Review ATC Security Plans

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Following a fire that knocked out ATC equipment at a facility in Aurora, Illinois, on Friday, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta said on Monday the agency will conduct a 30-day review of its contingency plans and security protocols to be sure they address system efficiency as well as safety. "I do understand the traveling public's frustrations," Huerta said. More than 2,500 flights were cancelled over the weekend at Chicago's busy O'Hare and Midway hubs, according to USA Today. "The… (www.avweb.com) More...

CAE reaches major milestone with the qualification of the world’s first A350 XWB suite of training equipment

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Montreal, Canada, September 23, 2014 – (NYSE: CAE; TSX: CAE) – CAE announced today that it has reached a major milestone with the qualification of the world’s first A350 XWB suite of training equipment. A CAE-built A350 XWB full-flight simulator (FFS) and a flight training device (FTD) were qualified ahead of the A350’s entry into service by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The FFS achieved Interim Level C qualification as per FFA… (canadianaviationnews.wordpress.com) More...

Bombardier adds 40 firm CSeries orders, shares rise

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TORONTO (Reuters) - Bombardier Inc (BBDb.TO) said on Friday that aircraft leasing company Macquarie AirFinance had signed a firm agreement to buy 40 of the Canadian manufacturer's new CSeries jets, with an option for 10 more. (mobile.reuters.com) More...

AIR14 - The pilots' view

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Welcome to the highlights of the formation flypast by our SWISS Airbus A330 and the Patrouille Suisse at AIR14 in Payerne. Join the nine pilots in their cockpits and enjoy the air show from an angle you’ve never seen it from before! (www.youtube.com) More...

Airbus seen set to win A350 certification on Tuesday

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Airbus looks set to win European safety certification for its newest airliner, the A350, on Tuesday, people familiar with the plans said. The stamp of approval will allow Europe's newest wide-body jetliner to enter service once the first production model has been tested and delivered to launch customer Qatar Airways, which the companies expect to happen in the fourth quarter. (uk.reuters.com) More...

The Planes of Red Bull's Air Race Championship

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After a three-year hiatus for safety and organizational overhauling, the Red Bull Air Race World Championship is back for the 2014 season. These races pit daredevil pilots against gravity—and each other—as they guide their acrobatic single-seaters through a series of challenging "air gates" in as little time as possible. These are the planes that get them there. (gizmodo.com) More...

CAE signs multi-year commercial aviation training contract with Jeju Air of Korea

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Bangkok, Thailand, September 23, 2014 – CAE announced today at the Asia Pacific Airline Training Symposium 2014 (APATS) that it has signed a multi-year contract to train Jeju Air’s pilots at CAE’s training centre in Seoul, Korea. (canadianaviationnews.wordpress.com) More...

Incident: Air Canada Boeing 777-300 over Atlantic, blue screens

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An Air Canada Boeing 777-300, registration C-FNNQ performing flight AC-870 from Montreal,QC (Canada) to Paris Charles de Gaulle (France) with 465 people on board, was enroute at FL340 near N53W41 when the crew declared PAN reporting the loss of all navigation systems. (avherald.com) More...

Day at the Beech~

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Montauk sunset flight. Return from MTP to SWF in 1950 B35 Bonanza. (vimeo.com) More...

What it's like to fly Singapore Suites Class (a review)

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Derek Low relates his experience in flying Singapore Airlines' luxurious "Suites" class. "Formerly, the only way for an average person to fly in the Suites was to take out a bank loan. And then I remembered that most of my personal net worth exists in frequent flier miles rather than cash..." (dereklow.co) More...