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Oct 21 Sat
- Airbus Helicopters displays H130 and EC145 at Air Medical Transport Conference, Texas airbushelicoptersinc.com
   Airbus Helicopters Inc. Newsletter airbushelicopters.com
- Calif Santa Monica Airport runway will shorten after temporary restraining order lifted surfSantaMonica.com aopa.org
- NASA damage Map of Northern California wildfires jpl.nasa.gov
- Many Napa Valley wineries open latimes.com more travel latimes.com
- Schedule 2017 F-22 Demonstration Team at Langley AFB acc.af.mil
- Santa Barbara County Courthouse on second floor mural room docents give free tours on weekdays at 10.30am and 2pm, weekend days at 2pm latimes.com sbCourtHouse.org
Oct 20 Fri
- Boeing short of workers wants some retirees back on temporary basis seattletimes.com
- Argentine Army to receive 20 Agusta (Bell) AB 206 JetRanger helicopters purchased from Italian government janes.com
- New Zealand six helicopters fight a burn-off on farmland that got out of control, Te Anau district, photo nzherald.co.nz
- Lockheed LM-100J commercial freighter first flight of second production aircraft lockheedmartin.com
- Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners approved 1 year Unarmed Drone pilot program scpr.org
- FAA Safety Briefing for Sept,Oct 2017 - role flight instructors play in keeping the National Airspace System safe faa.gov
- US Navy 2017 Navy Week Schedule navy.mil
Oct 19 Thu
- Textron reported third quarter 2017 income. Bell revenues were up 78 million, as Bell delivered 39 commercial helicopters textron.com
- MD Helicopters delivery of new MD 600N to Sapura Aero. Configured with upgraded FAA type-certified all-glass cockpit. Features single-patient EMS interior from Air Ambulance Technology (AAT) mdhelicopters.com
- Boeing investment in Near Earth Autonomy (Pittsburgh) focused on developing a portfolio of technologies that enable safe and reliable autonomous flight boeing.mediaroom.com
- Royal Australian Air Force KC-30A Multi Role Tanker Transport refuels Edwards B-52 Stratofortress over California, photo edwards.af.mil
- X-15A-2 to speed of Mach 6.72 Oct. 3, 1967 History this week Edwards AFB, Calif, photo edwards.af.mil
Oct 18 Wed
- Bear Fire Incident Information, Santa Cruz County, Calif. update for Oct.18,2017 8.21am, 12 Helicopters fire.ca.gov
- Search continued Tuesday in Hawaii for helicopter missing northwest of Molokai island with two people on board sfgate.com hawaiinewsnow.com
- US Army new helicopter primers mix higher environmental standards with better protection army.mil
- US Air Force Research Laboratory and Harvard University Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering with new method for digital design and printing of stretchable, flexible electronics. Hybrid 3-D printing uses additive manufacturing to integrate soft, conductive inks with a material substrate to create stretchable, wearable electronic devices af.mil harvard.edu
Oct 17 Tue
- Leonardo and Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) in Fort Worth, Travis County, Texas signed contract for three AgustaWestland AW169s for STAR Flight program as EMS provider upgrades helicopter fleet, photo leonardocompany.com
- Airbus and Bombardier to become partners on C Series aircraft programme. C Series ranging from 100 to 150 seats airbus.com
- NASA scientists detected light tied to a gravitational-wave event. Two merging neutron stars in galaxy NGC 4993, located about 130 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Hydra. Crashing neutron stars may be dominant source for many of the heaviest elements, including platinum and gold jpl.nasa.gov
Oct 16 Mon
- Aerial view afer Wildfire in Santa Rosa, Northern Calif sfgate.com
- AirBus helicopter third H160 prototype (PT3) maiden flight airbus.com
- Drone hit Skyjet aircraft headed to Quebec airport in Canada bbc.com theregister.co.uk
- US Army looking at unmanned aerial systems as possible medical evacuation army.mil
- NTSB Safety Alerts, Loss of Tail Rotor Effectiveness in Helicopters, Be alert for uncommanded yaw (SA-062).
Helicopter Landing Sites Free from Debris, Foreign object debris can foul rotor systems and cause damage (SA-057). ntsb.gov
- Space Weather for Aviation Service Provider swpc.noaa.gov
NTSB safety alert, better fuel management by aviators could prevent an average of 50 general aviation accidents a year Flying on Empty ntsb.gov
- Going West on the Lincoln Highway map lincolnhighwayassoc.org
Top 10 Martin Gardner Scientific American Articles, Mathematical Games column began January 1957 scientificamerican.com
B-17F Memphis Belle(tm) to be placed on public display on May 17, 2018 at National Museum USAF, photo nationalmuseum.af.mil
   Fact Sheet nationalmuseum.af.mil
   1944 movie Director Lt. Col. William Wyler afi.com American Film Institute
Textron Inc. first quarter 2017 -- Bell delivered 27 commercial helicopters compared to 30 units last year textron.com
What to expect from space science in 2017 Jan wired.com
2017 Ladies Love Taildraggers 5 scholarships ladieslovetaildraggers.com
Robinson Helicopter Safety Alerts -- Low-G Mast Bumping Accidents Dec2016 robinsonheli.com
Three US Marine H-53 Sea Stallion heavyLift helicopters (over 20yrs old) brought out of retirement from DavisMonthan AFB Ariz. will be upgraded and put back into active service. photo Aug2005 navy.mil
Mars Spirit Opportunity rovers. jplNasa
US Navy helicopter San Diego Calif training 2007. Photo courtesy of Jim Pratt "flybum" opens new window. USN2007helicopter
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Monthy Van Nuys Propeller Aircraft Association, Historical Aircraft Display Day. vnyprop.org
Blue Angels Show Schedule navy.mil
EAA B-17 Tour b17.org
USAF Thunderbirds Show Schedule. thunderbirds
Collings Foundation B-17 B-24 collingsfoundation.org
Reno NV Air Races airrace.org
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From 2017
Sikorsky R-4 helicopter display, photo army.mil
IntelAero ready-to-fly unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) click.intel.com
Engineering Development Model UH-60V Black Hawk helicopter, photo army.mil
Researchers at MIT designed one of the strongest lightweight materials known, by 3-D printing flakes of graphene, a two-dimensional form of carbon. The new material, a sponge-like configuration with a density of just 5 percent, can have a strength 10 times that of steel. mit.edu

From 2016
GOES-R first of NOAA advanced geostationary weather satellites nesdis.noaa.gov

From 2015
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From 2014
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From 2012
Bell 525 Relentless Super Medium Helicopter textron.com

From 2010
NASA Subsonic Rotary Wing Project nasa.gov
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San Luis Obispo is located on the Central Coast of California about halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. The airport (McChesney Field) is about a mile south of downtown San Luis Obispo.
 
 
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