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Feb 27 Mon
- Engineering Development Model UH-60V Black Hawk helicopter, photo army.mil
- US Army readiness through aircraft modernization, photos army.mil
- 2017 Helicopter Association International HAI Heli-Expo Mar.6 -- Helicopter fly-in March 3-4 and fly-out March 9-10, Texas heliexpo.rotor.org
- Heli-Expo -- Honeywell communications, avionics, propulsion systems and BendixKing solutions aerospace.honeywell.com
- Bell Helicopter at Heli-Expo 2017 bellhelicopter.com
- USAF Red Flag 2017 air-to-air combat training exercise -- Feb.27 to Mar.10 -- Nevada nellis.af.mil
- NTSB Safety Alerts, 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
Feb 25 Sat
- Los Angeles PD Air Support Division this year will add four new Airbus H125 AStars part of long-term plan to upgrade helicopter fleet, photo airbushelicoptersinc.com
- R44 hard emergency landing in New Jersey newyork.cbslocal.com
- Cessna Citation Latitude one of the best-selling business jets, in 2016 delivered 42 Latitudes txtav.com
- Space Station blog, SpaceX Dragon resupply ship blogs.nasa.gov
- Schedule 2017 F-22 Demonstration Team at Langley AFB acc.af.mil
Feb 24 Fri
- FAA released updated list of pilot, air traffic controller, law enforcement and citizen reports of potential encounters with unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) drones faa.gov
- Boeing plan to open first European commercial factory for manufacture hi-tech aircraft components in South Yorkshire UK bbc.co.uk
- US Air Force to transition to MQ-9 Reaper exclusively, photo acc.af.mil
- Canadian backcountry of British Columbia for helicopter skiing washingtonpost.com
- FAA Safety Briefing, PAVE checklist, covering a pilot decision making process to mitigate risks in terms of Pilot, Aircraft, enVironment, and External Pressures - Jan,Feb 2017 faa.gov
- US Navy 2017 Navy Week Schedule navy.mil
- What to expect from space science in 2017 Jan wired.com
Feb 23 Thu
- US Army AH-64 Apache helicopters delivered by two Air Mobility Command C-5M Super Galaxies in Germany, photos af.mil
- US Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City expected to receive first of three MH-60T Jayhawk helicopters in April, Michigan twincities.com
- NASA Study on Atmospheric river storms jpl.nasa.gov
Feb 22 Wed
- CBO estimates cost of Navy 2017 shipbuilding plan average of about 21 billion per year (in 2016 dollars) over 30 years, Congressional Budget Office cbo.gov
- Hughes Network completion of in-orbit testing and handover of EchoStar XIX, broadband satellite networks and services, high-speed satellite Internet service hughes.com
- Boeing will build 702 satellite to expand communication for mobile telephone, data and internet users throughout the Asia-Pacific region boeing.mediaroom.com
Feb 21 Tue
- Leonardo delivered first NH90 MITT (Maritime Italian Navy Tactical Transport) helicopter to Italian Navy, photo leonardocompany.com
- Stranded residents can ride helicopter from the Post Ranch Inn to Monterey Regional Airport, Calif ksbw.com
- Second Lockheed Martin T-50A flight in Greenville, South Carolina, offer for USAF T-X competition photo lockheedmartin.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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From 2017
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
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From 2015
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From 2012
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From 2010
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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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