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Sep 20 Thu
- Naval Air Systems Command to reduce Marine fleet of MV-22 Ospreys from more than 70 distinct variants to about five. Contract Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office on Common Configuration-Readiness and Modernization (CC-RAM) program usni.org
- Airbus Helicopters additional order of four H225M multirole utility helicopters from Royal Thai Air Force, photos airbus.com
- Airbus Corporate Helicopters display ACH135 Helionix during 2018 Monaco Yacht Show, photo airbus.com
- Honeywell Avionics Protection Plan selected by Africa helicopter operators Heliconia of Morocco, Caverton of Nigeria and Titan Helicopters of South Africa honeywell.com
- USAF MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with first air-to-air in test janes.com
- 747 airplane from Burning Man still sitting in Black Rock Desert, photos rgj.com
- California Capital Airshow, Sept 21-23 2018 Mather Airport, Sacramento -- Featuring USAF Thunderbirds CaliforniaCapitalAirshow.com
- 2018 Miramar Air Show Sep 29-30, 2018, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, San Diego, Calif - USMC V-22 Osprey Demo MiramarAirshow.com
- Nasa CallBACK monthly safety newsletter, September 2018 What Would You Have Done nasa.gov
- US Army Aviation Digest rucker.army.mil
- Robinson Helicopter Newsletter Summer 2018, Torrance, Calif robinsonheli.com pdf
Sep 19 Wed
- Sikorsky (Lockheed) final assembly of first HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter Weapons System and Operational Flight Trainers, photo LockheedMartin.com
- US Coast Guard awarded 15.9 million contract to Airbus Helicopters to procure three critical structural components for H-65 short range recovery helicopters as part of a Service Life Extension Program dcms.uscg.mil
- Boeing and Cathay Pacific donating first Boeing 777 airplane to Pima Air and Space Museum in Arizona boeing.mediaroom.com
- HMS Queen Elizabeth arrived in Norfolk, Virginia, flying trials with F-35B Lightning royalnavy.mod.uk
Sep 18 Tue
- Funding approved for Albuquerque police helicopter, N.M. krqe.com
- Insitu announced Integrator Extended Range, a beyond line of sight, SATCOM-enabled small UAS capable of ranging modern combat theaters prnewswire.com insitu.com
- USAF first automated landing of MQ-9 Block 5 Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) ga-asi.com
- USAF need for 386 operational squadrons by 2030 af.mil
Sep 17 Mon
- Northrop Grumman began flight tests MQ-8C Fire Scout UAS aircraft produced in Moss Point Miss. photo NorthropGrumman.com
- Netherlands signed Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) for modernization of Dutch fleet AH-64D Apache helicopters dsca.mil
- Ryan Fire, Mount Zirkel Wilderness, high winds fueled rapid fire growth mid-day Sunday, forcing personnel and aerial resources to disengage inciweb.nwcg.gov
- USAF implementing series of corrective measures in oxygen breathing system to address persistent problems in training aircraft af.mil
- Reno Air Races, jet planes damaged but all land safely rgj.com
- CHC Safety and Quality Summit, October 2018, Dallas, Texas chcheli.com
- NTSB Safety Alerts, Flight Helmet Cords Can Impede Egress, Understand cord connections (SA-068)
   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).
   Flying on Empty, Prevent the Preventable with Careful Fuel Management (SA-067) ntsb.gov
- Space Weather for Aviation Service Provider swpc.noaa.gov
Sep 15 Sat
- Experimental helicopter crash into hangar after pilot may have had medical emergency, Montana BillingsGazette.com
- Huey flighting again after volunteers help restore kcra.com
- NASA flying first two next-generation CubeSats to deep space jpl.nasa.gov
- California Fall Color, scenic drives and hikes LAtimes.com
- California apple season LAtimes.com
- Calendar Grand Canyon NP nps.gov
- Schedule 2018 F-22 Demonstration Team at Langley AFB acc.af.mil
- History of San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport, photos SanLuisObispo.com
- 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 Day Use Parks CountyOfSB.org more travel LAtimes.com
Sep 14 Fri
- Washington using helicopters and trucks to relocate non-native mountain goats from Olympic National Park, photo king5.com
- Airbus to use artificial spider silk to create new generation of composite material airbus.com
- Airbus breaking ground for Flight Works Alabama. Facility will host educational opportunities for new or expanded skills airbus.com
- USAF F-35A program matures, Hill AFB, Utah, photos hill.af.mil
- California International Airshow, Salinas, Calif - Sept.29-30,2018, USAF Thunderbirds SalinasAirshow.com
- Reno Air Racing Association racing lineup for STIHL National Championship Air Races, scheduled September 12-16, 2018 at Reno-Stead Airport AirRace.org

- US Helicopter Safety Team monthly update Sept 2018 faaSafety.gov
- FAA Safety Briefing for September,October 2018 - Our Kaleidoscope Community faa.gov
- US Navy Blue Angels Show Schedules 2018, 2019 blueangels.navy.mil
- US Navy 2018 Navy Week Schedule navy.mil
Going West on the Lincoln Highway map LincolnHighwayAssoc.org
Friends of the Inyo exploring new places, Calif FriendsOfTheInyo.org
NTSB Aviation Accident Final Report - Bell 206B 02/18/2016 probable cause The in-flight failure of the engine-to-transmission drive shaft due to improper maintenance, which resulted in low main rotor rpm and a subsequent hard landing to water ntsb.gov summary ntsb.gov
SAFO - Helicopter Stabilized Hover Checks Before Departure faa.gov pdf
GE tested Advanced Turboprop Engine with 3D-Printed parts. Civilian turboprop engine to combine 855 separate components into just 12, photo ge.com
FAA Administrator Fact Book returned on-line faa.gov    pdf faa.gov
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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Sonex Aircraft collaboration with High Performance Aircraft Group to showcase SubSonex Personal Jet. High Performance Aircraft Group debuted the SubSonex at Pylon Racing Seminar, Reno Stead airport in preparation and training for National Championship Air Races in September 2018 sonexaircraft.com
2018 California Capital Airshow, September 21-23, Sacramento Mather Airport CaliforniaCapitalAirshow.com
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
Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum, Ashland, NE SACmuseum.org
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From 2018
SureFly eVTOL, hybrid-electric eVTOL multi-copter workhorse.com

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
Sikorsky S97 RAIDER(tm) sikorsky.com

From 2014
S97 RAIDER utc.com

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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