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San Luis Obispo, California
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Apr 25 Tue
- CoxHealth (Missouri) purchased second MD 900 Explorer mdhelicopters.com
- Delta plan helicopter airport transfer between Manhattan and NY JFK through partnership with BLADE prnewswire.com
- S92 (PR-CHR) helicopter experienced emergency landing on helideck of offshore platform SS86 in Brazil, video offshoreenergytoday.com
- GAO report F35 DoD needs to complete Developmental Testing before making significant new investments gao.gov
- Boeing and Saab completed first flight of second production-ready T-X aircraft boeing.mediaroom.com
Apr 24 Mon
- Airbus extended flight envelope of H145 by enhancing the One-Engine-Inoperative power, photo airbushelicopters.com
- Elbit Systems of America, will highlight advanced mission solutions for US Army aircrew readiness during Army Aviation Association of Americas annual summit (quad-a). April 26-28,2017 Nashville, Tenn prnewswire.com
    more on quad-a.org
- NASA selected 399 research and technology proposals from 277 American small businesses and 44 research institutions that will enable future missions into deep space, and advancements in aviation and science prnewswire.com
- FAA will hold three public information workshops in late April on proposed airspace improvements over Las Vegas metropolitan area, Apr.25,26,27 faa.gov
- USAF Red Flag 2017 air-to-air combat training exercise -- Red Flag 17-3 July 10 to 28, 2017 -- 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
Apr 22 Sat
- Pilots and support personnel from Alaska Army National Guard aviation battalions operate in unique environment in support of Operation Arctic Care 2017, photos army.mil
- Honeywell received FAA technical standard order certification for Integrated Multi-Mode Receiver -- all-digital receiver to consolidate multiple navigation functionalities into a single unit aerospace.honeywell.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
- Schedule 2017 F-22 Demonstration Team at Langley AFB acc.af.mil
Apr 21 Fri
- Black Hawk pilots and crew members with Iowa Army National Guard train on flight simulator at Camp Dodge Joint Maneuver Training Center, photos army.mil
- New Zealand Air Force investigating what caused problems to NH90 helicopter engine radionz.co.nz
- Textron Inc. today reported first quarter 2017 -- Bell delivered 27 commercial helicopters compared to 30 units last year textron.com
- A TU-2S (U-2) crashed Sept.20,2016 near Sutter, Calif., during a training mission after the aircraft entered unintentional secondary stall and the two pilots ejected, Air Combat Command Accident Investigation Board report beale.af.mil Fact Sheet af.mil
- Two new crew members are aboard the International Space Station blogs.nasa.gov
- FAA Safety Briefing, Ins and Outs of ADS-B - Mar,Apr 2017 faa.gov
- US Navy 2017 Navy Week Schedule -- May 8-14 Tennessee, Memphis -- May 15-21 Washington, Spokane navy.mil
Apr 20 Thu
- Review Marine CH-53K King Stallion heavy-lift helicopter popularMechanics.com
- Aircrew Training Canada Limited to purchasing four helicopter flight simulators from Frasca International for training facility in Sudbury, Canada cbc.ca
- BAE Systems and Leonardo DRS sign Memorandum of Understanding to offer advanced threat detection capabilities for US Army fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft baesystems.com
- XDynamics D-02 UAV nextGen aerial platform for professional cinematography and industrial applications, Hong Kong, showcased at NAB Show 2017 in Las Vegas, Nev prnewswire.com
- National Association of Broadcasters, NAB 2017 -- April 22-27, 2017 -- Exhibits April 24 - 27 -- Las Vegas Convention Center, Nev nabshow.com
Apr 19 Wed
- Tata Steel Group (India) purchased second Bell 429 helicopter (Textron) to support steel production operations, (Rotorcraft Asia) textron.com
- Northrop Grumman autonomous MQ-8C FireScout helicopter test aboard US Navy USS Montgomery Littoral Combat ship, photo northropgrumman.com
- EAA honoring the Doolittle Raiders 75th anniversary, Oshkosh 2017 eaa.org
- US Air Force Airmen will partner with Royal Air Force and the French Air Force for second trilateral exercise beginning April 12 through April 28, 2017, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, photo USAF T-38 Talon, Royal Air Force Typhoon, French Air Force Rafale and USAF F-22 Raptor fly in formation acc.af.mil
- San Luis Obispo County Fire Department supplemented by state seasonal fire fighters, County paid-call (PCF) and reserve fire fighters calfireslo.org
Boeing and airlines concept for 797, Mar.2017 seattletimes.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
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
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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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