Fly In to Summer

Open Hangar Day!
Join us for our eighth annual Fly in to Summer” Open Hangar Day and Fly-In Gathering at the Zenith Aircraft kit factory in central Missouri in June. This will be a fun gathering of Zenith builders, flyers, and enthusiasts, and is an informal grass-roots fly-in gathering open to all aviation enthusiasts: Come visit the factory, see the new Zenith demo planes, and meet with fellow builders and pilots. In contrast to our annual fall Open Hangar Day (with scheduled workshops and forums), the June event is very informal and unstructured: Owners of completed Zenith Aircraft are encouraged to fly-in to show off their completed project to fellow builders. The Zenith Aircraft factory will be open from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm for self-guided factory tours.

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Orion Heat Shield Analysis Work Nears Conclusion at NASA’s Marshall Center

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The harsh buzz of powered cutting tools reverberates in the close air of Building 4705 at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, as a dozen or so technicians and engineers work to remove burnt ablative material — the incinerated outer layer of a spacecraft’s heat shield — from the massive, dish-shaped structure at the center of the facility.

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How FIFA Tried To Distract the World at Its Annual Conference Today

How FIFA Tried To Distract the World at Its Annual Conference Today
by technoguido

14 FIFA officials have been charged with corruption and their President is facing calls to resign, but that hasn’t stopped football’s governing body from rolling out the red carpet for the opening ceremony of its annual conference today.

Perhaps they were hoping the FBI would be distracted by their glamarous host:


Or perhaps these scantily clad female dancers:


If not, there was this dude singing Swiss power ballads:


With a ballerina:


And this lady blowing some sort of Swiss national horn:


And this guy playing the drums:


All culminating bizarrely with a lady pirouetting in a circle again and again:


And flags. Lots of flags.


You wouldn’t know their bosses had just had their doors kicked down in morning raids, would you?
technoguido | May 28, 2015 at 5:07 pm | Tags: Crime, FIFA, Sleaze | Categories: Guido Fawkes | URL:

Gatwick’s plan is simpler, cheaper, faster and quieter


Gatwick’s plan is simpler, cheaper, faster and quieter
by WikiGuido
Sponsored post.

At Gatwick, we believe the economic benefits of airport expansion must be balanced with the impact on the environment. Only Gatwick can offer the new runway the UK needs but at a fraction of the environmental cost of other options.

Air quality is a critical issue in the debate over where the UK’s next runway should be built – indeed, it has been a major factor in the vehement opposition to previous attempts by Heathrow to expand. The issue has now become fundamental to the choice that lies ahead.

It is an issue that cannot be ignored.

The area around Heathrow currently breaches legal air quality limits and it defies common sense that a third runway – with hundreds of thousands of extra car journeys that it would bring – is the solution to the problem. Air quality has been a showstopper for Heathrow before and it is now clear that it will be again.

In contrast, Gatwick has never breached legal air quality limits and its location means it can guarantee that it never will. This decision is about the economy and the environment. Gatwick’s plan is simpler, cheaper, faster and quieter – above all it can actually happen.
WikiGuido | May 29, 2015 at 10:00 am | Tags: Sponsored | Categories: Guido Fawkes | URL:


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Travellers can take advantage of the regional promotion to fly the award-winning airline to destinations across Asia Pacific and experience the new A350 XWB.

29 May 2015, London, UK: Qatar Airways has announced its latest regional promotion offering UK customers savings on airfares to a variety of destinations across Asia Pacific, including Singapore where passengers can experience the new A350 XWB.

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Lockheed Martin Awarded Next Contract to Support U.S. Coast Guard C4ISR Needs

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$72 million contract will enable U.S. Coast Guard to enforce maritime sovereignty

MOORESTOWN, N.J., May 27, 2015 – Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) received a $72 million contract to support the United States Coast Guard’s efforts to enforce maritime sovereignty and address at-sea threats through the National Security Cutter (NSC) program.

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Tiny Drones Scout for Dangers on the Battlefield As Part of Next-generation Command System for Armoured Vehicles


OTTAWA, Ontario, May 28, 2015 –[ASDWire]– Kongsberg Gallium, an Ottawa-based situational awareness and geospatial visualization software company and systems integrator, announced the release today of a new version of its vehicle Integrated Command System (ICS) platform that now allows armoured vehicle commanders to scout surrounding battlefield terrain with lightweight flying drones.

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