Cessna Citation Longitude moves closer to first flight with ground engine tests



WICHITA, Kan. (Aug. 23, 2016) – Cessna Aircraft Company, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced it has completed initial ground engine tests on the Citation Longitude’s Honeywell HTF7700L turbofan engines, paving the way for first flight of the prototype aircraft in the coming weeks. The test verified the functionality of the engine start, fuel system and auto-throttle as well as interfaces with the avionics, electrical and hydraulic systems.


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A MegaBundle of Kydds!

A MegaBundle of Kydds!

by BigJules

Mcbooks bumper comp.jpgTo celebrate the upcoming launch of the paperback of Tyger in the US on October 1 my US publisher McBooks Press has put together a very special contest prize — the entire Kydd series to date plus a Union Jack tote! For a chance to win this fabulous bundle of goodies just email me with the name of the free bi-monthly newletter published by McBooks. Please include your full postal addresss and put ‘MegaBundle’ in the subject line (this contest is restricted to addressees in Continental USA)
Deadline for entry: September 15



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Building For A Good Cause

Giving Pilots With Disabilities
A Chance To Fly
Two groups have banded together for a common goal. EAA Chapter 1083 and John Robinson, founder of AV84all.org, have joined forces to build a Zenith CH 750 Cruzer in Salisbury, North Carolina to benefit all pilots with disabilities. The EAA chapter members will launch the Zenith build on September 10, 2016 at Rowan County Airport (KRUQ).


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LucasOilRacing.TV Adds More Content August 23


Lucas Oil Racing TV – the first 24/7 On Demand motorsports network – continues to expand its library of world class motorsports with Round 8 of the MXGP season in Trentino, Italy, the Lucas Oil Summer Sizzlin Sprint Car Nationals in Sapulpa, Oklahoma, Round 6 of the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series in San Angelo, Texas, the Lucas Oil Modified Series at Orange Show Speedway in San Bernadino, California, and the Super Farm Tractors competition in Hillsboro, Wisconsin.


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Top musicians to perform at annual Windsor Festival



Philharmonia Orchestra, Orpheus Sinfonia and violinist Vadim Repin included in this years’ line-up

Windsor, 23 August 2016

Windsor Festival, the highly respected annual arts festival, will be located within and around the grounds of Windsor Castle taking place from 18th September 2016 to 2nd October 2016. This year the Festival programme observes three significant anniversaries: The centenary of the birth of Yehudi Menuhin, one of the founding artistic directors of the Festival, The Queen’s 90th Birthday and Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary.


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If you get your news from Sky or the BBC, it’s been a hard month for everyone with inflation ‘sky rocketing’ and the markets in ‘disarray’.

The truth is inflation rose by just 0.1%*, the FTSE100 has reached its highest level for over a year, wages are up and unemployment is down!
Leave.EU continues to campaign to ensure “Brexit means Brexit” and we are pleased to announce a sponsorship deal with GoSkippy Insurance to help fund our activities.
In another life, Arron is co-founder of GoSkippy Insurance which specialises in Car, Van, Bike and Home Insurance – One of the fastest growing insurance providers in the UK.
GoSkippy is offering a special “Brexit Independence Policy” that will give you a 10% discount on all GoSkippy insurance products.


Canadian Army Soldiers Continue to Support Operation REASSURANCE


August 22, 2016 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Force

As part of the Government of Canada’s ongoing commitment to provide support for our allies and partners, today, the first group of Canadian Army soldiers from 3rd Canadian Division departed for Operation REASSURANCE based in Poland. They will be participating in several large international exercises focusing on enhancing interoperability with NATO Allies as well as showcasing their capabilities and leadership skills on the world stage.


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