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Thu, Nov 26, 2020

Airborne 11.23.20: Drone Pilot Arrest, AirVenture 2021!, Virtual WAI

Also: Vega Flight VV17, Expanded ISS Crew, XTI Aircraft-Verdego Aero, Helo Maritime Strike Squadron 37

Special agents with the FBI this week arrested a Hollywood man on a federal charge alleging that he recklessly operated a drone that crashed into a Los Angeles Police Department helicopter. 22-year-old Andrew Rene Hernandez,was arrested pursuant to a criminal complaint that charges him with one count of unsafe operation of an unmanned aircraft. Using data from the remains of the drone that hit an LAPD helicopter last September and other evidence, the Feds believe they have found the operator of the rogue aircraft. The drone damaged the LAPD aircraft and the pilot was forced to initiate an emergency landing. At last week's fall meeting – held in a virtual format – the EAA board of directors supported the ongoing planning efforts for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2021, which will be held July

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Thu, Nov 26, 2020

Airborne-Flight Training 11.25.20: Sonaca 200, Airbus-Pilot Cadets, EASA-Cert

Also: Remote Sim Training, PC-12 NGX FTD, CAE Acquires, Middle East Training and Support Contracts

In March 2020, Aero Locarno (Switzerland) signed an order for 5 Sonaca 200 Trainer Pros. The Approved-Training Organisation has just decided to double the initial order bringing the revised order to a total of 10 aircraft. “Even though we are going through a difficult time in aviation, we are seeing a steady demand for training which justifies the investment in a brand new fleet. We feel the need to harmonize our aircraft fleet by acquiring additional Sonaca 200 Trainer Pros. The Sonaca 200s will replace our old Cessnas. It goes without saying that glass cockpit and state-of-the-art aircraft will further spark interest in our school," Stefano Buratti, Aero Locarno CEO. Proudly wearing their newly-pinned wings, a group of pilot cadets have become the first to graduate from Airbus’ Ab-Initi

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Thu, Nov 26, 2020

Airborne-Unmanned 11.18.20: DJI AGRAS T20, DoT BEYOND, Workhorse TC App

Also: Autel and DroneSense, Pennsylvania CAP Wing, Airspace Link, Beringer Aero

DJI is aiming at the farming market with its latest agriculture drone, the DJI AGRAS T20. This agriculture spraying drone makes it accessible and scalable for farmers who are ready to apply digital insights and automated spray technology into their operations. The DJI AGRAS T20 is optimized to work in complicated environments and different agricultural lands, from its autonomous flight planning and terrain-sensing radar, to extended flight time, high payload capacity, and off-the-grid power options. SecTrans Chao has announced that the three-year UAS Integration Pilot Program (IPP) successfully concluded on Oct. 25. Eight of the nine state, local and tribal governments that participated in the program have signed new agreements with the FAA to continue to tackle remaining UAS integration challenges. “The three ye

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Thu, Nov 26, 2020

Milestone: 100 Falcon 9 Launches, Seventh Use of First Stage Booster

Falcon 9 Is Powered By 9 Merlin Engines

On Tuesday, November 24 at 9:13 p.m. EST, SpaceX launched its sixteenth Starlink mission from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The Falcon 9 first stage rocket booster that supported this mission previously flew on six other missions: the Telstar 18 VANTAGE mission in September 2018, the Iridium-8 mission in January 2019, and four Starlink missions in May 2019, January 2020, June 2020, and August 2020. Following stage separation, SpaceX landed Falcon 9’s first stage on the “Of Course I Still Love You” droneship, which was located in the Atlantic Ocean.

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Thu, Nov 26, 2020

ANN Wishes Our Readers, Listeners And Viewers A VERY Happy Thanksgiving Holiday

Yes... We Will Be On A Holiday Schedule For The Rest Of Week

As the Aero-News staff observes the US holiday of Thanksgiving on Thursday, we wanted to let our readers know that ANN will still be on the job, reporting breaking news in the aviation and aerospace fields as it happens -- in Real Time -- just like always. Aero-News will be publishing at a slightly reduced level on November 26th and 27th, as our staffers spend some time with their families... some of whom may not recognize them away from their computers. Basically, we're going to treat the four-day weekend as just that: a four-day weekend, meaning you'll still be able to find several new stories each day on our website.

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Thu, Nov 26, 2020

GEICO Skytypers To Be Featured At The Sun ‘n Fun Holiday Flying Festival

The Team Will Be Conducting Media Flights And Photo Opportunities

The World Famous GEICO Skytypers will make a cameo appearance during SUN ‘n FUN’s upcoming Holiday Flying Festival and Car Show. The team makes the SUN ‘n FUN Expo Campus their winter home for training and maintenance. While they will not be flying their demonstration in the airshows, the team will be conducting media flights and photo opportunities during the weekend. “We support SUN ‘n FUN, and their mission at the Aerospace Center for Excellence is something we really think is very valuable,” said Larry Arken, Skytypers Team Lead and Commanding Officer. “We are very pleased to be able to attend and see our fans here in Florida!”

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Thu, Nov 26, 2020

Boeing Responds to ANAC Approval to Resume 737 MAX Operations in Brazil

Boeing Conducted More Than 4,400 Hours Of Testing Including More Than 1,350 Flights

Unlike EASA, who is piling on additional conditions before restoring the 737 Max to flight status, Brazil’s Aviation Authority, ANAC, joined the FAA by rescinding the order that halted commercial operations of Boeing 737-8s in Brazil. Commercial operations for the aircraft type can take place once airlines have met the requirements outlined by ANAC’s order. "Not a day goes by that we don't remember, reflect and rededicate ourselves to ensuring accidents like the ones that led to the decision to suspend operations never happen again," said David Calhoun, chief executive officer of The Boeing Company. "Boeing worked closely with the FAA and ANAC to meet their expectations to safely return the 737 MAX to commercial service in Brazil”.

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Thu, Nov 26, 2020

MD Helicopters MD 530F Demonstrator Goes On Tour

They're Heading For Southern California Next Week

MDHI is taking the MD Helicopters, Inc. enhanced glass cockpit MD530F demo aircraft on a cross-country tour and test flight. This sleek helicopter will be touring the West Coast from Nov. 30 through Dec. 4, and will be available for drop-in demo flights at Rotorcraft Support Inc. (RSI) on Dec. 2 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time as well as special on-site demos in the region during the week. The aircraft will leave the MDHI’s Mesa facility on Nov. 30, visiting a variety of customers throughout Southern California during the week.

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Thu, Nov 26, 2020

Power, Pulchritude and Performance: Flight Testing the Pipistrel Panthera-Part 4

By Jim Campbell, ANN CEO/Editor-n-Chief/Test Pilot (Arrogant, Over-Opinionated Know-It-All/Test Dummy) ANN E-I-C Note: Yeah… I ‘ve been slower than molasses on a winter’s day getting these out to you… but due to recent MAJOR upgrades and announcements (like the MASSIVE Roku and FireTV programs), there’s been precious little time to get all things done, that NEED to be done. However, here is Part 4... while Part Five (also complete) will follow in a few days and... Part Six should conclude this whole MASSIVE saga in a week or two… I hope. Once we were all ensconced in the Pipistrel Panthera, we proceeded with an altogether conventional fuel injected engine start, and completed a checklist dictated to me by Andy Chen, courtesy of ForeFflight. Apparently; this particular EFIS set up was not equipped with an MFD accessible checklist, which was not a problem since Andy is a big believer in u

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Thu, Nov 26, 2020

Expanding Our Vast Horizons... ANN Now Available on Roku and FireTV!

And That's But One Of Over A Dozen Major Developments Planned For The Next Year Or So

Aero-News Network is now available on Roku and Amazon FireTV! That’s right folks. You can now get your daily dose of aviation news… right on the ol' giggle box! This is an EPIC development for our network, one of many to come, and we’re thrilled to offer you this new way to watch our news programming. Whether you’re a traditional website reader, podcast listener, or YouTube subscriber, we’re dedicated to giving you quality, honest, aviation news that you can trust and broadening our reach and audience aggressively in the coming years, so that we may both Grow and Inform the aviation and aerospace world.

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