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Sun, Jul 12, 2020

Airborne 07.10.20: Mother Of ALL Cubs, Airshows!, Bristell B8 High-Wing

Also: Summering... On Mars, Hartzell Engine Tech, 2020 FAI General Conference, Gogo Inflight

American Legend Aircraft Company has unveiled its MOAC, a.k.a. the Mother Of All Cubs, a backcountry edition of the Legend Cub. While rooted in the legendary Super Cub, MOAC is a thorough remake and all new construction from the hands of American Legend. MOAC incorporates numerous performance enhancing features and is purposely built for the backcountry operations. MOAC is the most exciting way to fly low, and slow, while driving performance to the extreme. Horsepower on the Legend Cub has more than doubled with MOAC and current availability of Titan engines from Continental. Up to 208 horsepower (187–195 continuous) results in remarkable takeoff and landing performance on its already strengthened airframe. Our friends at the International Council of AirShows have pointed out a bright spot for the wh

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Sun, Jul 12, 2020

2020 US National Aerobatic Championships Cancelled

"We Know That This Is The Right Decision"

A late night notice was posted with the bad news, Friday evening... The IAC Board of Directors met by teleconference on Friday, 10 July 2020, to discuss the 2020 U.S. National Aerobatic Championships scheduled to be held in Salina, Kansas, 20-24 September 2020. After much research, debate, and discussion with City of Salina officials and EAA leadership, the IAC Board of Directors has determined that it will be in the best interest of the safety of all who attend the U.S. Nationals that this premier event is cancelled for 2020.

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Sun, Jul 12, 2020

Airborne-Flight Training 07.01.20: WAI Scholarships, eFlyer 2 Report, FSANA 2021

Also: ERAU Maintenance Students, EAA Chapter Scholarship, FlightSafety Maintenance Training, Horizon Int'l Flt Academy

With new scholarships being posted weekly, the 2021 WAI scholarship program officially opens July 1, and members can review dozens of scholarships. Currently, there are 56 scholarships offered for flight training, engineering, maintenance, dispatcher, and professional development for individuals in all stages of life. Additional scholarships and internships will be added in the coming weeks and months, with over 100 scholarships expected to be posted by the Fall. Applicants are encouraged to check for new scholarships often, and may apply for up to three scholarships per year. Bye Aerospace tells ANN it has begun the next phase of its flight test program for its two-seat all-electric eFlyer 2 technology demonstrator... but not much else. When asked about specifics of the flight te

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Sun, Jul 12, 2020

Airborne-Unmanned 07.08.20: FAA UAS Symposium, UAVOS UVH-170, Console Drone Sim

Also: DDC's Sparrow Drone, Altitude Angel, Korean Drone Show, Deuce Drone, Registration Renewal

It starts today... The annual FAA UAS Symposium, which is co-hosted by the FAA and AUVSI, brings together industry and safety professionals, technology experts and regulators to share safety information and updates among the UAS community. Originally set for June 16 to 18 at the Baltimore Convention Center, the symposium will now be conducted as a two-part virtual event. Episode I of the event is scheduled for July 8 to 9 with a focus on UAS traffic management (UTM) and international UAS integration. UAVOS’ UVH-170 unmanned helicopter recently demonstrated its ability in mountainous operations by successfully conducting its first high altitude flight -- reaching a height of 16,400 feet. The rotary-wing UAS carried the Gyro-stabilized two-axis gimbal with integrated Radio data link. The payload wei

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Sun, Jul 12, 2020

The Summer 2020 ANN-King Schools Giveaway Goes Live!

Help Us Out With A News-Tip Or Fill Out A Survey To Get A Chance to WIN!

Want to win a FREE King School’s course, kneeboard, and flight bag? Enter to win by completing either of the options below… Submit a News Story: Help us source new stories for our editorial team by submitting newsworthy content to news-spy@aero-news.net to get entered in the giveaway! Each news story that you submit through August 31st will give you 1 entry. Each contestant is allowed to enter up to 5 times! Fill Out Our Reader Survey: Read More

Sun, Jul 12, 2020

Delayed Again! Starlink Launch To Be Reset

Originally Targeted Saturday, July 11 At 1054 EDT, Now Reset For Unknown Date

ANN RealTime Update: SpaceX has had to stand down from the Saturday attempt to launch the Tenth Starlink mission, noting shortly before the scheduled launchtime, via twitter, that "Standing down from today's launch of the tenth Starlink mission to allow more time for checkouts; team is working to identify the next launch opportunity. Will announce a new target date once confirmed with the Range." Original Report: SpaceX is targeting Saturday, July 11 at 10:54 a.m. EDT, 14:54 UTC, for launch of its tenth Starlink mission, which will include 57 Starlink satellites and 2 satellites from BlackSky, a Spaceflight customer. Falcon 9 will lift off from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Falcon 9’s first stage previously supported Crew Dragon’s first demonstration mission to the International Space Station, launch of the RADARSAT Constellation Mission, and the fourth

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Sun, Jul 12, 2020

RAVN May Yet Live On... Under New Owners

Ravn Air Group Has Successfully Sold its Two Part 121 Airlines

Approval for the sale of all 12 lots of Ravn Air Group assets was granted this week at the final Bankruptcy Court hearing – including, in a last minute turn of events, Ravn Air Group’s two Anchorage- based Part 121 passenger air carriers (“RavnAir Alaska” and “PenAir”) which were sold as a “going concern” along with many of the assets of these two companies. The successful bidder of RavnAir Alaska and PenAir was FLOAT Shuttle, a Los Angeles–based air commuter service.

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Sun, Jul 12, 2020

Classic Aero-TV: Coming Home To Roost -- The 'Last Time' For The DC-3 Community

From 2010: An Extraordinary Gathering That May Truly Be The Last Of Its Kind

What a concept... An historic event, billed as “The Last Time”, was organized to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the DC-3 type aircraft. Designed as an airliner in 1935, the DC-3 was pressed into military service in WWII as the C-47 and served in every theater of the war. Formerly; the largest gathering of them, in any one place, was at the English airfields in preparation for the D-day invasion of Normandy. Some of these same crew members once again flew in these magnificent birds gathering at Whiteside Airport (KSQI) in Rock Falls, IL, just a few weeks ago. The Last Time’s four-day reunion activities were free and open to the public, and general aviation aircraft parking and camping were available as well.

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Sun, Jul 12, 2020

Russian Cargo Ship Leaves, Crew Tests Dragon’s Comfort Factors

Four Out Of The Five Expedition 63 Crew Members Assessed Comfort Factors

Russia’s Progress 74 (74P) cargo craft departed the International Space Station this week leaving four spaceships from the US, Russia and Japan parked at the orbital lab. It will be replaced in two weeks when the Progress 76 arrives to replenish the crew. The 74P undocked Wednesday at 2:23 p.m. EDT after seven months attached to the Pirs docking compartment. The trash-packed resupply ship will descend into Earth’s atmosphere above the South Pacific for a fiery but safe demise. The 76P will take its place when it launches on July 23 at 10:26 a.m. and docks just three-and-a-half hours later to Pirs.

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Sun, Jul 12, 2020

New Leadership Takes Over Naval Air Museum

Rear Adm. Kyle Cozad, USN (Ret.) Named To Lead

The Naval Aviation Museum Foundation announced the retirement of Lt. Gen. Duane Thiessen, USMC (Ret.) and named Rear Adm. Kyle Cozad, USN (Ret.) as his successor. Thiessen has served as the president and CEO for the past seven years supporting the National Naval Aviation Museum and the National Flight Academy, after retiring from the U.S. Marine Corps. Thiessen will continue his role as CEO until later this fall when Cozad will take over as CEO. The date is still to be determined.

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