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Airborne Oshkosh- Day One-07.26.21!

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Tue, Aug 03, 2021

AirVenture 2021 Facts And Figures From An Outstanding Year

Only The Third Time Attendance Has Surpassed 600,000

At a Sunday briefing from EAA CEO and Chairman Jack Pelton, he noted that, “This was perhaps the most challenging set of circumstances we’ve ever faced as an organization to make the event happen. I could not be more proud of our volunteers, staff, and participants on the way they came together to exceed our expectations and make AirVenture 2021 a truly memorable experience.”

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Tue, Aug 03, 2021

Airborne Oshkosh Day 2 Redux: Aspen Avionics, DA50 RG, Aviation Safety Resources

07.27.21: WACO Aircraft, Cessna/Textron Sky Courier, AMAZING Able Flight, Pelton Int'vw Part 2

Aspen Avionics has announced programs that allow you to dump your old AI and clean up your cockpit... relying on Aspen’s outstanding Primary Flight Displays.... John Uczekaj explains. One of the most popular airplanes at Oshkosh, Diamond’s new five seat, diesel-powered DA50-RG is drawing crowds. It looks like the ultimate Cirrus-beater has finally arrived. Aviation Safety Resources is adding new airplane partners and adjusting to the new capabilities they have as a result of the purchase of Strong Parachutes. They report strong business from the first day of the show and are adding airframe parachute partners at an impressive rate. The world’s preeminent biplane builders, WACO Aircraft talked about their plans for the future of the biplane business, their beautiful new FBO and their biggest hit yet, the WACO Kitchen -- which ANN sample

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Tue, Aug 03, 2021

Bombardier Tentatively Settles, But De Havilland Workers Continue Strike Action

Unofor Claims Contract Violated When Bombardier Sold The Dash 8 Program

More than 700 De Havilland workers at the Downsview plant remain on strike after the continued negotiations with the company failed to resolve the dispute. "Union members at the Downsview plant have always clocked in together, worked together, bargained together, and, when necessary, gone on strike together," said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President who started his career at the plant. "This situation was caused by Bombardier when they committed to not sell the Dash 8 program then proceeded to do just that."

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Tue, Aug 03, 2021

Airborne Oshkosh Day 1 Redux: Avidyne Vantage, Stratos 716X, Curti-Zefhir Heli

07.26.21: Opening Comments, Redtail Piper 100i, AeroEducate Builds, Pelton Int'vw Part 1

Jack Pelton opens up a VERY busy first day of EAA AirVenture after a two year drought. He talks about how busy day 1 has been  and if they beat previous numbers. Avidyne introduced a whole new generation of glass panel cockpits for the GA biz... and also showed the work they are doing with AI for the up and coming cockpit. Stratos has flown their 716X to Oshkosh... the first of a generation of experimental jet kits that will precede the certified version in the coming years. The Curti Aerospace Zefhir is now on sale... the very cool-looking two place turbine even has an emergency parachute and some VERY advanced engineering. ANN’s Jim Campbell had a chance to catch up with members of Piper’s executive team, after their press conference today, and they share what's new. EAA’s AeroEducate program is gaining traction with the organization

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Tue, Aug 03, 2021

Klyde Morris (08.02.21)

Klyde Can't Quite Get Over 1971...

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Tue, Aug 03, 2021

MH-60 Coast Guard Helo Rescues Man In Life Raft

A Navy P-8A Poseidon In The Vicinity Of The Vessel Provided An Assist

The Coast Guard rescued a man in an emergency life raft Saturday offshore of Grays Harbor. At 11:39 a.m., Friday, watchstanders at the 13th Coast Guard District Command Center received an emergency position indicating radio beacon activation alert for the fishing vessel Ruby Lily approximately 132 miles from Grays Harbor. Watchstanders launched crews from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria, Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento and the Coast Guard Cutter Alert to respond. A U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon in the vicinity of the vessel self diverted to respond to the scene and reported one person aboard the life raft.

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Tue, Aug 03, 2021

Piper Aircraft Expands Brand Ambassador Program

Now Includes Purdue University

During the very busy Oshkosh week, Piper Aircraft announced the expansion of their brand ambassador program to include the Purdue University School of Aviation and Transportation Technology.  Piper Brand Ambassadors leverage their social media channels to promote their individual pilot training journey and act as advocates for the aviation industry. The program is designed to increase awareness of the degree paths offered by Purdue University as well as showcase the Piper training product line in use at a collegiate flight school. The collaborative initiative is expected to create a community of like-minded aviation enthusiasts with a career interest in aviation.

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Tue, Aug 03, 2021

Bell Unveils New HSVTOL Design Concepts for Military Application

'Blends The Hover Capability Of A Helicopter With The Speed, Range And Survivability Features Of A Fighter'

Bell Textron has unveiled design concepts for new aircraft systems for military applications which would use Bell’s High-Speed Vertical Take-Off and Landing (HSVTOL) technology as the company continues its development of next generation vertical lift aircraft. HSVTOL technology blends the hover capability of a helicopter with the speed, range and survivability features of a fighter aircraft. “Bell’s HSVTOL technology is a step change improvement in rotorcraft capabilities,” said Jason Hurst, vice president, Innovation.

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Tue, Aug 03, 2021

Corks on the Concourse Returns to the International Women's Air & Space Museum

This Year, The Event Will Take Place Both In Person And Virtually

The International Women’s Air & Space Museum (IWASM) will host its much-anticipated annual fundraising event Corks on the Concourse on Friday, September 3, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. This signature event will take place at Burke Lakefront Airport the day before the return of the Cleveland National Air Show. This year, the event will take place both in person and virtually. The decision to host a hybrid event was easy as the museum knows folks have enjoyed engaging with the museum in fun, new, and exciting ways from where they are across the globe.

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Tue, Aug 03, 2021

Airborne-Unmanned 07.13.21: USAF & Drone Racing, Drone Delivery Canada, ERAU

Also: Volocopter Acquires DG Flugzeugbau, Oshkosh is Coming!, NASA Selects AURA, Atlas V Rocket

The United States Air Force and the Drone Racing League, are expanding their partnership ahead of the 2021-22 DRL Allianz World Championship Season. Following a successful partnership with the league over the past four years, the USAF added new DRL activations, including custom content, virtual drone racing experiences, and season-broadcast integrations that will inspire drone pilots everywhere to aim high and prepare to fly. Tapping into DRL's fans who are 23x more likely to follow the USAF compared to the general U.S. population... Drone Delivery Canada, with the assistance of Air Canada, has entered into multiple commercial agreements with each of Edmonton International Airport, Apple Express Courier, and Ziing Final Mile, to deploy DDC's drone delivery solution at the airport. DDC will enable defined-route delivery from EIA to deliveries off airport

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