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Sat, Sep 18, 2021

Airborne 09.17.21: Roll-Royce ePlane, eStarling Test Flt, B-2 Accident

Also: Steve Dickson Keynotes NBAA, 4AIR Launches SAF Guide, Boeing Outlook, EAA Space Day

Rolls-Royce’s first all-electric aircraft, the “Spirit of Innovation”, has completed its maiden flight, which took place in the UK for about 15 minutes. The beginning of the flight testing phase includes a collection of performance data on its electrical power and propulsion system. In time, the goal of the aircraft speed is to exceed 300 miles per hour. The current speed record stands at 210 miles per hour. Samad Aerospace, based in the UK, has completed the first test flight of its fully electric Starling aircraft successfully. The Starling aircraft will offer human air transportation to remote locations. It can transport either one passenger or 220lbs of payload at a speed of 120 miles per hour and range of 136 miles. The test flight focused on flight control systems and handling quality of the aircraft during the hover. The Air Force is

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Sat, Sep 18, 2021

Airborne-Flight Training 09.16.21: ERAU Astro's, Delta VAX Mandate, American A/L

Also: Cargojet Fires 23, Drone Safety Awareness Week, Simaero Wins, EAA Space Day

SpaceX’s Inspiration 4 has Two Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University graduates onboard... Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University President P. Barry Butler sent his best wishes to the alumni – Jared Isaacman and Chris Sembrowski. "Everyone at Embry-Riddle is excited about the mission and proud of our Eagles, Jared and Chris,” Butler said. “Through their participation in this mission, they are also raising funds for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. In doing so, they are exemplifying Eagle values, which call on us to be of service to each other. We wish the whole Inspiration4 crew a very safe and successful mission. We thank them for being a source of inspiration to students who may wish to follow in their footsteps.” After Delta Airlines made an announcement last week that there would be  a $200 monthly surcharge on

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Sat, Sep 18, 2021

Airborne-Unmanned 09.14.21: Terrafugia Commaris, Av-Autonomy, G-1 Archer

Also: Korean Startup, GAMA Welcomes Three, Eve and Microflite, Altitude Angel

Terrafugia reveals the launch of a new brand, Commaris. The brand’s first product, the Seeker, is an electric, fixed-wing/VTOL hybrid aircraft designed explicitly for autonomous commercial aerial applications. The Seeker can fly for more than three hours without changing the battery, with top speeds just over 60 mph. The capabilities for the payload are up to 10 lbs. Assembly or disassembly is possible in the field in under three minutes. ASTM International’s autonomy design and operations in aviation administrative committee AC377 will be hosting the 2nd Annual ASTM Autonomy in Aviation Symposium, at the Santa Clara Marriott in California on October 19, 2021. The objective of the symposium is to facilitate discussions on standards development for aviation autonomy while bringing forward perspectives from standards development organizations, industry leaders

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Sat, Sep 18, 2021

First Experimental Flight Test Of eStarling Demonstrator Complete

Dr. Seyed M. Mohseni, Founder and CEO of Samad Aerospace First To Fly

Samad Aerospace, based in the UK, has completed the first test flight of its fully electric Starling aircraft successfully. The Starling aircraft will offer human air transportation to remote locations. It can transport either one passenger or 220lbs of payload at a speed of 120 miles per hour and range of 136 miles. The test flight focused on flight control systems and handling quality of the aircraft during the hover. Dr. Seyed Mohseni, CEO of SAMAD Aerospace, commented: “It was fantastic to be the first person to fly our beautiful Starling aircraft. The experimental test flight went to plan and was the next step to make Starling aircraft a reality. The fully electric VTOL aircraft will change the future of transportation whilst reducing emissions and carbon footprint.”

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Sat, Sep 18, 2021

Earhart's Crash Site And Debris Field Conceivably Found in a 1938 Photograph

Michael Ashmore Continues Investigation

New information has been unearthed concerning the mystery surrounding Amelia Earhart’s crash site, thanks to analyzing a 1938 photograph. Michael Ashmore, of RoadtoAmelia.org, released this statement describing the photograph in question during the second week of September: “The body of this December 1938 photograph shows possible remains of an impact scar, starting at the beach and running approximately 20-40 yards into the vegetation. Suggesting Amelia's angle of approach during ditching and ultimately leads the way to a debris field of previously unseen wreckage within the photo. The debris is seen as shapes piled up in a heap and being semi camouflaged under a canopy of trees and shrubs..."

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Sat, Sep 18, 2021

Breeze Confirms Larger Order With Airbus

The New Airline’s First Ever Flight Will Be In The A220

Breeze Airways reveals that it has reached a purchase agreement with Airbus for 20 more of the Airbus A220-300. This brings the total number of the aircraft to 80, which are expected to be delivered by the end of the year. Airbus plans to deliver one aircraft per month to Breeze over the next six-and-a-half years, and the airline plans to begin flying with the new aircraft mid 2022. Breeze plans to provide nonstop service between underserved routes across the U.S. at affordable fares. The airline started its operations in May 2021. This first A220 is the first new aircraft that will be operated by the airline.

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Sat, Sep 18, 2021

Klyde Morris (09.17.21)

Klyde Is Still A SpaceX Curmudgeon

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Sat, Sep 18, 2021

EAA’s 2021 Young Eagles Volunteer Awards

Five Volunteers Are Honored At The Annual Ceremony

Each year at AirVenture in Oshkosh, EAA presents awards to Young Eagles volunteers who have gone above and beyond in their support for the program and those who have made exceptional efforts to introduce young people to the world of aviation. EAA reflects on its Young Eagles volunteer award ceremony at a luncheon and workshop on Tuesday, July 27, 2021. The ceremony honors those who have gone above and beyond in their support of the program and have made an admirable effort to introduce young people to aviation.

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Sat, Sep 18, 2021

Classic Aero-TV: New Extra NG Aerobat - Walter Extra Raises The Aerobatic Bar

From 2019: The Extra NG Is 'A Whole New Dimension Of Aerobatic Aircraft

Extra Aircraft unveiled its next generation of aerobatic aircraft during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. The company says the Extra NG is "a whole new dimension of aerobatic aircraft", featuring an all-carbon rigid base frame - a first in aerobatic aviation history. The airplane truly represents a "quantum leap forward" by offering its owner not just a stunningly beautiful silhouette, but also an ergonomically advanced cockpit. It is designed for maximum pilot comfort and equipped with state-of-the-art avionics. Improved aerodynamics permit the highest degree of maneuverability and precise handling up to +10g/-10g while also making the Extra NG a “really fast” aircraft. Extra Aircraft founder and designer Walter Extra talked about the new airplane with Aero-News following the unveiling at AirVenture 2019.

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Sat, Sep 18, 2021

Wingcopter Drones Fly Blood Samples in Germany

Drones Complete 16 Mile Flight, Ready To Serve In Rural Areas

Greifswald University Hospital, German air ambulance service DRF Luftrettung and Wingcopter recently partnered to transport blood samples sixteen miles in the Northeast German federal state of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania. The flights were carried out by Greifswald University Medical Center in cooperation with DRF Luftrettung and Wingcopter as part of the MV|LIFE|DRONE Challenge project of the hospital's Department of Anesthesiology. The Wingcopter completed the 16-kilometer route in an average of 18 minutes, nearly twice as fast as ground-based transport.

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