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Thu, Oct 06, 2022

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (10.06.22)

“The International Space Station continues to serve a critical role in helping NASA and our partners understand and maximize the unique attributes of the microgravity environment. I am grateful to the many people who worked to ensure a safe Crew-5 launch despite the recent hurricane so the crew can fulfill their mission to the orbiting laboratory.” Source: NASA Space Operations Mission Directorate associate administrator Kathryn Lueders explains some of the challenges behind missions like NASA's Crew 5 which just launched to the ISS.

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Wed, Oct 05, 2022

NASA’s SpaceX Crew-5 Mission Gets Green Light

Space Bound and Down

NASA’s SpaceX Crew-5 mission has been greenlit. Liftoff is slated for noon EDT on Wednesday, 5 October from Kennedy’s Launch Complex 39A. Endurance will carry two NASA astronauts—Mission Commander Nicole Aunapu Mann and Pilot Josh Cassada—along with JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) astronaut Koichi Wakata and Roscosmos cosmonaut Anna Kikina, who will serve as mission specialists, to the International Space Station.

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Wed, Oct 05, 2022

Wisk Aero Unveils its Sixth-Generation eVTOL

The Shape of Things to Come

On 3 October 2022, Wisk unveiled its sixth-generation eVTOL to considerable fanfare. Speaking at the event, CEO Gary Gysin asserted:  “In 2010, we set out to find a way to skip traffic and get to our destination faster. That inspiration evolved into a mission to deliver safe, everyday flight for everyone. Over the past 12 years, we’ve pursued that mission through the development of five different generations of full-scale aircraft. Our 6th Generation aircraft is the culmination of years of hard work from our industry-leading team, learnings from our previous generations of aircraft, commitment from our investors, and the evolution and advancement of technology.”

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Wed, Oct 05, 2022

Aero-TV: CubCrafters to Offer Public Investment Opportunities

A Cub in a Bear Market

CubCrafters, Inc. (often styled CubCrafters), the Yakima, WA-based manufacturer of kit airplanes patterned after Piper’s iconic PA-18 Super Cub, has announced that for the first time in its forty-year history, it intends to allow new public investment in the company under Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Regulation-A.

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Wed, Oct 05, 2022

FAA Extends Rest Periods for Flight Attendants

Bureaucracy and the Conflation of One Hour with Meaningful Change

The FAA has issued a final rule requiring that flight attendants receive longer periods of rest between crew-assignments. The new rule increases the inter-duty-day rest period from nine to ten consecutive hours. The measure also fulfills the requirements of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, by which the agency was directed to increase the minimum rest period for flight attendants with scheduled duty days of 14 hours or less, and eliminate a provision that permitted rest to be reduced under certain circumstances.

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Wed, Oct 05, 2022

Gulfstream Fort Worth Alliance (AFW) Service Center Opens

Expansion Adds Jobs and Resources to Texas Business Aviation Hub

Gulfstream Aerospace, the Savannah, Georgia-based manufacturer of iconic business aircraft and wholly-owned subsidiary of General Dynamics, has announced the official opening of its newest Gulfstream Customer Support service center at Fort Worth Alliance Airport (AFW).

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Wed, Oct 05, 2022

Back in Good Graces? Malaysia Gets IASA Cat 1

FAA Upgrades Malaysia’s Safety Assessment Rating

The FAA has noted that Malaysia has achieved an International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA) Category 1 rating, and is in compliance with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards. The FAA IASA program focuses on a country’s ability to adhere to international aviation safety standards and recommended practices. The standards are set by ICAO, the United Nations’ technical agency for aviation.

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Wed, Oct 05, 2022

Ohio County to Replace Sheriff’s Helicopters with Drones

Change of the Guard

The Sheriff’s Office of Hamilton County, Ohio—the home county of the Greater Cincinnati region—is retiring two of its MD-500 series helicopters and replacing the venerable machines with drones. Henceforth, when citizens go missing, or suspects flee, or surveillance and security need seeing to in Hamilton County, drones, not helicopters, will be dispatched to do the requisite seeking and snooping.

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Wed, Oct 05, 2022

NTSB Prelim: Airgyro AG915

The Gyrocopter Had Accumulated 37.8 Flight Hours

On September 27, 2022, about 1030 central daylight time, an Airgyro AG915 Spartan gyrocopter, N499AG, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Yankton, South Dakota. The pilot sustained fatal injuries. The gyrocopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. The gyrocopter was based out of a hangar at the Chan Gurney Municipal Airport (YKN), Yankton, South Dakota.

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Wed, Oct 05, 2022

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.05.22)

Aero Linx: The Skyhawk Association The Skyhawk Association is a non-profit organization founded by former Skyhawk Pilots which is open to anyone with an affinity for the A-4 Skyhawk. We welcome all ages, male and female, pilots, maintenance personnel, modelers and photographers, aviation historians, aviation enthusiasts; anyone with a love for "Heinemann's Hot-Rod". Join those that flew and repaired her in recognizing the Skyhawk's contribution to freedom.

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