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Wed, Oct 05, 2022

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.05.22): Under The Hood

Under The Hood Indicates that the pilot is using a hood to restrict visibility outside the cockpit while simulating instrument flight. An appropriately rated pilot is required in the other control seat while this operation is being conducted.

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Wed, Oct 05, 2022

ANN FAQ: Q&A 101

A Few Questions AND Answers To Help You Get MORE Out of ANN!

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Wed, Oct 05, 2022

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (10.05.22)

“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.” Source: Wisk CEO Gary Gysin providing details about the business of developing self-flying electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft with which the company hopes to pioneer the autonomous air-taxi industry. 

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Tue, Oct 04, 2022

NYET! Russia Expelled from ICAO Council

From Montreal With Love

In a move that speaks to the ongoing deterioration of Russia’s global standing, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)—a United Nations agency established to study, regulate, and standardize world aeronautics—has resolved to expel Russia from its governing body. The decision, unprecedented in ICAO’s 78-years, was made during the organization’s 2022 General Assembly in Montreal, Canada, and compelled primarily by Russia’s February invasion of Ukraine and its collateral humanitarian, social, and economic crises.

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Tue, Oct 04, 2022

Updated: EXTRA Aircraft USA to Open in DeLand, Florida

Storied German Aerobatic Marque Expands Stateside

In autumn 2022, EXTRA founder and CEO Walter Extra announced the formation of EXTRA Aircraft USA LP. The facility will be based at the DeLand Airport (DED) in DeLand, Florida, and provide factory-authorized parts and maintenance support to all North American EXTRA aircraft owners. Additionally, the entirety of new EXTRA aircraft bound for North America will be received at DeLand and verified fit for delivery by factory-trained and authorized staff.

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Tue, Oct 04, 2022

737-MAX Certification Deadline Looms

High Stakes and Short Time

In a high-level letter, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has warned Boeing that documents the plane-maker provided for certification of its 737 MAX-7 model are woefully inadequate. The agency further advised the Chicago-based aerospace titan that certification of the MAX-7 is unlikely to be completed by a Congressionally-specified year-end deadline. However, Senator Roger Wicker (Republican, Mississippi) has filed an amendment in hopes of extending the deadline, thereby affording Boeing time and leeway to complete the requisite safety assessment documentation.

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Tue, Oct 04, 2022

FAA Needs Help... Seeks More Admin Personnel for Recreational Drone Tests

Potential Test Administrators Must Submit Their Applications By Nov. 11, 2022

The FAA has opened the second application period for entities interested in serving as administrators for The Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST). Potential test administrators must submit their applications by Nov. 11, 2022. As drones become more popular and accessible, the FAA is committed to ensuring that the public is aware of regulations and how to operate safely in the nation’s airspace. Designated test administrators play a key role, making the test accessible to all recreational drone flyers.

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Tue, Oct 04, 2022

U.S. Air Force Grounds C-130H Aircraft

Fleetwide Replacement of Propeller Assemblies Pending

The U.S. Air Force has grounded most of its C-130H Hercules aircraft due to a problem with the storied cargo aircrafts’ propeller assemblies. Air Mobility Command (AMC) has confirmed the grounding, and states the repair timeline is unclear.

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Tue, Oct 04, 2022

Rex Airlines Finalizes Purchase of National Jet Express

Going Over Big Down Under

Rex is an Australian airline based in the city of Sydney in the southeast Australian state of New South Wales. In July 2022, the air-carrier signed an agreement to acquire National Jet Express (NJE), a leading provider of fly-in-fly-out (FIFO) services in Western and South Australia. On 30 September 2022, Rex finalized its purchase of National Jet Express, and stated its intention to grow and transform its latest acquisition into Australia’s premier Fly-In-Fly-Out operator.

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Tue, Oct 04, 2022

Classic Aero-TV: Para-Motoring... In Miniature - Opale Paramodels RC PPG Flyers

From 2017 (YouTube Version): A Whole New Look To Model Aviation…

One of the newest types of aircraft gaining popularity in the RC world is scale model powered paragliders. Frank Bustgens, Marketing Director for Opale Paramodels, was demonstrating the miniature powered paragliders at AMA Expo West in Ontario, CA late last year. He told Aero-News CEO and Editor in Chief Jim Campbell that the company has been making the aircraft since 2009, and was introducing them now into the U.S. Market. Bustgens said the airfoils come in both single-layer and double-layer configurations for different flight characteristics. There are different motor sizes to allow for indoor or outdoor flight.

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