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Mon, Sep 28, 2020

Vertical Flight Society Details 'Design-Build-Vertical Flt' Student Competition

VFS Announces $5,000 In Prizes For New VTOL Drone Competition

The Vertical Flight Society (VFS) is letting lose with details of the inaugural Design-Build-Vertical Flight (DBVF) Student Competition. This electric-powered remote-control vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) competition seeks to encourage interest in unmanned aircraft technology, and small air vehicle design and fabrication. The competition is designed to develop hands-on skills and familiarization with electric VTOL and urban air mobility (UAM) technology at the university student level and prepare the next generation of engineers and leaders to push the limits of this exciting technology into the future.

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Mon, Sep 28, 2020

Sonin Hybrid UAV Designed To Serve First Responders

Uses Gasoline And Battery-Powered System To Recharge Batteries While In Flight

Atlanta-based drone manufacturer Sonin Hybrid has just unveiled a 140MPH+ drone (with FAA waiver) built exclusively for first responders. The Sonin Hybrid Recruit has a fully-equipped flight time over three hours and can reach speeds over three times faster than most of the fastest commercial drones currently available. Despite the number of police, firefighters, and government officials flying drones as part of their duty to protect and serve, few drones are designed for first responders. The limitations of battery-powered drones prevent first responders from executing longer missions and carrying additional equipment that can extend their capabilities.

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Mon, Sep 28, 2020

GATCO Statement On NATS’ Termination Of Ab-Initio Training

The Guild of Air Traffic Control Officers Takes Issue

The GATCO Executive Board has published a statement in which they state that they are, "shocked and concerned by the decision NATS has taken to terminate the training of a significant number (122) of Trainee Air Traffic Controllers (TATCs) after a review of its initial training organization structure. Those trainees are now under threat of redundancy or redeployment. A number of those TATCs were within two weeks of completing their ab-initio training and receiving their student Air Traffic Control (ATC) licenses."

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Mon, Sep 28, 2020

NTSB Prelim: Beech A36

Advised The Controller That He Was Experiencing A Fuel Issue And Needed To Land

On September 11, 2020, about 0252 central daylight time, a Beech A36, N74HS, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near McKellar-Spies Regional Airport (MKL), Jackson, Tennessee. The pilot was fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Review of a surveillance video at Dickson Municipal Airport (M02), Dickson, Tennessee, revealed that the accident airplane arrived on September 10, 2020 about 2041. The airplane taxied to the fuel farm. The pilot exited the airplane and walked to the fuel pump. He then returned to the airplane and taxied to the parking area. The fuel farm was operated by the fixed-base operator and the pump was locked for the night.

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Mon, Sep 28, 2020

AD: Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited Helicopters

AD 2020-20-06 Requires Repetitive Inspections Of Certain Cyclic And Collective Assembly Bearings

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited (BHTC) Model 429 helicopters. This AD requires repetitive inspections of certain cyclic and collective assembly bearings. This AD was prompted by reports that precipitation can lead to reduced effectiveness of the grease in the bearings. The actions of this AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products. This AD is effective October 30, 2020.

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Mon, Sep 28, 2020

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.28.20)

Aero Linx: The Guild of Air Traffic Control Officers  GATCO is a professional body which represents the professional interests and opinions of those in the air traffic management profession. Membership is open to civil or military air traffic controllers, flight information service officers, aerospace battle managers (weapons) and anyone involved in the air traffic management support including non operational positions. GATCO members are employed at units from small general aviation and military airfields to major international airports and en-route centres. Members also include UK licensed controllers working abroad.

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Mon, Sep 28, 2020

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.28.20): High Speed Taxiway

High Speed Taxiway A long radius taxiway designed and provided with lighting or marking to define the path of aircraft, traveling at high speed (up to 60 knots), from the runway center to a point on the center of a taxiway. Also referred to as long radius exit or turn-off taxiway. The high speed taxiway is designed to expedite aircraft turning off the runway after landing, thus reducing runway occupancy time.

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Mon, Sep 28, 2020

ANN FAQ: Feel The Propwash (Updated)

New Form Makes Subscribing, Unsubscribing Even Easier

While we're very proud of our newly-redesigned website, we know that some folks really enjoy the convenience of having their Aero-News dropped into their e-mail boxes every day. Our new site makes that process even easier than before.

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Mon, Sep 28, 2020

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.28.20)

"...shocked and concerned by the decision NATS has taken to terminate the training of a significant number (122) of Trainee Air Traffic Controllers (TATCs) after a review of its initial training organization structure. Those trainees are now under threat of redundancy or redeployment. A number of those TATCs were within two weeks of completing their ab-initio training and receiving their student Air Traffic Control (ATC) licenses." Source: From a statement published by the Guild of Air Traffic Control Officers Executive Board, expressing their concern over NAYS' decision to terminate over 100 Air Traffic Controllers (TATCs).  

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Sun, Sep 27, 2020

Airborne 09.25.20: 1000th TBM, Airbus Reveals ZEROe, Colyer 'Acemaker' T-33

Also: More Boeing 737-800BCFs, Bell 505 Logs 50,000 Hrs, London's ITPS, Embraer 250th

It's quite the milestone... The 1,000th TBM has rolled out from Daher’s Tarbes, France final assembly line, in this case a TBM 940 version, destined for an owner/operator in the United States. Nicolas Chabbert, the Senior Vice President of Daher’s Aircraft Division, added: “Looking ahead to the next 1,000 TBMs, we maintain our firm commitment to continue delivering aircraft that provide the optimum combination of speed and operational efficiency for owners and operators, along with the highest levels of safety and protection for pilots, families and passengers.” Airbus has unveiled three concepts for the world’s first zero-emission commercial aircraft which could enter service by 2035. These concepts each represent a different approach to achieving zero-emission flight. All of these

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