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Sun, Mar 29, 2020

Airborne 03.27.20: FAA Grounds Collings, OSH20 Update, Mars Rover Selfie

Also: COVID-19 Relief, SpaceX Rocket Motor Failure, Denver Metroplex Project, Etihad Cargo 787s

The FAA has issued an order immediately rescinding the authority it had granted to The Collings Foundation to conduct Living History flights in its classic WWII aircraft. The FAA had granted such relief in Exemption No. 6540 and extended this relief for successive two year periods. The most recent exemption the FAA issued was Exemption No. 6540P, on March 22, 2018. This decision also denies the petitioner’s request for extension and amendment, submitted on August 29, 2019, and supplemented on November 8, 2019. With all of the aviation and other events that have been cancelled around the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the obvious question floating around the aviation community is 'what about Oshkosh?' So far, the EAA is planning to hold the event in July as scheduled. But as with everything co

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Sun, Mar 29, 2020

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.29.20): Class B

Class B Generally, that airspace from the surface to 10,000 feet MSL surrounding the nation’s busiest airports in terms of airport operations or passenger enplanements. The configuration of each Class B airspace area is individually tailored and consists of a surface area and two or more layers (some Class B airspaces areas resemble upside-down wedding cakes), and is designed to contain all published instrument procedures once an aircraft enters the airspace. An ATC clearance is required for all aircraft to operate in the area, and all aircraft that are so cleared receive separation services within the airspace. The cloud clearance requirement for VFR operations is “clear of clouds.”

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Sun, Mar 29, 2020

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.29.20)

Aero Linx: The C.A.L/N-X-211 COLLECTORS SOCIETY The C.A.L/N-X-211 COLLECTORS SOCIETY is a group of people of all ages, who admire the accomplishment of the MAN and the MACHINE (Charles A. Lindbergh). They collect the treasured pieces of this historical memorabilia that help to memorialize the event and, in so doing, help to "Perpetuate the memory of the Man and the Machine". Our goal is to help renew interest in this event with current and up-coming generations and keep fiction from becoming fact and fact from becoming fiction.

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Sun, Mar 29, 2020

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (03.29.20)

“We have confronted economic sustainability challenges in the past in terms of various financial crises, the 9/11 attacks, the Eyjafjallajökull volcano eruption, and indeed with earlier pandemics, but the COVID-19 consequences the air transport sector is confronted with today are truly unprecedented.” Source: ICAO Secretary General Dr. Fang Liu discussing the actions taken to-date by ICAO, Dr. Liu underscored that even while the air transport sector can be vulnerable to many external factors beyond its control, COVID-19 was presenting States and operators with entirely new levels of systemic risk.

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Sat, Mar 28, 2020

ANN FAQ: How To Get YOUR News Out On Aero-News

Good News, Bad News... It's ALL News

As the preeminent online aviation news resource out there, the editorial staff at Aero-News sees a large number of news releases. We look at all of them, and can usually tell whether something merits publishing consideration within reading the first couple of paragraphs. Often, however, a new and innovative product can be overlooked because of the very words written to promote it, by the very people who created it.

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Sat, Mar 28, 2020

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (03.28.20)

“Our priority is the health of our workforce, and we will therefore reduce activity on some of our scientific missions, especially on interplanetary spacecraft, which currently require the highest number of personnel on site” Source: ESA’s Director of Operations Rolf Densing, on adjustments being made due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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Sat, Mar 28, 2020

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.28.20): Cantilever

A wing designed to carry loads without external struts.

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Sat, Mar 28, 2020

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.28.20)

The Threat We Face By Grounding History

Writing for The Long Island Business News, Dr. Libby O'Connell discusses the ramifications of the cancellation of Heritage Flights by organizations like The Commemorative Air Force.

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Fri, Mar 27, 2020

Klyde Morris 03.27.20

Klyde Is An Ant On The Wall Overhearing The Conversation Of A Couple Of Veteran Pilots ...

FMI: www.klyedmorris.com

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Fri, Mar 27, 2020

Airborne 03.25.20: Cessna SkyCourier, Martha King Scholarship, Boeing Suspends

Also: FSANA-Flight Schools In CA, Bahamas Restrictions, OneWeb Launches, Airbus A400M

Textron Aviation has successfully completed initial ground engine tests on the prototype Cessna SkyCourier twin utility turboprop featuring Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-65SC engines. These ground engine tests verified the functionality of the fuel system and engines, as well as the interface with the avionics and electrical systems. “The successful engine run tests are a pivotal step toward proving the maturity of the aircraft and its systems as we prepare for first flight,” said Chris Hearne, senior vice president, Programs and Engineering. “We continue to meet each important milestone in our development schedule, and we look forward to having an outstanding aircraft for our customers.” Anna Stanphill of Deland, Florida was awarded the 5th Martha King Scholarship for Female Flight Instructors during the annual Women in Aviation Intern

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