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Thu, Aug 18, 2022

Airborne 08.17.22: Air Race Classic, Boom Supersonic, Ukrainian Pilot KIA

Also: P-47 Thunderbolt Restoration, Challenger 3500, Osprey Crash, SAF Program Criticized

Women-pilot teams consisting of at least two (2) pilots are registering for this one-day create-your-own race, a twist on the traditional Air Race Classic long-distance endurance air race. Similar to the Race Teams, the Derby Teams must consist of at least two women pilots, and must fly VFR along their approved self-designed route. A greater variety of aircraft may participate, to include sport and experimental aircraft. This year, Derby Teams will have between September 23 to October 1, 2022, to complete and fly their Derby route. American Airlines has entered an agreement to purchase up to twenty of Boom Technology’s Overture supersonic airliners. The deal, which contains options for an additional forty aircraft, follows United Airlines’ 2021 commitment to purchase 15 Overtures of its own. ?The ongoing Russo-Ukrainian conflict has claimed the l

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Thu, Aug 18, 2022

Airborne-UnCrewed 08.16.22: Bristow SAR, SAE ePropulsion, MQ-8C Fire Scout

Also: Central Colorado UAS, USAF and Aptima, UAL's $10M Deposit on Maker, Commaris-CYTTA

Bristow Helicopters has been awarded a ten-year contract by the UK Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA) to support the Second-Generation Search and Rescue (UKSAR2G) program. Subject program tasks Her Majesty’s Coast Guard, and civilian contractors with the establishment and maintenance of a 24-hour maritime and coastal search and rescue (SAR) emergency response service throughout the UK. SAE International’s E-40 Electrified Propulsion Committee—an assemblage tasked with developing and maintaining aerospace standards, practices, and reports germane to electrified aircraft propulsion—has released two foundational standards. Northrop Grumman’s MQ-8C Fire Scout is an unmanned helicopter based on Bell’s 407—itself a derivative of the hugely successful 206L-4 LongRanger. The autonomous vehicle provides reconnaissance, situation

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Thu, Aug 18, 2022

Airborne-Flight Training 08.18.22: New Airline $$$, Breeze Airways, Air Race

Also: Boom Supersonic, Pilot Reinstated, USAF and Aptima, US Aviation Academy

A new American regional airline is using the ultimate weapon—money—to circumvent a pilot shortage that ALPA (the Airline Pilots Association, International) asserts does not exist, and airline industry pundits claim is the greatest threat to aviation since American Airlines did away with inflight peanuts in 2003. Connect Airlines, a division of Bedford-Massachusetts-based charter outfit Waltzing Matilda Aviation, is offering qualified pilots an eye-watering yearly salary of $250,000. The National Mediation Board recently certified the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) as the union representative for Breeze Airways pilots, making it the twelfth pilot group to join ALPA since 2019. “The labor movement is ascendant, and ALPA is leading the way in organizing and representing pilots as we emerge from the pandemic,” said Capt. Joe DePete,

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Thu, Aug 18, 2022

Airborne-Flight Training 08.11.22: Thrust Flight, Delta Propel, PTO Forecast

Also: Astronaut Training, Taiwan Pilot Shortage, I Hart Flying, USAF and Aptima

Thrust Flight has earned FAA Examining Authority over the Commercial Single-Engine Land facet of its Part 141-approved training curriculum. Examining Authority enables designated academy personnel to perform check-rides for enrolled students pursuing Commercial Pilot Certification. The U.S. is in the midst of a nationwide shortage of Designated Pilot Examiners—pilots authorized by the FAA to perform check-rides in the stead of FAA examiners. Delta is among the world’s oldest, largest, and most profitable airlines. Delta's Propel program transforms baggage-handlers and ticket-agents into airline pilots. Viewed through a more refined lens, the program—which was founded in 2018—allows Delta personnel who hold Private Pilot Certificates and have been in the carrier’s employ for more than three-years to undergo a screening process and—if

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Thu, Aug 18, 2022

Airborne 08.15.22: NTSB v RedBull Stunt, Pilot Reinstated, ALPA v Pilot Shortage

Also: FAA's Dynamic System, Russian Helicopter Deal, FAA Denies Culpability, Artemis

Last April's ill-advised TV stunt, under the PR guise of a Red Bull event, embarrassed the GA world to the extreme... and now the NTSB has had a few things to say about it... a very few things to say. The NTSB concluded that, "The accident airplane was part of an exhibition event, the goal of which was for two pilots to fly two similarly equipped airplanes in a vertical dive, after which they would simultaneously bail out and transfer to the other airplane. The pilot of one airplane was able to successfully transfer to the other airplane and land without incident, however, the other pilot could not enter the second airplane because it entered an inverted spin shortly after egress..." In an instance likely to resonate with current and former Part 135 pilots, a federal whistleblower investigation has vindicated an aviator wrongfully fired for refusing to fly under

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Thu, Aug 18, 2022

Philippines – U.S. Helicopter Deal Pending

Mi-17s Out: CH-47s In

The Philippines is looking to buy CH-47 Chinook helicopters from the United States. The Asian island nation’s interest in Boeing’s twin-rotor workhorse follows the cancellation of a 12.7-billion-peso ($228-million) deal that would have seen the Philippine military acquire 16 Russian Mi-17 heavy-lift helicopters.

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Thu, Aug 18, 2022

Airborne 08.10.22: TL 3000 Sirius, Boeing PTO Forecast, SAF Controversies

Also: Flight Design Update, F/A-18E/F SLM, Flight Delays Worsen, SWA Attdt Hurt by Hard Ldg

In all the hub-bub of readying for Oshkosh, we missed the chance to publish our first impressions of a recent flight test series using the TL Sport Aircraft TL 3000 Sirius... A slick high-wing tractor tri-gear produced by a Czech company, TL Ultralight. Using a variety of 912 and 914 series engines for power (with the 915 not far away), the 112-136 mph Sirius was a machine that, for some reason, we had overlooked to this point... to our regret now that ANN Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell, has flown the bird -- and liked it-- a lot. Boeing has made public the results of its much-anticipated Pilot and Technician Outlook (PTO)—a work that peers twenty-years into the future of the aerospace industry and portends what profits or perils lie therein. Happily, Boeing’s forecast calls for tremendous growth throughout the commercial aviation sector. Between

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Thu, Aug 18, 2022

Airborne 08.10.22: TL 3000 Sirius, Boeing PTO Forecast, SAF Controversies

Also: Flight Design Update, F/A-18E/F SLM, Flight Delays Worsen, SWA Attdt Hurt by Hard Ldg

In all the hub-bub of readying for Oshkosh, we missed the chance to publish our first impressions of a recent flight test series using the TL Sport Aircraft TL 3000 Sirius... A slick high-wing tractor tri-gear produced by a Czech company, TL Ultralight. Using a variety of 912 and 914 series engines for power (with the 915 not far away), the 112-136 mph Sirius was a machine that, for some reason, we had overlooked to this point... to our regret now that ANN Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell, has flown the bird -- and liked it-- a lot. Boeing has made public the results of its much-anticipated Pilot and Technician Outlook (PTO)—a work that peers twenty-years into the future of the aerospace industry and portends what profits or perils lie therein. Happily, Boeing’s forecast calls for tremendous growth throughout the commercial aviation sector. Between

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Thu, Aug 18, 2022

Airborne 08.12.22: Snowbird Grounding, AEA 2Q Report, Paul Allen’s Warbirds

Also: $10-Million eVTOL Deposit, Clay Lacy Expands, VNY Runway Reopens, Artemis Launch Date

The CT-114 Tutor aircraft flown by the Royal Canadian Air Force’s Snowbirds flight demonstration squadron have been ordered grounded until a deliberate, detailed, and broad airworthiness risk-assessment can be completed. The move was ordered by the Operational Airworthiness Authority for the RCAF, Maj. Gen. Iain Huddleston. AEA represents nearly 1,300 member companies in more than forty countries. Their Avionics Market Report for 2022’s second-quarter showed an 11.7% increase in avionics sales over the previous quarter, and a 19.9% increase over the same period in 2021. AEA president and CEO Mike Adamson states: "It is encouraging to see sales continue to climb, up nearly 16% compared to the first six months of 2021..." Paul Allen was many things: an entrepreneur; a tech mogul; the owner of the Seattle Seahawks and Portland Trail Blazers; a phi

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Thu, Aug 18, 2022

Passenger Falsely Accused of Bomb Threat Sues American Airlines

Hysteria and Credulity

An unidentified amateur photographer was falsely imprisoned, denied his rights to council, and defamed by print and social media when a woman seated next to him on an American Airlines flight from Indianapolis to New York’s LaGuardia Airport mistook his vintage camera for an explosive device. What happened thereafter beggars belief. 

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