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Wed, Aug 10, 2022

A Flight With The Phillips 66 Aerostars

Loop, Roll, And Look Out For Your Buddy -- A Glimpse Into Formation Aerobatics

By Maria Morrison While various performers zoomed across the skies at AirVenture, the Phillips 66 Aerostars aerobatic team was taking an array of folks--including Miss United States and yours truly--around in circles both horizontal and vertical. I was in the #2 airplane with Paul “Rocket” Hornick, in formation off the wing of Gerry “Fossil” Molidor. Together, we flew for about 20 minutes as the pilots and aircraft showed off impressive formation aerobatics.

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Wed, Aug 10, 2022

Classic Aero-TV: Hartzell’s Joe Brown -- A Passion For Proficiency

From 2014 (YouTube Version): One Of Aviation's Great Innovators Tackles The 'Proficiency Issue' Head-On

While at Redbird Migration 2014, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell spent some time talking with Joe Brown, the president of the Hartzell Propeller Company. However, don't expect to hear much about the Hartzell line of propellers. In this video Jim talks to Brown about the issue of pilot proficiency, and this is something that Brown is anxious to talk about. Brown classified himself as an everyday pilot who has come to see the light of the importance of maintaining pilot proficiency at many levels.

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Tue, Aug 09, 2022

MOSAIC Delay Upsets SportPlane Industry

Delay Could Put Off Much Needed Reg Update For Well Over A Year...

The Annual Oshkosh “Meet the Boss” event was one of the most sparsely attended editions we’ve seen to date… seemingly due to the fact that word was out that the FAA had disappointing news… And, darn it, they did. What everyone wanted to hear, was positive news about MOSAIC… a program that would determine the future of light aircraft. A working version, if not the NPRM itself, was previously promised for this year but due to the extended politics of separating the program into segments that set unmanned aircraft and autonomous vehicles apart from the pseudo-LSA sport aircraft community, it needed revision. 

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Tue, Aug 09, 2022

NTSB Prelim: Cessna P210N

Last Recorded ADS-B Target Was Located About .46 Miles Northwest Of The Accident Site

On July 14, 2022, about 1231 mountain daylight time, a Cessna P210N, N731BJ, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Buffalo, Wyoming. The pilot and passenger were fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Recorded Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) data showed the airplane departed from Powell Municipal Airport, (POY) Powell, Wyoming, and progressed along a southeasterly course, while it ascended to 17,450 ft mean sea level (msl).

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Mon, Aug 08, 2022

Cardinal Owners: Cult or Exuberant Enthusiasm?

Can’t Keep A Good Bird Down

By Gene Yarbrough One of the benefits of attending the annual Oshkosh pilgrimage is to meet and greet with similar like-minded lunatics. Cessna 177 Cardinal owners are certainly birds that flock together. The Cardinal Flyers Organization held a luncheon at the SOS Brothers food tent just off Wittman Field grounds during OSH22.

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Mon, Aug 08, 2022

I Hart Flying, Scholarships for Aviation Interested Women

The Industry NEEDS Every Type Of Interested Person

By Gene Yarbrough In its five-year anniversary celebration, I Hart Flying Foundation (IHFF) pulled together multiple partners for their Industry Connect themed scholarship opportunity launched at EAA AirVenture. Four aviation companies have stepped up with Big Harts to collectively support I Hart Flying’s largest scholarship opportunity yet! They include Immaculate Flight, Paragon Aviation Group, AEG Fuels and Dassault Falcon Jet.

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Sun, Aug 07, 2022

Samaritan Aviation To Bring Third Seaplane to Papua New Guinea

Nonprofit Saves Lives One Flight At A Time

By: Maria Morrison Samaritan Aviation, a Christian nonprofit, is going above and beyond the call for service. Mark Palm traveled to Papua New Guinea in 1994 and saw people dying while trying to reach a hospital. In this rural area, it took days to reach the nearest medical facility. After noticing all the rivers and lakes in the area, and came up with an idea. 

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Sun, Aug 07, 2022

AD: Continental Aerospace Technologies, Inc., Lycoming Engines

AD 2022-16-03 Requires The Replacement Of Affected Magneto Or Inspection Of Affected Magneto

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Continental Aerospace Technologies, Inc. GTSIO-520, IO-346, IO-470, IO-520, IO-550, LTSIO-520, O-470, TSIO-520, and TSIOL-550 series model reciprocating engines, Lycoming Engines AEIO-320, AEIO360, AEIO-540, AIO-320, AIO-360, GO-480, GSO-480, HIO-360, HIO-540, IGO-480, IGO-540, IGSO-480, IGSO-540, IO-320, IO-360, IO-540, LIO-360, LTIO-540, O-235, O-320, O-360, O-540, TIGO-541, TIO-360, TIO-540, TIO-541, TVO-435, VO-435, and VO-540 series model reciprocating engines, and Textron Lycoming/Subsidiary of Textron, Inc. IO-720 series model reciprocating engines.

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