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Sat, Oct 24, 2020

Actor and Pilot Harrison Ford Becomes Airlink Spokesperson

"A Pilot Friend Made Me Aware Of The Work Airlink Does And I Became Eager To Be Involved"

Actor Harrison Ford is a new spokesman for rapid response disaster relief nonprofit Airlink. Airlink builds partnerships with global airlines and air freight carriers, enabling it to provide free or subsidized air transport to a network of over 130 disaster response and humanitarian relief organizations. The Salvation Army, Project HOPE, World Central Kitchen, and MedShare are among Airlink’s partners relying on it to help transport responders and humanitarian supplies to disaster impacted communities worldwide.

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Sat, Oct 24, 2020

NTSB Prelim: Cessna 414

The Airspeed Indicator Showed About 10 To 15 Knots Past “Blueline”

On October 8, 2020, about 1115 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 414, N8132Q, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident at North Palm Beach County General Aviation Airport (F45), West Palm Beach, Florida. The private pilot and six passengers sustained serious injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. According to the pilot’s son, a multiengine airplane rated passenger who was seated in the front right seat, his father was flying family members to Claxton-Evans County Airport, Claxton, Georgia, where they planned a fuel stop before proceeding to their home-base of Columbus Municipal Airport, Columbus, Indiana. After the preflight inspection, engine start and taxi, he noted no irregularities when his father performed the engine run-up. His father then taxied onto the runway, checked the trim for takeoff, applied brakes, and advanced the throttles to full power.

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Fri, Oct 23, 2020

Sporty's Introduces Latest Learn to Fly Course

Offers New Online Platform, Flight Simulator Syllabus And Document Upload Tool

The latest version of Sporty's award winning Learn to Fly Course adds a host of features to help pilots save time and money during flight training. From passing the knowledge test to flying safely after the checkride, it's a complete companion for student pilots and rusty pilots alike. The course is available on multiple platforms, including iOS and Android devices, and a one time purchase includes lifetime access. "Now more than ever, a home study course is an important way for pilots to keep their skills sharp and customize their learning experience," said Sporty's Academy President Eric Radtke. "Our course is designed to be hassle-free: use it on any of your devices without ever worrying about progress syncing or subscriptions expiring."

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Fri, Oct 23, 2020

Hartzell Engine Technologies Receives Additive Manufacturing Accelerator Grant

City Of Auburn Alabama Made Award To Investigate Benefits Of Additive Manufacturing

Hartzell Engine Technologies, LLC (HET) has received a grant from the city of Auburn, Alabama's Additive Manufacturing Accelerator (AMA) program. "This is a very exciting step into the future of product design and manufacturing," stated Keith Bagley (pictured), president of Hartzell Engine Technologies (HET). "We are extremely grateful and proud to have been selected to take part in the Additive Manufacturing Accelerator grant program."

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Fri, Oct 23, 2020

NTSB Prelim: Cessna 182

Passenger Went On To Explain That Collision With The Dock Was Inevitable

On October 4, 2020, about 1505 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 182P amphibious airplane, N6506M, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident in Beechhurst, New York. The private pilot and the pilot-rated passenger in the copilot seat were seriously injured, and a rear-seated passenger was fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. The pilot and the pilot-rated passenger were interviewed by New York Police Department (NYPD) detectives and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) aviation safety inspectors. The pilot reported he did not remember the events surrounding the accident. The pilot-rated passenger provided versions of events to the interviewers that were consistent throughout.

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