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Sun, May 24, 2020

Blue Angels Perform For Truman Carrier Strike Group Out Over The Atlantic

USS Harry S. Truman Gets A Special Show... In The Middle of NOWHERE

The crew of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group observed the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, perform while underway in the Atlantic Ocean May 20. The Blue Angels completed a flyover of the United States Naval Academy commissioning ceremony the morning of the 20th. On the trip back to Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida, a formation of six F/A-18C/D Hornet aircraft performed as a salute to the HSTCSG Sailors, who remain at sea in the Atlantic as a certified carrier strike group. For many Sailors, seeing the Blue Angels from sea was a first. For others, it was their first time to see a Blue Angels demonstration ever.

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Sun, May 24, 2020

Coast Guard Aircrew Rescues 2 From Aground Houseboat In Napa River

USCG Dolphin To The Rescue... Again

The Coast Guard rescued two people from an aground houseboat in the Napa River, Friday morning. Napa Police Department contacted Coast Guard Sector San Francisco command center watchstanders at approximately 6 a.m reporting a houseboat with two passengers aboard had run aground. Sector San Francisco watchstanders launched a Coast Guard Station Vallejo 29-foot Response Boat-Small crew and a Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco Dolphin helicopter crew to assist.

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Sun, May 24, 2020

Classic Aero-TV: NASA Prandtl-D Project--Preliminary Research Design Lowers Drag

From 2016: CAUTION: Everything You Thought You Knew About Aerodynamics Is About To Be Tested...

When ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, attended the AMA Expo 2016, he probably never expected to get a lesson on advanced aerodynamics at a show that featured recreational radio controlled airplanes. However, he learned some amazing things about new aerodynamic research and is sharing it with you in this video. Jim visited with Albion Bowers, who is the Chief Scientist at NASA Armstrong. Among other things, Bowers is working on a program titled, ‘Preliminary Research Aerodynamic Design to Lower Drag.’  It’s called the PRANDTL project and is named after a researcher who started a search for aerodynamic solutions in the 1920s and 30s.

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Sun, May 24, 2020

UND Announces Plans For A Phased Restart Of Flight Training

Still; Aviation Students Are Urged Not To Return To Campus Until They Are Invited

As the University of North Dakota launches its 2020 Summer Sessions, UND Interim President Joshua Wynne and incoming President Andy Armacost announced today a phased plan to resume student flight training. The restart plan calls for some students to resume flight training as early as Tuesday, May 26. Because of the phased-nature of the restart, UND Aerospace urges students NOT to return to campus until notified by UND Flight Operations of their targeted start date.

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Sun, May 24, 2020

FAA Policy Allows Special Flight Permits for E-ABs Needing Condition Inspections

EAA Would Ideally Like To See More Simplified Flexibility

Following a request from EAA and others, the FAA has released a policy that will make it easier for some owners of experimental aircraft to obtain special flight permits (SFPs) for their airplanes in order to reposition them for condition inspections. Rather than requiring a full in-person "condition for safe operation" sign-off from an FAA inspector, which was previously required for SFPs, the policy allows DAR-Ts (designated airworthiness representatives supervised by a FSDO) with appropriate function codes to remotely conduct inspections for the certificates.

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Sun, May 24, 2020

Airobotics Gets Approval to Fly Automated Commercial Drones Over Singapore

Airobotics Receives The World’s First Approval To Fly Over A Major Metropolis

As part of Singapore’s response to protect the public’s health during the coronavirus crisis, The Home Team Science & Technology Agency (HTX) of Singapore, has partnered with Airobotics, through its local partner, SJ Defence, the defence arm of Surbana Jurong (SJ) Group. HTX, a statutory board of the Ministry of Home Affairs in Singapore, is using Airobotics’ drone technology to augment Singapore Police Force’s (SPF) efforts in policing during this period to fly above a major industrial estate area to track anomalies such as congregations of people during the Circuit Breaker Period in Singapore.

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Sun, May 24, 2020

FAA Proposes $67,050 Civil Penalty Against Wings Over L.A. of Van Nuys, Calif.

'For Allegedly Violating Drug And Alcohol Testing Regulations...'

The FAA has proposed a $67,050 civil penalty against Wing Over L.A., of Van Nuys, Calif., for allegedly violating drug and alcohol testing regulations. The FAA alleges the commercial air tour company failed to administer pre-employment drug tests and receive verified negative results for six employees between May 1, 2018 and Sept. 13, 2019. Additionally, these safety-sensitive employees performed maintenance and preventive maintenance on aircraft used for commercial air tour operations when they were not subject to random drug and alcohol testing, the FAA alleges. Wings Over L.A. has 30 days after receiving the FAA’s enforcement letter to respond to the agency.

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Sun, May 24, 2020

NTSB Prelim: Beech F33

As The Engine Reached Full Power, It Began To Run Rough Again, But The Pilot Continued

On May 12, 2020, about 1125 eastern daylight time, a Beech F33A, N711JA, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Land O Lakes, Florida. The pilot was fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. The airplane was based at Clearwater Air Park (CLW), Clearwater, Florida. Earlier during the day of the accident, the pilot flew the airplane uneventfully from CLW to Tampa North Aero Park (X39), Tampa, Florida and was returning to CLW at the time of the accident. Runway 32 at X39 was 3,541 feet long, 50 feet wide, and consisted of asphalt. According to witnesses at X39, the pilot performed an engine run-up near the beginning of runway 32 and the engine sounded normal. The pilot then taxied onto the runway for departure, but as soon as the engine reached full power, it began to sound abnormal, rough, and/or lean. The pilot then reduced engine power and taxied to runway 14, performed ano

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Sun, May 24, 2020

ANN FAQ: Turn On Post Notifications

Make Sure You NEVER Miss A New Story From Aero-News Network Do you ever feel like you never see posts from a certain person or page on Facebook or Instagram? Here’s how you can turn on “post notifications” that will send you an update when new stories are posted on the Aero-News Network Facebook or Instagram pages.

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Sun, May 24, 2020

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.24.20)

Aero Linx: The Professional Women Controllers, Inc. (PWC) PWC is working to Engage, Excel and Evolve ourselves and our members into developing both their personal and professional lives, helping to do the same for women who are considering an aviation career and taking an active role in the organization. The Professional Women Controllers, Inc. (PWC) is a professional organization founded in 1978 by Sue Townsend and Jacque Smith. The organization was incorporated in the State of Delaware in 1979 and was officially recognized by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in 1980. Since its inception, PWC has been an advocate of a culturally diverse workforce. PWC works with the FAA and other organizations to create an environment where all employees are able to contribute.

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