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Tue, Oct 20, 2020

DO NOT Miss This... OSIRIS-REx To Collect Sample From Bennu’S Surface

The Spacecraft Will Maneuver Down To Bennu’s Rocky And Dusty Surface To Collect A Sample

Today, Tuesday, OSIRIS-REx will attempt a historic feat for NASA -- to collect the first samples from an asteroid’s surface. Seriously, folks, take some time out of your day to keep up with this... an extraordinary bit of history in the making. During Touch-And-Go (TAG), the spacecraft will maneuver down to the selected Nightingale site on Bennu’s rocky and dusty surface to collect a sample for return to Earth in 2023. OSIRIS-REx launched Sept. 8, 2016, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, and many folks across IV&V and NASA worked hard to make the project happen.

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Tue, Oct 20, 2020

Airborne 10.19.20: Raptor 1st Flt, P92 Echo MkII, Jetpacks v LAX

Also: 'Top Gun' Pays Off, Edwards AFB, 'Women in the Air Force', FAA Proposes $464,300 Penalty

We have a packed episode today filled with the latest news, let's start with a video that will get your heart rate up... the Raptor aircraft makes it’s first flight… but it wasn't without a hitch... Several days ago, the first flight of an experimental aircraft headed for the kit aircraft market, someday, took to the skies. The Raptor Aircraft made bold promises... The designer Peter Muller claims "The Raptor is an extremely spacious 5 place, pressurized, composite aircraft with a 62 inch wide cabin with a possible top speed of 300 knots. It will come equipped with an optional BRS airframe parachute, constant speed propeller and anti-lock brakes. It's a luxury SUV for the sky." Tecnam has confirmed the certification of the P92 Echo MkII light aircraft to the new German 600kg rules, the

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Tue, Oct 20, 2020

Airborne-Flight Training 09.23.20: DA20 Upgrades, CAE Financing, EMU Partnership

Also: Sterling Flight Training, National Aviation Academy, Young Eagles Workshops, ERAU Suspensions

One of our favorite training birds is back... and upgraded, to boot! The high demand for single engine training aircraft has led to the return to production of the Diamond DA20-C1, powered by a 125HP Continental IO-240 engine and equipped with new state-of-the-art G500TXi Avionics. With over 1,000 DA20’s already operating worldwide, the strong desire for lower cost new single engine aircraft in training environments continues. The DA20 is proven to be the safest and most efficient aircraft for primary training, and fleet operators are raving about its return to production. A new program could have a significant impact on your access to flight training... CAE has launched a new financing initiative for aspiring pilots in collaboration with financial institutions around the world. With this init

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Tue, Oct 20, 2020

Airborne-Unmanned 10.14.20: KBYF Adds CTA, Sonin Hybrid, NRC: Drones v Planes

Also: Patented: uAvionix UAS RID, Fortress UAV, Drone Bridge Inspection, DroneSeed FAA Approval

AUVSI and AMA, along with the FAA have confirmed that the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) has joined the UAS education campaign titled “Know Before You Fly.” This program provides prospective UAS operators with the information and guidance they need to fly safely and responsibly. “Know Before You Fly” was founded in 2014 as a collaborative effort between industry and government to inform consumers and businesses about what they need to know before taking to the skies with a drone. The campaign includes a website , educational videos, a robust social media presence, and point-of-sale materials to ensure that prospective operators have the information and guidance on what they need. Atlanta-based drone manufacturer Sonin Hybrid has just unveiled a 140MPH+ drone (with FAA waiv

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Tue, Oct 20, 2020

Power, Pulchritude and Performance: Flight Testing the Pipistrel Panthera-Part 3

By Jim Campbell, ANN CEO/Editor-in-Chief/Test Pilot (Arrogant, Over-Opinionated Know-It-All/Test Dummy)

ANN E-I-C Note: OK… serious apologies for dragging this out… but things are crazy here… we’ve hired some new people, we’re training aggressively, we have a stunning number of new clients, and business is… well, busy. I’ve been editing parts Four and Five and already have the final edit of Part Six underway. We take these reports VERY seriously… and based on some of the drivel I see (especially on YouTube) that tries to pass itself off as a so-called flight report or evaluation, we may be one of the few left, who do. So… without further delay, let’s get on with Part Three… Each seat adjusts easily, A small ball connected to a cable, close up and under the seat, acts as a seat release and then you shift your gluteus maximus (and some of ours are more maximus than others) until yo

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Tue, Oct 20, 2020

Raising A C-150 From The Dead: Where There is a Will, There is a Way

EAA Chapter 534 Resurrects A Downtrodden Trainer

By Ted Luebbers, EAA Chapter 534 P.I.O. It all started about a year ago, in 2019, when a 1964 Cessna 150 D was donated to the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 534 in Leesburg, Florida. Some people thought that the plane had come to the end of its useful life, but others looked at it and said, “this can be rebuilt but it will cost a lot." The aircraft when viewed from 50 feet away didn’t look too bad. It was only when you got close to it that you began to see some of the major work that needed to be done. As someone said, “it had good bones." Structurally it was sound with little or no corrosion but cosmetically it needed to be cleaned up and thoroughly checked out. Cables to control surfaces needed tightening and many other small repairs were needed. The big expensive items it needed were an engine overhaul and new avionics.

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Tue, Oct 20, 2020

Stunning Longevity: Marines Retire Bell AH-1W After 34 Years Of Service

USMC Super Cobra Fleet Delivers More Than 900,000 Flight Hours

The United States Marine Corps, USMC, have officially retired the Bell AH-1W “Super Cobra” from their ranks after more than 30 years of dependable service. The iconic dual-blade aircraft served as the dedicated attack helicopter for the Marines through multiple campaigns, including Operation Desert Storm, Iraqi Freedom, and Enduring Freedom. “The AH-1W Super Cobra has served admirably and leaves a remarkable legacy of on-time, on-target attack helicopter support for our Marines,” said Col. David Walsh, the program manager for Light/Attack Helicopter Programs (PMA-276).

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Tue, Oct 20, 2020

The Moon Is About To Get Cell Service (Really... NOT Kidding)

Nokia Selected By NASA To Build First Ever Cellular Network On The Moon

If you live in a part of the world where your cell service could use some serious improvement, be prepared to be annoyed... Nokia has announced further details after being named by NASA as a partner to advance "Tipping Point" technologies for the Moon, deploying the first LTE/4G communications system in space and helping pave the way towards sustainable human presence on the lunar surface.

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Tue, Oct 20, 2020

Spanish Air Force Receives 1st NH90 For SAR Missions

Spanish Air Force Will Receive 12 NH90s To Replace Older AS332 Super Pumas

NHIndustries and its Partner Companies (Airbus Helicopters, Leonardo and Fokker) have delivered the first NH90 to the Spanish Air Force that will boost their SAR and combat search and rescue (CSAR) mission capabilities. The Spanish Air Force will receive 12 NH90s intended to replace its aging fleet of AS332 Super Pumas and will be based in Cuatro Vientos, near Madrid. Spain has ordered a total of 45 NH90s in the tactical transport version, to be operated by the three Armed Forces. 13 helicopters have already been delivered to the Spanish Army Airmobile Force (FAMET) for the Maneuver III Battalion in Agoncillo.

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Tue, Oct 20, 2020

Classic Aero-TV: Progressive Aerodyne Update - 25 Years of Amphibious Excellence

From 2017: Upgraded Models Mark A Quarter-Century Of Flying And Floating Fun…

Progressive Aerodyne is marking the 25th anniversary of the SeaRey amphibious airplane this year with upgraded models for your flying and floating enjoyment. Kevin Oaks, Director of Sales & Marketing for Progressive Aerodyne, told ANN's Tom Patton at Sun 'n Fun in April that the company has updated its most popular airplane, the SeaRey Elite, with a Garmin G3X Touch avionics package, which meets the requirements for the FAA's 2020 ADS-B mandate, and is powered by a Rotax 914 Turbo engine.

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