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Tue, Dec 06, 2022

Two Russian Tu-95 Bombers Damaged in Ukrainian Drone Strike

War’s Coursing Dogs

Two explosions, possibly attributable to Ukrainian suicide drone strikes, reportedly damaged a pair of Russian Tupolev Tu-95 bombers at Engels Air Force Base, a major bomber complex east of the Russian city of Saratov. The blasts claimed three lives and caused six injuries. 

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Tue, Dec 06, 2022

FCC Severely Curtails Planned Starlink Satellite Infrastructure

The Bitter Fruits of Righteousness

SpaceX’s second-generation Starlink network was to have spanned a massive 29,988 satellites—that was until Thursday, 01 December 2022, when the U.S. Federal Communications Commission granted Elon Musk’s space concern authority to operate only 7,500 satellites at altitudes over five-hundred-kilometers above the Earth.

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Tue, Dec 06, 2022

Tamarack and Prospective Partners Exploring A320 Upgrades

Eco-SMARTWING Garners Widespread Interest

Tamarack Aerospace Group is currently engaged in serious and confidential talks with single-aisle aircraft manufacturing organizations, carriers, lessors, and service organizations at the Middle East & North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) show. A number of subject organizations have reportedly stepped forward with serious interest in adapting Tamarack’s Eco-SMARTWING architecture to their respective aircraft and fleets.

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Tue, Dec 06, 2022

Airborne 12.05.22: Archer Transitions, WAI Awards, BASE Jumper Survives

Also: Commemorative Air Force, Canadian Air-Crew’s Ordeal, CASA-212 Pilot, NTSB v Bell 407

Archer Aviation has announced that its Maker eVTOL made its first full-transition to wing-borne flight on 29 November 2022. Transition refers to the shifting of an aircraft’s lift-generation from one architecture and set of governing physical principles to another—most often from vertical flight, by dint of downward-vectored rotor thrust, to forward flight. omen in Aviation International (WAI) has announced its upcoming crop of 2023 inductees for its International Pioneer Hall of Fame. These trailblazers will be honored at the 34th Annual Women in Aviation International Conference, where they'll be honored with a ceremony and celebration dinner. On 26 November 2022, a BASE jumper was injured when a gust of wind caught his parachute and forced him into the face of the aptly named Tombstone cliff near Moab, Utah. The impact rendered the jump

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Tue, Dec 06, 2022

Airborne-Flight Training 12.01.22: ALPA v Pilot Shortage, Envoy $100K!, ERAU

Also: USAF FlightSim Outreach, Sam Graves, AMA Is Now CBO, Horizon Air Donates Q400

Despite airlines bragging about paying record bonuses for new pilots, ALPA has released data from the FAA that reportedly demonstrates that the United States is producing a record number of certificated airline pilots this year, with more pilots in the market today than there are jobs available. Supposedly... Envoy is sweetening the deal for new hire pilots, offering up to $100,000 of bonus money for those with the kind of logbook the airline is looking for. For those pilots who receive a conditional job offer until December 31, 2022, the full amount of the bonuses (less taxes, of course) will be paid out on the day prior to the pilot's reporting to training. Flight teams from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University won at this year's 2022 National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA) SAFECON regional competition, taking 1st place in each of their respective reg

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Tue, Dec 06, 2022

Aero-TV: Hartzell Aviation Formed

Famed Propeller Manufacturer Rebrands

Hartzell, the storied and inveterate American manufacturer of aircraft propeller systems, has been reorganized under the auspices of Tailwind Technologies Inc. The emergent entity, Hartzell Aviation, encompasses a growing number of brands to include: Hartzell Propeller, Hartzell Aerospace Welding, and Hartzell Engine Tech. United under the Hartzell Aviation banner, the trio of historic aerospace concerns stands ready to ply its considerable expertise and experience to the advancement of the General Aviation industry.

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Tue, Dec 06, 2022

eVolare to Acquire Up to Ten Lilium Jets

U.K. Charter Outfit to Operate and Sell German eVTOL

On 05 December 2022, Lilium announced the signing of a contract with eVolare—a subsidiary of United Kingdom helicopter and private jet charter operator Volare Aviation. The inchoate partnership includes a firm commitment on eVolare’s part for ten Lilium Pioneer Edition Jets, with options for an additional ten aircraft. The newly-signed deal—under which Volare will make an undisclosed pre-delivery payment to secure acquisition of the first ten Pioneer Edition Lilium Jets—marks the formal launch of the platform.

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Tue, Dec 06, 2022

Airborne 11.30.22: Envoy Offers $100K, ICAS Aids CAF, Powerline Mooney

Also: First Disabled ESA Astronaut, Extremists Disrupt Berlin, 737 Drag Reduction Kits, Chinese Drones in DC

Envoy is sweetening the deal for new hire pilots, offering up to $100,000 of bonus money for those with the kind of logbook the airline is looking for. For those pilots who receive a conditional job offer until December 31, 2022, the full amount of the bonuses (less taxes, of course) will be paid out on the day prior to the pilot's reporting to training. The catch? Pilots will have to have a good deal of Part 121 flight time under their belt. The recent tragedy that occurred at the Wings Over Dallas Airshow is receiving the generous attention and aid of the International Council of Air Shows... On behalf of its board, staff, and members, the International Council of Air Shows has offered its heartfelt condolences to the families of those individuals involved in the recent accident in Dallas and to our colleagues in the Commemorative Air Fo

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Tue, Dec 06, 2022

Airbus to Develop Hydrogen Powered Engine

Zero-Emission Powerplant to Inform Future Architectures

Airbus has announced that it is about the business of developing a hydrogen-powered fuel-cell engine. The hydrogen propulsion system is among the designs being considered to power a planned zero-emission commercial aircraft the consortium hopes to see in airline service by 2035.

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Tue, Dec 06, 2022

Klyde Morris (12.05.22)

Klyde Speaks Great Truths About Our Lunar Program...

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