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Fri, Feb 03, 2023

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.03.23)

Aero Linx: International Republic Seabee Owner's Club (IRSOC) This site includes links to Specifications, Limits and History of the Republic Seabee. We are always searching for other articles and historical documents. If you can help, send us what you have and we will add it to the list. Your help is greatly appreciated.     

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Fri, Feb 03, 2023

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.03.23): On-Course Indication

On-Course Indication An indication on an instrument, which provides the pilot a visual means of determining that the aircraft is located on the centerline of a given navigational track, or an indication on a radar scope that an aircraft is on a given track.

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Fri, Feb 03, 2023

ANN FAQ: Disqus

A Powerful New Tool For You To Use For Your Aero-Conversations

Want to start a conversation about a story you've seen on Aero-News? It's even easier with Disqus, a powerful, web-based comment tool you can use to talk about stories on Aero-News with your friends.

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Fri, Feb 03, 2023

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (02.03.23)

"The United States government has detected and is tracking a high-altitude surveillance balloon that is over the continental United States right now. The U.S. government, to include NORAD, continues to track and monitor it closely. The balloon is currently traveling at an altitude well above commercial air traffic and does not present a military or physical threat to people on the ground. Instances of this kind of balloon activity have been observed previously over the past several years. Once the balloon was detected, the US government acted immediately to protect against the collection of sensitive information.” Source: Pentagon Press Secretary Brigadier General Pat Ryder, as he conceded the U.S. government has detected a high-altitude surveillance balloon over the continental United States.

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Thu, Feb 02, 2023

Final 747 Delivered to Atlas Air

In the Long Shadows of Past Successes

On Tuesday, 06 December 2022, Boeing completed production of its 1,574th and final 747. Subject aircraft—a 747-8F freighter, registration N863GT—was delivered to cargo airline Atlas Air, the world’s largest operator of 747s, on 31 January 2023. The delivery marked the final chapter in an aeronautical saga that spans upwards of five-decades, one-hundred-plus customers, 54 airlines, 118-million flight hours, 23-million flight cycles, and an estimated four-billion passengers.

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Thu, Feb 02, 2023

Airborne 01.30.23: Electric CH750, AEA Career Site, Britten-Norman TP

Also: 1st Block 70 F16, Covington Aircraft, Lazer v Helo, S Pole Starlink

NUNCATS has seen the first flight of its Zenith CH750-based Electric Sky Jeep at the UK's Old Buckenham airport. The project aims to create an affordable, sustainable, electric courier aircraft to provide health service to remote communities. NUNCATS (No Unnecessary Novelty Community Air Transport Services) hopes to provide a stable, reliable form of backcountry transport for doctors, teachers and medical supplies. The Aircraft Electronics Association has sweetened the pot for members of the group, adding a website to recruit and retain employees throughout the avionics industry. The site, AeroCareers.net, is designed to be a "one-stop shop to help recruit and retain the next generation of talent", offering a few tools and highlights particular to the electronics market. Along with its focus on AEA-applicable careers, the site shines a light on career paths in aviation. An

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Thu, Feb 02, 2023

Airborne 02.01.23: Elektra Certified!, New Enstrom, 1st United Grads

Also: USN Multi-Engine Trainer, Russia To Be Tried On MH17, Hartzell Engine Tech, Air India Buys Big

Elektra Solar GmbH announced that its two-place, all-electric, training and towing aircraft, the Elektra-Trainer, had received ultralight certification from the German Ultralight Flight Association (DULV)—a representative agency of Germany’s Federal Ministry for Digital Affairs and Transport (BMDV). Based on 2011’s Elektra One single-seat, ultralight, solar-assisted-electric-propulsion aircraft and designed with an eye toward flight-schools and flying clubs, the Elektra Trainer’s hourly operating cost of about sixty-euros is fully half that of a legacy ultralight aircraft. Enstrom Helicopter Corporation announced on 30 January that the first new 480B model helicopter had flown. The turbine-powered 480B is the 1,317th helicopter to roll out of the Enstrom factory, and the 255th 480 series helicopter built. United announced t

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Thu, Feb 02, 2023

Airborne-NextGen 01.31.23: CA Drone Midair, Electra Aero, MightyFly

Also: Doroni 25 Unit Sale, Starlink At S Pole, Rocket Lab, Natilus Autonomous Cargo

The TSB of Canada has released its final report on their investigation of an August 2021 incident in which a police drone collided with a small, single-engine Cessna near the Toronto/Buttonville Municipal Airport. On 10 August 2021, while on final approach under day VFR conditions to YKZ’s Runway 15, a Cessna 172N—registration C-GKWL, collided with a DJI Matrice M210 RPA. The Cessna was crewed by a student pilot and a certified flight instructor. Electra.aero, Incorporated has been selected by the U.S. Air Force AFWERX innovation arm for a Strategic Funding Increase (STRATFI) award to foster the company's work on sustainable STOL aircraft. The deal secures up to $85 million between private investments, government funding, and matching SBIR money to be used on Electra's development of a full-scale pre-production prototype electric short takeoff and land

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Thu, Feb 02, 2023

Aero-TV: In Praise of the NV3 Foundation

That Others May Fly

Founded by Colonel Sean David McClung, a 28-year disabled USAF/joint service veteran of the Cold War, Operations Desert Storm, Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, and Noble Eagle; Captain Stewart McQuillan, a disabled Royal Air Force veteran and instructor pilot; and Kristen Christy, a U.S. Department of Defense civic leader and Force for Change National Award winner, the National Veterans Vocational Village (NV3 Foundation) is a self-sustaining vocational training center and residential village that educates, employs, and houses disabled and injured veterans—to include those with invisible, psychological and emotional wounds—transitioning from military and first responder duties to civilian life.

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Thu, Feb 02, 2023

Airborne-Flight Training 02.02.23: WAI Program, AVIATE, New Flt Training Assoc

Also: Selma, Alabama, USN Multi-Engine Trainer, JetBlue Contract Extension, FAA's ECG Policy

Rising women leaders in the aviation and aerospace industry are encouraged to apply to attend Women in Leadership: A Program for Emerging Leaders, a three-day professional development program hosted by Women in Aviation International and instruction by Harvard University’s Division of Continuing Education. This course will take place on Harvard’s Cambridge, Massachusetts, campus. United announced the graduation of its first group of zero-to-hero ab initio pilots from their United Aviate Academy. The class is the first to come from the Goodyear, Arizona location after United took over the training accommodations that served as Lufthansa's old stomping grounds. The graduating class of 51 students will be the first bolus towards what United hopes will be an eventual - but optimistic - total of 5,000 by decade's end. Newly-founded to represen

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