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Fri, Jun 18, 2021

Classic Aero-TV: The Ultimate 'Solo' Trip -- Cameron Balloons' Sky Hopper

From 2011 (YouTube Version): A Unique, Affordable and Isolated way to Enjoy Ballooning

Ballooning is both a unique as well as eclectic pursuit... and it attracts (naturally) a pretty unique brand of aviator to its ranks. But solo balloons are particularly rare... though an undeniably cost effective way to play in the sky. While there have been a number of single seat experimental and ultralight balloon systems offered over the years, Cameron says its Sky Hopper is a smaller, lighter and simpler concept. Still; they note that the Hopper 'cuts no corners when it comes to features, including a four point "fail safe" suspension system that transmits base loads to the envelope, and a silky-smooth rotation system which incorporates sealed, stainless steel ball bearings.' The design enables the very minimal base to accommodate any Cam

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Thu, Jun 17, 2021

Surprise! EAA Extends Early Bird Pricing and Express Arrival Deadline

Serious Savings Still Available Until June 30th

Even though EAA is reporting massive advance ticket sales, they're not being greedy about it. EAA has extended the deadline for early bird discount pricing and Express Arrival ticketing through June 30. With EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2021 less than six weeks away, the EAA folks claim that 'now is the time to get your tickets and start planning your return to aviation's family reunion.' With the Express Arrival program, EAA members now have the option to ship their wristbands, parking and camping passes, and other AirVenture credentials to their home prior to the event.

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Thu, Jun 17, 2021

NTSB Prelim: John M Corneal Sub-Sonex

One Witness Saw The Airplane Flying Inverted

On May 23, 2021 about 1447 central daylight time (CDT), a Sub-Sonex JSX-2 experimental amateur built jet airplane, N465JC, was destroyed when it impacted a small recreational lake (Cross Lake) near Shreveport, Louisiana. The pilot sustained fatal injuries. The personal flight was being conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Federal Code of Regulations Part 91. The intent of the flight was to fly over Cross Lake after departing Shreveport Regional Airport (SHV). Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) track data indicated the airplane departed runway (RWY) 24 at SHV, about 1439:00. The airplane made a right turn to the northeast and proceeded to fly over Cross Lake.

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