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Wed, Oct 05, 2022

NTSB Prelim: Airgyro AG915

The Gyrocopter Had Accumulated 37.8 Flight Hours

On September 27, 2022, about 1030 central daylight time, an Airgyro AG915 Spartan gyrocopter, N499AG, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Yankton, South Dakota. The pilot sustained fatal injuries. The gyrocopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. The gyrocopter was based out of a hangar at the Chan Gurney Municipal Airport (YKN), Yankton, South Dakota.

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Tue, Oct 04, 2022

FAA Needs Help... Seeks More Admin Personnel for Recreational Drone Tests

Potential Test Administrators Must Submit Their Applications By Nov. 11, 2022

The FAA has opened the second application period for entities interested in serving as administrators for The Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST). Potential test administrators must submit their applications by Nov. 11, 2022. As drones become more popular and accessible, the FAA is committed to ensuring that the public is aware of regulations and how to operate safely in the nation’s airspace. Designated test administrators play a key role, making the test accessible to all recreational drone flyers.

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Tue, Oct 04, 2022

Classic Aero-TV: Para-Motoring... In Miniature - Opale Paramodels RC PPG Flyers

From 2017 (YouTube Version): A Whole New Look To Model Aviation…

One of the newest types of aircraft gaining popularity in the RC world is scale model powered paragliders. Frank Bustgens, Marketing Director for Opale Paramodels, was demonstrating the miniature powered paragliders at AMA Expo West in Ontario, CA late last year. He told Aero-News CEO and Editor in Chief Jim Campbell that the company has been making the aircraft since 2009, and was introducing them now into the U.S. Market. Bustgens said the airfoils come in both single-layer and double-layer configurations for different flight characteristics. There are different motor sizes to allow for indoor or outdoor flight.

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Tue, Oct 04, 2022

NTSB Prelim: Trom Wayne Vans RV6A

No Evidence The Pilot Declared An Emergency Or Made Any Radio Calls Prior To The Accident

On September 16, 2022, about 1330 mountain standard time (MST), a Vans RV-6A experimental airplane, N646RV, was destroyed when it crashed near Aztec, Arizona. The pilot and passenger were fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. According to family members, the pilot and passenger were conducting a cross-country flight from San Diego, California, to Nogales, Arizona.

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