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Tue, Nov 24, 2020

Sonaca 200 Trainer Pro Flight School Order Doubled

Aero Locarno Signs For Five Additional Aircraft

In March 2020, Aero Locarno (Switzerland) signed an order for 5 Sonaca 200 Trainer Pros. The Approved-Training Organisation has just decided to double the initial order bringing the revised order to a total of 10 aircraft. “Even though we are going through a difficult time in aviation, we are seeing a steady demand for training which justifies the investment in a brand new fleet. We feel the need to harmonize our aircraft fleet by acquiring additional Sonaca 200 Trainer Pros. The Sonaca 200s will replace our old Cessnas. It goes without saying that glass cockpit and state-of-the-art aircraft will further spark interest in our school," Stefano Buratti, Aero Locarno CEO. The 6 first aircraft will be delivered starting in February 2021.

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Tue, Nov 24, 2020

Airborne 11.23.20: Drone Pilot Arrest, AirVenture 2021!, Virtual WAI

Also: Vega Flight VV17, Expanded ISS Crew, XTI Aircraft-Verdego Aero, Helo Maritime Strike Squadron 37

Special agents with the FBI this week arrested a Hollywood man on a federal charge alleging that he recklessly operated a drone that crashed into a Los Angeles Police Department helicopter. 22-year-old Andrew Rene Hernandez,was arrested pursuant to a criminal complaint that charges him with one count of unsafe operation of an unmanned aircraft. Using data from the remains of the drone that hit an LAPD helicopter last September and other evidence, the Feds believe they have found the operator of the rogue aircraft. The drone damaged the LAPD aircraft and the pilot was forced to initiate an emergency landing. At last week's fall meeting – held in a virtual format – the EAA board of directors supported the ongoing planning efforts for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2021, which will be held July

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Tue, Nov 24, 2020

Airborne-Flight Training 11.04.20: Navy StandDown, Rich Stowell, Skyborne

Also: Sporty's Intro's Latest Learn to Fly, ASA Pilot Training Kits, Vaughn College, Convertible ALSIM

Last week was a tough week for Naval aviation... Vice Adm. Kenneth White-sell, Commander, Naval Air Forces, directed all non-deployed U.S. Navy aviation units to conduct a safety stand down Oct. 26. This stand down provides an opportunity for aviation commands to focus on how to further improve operational risk management and risk mitigation across the Naval Aviation enterprise. This safety stand down follows an F/A-18E Super Hornet crash near Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake on Oct. 20, in which the pilot ejected safely, and a T-6B Texan 2 crash in Foley, Alabama, on Oct. 23, in which the two-person aircrew did not survive. No civilians were injured as a result of either incident. Rich Stowell Consulting recently released “Emily Flies the Tumblewing,” an aviation-themed Sc

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Tue, Nov 24, 2020

Airborne-Unmanned 11.18.20: DJI AGRAS T20, DoT BEYOND, Workhorse TC App

Also: Autel and DroneSense, Pennsylvania CAP Wing, Airspace Link, Beringer Aero

DJI is aiming at the farming market with its latest agriculture drone, the DJI AGRAS T20. This agriculture spraying drone makes it accessible and scalable for farmers who are ready to apply digital insights and automated spray technology into their operations. The DJI AGRAS T20 is optimized to work in complicated environments and different agricultural lands, from its autonomous flight planning and terrain-sensing radar, to extended flight time, high payload capacity, and off-the-grid power options. SecTrans Chao has announced that the three-year UAS Integration Pilot Program (IPP) successfully concluded on Oct. 25. Eight of the nine state, local and tribal governments that participated in the program have signed new agreements with the FAA to continue to tackle remaining UAS integration challenges. “The three ye

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Tue, Nov 24, 2020

Texas Aircraft Intro's Entry-Level Colt S-LSA

Fly-Away-Factory Pricing For The Entry-Level, G3X Touch-Equipped Colt LSA Is $139.9K

Texas Aircraft Manufacturing is now offering a new-generation, entry-level Colt S-LSA with Garmin G3X Touch flight display for $139,900. "As we come out from under COVID-19 induced flight training restrictions, the operators of several flight schools have come to us asking for an affordably-priced, all-metal, Garmin-equipped training aircraft," Texas Aircraft Manufacturing's CEO, Matheus Grande, stated. "Our solution is the highly-advanced and very-affordable entry-level Colt S-LSA, which is priced at $139,900, below the cost of the fully-equipped Colt-S and Colt-SL S-LSA."

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Tue, Nov 24, 2020

FAA Moving Forward to Enable Safe Integration of Drones

The Applicants' Drones Range From Five To 89 Pounds

The FAA published airworthiness criteria for the proposed certification of 10 different Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) or drones as special class aircraft. This is a crucial step to enabling more complex drone operations beyond what is allowed under the small unmanned aircraft rule (Part 107), including package delivery. "The development of airworthy, durable, and reliable unmanned aircraft is a crucial step forward for this innovative sector," said Dr. Michael C. Romanowski, director of Aircraft Certification Service Policy and Innovation. "Type certification will help increase both public and regulatory confidence in drone technology as operations become more advanced."

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Tue, Nov 24, 2020

Avidyne IFD100 APP Update: Supports Multi-Tasking Capability

The New IFD100 App Version 10.2.9 Is Free Of Charge For IFD Owners

Avidyne IFD100 App can now run at the same time and share data with other iPad apps that support multi-tasking, including ForeFlight and SkyDemon. Avidyne Corporation has announced that their IFD100 iPad App–a companion app that connects wirelessly with their panel-mounted IFD series of FMS/GPS/NAV/COM systems–now supports multi-tasking capability, which enables the IFD100 app to run and share data on the same split screen along with ForeFlight® or other third-party apps. “The IFD100 app provides another instance of IFD in the cockpit, giving our customers a unique, large-screen display and remote-control of their panel-mounted IFD,” said John Talmadge, Avidyne’s Vice President of Worldwide Sales.

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Tue, Nov 24, 2020

Power, Pulchritude and Performance: Flight Testing the Pipistrel Panthera-Part 4

By Jim Campbell, ANN CEO/Editor-n-Chief/Test Pilot (Arrogant, Over-Opinionated Know-It-All/Test Dummy) ANN E-I-C Note: Yeah… I ‘ve been slower than molasses on a winter’s day getting these out to you… but due to recent MAJOR upgrades and announcements (like the MASSIVE Roku and FireTV programs), there’s been precious little time to get all things done, that NEED to be done. However, here is Part 4... while Part Five (also complete) will follow in a few days and... Part Six should conclude this whole MASSIVE saga in a week or two… I hope. Once we were all ensconced in the Pipistrel Panthera, we proceeded with an altogether conventional fuel injected engine start, and completed a checklist dictated to me by Andy Chen, courtesy of ForeFflight. Apparently; this particular EFIS set up was not equipped with an MFD accessible checklist, which was not a problem since Andy is a big believer in u

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Tue, Nov 24, 2020

New Sporty's iPad Kneeboard Features Universal Design

Latest Design Adds Storage Pockets

Kneeboards have changed drastically over the last 30 years. Once used for charts and flight plan forms, kneeboards are now used to hold the most trusted navigational tool: an iPad, or tablet. To meet the evolving needs of pilots, Sporty’s has redesigned its most popular kneeboard. The Flight Gear iPad Bi-fold kneeboard has been updated based on pilot feedback, to include movable brackets that allow for almost any iPad/tablet case combination and more flexible organization options. Sporty’s Flight Gear iPad Bi-fold kneeboard uses extra strong vinyl coated metal brackets that are held in place by hook and loop, allowing them to expand and contract to work with different sizes and thicknesses of tablets.

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Tue, Nov 24, 2020

Expanding Our Vast Horizons... ANN Now Available on Roku and FireTV!

And That's But One Of Over A Dozen Major Developments Planned For The Next Year Or So

Aero-News Network is now available on Roku and Amazon FireTV! That’s right folks. You can now get your daily dose of aviation news… right on the ol' giggle box! This is an EPIC development for our network, one of many to come, and we’re thrilled to offer you this new way to watch our news programming. Whether you’re a traditional website reader, podcast listener, or YouTube subscriber, we’re dedicated to giving you quality, honest, aviation news that you can trust and broadening our reach and audience aggressively in the coming years, so that we may both Grow and Inform the aviation and aerospace world.

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