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Sat, Oct 23, 2021

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.23.21): Runway Heading

Runway Heading The magnetic direction that corresponds with the runway centerline extended, not the painted runway number. When cleared to “fly or maintain runway heading,” pilots are expected to fly or maintain the heading that corresponds with the extended centerline of the departure runway. Drift correction shall not be applied; e.g., Runway 4, actual magnetic heading of the runway centerline 044, fly 044.

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Sat, Oct 23, 2021

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (10.23.21)

"It will focus primarily on the safety considerations stemming from three sources: Reacting to engine failure on takeoff, stall awareness, and the installation of proper judgement in developing pilots. Under current premises, many private pilot students may only have brief exposure to the concept, with the majority of their training focused on preventing the situation from developing, or selecting a landing site-off airport." Source: From a statement by EAA after it put together a safety analysis team to evaluate current pilot training and response when gliding to the runway. Specifically, pilot reactions to the difficult 180-degree turn back following an engine failure on takeoff.

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Fri, Oct 22, 2021

'Ultralight' VTOL Jetson ONE Launched

Sales Begun on “Manned Drone”

Swedish company Jetson has officially launched their ONE, a commercially available, personal electric aircraft with VTOL capabilities. A lithe, lean cockpit flanked by four twin rotors, the folding, ultralight vehicle appears ready for sale in its recently released promotional video. Showing footage not unlike FPV drone flight, only the hands visibly grasping the controls indicate that UAV pilots may finally be able to have their dream: a quad-rotor drone big enough for them to ride. 

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Fri, Oct 22, 2021

Wing Strikes Deal with Walgreens for UAV Shipping

Store-to-Door, On-Demand Delivery to Come

Walgreens has selected drone delivery specialist and former Alphabet, Inc. company Wing for its upcoming metropolitan delivery systems, with a test location set up in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas region. In a parking lot staging area, Walgreens personnel will pack, process, and load packages onto the delivery drones, with Wing’s flight operations overseeing the shipment straight to customers across Frisco and Little Elm. Wing’s drone carrier is advertised with an average service of 6-mile flights in 6 minutes carrying small parcels, most suited to small cargo like food, parts, and medication.

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Fri, Oct 22, 2021

Stranded Dogs To Be Rescued By Drone From Lava

Is This the Moon Landing of the Zoomer Generation? 

The ongoing volcanic activity of Cumbre Vieja, on the Spanish Isle of La Palma, has been a subject of internet interest since it began. A thankfully bloodless, fun-to-watch play, since early evacuations successfully removed residents from danger. Not all the island’s residents have escaped, however, as viewers remotely touring the situation noticed four scrawny, haggard dogs trapped behind a house. Stuck behind the exclusion zone, with local airspace closed near the volcano, the dogs seemed doomed to starvation or death by lava flow. Local UAV companies Tecnofly and TicomSolutions stepped up to the plate and began airlifting food and water to the beleaguered animals, securing their survival for a time. Upon contact with a Spanish animal welfare group, Jaime Pereira, CEO of Aerocámaras, volunteered his company’s services.

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Fri, Oct 22, 2021

Trick Or Treat... NASA Adjusts Crew-3 Launch Schedule

Joint SpaceX Effort Set for Oct. 31

The upcoming joint launch of Crew-3 by NASA and SpaceX has been moved to Sunday, October 31, at 02:21 EDT. NASA says that they require more time for spacecraft processing and preparation. Set to use the combination of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft, this launch will be the third operational NASA astronaut delivery in the last year. Carrying astronauts Raja Chari, mission commander, Tom Marshburn, pilot, and Kayla Barron, mission specialist, with ESA’s Matthias Maurer, the Crew Dragon Endurance will launch from Complex 39A at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The crew entered their official pre-mission quarantine last week, and will begin final training and preparations prior to launch. 

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Fri, Oct 22, 2021

Aura Aero Receives LOI for 200 Electric Regional Aircraft

19-Seater Finds Customers While Still in Mockup Form

French sustainable aviation manufacturer Aura Aero has announced their signage of an LOI for their prospective Electric Regional Aircraft (ERA), a 19-seat commercial passenger craft for small passenger carriers and regional airlines. Amedeo has signalled its intent for purchase 200 in total, to get a head start on green aircraft in their leasing fleet as the net-zero industry goal approaches in 2050. The race for low-emission, hybrid, and electric aircraft for passenger service has brought in billions of dollars as a multitude of new companies vie for the crown. Government regulations, industry benchmarks, and bragging rights for marketing departments make for an irresistible combination that companies like Aura Aero sprint to fulfill ahead of legacy manufacturers.

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Fri, Oct 22, 2021

Classic Aero-TV: The Raisbeck/Hartzell Solution - Re-Propping The King Air 350

From 2017: New Composite Prop Introduced For King Air 350…

Hartzell Propeller and Raisbeck Engineering are collaborating on new structural composite swept blade props for the Beechcraft King Air 350 turboprop. The prop was introduced at AirVenture 2017 in July. The new King Air 350 propellers are an extension of the propeller blade technology advancements developed jointly by Hartzell and Raisbeck for the King Air 90, King Air B200 series and King Air 300 series aircraft. The new composite propellers have an extended 3,000-hour, three-year warranty. The King Air 350 collaboration by the Hartzell Raisbeck team has led to an increase in take-off, climb and cruise performance with decreased noise. The five-blade technology, designed specifically for the King Air 350, greatly increases the utility of the world’s most popular twin-engine turboprop.

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Fri, Oct 22, 2021

FAA Proposes Longer Rest Period Between Shifts for Flight Attendants

Proposed Rule Would Increase The Rest Period To 10 Consecutive Hours

The FAA has just proposed new regulations to require that flight attendants have a longer rest period between shifts. The proposed rule would increase the rest period to 10 consecutive hours when scheduled for a duty period of 14 hours or less. Playing to the FA unions, DoT is already crowing that, "The Biden-Harris Administration is proud to advance policies that protect and empower workers. This proposal will contribute to a safer, healthier workplace for flight attendants," said Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg.

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Fri, Oct 22, 2021

Airborne 10.22.21: Jetson ONE, Nonagenarian Skydives, Drones v Lava

Also: NASA Adjusts Crew-3 Sked, Southwest Relents, ACR Electronics, Blue Sky Now Shipping
 
Swedish company Jetson has officially launched their ONE, a commercially available, personal electric aircraft with VTOL capabilities. The cockpit is flanked by four twin rotors, and the folding, ultralight vehicle appears ready for sale in its recently released promotional video. The ONE appears suited for the recreational crowd, with space for a single pilot and… well, there’s probably somewhere to wedge a granola bar somewhere in that tubing. Piloting is accomplished by a fighter like HOTAS configuration, with the right hand controlling three axes of flight, and power on the left. Ten years ago, history maker Pat Moorehead completed a record 81 jumps on his 80th birthday to raise funds for the International Skydiving Museum & Hall of Fame (ISMHF), bringing in $20,000 with his efforts. Now, for his 90th birthday, he will jump again. For that 2

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