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Mon, Jul 06, 2020

Airborne 07.06.20: Stratos 716X, Phillies Pitcher Lost, King Schools Giveaway

Also: Great Aircraft Raffle, Cancel Culture Strikes Boeing, ABQ Balloon Fiesta Postponed, USCG Rescue

Stratos Aircraft has conducted the first flight of its Stratos 716X model - registration N716X. The flight lasted 22 minutes. Flown by test pilot Sean VanHatten, the Stratos 716X is a spacious six-place jet with generous space for baggage. The all-carbon airframe, single-engine jet is designed to cruise at 400 knots. The first flight was a full power takeoff and climb to 13,500 ft. A series of maneuvers were then conducted to evaluate handling characteristics. The flight is the first of an extensive flight test program that will span the next several months. A GA accident has taken the life of a Former Major League baseball player and three others. The aircraft went down in wooded terrain in the Granite Flats Campground Area, Box Elder Peak, Utah. The airplane, a Cessna 172M Skyhawk, N6929H, was d

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Mon, Jul 06, 2020

Airborne-Unmanned 06.24.20: Bogus Drone Arrest, Deuce Drone, Kitty Hawk Flyer

Also: Another Starlink Mission, Honeywell Pursues UAM/UAS Mkt, Drone Delivery Canada, Altitude Angel-Inmarsat

In late 2018, during the height of paranoia over unproven drone sightings near Gatwick Airport, which shut things down for days, Sussex's finest carried out an assault with at least a dozen officers on the home of Paul and Elaine Gait -- holding them for 36 hours. Eventually; the two were released -- without charge --  whereupon the pair sued Sussex PD for wrongful arrest and false imprisonment. Now, there has been a resolution to the matter and Sussex PD will have to dig deep into their piggybank -- to the tune of some 200,000 pounds for the settlement and legal fees. Deuce Drone has signed a Demonstration Agreement with Potters Wings Mobile, LLC, a Buffalo Wild Wings Franchisee, to conduct a demonstration of the company’s drone delivery system. The demonstration will be conduc

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Mon, Jul 06, 2020

Airborne-Flight Training 07.01.20: WAI Scholarships, eFlyer 2 Report, FSANA 2021

Also: ERAU Maintenance Students, EAA Chapter Scholarship, FlightSafety Maintenance Training, Horizon Int'l Flt Academy

With new scholarships being posted weekly, the 2021 WAI scholarship program officially opens July 1, and members can review dozens of scholarships. Currently, there are 56 scholarships offered for flight training, engineering, maintenance, dispatcher, and professional development for individuals in all stages of life. Additional scholarships and internships will be added in the coming weeks and months, with over 100 scholarships expected to be posted by the Fall. Applicants are encouraged to check for new scholarships often, and may apply for up to three scholarships per year. Bye Aerospace tells ANN it has begun the next phase of its flight test program for its two-seat all-electric eFlyer 2 technology demonstrator... but not much else. When asked about specifics of the flight te

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Mon, Jul 06, 2020

SAFE Updates Leadership With Record Member Turnout

Chan, Hare, Parker Win Board Vote

Andrew Chan, Michael Hare and Newlan Parker are the three new members of the SAFE volunteer Board of Directors following the recent SAFE Board of Directors election Their three-year terms will commence at their installation at the SAFE Annual Meeting in July or August. But most encouraging was this year's voter turnout. "We are proud to announce that over 25% of our membership participated in the voting process," said SAFE Executive Director David St George. "It's a new record, and bodes very well for keeping SAFE a member-responsive professional organization. It's a key governance policy at SAFE."

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Mon, Jul 06, 2020

As If Fighting Fires From The Air Wasn't Enough Of A Hazard...

As Fires Sweep Southwest, Aerial Firefighters Rush Aircraft, Contend With Coronavirus Risk

With much of the US Southwest seeing explosive growth in wildfire events, air tanker and helicopter operators are quickly deploying assets, with the added challenge of keeping their pilots, mechanics and other field crew safe under the ongoing coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. “The USFS is relying much more heavily on airborne assets—both fixed and rotary wing--in order to minimize the need for large camps where firefighters are positioned in close proximity to each other, increasing the risk of contracting the coronavirus,” explained Dan Snyder, Chief Operating Officer of Neptune Aviation Services in Missoula, Montana.

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Mon, Jul 06, 2020

NBAA Welcomes Key Aviation-Focused Provisions in House Infrastructure Bill

H.R.2 Now Advances To The Senate

NBAA has welcomed passage of legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives that includes priorities for the association and the nation's business aviation industry. House Resolution 2 (H.R.2) is a major infrastructure bill that contains legislative provisions important to business aviation and championed by NBAA...

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Mon, Jul 06, 2020

ICAS: Cheyenne Air Show Moving Forward

Viewing Will Be Set Up Like A Drive-In Movie

Our friends at the International Council of AirShows have pointed out a bright spot for the what's left of the 2020 airshow season... As the likely first air show of the season for the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, ICAS explains that the Wings Over Warren Air Show (formerly known as Cheyenne Frontier Days) will feature the aforementioned jet team and multiple single-ship demo teams. The July 22nd show is planning to pivot and hold the event in the newly trending "drive-in" format at Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

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Mon, Jul 06, 2020

TH-73A Instructor Pilot Training Begins

The TH-73A AHTS Is Expected To Be In Service For Approximately 30 Years

Instructor pilot training for the new TH-73A Advanced Helicopter Training System (AHTS) began in June with the first two instructor pilots from Training Air Wing (TAW) 5 getting classroom and hands-on experience at the AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corporation (Leonardo) facility in Philadelphia. The TH-73A AHTS will reach Initial Operational Capability in 2021 and will provide the training tools needed to produce the next generations of rotary and tilt-rotor pilots for the U.S. and select allied nations, thus ensuring the future readiness of Naval Aviation. AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corporation (Leonardo) will produce 130 helicopters to fulfill advanced rotary wing and intermediate tilt-rotor training requirements for the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard through 2050.

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Mon, Jul 06, 2020

Klyde Morris (07.06.20)

Klyde's Got Goose Bumps...

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Mon, Jul 06, 2020

Classic Aero-TV: No Humans Required - Airobotic's Autonomous Industrial Drones

From 2018: Company Announces New Agreement With Arizona Mining Company At AUVSI

Airobotics provides an end-to-end, fully automatic solution for collecting aerial data and gaining invaluable insights. The industrial-grade platform is available on-site and on-demand, enabling industrial facilities to access premium aerial data in a faster, safer, more efficient way. This year at AUVSI, the company announced a new agreement with Arizona mining company BHP. The drones provided by Airobotics will provide inspections of remote areas, machinery and mine site infrastructure, as well as surveying and mapping services. Airobotics was recently granted the world’s first regulatory certification to perform fully automated drone flights without a human pilot by the Israeli Civil Aviation Authority. 

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