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March 04, 2020

Airborne 03.04.20: Sporty's Aerobatic Course, Virgin Galactic, AEA2020 LIVE

Also: WAI-ERAU Free Online Course, Sanders Boards Wrong BizJet, Erickson Composite MRBs, Lilium Jet Fire

Sporty's has partnered with airshow legend Patty Wagstaff to introduce an all-new course that focuses on the art and sport of high-performance flying. More than just a list of maneuvers, this course explores the history of aerobatics, what the industry looks like today, differences between aerobatic airplanes, and tips for getting started. Then Patty shows off all the maneuvers, from basics like loops and spins to advanced maneuvers like hammerheads and lomcevaks. HD video shows every maneuver in Patty's Extra 300, and is supplemented by sophisticated animations. Special 360-degree video segments allow pilots to pan around during flight as if they were sitting in the cockpit.

Gen. Charles Q. Brown Nominated To Be Next Air Force Chief Of Staff

If Confirmed, Brown Will Be The First African-American To Hold The Post

Gen. Charles Q. (CQ) Brown, Jr., the commander of Pacific Air Forces, a decorated pilot who has held key commands and served as a military advisor at the highest levels, has been nominated to serve as the Air Force’s 22nd Chief of Staff, Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper announced March 2.

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FAA Seeks Public Comment On Air Traffic Procedure Change At DCA

Temporary Change Intended To Enhance National Security

The FAA is inviting comments until March 30, 2020 on a temporary air traffic procedure change at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) called HOLTB. The HOLTB amended a waypoint by moving it 784 feet southwest in order to move north-flow departing aircraft away from protected airspace while keeping aircraft over the Potomac River.

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Lilium Jet eVTOL Aircraft Damaged By Fire

The Blaze Broke Out During Ground Maintenance February 27

The full-scale Lilium Jet eVTOL aircraft was damaged by a fire that broke out during ground maintenance in a hangar on February 27.

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Waterloo Wellington Flight Center Expands Sim Fleet

AL250 Scheduled For Delivery In May

After many years of owning an Alsim ALX simulator, Waterloo Wellington Flight Center (WWFC) in Ontario, Canada is adding an Alsim AL250 to its fleet.

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SpaceX Starship Prototype Suffers 'Anomaly' During Pressure Test

Stainless Steel Tank Few Off Test Stand In Texas

A pressure test for the SpaceX Starship prototype ended Friday when a stainless steel tank was blown off the test stand in Boca Chica, Texas during the test.

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Grant Aviation Sues Contract Tower Company In Bethel, AK

Follows NTSB Report Showing High Accident Rate In The State

After a report released by the NTSB showing that Alaska has an accident rate that is about double that of the rest of the country, Grant Aviation has filed a lawsuit against Serco, Inc., a Virginia-based company that employs air traffic controllers in Bethel, AK, saying Serco is responsible for an accident involving one of Grant's airplanes in July of last year.

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Wheels Up Acquires Gama Aviation LLC

Becomes One Of The Largest Aircraft Management Companies In The World

Wheels Up, the leading brand in private aviation, has acquired Gama Aviation LLC (doing business as Gama Aviation Signature), a leading private aviation services company that provides aircraft management, private jet charter, and ancillary support for its managed aircraft. The transaction closed on March 2, 2020. Gama Aviation Signature has been the exclusive operator of the Wheels Up fleet of King Air 350i, Citation Excel/XLS and Citation X aircraft since Wheels Up launched in 2013.

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Inaugural NBAA Emerging Leaders Conference Hailed As A Success

First-Ever Conference Designed By And Specifically For Young Business Aviation Professionals

The NBAA Emerging Leaders Conference (ELC2020) – the first-ever conference designed by and specifically for young business aviation professionals – attracted 120 attendees, and provided an opportunity for networking, education and enhancing leadership skills.

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Georgia Flight School Abruptly Suspends Most Training

Falcon Aviation Academy Primarily Served Chinese Airlines

Falcon Aviation Academy has suspended most training at Newnan-Coweta County Airport (KCCO) southwest of Atlanta, GA.

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NASA Langley Opens Applications For $20,000 UAV Competition

Challenge Will Address Some Of The Safety Critical Risks Associated With Flying Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) In The National Airspace System

Applications are now being accepted for NASA Langley's Safeguard with Autonomous Navigation Demonstration (SAND) Challenge.

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AD: Dassault Aviation Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2020-03-24

PRODUCT: Certain Dassault Aviation Model MYSTERE-FALCON 20-C5, 20-D5, 20-E5, and 20-F5 airplanes.

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AD: Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2020-03-23

PRODUCT: Certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) airplanes.

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Airborne 03.02.20: Starship SN1 Explodes, Sharing Flt Expense, April 1st Edition

Also: Aerospace Center Of Excellence, Airline Seating Petition, Boeing T-7A, MQ-9 Reaper Program Ended

It is not unusual for SpaceX to aggressively test new concepts to their limits... and sometimes far beyond. A new prototype of the Starship, SN1, imploded during a pressure test at the Boca Chica, TX, test facility. SpaceX is, admittedly a little more daring with its test programs and rarely sees this kind of thing as a true failure... but simply an obstacle to surmount... Still; the ensuing implosion was pretty spectacular. This was reportedly a liquid nitrogen pressure test. The pressurized tank suff

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Senators Introduce Bill Creating National Center For The Advancement Of Aviation

Would Serve As A National, Independent Forum To Facilitate Collaboration And Cooperation Between All Sectors Of Aviation

U.S. Sens. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) have introduced S. 3360, a bill to establish the National Center for the Advancement of Aviation.

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DJI Urges FAA To Reconsider Flawed Remote ID Rule

Independent Economic Analysis Finds Costs Nine Times As High As FAA Estimate

DJI has filed an 89-page formal comment urging the FAA to allow drone pilots to choose which method of Remote Identification to use with their drones, which would significantly reduce the costs and complications of Remote ID while boosting compliance.

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Airbus’ New Weight Variant A330neo Makes Its First Flight

Certification Anticipated Later This Year

More range and even better economics: these are the key attributes of Airbus’ increased maximum take-off weight A330neo variant, which flew for the first time Friday.

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EUROPEAN ROTORS 2020 Marks Start Of New Rotorcraft Show

EASA Partners With The European Helicopter Association To Present The Event

In an international news conference held at Koelnmesse, in Cologne (Germany) on Tuesday 21 January, EASA announced the official launch of a new annual event, which will take place for the first time from November 10-12, 2020: “EUROPEAN ROTORS”. Thanks to EASA’s new partnership with the European Helicopter Association (EHA), we strive to provide an extraordinary showcase that will encompass all the European Rotorcraft Community.

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EAA To FAA: Remote ID Rules Proposal Is Overreach

In Official Comments, Offers Alternatives For Smooth UAS Airspace Integration

The FAA’s proposed rules for Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) integration is an overreaching answer and threatens traditional pathways into manned aviation, according to the Experimental Aircraft Association.

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SpaceX Plans Increase In Activity At Kennedy Space Center

FAA Releases Draft Environmental Assessment For Increase In Launch Activity

The FAA has prepared a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) to analyze the potential environmental impacts of issuing launch licenses to SpaceX for the operation of Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy from Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) Launch Complex 40 (LC-40). The Draft (EA) also analyzes the potential environmental impacts of issuing reentry licenses to SpaceX to conduct Dragon reentry operations.

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NAV CANADA Signs Strategic Agreement With Unifly

Will Enable Canadian Drone Pilots To Access Web And Mobile Applications To Identify Safe And Legal Airspace

NAV CANADA has entered into an agreement with Unifly, a strategic technology partner, in the deployment of a national system that provides digital services for safely operating and managing drones in Canadian airspace.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (03.04.20)

"I am proud to introduce this bill to establish the National Center for the Advancement of Aviation with Sen. Duckworth. Our bipartisan legislation would create an independent, stakeholder-led national center where all aviation and aviation-related stakeholders can work in concert to address the demands and challenges associated with a safe and vibrant national aviation system." Source: Senator James Inhofe (R-OK).

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.04.20): On Course

Used to indicate that an aircraft is established on the route centerline.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.04.20)

Inside The World's First Air Traffic Control Tower

The U.K. newspaper The Telegraph has posted a video to YouTube of the control tower at Corydon Airport, which holds the claim to fame of being the first air traffic control tower in the world.

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