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January 18, 2021

2021 Reno Air Races On Schedule To Return September 15-19

Has Raised Over $460,000 Of $500,000 Fund-Raising Goal

We may have a glimmer of good news concerning the much-anticipated next edition of the Reno Air Races. Cancelled in 2020 over worldwide concerns with the growing COVID pandemic, they reached out to the aviation community for donations to provide temporary funding so that the organization could survive to more promising times. The Reno folks have divulged that, "We’re excited to announce that the National Championship Air Races are scheduled to return for its 57th year on September 15-19, 2021, pending COVID-19 restrictions. After canceling the 2020 event we found ourselves with a significant financial loss that we knew would be a tremendous challenge to overcome. To make up for this, we

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ANN's Monday/Holiday Schedule

In Proper Observance Of The Federal Holiday...

Monday is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.... ANN will observe the Federal holiday, but will still be active with some news and info, due to the potential criticality of that info to the aviation community. To that end, the Aero-News staff will not be publishing an edition of our Airborne video news program on Monday. On our website, you might find a fewer stories on Monday than you might expect otherwise. But; we'll be back to a full complement of stories on Tuesday.

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ICAO: Air Travel Down 60 Per Cent

Airline Industry Losses Top $370 Billion

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) said that as seating capacity fell by around 50 per cent last year, that left just 1.8 billion passengers taking flights through 2020, compared with around 4.5 billion in 2019. That adds up to a staggering financial loss to the industry of around $370 billion, “with airports and air navigation services providers losing a further 115 billion and 13 billion, respectively”, said ICAO. As the coronavirus began its global spread, the air industry came to a virtual standstill by the end of March. Following widespread national lockdowns, by April the overall number of passengers had fallen 92 per cent from 2019 levels, an average of the 98 per cent d

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Klyde Morris (01.18.21)

Klyde Adjusts To New Realities


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Classic Aero-TV: Aerovue & xVue Touch - The Latest From Bendix-King

From 2018: Touch-Screen Technology Specifically Designed For The Experimental Category

BendixKing had its new xVue Touch, a primary flight display for experimental aircraft, on display this summer at AirVenture. The new cockpit technology provides builders and pilots with a powerful and intuitive touchscreen flight display built with superior craftsmanship, at a very affordable price. The new flight display represents a major milestone for BendixKing as its first product specifically launched for experimental category aircraft.

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AMFA Announces Scholarship Opportunity

Deadline to Apply is 2/28 -- Two AMFA Scholarships For 2021 Will Be Awarded

The AMFA National Executive Council (NEC) has announced that it is accepting applications until February 28, 2021, for two AMFA Scholarships for 2021. Scholarships will be $2500 and will be payable to each recipient’s institution of higher learning. Last year’s scholarships were awarded to students at the Aviation Institute of Maintenance in Norfolk and Embry-Riddle in Daytona Beach South. “Contributing to the education of the next generation of Aircraft Maintenance Technicians is one of AMFA’s ambitions,” said Bret Oestreich, AMFA National Director. “We are honored to be offering this opportunity as costs have risen to obtain a FAA Airf

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NATA Supports New FAA Online Tool

Designed to Ease Access to Aviation Safety Guidance

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) has applauded the FAA introduction of the Dynamic Regulatory System (DRS). Developed at the recommendation of and in collaboration with NATA and other industry stakeholders, the online tool eases access to Office of Aviation Safety guidance materials through a new, centralized portal. “When it comes to safety, both speed and reliability are imperative. NATA is pleased to participate in initiatives that greatly improve the access to and consistency of valuable safety information and guidance. The Association has always promoted continuous improvement as a key to success in safety management and the DRS will provide a means for achieving this

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Flight Safety Foundation, Partners, Target Runway Excursion Prevention

Has Released Global Action Plan For The Prevention Of Runway Excursions (GAPPRE)

Runway excursions are the most frequent type of accident in aviation and regularly are identified as one of the most serious risks for large and small aircraft. Because of the complexity of the risk factors, preventing runway excursions requires coordination and commitment among numerous stakeholders. The release of the Global Action Plan for the Prevention of Runway Excursions (GAPPRE) is the culmination of a two-year effort and demonstrates the industry’s commitment to preventing runway excursions.

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NTSB Prelim: Robinson R44

Pilot Was Assigned To Spray A 380-Acre Cornfield

On August 8, 2020, about 1845 central daylight time, a Robinson R-44II helicopter, N89LA, sustained substantial damage when it was involved in an accident near Logan, Iowa. The commercial pilot sustained serious injuries. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 aerial application flight. The pilot was assigned to spray a 380-acre cornfield. The pilot had just completed several spray runs and was turning to line up for another run, when he heard the engine emit a "pop" noise and the engine then accelerated.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.18.21)

Aero Linx: Professional Aviation Maintenance Association The Professional Aviation Maintenance Association is dedicated to promoting and recognizing the aviation maintenance technician. Since 1972, PAMA has been dedicated to promoting professionalism and recognition of the aviation maintenance technician through communication, education, representation, and support of continuous improvement in aviation safety. Our mission is to promote continuous improvement in aviation safety through communication, education, representation and support of our members.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.18.21): Final Approach Fix

Final Approach Fix The fix from which the final approach (IFR) to an airport is executed and which identifies the beginning of the final approach segment. It is designated on Government charts by the Maltese Cross symbol for nonprecision approaches and the lightning bolt symbol, designating the PFAF, for precision approaches; or when ATC directs a lower-than-published glideslope/path or vertical path intercept altitude, it is the resultant actual point of the glideslope/path or vertical path intercept.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (01.18.21)

"We’re excited to announce that the National Championship Air Races are scheduled to return for its 57th year on September 15-19, 2021, pending COVID-19 restrictions. After canceling the 2020 event we found ourselves with a significant financial loss that we knew would be a tremendous challenge to overcome. To make up for this, we launched a fundraiser campaign to 'Save the Races.' Thanks to the support and generosity of the air racing community, we raised over $460,000 of our $500,000 goal!" Source: The Reno Air Racing Association, with some good news about the prospect of air racing for the Fall of 2021.

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