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January 06, 2021

Airborne 01.06.21: Save Dillingham!, 100th PC-24, DeLand ‘Flyway To Highway’

Also: B-29 Doc July Tour, Educational UAS Protections, Teledyne Acquires FLIR, Wheels Up

We've heard the story before... a great airport is under attack by the powers that be... The latest variant of the story comes from Hawaii, where a popular airport known for extensive GA and skydiving activity is under the gun. Dillingham Airfield is Hawaii’s most versatile airport and home to a variety of sky-related activities. It is located on the North Shore of Oahu and the only public use airport on the northern part of the island. The airport is located outside of Honolulu’s congested airspace and has a 9000 ft runway, making it an ideal spot for pilot training, skydiving and powered hang gliding. Additionally, due to the geography of the island, it is the Oahu’s only

New York Air Traffic Controllers Hear Threat Of Washington Attack

Broadcast Message Suggests Attack Will Occur As Revenge By Iran

Both the FBI and the FAA are investigating reports of a Monday afternoon broadcast of a short audio message on air traffic frequencies threatening an attack on the US capitol in revenge for the killing of an Iranian general a year ago. The digitally manipulated voice had a simple message, "We are flying a plane into the capital on Wednesday. Soleimani will be avenged." While law enforcement sources indicate that there is a low probability of a real threat, various federal agencies are taking it seriously for the time being. And further to that, it is highly likely that aviation activity is likely to see some constraints until this matter is put to rest.

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Airborne-Flight Training 12.09.20: ERAU Fleet, Warbirds v FAA, GA Awards

Also: Bilateral AvSafety Agreement, AC-130J FTU, ALSIM FTD, Textron Sells Tru

As demand for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s collegiate professional Aviation programs continues to grow, so does their fleet. Since March 2020, 12 new Cessna 172 Nav III “SkyHawk” aircraft and three Diamond DA42 NG VI “Twin Star” aircraft, from Diamond Aircraft, have been added to the fleet at Embry-Riddle’s Prescott Campus. At the Daytona Beach Campus, one new Diamond and one new Cessna were added during the same timeframe. With these additions, the Prescott Campus’ Departmen

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DeLand ‘Flyway To Highway’ Is ON!

Interim Event Is Looking To Be VERY Popular

We really missed going to the DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase this past November and are looking forward to being there in 2021. BUT... an interim event will be held at the end of the month so that you can still get a taste of sport aviation before spring-time--when we hope other events will finally be ready to do their thing. DeLand's ‘Flyway To Highway’ event is scheduled for January 30th, at the DeLand Municipal Airport from 0900 to 1400, on the ramp at 1000 Flightline Boulevard.

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100th Pilatus PC-24 Delivered

The Global Fleet Has Clocked Up Over 33,500 Hours In The Air So Far

Less than three years after the first delivery, the 100th PC-24 has just been handed over to its new owner. The PC-24 is now present on every continent, flying innumerable missions every day: providing medevac flights in Australia and the USA, for example, business travel for a German automobile manufacturer, and transport for government officials in South Africa and Switzerland. The 100th PC-24 is now in use as a business aircraft with its new owner, Jetfly Aviation. This handover marks another milestone in the still young history of the first Swiss business jet: the global fleet has clocked up over 33,500 safe hours in the air so far, of which over 2,375 hours have been accumula

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COVID Exposure Issue Shuts Down Van's Aircraft Shipping Through 1/15

Temporary Shipping Closure Results After Shipping Team Sent Home

The COVID effect continues... this time to the folks at Van's Aircraft. Van's tells us that, "Due to a recent, unfortunate COVID-19 exposure event, we have sent our parts and hardware shipping team home for a 14-day quarantine period. That means we have only a couple of people in place to try to support a workload that is normally staffed by more than 10 individuals. As a result, our shipping department is currently considered to be closed until January 15th, with the exception of bonified emergency shipments..."

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Wheels Up Acquires Mountain Aviation

Wheels Up Will Add 59 Total Aircraft -- Most Of Which Are Citation X Aircraft

Wheels Up has acquired Mountain Aviation, a large Part 135 Citation X fleet, with bases in Denver, Teterboro, and Southern California. The acquisition accelerates Wheels Up's platform to better serve increasing flight demand. Mountain Aviation's wholesale charter operations is seen as a perfect complement to Wheels Up's previous acquisition of Travel Management Company. Wheels Up will add 59 total aircraft, most of which are Citation X aircraft, to its fleet and also plans to further expand the Citation X fleet in 2021.

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Duncan Aviation Relocates Houston Satellite Shop

Based At Newly Constructed, State-Of-The Art Hangar At Wilson Air Center

In the midst of a full schedule and the holiday season, Duncan Aviation’s team at its Houston Satellite Shop packed up its tools, equipment, and crew and moved into a newly constructed, state-of-the art hangar at Wilson Air Center at the William P. Hobby International Airport in Houston, Texas. “This new hangar gives our team at the Houston Satellite three times the space and twice the hangar door height as our previous space,” says Manager of Duncan Aviation’s Satellite Operations Matt Nelson. “This means we can bring customers’ aircraft inside the hangar, and we can work on everything up to a Gulfstream G650 in there now.”

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Classic Aero-TV: ICAS Perspectives – What Makes a Perfect Loop?

From 2010: Leading Air Show Performers Give Their Perspective and Advice

On December 6th through December 9th, the Paris Las Vegas Hotel hosted over 1,500 air show professionals and enthusiasts to the 2009 International Council of Air Shows Convention. Started in 1967, the annual ICAS Convention provides professionals a community forum in which to network with industry leaders, plan upcoming air shows, and offer continued support to fellow performers and representatives. This year's convention saw a two percent increase in attendance over the 2008 convention despite the struggling economy; ICAS President John Cudahy expressed optim

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NTSB Prelim: Piper PA 30

Altitude Could Not Be Maintained And The Airplane Descended To The Ground

On August 2, 2020, about 1010 central daylight time, a Piper PA-30, N7750Y, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident at Shelby County Airport (EET), Alabaster, Alabama. The flight instructor and student pilot were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flight. The flight instructor reported that he was providing instruction to a commercial pilot for a multiengine rating. They briefed the procedures for a simulated short field takeoff. The student taxied onto runway 16, applied brakes, then applied full power. Following an uneventful takeoff roll, the student rotated and raised the landing gear sele

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.06.21)

Aero Linx: Sisters of The Skies We Are Sisters of The Skies. Our organization is comprised of professional black women pilots who represent less than ½ of 1% of the total professional pilot career field. Currently, there are less than 150 black women pilots in the United States holding Airline Transport Pilot, Commercial, Military, and or Certified Flight Instructor Licenses. Our goal is to drastically improve these numbers through mentorship, professional development, STEM and outreach and scholarships. 

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.06.21): Digital-Automatic Terminal Information Service

Digital-Automatic Terminal Information Service (D-ATIS) The service provides text messages to aircraft, airlines, and other users outside the standard reception range of conventional ATIS via landline and data link communications to the cockpit. Also, the service provides a computer-synthesized voice message that can be transmitted to all aircraft within range of existing transmitters. The Terminal Data Link System (TDLS) D-ATIS application uses weather inputs from local automated weather sources or manually entered meteorological data together with preprogrammed menus to provide standard information to users. Airports with D-ATIS capability are listed in the Chart Supplement U.S.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (01.06.21)

“We are excited and proud to take delivery of the 100th PC-24 manufactured at the factory in Stans. The Jetfly group already operates nine Pilatus PC-24’s on behalf of more than 50 European owners and co-owners. All our customers without exception have been impressed by the quality of the PC-24 and the incredible performance of this aircraft. After two years of operation, our customers are still enthusiastic about their acquisition, which is a sign to us of the success of this new aircraft programme which is well on the way to becoming another market bestseller, just like the PC-12.” Source: Cédric Lescop, CEO of Jetfly Aviation, clearly enjoying having taken delivery of the 100th Pilatus PC-24.

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