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April 11, 2021

ANNouncement: Now Accepting Applications For Sun 'n Fun 2021 Stringers!!!

An Amazing Experience Awaits The Chosen Few...

ANN finds itself in the surprising and exciting position of partnering with the Sun 'n Fun Aerospace Expo in presenting Real-Time Daily news coverage of the first major aviation event in the better part of a year. Yeah... 'exciting' barely describes what we're feeling... along with an intense workload that just won't quit. And... that's why we're writing this... This year’s event is set to be the first major aviation gathering since the onset of the pandemic. ANN and SnF's new Digital Daily will be taking on the speedy and mobile capabilities of the best in online media to offer exciting daily news programming via a number of ri

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EAA Chapter 534 Awards $10,000 Ray Aviation Scholarship

Emily Took Her First Flight As A Young Eagle

By Ted Luebbers The Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 534 on April 8, 2021 announced that EAA National has selected this chapter to award a $10,000 Ray Aviation Scholarship for the third consecutive year. EAA Chapter 534 is located at the Leesburg International Airport in Leesburg, Florida. The Chapter’s board of directors had named one of their Squadron 534 aviation youth members, Emily Lininger of Fruitland Park, FL, to be the scholarship recipient. Emily took her first flight as a Young Eagle way back when she was 12 years old and after that she knew she wanted to fly. These flights are given at local EAA chapters to acquaint young people, eight to eighteen year

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Bell Delivers First Bell 505 To Ugandan Aviation Company

First Bell 505 with Med-Pac EMS Lite Interior in Africa

Bell has delivered a Bell 505 helicopter equipped with the Med-Pac Inc. LLC Emergency Medical Services Lite Interior to BAR Aviation. This marks the first Bell 505 in Uganda and the first Bell 505 designed to complete medical evacuation (medevac) missions in Africa. “We are elated that BAR Aviation has chosen the Bell 505 as its Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) platform and will operate the first medevac Bell 505 in Africa,” said Lynette Loosen, regional sales manager, Africa. “By leveraging the aircraft’s unique design, competitive cost and flexible kit installation, the platform enables our customers to provide safe and reliable medical services to its pa

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FAA Proposes $1.5 Million Civil Penalty Against Anniston, AL

Charges Anniston With Numerous Alleged Airport Safety Violations

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes a $1,562,990 civil penalty against the City of Anniston Ala., for alleged safety violations at Anniston Regional Airport. The FAA alleges that from March 1, 2019 to March 13, 2020 the City, among other things, failed to...

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Navy To Pay $1.6B for New P-8A Poseidon Submarine Hunters

11 Additional Jets To Patrol The Globe

The U.S. Navy awarded Boeing a $1.6 billion production contract for the next 11 P-8A Poseidon aircraft. Nine aircraft will join the U.S. Navy fleet and two will go to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), a cooperative partner in the P-8A joint program since 2009. The contract brings the total number of U.S. Navy P-8A aircraft under contract to 128 and the RAAF total to 14. “The P-8A continues to be an invaluable asset and these additional aircraft will help deliver expanded maritime patrol and reconnaissance capabilities to the fleet,” said Capt. Eric Gardner, program manager for the U.S. Navy’s Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Program Office. 

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Classic Aero-TV: An Ultralight Mainstay – A Kolb Aircraft OSH16 Update

From 2016 (YouTube Version): Ultralights Can Provide the Ultimate Experience in Recreational Flying…

ANN assistant news editor, Earl Downs, set out on a mission at EAA AirVenture 2016 to search out some honest-to-goodness real ultralights. His trek took him to the ultralight field on the south end of Wittman Regional Airport that is commonly referred to as, ‘the fun zone’. Downs met up with Bryan Melborn, the owner and CEO of the Kolb Aircraft Company. Kolb aircraft was one of the early entries into the ultralight business in the 1980s and they are still going strong. In the video, you’ll be introduced to th

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Recurrent Training Courses for Drone Pilots Available Online

The Training Is Free And Available On The FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) Website

Drone pilots who have Part 107 Remote Pilot Certification can now take their required training courses online. The training ensures that they have the knowledge necessary to operate in accordance with the Operations Over People rule when it becomes effective on April 21, 2021. The training is free and available on the FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) website.

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Airborne 04.07.21: Wisk Sues Archer, PCSO R66 Police Chopper, Mars Heli Update

Also: Tuskegee Airmen Honored, Starship SN11 Blowup, Special Mission G550, Duncan's 100th Winglets

Wisk Aero, has filed a lawsuit against Archer Aviation. The lawsuit alleges that Archer's business is "built on intellectual property that is not theirs..." -- Also bringing claims for trade secret misappropriation and patent infringement. As detailed in the filing in federal court in the Northern District of California, this lawsuit claims Wisk's alleged discovery of suspicious file downloads by certain former employees who left Wisk to work for Archer, including thousands of files related to Wisk's

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NTSB Prelim: Vans RV-8

The Engine Coughed A "Number Of Times" Before Running Smoothly

On July 24, 2020, about 1159 Pacific daylight time, a Vans RV-8, N138PM, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Tehachapi Airport (TSP), Tehachapi, California. The private pilot was fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 personal flight. A witness reported that he had just finished landing and he stopped to watch two airplanes coming in to land. The first airplane was the accident airplane, he observed it touch down onto the runway tailwheel first. The airplane then oscillated between its tailwheel and main landing gear a few times before it tipped up onto the left main gear. The airplane turned tow

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AD: Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH Helicopters

AD 2021-07-12 Was Prompted By A Reassessment Of The Flight Control System

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH Model EC135P1, EC135P2, EC135P2+, EC135P3, EC135T1, EC135T2, EC135T2+, and EC135T3 helicopters. This AD was prompted by a reassessment of the flight control system. This AD requires modification of the cyclic stick, as specified in a European Aviation Safety Agency (now European Union Aviation Safety Agency) (EASA) AD, which is incorporated by reference. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. This AD is effective May 11, 2021.

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AD: Airbus Defense and Space S.A.

AD 2021-06-08 Continues To Require Repetitive Inspections And Operational Checks Of The Affected Fuel Valves

The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-19-25, which applied to all Airbus Defense and Space S.A. Model CN-235, CN-235-100, CN-235-200, and CN-235-300 airplanes; and Model C-295 airplanes. AD 2017-19-25 required repetitive inspections and operational checks of the affected fuel valves, and corrective actions if necessary. This AD continues to require repetitive inspections and operational checks of the affected fuel valves, and corrective actions if necessary, and also limits the installation of affected parts to those that are maintained in accordance with certain instructions, as specified in a European Union Aviation Saf

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.11.21)

Aero Linx: Corporate Angel Network

Corporate Angel Network (CAN) is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to help cancer patients access the best treatment centers by arranging free travel on corporate aircraft. Business jet travel makes it possible for patients, especially those in locations with minimal airline access, to travel to specialized medical centers. Whether a patient is traveling for surgery, clinical trial, or a second opinion, CAN aims is to reduce a patient’s physical, emotional and financial stress by providing a seat on a corporate flight.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.11.21): Instrument Departure Procedure (DP)

Instrument Departure Procedure (DP)

A preplanned instrument flight rule (IFR) departure procedure published for pilot use, in graphic or textual format, that provides obstruction clearance from the terminal area to the appropriate en route structure. There are two types of DP, Obstacle Departure Procedure (ODP), printed either textually or graphically, and, Standard Instrument Departure (SID), which is always printed graphically.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.11.21)

“The P-8A continues to be an invaluable asset and these additional aircraft will help deliver expanded maritime patrol and reconnaissance capabilities to the fleet." Source:  Capt. Eric Gardner, program manager for the U.S. Navy’s Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Program Office, discussing the $1.6 Billion dollar buy of additional P-8A Poseidon aircraft.

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