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April 21, 2021

Airborne 04.21.21: SnF Wins-OSH Next?, MARS Ingenuity, NX Cub Defies Skeptics

Also: ANN's SNFDD21 MVP, Panthera Goes Public, Zefhir Helicopter, True Blue Power Ups Game!
What a successful Sun n Fun Aero Space Expo! The first major aviation event in over a year is in the books... Though the numbers are still being tabulated, Sun ‘n Fun Boss Lites Leenhouts declared Saturday the best ever for that day and predicted a strong possibility that SnF21 would break all previous records for the week. Based on what we saw, we  agree. Monday, NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter became the first aircraft in history to make a powered, controlled flight on another planet. The Ingenuity team at JPL confirmed the flight succeeded after receiving data from the helicopter via NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover at 0646 EDT. ANN’

Airborne 04.17.21: SnF Record!, Blue Angel #6, Pilot Communications

Also: The Extra NG Is Here, Rotax 915is Powered Bristell, STOL Competition Highlights

With only one day left of the much anticipated SnF21 event, we are hearing that Saturday achieved a record attendance in Sun n Fun’S 47 year history! Thousands of people came to Lakeland to see the Blue Angels execute precision maneuvers in the sky in their new Super Hornets, and let me tell you, they didn’t disappoint.. So we catch up with one of their pilots who says they are excited to be back performing for the public. For those of you who fly long distances, pull a lot of G’s, or simply are tired

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USCG MH-65 Assists In Rescue Of 1 From The Water Near Key Largo

Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter Crew Assists Kayaker

The Coast Guard rescued one person from the water near Key Largo after his kayak capsized Tuesday. Rescued was: Chris Hogan, 34. Sector Key West Command Center watchstanders received a phone call stating a kayaker in the vicinity of Key Largo was in distress after his kayak capsized. The watchstanders directed the launch of a Coast Guard Station Islamorada 33-foot boat crew and a Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew to assist the kayaker. Once on scene, the Dolphin aircrew hoisted Hogan and safely transferred him to shore with no health concerns reported.

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True Blue Power Ups It's Game: 'Most Powerful' Lithium-Ion Battery Yet

New 60 Amp-Hour Main Ship Battery Reported To Be Ideal For Part 135, 29, 25 Aircraft

True Blue Power has added a 60 amp-hour lithium-ion battery to its Gen5 product line. The TB60 saves up to 50 pounds per battery, significantly reducing aircraft empty weight and increasing useful load. "This battery is a beast. It's our most powerful battery designed for the most powerful aircraft," explained Van Winter, Market Development Manager for True Blue Power. "It's ideal for larger Part 135, 29 and 25 aircraft needing higher amp-hours for longer-running emergency and back-up power," Winter explained.

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Jet Edge Announces Partnership with Gogo Business Aviation

Will Provide 4G Streaming Wi-Fi Fleet Wide

Jet Edge has entered into a new partnership with Gogo Business Aviation. The long-term partnership will upgrade Jet Edge’s AdvantEdge and Managed super-mid and large cabin fleet to AVANCE L5. “Jet Edge is proud to partner with Gogo, the industry leader for high-speed Wi-Fi,” comments Bill Papariella, CEO of Jet Edge. “The AVANCE L5 system is truly a game changer for connectivity in the air. Providing inflight streaming and overall faster speed is yet another way we are enhancing and evolving our fleet to deliver an exceptional private aviation experience for our clients.”

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Classic Aero-TV: Electroair Engine Upgrades--More Power, Efficiency, Reliability

From 2015 (YouTube Version): The Benefits Of Electronic Ignition Technologies Are Significant... and Plentiful

Here’s a comment commonly heard from general aviation pilots and mechanics; “If cars, motorcycles, and snowmobiles can be produced with electronic ignition systems, why are our aircraft stuck with what looks like a 1937 Ford tractor magneto?” Some newer aircraft engines are being produced with electronic ignition systems but for most of us, we simply have to live in the past. Well, now things are changing.

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H125 Performance Increase Certified By EASA

Up To +140kg Of Additional Payload Coming From Engine Power Release

Airbus Helicopters has received EASA certification for the power upgrade of its single-engine H125 helicopter. Announced at Heli-Expo last year, this major evolution increases the aircraft’s power by up to 10% by making full use of the available power of the existing Safran Helicopter Engines’ Arriel 2D. While the maximum take-off weight of the aircraft remains unchanged, its external and internal load lifting capabilities are increased for a large part of the flight domain (by up to +140 kg), while the hover ceiling OGE at maximum take-off weight is increased by more than 1,500 ft (up to 12,600 ft).

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Group Purchases Equity Stake in Pittsburgh Jet Center

Company to Rebrand Under New Name 'Private Jet Center'

Pittsburgh Jet Center (PJC) has revealed that that the ownership group of has taken an equity interest in the Part 135 air carrier. PJC will continue to operate as an independent company and will support its managed fleet with its current staff. Under the arrangement, PJC will rebrand under the name of Private Jet Center and keep its base of operations in Pittsburgh, Penn. The company will be led by co-founder Clayton Pegher, who will assume the role of CEO.

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Airborne 04.16.21: Beringer Tire App, Aerolite EV-103, King Schools

Also: Highlander STOL, Diamond DA40 NG, A Sampling Of SnF Visitors

Alright... we're two thirds of the way through the Fly-In that way too many people thought would never happen... but it did, and pretty darned well from all appearances. Unveiled during the first quarter, Beringer shows off a new quick and easy way to check your aircraft tire pressure before taking to the skies and during flight -- and yes, there is an APP for that... It’s quiet, easy to fly and lightweight… the Aerolite EV-103 is an electric ultralight so quiet you wont wake up your neighbors, and will give you no need to e

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NTSB Prelim: Cessna 177B

Described The Weather As “An Absolute Perfect Day To Fly.”

On April 7, 2021, about 1408 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 177B airplane, N24RG, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Great Valley, New York. The pilot was seriously injured, and the pilot-rated passenger was fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. The pilot, who owned the airplane, held a private pilot certificate with a rating for airplane single-engine land. Earlier that day, the pilot and his passenger had flown from the Ledgedale Airport (7G0), Brockport, New York, to Great Valley Airport (N56), Great Valley, New York, and met with another pilot for lunch. After lunch, the other pilot

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AD: Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation Helicopters

AD 2021-08-18 Prompted By The Discovery That Certain Part Numbers Listed In AD 2021-04-16 Are Incorrect

The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2021-04-16 which applied to certain Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Sikorsky) Model S-92A helicopters. AD 2021-04-16 required a one-time inspection of the landing gear for components with non-conforming threads and removal of any non-conforming threaded hinge pin and main landing gear (MLG) and nose landing gear (NLG) actuator pins. AD 2021-04-16 also prohibited installing certain part-numbered hinge and actuator pins on any helicopter. This AD requires the same actions but corrects erroneous part numbers. This AD was prompted by the discovery that certain part numbers listed in AD 2021-04-16 ar

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.21.21)

Aero Linx: American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) We are the largest professional organization for airport employees, delivering results for dedicated individuals like you, who serve as the backbone of AAAE and our nation’s airport system. AAAE members are leaders in key roles from the C-Suite to the terminal and on to the airfield. You can turn to AAAE for the resources you need to advance your airport and your career, including dynamic professional development and networking, cutting-edge training, comprehensive airport solutions, and effective representation in Washington.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.21.21): Fuel Remaining

Fuel Remaining A phrase used by either pilots or controllers when relating to the fuel remaining on board until actual fuel exhaustion. When transmitting such information in response to either a controller question or pilot initiated cautionary advisory to air traffic control, pilots will state the APPROXIMATE NUMBER OF MINUTES the flight can continue with the fuel remaining. All reserve fuel SHOULD BE INCLUDED in the time stated, as should an allowance for established fuel gauge system error.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.21.21)

“We’re ‘go’ for launch. Both Thursday and Friday launch weather looks good, with concern of winds around the pad for Thursday. Downrange weather is trickier as the front and the winds combine to create winds and waves. Friday looks better than Thursday, but we’ll continue to watch; we have another briefing tomorrow and will decide when the right time to make a decision is.” Source: Steve Stich, manager of the Commercial Crew Program at Kennedy Space Center, commenting on the impending launch of NASA's Crew-2 mission to the ISS.

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