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May 16, 2021

Canadian Aviation Association Introduces Drone Membership

COPA is Canada's Largest Aviation Association

The Canadian Owners and Pilots Association (COPA) has introduced new membership options to include the drone community, much like the actions taken by the AOPA some years ago--an effort that seems to have gone awry (like so many things from AOPA)... so we hope COPA has better luck. The Association notes that drones are profoundly changing the world of aviation, and as this new technology evolves, so too will its role in society. The remotely piloted aircraft are transforming Canadian businesses, enabling new insights and capabilities in disaster management, search and rescue, infrastructure, and countless other industries.

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Snowbirds, CF-18 Release Updated 2021 Air Show Schedules

Updated Schedule Reflects Some Of The Changes/Cancellations Prompted By Ongoing Pandemic

Our good friends at the International Council of Air Shows let us know that the Snowbirds have updated their schedule... The Canadian Forces Snowbirds initially released their 2021 air show schedule during the 2020 ICAS Virtual Convention in December. Since then, the team spent their early season training at the team's home base in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, and recently moved to Comox, British Columbia, where they plan to complete the balance of their 2021 air show preparation. On Wednesday, the Snowbirds released an updated schedule reflecting some of the changes and cancellations prompted by the ongoing pandemic response.

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Klyde Morris (05.14.21)

Klyde Senses That Our Priorities Are WAY Out Of Whack...


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Rocket Lab Reports Anomaly During Launch, Loss Of Vehicle

An Issue Occurred Following Second Stage Ignition

Following a successful lift-off, first stage burn, and stage separation, Rocket Lab experienced an anomaly during its 20th Electron mission ‘Running Out Of Toes.’ The issue occurred following second stage ignition during the flight on May 15, 2021 UTC, resulting in the loss of the mission. The launch vehicle’s second stage remained within the predicted launch corridor and caused no harm to the public, Rocket Lab’s launch or recovery crews, or the launch site. Electron’s first stage safely completed a successful splashdown under parachute and Rocket Lab’s recovery team is working to retrieve the stage from the ocean as planned.

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Classic Aero-TV: The New Bristell TDO - A Very Stylish Taildragger

From 2015 (YouTube Version): Recrafting A Top Of The Line LSA For Conventional Gear Results In Very Appealing Bird

The U.S. Sport Aviation Expo at Sebring, Florida allows everyone to take a look at what is new and what is tried-and-true. ANN News Editor Tom Patton stopped by Bristell Aircraft to look at something that is both tried-and-true, yet it has a new twist. Bristell has now introduced a taildragger version of their popular tricycle gear airplane. Bristell’s president, Louis Mancuso, explained there were several reasons to go with a taildragger variation of their popular LSA. Aside from the obvious advantage of rough field operat

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HAI Board of Directors Seeks Special Advisor – UAS

This Advisor Will Also Serve As A Resource To HAI Management

Are you a rotorcraft professional with experience in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) who is interested in giving back to the community? The Board of Directors for Helicopter Association International (HAI) is seeking candidates to fill the role of special advisor adviser – UAS for the term of Jul. 1, 2021, to Jun. 30, 2022. The person in this position will be responsible for informing and advising the HAI Board of Directors on all aspects of UAS aviation. This advisor will also serve as a resource to HAI Management and the HAI Board of Directors on fundamentals, developments, trends, and best practices for UAS operations.

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NTSB Prelim: Cessna 182M

Airplane Experienced A Total Loss Of Engine Power

On April 20, 2021, about 1515 central daylight time, a Cessna 182M, N91606, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Eufaula, Alabama. The commercial pilot was not injured. The positioning flight was conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. The flight was operated by Perry Air and the purpose of the flight was for the pilot to drop another company flight instructor to recover another company airplane from Milton, Florida after the completion of an avionics installation. The visual flight rules flight departed from Peter Prince Field (2R4), Milton, Florida about 1415, for the return flight to the company’s base at Perry-Houston C

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AD: Lockheed Martin Corporation/Lockheed Martin Aeronautics

AD 2021-09-15 Prompted By A Crack Found On A Web Attachment Flange

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Lockheed Martin Corporation/Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Model 382, 382B, 382E, 382F, and 382G airplanes, type certificated in any category; and Model C-130A, C-130B, C-130BL, C-130E, C130H, C-130H-30, C-130J, C-130J-30, EC-130Q, HC-130H, KC-130H, NC-130B, NC-130, and WC-130H airplanes, type certificated in the restricted or amateur category. This AD was prompted by a crack found on the web attachment flange of the center wing upper forward corner fitting.

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AD: Leonardo S.p.a

AD 2021-10-24 Requires Replacing Certain Part-Numbered Sliders As A Terminating Action For The Inspections

The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2015-25-04 for Agusta S.p.A (now Leonardo S.p.a.) Model A109A and A109A II helicopters. AD 2015-25-04 required inspecting the slider assembly pitch control (slider) for play and replacing the slider if the play exceeds certain limits. This AD was prompted by further investigation that led to the determination that the play was caused by a manufacturing issue. This AD retains certain requirements of AD 2015-25-04, requires replacing certain part-numbered sliders as a terminating action for the inspections, and prohibits installing the affected part on any helicopter. The FAA is issuing this A

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.16.21)

Aero Linx: Minnesota Seaplane Pilots Association The purpose of the Minnesota Seaplane Pilots Association is to: Promote seaplane flying and safety programs pertaining to seaplane operation throughout the State of Minnesota, Promote a forum for the purpose of approaching governmental agencies, to educate said agencies, the legislature and the public in the understanding of seaplane operation, and Create safe and compatible seaplane base facilities in the State of Minnesota.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.16.21): Obstacle Departure Procedure (ODP)

Obstacle Departure Procedure (ODP) A preplanned instrument flight rule (IFR) departure procedure printed for pilot use in textual or graphic form to provide obstruction clearance via the least onerous route from the terminal area to the appropriate en route structure. ODPs are recommended for obstruction clearance and may be flown without ATC clearance unless an alternate departure procedure (SID or radar vector) has been specifically assigned by ATC.

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