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June 19, 2021

Boeing Completes Successful 737-10 First Flight

The Largest Airplane In The 737 MAX Family Begins Its Test Program

Boeing's 737-10, the largest airplane in the 737 MAX family, has completed a successful first flight. The airplane took off from Renton Field in Renton, Washington, at 10:07 a.m. and landed at 12:38 p.m. at Boeing Field in Seattle. "The airplane performed beautifully," said 737 Chief Pilot Capt. Jennifer Henderson. "The profile we flew allowed us to test the airplane's systems, flight controls and handling qualities, all of which checked out exactly as we expected."

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Aero-TV At SnF21: Diamond’s DA62 -- A 21st Century Transportation System

Modern Multi-Engine 7 Seater Is Currently The Pinnacle of GA Tech

Outside of the glider industry, no other aircraft line makes as much use of geometry and its attendant love affair with curves as Diamond Aircraft. And possibly the Pinnacle of all their efforts, is their 7 seat DA62, an aircraft that is poised to rewrite the rules as to how general aviation aircraft are transforming Personal Transportation.

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World Endurance Record Attempt For Electric Aircraft This Weekend

Will Depart Australia's Adelaide-Parafield Airport

Adelaide-based Eyre to There Aviation will aim to break a world endurance record for an electric aircraft with a 7-day, 18-stop flight around South Australia, starting Saturday. The record attempt, flying a Pipistrel Alpha Electro plane, will start at Parafield Airport at 7.00am on Saturday June 19 with the first leg to Balaklava and the first overnight stop in Whyalla. The total distance will be 1,150km, which will shatter the previous record of 750km flown in September 2020 in Germany.

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2021 World Advanced Aerobatic Championship Cancelled

'Bureau of CIVA Has Been Vigorously Pursuing Alternative Solutions'

The 14th FAI World Advanced Aerobatic Championship 2021, scheduled for Hosín, Czech Republic has been cancelled. According to the International Aerobatic Club, the reason for the cancelation is the inability of Aeroclub of the Czech Republic as NAC and its Executive Board to keep up with commitments to FAI and sign the Organizer Agreement. This has coccured despite the report that the Local Organizer of WAAC continuously and clearly has declared its own commitment to organize the Event and CIVA/FAI in good faith expects that commitment will be fulfilled.

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Hmmmm... Even NBAA Thinks They Could Set Records This Year

With Expectations For Oshkosh Soaring... Could NBAA-BACE Be Next?

In the same week that the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) reported that fewer than 100 exhibit spaces are available for the 2021 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), the organization hosted a delegation of enthusiastic exhibitors at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), who detailed their plans for new product introductions, announcements and other special events at what promises to be a popular show this year.

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First New Solar Arrays Installed During 7+ Hour Spacewalk

Astro's Still Need To Install Electrical Cables And Drive The Final Two Bolts To Enable The Solar Array To Unfurl

NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough and ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Thomas Pesquet concluded their spacewalk at 3:26 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, after 7 hours and 15 minutes. In the seventh spacewalk of the year outside the International Space Station, the two astronauts installed a new ISS Roll-Out Solar Array (iROSA) into its mounting bracket on the far end of the left (port) side of the station’s backbone truss structure (P6). Kimbrough and Pesquet successfully removed the array from its position in the flight support equipment and maneuvered it into position on the mast canister at the 2B power channel.

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Airborne 06.15.21: Space Auction, Special Olympics Airlift, WomenVenture 2021

Also: Angel Flight NE, Vaughn College, Next 2 Private Astronaut Missions, Raisbeck Milestone

If you have the money, then you can buy your way into space... Blue Origin has concluded the online auction for the very first seat on New Shepard with a winning bid of $28 million. Nearly 7,600 people registered to bid from 159 countries. The winning bidder will fly to space on New Shepard’s first human flight on July 20, and will join Blue Origin founder, Jeff Bezos, and his brother, Mark. The winning bid amount will be donated to Blue Origin’s foundation, Club for the Future. Peyton Manning is hop

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NTSB Prelim: Piper PA-24

Topped Off The Fuel Tanks On The Day Of The Accident And Engine Start And Run Up Were Normal

On May 29, 2021, about 1300 mountain daylight time, a Piper PA-24, N6334P, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Paris, Idaho. The pilot and passenger were seriously injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. According to the pilot, the flight departed from South Valley Regional Airport (U42), West Jordan, Utah, en route to Sun Valley, Idaho. He topped off the fuel tanks on the day of the accident and engine start and run up were normal. Just north of Bear Lake County Airport (1U7), Paris, Idaho, he noted that the oil temperature was still in the green range, but the te

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AD: GE Aviation Czech s.r.o.

AD 2021-13-07 Requires Recalculating The Life Of Critical Parts

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all GE Aviation Czech s.r.o. (GEAC) M601D-11, M601E-11, M601E-11A, M601E-11AS, M601E-11S, and M601F model turboprop engines. This AD was prompted by the manufacturer finding errors in the Airworthiness Limitation Section (ALS) of the Engine Maintenance Manual (EMM), including errors in the formula to determine the equivalent flight cycles (FCs) of critical parts and errors with certain part numbers (P/Ns). The manufacturer also determined that the life limit of a certain compressor case is not listed in the ALS section of the applicable EMM. This AD requires recalculating the life of critical parts and, depending on the result

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AD: The Boeing Company Airplanes

AD 2021-11-24 Prompted By Significant Changes Made To The AwLs Related To Fuel Tank Ignition Prevention

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, -900, and -900ER series airplanes. This AD was prompted by significant changes made to the airworthiness limitations (AWLs) related to fuel tank ignition prevention and the nitrogen generation system (NGS). This AD requires revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate the April 2019 or November 2020 revision of the airworthiness limitations document. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. This AD is effective July 20, 2021.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.19.21)

Aero Linx: The Combat Air Museum The Combat Air Museum has served as an educational institution and tourism destination for forty three years. It is one of a handful of major aviation museums in the United States located on an active air field. Visitors to our Museum are regularly treated to flying activities of Air Force fighter aircraft and Army helicopter operations. With the longest runway in the State of Kansas, large refueling tanker aircraft of the Kansas Air National Guard and army troop transports often fill the skies around the Museum. The Museum's "Young Aviators" classes and Girls In Aviation Day offer students and Girl Scouts a unique opportunity to be immersed in the midst of a museum c

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.19.21): Fly Heading (Degrees)

Fly Heading (Degrees) Informs the pilot of the heading he/she should fly. The pilot may have to turn to, or continue on, a specific compass direction in order to comply with the instructions. The pilot is expected to turn in the shorter direction to the heading unless otherwise instructed by ATC.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (06.19.21)

"The airplane performed beautifully. The profile we flew allowed us to test the airplane's systems, flight controls and handling qualities, all of which checked out exactly as we expected." Source: Boeing 737 Chief Pilot Capt. Jennifer Henderson, commenting on the first flight of the Boeing 737 Max 10... the largest of the series, which made its first flight, June 18th, 2021.

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