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June 07, 2021

Airborne 06.07.21: Ogden v GA, P-3s Seize Drugs, Bell H-1 Milestone

Also: FAA Revokes Certificate, SpaceX Cargo Craft, Rotorcraft Community Collaborates, AEA21 LIVE Coverage
There is another fight brewing over a GA airport -- this time, in Utah. The Ogden Regional Airport Association was brought back to life to start a series of legal and class action efforts against Ogden Airport and City officials that seem intent on changing rules and jacking up rates with great frequency and severity. A lawsuit has just been filed. ORAA is protesting changes in hangar leases and prices, and the rules under which they work with the pilot/owners. The organization believes that it is the intention of the airport to take over some 200 hangars and FBO operations from their owners via 'exorbitant' price increases in leases, changing signed

Utah GA Community Under Fire From Ogden Airport Decision-Makers

Yet Another GA Airport Seems Undervalued And Underappreciated By Myopic Airport Managers

There is yet another fight brewing over a GA airport -- this time, in Utah. So big a fight, in fact, that a once-forgotten airport group has reconstituted itself to prepare to battle for the future of the Ogden-Hinckley airport and the rights of its pilots and users. The Ogden Regional Airport Association was brought back to life to start a series of legal and class action efforts against Ogden Airport and City officials that seem intent on changing the rules and jacking up rates with great frequency and severity. At least one law suit has reportedly just been filed.

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Airborne 06.04.21: SW-51 Mustang, United Buys Boom, Oshkosh Blimp

Also: Bombardier, Rocket Lab Approved, Air Shows May Request Exception, Kittyhawk = Aloft

On 20th of May 2021, the SW-51 Mustang successfully performed its first flight at Mlada Boleslav airport (LKMB) in the Czech Republic. Aircraft serial number #001 took off at 11:37 am into a light cloudy sky. Chief Test Pilot Jirko “Jiri” Hybler subsequently praised the balanced and maneuverable handling of the aircraft, managing crosswinds of more than 10kts. Within the first flight hours, all systems were checked to proof their functionality. These flights already included the retraction of the electr

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NASA Heading Back To Venus

Selects 2 Missions to Study ‘Lost Habitable’ World of Venus

NASA has selected two new missions to Venus, Earth’s nearest planetary neighbor. Part of NASA’s Discovery Program, the missions aim to understand how Venus became an inferno-like world when it has so many other characteristics similar to ours – and may have been the first habitable world in the solar system, complete with an ocean and Earth-like climate.

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NAV CANADA Launches New Drone App - NAV Drone

NAV Drone Enables Users To Submit Drone Flight Authorization Requests From A Mobile Device

Canada's air navigation service provider, NAV CANADA, has launched NAV Drone. Designed to help drone pilots and operators safely and legally fly their remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) in Canada, NAV Drone is now available on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. A web version of NAV Drone is also available on NAV CANADA's website. From June to December 2020, NAV CANADA received nearly 16,000 RPAS flight authorization requests, a 54 percent increase over the same period in 2019, and this trend is expected to continue as a growing number of companies and individuals find new uses for drones in Canada.

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A4A, NACC Urge Roadmap for Restart of Transborder Air Travel

"Safely Reopening Transborder Air Travel Between Canada And The US Is Essential..."

Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, has joined with the National Airlines Council of Canada (NACC) urging the Canadian government to establish a Roadmap for the safe restart of Transborder air travel. Industry pundits have noted that Canada lags much of the world in establishing plans and timelines for a return to Transborder operations.

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CBP AMO P-3 Crews/Partners Seize 24 Tons of Narcotics in 2Q/2021

Aircrews Flew 1,905 Total Flight Hours

It's been a busy 2021, so far, for CBP's AMO. Air and Marine Operations (AMO) National Air Security Operations Center, P-3 Long Range Tracker and Airborne Early Warning crews partnered with federal authorities to disrupt the smuggling of 24 tons of narcotics between January 1 and March 31 in narcotics transit zones, denying transnational narcotics traffickers nearly $900 million USD in illicit proceeds.

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Airborne 06.01.21: Civilian Space, NIFA SAFECON, LIVE AEA21 Convention Details

Also: Vintage Aerobatic Championships Canceled, OneWeb, National Museum USAF, Flying Legends Cancelled

Axiom Space has named the commander and pilot of its second commercial mission proposed to fly to the International Space Station -- and announced the proposed crew’s intended research while on orbit. Axiom will compete to fly the Ax-2 mission when NASA announces the next private astronaut mission opportunity. If awarded, Ax-2 will further cement the research opportunities possible for private industry in low-Earth orbit. Peggy Whitson, who during a 22-year career at NASA became the ISS’ fi

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NTSB Prelim: Beech C23

Descending Through About 1,250 Ft, The Engine Started To Run Rough And Gradually Lost Power

On May 11, 2021, at 1500 central daylight time, a Beech C23, N793Y, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Merrill, Wisconsin. The pilot and passenger had minor injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. The pilot reported that he was returning to the airport after a 1-hour flight. When the airplane was about 5 miles from the airport, and descending through about 1,250 ft, the engine started to run rough and gradually lost power. The pilot switched fuel tanks and magnetos, with no change in the power loss.

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AD: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited

AD 2021-11-04 Prompted By A Report Of Main Landing Gear (MLG) Retractions After Striking An Obstacle

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited Model DHC-8-400, -401, and -402 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of main landing gear (MLG) retractions after striking an obstacle or severe wheel imbalance after a tire failure. This AD requires inspections for correct height of the lock link over-center stop pin and for correct gaps of the left-hand and right-hand MLG downlock proximity sensors, replacement of the shim if necessary, corrective actions, and installation of a new, improved proximity sensor electronic unit (PSEU) with software changes. The FAA is issuing this AD to a

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.07.21)

Aero Linx: The Air Force Academy The Air Force Academy is both a military organization and a university. Much of the Academy is set up like most other Air Force bases, particularly the 10th Air Base Wing, but the superintendent, commandant, dean of faculty and cadet wing are set up in a manner resembling a civilian university.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.06.21): Discrete Code

Discrete Code As used in the Air Traffic Control Radar Beacon System (ATCRBS), any one of the 4096 selectable Mode 3/A aircraft transponder codes except those ending in zero zero; e.g., discrete codes: 0010, 1201, 2317, 7777; nondiscrete codes: 0100, 1200, 7700. Nondiscrete codes are normally reserved for radar facilities that are not equipped with discrete decoding capability and for other purposes such as emergencies (7700), VFR aircraft (1200), etc.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.07.21): Landing Area

Landing Area Any locality either on land, water, or structures, including airports/heliports and intermediate landing fields, which is used, or intended to be used, for the landing and takeoff of aircraft whether or not facilities are provided for the shelter, servicing, or for receiving or discharging passengers or cargo.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (06.07.21)

"NAV Drone is creating a safer Canadian airspace for all. The drone industry and demands on NAV CANADA's services are evolving rapidly, so we are continuing to innovate to meet the needs of drone pilots and operators today and well into the future. The new app is a key component of our national drone strategy and will further our dedication to air traffic safety and technological innovation in Canadian airspace." Source: Mark Cooper, Vice President, Chief Technology and Information Officer at NAV CANADA, commenting on the announcement of NAV Canada's NAV Drone program.

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