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April 09, 2022

First Flight Society Announced Induction of Benjamin Davis

Wright Brothers Memorial Gallery to Add New Portrait to Collection of Pioneers

The First Flight Society has announced the induction of Benjamin O. Davis Jr. into the Paul E. Garber First Flight Shrine. As a part of the shrine, Davis will be a part of the Museum and Visitors Center at the Wright Brothers National Memorial at Kill Devil Hills in North Carolina. Each year, the honor is given to a high-level panel appointed by the Society from among numerous nominations received from around the world. Benjamin Oliver Davis, Junior earned his way into the shrine as a USAF general and commander of the WWII Tuskegee Airmen.

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King Schools Launches Concierge Service for Schools

Flight Schools, Colleges Now Have Free Method to Bootstrap Part 141 Curriculum

Part 61 Flight Schools looking to ramp up their student output while maintaining a consistent level of education have often found themselves behind the power curve, lacking a turnkey Part 141 curriculum. King Schools has announced a concierge service, that allows flight schools and universities to skip over the troublesome issues that would come from developing a program of their own from scratch. The King program offers free Training Course Outlines that can be easily approved by an FAA Principal Operations Inspector, followed by more intensive assistance once the first steps are put into action. 

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Philadelphia Man Gets Year in Jail for Lasering Police Helo

Rapid Response from Airborne Assets Allows Efficient Arrest of Operator

A Pennsylvania man has received a sentence of 1 year in prison with 3 years of probation in addition to a $1,000 fine for his use of a laser on a police helicopter flying above. Last December the defendant, Raji Yusuf, a 36-year old already under supervised release, used a "high intensity green laser" to illuminate a police helicopter in flight near Northeast Philadelphia Airport. The cockpit was struck multiple times, temporarily blinding the pilots. After readjusting their vision, they homed in on Yusuf and found him in the parking lot of a mall below. The airborne officers caught him in the flood light from above, and ground responders arrived to arrest him once a

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Basic Med Welcomed In The Dominican Republic

IDAC Responded To A Request From Caribbean Flying Adventures

Our Friend, Jim Parker, reports that one of the number one tourist destinations in the Caribbean, The Dominican Republic, formally announced at Sun n Fun that Basic Med Pilots are welcome. Hector Porcella, the Acting Director General of the Dominican Civil Aviation Authority, responded to a request from Caribbean Flying Adventures for a formal letter welcoming the 66,000 basic med plots in the U.S, but norting that, "Flights of such aircraft in Dominican airspace must abide by the regulations common to all aircraft, aecording to the provisions of the legislation."

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Aero Friedrichsofen Expo Eases COVID Rules

German General Aviation Trade Show Locality Rescinds Pandemic Restrictions

The upcoming Aero Friedrichshafen Aero show has announced that its locale, the German state of Baden-Württemberg, has rescinded its COVID-19 restrictions. The change means that the general aviation exhibition no longer has a list of extra requirements for entry and passage in order to run trade fairs, exhibitions, or public events. Those attending are no longer required to use face masks, demonstrate a negative test prior to entering the exhibition premises, or maintain a minimum distance from persons not in their party.

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Archer Begins Wind Tunnel Testing on Prototype

Maker Aircraft Passes Bench Tests, NVH, Laminar Flow Analysis

Archer's wind tunnel testing of the propulsion systems used on the Maker aircraft have been completed, bringing full production one step closer to fruition. The Maker has plenty of testing to go, with the recent regimen aimed primarily at evaluating a full-scale motor and propeller system for the aircraft's forward pivoting props. The aft propellers were also a target of interest, as well as the interplay of their fixed position relative to the pivoting motors up front. The tests were first conducted off-aircraft, gauging the propeller performance across its operating envelope.

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Classic Aero-TV: Dream of the Boeing 40C - Addison Pemberton’s 26-Year Quest

From 2009 (YouTube Version): Addison Pemberton Revives an 80-Year Old Aviation Legacy

Addison Pemberton is no stranger to rare aviation restorations.  Having learned to fly at the age of 15, Pemberton spent most of his adolescent years surrounded by exceptional antique aircraft including Howards, Travel Airs, Wacos, and Stearmans. It was, however, one particular vintage aircraft that captured his fascination over the years, the Boeing 40.  As a child, Pemberton heard stories of his father’s own adolescent aviation experiences, listening to the Boeing 40s flying over the family’s Iowa farm. Situated underneath the transcont

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NTSB Prelim: Vans Aircraft Inc RV-12IS

The Airplane Was Reported Overdue To The Federal Aviation Administration On February 28, 2022

On February 27, 2022, about 0958 eastern standard time, an experimental, amateur-built Vans RV-12IS, N123RR, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident in Florida Bay, about 20 miles northwest of Big Pine Key, Florida. The sport pilot and passenger have not been located. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. The airplane was reported overdue to the Federal Aviation Administration on February 28, 2022, after the pilot did not report to work. The rudder and right horizontal stabilizer were located by the U.S. Coast Guard on March 4, 2022.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.09.22)

Aero Linx: The Dominican Institute of Civil Aviation

The Dominican Institute of Civil Aviation is in charge of the supervision and control of civil aviation in the Dominican Republic, except for the powers conferred by this law to the JAC, and will be responsible for exercising the functions that are granted by law 491-06, as well as the effective application of the regulations, orders, standards, and rules that are within its competence. The IDAC will be headed by a Director-General and a Deputy Director or Deputy Director-General appointed by the Executive Branch.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.09.22): Aircraft Wake Turbulence Categories

Aircraft Wake Turbulence Categories For the purpose of Wake Turbulence Recategorization (RECAT) Separation Minima, ATC groups aircraft into categories ranging from Category A through Category I, dependent upon the version of RECAT that is applied. Specific category assignments vary and are listed in the RECAT Orders.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.09.22)

"The new concierge service aims to help schools quickly take advantage of our complete ‘zero to hero’ Part 141 approvable solution that includes training programs from Private through Flight Instructor. Brian Hough has tremendous passion and long experience running flight schools and university programs while developing new FAA approved curricula. His team will provide an invaluable service to flight schools that want to expand their business by offering new profitable training solutions.”  Source: King Schools co-owner and CEO Barry Knuttila, describing King Schools concierge service -- which allows flight schools and universities to skip over the troublesome issues that would come from developing a progra

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