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July 28, 2023

Airborne 07.28.23: EXTRA 330 SX, Velocity 6 VTwin, ScaleBirds P-36

 Also: King Schools, Parade of Aero-Nations, C5 Galaxy, SnF2024!, Jack Pelton #5

 
 
Extra Aircraft’s pursuit of the ultimate aerobatic mount appears to have reached a new plateau… the 330 SX is a new breed of aerobat with aggressive tweaks to make it a future leader in world aerobatic competition. It looks good, it sounds great and it can carry up to six people with twin-engine redundancy… is this the best Velocity yet? Great performance, solid economy and room for the family… what’s not to like. A unique replica of an aircraft that has not gotten a lot of attention. The Verner radial powered P-36 is starting to shape up, while kit production is around the corner. John, Martha and Barry have had a lot to

2023 EAA Young Eagles Leadership Award Winner Named

Winner to be Honored at AirVenture

Phillips 66 Aviation has named Tom Meadows, a member in good standing of EAA Chapter 1073 in Truckee, California, the winner of 2023’s Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Young Eagles Leadership Award. Presented yearly during the EAA’s annual AirVenture event in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, the Young Eagles Leadership Award recognizes exceptional Young Eagles volunteers who’ve resolutely supported aviation’s future by exceeding the expectations of their fellow EAA members and the Association’s leadership.

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PAL-V Flying Car Nears Certification

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s a …

PAL-V is a Dutch aerospace concern about the business of developing a commercial flying car. The PAL-V moniker is an acronym denoting Personal Air and Land Vehicle. Dubbed Liberty, the machine PAL-V aspires to bring to market is a compact, two-seat affair contemporaneously suited to powered flight and travel on public roads.

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Beech 18s Descend on AirVenture

A Love Letter from an Old Friend

There was a time when some pilots earned their way up the ladder of hours by hauling checks and other assorted cargo through the dark of night. For the most part his was done in loud nasty looking aircraft who were at the end of their useful years. Whether these operations were called “haulin’ the midnight mail” or “freight dogging” they were conducted pretty much in all weather. The pilots would pound their way through the early darkness of dusk, land at the major cargo hub, conk out in the crew lounge for a few hours of sleep and then scurry back to their aircraft and fly until dawn. 

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Extra Accepts First Order for New 330SX Model

Bettering the Best

Established in 1980 by German aerobatic pilot Walter Extra as a means by which to design and develop his own airplanes, EXTRA Aircraft—EXTRA Flugzeugbau in its founder’s native tongue—has evolved into one of the world’s premier makers of aerobatic aircraft. On 26 July 2023, Extra Aircraft executive Marcus Extra announced his company had received the first order for its new 330SX aerobatic airplane.

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OSH23 Morning Brief: Day Five -- What A Week!, SnF24, Scalebirds, Extra 330 SX

The Final Day Of Morning Brief Goodness!

Join us for our latest Oshkosh 2023 Morning Brief, live from Wittman Field! We'll have news from the day before, a little weather report, live interviews, and a look ahead and the day's events to come! What a week! And, of course, it ain’t over. Not by a long shot... with a lot of warbird action scheduled for today and a MASSIVE night airshow on tap for Saturday... there is plenty of aviation goodness to be had for the next few remaining days.

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Embry-Riddle Selects Diamond DA42-VI for Fleet Renewal

Jet-Fuel-Burning Non-Jet

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will renew the multi-engine training fleet of its Daytona Beach, Florida campus with one-dozen Diamond’s DA42-VI aircraft. Slated for 2024 deliveries, the Embry-Riddle’s new DA42-VI are powered, notably, by Austro Engine’s jet-fuel piston powerplants. Dr. Ken Byrnes, Embry-Riddle assistant dean and Flight chair of Aeronautical Science, stated: "We are excited to extend our long-term use of Diamond DA42 Aircraft.”

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New I Hart Flying Foundation Initiatives Announced

The HAND that Feeds

As flight-training resources grow increasingly strained and sparse, I Hart Flying Foundation (IHFF) continues their mission to aid women of all ages in flight. Not only is the nonprofit focused on flight training scholarships for women, their new multi-year campaign, Hart Aviation Nation Delivers—HAND., for short—is already delivering on its promises.

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Airshare Orders 20 Challenger 3500 Aircraft

Chief Among Kansas City Charter Concerns

Bombardier, the Canadian company that set out to build snowmobiles in 1934 and today presides over a $25-billion Aerospace empire, announced that it has entered into an agreement with Lenexa, Kansas-based private aviation concern Airshare, by which the latter will acquire twenty Challenger 3500 super-midsize business jets. The agreement doubles the size of Airshare’s Challenger fleet, with which the company supports its on-demand charter operations and fractional-ownership program.

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French LSA Elixir Celebrates Mondo order with Sierra Charlie Aviation

100 Brand-New 2-Seater LSA’s Bound for Scottsdale, Arizona

France’s fresh addition to the Light Sport market has gotten itself a ticket to the wild west, with a pre-order of up to 100 aircraft - 50 firm, 50 optional -  to Scottsdale’s Sierra Charlie Aviation. The deal expands the borders of the current gamut of Elixir operators, bringing the firm a bit of international prestige - with a good chance to stress test the Elixir design in the inferno of an Arizona summer. Going with the sale, Sierra Charlie will cement itself as Elixir’s west coast distributor and support contact for operators stateside. 

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Electric Power Systems Battery to Power Elfly’s Seaplane

Smoke on the Water

Electric Power Systems (EPS), a provider of electrical energy storage solutions, has been selected as the battery provider for Elfly’s highly anticipated all-electric seaplane. The companies announced their partnership at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2023, in which both companies are participating. Under the terms of the partnership agreement, EPS will deliver its EPiC battery line for the initial demonstration to incorporate upgradable energy solutions.

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PHX Ground Stop Attributed to ATC Communication Failure

Over 250 Flights Delayed

A temporary ground-stop issued by the Federal Aviation Administration occasioned the delay or cancellation of more than 250 flights operating to/from Phoenix’s Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX). Issued at approximately 12:30 MDT on Monday, 24 July and lifted one-hour later, the ground-stop affected primarily the operations of the airport’s two largest carriers—American Airlines and Southwest Airlines.

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Airborne 07.19.23: Cicaré 8 Heli, Kodiak-100/Hartzell 5, Beech Denali

Also: Hartzell Everywhere, Second Gulfstream G800, UAL-Pilots Agreement, Pilot Retirement Age

Cicaré USA’s Cicaré 8 helicopter has achieved certification under the LTF-ULH regulations for ultralight helicopters (under 1320-pounds maximum take-off weight). The helicopter is the first to be certified under the new weight class. Daher has delivered a unique Kodiak-100 to the North Carolina Forest Service’s Aviation Division (NCFSAD). By taking delivery of the high-wing, single-turboprop-engine utility airplane, the NCFSAD earned the distinction of being the world’s first operator of a Kodiak-100 equipped with a composite five-blad

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Airborne Affordable Flyers 07.20.23: MOSAIC!!!, TX Stallion, Dynon D30

Also: Cicaré 8, Bushliner 1850, Hummingbird Heli, OSHKOSH Pressers

Long, long overdue, the FAA is about to publish the NPRM outlining what they envision for MOSAIC. MOSAIC—an acronym denoting Modernization of Special Airworthiness Certificates—proposes to “enable enhancements in safety and performance and increase privileges under a number of sport-pilot and light-sport aircraft rules.” Ostensible enhancements under the rule include: increasing suitability for flight training, limited aerial work, and personal travel. Hoping to take advantage of the tenets of what may come about due to MOSAIC, Texas Aircraft Manufacturing has pa

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Airborne 07.19.23: Cicaré 8 Heli, Kodiak-100/Hartzell 5, Beech Denali

Also: Hartzell Everywhere, Second Gulfstream G800, UAL-Pilots Agreement, Pilot Retirement Age

Cicaré USA’s Cicaré 8 helicopter has achieved certification under the LTF-ULH regulations for ultralight helicopters (under 1320-pounds maximum take-off weight). The helicopter is the first to be certified under the new weight class. Daher has delivered a unique Kodiak-100 to the North Carolina Forest Service’s Aviation Division (NCFSAD). By taking delivery of the high-wing, single-turboprop-engine utility airplane, the NCFSAD earned the distinction of being the world’s first operator of a Kodiak-100 equipped with a composite five-blad

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Airborne Affordable Flyers 07.20.23: MOSAIC!!!, TX Stallion, Dynon D30

Also: Cicaré 8, Bushliner 1850, Hummingbird Heli, OSHKOSH Pressers

Long, long overdue, the FAA is about to publish the NPRM outlining what they envision for MOSAIC. MOSAIC—an acronym denoting Modernization of Special Airworthiness Certificates—proposes to “enable enhancements in safety and performance and increase privileges under a number of sport-pilot and light-sport aircraft rules.” Ostensible enhancements under the rule include: increasing suitability for flight training, limited aerial work, and personal travel. Hoping to take advantage of the tenets of what may come about due to MOSAIC, Texas Aircraft Manufacturing has pa

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.28.23)

Aero Linx: American Navion Society Welcome to the American Navion Society. Your society is here to support the Navion community. We are your source of technical and operating information and social activities for the Navion in all its variants: canopy, L-17, Rangemaster, D-16 and Camair twins. Whether you are an owner, potential owner, enthusiast or just want explore this marvelous aircraft, please browse our site. Our forum is open for anyone to join the discussions. We encourage all owners to join the Society but with or without a Navion everyone is eligible.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.28.23): Execute Missed Approach

Execute Missed Approach Instructions issued to a pilot making an instrument approach which means continue inbound to the missed approach point and execute the missed approach procedure as described on the Instrument Approach Procedure Chart or as previously assigned by ATC. The pilot may climb immediately to the altitude specified in the missed approach procedure upon making a missed approach. No turns should be initiated prior to reaching the missed approach point. When conducting an ASR or PAR approach, execute the assigned missed approach procedure immediately upon receiving instructions to “execute missed approach.”

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.28.23)

“Hands Lift, Harts Propel, a Nation Delivers. There’s incredible meaning and impact in this newly themed scholarship launch. It takes extra hands to help lift more women and youth in STEM and aviation. Our hearts give us life, and the ability to propel, yet also to aid one another in time of need. Our Hart Nation is united and continually delivers...” 

Source: Rachelle Spector, founder of the I Hart Flying Foundation, discusses  Read More




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