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June 16, 2024

AirVenture Schedule Published

Air Shows Run The Whole Week With Warbirds, Demonstrators, and Rarities Galore

This year's schedule for AirVenture has been unveiled, with every day of the expo filled with a variety of performances, aircraft, and demonstrations unseen anywhere else. AirVenture will enter its 71st year from July 22nd to the 28th, at its longtime home at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Old warbirds and high-strung racers can be finicky little monsters, and it's not all too rare for surprise maintenance to crop up the day before a demo. But for most planning purposes, the schedule below is what you'll get.

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FAA Updates Health Guide, Changing Mental, Heart, and Eye Guidance

Handful of Conditions to See Different Treatment Going Forward

The Federal Aviation Administration released a substantial update to their Guide for Aviation Medical Examiners, shaking things up with a whole host of new industry consensus and refreshed policy regarding some common health conditions. Things aren't exactly easy street across the board, since AME's will still have to follow some very specific criteria for congestive heart failure and a handful of mental health issues, but it's a great improvement to the previous system.

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'CLIMBING. FAST.' Campaign Builds Speed

Congressional Caucus Quickly Finds Fans in Business Aviation Community

A dozen international Av-Biz stakeholders have responded to the establishment of the Congressional Sustainable Aviation Caucus, extending an olive branch on behalf of the "CLIMBING. FAST." initiative. “The organizations supporting the CLIMBING. FAST. advocacy initiative applaud Reps. Sharice Davids (D-03-Kan.) and Dusty Johnson (R-At-Large-SD) for their leadership in taking the important step to form the Congressional Sustainable Aviation Caucus, supporting business aviation’s path to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050."

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Volato Chooses SmartSky for Internet Provisions

Future Operations to Sport End-to-End Internet Connectivity Throughout the Trip

Volato has opted to go with SmartSky for its future inflight connectivity needs, selecting the SmartSky LITE system for its internet basis on a pair of aircraft to start. This round yields the point to SmartSky, netting them some added cachet as the purveyors to the largest HondaJet fleet around. “After evaluating the available options for Wi-Fi for our fleet, SmartSky demonstrated the capability to deliver the high-quality connected experience our customers expect,” said Mike Prachar, Chief Operating Officer of Volato. 

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Surf Air Establishes Foothold in Brazil

Charter Operator Promises to Convert 4 of its Grand Caravans to Surf's Electric Propulsion

Surf Air Mobility inked a memorandum of understanding with a Brazilian Caravan operator to convert 4 of their aircraft into electric aircraft. Surf Air has been pretty busy finding business south of the equator, where the Cessna Caravan and Grand Caravan often form the backbone of outlying settlements' air transit. Asta Linhas Aéreas plies the usual Caravan trade in Brazil, focusing on tourism, corporate, cargo, and charter services with the robustly capable aircraft. They intend to send 4 of their Grand Caravans up to Surf Air Mobility for the modification once it's certified.  

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Klyde Morris (06.14.24)

Klyde Notes The Amazing Influence Some Things Have On Aviation Maintenance


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Classic Aero-TV: Raising Horizons--Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals

From 2011 (YouTube Version): An Enlightening Discussion About Color In Aviation

In the exhibit hall of the Women In Aviation Convention, aviators of all types walked the floors... talking, sharing, and enjoying the distinction of being among an elite group of people -- AVIATORS. And no matter their sex, color, origin or preferences; it was a place where the true spirit of aviation was alive and well. ANN's Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, had the opportunity to engage in a number of fascinating dialogues with a number of exceptional f

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NTSB Prelim: Schweizer Aircraft Corp G164B

Shortly After Takeoff On Runway 34, The Airplane Struck A Hopper Trailer That Was Parked At And Oriented Parallel To The Departure End Of Runway

On May 28, 2024, about 1346 Pacific daylight time, a turbine-powered, Schweizer Aircraft Corp G-164B airplane, N3629Y, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Richvale, California. The pilot was fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 aerial application flight. According to the operator, the airplane departed with 80 gallons of Jet-A turbine fuel onboard, and 345 gallons of agricultural material in the airplane’s hopper. The pilot was departing the Richvale Airport (07CL), Richvale, scheduled to spray over multiple

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.16.24)

Aero Linx: Warhawk Museum We are thrilled to announce that we have broken ground on our new maintenance hangar – the first phase of our expansion plan! The expected completion date for the hangar is summer 2024. Once the first phase is complete, the second phase renovating the current maintenance hangar into a state-of-the-art Global War on Terror wing will begin. This will usher in a new era honoring our GWOT veterans. The projected opening date for the expansion is the summer 2025.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.16.24): Air Carrier District Office

Air Carrier District Office An FAA field office serving an assigned geographical area, staffed with Flight Standards personnel serving the aviation industry and the general public on matters related to the certification and operation of scheduled air carriers and other large aircraft operations.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (06..24)16

“Despite being one of the toughest industries to decarbonize, business aviation is pushing ahead, expanding access to sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and integrating technologies that improve the fuel efficiency of aircraft to reduce emissions. At the same time, enhanced policymaker awareness and support is key. This new Caucus provides an opportunity for additional policymaker engagement, and we look forward to working with the members of the Caucus to continue our industry’s momentum.” Source: From a statement made on behalf of the dozen international Av-Biz stakeholders who have responded to the establishment of

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