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October 02, 2021

Night Authorization Available for Part 107 Drone Pilots

'Provides A Permanent Solution For Part 107 Drone Pilots To Operate In Controlled Airspace At Night'

The capabilities of licensed drone operators are taking another leap forward with the news that the FAA is allowing for night operations via the LAANC authorization process... which continues to mature. Drone pilots with current Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificates may now obtain near real-time authorizations to fly at night through FAA-approved providers of Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) services. LAANC is an automated system for drone pilots requesting to fly below 400 feet in controlled airspace often found around airports. Drone pilots need FAA approval prior to flying in controlled airspace.

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Sealand, RED Aircraft Anticipate First Flight

Timescale To Determine If Test Flight Will Be On Floats Or Wheels

Sealand Aviation of Campbell River, BC, anticipates the first flight of their modified DHC-2 Beaver. One of their De Havilland Beavers has been outfitted with the RED A03 engine developed by RED Aircraft in Germany. The RED A03 is now undergoing checks and calibration and has already been fixed to the airframe. The next steps include the aircraft undergoing further maintenance such as custom-made cowling and the installation of the Full Authority Digital Engine Control.

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Boeing’s Chinook Celebrates 60 Years of Flight

Continued Development Shows Promise For 40 More Years

Boeing and Chinook operators celebrate 60 years of Chinook flight as the company builds a new generation of the renowned rotorcraft. September 21, 1961 marked the day the first flight of the aircraft took off from Philadelphia. Since then, Boeing has continued operations for development and improvement of this aircraft at this location. The Chinooks have a rich history, serving as a backbone for combat, logistics and humanitarian missions for the Army, Special Operations Forces and 19 international operators. Continued development shows promise for the Chinooks to stay in service at least 40 more years.

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Classic Aero-TV: Kyle Franklin -- Acro Flying With Showmanship

From 2014: One Of the Airshow Industry's Most Creative Performers Talks Shop With ANN

While at EAA AirVenture 2014, ANN News Editor Tom Patton caught up with Kyle Franklin at the Concorde Battery display booth. Patton has been checking up on the health of the airshow industry and he asked Franklin to give his views. Franklin indicated that, in his opinion, the industry is coming back from the doldrums it was in last year. Franklin ranks as one of the most popular performers because of the type of routines he performs and the airplane

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New Software Eliminates Taxi Delays

Improved Traffic Management Saves Time, Fuel for Operators

The FAA has announced its new traffic control software aimed at minimizing ground delays in airports across the country. The system is only one component of the upcoming Terminal Flight Data Manager Program, but expected to roll out independently in test locations in the near future. Using this software, an aircraft will be able to arrive with minimal delay, land, taxi directly to a gate, and push back for takeoff, all without lengthy waiting times on the taxiway. 

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NTSB Prelim: Bulfer James G Genesis

Airplane Was On The Base Leg Of The Traffic Pattern When The Engine Lost Power

On September 6, 2021, about 1100 central daylight time, a SlipStream Genesis light sport airplane, N105BJ, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Fairmont, Minnesota. The pilot and passenger were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. The pilot stated that he originally built this airplane and has been the only owner. On the accident flight, the airplane was on the base leg of the traffic pattern when the engine lost power. He was unable to maintain altitude and descended into trees. The airplane came to rest in the trees about 30 ft high.

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AD: RUAG Aerospace Services GmbH

AD 2021-19-06 Requires Inspecting Certain Carbon Brake Assemblies And Corrective Actions If Necessary

The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2007-02-13, which applied to certain Dornier Luftfahrt GmbH (type certificate currently held by RUAG Aerospace Services GmbH) Model Dornier 228-212 airplanes.  AD 2007-02-13 required inspecting the landing gear carbon brake assembly. This AD requires inspecting certain carbon brake assemblies and corrective actions if necessary. This AD was prompted by mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI identifies the unsafe condition as loose bolts and nuts on th

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AD: Hélicoptères Guimbal Helicopters

AD 2021-19-07 Requires Replacing An Affected MR Non-Rotating Scissor Link With A Serviceable Part

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Hélicoptères Guimbal Model CABRI G2 helicopters. This AD was prompted by a report that, during scheduled maintenance on two helicopters, cracks were found on a certain main rotor (MR) non-rotating scissor link. This AD requires replacing an affected MR non-rotating scissor link with a serviceable part. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. This AD is effective November 4, 2021. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of a certain document listed in this AD as of November 4, 2021.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.02.21)

Aero Linx: Centennial of Flight Commission On Dec. 17, 1903, at 10:35 a.m., two brothers driven by tenacity, creativity and courage completed the world's first successful powered, heavier-than-air flight at Kill Devil Hills, N.C. for a 12-second, 120-foot journey. A new industry was born and a new way of life followed closely behind. The Wright brothers accomplished what people had only imagined since the beginning of time. The national "Centennial of Flight: Born of Dreams - Inspired by Freedom" celebration commemorates this achievement and 100 years of aviation history.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.02.21): Obstacle Departure Procedure (ODP)

Obstacle Departure Procedure (ODP) A preplanned instrument flight rule (IFR) departure procedure printed for pilot use in textual or graphic form to provide obstruction clearance via the least onerous route from the terminal area to the appropriate en route structure. ODPs are recommended for obstruction clearance and may be flown without ATC clearance unless an alternate departure procedure (SID or radar vector) has been specifically assigned by ATC.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (10.02.21)

“The mighty Chinook continues to be the most advanced, affordable and battle-tested heavy-lift helicopter in the world. This aircraft is positioned to fly for at least 100 years, and that’s a testament to the enduring partnership of Boeing, its industry partners and Chinook users across the globe.” Source: Andy Builta, Boeing vice president and H-47 program manager, celebrating the  60th year of Chinook flight as the company builds a new generation of the renowned rotorcraft. September 21, 1961 marked the day the first flight of the aircraft took off from Philadelphia. Since then, Boeing has continued operations for development and improvement of this aircraft at this location.

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