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October 03, 2021

NTSB Heads To 737 Dive Site

Board Is Coordinating Recovery of Cargo Jet From Pacific Ocean

The National Transportation Safety Board is sending a team of investigators to the ditching site of a Boeing 737 cargo jet off the Hawaiian island of Oahu to coordinate the recovery of the wreckage from the ocean floor. Rhoades Aviation Inc, dba TransAir Flight 810, a Boeing 737-200 bound for Kahului, Hawaii, on July 2, reported anomalies in both engines and subsequently ditched into Mamala Bay shortly after takeoff from Daniel K. Inouye International Airport, Honolulu, Hawaii. The two pilots escaped from the wreckage and were rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard and the Honolulu Airport Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting Unit.

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Kent Pietsch To Be Inducted Into The ICAS Foundation Air Show Hall Of Fame

Pietsch Is A Past Recipient Of The Prestigious Art Scholl Memorial Showmanship Award

In acknowledgment of his 45+ years as an air show performer in his iconic Interstate Cadet, his unique truck-top landings, his entertaining and one-of-a-kind comedy act, his contributions to the pure entertainment of the air show industry, and his ingenuity and creativity connecting with audiences across North America, Kent Pietsch will be inducted into the ICAS Foundation Air Show Hall of Fame at the 2021 ICAS Convention. A past recipient of the prestigious Art Scholl Memorial Showmanship Award, Pietsch has a well-deserved reputation as one of the world’s most entertaining air show performers. His long-running national sponsorship has helped set the standar

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Navy Continues Block III Super Hornet Testing, Accepts First New Production Jet

The Block III Super Hornet Brings Several New Capabilities To The Fleet

The first of 78 new Super Hornets built by Boeing was ferried to Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23 at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, for continued developmental testing. The next few Block III jets to leave the production line will head to VX-9, at Naval Air Weapons Station (NAWS) China Lake, California, to start training for operational testing, during which the aircraft will undergo evaluation in scenarios that mimic operational missions. Since accepting delivery of Block III test jets last summer, VX-23 and VX-31, at NAWS China Lake, have put the latest configuration of the multi-mission strike fighter through its paces.

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New York Air Guard's Skibirds Complete 2021 Greenland Ops

Greenland Ops Are Critical For Providing Aircrews With Experience In Polar Regions

The New York Air National Guard’s 109th Airlift Wing has wrapped up its annual support to the National Science Foundation in Greenland as Airmen and LC-130 “Skibirds” returned to Stratton Air National Guard Base Sept. 22. The unit supplied 1.3 million pounds of cargo, 32,000 gallons of fuel and delivered 910 passengers. The Airmen flew a total of 678 hours. The wing conducted an extended season, starting in March and running through September, providing support to National Science Foundation research sites on the ice cap in Greenland.

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Klyde Morris (10.01.21)

Klyde Really Wonders WHO Gives The TSA These Ideas...


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Classic Aero-TV: Bright-Shiny-Airworthy!--Steve Cole's Hummel UltraCruiser

Some Of the Prettiest Sights Of Oshkosh Were Also Very Affordable

At EAA AirVenture 2015, there are lots of airplanes to look at, but this one is a real eye catcher. It’s a small single-place airplane, it qualifies as an ultralight, and is so shiny you need dark glasses just to look at it in the sunlight. ANN’s News Editor, Tom Patton, had a sit-down and chat with, Steve Cole, who is the builder and owner of this Hummel UltraCruiser which took the Grand Champion Ultralight trophy this year at Oshkosh. It’s a plans-built airplane that Cole completed with unbelievable attention to detail. The all-aluminum airframe is shiny beyond belief

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Vertical Aerospace Releases Details On Marubeni’s Pre-Order Option

Signs MoU To Jointly Explore eVTOL Aircraft in Japan

Vertical Aerospace released details on the Vertical and Marubeni Corporation’s agreement to explore sustainable, emissions free Advanced Aerial Mobility travel solutions in the Japanese market with focus on Vertical’s flagship electric aircraft. Marubeni has also agreed a conditional pre-order option of up to 200 of Vertical’s aircraft. Vertical and Marubeni will start the evaluation process  for eVTOL aircraft operations in Japan. The companies believe that Japan has great potential when it comes to the commercialization of the AAM market. 

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NTSB Prelim: Cessna 320E

Activated The Electric Boost Pump Which Restored Power For A Brief Time, But Then The Engine Again Lost Power

On August 28, 2021, about 1934 central daylight time, a Cessna 320E airplane, N222L, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Windthorst, Texas. The pilot sustained minor injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. According to the pilot, he had recently acquired the airplane and was on the flight back to his home airport. He departed the Cox Field Airport (PRX), near Paris, Texas and flew to the Sherman Municipal Airport (SWI), Sherman, Texas, a distance of about 57 nm, where he filled all 6 fuel tanks. After fueling the airplane, he departed SWI with an

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AD: Airbus Helicopters

AD 2021-19-09 Prompted By The Development Of A Modification (MOD) Procedure By Airbus Helicopters

The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2020-24-03, which applied to certain Airbus Helicopters Model AS350B, AS350BA, AS350B1, AS350B2, AS350D, AS355E, AS355F, AS355F1, and AS355F2 helicopters. AD 2020-24-03 required testing the UP/DOWN switches of a certain part-numbered DUNLOP cyclic stick grip, installing a placard, and revising the existing Rotorcraft Flight Manual (RFM) for your helicopter, or removing the DUNLOP cyclic stick grip. This AD retains some requirements of AD 2020-24-03 and also requires incorporating a new modification, and removing the placard and the RFM amendment installed previously as required by AD 2020-24-03. The

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AD: DG Flugzeugbau GmbH Gliders

AD 2021-18-14 Requires Inspecting The Polyurethane (PU) Fuel Hoses

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all DG Flugzeugbau GmbH Models DG-808C and DG-1000T gliders. This AD was prompted by mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI identifies the unsafe condition as damaged fuel hoses due to environmental and fatigue deterioration. This AD requires inspecting the polyurethane (PU) fuel hoses, replacing the PU fuel hoses if there is damage, and establishing a life limit for the PU fuel hoses. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. This AD is effect

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.03.21)

Aero Linx: The Air Charity Network  Air Charity Network is comprised of network member organizations who cover specific geographical service areas and coordinate volunteer pilot flights in the continental United States as well as Alaska and Hawaii. The Air Charity Network is a collaborative organization. Each member of the network holds a seat on the Air Charity Network Board and the officer positions currently rotate annually among the member organizations. Each individual member member of the network has its own full-time staff and autonomous Board of Directors. While most policies and procedures are commonly shared by each of the members, there are a few unique qualities w

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.03.21): North Mark

North Mark A beacon data block sent by the host computer to be displayed by the ARTS on a 360 degree bearing at a locally selected radar azimuth and distance. The North Mark is used to ensure correct range/azimuth orientation during periods of CENRAP.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (10.03.21)

“Going up in March was beneficial to get the initial put in of Raven Camp. This allowed us to keep a cadre of instructors and evaluators current to then provide instruction for the following on flight period." Source: Maj. Jacob Papp, 109th AW chief of Arctic operations, explaining aspects of the New York Air National Guard’s 109th Airlift Wing recent wrap-up of its annual support to the National Science Foundation in Greenland as Airmen as their LC-130 “Skibirds” returned to Stratton Air National Guard Base Sept. 22.

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