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November 21, 2023

Airborne 11.21.23: D-Day Squadron Returns!, EAA Hall of Fame, Republic Hire$

 Also: Canadian Airport Bucks, Mojave UAV, Drone Express, RTX 1-Megawatt Motor

 
 
The Commemorative Air Force has announced a redux of its popular 2019 tour for 2024, which will bring the Douglas C-47 and DC-3 around the country to make the 75th anniversary of the Berlin Airlift. The logistical troubles that accompany a wagon train of vintage air-cooled, radial engined multis will likely result in a small number of varied aircraft throughout the actual tour, but they’ll be on-brand for the D-Day Squadron. This year's new batch of EAA pioneers has been added to the Halls of Fame, with a handful representing each category served by the EAA. Republic Airways announced a new program for experienced aviators hopping aboard in the coming

D-Day Squadron Rides Again in 2024

Convoy of Skytrains will Make the Rounds to Remind the World of Sacrifices Rendered

The Commemorative Air Force has announced a redux of its popular 2019 tour for 2024, which will bring the Douglas C-47 and DC-3 around the country to make the 75th anniversary of the Berlin Airlift. The logistical troubles that accompany a wagon train of vintage air-cooled, radial engined multis will likely result in a small number of varied aircraft throughout the actual tour, but they’ll be on-brand for the D-Day Squadron.

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Republic Airways Enters Hiring Fray with $100k Bonuses

“Direct-Entry Captains” Remain Hot Commodity

Republic Airways announced a new program for experienced aviations hopping aboard in the coming months, with $100,000 in sign-on bonuses on offer. Like usual, the bonuses primarily aim to entice pilots who already have command time in a Part 121 or 135 operation, with the requisite experience to walk right on to the left seat. Republic, just like the rest of the regional airline field, has seen plenty of its captain base enticed away by larger carriers in recent years.

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General Atomics Launches Mojave UAV From HMS Prince of Wales

Continued STOL Development Hones GA-ASI Portfolio for Naval Service

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems shook out its short takeoff and landing system for the Mojave UAS in conjunction with the Royal Navy's HMS Prince of Wales. The demo took place on November 15, 2023, as the Prince of Wales was underway off the East Coast of the US, allowing GA-ASI a fairly low-risk test environment. The aircraft was controlled by aircrew aboard the ship, who put it through its paces in the same sorts of pattern work a student pilot would run through.

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EAA Sees $1.5M Grant for Youth Education

AeroEducate, Education Center to See Improvements thanks to Adam R. Scripps Foundation

Adolescent education in the EAA's Minnesota stomping ground is due for an improvement thanks to a $1.5 million grant from the Adam R. Scripps foundation. The Association said that it intends to devote the funding to its local EAA Education Center, with outreach for those outside the local area via their online AeroEducate program.

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Canadian Initiative Funds Regional Airports in Air Safety Push

Airports to See Reinforced Fencing, Runway Cleaning to Weather the Elements

The Canadian government is investing half a million into the aeronautical ecosystem in Norther Ontario, enhancing safety with improvements to grounds and equipment. The funding will be issued under Transport Canada's Airports Capital Assistance Program, issuing $382,500 to the Moosonee Airport and $163,625 to the Greater Sudbury Airport. Moosonee will put their money towards a new grader, which will prove exceedingly useful while they control snow and ice buildup along movement areas during the harsh winter months.

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Universal Hydrogen Embarks on Partnership with JAL

H2 Fueling Study In the Cards for Japanese Airlines

Japan Air Lines and JAL Engineering Company announced a partnership to “study green hydrogen supply and logistics solutions” for their domestic air carrier market. “JAL and JALEC have completed one of the most rigorous evaluation processes we’ve seen to date to determine its sustainability partners and Universal Hydrogen is honored to be amongst those selected,” said Rod Williams, Chief Commercial Officer of Universal Hydrogen.

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EDMO Distributors Added as GFC Autopilot Dealer in Australia

All-in-One Installation Solution Simplifies GFC500/600 Purchase

EDMO Distributors, Incorporated have been named the new exclusive distributors of Aviation Design and Supply’s Australian contact for the Garmin GFC Autopilot Hardware Kit. The kits offer customers a “meticulously organized, airframe-specific autopilot hardware kit, carefully crafted to save valuable labor hours hunting for the "best source" hardware detailed in the Garmin autopilot installation manuals and addendums.”

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Classic Aero-TV: Simply Extraordinary – The Wright B Flyer Program

From 2018 (YouTube Version): Wright 'B' Flyer Organization Is Preserving Aviation History

Wright "B" Flyer Inc. is an all-volunteer, membership-based, not-for-profit corporation located on the Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport near Dayton, Ohio. They fly one Model B look-alike during the summer months, curate a hangar that doubles as a museum. The flying airplane, No. 001, is available for fly-overs and static displays at public and private events. Honorary Aviator Members, who pay the $100 membership fee, are eligible for a free orientation flight at the facility in Dayton. Experience the thrill of pio

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NTSB Final Report: Dehavilland Tiger Moth DH 82A

Pilot Noted The Windsock Nearest The Airplane Indicated A Tailwind, But The Other Windsocks Farther Down The Runway Indicated A Headwind Or Crosswind

Analysis: The pilot and pilot-rated-passenger intended to complete a personal cross-country flight with variable wind about 6 knots at the departure airport. The pilot noted the windsock nearest the airplane indicated a tailwind, but the other windsocks farther down the runway indicated a headwind or crosswind. During takeoff, the airplane became airborne faster than expected and climbed well, so the pilot made an early right turn over airport hangars.

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Classic Aero-TV: The Lancair Barracuda - Building On Their Legacy

From 2018 (YouTube Version): Two Seats, 200 Knot Cruise, Starting At $200K

The latest innovation from Lancair is a new 2-seat “little brother” to the groundbreaking Mako — the Barracuda. Establishing a new standard for value, Barracuda offers high performance, operational economy and Lancair’s trademark aerodynamic style in a cost-effective package. Barracuda’s design is similar to the classic Lancair Legacy. It incorporates numerous airframe improvements, notably a new 1-piece wing with greater span. The new wing makes aircraft handling more docile and significantly reduces build time. The innovative ‘auto-retr

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.21.23)

Aero Linx: Stearman Restorers Association The Stearman Restorers Association is an independent “Not for Profit” 501C-3 Corporation dedicated to the preservation, restoration, and safe flying of Stearman Aircraft through the education of both members and the public. We are passionate about all models of Stearman biplanes. The SRA has over 1500 members in 25 countries.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.21.23): VFR-On-Top

VFR-On-Top ATC authorization for an IFR aircraft to operate in VFR conditions at any appropriate VFR altitude (as specified in 14 CFR and as restricted by ATC). A pilot receiving this authorization must comply with the VFR visibility, distance from cloud criteria, and the minimum IFR altitudes specified in 14 CFR Part 91. The use of this term does not relieve controllers of their responsibility to separate aircraft in Class B and Class C airspace or TRSAs as required by FAA Order JO 7110.65. 

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (11.21.23)

“We’re excited to join the D-Day Squadron to commemorate the 80th anniversary of Operation Overlord. As a U.S. Naval aircraft, Ready 4 Duty and her crew are honored to represent the contributions of the U.S. Navy at this historic event. This will be our first flight mission with the squadron. A great salute to the Greatest Generation who came before us.”   Source: Chris Volpe, Wing Leader of the Dallas/ Fort Worth Wing of the Commemorative Air Force. discussing the upcoming 80th Anniversary and the flight of the D-Day Squadron.

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