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March 18, 2024

Southwest Airlines Joins Seaglider Project

"Nonstop to Net Zero" Strategy Finds New Project

Southwest Airlines is joining an initiative to bring the Regent Seaglider to the Hawai'ian travel market. The novel hybrid aircraft/watercraft isn't exactly a totally brand-new idea in theory, but making one a profitable passenger carrier is. Southwest, reeling from a lack of Boeing deliveries, an expensive new contract with pilots, and a downsized flight schedule may be looking to garner some good press at a nice low cost. As such, they hopped along with the Hawai'i Seaglider Initiative, a consortium of local, government, and private sector folks in the island state that believe the Seaglider is key to rejuvenating point-to-point transport.

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Kings Remark on 50 Years of Aerospace Education

Everyone's Remote Instructors John and Martha Look Back on a Lifetime of Teaching

To commemorate a full five decades since starting off their remote learning aviation empire, John and Martha King were commemorated with some special events by the King Schools family. A "year of celebration" will be the order of the day throughout 2024, with events, appearances, and speeches accompanied by special deals and updates. Today's CEO assures followers and friends that the Kings aren't retiring any time soon, with plenty more to do. “2024 marks 50 years since John and Martha began what has turned into a lifelong passion and an exceedingly successful business,” Barry Knuttila, King Schools CEO, said.

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No More Leniency for Remote ID Violators

FAA Ends 'Discretionary Enforcement Policy' Regarding Broadcast Identification

The FAA is now playing for keeps against those who operate UAVs without proper, compliant broadcasting equipment as outlined under the Remote ID rule. That was put on the books in the fall of 2023, soft shoed to an extent by a regulator that could see just how unprepared the industry stood at the time. Despite their efforts, the drone industry at large sat unprepared, with an under-educated pilot base in regards to exactly what was needed to 'fly legal'. They granted some wiggle room, establishing a final date of March 16th of 2024 as a suitable endpoint to their magnamity. After the 16th, the FAA feels there really isn't much excuse to remain out of complianc

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AEA Rings in Week With Member/Associate of the Year

Bruce Grammon and Mid-Continent Avionics Snag Popular Vote

The annual Aircraft Electronics Association International Convention & Trade Show will open with recognition for its member of the year, commemorating Bruce Grammon. In conjunction with Grammon's snag of the lion's share of the votes, corporate member Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics got its own recognition as the AEA Associate Member of the Year. Bruce Grammon joined the same in 1990, working his way up as an avionics lab technician, lab manager, right on up to his current post as senior field service engineer. He first came through the AEA's doors 3 years after joining the industry, and now stands as one of the old salts with experience at events around the world. 

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Kansas State University to Hold Event

Clubs Will Hold a Show & Tell to Boost Funds for Future Activities, Competition

A handful of student clubs and teams will hold a little shindig of their own during their school's open campus day at Kansas State University Salina, next April 6th. The "Flight Fest" will be put on by the Flight Team and Women's Air Race Team, featuring a WINGS seminar about Controlled Flight into Terrain, on the K-State Ramp of Salina Regional Airport. After the course, the event will take everyone along on a tour of the schools aeronautics program, followed by children's activities and a pancake breakfast. That last part is where they'll angle for donations to support the clubs, which are undoubtedly an expensive affair like all aviation seems to be. <

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Classic Aero-TV: Viking Engines and the Redefining of the Piston Aircraft Engine

From 2022 (YouTube Version): Fngine Company Challenges Convention—and Wins

Viking Aircraft Engines, the Edgewater, Florida-based manufacturer of piston aircraft engines, has fashioned a seemingly humble business-model into a genuine, and genuinely American success story. Viking’s praxis is simple. The company buys new and gently-used, late-model Honda automotive engines, and converts them to aircraft powerplants. Conversion, however, is no simple feat. In point of fact, it’s a downright complex process comprising extensive modification of the engine’s cylinder heads, valve-train, cam chain, pistons, oil-syste

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NTSB Final Report: Meyers Industries Inc 200A

Engine Sustained A Total Loss Of Power And The Propeller Continued To Windmill

Analysis: The pilot reported that he intended to complete a cross-country flight and the airplane had about 65 gallons of fuel onboard. After takeoff, he entered the left traffic pattern to overfly the runway before departing the area. While on the downwind leg, the engine sustained a total loss of power and the propeller continued to windmill. As he turned toward the airport, he extended the airplane’s landing gear because he believed the airplane would reach the runway.

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SkyBorne Reiterates Deal with IndiGo

17-Month Zero to Hero Relationship Continues Between Vero Beach School and Indian Airline

Skyborne has inked a contract extension with Indian carrier IndiGo to keep training their future A320 First Officers. The school doubled down on searching for candidates, sending out notice that they continue accepting applications for those who want to join the IndiGo Cadet Pilot Programme. Seating can be a bit tight at times, since there are only 100 slots per year, offered as an international program between FAA and Indian DGCA dual licensure. The course takes 17 months in total, with students flying out of Skyborne's Vero Beach, Florida home. For the first 12 students go through the Part 141 curriculum, ending with their multiengine instrument rating

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.18.24)

Aero Linx: Aviation Safety Advisory Group of Arizona (ASAG) For almost half a century, the Arizona Aviation Safety Advisory Group has been working to proactively promote aviation safety throughout the state.  We recognize annually the best in our state that have fostered that commitment  by awarding the FAA Safety Team Lead Representative of the Year,  Certif

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.18.24): Remote Pilot

Remote Pilot Pilot of a UAS who is not operating as a recreational flyer under 49 USC §44809, the Exception for Limited Recreational Operations of Unmanned Aircraft. 

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (03.18.24)

“It’s humbling to see that our little idea has turned into something so successful and enduring. We love to hear from pilots across the country and around the world who have used our courses to learn something new and pursue fulfilling aviation careers. That’s what keeps us going.” Source: Martha King, of King Schools, in comments made as she and John commemorate the 50th anniversary of their pivotal flight training enterprise.

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