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March 24, 2024

A-10C Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team Preps For Final Season

"This Will Be The A-10C Demonstration Team's Last Season"

Time flies.... but the A-10C is about to get its wings clipped. After more than 40 years, the Air Force A-10C Demonstration Team has announced that 2024 will mark its final season. The decision, made by the 355th Wing stationed at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, is part of the Air Force's plan to phase out the A-10 Thunderbolt II, known as the "Warthog."

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EAA Aviation Museum Gets A Plug From Travel Media

Named Among 10 Best Aviation Museums in US

To those who visit Oshkosh, the general consensus is that the trip is not complete without a jaunt to the EAA Museum... and many outside of aviation now seem to agree. The EAA Aviation Museum in Oshkosh has been named one of the nation’s 10 best aviation museums by Travel + Leisure in a feature published on its website on March 14. The feature, 10 Best Aviation Museums Around the U.S., highlights the choices of the Travel + Leisure staff, as well as aviation historians and experts.

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XB-1 Demonstrator Aircraft Undertakes First Flight

Not All Recent High-Speed Excitement Comes From SpaceX!

Boom Supersonic has confirmed details surrounding the successful flight of XB-1, reportedly the world’s first independently developed supersonic jet, at the Mojave Air & Space Port in Mojave, California. XB-1 leverages state-of-the-art technologies to enable efficient supersonic flight including carbon fiber composites, advanced avionics, digitally-optimized aerodynamics, and an advanced supersonic propulsion system -- it serves as a testbed for the the future Overture Supersonic JetLiner. 

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TRARON Revived Elevating Formation Flying Standards For CAF Pilots

No Such Thing As Too Much Safety... Or Too Much Training

The CAF is (very much) a safety-oriented organization... In a move to bolster the proficiency and safety of formation flying within the Commemorative Air Force, Training Squadron One, more commonly known as TRARON, has undergone a significant revival. This longstanding program has been an integral part of the CAF for many years, providing essential training and certification for pilots seeking to excel in the art of formation flight.

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Yet Another Dumbass With A Laser Takes Aim At Police Chopper

Man Charged with Laser Strikes of Police Helicopter

Here we go again... more morons with lasers take to the skies... A federal grand jury returned an indictment today against Jesse Torres-Alonso, 35, of Bakersfield, charging him with aiming the beam of a laser pointer at an aircraft, U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced. According to court documents, on Sept. 28, 2023, Torres struck a Kern County Sheriff’s Office helicopter (Air One) 12 times with a dangerously bright green laser beam. The laser strikes interfered with the pilot’s ability to see and avoid other aircraft and effectively monitor the aircraft instrument panel.

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FAA Revokes Certificate of Santa Monica Propeller Service

It's Been A Tough Few Weeks For Those Who Flaunt The Regs

Another Aero-Biz has been busted... this time a prop shop... The FAA issued an emergency order revoking the certificate of Santa Monica Propeller Service, Inc., of Santa Monica, California. 

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NTSB Prelim: Cirrus Design Corp SR22T

Engine RPM Surged A Few Times, Followed By The Sound Of A Loud Bang And Subsequent Total Loss Of Engine Power

On March 5, 2024, about 1704 Pacific standard time, a Cirrus SR-22T, N927CS, sustained minor damage when it was involved in an incident near Bellevue, Washington. The flight instructor and the pilot receiving instruction were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flight. The flight instructor and pilot receiving instruction reported that after takeoff from runway 34, Renton Municipal Airport, they leveled off at about 2,500 ft mean sea level (msl). A few minutes later, the engine RPM surged a few times, followed by the sound of a loud bang and subsequent total loss of engine

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Classic Aero-TV: Debby Rihn-Harvey – A Look at Competition vs. Airshow Flying

From 2010 (YouTube Version): Decorated Champion Offers Unique Perspective on Aerobatic Community

On December 6th through December 9th, the Paris Las Vegas Hotel hosted over 1,500 air show professionals and enthusiasts to the 2009 International Council of Air Shows Convention. Started in 1967, the annual ICAS Convention provides professionals a community forum in which to network with industry leaders, plan upcoming air shows, and offer continued support to fellow performers and

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Emergency AD: GE Model CT7 Series

AD Number 2024-06-51 Prompted By At Least Four Reports Of Failures Of The Torque Reference Tube Magnetic Insert Braze Joint...

The FAA has sent an Emergency Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2024-06-51 to owners and operators of General Electric Company (GE) Model CT7-2E1, CT7-2F1, CT7-8A, CT7-8E, and CT7-8F5 engines, and various restricted category helicopters with GE Model T700-GE-700, -701A, -701C, -701D/CC, -701D, -401, -401C, CT7-2D, or CT7-2D1 engines installed.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.24.24)

Aero Linx: International Association of Missionary Aviation (IAMA) International Association of Missionary Aviation (IAMA) is comprised of individuals, schools and ministry organizations. We seek to encourage a spirit of collaboration and cooperation between organizations as they serve Christ around the world. Take a moment to visit our pages to learn more about us and about how you can be a part of our organization.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.24.24): Chaff


Thin, narrow metallic reflectors of various lengths and frequency responses, used to reflect radar energy. These reflectors, when dropped from aircraft and allowed to drift downward, result in large targets on the radar display.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (03.24.24)

“Today, XB-1 took flight in the same hallowed airspace where the Bell X-1 first broke the sound barrier in 1947. I’ve been looking forward to this flight since founding Boom in 2014, and it marks the most significant milestone yet on our path to bring supersonic travel to passengers worldwide.”  Source: Blake Scholl, founder and CEO of Boom Supersonic, commenting as their developmental test aircraft took flight for the first time. 

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