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Mon, May 20, 2024

Classic Aero-TV: FPV With Style – The Cinemizer Viewpoint

From 2017 (YouTube Version): A New Way To See Where Your Drone Is Going…

One of the new entrants into the FPV world is the Cinemizer, which the company says is a versatile and comfortable way to see where your drone is going. Annette Tindall, Sales and Marketing director for Cinemizer, USA, told ANN's CEO and Editor in Chief Jim Campbell, at the Sebring Sport Aviation Expo in January, that the new FPV device is made by a 160-year-old German optics company. They are designed to be very comfortable for the wearer, and feature a focus adjustment for each eye for almost any visual correction from -5 to +2.

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Mon, May 20, 2024

Airborne 05.20.24: Van's BK Exit, Bud Anderson, Air Race Classic

 Also: ALPA Warns, Aviation Meteorology Reference, Jennifer Homendy Re-Ups, CAF Tampa Bay

 
 
The court has approved Van's Aircraft's bankruptcy reorganization plans, settling a stressful period for the company with some pretty optimistic news. Van's Aircraft filed its Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization back in March, setting up their ideal path to recovery amidst some very expensive challenges. One of the remaining icons of the World War II fighter pilot community has gone west... Bud Anderson, at the age of 102. Brig. Gen. Bud Anderson shot down 16 German planes over Europe in World War II and became America's last living triple ace, passing away Friday at home in Auburn, Calif. Women pilots from across the United States and around the world will take off Tuesday, June 18, from Southern Illinois Airport in Carbondale, Illinois, for a 2,610-statute mile competition across 11 states that ends Friday, June 21, at Northern Colorado Regio

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Mon, May 20, 2024

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.20.24)

Aero Linx: International Airline Medical Association (IAMA)

The International Airline Medical Association, formerly known as the Airline Medical Directors Association (AMDA) was founded in 1935 to provide a forum for doctors who were employed by or contracted to international and/or regional airlines. The aim is to share information about aviation medicine with the goal of providing the best possible up-to-date medical advice concerning an airlines employees both aircrew and ground crew and also to advise on the health of airline passengers.

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Mon, May 20, 2024

ANN FAQ: View Aero-News YOUR Way ... The 'Headlines And Teasers' Option

Choose How YOU Want To View Your Aero News: Headlines And Teasers

We're all pretty excited about the new website design here at ANN, but we HAVE heard from some of you that you liked the way that content was displayed on the old site.  We hear you, and before you chuck your bitgrinder out a 5th story window, you should know that there are several ways that you can view your Aero-Content.

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Mon, May 20, 2024

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.20.24): Blind Speed

Blind Speed The rate of departure or closing of a target relative to the radar antenna at which cancellation of the primary radar target by moving target indicator (MTI) circuits in the radar equipment causes a reduction or complete loss of signal. 

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Mon, May 20, 2024

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (05.20.24)

“Many aspiring pilots fall short of their goal due to the cost of flight training, so EAA working with the Ray Foundation helps relieve some of the financial pressure and make the goal of becoming a pilot even more accessible for future generations. The high completion rate of our scholars demonstrates the impact of a supportive environment provided by EAA chapters.” Source: Rick Larsen, EAA’s vice president of communities and member programming, in comments made as the EAA Ray Aviation Scholarship program celebrates its 500th student pilot graduate helped along the way, marking off a significant milestone for the group's most widely useful scholarship.

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Sun, May 19, 2024

And... Another Delay -- Starliner MAY Fly May 25

Now Working Toward May 25 Launch of Crew Flight Test

Remember the May 21st launch date that was put forward just a day or two ago ??? Well.. now it's set for May 25th... for now. Maybe. Now, NASA, Boeing, and ULA teams say they will take additional time to work through spacecraft closeout processes and flight rationale before proceeding with the launch of the agency’s Boeing Crew Flight Test. The teams now are targeting a launch no earlier than 3:09 p.m. EDT Saturday, May 25, for the flight test carrying NASA astronauts Butch Wilmore and Suni Williams to the International Space Station.

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Sun, May 19, 2024

ALPA Jumps On FAA Reauthorization Celebration Bandwagon

Applauds The Long-Delayed Signing of FAA Reauthorization/Political Football into Law

Capt. Jason Ambrosi, president of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), has joined the bandwagon of alphabet groups sighing with relief as FAA Reauthorization became reality. ALPA issued the following statement after the President signed the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2024 into law: “Today’s signing of the bipartisan, bicameral FAA Reauthorization into law is a major step forward for the safety of our nation’s aviation system. This bill addresses runway and airport near misses, maintains rigorous pilot training standards and ensures that the United States remains the global leader in aviation safety..."

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Sun, May 19, 2024

WAI Invites Members To #HonorTheWASP for Memorial Day 2023

Some 1,102 Women Wore The Silver Wings Flying Over 70 Million Miles And Delivering 12,650 Airplanes

Extraordinary... The Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) were inducted into WAI’s International Pioneer Hall of Fame in 1993. The WASP flew for the U.S. Army Airforce from September 1942 to December 1944. Some 1,102 women wore the silver wings flying over 70 million miles and delivering 12,650 airplanes across the country during their time of operation. Women in Aviation International (WAI) members and friends will honor the valiant service of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) by visiting their graves and leaving an appropriate decoration in the form of flowers or other remembrances.

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Sun, May 19, 2024

NAV CANADA Launches New Aviation Meteorology Reference

Accessible To Both Members Of The Aviation Community And The Public

NAV CANADA has launched the Aviation Meteorology Reference; which they claim to be a new, first-of-its-kind and definitive guide on meteorology and aviation operations. In response to the dynamic challenges posed by weather in the aviation industry, NAV CANADA, in collaboration with experts from across the aviation industry, developed the new reference as an educational tool that will complement existing weather training and course curriculums in support of enhanced situational awareness and safety during any planned flight.

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