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Sun, May 19, 2024

2024 AMA National Fun Fly Barely A Month Away

The 2024 AMA National Fun Fly Is Set For June 28-30

The folks at the Academy of Model Aeronautics tell us that the upcoming 2024 AMA National Fun Fly will be a celebration unlike any other! They plan it to be a combination of a traditional fun-fly and a community day and it being a free event doesn't hurt the prospects, at all, for the community of model aviation enthusiasts. AMA notes that the vision for the 2024 AMA National Fun Fly, set for June 28-30, is to foster a renewed spirit for model  pilots, with enhanced community engagement.

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Sun, May 19, 2024

CAF Tampa Bay Welcomes First Aircraft

Tampa Bay Wing’s PT-19 Calls Hangar C, at SUN 'n FUN, Home 

It's a plane! The Tampa Bay Wing of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) has reached a significant milestone with the delivery of their first assigned aircraft, a Fairchild PT-19A, bearing the Army Air Corps serial number 42-48004. This occasion marks a new chapter for the Tampa Bay Wing, highlighting their dedication to preserving and honoring aviation history. The Fairchild PT-19 was a cornerstone in the training of countless pilots who would go on to serve in the war.

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Sun, May 19, 2024

Eurodrone Passes Preliminary Design Review

Process Paves The Way To Proceed With The Detailed Design

The Eurodrone program has successfully performed a Preliminary Design Review (PDR). With Airbus Defence and Space as prime contractor, this milestone has been completed with OCCAR and representatives of the four customer nations (France, Germany, Italy and Spain) in the presence of the three Major Sub-Contractors (MSC), Airbus Defence and Space Spain, Dassault Aviation and Leonardo. 

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Sun, May 19, 2024

Klyde Morris (05.17.24)

Klyde Has A Few issues With Political Charters...

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Sun, May 19, 2024

Classic Aero-TV: Wipaire At NBAA17 - More Than Just Floats

From 2017 (YouTube Version): Caravan Floats Updated With Oil Bath Wheels For Reduced Maintenance…

Wipaire Floats was founded in the 1960s, and over the years has come to offer a line of products for everything from small recreational airplanes to large commercial aircraft, including firefighting airplanes. At NBAA-BACE is Las Vegas last month, Clint Clouarte, VP of Marking and Sales for Wipaire, said one of the most recent developments is the introduction of oil bath wheels on new production Wipline 8750 amphibious floats for Cessna Caravans, eliminating the need for repeated greasing. The design allows the main gear wheel bearings to be continuously lubricated using common SAE 15W50 motor oil (or equivalent), increasing the life of the bearings. Oil bath wheels are standard on Wipline 8750 floats serial number 87177 and up.

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Sun, May 19, 2024

NTSB Prelim: Lancair Legacy FG

Airplane Began To Climb “Straight Up,” Yawed To The Left, And Then Went “Straight Down”

On April 22, 2024, about 1826 central daylight time, a Lancair Legacy FG airplane, N550NL, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Spicewood, Texas. The pilot was fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) data revealed the accident flight was the second flight of the day. The airplane departed Garner Field Airport (UVA), Uvalde, Texas about 1721 and was destined for the Spicewood Airport (88R), Spicewood, Texas.

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Sun, May 19, 2024

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.19.24)

Aero Linx: Space Medicine Association (SMA) The Space Medicine Branch was founded in 1951 as the first constituent organization of the Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA). In 2006, the organization changed the name to the Space Medicine Association (SMA) since being an organization under the Aerospace Medical Association was no longer a sensitive issue. The association was founded for the express purpose of advancing the science and art of space medicine and the biological sciences, with special emphasis on the problems facing humans in the space environment.

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Sun, May 19, 2024

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.19.24): Back-Taxi

Back-Taxi A term used by air traffic controllers to taxi an aircraft on the runway opposite to the traffic flow. The aircraft may be instructed to back-taxi to the beginning of the runway or at some point before reaching the runway end for the purpose of departure or to exit the runway. 

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Sun, May 19, 2024

Aero-FAQ: Dave Juwel's Aviation Marketing Stories -- ITBOA BNITBOB

Dave Juwel's Aviation Marketing Stories

ITBOA BNITBOB ... what does that mean? It's not gibberish, it's a lengthy acronym for "In The Business Of Aviation ... But Not In The Business Of Business."

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Sun, May 19, 2024

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (05.19.24)

“Our WAI members across the nation are grateful for the service and sacrifice of the formidable group of WASP who served so honorably during World War II. This group of brave and dedicated women risked their lives to do their part for the war effort and paved the way for so many of us to pursue our personal aviation dreams."

Source:WAI CEO Lynda Coffman, commenting on why 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. In its seventh year, the #HonorTheWASP program was established by WAI to take place (fittingly) over the Memorial Day weekend each year.

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