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July 16, 2021

Epic Aircraft Receives FAA OK For The E1000 GX

Epic’s Next Generation Model Starts Deliveries This Month

Epic Aircraft has received FAA Type Certification (TC) for its E1000 GX model, which is the next generation of the Epic E1000. The new E1000 GX is equipped with the GFC 700 Automated Flight Control System and the Hartzell 5-Blade Composite Propeller, offering improved performance, safety, comfort and versatility.

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First Paying Customer on New Shepard Will Be the Youngest to Fly to Space

Change In Plans Means That First Paying Pax Will Also Be The Youngest Ever

Blue Origin has confirmed that Oliver Daemen will be the first paying customer to fly on board New Shepard, marking the beginning of commercial operations for the program. He will join Jeff Bezos, Mark Bezos, and Wally Funk aboard the first human flight on July 20. At 18-years-old and 82-years-young, Oliver Daemen and Wally Funk represent the youngest and oldest astronauts to travel to space.

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Aero-TV At SnF21: Fly It Like You STOL It... STOL Demos at Lakeland

Pilot Steve Henry Enjoys NOT Using A Lot of Runway

ANN met up with STOL Competition Pilot, Steve Henry, at a STOL demonstration at Sun ‘n 2021. Highly stimulating, the flying that took place in what has become known as ‘Paradise City’ on the outskirts of the Sun ‘n Fun complex, drew hundreds whenever they flew. Henry has a devoted following around the aero-verse... and flies a uniquely reconfigured Just Aircraft Highlander STOL aircraft powered by a much modified Yamaha Apex powerplant that was built up for this role by Edge Performance out of Norway.

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MCAS Cherry Point Air Show To Feature Blue Angels

MCAS Cherry Point And 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Is Conducting A Free, World-Class, Air Show

Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry Point Commanding Officer Col. Mikel “Words” Huber announced today that the U.S. Navy Blue Angels will be the featured performers at its 2021 Air Show and 80th Anniversary celebration scheduled for Sept. 25-26, 2021. MCAS Cherry Point and 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing will put on a free, world-class air show that will include a number of military and civilian performances, the commanding officer said during a press event. The sudden opportunity to book the Navy’s premier aerial demonstration team influenced Cherry Point’s leaders’ decision to host the major community outreach event.

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Bright Possibilities! Twilight Flight Fest Returns for AirVenture 2021

There is No End To The Cool Things In Prep For Oshkosh 2021!

The clock is ticking and ANN's crew is ALREADY about to enter the holy land of Oshkosh in order to prep for the amazing things we will bring you as we cover the BIGGEST Airshow on/over Earth! An exciting attraction at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2021 is the return of Twilight Flight Fest! This event will be held Monday and Tuesday, July 26-27, and Thursday and Friday, July 29-30, at the Fun Fly Zone in the ultralights area at 8 p.m. There will be a variety of light aircraft activities, including STOL aircraft demonstrating their impressive short-takeoff-and-landing capabilities.

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Qarbon Aerospace Launches Helios Ice Protection System

Helios Is An All Composite, Electro-Thermal, Icing Protection System

Qarbon Aerospace has launched the Helios Ice Protection System. This new system reportedly advances aircraft icing protection technology, overcoming challenges that exist with legacy systems. Helios is an all composite, electro-thermal, icing protection system that embeds a carbon fiber thermoplastic heating element into the leading edge structure of wings, nacelles, or empennages. Qarbon Aerospace views this technology as a natural fit to replace pneumatic boots, bleed air, and other legacy icing protection technology.

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Airborne 07.12.21: Virgin Galactic Hype, Dumb FAA Regs, Remote Oshkosh

Also: SmartSky Networks, UNC's New TBM, B-21 Raider, SAFE Comments On DPE Report

Virgin Galactic's VSS Unity successfully reached space, Sunday, completing the Company's fourth rocket-powered spaceflight. With a number of in-flight streaming problems, some overt celebrity posturing, and an over-reliance on gushing hero worship of VG Boss Branson; a fully crewed 'test' flight came off well before previously postulated schedules thought it might occur. Thankfully; despite the rush seemingly created when Blue Origin announced their flight schedule, all seemed to go well. The FAA has just released a policy addressing the issue of training for compensation

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NTSB Prelim: Cessna 182P

“Recommended Use Early Morning And Late Evening In Summer. Not Recommended For Inexperienced Pilots.”

On June 21, 2021, about 1306 mountain daylight time, a Cessna 182P airplane, N2087F, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Warren, Idaho. The pilot and the pilot-rated passenger were seriously injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 personal flight. The airplane impacted mountainous terrain about 3 miles northeast of Warren USFS Airport (3U1), Warren, Idaho. Preliminary information indicated that the pilot approached the airport from the south and attempted a go-around shortly before colliding with rising terrain beyond the departure end of runway 30.

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AD: Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG

AD 2021-14-03 Prompted By Reports Of HPT Stage 1 Blades Failing In Service

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd. & Co KG (RRD) BR700-715A1-30, BR700-715B1-30, and BR700-715C1-30 model turbofan engines. This AD was prompted by reports of HPT stage 1 blades failing in service due to sulphidation and subsequent crack initiation. This AD requires removal and replacement of the HPT stage 1 blade and HPT stage 1 blade damper. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. This AD is effective August 19, 2021.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.16.21)

Aero Linx: Civil Aviation Department of Hong Kong Welcome to the homepage of the Civil Aviation Department (CAD). Established in 1946, the CAD moves with the times and unswervingly strives to maintain a safe, efficient and sustainable air transportation system over some 70 years. From here you can learn about our work in different respective areas. Hong Kong is an international aviation hub.  Apart from the regulatory role in aviation safety, the CAD also provides air navigation services for the flights at the Hong Kong International Airport and in the Hong Kong Flight Information Region.  We

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.16.21): Permanent Echo

Permanent Echo Radar signals reflected from fixed objects on the earth’s surface; e.g., buildings, towers, terrain. Permanent echoes are distinguished from “ground clutter” by being definable locations rather than large areas. Under certain conditions they may be used to check radar alignment.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.16.21)

“We thank the auction winner for their generous support of Club for the Future and are honored to welcome Oliver to fly with us on New Shepard. This marks the beginning of commercial operations for New Shepard, and Oliver represents a new generation of people who will help us build a road to space.” Source: Bob Smith, CEO of Blue Origin. Club for the Future announced this week the auction gift has enabled Club to donate $1 million to 19 non-profit organizations ($19 million in total), all of which are working to support the future of living and working in space.

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