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July 29, 2021

Airborne Oshkosh Day 4: FAA on LODA-Mosaic, Gogo 5G, Flying W/The Aerostars

07.29.21: King Schools APPs, Wally Funk an Astro?, Pelton Int'vw, Part 4

Today FAA Boss Steve Dickson got hit with the big question early on… What is the FAA going to do about recent missteps with the flight training interpretations and the need for L.O.D.A.’s to do what used to be simply allowed as standard procedure. But... Jack Pelton didn’t seem satisfied with Dickson’s answers... and said so. Administrator Dickson also dealt with questions about MOSAIC and the future reimagining of the Light Sport segment... a program that forecast will NOT be complete until the fall of 2023. And finally, Dickson dodged our questions about whether or not the FAA will make an exception in their new regs and allow Wally Funk to earn FAA Astronaut

GAMI Receives FAA STC For G100UL High Octane Unleaded Gasoline

Eleven Year Process Of Engineering, Testing And Validation Culminates Successfully

After a long twelve years, GAMI has achieve something many have tried and all but one have failed to accomplish -- an STC for an unleaded replacement fuel for 100 Low Lead gasoline. The first application for an STC was filed way back in 2009 and the long process finally culminated in the issuance of STC's SE01966WI and SA01967WI signed by Paul Nguyen, manager of the FAA's Wichita ACO branch on July 23 and received by GAMI on July 27. Once the fuel begins to be available at FBO's nationwide, you will need to purchase the STC in order to use the fuel on your aircraft. If you already have any quantity of 100LL in your tanks you can mix the G100UL fuel in any percentage

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Ameri Aircraft Brings Italian Blackspace GabriƩl Trainer To US Market

Single-Engine Tandem-Seat Design Can Meet Civilian And Military Training Markets

Ameri Aircraft Sales and Service in Houston, Texas, is now the exclusive sales and service dealer for the Blackspace line of aircraft. Ameri CEO Malik Naseem and Blackshape CEO Luciano Belviso introduced us to the bird at their Airventure 2021 display. Naseem is a US Army veteran CH-47 Chinook and UH-1 Huey pilot, experienced aviation industry executive, and holds CFI, CFII, MEI, HI, A&P and Avionics certificates. Mr. Belviso holds a Bachelors in Aerospace Engineering from the Politecnico di Torino, Italy, as well as a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland, and a Master of Law from

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Tecnam Aircraft: Becoming A Major Player In The Light Aircraft Industry

Two New Models -- Complete Offerings From Trainer To Multi-Engine

By Gene Yarbrough Tecnam aircraft introduced two new aircraft models at airventure 2021, the P92 Echo MKII and the P2010TDI. The P92 Echo MKII is a single engine, 100hp Rotax 912UL powered high wing monoplane certified to the German dulv standards for 600kg ULM with 600kg max takeoff weight, 115kt cruise and 430 nm range. Made from modern composites with sleek styling, the P92 offers modern compact performance and includes all electronic instrument glass panel reliability. The P20TDI is reminescent of a Cessna 182 styling on a slightly smaller scale.

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Klyde Morris (07.26.21)

Klyde Resumes His Journey... Maybe


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Tally Ho: AAA For Airplanes

App Based Services Coordinator Streamlines Flying Adventures

Tally Ho, a Texas based company, has developed an application (app) aimed at providing a multitude of services for aviators ranging from maintenance, to fuel, to catering, to concierge. The app is available for apple or android users and allows subscribers to locate nearby aviation support, and other services, at the touch of a button. The app is reminescent of AAA services for automobile operators.

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G1 America Chooses ASR Soteria Chutes

ASR Delivered Its Soteria-140B AEPRS to G1 America At Oshkosh

During this year’s EAA AirVenture, G1 America, the official American dealer for G1 Aviation of France, announced the availability of the newest state-of-the-art Aircraft Emergency Parachute Recovery System (AEPRS) from Aviation Safety Resources, Inc., (ASR) for its aircraft. While at AirVenture, ASR delivered its Soteria-140B AEPRS to G1 America. The Soteria is designed to open faster, resulting in less altitude loss during recovery. Both companies are exhibiting at AirVenture. G1 America is located at booth #910 and ASR is in the Strong booth in Hangar A, booth #1018.

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House Committee OKs Advanced Air Mobility Working Group Bill

GAMA Applauds Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Passage

The U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure has unanimously approved the Advanced Air Mobility Coordination and Leadership Act (H.R 1339), which establishes an interagency working group to more effectively engage and coordinate with industry in the Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) sector. “It is encouraging to see the Advanced Air Mobility Coordination and Leadership Act continue to advance through the legislative process. We applaud the House Transportation and Infrastructure committee for approving this important legislation and are grateful for the leadership of Representatives Davids and Graves in championing this bill,” said General Aviation Man

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NTSB Prelim: Beech 35-C33

After Takeoff From Runway 29, The Airplane Climb Performance Was Not As Expected

On July 18, 2021, about 0855 mountain daylight time, a Beech 35-C33 airplane, N18AR, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near the Vance Brand Airport (LMO), Longmont, Colorado. The pilot and passenger sustained serious and minor injuries, respectively. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. The pilot reported that the preflight inspection and run-up were normal. However, after takeoff from runway 29, the airplane climb performance was not as expected.

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Blackhawk Announces Milestone 30th STC

Company Has Also Recently Received Approvals For True Blue Power On The King Air 350 Series

Blackhawk Aerospace is excited to celebrate the certification of their 30th major power plant and ancillary product STC. The milestone STC approval was the XP67A Engine+ Upgrade for the King Air 300. “This STC represents the pinnacle of achievement for Blackhawk raising the bar of performance and value standards to the highest levels yet,” said Jim Allmon, Blackhawk’s President & CEO. “I’m incredibly proud of our team and their ability to produce 30 STCs in our 22 years. Blackhawk’s future is bright, and we’re excited to expand upon our current STC base with new and exciting programs for operators.”

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.29.21): Procedure Turn

Procedure Turn The maneuver prescribed when it is necessary to reverse direction to establish an aircraft on the intermediate approach segment or final approach course. The outbound course, direction of turn, distance within which the turn must be completed, and minimum altitude are specified in the procedure. However, unless otherwise restricted, the point at which the turn may be commenced and the type and rate of turn are left to the discretion of the pilot.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.29.21)

Aero Linx: The Colorado Pilots Association The Colorado Pilots Association was incorporated as a Colorado Nonprofit Corporation in 1972. It is a statewide organization with over 700 members dedicated to making Colorado a better, safer, and more desirable place to fly. Objectives of the organization are to promote aviation and flight safety, to protect the rights of pilots, and to be of assistance to the general public in aviation matters. Most organizational activities are administered from central offices located in the Denver area. Officers of the association are elected by the membership at an annual meeting in November of each year. The officers and appointed committee chairpersons make up the Bo

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.29.21)

“It is encouraging to see the Advanced Air Mobility Coordination and Leadership Act continue to advance through the legislative process. We applaud the House Transportation and Infrastructure committee for approving this important legislation and are grateful for the leadership of Representatives Davids and Graves in championing this bill." Source: General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) President and CEO Pete Bunce, reflecting on the potential of the Advanced Air Mobility Coordination and Leadership Act.

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