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July 08, 2021

Airborne-Flight Training 07.08.21: LIFT Academy, Navy AWO, CAE Acquires

Also: DPE Reform, WAI 2022 Scholarships, Aviation Discovery Summer Camp, AEA Spotlights, ANN's Award
Leadership in Flight Training (LIFT) Academy will send LIFT graduates to Cape Air in a flow program to provide Cape Air with a pool of aviators to operate its daily passenger flights throughout their four regions in the Midwest, Montana, Caribbean and the Northeast. Upon completion of their flight training at LIFT Academy, graduates will transition to a First Officer role at Cape Air until they are qualified to upgrade to Captain status. As Cape Air pilots, they will build invaluable flight experience, prior to flowing to Republic Airways. A new era in Naval Aviation launches on Aug. 2 when a board will meet to select the initial cadre of Aviation Warrant

B-29 Doc and WSU Tech Foundation Host 'Pull-A-Plane' Event Oct. 16

The Pull-A-Plane Event Is Family-Friendly And Open To The Public

Doc’s Friends and the WSU Tech Foundation will host a Pull a Plane event on Saturday, October 16 at the B-29 Doc Hangar, Education and Visitors Center at Eisenhower National Airport. Rescheduled from 2020, the unique event will feature teams of 25 people racing to pull Doc (a restored B-29 Superfortress, weighing in at nearly 80,000 pounds) 25 feet down the taxiway. The event will begin at 9 a.m. and will run throughout the day. Each team of 25 people will raise a minimum of $2,500 in order to participate. Proceeds of the inaugural fundraiser will be shared between the WSU Tech Foundation (to support student-focused initiatives) and Doc’s Friends (to help broaden Doc&rsqu

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Aero-TV At SnF21: Electrifying The Aerolite EV-103

An Exceptional Effort Yields An Electric Ultralight Based on A Proven Airframe

With over 1000 examples flying, there is rarely anything unusual about seeing an Aerolite 103 take to the skies... especially a place like Sun ‘n Fun. But then again, all you have to do is let your ears take over and something REALLY interesting happens... there is very little noise... and most of it is being made by the prop and NOT the engine... which happens, in this case, to be an electric motor!

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VHA Developing New H125/AS350 Tail Rotor Assemblies

VHA Engineers Expect An Increase In Performance And Decrease In Overall Noise Signature

Composite aftermarket rotor blade manufacturer Van Horn Aviation completed a ground run of its newly-developed tail rotor assembly for the Airbus Helicopters H125, previously known as the AS350. The new system features two individually-replaceable composite tail rotor blades attached to a VHA-designed titanium hub using self-lubricating spherical bearings. Since VHA’s H125/AS350 tail rotor blades use the same NASA-designed laminar airfoil as the company’s popular 206 series tail rotor blades, VHA engineers expect a similar increase in performance and decrease in overall noise signature compared to OEM blades.

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Able Flight Class of 2021 To Receive Their Wings at EAA AirVenture

Ceremony Set For Tuesday July 27th 1000CT at Theater In The Woods

Able Flight’s “Class of 2021” will be honored at a pilot wings pinning ceremony at EAA AirVenture on Tuesday, July 27th at 10:00 AM at Theater In The Woods. Six scholarship recipients earned their pilot certificates in the program this year, and all will be on stage to receive their pilot wings. This year’s pilots are T’angelo Magee, Michael Price, Peyton Wolter, David Snypes, Jr. and Sheila Xu. They include a veteran wounded in combat, two veterans who became disabled through accidents, a woman who is deaf, and two new pilots who use wheelchairs due to injuries from accidents.

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Strong Enterprises and Aviation Safety Resources On Way To AirVenture 2021

Latest Cutting-Edge Safety Products Will Be Shown... With Special Show Discount

As EAA AirVenture approaches, both Strong Enterprises and Aviation Safety Resources, are thrilled to return to the world’s largest aviation event, which is set to host over 600,000 attendees (and maybe much more than that...). Both companies will be exhibiting in Hangar A, Booth #1018 from July 26 to August 1. Representatives from Strong Enterprises and ASR will be present at the expo to showcase their products and speak directly with customers.

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'Classic' Klyde Morris (07.05.21)

A ' Classic' Klyde Morris From 01.20.03 (Even Klyde Deserves A Holiday)


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Air-to-Air Missiles Office Takes Delivery of 10,000th AIM-9X

'When You Care Enough To Send The Very Best...'

The Air-to-Air Missiles program office (PMA-259) has accepted delivery of the 10,000th Air Intercept Missile (AIM)-9X Sidewinder for the US Air Force on May 27. As a joint program with the US Air Force, the Navy-led AIM-9X Block II missile is the most advanced short-range air-to-air missile in the world. The AIM-9X Block II+ missile is one of multiple variants that make up the fifth-generation Infra-red AIM-9X weapon system family.

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NTSB Investigation of Transair Flight 810 Crash Continues

Transair, Flight 810, A Boeing 737-200, Ditched In The Waters Of Mamala Bay Near Honolulu

The National Transportation Safety Board's investigation of Friday's crash of Transair flight 810 continues as investigators continue to gather information and evidence. Rhoades Aviation Inc., dba Transair, flight 810, a Boeing 737-200, ditched in the waters of Mamala Bay near Honolulu, shortly after takeoff from Daniel K. Inouye International Airport, Hawaii. Flight 810 was operating under Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 121, as a cargo flight bound for Kahului International Airport, Kahului, Hawaii. Both members of the two-person flight crew were injured and were rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard and Honolulu Fire Department. The airplane was subs

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IADA Scholarships Open Till September 1st

Available To Full-Time, Undergraduate (Freshman Through Senior) Students

The International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA) is accepting applications directly from business aviation students for scholarships through Sept. 1. Grants funded by the IADA Foundation will range from $1,000 to $5,000. The IADA Foundation, a tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) public charitable organization, has arranged with 20 participating colleges and universities to offer individual scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students seeking further education leading to professions within business aviation.

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NTSB Prelim: Cirrus Design Corp SR20

Airplane Abruptly Banked 90° To The Right And Pitched Down In A Nose Low Attitude

On June 15, 2021, about 1045 Pacific daylight time, a Cirrus Design Corp. SR20 airplane, N98423, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident at the Truckee-Tahoe Airport (TRK), Truckee, California. The flight instructor was fatally injured, and the student pilot sustained serious injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flight. Review of recorded communication from the air traffic control tower revealed that controllers issued taxi instructions to the pilots to taxi to runway 20. The pilots transmitted that they were ready for takeoff from runway 20 and requested closed traffic. The cont

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.08.21)

Aero Linx: The Coalition of Airline Pilots Associations (CAPA) The Coalition of Airline Pilots Associations (CAPA) is the world’s largest pilot trade association representing over 30,000 professional passenger and all-cargo airline pilots. CAPA’s mission is to address safety, security, legislative and regulatory issues affecting the professional flight deck crew member on matters of common interest to the individual member unions. We are an advocate for strong safety and security programs that continue to fortify the continuously vulnerable aviation industry.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.08.21): Sunset And Sunrise

Sunset And Sunrise The mean solar times of sunset and sunrise as published in the Nautical Almanac, converted to local standard time for the locality concerned. Within Alaska, the end of evening civil twilight and the beginning of morning civil twilight, as defined for each locality.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.08.21)

“We are thrilled to attend this year’s EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, 2021 has been a milestone year for both Strong and ASR. In addition to combining operations earlier this year, we are seeing more and more customers embracing our full range of aircraft emergency parachute recovery systems as well as the legacy Strong Parachute products. We look forward to continuing this success at Oshkosh by highlighting both companies products.” Source: Mark McElhaney, Director of Marketing and Sales, for Aviation Safety Resources, currently getting ready for the trek to Oshkosh!

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