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July 23, 2022

Gogo’s Nationwide 5G Network Half Complete

Miles to Go Before I Tweet

Gogo Inc., the Colorado-based provider of in-flight broadband Internet and digital connectivity services for business aircraft, has announced that the construction of its 5G network is half-complete.

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Airborne 07.15.22: Russian ISS Rebuke, Man v Machine, FA-18 Blown Away

Also: WWII POW Found, NBAA Addresses Congress, Edwards AFB, DoT To Force Seat Rules

The worsening enmity between the US and Russia took a dive when three Russian cosmonauts aboard the International Space Station posed with flags NASA construed to be anti-Ukraine. Photos were subsequently posted to the Telegram channel of Roscosmos. The images depicted cosmonauts Oleg Artemyev, Denis Matveev, and Sergey Korsakov holding the flags of the Luhansk People’s Republic and the Donetsk People’s Republic—two Russian-backed separatist regions in Ukraine. The University of Zurich, hosted a trio of champion (human) drone-racers as they squared-off a

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RADIANT Technology Returns to AirVenture With New Products

Pilots and Adventurers Delight

RADIANT Technology, the resurgent aviation/adventuring concern that could be destroyed by neither appropriation, fire, nor pandemic, returns to AirVenture with a pair of new products and a third, potentially life-saving gadget of which circumspect aviators and adventurers will likely hasten to avail themselves.

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AeroVanti Raises Capital for Expansion

Che Bell’ Aereo!

AeroVanti Air Club, the membership-based air-charter club, has engaged Network1 Financial Securities Inc. to raise up to $9.75-million in a Series A fundraising round.

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Safran and VoltAero Sign Farnborough Engine Deal

ENGINeUS-100 Electric Motor to Power Cassio 330

VoltAero, the French aerospace startup, has announced that it has selected Safran’s ENGINeUS-100 electric motor to power its Cassio 330 electric-hybrid aircraft. The engine supply agreement was signed at the Farnborough International Airshow.

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Cessna and Beechcraft Buyers to Receive SiriusXM Service

So, You Want to Fly With Howard Stern?

Textron, the multinational technology conglomerate and parent company of airframers Cessna, Beechcraft and [formerly] Hawker, has partnered with SiriusXM, the American provider of satellite and online radio services, to provide buyers of new Cessna and Beechcraft airplanes complimentary, three-month access to SiriusXM’s satellite-broadcast aviation weather, information, and audio programming.

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Classic Aero-TV: Granley Family Airshows - Bud Granley, Creating a Legacy

From 2009 (YouTube Version): Granley Describes His Passion for Aviation and Air Show Performance

Bud Granley is certainly not a new face on the air show circuit; after 47 years as an aerobatic pilot, Granley now performs with his company, “Granley Family Airshows,” alongside his son Ross. Their hair-raising formation act has garnered much acclaim among the aerobatic community. In 2005, Bud Granley received the Art Scholl Showmanship award and just recently, he also accepted the Bill Barber Showmanship award

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Anglo-Japanese Partnership to Produce Sixth-Generation Fighter

BAE-Mitsubishi Deal Advances U.K. Asian Interests

In a move that speaks to the twilight of American hegemony, Britain and Japan are moving closer to an agreement to merge their sixth-generation fighter aircraft programs: Britain’s BAE Tempest and Japan’s Mitsubishi F-X. Such an agreement would mark the first instance in which Japan has sought a non-U.S. partner for a large military program, and the first major collaboration between Tokyo and London.

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NTSB Prelim: Air Tractor Inc AT-602

Pilot Departed The Hangar After Refueling And Re-Loading The Airplane’S Hopper For An Aerial Application Flight

On July 2, 2022, about 1733 Pacific daylight time, an Air Tractor AT-602, N602GH, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Lind, Washington. The pilot was fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137, aerial application flight. According to a witness, about 1717, the pilot departed the hangar after refueling and re-loading the airplane’s hopper for an aerial application flight. Fifteen minute later, while maneuvering at a low altitude, the airplane impacted a dirt field about 4 nautical miles from the hangar at an elevation of 1,323 ft mean sea level.<

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.23.22)

Aero Linx: The International Council of Aircraft Owner and Pilot Associations (IAOPA) The International Council of Aircraft Owner and Pilot Associations (IAOPA) is a nonprofit federation of 82 autonomous, nongovernmental, national general aviation organizations. Since 1962, IAOPA has represented international general aviation around the world. The combined total of individuals represented by these constituent member groups of IAOPA is nearly 400,000 pilots, who fly general aviation aircraft for business, fun, and personal transportation. Locate your local affiliate and join the fight to protect and grow general aviation.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.23.22)

“Getting to the 50% mark for our 150-tower 5G nationwide network in a matter of months is an incredible accomplishment by our team. We have a team of network experts that has been working hard to bring the 5G network to life, building sites across the country, and that work will continue into the fall.” Source: Gogo vice-president of network operations Mike Rupert, speaking of the miestone they have surmounted with 50% of their 5G network now complete. 

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