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August 01, 2023

New World Record Attempt Concludes at AirVenture 2023

All in a Day’s Work

In 2019, pilot Dan Moore of Johnson City, Tennessee flew to and landed at 92 airports in a single day, thereby setting the world record for the largest number of airports visited by the solo pilot of a fixed-wing aircraft within a 24-hour time-period. Comes now 2023, and Mr. Moore has again undertaken an effort likely to land him in the record-books.

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The Bushliner 1850: Resurrecting a Backcountry Workhorse

New Production 185 Available for the Home Builder

The Cessna 185 has proven a capable aircraft in the many decades it has been in service and when production stopped there was still a large demand for the aircraft. In the 1990s, following the discontinuation of the Skywagon 185, the Cyclone aircraft emerged as an innovative improvement over its predecessor. Cyclone introduced advancements to the original design and gained popularity, offering aircraft as kits to builders.

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Victims of OSH T-6 Accident Identified, GoFund Me Effort Started

GoFundMe Initiative Undertaken for Decedent’s Family

EAA officials have released the names of two AirVenture attendees killed in a 29 July aircraft accident in the vicinity of Oshkosh, Wisconsin’s Wittman Regional Airport (OSH). At approximately 09:06 CDT, the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Communication Center received numerous reports of an aircraft having gone down in Lake Winnebago—a shallow inland lake, the largest in Wisconsin, girded by the cities of Oshkosh, Neenah, Menasha, and Fond du Lac.

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Questions About Aeromedical Concerns In Light of MOSAIC

Light Sport Pilots May Get “Real” Airplanes Sooner Rather Than Later

As the much-ballyhooed MOSAIC NPRM was published just a few days ago the personal aviation crowds are digesting its contents, ramifications, and maybe unintended consequences. As part of the proposal light sport pilots will gain access to heavier, faster, and more capable aircraft as the gross weight and maximum speeds of light sport aircraft will be greatly increased or removed entirely, with the class only limited by stall speed. When the proposal becomes final, and who knows exactly when that will happen, the real intent of Sport Pi

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$250-Million Order Placed for Ace VTOL GT Slipstream

Personal eVTOL “Muscle Car” to Debut by 2027

Ace VTOL, the Australian eVTOL maker that aspires to revolutionize Urban Air Mobility (UAM) in the antipodes, announced on 26 July 2023 that it had received a kingly, $250-million order for its flagship personal eVTOL aircraft, the GT Slipstream, from Aeroauto, a prominent Palm Beach, Florida-based retailer of eVTOL aircraft.

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USAF Awards Pacific Propeller Overhaul Contract

An Herculean Undertaking

The United States Air Force has awarded Pacific Propeller International (PPI) a sole-source five-year $74-million dollar repair and overhaul contract supporting foreign militaries operating the Lockheed C-130 with 54H60 propeller and components. For decades, global C-130 operators have used the tough, reliable 54H60 Hamilton Standard propeller system in a wide range of operating environments.

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IAG Acquired Additional 787-10 Airliners

Boeing Jets Allocated to British Airways

Anglo-Spanish multinational airline holding company and British Airways parent entity International Airlines Group (IAG) has converted six Boeing 787-10 options into firm orders. Moreover, AIG has added another six 787-10 options to Boeing’s orderbook. The new wide-body jets, which are to be delivered between 2025 and 2026, stand to afford the air-carrier’s premium wide-body fleet a much-needed capacity boost.

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E190-E2 and E195-E2 Certified by Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia

Embraer Reports Strong Sales for E-Jet Family

Embraer’s E-Jets E2 family of commercial jets, the E190-E2 and E195-E2, has received Type Certification from the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM). This significant milestone comes after Malaysia’s SKS Airways announced its selection of 10 E195-E2s at LIMA’23 to drive its growth plans for the region. The E190-E2 and E195-E2 were certified by three key civil aviation authorities - the FAA (USA), EASA (Europe) and ANAC (Brazil) in 2018 and 2019 respectively.

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Airbus Delivers Two H225M Helicopter to Hungarian Defense Forces

16 Aircraft Deal Includes Training and Aircraft Support

The Hungarian Defense Forces have taken delivery of the first two Airbus H225M multi-purpose helicopters. The first of a 16-aircraft deal, the helicopters were officially handed over to Hungarian military officials by Airbus Helicopters CEO Bruno Evan during a ceremony at Szolnok Airbase in east-central Hungary’s Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok county.

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Altitude Angel Platform Redefines U.K. Airspace Utilization

Keeping Up With the Neighbors

Whilst regulatory advancements have occasioned the alacritous and comprehensive development of Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) networks in Japan, Switzerland, France, Germany, and Italy, the U.K. has failed, to date, to deploy a standard, nationwide, UAS digital approval service across its airport infrastructure. However, by dint of Altitude Angel’s Drone Assist app and DroneSafetyMap.com—both of which are connected to the company’s Approval Services platform—the U.K. will soon have opportunity to take a leadership role in the integration of UAS into extant airspace constructs currently the sole province of manned aircraft.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.01.23)

Aero Linx: Cessna T-50 "The Flying Bobcats" The Birth of the T-50... It was in the later part of 1938 and early months of 1939 that the T-50 twin was develped. Originally designed for feeder line and persomal transport use, it has proven itself an ideal training plane for multiengine aircraft. This ship was test flown on a Sunday and with a handful of Cessna employees present, it was taken aloft for the first time by Dwane Wallace with Bill Snook as co-pilot. It's success is evident by the quantities that were produced for Canada and the United States Army.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.01.23): 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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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (08.01.23)

“Aviation goes beyond the traditional modes of flying and is fast becoming a hub of revolutionary new methods of flight so it’s important that the UK is ready for the next generation of flight.” Source: U.K. Aviation Minister Baroness Vere explainig how the U.K. will soon have opportunity to take a leadership role in the integration of UAS into extant airspace constructs currently the sole province of manned aircraft.  

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