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July 30, 2021

Airborne Oshkosh Day 5: RV-15!!!, Senator Inhofe Speaks Out, Rugged Skyleader 600

07.28.21: The KitFox LIVES, New NAFI Boss, Jet It HondaJet Fractional, ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital, Pelton Int'vw-Final
 
The few details surrounding the Van’s RV-15 took oshkosh by storm and the interest level in the latest product from Van’s Aircraft is skyrocketing. Mike Tomazin is showing off the Skyleader 600 at Oshkosh... a rugged LSA-type aircraft that ANN’s Jim Campbell REALLY liked... The KitFox was one of the first really popular sport aircraft kit offerings... and thousands were built... now, the Kitfox continues to evolve and show up in greater numbers each and every year. Senator James Inhofe is one of aviation’s most ardent and effective supporters... name an aviation issue and he and his staff are ALL over it. As t

FlightAware Unveils Aviator Software-as-a-Service for GA Pilots

Moms Will Love Not Having To Remind Us To Call After Safe Arrival

FlightAware, global providers of flight information and actionable aviation intelligence, have announced the launch of Aviator, their newest suite of flight tracking tools designed for piston aircraft pilots and operators. As a GA pilot or operator, if you've ever used FlightAware's website you have likely wondered why the company has not offered us mere mortals with bottom-challenged wallets services similar to those offered to countless turbine aircraft operators, FBO's and airline dispatch offices, to name just a few. If your aircraft has GPS and ADS-B, the wait is over.

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ACR-Artex: The #1 Aviation Safety Equipment Manufacturer Brings You AirVenture!

ACR-Artex Brings New Dimensions of Safety To The Aviation World! (AirVenture Display #3122)

ARTEX continues to invest in designing and manufacturing the industry’s most comprehensive line of Emergency Locator Transmitters or ELTs for general, business, commercial and military aviation applications, as well as battery packs and ELT accessories. This piece of life saving technology has never been more affordable or easier to install on your aircraft with the full line-up of ARTEX ELTs. For the General Aviation market, the affordable ARTEX ELT 345 is now available in 3 new configurations to help retrofit your aircraft in order to reduce the overall installation cost. For transport aircraft, the EL

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Part 121 Airline Operations Course Prepares New Hires for Airline Flying

Course Will Prime Candidates For Their First Check In The Simulator

Pilots starting their first job at a Part 121 airline can be overwhelmed by the unfamiliar operational environment that has countless new procedures specific to airline operations. A new course available from King Schools will give these new hires the knowledge and vocabulary they need to show up prepared for their new position. Pilots taking this course will be primed for their first check in the simulator by timely and valuable video guidance. They'll be ready to match the pace and to do just the right thing at each stage of a flight-often referred to as performing according to the "script."

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Karen Kalishek Announced As New NAFI Board Chair

Businesswoman And Flight Instructor Prepared To Take NAFI Forward Into The Future

The National Association of Flight Instructors announced their new board chair at AirVenture 2021: CFI and businesswoman Karen Kalishek. Elected by the NAFI Board of Directors, Kalishek will replace current chair Bob Meder when he steps down on January 1, 2022. Kalishek joined the NAFI board in March 2018. In the years that followed, she led NAFI toward increasing government and industry relations. "Having the opportunity to be a board member of this highly-respected and vital association in and of itself has been a privilege. Now, I am truly honored to take on this role and I appreciate the board's trust in me," Kalishek said.

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ISS Stable After Unplanned MLM Thruster Firing, OFT-2 Postponed

An Unusual, If Not Exciting, Day At NASA....

Thursday, following the docking of the Multipurpose Laboratory Module (MLM), named Nauka, to the International Space Station at 9:29 am EDT, Russian cosmonauts aboard the space station conducted leak checks between Nauka and the service module. At 12:45 pm, the flight control team noticed the unplanned firing of MLM thrusters that caused the station to move out of orientation. Ground teams have regained attitude control and the motion of the space station is stable.

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Aerosport's Bushcat Arrives At OSH21, Sponsors ANN Special Event Coverage

Aerosport's Bushcat And A Whole Roster Of Sport-Aero Services Are Available Through Their Illinois And Florida Operations

The BushCat is the third and latest generation of the aircraft previously known as the Cheetah. It is an aircraft which has been designed around four principles: Simplicity, ruggedness, low cost and FUN!? The original Cheetah LSA was a robust and reliable work horse. It quickly gained popularity among the South African bush flying community, and earned its reputation as a fun flying workhorse. Aerodynamic and ergonomic improvements were later made to the aircraft, as well as modifications from worldwide customer feedback, which resulted in the second generation Cheetah XLS.

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Swift Fuels Expands Unleaded Avgas Distribution Across California

Celebrates 6th Anniversary Selling UL94 Unleaded Avgas Nationwide

Swift Fuels has expanded its high-performance UL94 Unleaded Avgas product into the US Pacific coast corridor. This action will provide commercially viable fuel opportunities for dozens of airfields across California to access UL94 Unleaded Avgas. The announcement came during this week’s EAA AirVenture – Oshkosh 2021 Airshow during which Swift Fuels was celebrating the 6th anniversary of it providing UL94 Unleaded Avgas to piston aircraft pilots nationwide.

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Bye Aerospace Remains Contender In Electric Aircraft

Updates Projects, Announces New Products

Bye aerospace updated their efforts on the eFlyer and announced two new projects in the works. The eflyer II is the first electric powered aircraft certified under part 23 and is aimed primarily at flight schools. Bye Aerospace is no offering the G500TXi instrument panel in the newest aircraft. Bye aerospace announced the eFlyer IV, an 860 lb payload, 200 kt, 4 seat electric aircraft now in the design phase. Very few details were made available for this model or on the company website. Bye Aerospace also announced the eFlyer 800, a multi engine aircraft targeting the light twin market.

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VoltAero’s Hybrid eCTOL & Fractional Ownership Plan

Codes For Infrastructure To Support The eVTOL Market Are Still In Development

By Rex Alexander While the future may be all electric, it now may very well be Hybrid-Electric. At least according to CEO Jean Botti VoltAero’s CEO and Chief Technology Officer (pictured). At this year’s EAA AirVenture, VoltAero introduced their four-seat Cassio 330 – the first Cassio version of the VoltAero’s hybrid-electric aircraft family to enter production. The company believes that their Cassio 330 can be strategically positioned at U.S. airport locations based on user demand. To facilitate this vision, VoltAero has teamed up with KinectAir, a software aviation company focused on regional air mobility, to help facili

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NTSB Prelim: Cessna 152

Local Flight Was To Take The Passenger, A Prospective Student Pilot, On A Discovery Flight

On June 29, 2021, about 1427 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 152, N25513, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident at Northeast Florida Regional Airport (SGJ), St. Augustine, Florida. The flight instructor and a passenger were fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flight. The purpose of the local flight was to take the passenger, a prospective student pilot on a discovery flight. Preliminary radar data indicated the airplane departed SGJ at 1344 from runway 13. The airplane flew about 14 miles south, then returned to circle the city of St. Augustine, Florida, and finally flew north

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.30.21)

Aero Linx: Airports Council Int'l -- Europe We represent over 500 airports in 46 European countries. Our members facilitate over 90% of commercial air traffic in Europe: 2.5 billion passengers, 20.7 million tonnes of freight and 25.7 million aircraft movements in 2019. In response to the Climate Emergency, in June 2019 our members committed to achieve Net Zero carbon emissions for operations under their control by 2050, without offsetting. Based in Brussels, we lead and serve the European airport industry and maintain strong links with other ACI regions throughout the world.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.30.21):

LOST COMMUNICATIONS Loss of the ability to communicate by radio. Aircraft are sometimes referred to as NORDO (No Radio). Standard pilot procedures are specified in 14 CFR Part 91. Radar controllers issue procedures for pilots to follow in the event of lost communications during a radar approach when weather reports indicate that an aircraft will likely encounter IFR weather conditions during the approach.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.30.21)

"Having the opportunity to be a board member of this highly-respected and vital association in and of itself has been a privilege. Now, I am truly honored to take on this role and I appreciate the board's trust in me." Source: Karen Kalishek, as the National Association of Flight Instructors announced her as their new board chair at AirVenture 2021. Elected by the NAFI Board of Directors, Kalishek will replace current chair Bob Meder when he steps down on January 1, 2022.

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