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September 19, 2021

Salina Preps For National Aerobatic Championships

The Event Makes A Comeback After 2020 Cancellation 

The US National Aerobatic Championships will take place Sunday, September 19-September 24. Over 100 pilots are expected to arrive at the Salina Regional Airport to compete. Salinas was selected as the event location after being selected from over 40 airports across the midwest. The 2020 championships were canceled, but they are back this year. “We hope this is the second of many visits to Salina,” said Doug Bartlett, contest director, of Naples, Florida. The event is organized by a volunteer team made up of members from the International Aerobatic Club, headquartered in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

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Airborne 09.15.21: New Challenger 3500, Inspiration4 Ready!, MV22s In Haiti

Also: ALPA-No More Excuses, Philippine Airlines, Clay Lacy Electrifies, CH-53K King Stallion

Bombardier has confirmed the upcoming launch of the Challenger 3500 aircraft. The Challenger 3500 aircraft, the evolution of the Challenger 350 aircraft, introduces a redesigned interior with intelligent and sustainably minded cabin features. Bombardier’s (nu-age)Nuage seat is included in the aircraft’s standard configuration. The C-3500 will provide a reduced cabin altitude of 4,850 ft at 41,000 ft, representing a 31% improvement over its predecessor. This new business jet is expected to enter service in the second half of 2022. SpaceX is targeting

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RedTail Flight Academy, Wheels Up, Honor Tuskegee Airmen

Program Supports Next Generation Of Aviators

The RedTail Flight Academy celebrated the opening of its flight academy September 10th at New York Stewart International Airport. Honoring the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen, the RedTail Flight Academy will train seven aspiring Black aviators from inadequately serviced communities. To strengthen the foundation of the Academy, original documented Tuskegee Airmen Lieutenant Colonel Enoch Woodhouse will attend the opening to welcome the inaugural cadets, including three females and four males. The Academy strives to increase the percentage of non-Caucasion aviators from less than 2.5% represented in the military and the commercial space, to at least 4% in the next 10 years through their efforts and com

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Klyde Morris (09.17.21)

Klyde Is Still A SpaceX Curmudgeon


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Lilium Finalizes Business Combination With Qell Acquisition Corporation

Stocks Will Be Available On The Nasdaq

Lilium reveals the completion of its business combination with Qell, a publicly listed special purpose acquisition company, approved by Qell’s shareholders on September 10. 98% of the votes were in favor of this combination. Beginning September 15, 2021, Lilium's Class A ordinary shares and redeemable warrants will trade on the Nasdaq under the symbols "LILM" and "LILMW", respectively.

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SpaceX To Provide Launch Services For Next GOES Mission

GOES-U Provides Earth With Advanced Imagery and Weather Measurements

SpaceX has been selected by NASA to provide launch services for the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-U mission. GOES-U will provide advanced imagery and atmospheric measurements of Earth’s weather, oceans, and environment, as well as real-time mapping of total lightning activity and improved monitoring of solar activity and space weather. By studying lightning, NASA scientists are working to develop new ways to help forecast the intensity of incoming hurricanes. According to NASA, GOES observations have proven helpful in monitoring dust storms, volcanic eruptions and forest fires. Geostationary satellites circle the Earth in geosynchronous orbit, which

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Wyoming Aviation Hall Of Fame Announces 2021 Inductee

Bob Hawkins Has Been Flying For Over 50 Years

The Wyoming Aviation Hall of Fame congratulates Bob Hawkins, who has been selected as its inductee for 2021. Hawkins has been operating many types of fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters across Wyoming and the West for more than 50 years. He excelled in specialized applications, including high-altitude mountain flying, heavy-lift hauling, firefighting, long line, surveying, and wildlife management. He was co-owner of Hawkins & Powers Aviation, Inc., in Greybull, from 1992-2005 and was general manager and director of operations of Sky Aviation, in Worland, from 2005-2018. He also flew with Bighorn Airways in Sheridan.

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Classic Aero-TV: Center of Attention – Oshkosh Tower/AirVenture 2015

From 2015 (YouTube Version): No Matter What, You Can't Get To The BIG SHOW Without KOSH Tower!


It’s been said that during EAA AirVenture, the control tower at Wittman Regional Airport is the busiest tower in the world. In this video you have the chance to see how it works and to listen-in on some of the communications. ANN reporter, Bruce Brandon, had the opportunity to interview, Elaine Buckner, who is the Air Traffic Manager at the EAA AirVenture control tower. When Bruce asked if it’s really true this is the busiest control tower in the world, she replied that it is, and even more uniquely it does it without workin

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NTSB Prelim: Cessna 182D

Pilot Decided She Would Be Unable To Make It Back To AJZ Due To The Loss Of Engine Power

On September 3, 2021, about 1200 mountain daylight time, a Cessna 182D airplane, N9114W, sustained substantial damage when it was involved in an accident near Delta, Colorado. The pilot sustained no injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 skydiving flight. The airplane was operating as part of a commercial skydiving operation, Ultimate Skydiving Adventures, LLC, based at the Blake Field Airport (AJZ), Delta, Colorado. The pilot had just completed the 8th skydiving flight of the day, the skydivers onboard had already egressed from the airplane, and the pilot was returning to land at AJZ. About 8,000 ft msl, the engi

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AD: The Boeing Company Airplanes

AD 2021-18-09 Prompted By A Report That An Operator Found Solid Rivets With Missing Heads

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 777 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report that an operator found solid rivets with missing heads at the left buttock line 25 on the sloping pressure deck web. This AD requires doing a detailed inspection of the left- and right-side sloping pressure deck at certain stations for any damaged solid rivets, and applicable on-condition actions. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. This AD is effective October 22, 2021.

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AD: Dassault Aviation Airplanes

AD 2021-19-20 Prompted By A Report Of Defects On The Piston Hole Associated With The O2 Saver Feature

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 7X airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of defects on the piston hole associated with the O2 saver feature that may prevent efficient deactivation of the O2 saver function. This AD requires amending the existing airplane flight manual (AFM) to incorporate a check and an operating limitation regarding the O2 saver function, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is incorporated by reference. This AD also limits the installation of affected parts under certain conditions. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the uns

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.19.21)

Aero Linx: The Seaplane Pilots Association The Seaplane Pilots Association is the only organization in the world solely focused on representing the interests of seaplane pilots, owners and operators. SPA is dedicated to promoting safe seaplane operations, and to protecting the sharing of our nation’s waterways with other user groups. SPA staff, field directors and members work across the nation to ensure fair access for seaplanes through positive environmental stewardship and proactive cooperative relationships. We work with pilots, the public, and local, state and federal regulatory agencies and governing bodies to provide insight and facts about safe and responsible seaplane operations so tha

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.19.21): Tetrahedron

Tetrahedron A device normally located on uncontrolled airports and used as a landing direction indicator. The small end of a tetrahedron points in the direction of landing. At controlled airports, the tetrahedron, if installed, should be disregarded because tower instructions supersede the indicator.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.19.21)

"We're thrilled to finally be able to welcome students to the Red Tail Flight Academy to help diversify the aviation industry and perpetuate the values of leadership, courage, and perseverance of the original airmen." Source: Glen Fraser, Director of Lee A. Archer Jr. Red Tail Youth Flying Program, discussing the RedTail Flight Academy's opening of its flight academy September 10th at New York Stewart International Airport. Honoring the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen, the RedTail Flight Academy will train seven aspiring Black aviators from inadequately serviced communities. 

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