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September 30, 2021

Airborne-Flight Training 09.23.21: RedTail Flt Academy, Whirly-Girls, Pan Am

Also: Legacy Flight Training, New CAP-10C NG, EAA Ultralight/LSA Council, T-45 Loss

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 attended 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 t

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Aero-TV: SayWeather At Oshkosh - Affordable AWOS Alternative

The System Has Already Saved A Life, Active In US At 100 Airports

“SayWeather is an AWOS alternative for airports. A lot of airports out there, we estimate 65-70% of general aviation aircraft fly into and out of airports that do not have weather,” says Larry Langebrake, Co-Founder Connectsix. “So what is a low-cost alternative to a very expensive AWOS, SayWeather. It enables that airport to provide real-time, surface observations to any airplane flying into or out of that airport. The system also real-time publishes information to the internet. We use WeatherUnderground, you can find the weather for your airport live on

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New Details Available In New Mexico’s Fatal Hot Air Balloon Crash

Pilot Tested Positive For Drugs In His System

At the end of June, a hot air balloon ride killed five people when it struck a powerline before crashing into a busy street. The National Transportation Safety Board has not ruled what caused the crash, but the Federal Aviation Administration has recently released information that shows that the pilot, Nicholas Meleski, had marijuana and cocaine in his system at the time of the crash that killed him and all four of his passengers. The family of the passengers has filed a lawsuit against the estate of the deceased pilot and the companies that operated the commercial balloon company. Levels of THC were found in Meleski’s blood and urine, cocaine in his blood and urine, and cocaethylene – a mi

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BAA Training Launches New Boeing 737 MAX Type Rating Program

Facility Hopes To Launch Simulator Next Month

BAA Training launches a new Boeing 737 MAX Type Rating program, fully authorized by the Civil Aviation Authorities. BAA Training Spain will be the location where instruction and training takes place in the brand new full flight simulator for the Boeing 737 MAX, with hopes to be ready by October 2021. "Our professional team has prepared a new quality Boeing 737 MAX Type Rating program for licenced pilots who want to fly the 737 MAX type professionally and safe,” says Arunas Miezanskas, Head of Training at BAA Training.

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Skywest Airlines Partners with Skyborne Academy for Cadet Program

Another Flight School Joins the Club

As the long-promised shortage looms in the future, wise Carriers are planning ahead to develop exclusive hiring pools through dedicated Cadet Programs. Skyborne Airline Academy Vero Beach is the newest flight school to offer Skywest airlines' Professional Pilot Pathway. This partnership offers beginning students a clear pathway to an airline career and benefits such as mentorship, a conditional job offer, and enhanced seniority upon hiring. Like similar pipelines, student pilots are pre-selected for eventual airline employment but build time and experience as a Flight Instructor at Skyborne Academy. Upon reaching the necessary requirements and passing their final interview, the pilot can begin IOE as a Fir

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Eve, Bristow Reveal Alliance To Develop Air Operator’s Certificate

The Companies Will Use One Another’s Strengths To Drive Success

Eve Urban Air Mobility Bristow Group announced a Memorandum of Understanding to work together to develop an Air Operator’s Certificate for Eve’s electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft. The alliance will mature an Urban Air Mobility operating model using Bristow’s expertise in transporting passengers and cargo internationally. Bristow has placed an order for up to 100 eVTOLs with deliveries anticipated to begin in 2026. The UAM operating environment centers around vehicle design, vertiport design, regulatory development for the operating environment, eVTOL certification and autonomous operation.

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Klyde Morris (09.27.21)

Klyde Should Have Known Better by Now...


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NBAA: Collegiate Connect Day Offers Opportunities To Students

House Representatives Will Be Featured Speakers

The National Business Aviation Association notes that US House Representatives Dina Titus and Sam Graves will be  featured speakers at Collegiate Connect Day on Thursday, October 14 at the 2021 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition in Las Vegas, NV. Both leaders are well known in Washington for their dedication to matters relating to the aviation industry. Graves serves as the co-chair for the House General Aviation Caucus, and has been representing Missouri’s 6th congressional district since 2001. Titus was elected to congress in 2008- and serves as dean of the Nevada congressional delegation.

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ASA Host Warbirds Educational Program

The Program Attendees Will Earn Up To 10.5 Hours Of ASA Education Credits

The American Society of Appraisers will host a continuing education program for aircraft appraisers, lenders, insurers and maintenance professionals. 'Warbirds – An Educational Program' will take place Tuesday, November 9, from 5:30 pm through Wednesday, November 10, 7:00 pm at the Tri-State Warbird Museum in Batavia, Ohio. This program spotlights the current warbird resale market and the Spirit of Flight Center Initiative, while catering to the needs of professionals specializing in the vintage military aircraft inspection and appraisal process. The program will cover technical topics including off book aircraft appraisals, on-site logbook reviews and visual inspectio

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United Airlines Fined $1.9 Million

Incidents That Caused Long Delays, Violated Passengers Right To Deplane

United Airlines has been fined $1.9 million for over 25 flights where the plane sat on the ground for several hours, which is the largest fine imposed by the government for such long delays. The Transportation Department said that due to events which occurred between December 2015 and February 2021, more than 3,200 passengers were confined without being given a chance to exit the plane. United said most of the delays were caused by severe weather, when the airline is concentrating on making sure that planes land safely. According to the airline, they said it was a small number of the nearly 8 million operated by United and its United Express affiliates over the five-year span

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Airborne 09.27.21: Kirk in Space?, Flt Training Bill, Planes of Fame

Also: Rob Holland Wins Again, EAA On VA Flt Training Benefits, JetIn in MKE, Army Delays AWO Advancement

Captain Kirk May Soon Be Space Bound. A number of media outlets are reporting vague details about the possibility that Star Trek actor, William Shatner, (aka Captain James T Kirk) may be one of the next space tourist/passengers about an upcoming flight of a Blue Origin New Shepherd sub-orbital launch vehicle. Reportedly set for a mid-October launch, Shatner's flight may be the subject of a documentary that is still being shopped around to various outlets. A bipartisan amendment, introduced by Representative Sam Graves (R-MO) and Representative Kai K

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NTSB Prelim: Cessna A185F

As The Tailwheel Touched Down, The Airplane Veered To The Right

On September 8, 2021, about 1130 Pacific daylight time, a Cessna A185F, N185BB, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Arlington, Washington. The flight instructor, pilot rated student and passenger were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional. The flight instructor of a tailwheel airplane reported that, after the pilot rated student performed several landings, he assumed control of the airplane to demonstrate a wheel landing. During the landing roll to runway 16, as the tailwheel touched down, the airplane veered to the right.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.30.21)

Aero Linx: The MedEvac Foundation International The MedEvac Foundation International, “the Foundation,” is an international non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization headquartered in Alexandria, VA.  Since 2005, the MedEvac Foundation International has supported academic research, studies, and education programs designed to enhance the industry’s ability to deliver high-quality, safe, and effective medical care and medical transportation for every patient in-need.  The Foundation’s charitable programs support our industry’s members and their families who provide life-saving services and serve their c

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.30.21): Resume Normal Speed

Resume Normal Speed Used by ATC to advise a pilot to resume an aircraft’s normal operating speed. It is issued to terminate a speed adjustment where no published speed restrictions apply. It does not delete speed restrictions in published procedures of upcoming segments of flight. This does not relieve the pilot of those speed restrictions that are applicable to 14 CFR Section 91.117.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.30.21)

“Our professional team has prepared a new quality Boeing 737 MAX Type Rating program for licenced pilots who want to fly the 737 MAX type professionally and safe. The program has been written in line with the stiff EASA requirements and covers all the crucial elements, including but not limited to Boeing 737 MAX FCC and MCAS, multiple flight deck alerts during non-normal conditions, stabilizer trim, etc. We expect training pilots for a number of airlines in Europe and others with Boeing 737 MAX in their fleet.” Source: Arunas Miezanskas, Head of Training at BAA Training, explaining details about their new B737 MAX flight training program.

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