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September 07, 2021

Aero-TV At OSH21: Karen Kalishek Named As New Board Chair At NAFI

Experienced Instructor Shares Advice For Potential CFI’s

After her recent election to board chair at the National Association of Flight Instructors, Karen Kalishek shared a few moments of reflection with us at Oshkosh. Kalishek had an interesting path to becoming a CFI after discovering her passion. Flight instructing was her 3rd career, after success in banking, as a senior VP, and later the President of her own International Consulting business.

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Airborne 09.07.21: Tunnel Flight!, B-29 Doc, USAF Mandatory Vaccine

Also: GAMA 2Q/21 Report, Perseverance Rover, Alaska A/L Wants Vax, USCG Hurricane Overflights
Professional race and aerobatic pilot Dario Costa of Italy takes it to a whole new level when he flies through a tunnel at 150 miles per hour!!! Check out this video you’ll be at the edge of your seat! On September 4th, 41 year old Costa flew his Zivko Edge 540 through the VERY narrow confines of two enclosed auto tunnels just outside Istanbul. Costa executed a tricky takeoff inside the first tunnel, flashed briefly through a gap and then continued his 150+ MPH flight through a second tunnel, flying only a few feet off the ground. After a few engine hiccups last month, the B-29 Doc ‘History Restored’ Tour will resume the 2021 season with stops

Stunning! Airplane Flies Through Tunnel At 150 MPH

Italian Aerobatic Pilot, Dario Costa, Clears Turkey’s Çatalca Tunnels In Under 44 Seconds

Wow.... we'd have loved to have been there to see this for ourselves... but thanks to Red Bull, we have plenty of video... Just after dawn on Saturday, September 4 2021, professional race and aerobatic pilot Dario Costa of Italy his Zivko Edge 540 through the VERY narrow confines of two enclosed auto tunnels just outside Istanbul. In near-darkness and closely surrounded by the concrete arc of the walls, Costa executed a tricky takeoff inside the first tunnel, flashed briefly through a gap and then continued his 150+ MPH

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Airborne 09.03.21: Virgin Galactic Grounded, G700 Records, Kirby Chambliss

Also: Tamarack Aerospace, Laser Strikes, Sonaca Aircraft, Air Tractor

Virgin Galactic is grounded after a number of inflight issues have become public. The FAA has finally stepped in and grounded Virgin Galactic. This occurred as details about the flight that carried Richard Branson, and others, to a point short of the Karman Line ran into problems that have just recently come to light. A New Yorker story by Nicholas Schmidle was the first to note the hastily rescheduled Unity 22 that carried Branson encountered issues with its attitude and the parameters established for a proper ascent and return to their base. The Gulfstream G700, set its first ever

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US Coast Guard Air Assets Conduct Overflights

Coast Guard HC-144 Responds To Multiple Oil Spills Along Southeast Louisiana

Coast Guard pilots are working over time, of late... As part of the ongoing Hurricane Ida response, the Coast Guard conducted overflights Sunday that focused on two locations previously identified for further investigation. Members of the National Strike Force aboard a Coast Guard HC-144 flew over Bay Marchand, south of Port Fourchon, Louisiana, and the Enterprise Offshore Drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico, in a continued effort to track and monitor any threats they may pose to the environment. Coast Guard crews observed no active discharge at the Bay Marchand site or near the Enterprise site.

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Airborne-Unmanned 08.31.21: Drone Safety Week, Wing's 100K, Dawn Spaceplane

Also: Latest New Shepard Mission, PteroDynamics, Jaunt’s MAV55, ASTM and EUROCAE

If you have a drone then youre going to want to participate in The Third Annual National Drone Safety Awareness Week which will take place on Sept. 13 until the 19th. Moving forward with the FAA continuing to integrate drones into the National Airspace System, one of the most important details will be ensuring drone pilots understand the responsibilities involved with flying safely. Delivery drone company Wing informs the community that they have almost achieved 100,000 customer deliveries. The milestone will coincide with the Alphabet-owned company’s second an

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Griffin Global Orders Five Boeing 737-8s

Customers Have Placed 529 Gross Orders For The 737 MAX Family, So Far, In 2021

Griffin Global Asset Management is expanding its commercial aircraft portfolio with five new 737-8 jets. The purchase is Griffin’s first direct order with Boeing, 'as it sees strategic opportunities to place the airplanes during the market recovery.' “As market conditions rebound, we are finding opportunities to serve our airline customers in innovative ways. An important component of this strategy is providing balanced capacity that meets returning passenger demand. The 737-8 is well-positioned to support this objective, and this order lays a strong foundation for more to come with Boeing and Griffin on future opportunities,” said Ryan McKenna, f

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CHC Helicopter Group Acquires Babcock’s Offshore Oil And Gas

Expands Fleet By 30 Aircraft Internationally

CHC Helicopter Group revealed the completion of its acquisition of Babcock International’s offshore oil and gas aviation business. The acquisition strengthens CHC’s position in the industry, increasing global visibility, while enhancing the scope of offshore crew transportation operations. Additionally, the acquisition will expand CHC's fleet by around 30 aircraft across the UK, Denmark and Australia. CHC will work independently from Babcock International’s operations in the UK, Australia, and Denmark While awaiting approval from applicable competitors.

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Embraer’s Eve Brings Leads Collaboration in Rio For UAM

The Workgroup Will Introduce and Accelerate Market Growth In Brazil

Embraer’s Eve Urban Mobility is working alongside its partners and the government to develop  new concepts for Urban Air Mobility, taking place in Rio de Janeiro. Eve will lead a workgroup that forms an impressive collaboration with big goals for UAM in Brazil. The data gathered hopes to guide operations of the future of UAM. Two major players in Brazil are coordinating with Eve: Brazil’s National Civil Aviation Agency and Brazil’s Department of Airspace Control. Together they will work with existing infrastructure and air traffic management to enable UAM through development and upcoming technology.

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NTSB Prelim: Cirrus Design Corp SF50

Pilot Reported A Loss Of Left Rudder Effectiveness And Left Brake Authority During The Takeoff Roll

On August 24, 2021, at 1858 eastern daylight time, a Cirrus Design Corp. SF50 airplane, N1GG, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Lansing, Michigan. The pilot and 3 passengers were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 business flight. The flight was departing from runway 10R at Capital Region International Airport (LAN). The pilot reported a loss of left rudder effectiveness and left brake authority during the takeoff roll. He decided to reject the takeoff but was unable to stop on the remaining runway available resulting in a runway excursion. The airplane subsequently encounter

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AD: ATR–GIE Avions de Transport Régional Airplanes

AD 2021-17-02 Prompted By False Activation Of The Stall Warning System Due To Wiring Damage

The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2020-23-13, which applied to all ATR–GIE Avions de Transport Régional Model ATR42-200, -300, and -320 airplanes. AD 2020-23-13 required a one-time inspection for discrepancies of the wire bundles between the left- and right-hand angle of attack (AOA) probes and the crew alerting computer, and, depending on findings, applicable corrective actions. This AD continues to require the actions in AD 2020-23-13, and also requires for certain airplanes, modifying the captain stick shaker wiring, and for all airplanes, revising the existing aircraft flight manual (AFM) and applicable corresponding opera

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AD: Airbus SAS Airplanes

AD 2021-17-04 Requires A One-Time Inspection Of The Area Around The Latch Hook Mounting Holes Of The Forward And Aft Door Frames

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A321-211, -231, and -232 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of false drill starts found around the latch hook mounting holes of certain door frames of the fuselage due to erroneous manufacturing processes. This AD requires a one-time inspection of the area around the latch hook mounting holes of the forward and aft door frames to detect damage from false drill starts, and repair if necessary, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is incorporated by reference. The FAA is issuing this AD to addres

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.07.21)

Aero Linx: The Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA) The Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA) is a non-profit association representing business and general aviation entities based in Asia and around the world. Our members include: major operators, aircraft manufacturers, aviation service providers, finance and insurance providers. Through AsBAA, our members obtain support with operational challenges and in turn, also support the greater advancement and development of the business and general aviation industry in Asia.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.07.21): Simulated Flameout

Simulated Flameout A practice approach by a jet aircraft (normally military) at idle thrust to a runway. The approach may start at a runway (high key) and may continue on a relatively high and wide downwind leg with a continuous turn to final. It terminates in landing or low approach. The purpose of this approach is to simulate a flameout.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.07.21)

“This acquisition is a great success, opening new and broader opportunities for CHC both in existing markets like Australia and the North Sea, and in new areas.  It further cements CHC’s position as one of the world’s leading providers of helicopter transportation to oil and gas, Search and Rescue and renewables customers.” Source: David Balevic, CHC President and Chief Executive Officer, commenting on the completion of its acquisition of Babcock International’s offshore oil and gas aviation business. The acquisition strengthens CHC’s position in the industry, increasing global visibility, while enhancing the scope of offshore crew transportation operations. Additionally, the acquisition w

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