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November 18, 2022

Dutch Court Rules on 2014 Downing of Malaysian Airliner

Three Men Sentenced to Life in Prison

A Dutch court has sentenced three men to life in prison for the murders of 298-people killed in a 17 July 2014 missile attack on a Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777-200ER The aircraft—operating at the time as MH17—was enroute to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) from Amsterdam (AMS) when it was shot down over territory held by pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine. The incident occurred in the early days of a conflict between pro-Russia separatists and Ukrainian forces—the precursor to the prevailing Russo-Ukrainian conflict.

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Archer Unveils Midnight -- Its Future Production Aircraft

With Its Expected Payload Of Over 1,000 Pounds, Midnight Can Carry Four Passengers Plus A Pilot

Archer Aviation has unveiled its production aircraft, Midnight, a pilot-plus-four-passenger eVTOL aircraft during its Open House event in Palo Alto, CA. Midnight is the evolution of Archer’s demonstrator eVTOL aircraft, Maker, which has validated its twelve-tilt-six configuration and key enabling technologies. Midnight is designed to be safe, sustainable, quiet and, with its expected payload of over 1,000 pounds, can carry four passengers plus a pilot. Midnight is optimized for back-to-back short distance trips of around 20-miles, with a charging time of approximately 10 minutes in-between.

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That Time Of Year... GAMA Releases 3Q/22 A/C Shipment-Billing Report

Piston Airplane Increased 8.8% With 1,012 Units

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) has published the Third Quarter 2022 General Aviation Aircraft Shipment and Billing Report. The aircraft manufacturing industry’s results for the first nine months of 2022, when compared to the same period in 2021, point to increasing aircraft deliveries across all segments along with an increase in the overall value of the aircraft shipments.

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Aero-TV: David Uhl and the Lofty Art of Aircraft Portraiture

Still Life with Verve

David Uhl was born into a family of engineers and artists—a backdrop conducive to his gleaning a keen appreciation for the form, function, and beauty of machines, and an intuitive understanding of the passions they inspire. Mr. Uhl purchased his first motorcycle in 1988, and his pencils, brushes, and artistic sensibilities hastened to document the arcane syncretisms of line, curve, and color by which the brute concomitantly aroused the intellectual and visceral ecstasies. In 1993 Uhl got about the business of producing numerous best-selling artworks for Harley-Davidson apparel. Five years on, he presented his

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Airborne-Flight Training 11.10.22: L3Harris Academy, APS Upset Mtg, Mesa Velis

Also: Sporty's 100K, Urbe Aero Academy, Science Olympiad, Tunisian AF T-6 Texan

L3Harris Technologies launched a pair of new ATPL programs aimed at those training towards their UKCAA, EASA or Dual Pilot license – the Integrated ATPL and the Flying Start ATPL. The Integrated ATPL packages L3Harris’ Airline Academy’s commercial pilot training with accommodation throughout the United States-based flight training phase, based out of Florida. The program grants access to its graduate placement pool, with additional packages available for new trainees during the UK-based ground school and advanced training phases. Aviation Performance Soluti

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Suspect Who Threatened to Crash Stolen King Air into Walmart Dies in Prison

A Surfeit of Questions; A Dearth of Answers

On 03 September 2022, Cory Wayne Patterson—a 29-year-old, long-time employee of Tupelo Aviation, an FBO and flight-school on Mississippi’s Tupelo Regional Airport (TUP)—stole a 1987 King Air C-90A. Once aloft, Patterson contacted emergency services and threatened to crash the airplane into a nearby Walmart store. On 14 November 2022, Mr. Patterson died in a Miami federal prison where he was awaiting psychological evaluation and possibly trial.

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Airborne-Flight Training 11.10.22: L3Harris Acad., APS Upset Summit, Mesa Velis

Also: Sporty's 100K, Urbe Aero Academy, Science Olympiad, Tunisian AF T-6 Texan

L3Harris Technologies launched a pair of new ATPL programs aimed at those training towards their UKCAA, EASA or Dual Pilot license – the Integrated ATPL and the Flying Start ATPL. The Integrated ATPL packages L3Harris’ Airline Academy’s commercial pilot training with accommodation throughout the United States-based flight training phase, based out of Florida. The program grants access to its graduate placement pool, with additional packages available for new trainees during the UK-based ground school and advanced training phases. Aviation Performance Soluti

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NGPA Announces 2022 Scholarships

"Record-Breaking" Number of Applications Show 70% Increase in Interest over 2021

The National Gay Pilot’s Association received the greatest number of scholarship applications this year, sifting through 376 essays for financial support. While that number may seem somewhat small to those accustomed to scholarship programs sorting through thousands of applicants, the relatively youthful NGPA says it represents a 70% increase over the level of interest shown in 2021.

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Klyde Morris (11.14.22)

Klyde Thinks You Might Be Terrified At How True Some Of This May Be...

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Netjets Expands Scottsdale Facility

As Network Grows, Netjets Builds Additional Maintenance, Staging Locations

NetJets has broken ground on a brand-new, exclusive-use facility in Scottsdale, Arizona. The new location is expected to "significantly improve direct collaboration with supply chain partners" and greatly increase service efficiencies to the firm's fleet of jets. Netjets expects that the change will provide "seamless access" to aircraft, with additional ramp space easing congestion and fuel delays at the popular location.

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NTSB Prelim: Bearhawk Patrol

In The Final Seconds Of The Flight, Data Indicated A 400-Ft Descent In Fewer Than 2 Seconds

On October 29, 2022, about 1452 eastern daylight time, an experimental, amateur-built Bearhawk Patrol airplane, N964RS, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Hanover Township, Pennsylvania. The pilot and pilot-rated passenger were fatally injured. The airplane was operated by the pilot as a personal flight conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Witnesses reported that the pilot and pilot-rated passenger departed Farmers Pride Airport (9N7), Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, earlier in the day.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.18.22)

Aero Linx: Wings For Children Welcome to Wings For Children, the site devoted to child abuse. Here you will find information on preventing child abuse, databases for missing children and sex offender registries. There is our “Angel Wings” program, created to help abused children reach destinations across America, and links to other child abuse prevention sites. Angel Wings transports sick and terminally ill children by privately owned aircraft and pilots for treatment. We are an all volunteer organization. Wings for Children has neither charged for any service or expense, nor have there ever been any paid staff.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.18.22): Radar Point Out

Radar Point Out An action taken by a controller to transfer the radar identification of an aircraft to another controller if the aircraft will or may enter the airspace or protected airspace of another controller and radio communications will not be transferred.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (11.18.22)

“Demand for general aviation aircraft remains hardy as our industry continues to strategically navigate ongoing challenges, which include issues with supply chain and workforce shortages within our industry and within global regulatory authorities. Deliveries are converging on, and in some cases surpassing, the levels we were experiencing prior to the pandemic, which is a testament to the strength of our industry and the importance and utility of general and business aviation.” Source: GAMA President and CEO, Pete Bunce, summarizing some of the observations following the 3Q/22 Sales and Billing Report.

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