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May 06, 2022

Jet A Prices On Average Equals Or Surpasses 100LL

In An Unusual Twist Jet A Prices On Average Equal Or Exceed 100LL Prices

Word on the ramp is that Jet A prices, in some areas, equal or exceed that of 100LL, regardless of whether you’re at the pump or the truck. Those whose winged chariots run on 100LL are probably accustomed to seeing bargain basement Jet A prices that cater to the few shiny birds that choose to stop by, versus the prices a piston-driver may typically see.  We’re told that is so because Jet A fuel is less complicated and less expensive to manufacture and transport. That being the case, why is Jet A climbing the price hike ladder?

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MayDay STOL Drag Races Are ON!

'The Aviation Event Unlike Any Other Is Back'

The Wayne (NE) Municipal Airport Authority has confirmed that the MayDay STOL Drag Races 2022, an aviation, family fun and outdoor event in Wayne, Nebraska is back for its second year. MayDay STOL Drag Races is an air show and drag race all rolled into one and offers a new way for airplane enthusiasts, and families to enjoy a safe event outdoors taking place this May 19th through May 22nd. This year we are lucky enough to have nationally recognized and local musical artist, Adam Manoucheri bring his band ‘Aquadog’ to the mainstage for the Saturday night Mayday bash.

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Aero-TV At AUVSI2021: Parallel Flight Technologies

Parallel Flight Technologies’ Prius of the Skies…Loads Up On Range And Endurance

Halfway through AUVSI2021, Joshua Resnick, CEO of Parallel Flight Technologies caught our attention earlier when he talked about duration and hybrid propulsion system, so we dug a little deeper. Mr. Resnick said Parallel Flight Technologies (PFT) has been building heavy-lift long-range long-duration autonomous systems using proprietary technology, their “hybrid power module”. 

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Marine Corps Declares IOC FOR CH-53K King Stallion

The King Stallion Engine Produces 57% More Horsepower With 63% Fewer Parts Than Its Predecessor

Deputy Commandant for Aviation Lt. Gen. Mark Wise announced the Marine Corps has achieved initial operational capability in the CH-53K King Stallion on April 22, 2022. This plan supports Gen. Berger’s Force Design 2030 by improving capabilities and restructuring Marine Corps aviation for the future fight. In addition to meeting IOC criteria, the CH-53K successfully completed a thorough initial operational test and evaluation period that resulted in over 3,000 mishap free hours flown in various challenging environments and terrain.

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PA $10 Million Investments to Improve 10 Airports

Aviation Transportation Assistance Program Doles Out Serious Airport Bucks

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has made $10 million in state investments to support 12 projects at 10 airports through the Aviation Transportation Assistance Program. "Aviation plays a vital role in keeping our state's economy moving," Governor Wolf said. "These investments will help Pennsylvania's airports operate safely, expand to meet current demands, and sustain growth well into the future." Pennsylvania has 121 public-use aviation facilities including airports, heliports, and seaplane bases, and these new investments will expand aviation-related operational and economic opportunities statewide.

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EasyJet And GKN To Accelerate Hydrogen Propulsion In Aviation

EasyJet And GKN Aerospace Join Forces To Accelerate Adoption Of Hydrogen In Aviation

EasyJet has teamed up with GKN Aerospace to further development of GKN’s Hydrogen propulsion jet in a bold move to reduce carbon emissions, de-carbonize aviation, and demonstrate a commitment to environmental social responsibility. Hydrogen powered aircraft is not a new phenomenon, in fact the first H2 aircraft, the Soviet Union’s Tu-155, developed from the Tupolev Tu-154, had its maiden flight in 1988.

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Klyde Morris (05.06.22)

Klyde's Not Too Thrilled With The 'Ministry of Truth'


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API’s Winglets Winging It In The West

Duncan Aviation and Aviation Partners Inc Extend Service Reach To The Western USA

Duncan Aviation has again reached out to Aviation Partners Inc (API) to designate Duncan Aviation's Provo, Utah Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facility as an authorized installer for the API blended winglets. This latest blessing provides servicing capability for customers in the western United States. In fact, Duncan and API have collaborated for many years, going back to the mid-1990’s, with the authorization of other MRO sites to perform these winglet installations.

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Airborne-Flight Training 04.28.22: MS FlightSim-Reno!, FAA Drone Symposium, G109

Also: Wings for Val, AK Airlines Pilot Strike, JetBlue Pilots Vote No Confidence, TARC 2022!

Reno Air Races recently announced that as of March 2022, the Xbox Cloud Gaming system (xCloud) now supports the Reno Air Races as an expansion pack (for an additional fee) through the Microsoft Flight Simulator (MFS) marketplace. Microsoft had announced the arrival of the Reno Air Races expansion pack on 18 November 2021, adding that MFS runs on Xbox One and other ‘supported devices’ such as mobile phones, tablets, and lower-spec PC’s. The FAA is holding the 2022 FAA Drone Symposium in Orlando, Florida, bringing together the industry to cover

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NTSB Prelim: Cessna 208B

The Airplane Subsequently Struck The Smokestack And Fell To The Rooftop

On April 13, 2022, about 0835 mountain daylight time, a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan, N928JP, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Heyburn, Idaho. The pilot was fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulation Part 135 cargo flight. According to the operator, the pilot was transporting cargo on an instrument flight rules flight from the Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC), Salt Lake City, Utah, to the Burley Municipal Airport (BYI), Burley, Idaho.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.10.22)

Aero Linx: Utah Soaring Association Utah Soaring Association is a large club with four different soaring locations in northern Utah. The club facilitates basic and advanced instruction and maintains multiple gliders for member use. Annual events such as an OLC Camp and regional/national competitions are also sponsored by the association.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.06.22): Off Course

Off Course A term used to describe a situation where an aircraft has reported a position fix or is observed on radar at a point not on the ATC-approved route of flight.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (05.06.22)

“MayDay STOL Drag Races is back and we can’t be happier. We’ve learned a lot from last year’s event, and hopefully the winds hold off this time because we have a lot to show off this year... MayDay was born from our passion and excitement for all things aviation and a desire to bring a safe, family-friendly and exciting event to the Midwest.” Source: Travis Meyer, President at Wayne Municipal Airport Authority, has confirmed that the MayDay STOL Drag Races 2022, an aviation, family fun and outdoor event in Wayne, Nebraska is back for its second year.

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