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June 05, 2022

YAK-52 Aerobatic Team Perseveres

Ukraine War Impacts FAI World Intermediate Aerobatic Championship

Owing to an insufficient number of entries in the FAI World YAK-52 Aerobatic Championship, event organizers have invited YAK-52 entrants to compete in the 3rd FAI World Intermediate Aerobatic Championship—which is being held contemporaneously. The USA YAK-52 team has accepted the invitation and will compete in the Intermediate championship, to be held in Torun, Poland from 04 June through 11 June 2022. 

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Top Aces Surpasses One-Hundred-Thousand Hours Of Accident-Free Operations

Combat Training Contractor Maintains a Safe, Dangerous Game

Top Aces, the provider of advanced adversary air (ADAIR) and Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) training to the world’s leading air forces, confirms that it has officially flown over one-hundred-thousand hours of accident-free, adversary air (ADAIR) and close air support (CAS) training. Top Aces Inc. CEO Paul Bouchard states: “We are all immensely proud to reach the 100,000-hour mark. It is a monumental milestone for Top Aces,” Bouchard adds, “It represents our uncompromising commitment to safety and excellence, which could only be achieved through the expertise and dedication of each and every Top Aces employee over the last 17 years.”  <

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Volunteer Pilots To Be Honored At Oshkosh

EAA Announces Public Benefit Flying Day

The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) in cooperation with Air Care Alliance (ACA) is working to raise visibility for public flying and promote pilot volunteerism by hosting Public Benefit Flying Day at this year’s EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh. The event, which honors aviators who participate in any type of public benefit flying, will take place on Friday, July 29.

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Classic Aero-TV: Historically Unique -- Marlin Horst's Exquisite Fairchild 71

From 2014 (YouTube Version): Exotic Rebuild Reveals Aerial Work Of Art

During EAA AirVenture 2014, ANN's Michael Maya Charles took the time to get a history lesson about a great airplane from days gone by. By 1929 aviation was being recognized for its ability to transport people and cargo to areas that were extremely hard to get to. This led the Fairchild Company to come up with a single engine transport plane known as the Fairchild 71. ANN's roving reporter met up with Marlin Horst who was responsible for the restoration of one of t

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Luckless Irish Drone Operator Prosecuted

It is not Wisdom but Authority that Makes a Law —Thomas Hobbes

The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) successfully prosecuted an independent filmmaker for flying a drone over a crowd of demonstrators in Dublin. The May 2021 incident saw the drone detained and its operator informed by the IAA that he’d violated its 1993 Act for “operating a drone over an assembly of people.” The agency alleged the operator did not appreciate the safety risks posed to the crowd gathered underneath a flying drone. The IAA further stated that bystanders below an airborne drone cannot safely move away if the drone malfunctions and falls, or is operated erratically.

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Red Tape Hinders The Route To Red Planet

SpaceX Starship Launch Faces FAA Delay. Again

Getting to space is difficult. The technical, gravitational, atmospheric, aerodynamic, and fiscal challenges are immense—and then there’s the red-tape … The Federal Aviation Administration has delayed the release of its final, Programmatic Environmental Assessment of SpaceX's Starship development program until next month. The move—which the FAA attributes to ongoing interagency consultation—will see the originally scheduled release date of 31 May pushed back to 13 June. 

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uAvionix Introduces AV-Mag Precision External Magnetometer

AV-30 Compatible Device Supplements Aircraft Heading Data

uAvionix, the Bigfork, MT / Leesburg, VA, based engineering outfit specializing in avionics, surveillance, airport services, UAS systems, and semiconductors, has introduced its AV-Mag, a high precision 3-axis external magnetometer compatible with the company’s AV-30 panel display. When paired with an AV-30, AV-Mag provides consistent and accurate magnetic heading information, wind speed and direction data, and improved accuracy of autopilot navigation functions.

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Flags Of Our Film Protagonists

Top Gun: Maverick Makes Waves in the Taiwan Strait

In a shocking assertion of their ostensible, vertebrate taxonomical classification, Hollywood executives have released the much anticipated, Top Gun: Maverick film with images of the Taiwanese flag intact—thereby angering Chinese Communists. In his update to the 1986 smash-hit Top Gun, Tom Cruise’s character, Captain Pete “Maverick” Mitchell sports a bomber jacket emblazoned with the Taiwanese flag—an image Communist authorities deem an affront to their assertions of sovereignty over the island nation.     

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Airborne 05.27.22: Global Falcon 6X, An-225 Mriya, AirVenture NOTICE

Also: AEA 1Q/22 Report, An-225 Mriya, Rhoades Aviation Busted, Sporty's Skyhawk Model

Dassault flight-test crews are making ready to embark on a grueling, global proving campaign to ensure the company’s Falcon 6X, ultra wide-body, business aircraft meets its ambitious performance and reliability goals. The one-month, forty-stop, 150-hour campaign is set to begin in June, and is scheduled to comprise a number of long and short haul legs across Europe, and between North and South America, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Flights of 10-12 hours will alternate with quick, short hops. The largest aircraft in the world, recently destroyed, may be retu

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Klyde Morris (06.03.22)

Klyde's Just As Disgusted As The Rest Of Us... For A Number of Reasons


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NTSB Prelim: Express 2000RG

(Video) Showed The Airplane Descending, Near Vertical, With A Right Roll

On May 30, 2022, about 0748 mountain daylight time, an Express 2000RG airplane, N44508, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Cheyenne, Wyoming. The pilot was fatally injured. The airplane was operated under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. According to preliminary information obtained by investigators, the airplane departed the Cheyenne Regional Airport/Jerry Olson Field (CYS) from runway 27, about 0744, with the intention of flying to Texas.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.05.22)

Aero Linx: Aeronautical Repair Station Association ARSA is devoted to the worldwide civil aviation maintenance industry—from its global corporations to the small, independent businesses. ARSA members are located on five continents and in nearly 20 countries. The association’s experts create tools for members to navigate the maze of government mandates while enhancing safety, efficiency and productivity.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.05.22): Model Aircraft

Model Aircraft An unmanned aircraft that is: (1) capable of sustained flight in the atmosphere; (2) flown within visual line of sight of the person operating the aircraft; and (3) flown for hobby or recreational purposes.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (06.05.22)

“As Ireland’s Aviation Regulator, the safety of the public is our priority. The onus is on those who operate drones to do so safely and within the scope of the law, which in this case is EU-wide and in force since the beginning of last year. Luckily no one was injured in this instance and the operator has admitted he was at fault.” Source: Diarmuid Ó Conghaile, Aviation Regulator for the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA), explaining the rationale behind the successfully prosecution of an independent filmmaker for flying a drone over a crowd of demonstrators in Dublin. The May 2021 incident saw the drone detained and its operator informed by the IAA that he’d violated its 1993 Act for “operating a dron

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