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March 15, 2021

Airborne 03.15.21: CAF $$$ Grant, Ipanema Ag-Plane, Sun 'n Fun 2021 Stringers

Also: 1st Female Italian Navy Strike Fighter Pilot, Federal Air Surgeon, 737 MAX Order, WAI Concludes
The Commemorative Air Force has announced a generous $500,000 matching grant from the Ray Foundation to aid in funding the Henry B. Tippie National Aviation Education Center at the CAF’s headquarters in Dallas. The Ray Foundation will match all funds raised dollar-for-dollar, up to $500,000, received through December 31, 2021. The CAF has raised $13 million against a campaign goal of $14 million. The gift comes as construction of the Education Center nears completion this spring. The Henry B. Tippie National Aviation Education Center will provide hands-on learning activities for all ages. Embraer has sold 19 EMB-203 Ipanema single-seat aircraft in

Airborne 03.12.21: Falcon 6X 1st Flt!, King Air 260 TC, Nat'l Aerobatics Day

Also: EAA B-17 Resumes, Land-DAR Introduced, Vultee BT-13 Joins LSFM, SLS Hot Fire Test

Dassault Aviation’s widebody Falcon 6X has successfully completed its first flight (as planned in the first quarter of 2021) -- 'demonstrating the maturity of the program and opening the test campaign for certification.' With test pilots Bruno Ferry and Fabrice Valette at its controls, aircraft 6X s/n 01 lifted off from Dassault Aviation’s Mérignac plant near Bordeaux at 2:45 PM. This approximately, two hour and thirty minute maiden flight was executed per the test plan, with the pilots testing air

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WAI Concludes First Virtual Conference

A Virtual Girls In Aviation Day Was Also Held On Saturday, March 13

The 32nd Annual International Women in Aviation Conference reportedly accomplished its goal to Connect. Engage. Inspire. during WAI's first virtual conference on March 11-12, 2021. "We made the decision last fall - for the safety of all our attendees during the pandemic - to take our annual gathering to an all-virtual platform with the goal of delivering the same content to include a wide variety of keynote speakers and exhibitors, seven education session tracks, professional development seminars and workshops, scholarship awards, and the Pioneer Hall of Fame induction ceremony," said Women in Aviation International (WAI) CEO Allison McKay.

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NASA Astronauts Complete Year’s Fifth Spacewalk at Station

Fourth Career Spacewalk For Glover And The Fifth For Hopkins

NASA astronauts Victor Glover and Michael Hopkins concluded their spacewalk at 3:01 p.m. EST, after 6 hours and 47 minutes. In the fifth spacewalk of the year outside the International Space Station, the two astronauts successfully completed tasks to service the station’s cooling system and communications gear. The duo began their work on the station’s port truss, or “backbone,” completing tasks that were deferred from previous spacewalks. The spacewalkers successfully vented the early ammonia system, relocated one of its jumper lines, and serviced the Columbus Bartolomeo payload platform, including routing three of four cables on the Payload Position (PAPOS) inte

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EASA Issues Guidelines For Management Of Airport Drone Incidents

Recommendations Are Addressed To All Aerodromes In The Scope Of The European Aviation System

EASA has published guidance to help aviation operators and national authorities manage drone incidents near airports, a response to a number of recent events which have disrupted Europe’s air traffic at considerable expense to aviation operators, bringing inconvenience for passengers and posing a potential safety threat. EASA’s “Drone Incident Management at Aerodromes” manual addresses unauthorised drone usage in the vicinity of airports.

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Classic Aero-TV: Thinking It Through - Aspen Avionics Looks Ahead

From 2016 (YouTube Version): "You Can’t Use An Airplane As A Beta Test-Site”…

In this video interview that took place out in the North 40 at EAA AirVenture 2016, ANN News Editor, Tom Patton, has a sit down with the President and CEO of Aspen Avionics, John Uczekaj, to talk about the aircraft avionics business in general, not about specific Aspen products. This discussion results in some fascinating information about the prospect of new FAA certification regulations and how avionics play’s into the overall safety of aviation. As the discussion targets potential changes to FAR 23 certification of avionics, Uczekaj moves into the issue o

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CBP Del Rio Sector sUAS Continue to Prove Effective

Have Detected More Than 3,000 Individuals With The Assistance Of sUAS

U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Del Rio Sector have detected more than 3,000 individuals with the assistance of small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS), since the beginning of Fiscal Year 2021, Oct. 1. “sUAS platforms frequently work in conjunction with our manned aircraft flown by CBP Air and Marine Operations,” said Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Austin L. Skero II. “Our agents will take over monitoring and tracking groups via small unmanned aircraft systems which enables manned aircraft pilots to move on in search of other groups. They are fantastic tools.”

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NIAR Begins Work On Boeing 737 Special-Mission Modifications

Part Of A Yearlong Project With Virginia-Based Dynamic Aviation

Wichita State University’s National Institute for Aviation Research has received delivery of two Boeing 737 aircraft for modification. The aircraft are part of a yearlong project with Virginia-based Dynamic Aviation to modify three 737 aircraft for a special-mission program. “Dynamic Aviation is excited to partner with WSU-NIAR. Through this partnership we will create significant value, which will allow us to continue to serve our customer well,” said Michael Stoltzfus, CEO of Dynamic Aviation.

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Airborne 03.10.21: Virtual WAI, Sun ‘n Fun 2021, ASR eFlyer 2 Parachute

Also: Mars Rover Landing Site, King Air Ground Cooling, SmartSky, Rod Machado eCourses

Women in Aviation International members and conference attendees will no doubt connect with the impressive roster of speakers scheduled for the 32nd Annual International Women in Aviation Conference, March 11-12, 2021, from the convenience of one’s home or office. “Although we are disappointed that we can’t meet in person, this virtual conference has allowed us to assemble a dynamic group of keynotes from all over the world,” Allison McKay, WAI CEO says. The Sun ‘n Fun Aerospace Expo is l

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NTSB Prelim: Beech F33

The Pilot Announced That He Was Performing A Missed Approach

On January 13, 2021 about 1033 eastern standard time, a Beech F33A, N266DC, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Columbia, South Carolina. The private pilot was fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Preliminary radar and air traffic control voice communication data provided by the Federal Aviation Administration indicated the airplane departed runway 19 at Greenville Downtown Airport (GMU) Greenville, South Carolina about 0959 under visual flight rules.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.15.21)

Aero Linx: Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS) Established in 1980, the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS) is an international trade association headquartered in the Washington, DC area. AAMS is a non-profit 501C (6) trade association that represents and advocates on behalf of our membership to enhance their ability to deliver quality, safe, and effective medical care and medical transportation for every patient in-need. AAMS is a dedicated team, committed to representing and advocating for the Air Medical and the Critical Care Ground Transport Industry and supporting our members who proudly serve their communities throughout the United States and around

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.15.21): Back-Taxi

Back-Taxi A term used by air traffic controllers to taxi an aircraft on the runway opposite to the traffic flow. The aircraft may be instructed to back-taxi to the beginning of the runway or at some point before reaching the runway end for the purpose of departure or to exit the runway.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (03.15.21)

"Space station crew members have conducted 237 spacewalks in support of assembly and maintenance of the orbiting laboratory. Spacewalkers have now spent a total of 62 days, 3 hours and 54 minutes working outside the station." Source: From a recent NASA update about the spacewalking repairs and upgrades at the International Space Station... with a tally of all the activity to this point.

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