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September 06, 2021

Aero-TV At OSH21: Avidyne Introduces New Flight Display System

CEO Dan Schwinn Chats About Products and AI For Aviation

Vantage is a new flight display system in an upcoming product line from Avidyne. This first product is for the generation of SR20s and SR22s that have the original Avidyne display. It is an upgrade to 12 inch screens and much more powerful processing capability, along with additional system redundancies. The upgrade will be cost effective, bigger than what it replaces and all hybrid touch. We had the chance to speak with CEO and Founder, Dan Schwinn, about the Vantage flight display systems on the first day of Oshkosh. “We think this will be a very desirable upgrade... and the beginnin

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B-29 Doc History Restored Tour Adds Stops In New Mexico And California

'Doc' Is One Of Only Two B-29 Superfortresses Still Airworthy

The B-29 Doc History Restored Tour will resume the 2021 tour season with stops in Albuquerque, NM, Chino, CA, and Inyokern, CA, in September and October. B-29 Doc, one of only two B-29 Superfortresses still airworthy and flying today, will launch its fall tour Sept. 17 through Oct. 4. Doc will arrive at Cutter Aviation at Albuquerque International Sunport, Friday, Sept. 17, and will be available for B-29 Doc Flight Experience rides and ground and flight deck tours Friday, Sept. 17 through Sunday, Sept. 18. The tour stop in Chino, CA, will be hosted by Yanks Air Museum, Thursday, Sept. 23 through Sunday, Sept. 26. Doc will close the western tour with a stop at Inyokern Airport, Friday, O

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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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Engine Failure Unites Commemorative Air Force Units From Colorado, Arizona

The Groups Worked Together To Restore The B-25 To Its Flying Glory

B-25 Maid in the Shade, took a visit to the Rocky Mountain Wing Airport, from CAF Airbase Arizona. During the trip, unfortunately one of the engines failed. The Rocky Mountain Wing, located in Grand Junction, Colorado did everything they could to help their fellow CAF flight and ground crews while they addressed the issue. The Rocky Mountain Wing has plenty of experience as they have been around for over a decade and had no problem stepping up to the plate. The B-25 was diagnosed with a similar issue that the Rocky Mountain Wing’s TBM Avenger experienced, and coincidentally they share the same engine type. CAF Airbase Arizona transported a spare engine from their facility in

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B-17 Texas Raiders Showcase Underway In Colorado

Fly In One Of 10 Airworthy B-17s, SB2C Helldiver And More

A B-17 Texas Raiders Showcase is taking place in Englewood, Colorado through September 9th, 2021. Wings Over the Rockies Exploration of Flight and the Commemorative Airforce presents the showcase of a fleet of iconic WWII aircraft, led by the B-17 Flying Fortress Texas Raiders. The aircraft will fly into Exploration of Flight at Centennial Airport and show off for seven days of cockpit tours and warbird flights. B-17 Texas Raiders media flights will take place on September 3 at 12 p.m. with limited seats available. Additionally, the showcase will feature the SB2C Helldiver, SNJ-5 Texan and SNB Sonoran Beauty, which are from the Commemorative Air Force and notable for their hi

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Pilot’s Union Sues Southwest Airlines, Challenges Forced Time Off

The Union Threatens To Picket Southwest During Winter Travel High Season

On August 30th, The Southwest Airlines Pilots Association filed a complaint in federal court, declaring that the carrier implemented an "emergency extended time off" program, changed schedules and modified prescription drug and retirement benefits without first consulting or bargaining with the association, in violation of federal labor law. The union represents 9,000 pilots. The “emergency extended time off” policy gave pilots the option to take time off without pay during the pandemic. The union added Southwest began leading some pilots into mandatory quarantine without pay starting December 2020 and continuing into Summer 2021.

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Alaska New Hires Required To Have Vaccine

Quarantine Pay Ends For Unvaccinated That Get The Virus

Alaska and Horizon Airlines require full vaccination by the date of hire for new employees. They will also stop quarantine pay to unvaccinated employees that contract COVID-19. “Our goal is to have as many employees vaccinated as possible,” Alaska Airline said in a statement. “We have not yet made a decision on a vaccine requirement for current employees but did implement two new policies to help us reach this goal. All new hires at Alaska and Horizon must now be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their date of hire.”

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Airborne 09.01.21: NBAA-BACE Wants Vax, California v GA, FlightAware Sold

Also: Astra Launch Failure, Delta Wants Vax Too, Dawn Aerospace, F-15QA

Although the NBAA-BACE is still happening, there is a new requirement. If you're planning on attending, the tradeshow is requiring attendees to get the COVID -19 vaccine. “For decades, the aviation industry has brought people together and transported them forward safely and responsibly,” NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen said. How they will enforce this requirement is yet to be determined, but NBAA promises a more defined policy 30 days before the show. The County of Santa Clara alongside a coalition of community groups represented by Earth justice filed a petition callin

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NTSB Prelim: Aeronca 7AC

Airplane Started A “Roll To The Right,” The Left Wing “Fell,” And The Airplane “Stalled, Entering A Spin.”

On August 21, 2021, about 0853 central daylight time, an Aeronca 7AC airplane, N1472E, sustained substantial damage when it was involved in an accident near Fort Worth, Texas. The airline transport pilot and the passenger sustained fatal injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. According to the manager of the Flying Oaks Airport (2TE2), Fort Worth, Texas, the pilot was going to conduct a local area flight with his son onboard. The pilot was seated in the rear seat and the passenger was seated in the front seat. The airplane, which had flight

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.06.21)

Aero Linx: US Army Golden Knights In 1959, nineteen Airborne Soldiers from various military units formed the Strategic Army Command Parachute Team (STRAC). Brigadier General Joseph Stilwell Jr. gathered the Soldiers with the intent of competing in the relatively new sport of skydiving, which at that time was dominated by the Soviet Union. That year, the U.S. Army team began representing the United States on the international competition circuit, and performed their first demonstration in Danville, Virginia. Two years later, the Department of Defense announced that the STRAC team would become the United States Army Parachute Team...

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.06.21): Preferred IFR Routes

Preferred IFR Routes

Routes established between busier airports to increase system efficiency and capacity. They normally extend through one or more ARTCC areas and are designed to achieve balanced traffic flows among high density terminals. IFR clearances are issued on the basis of these routes except when severe weather avoidance procedures or other factors dictate otherwise. Preferred IFR Routes are listed in the Chart Supplement U.S. If a flight is planned to or from an area having such routes but the departure or arrival point is not listed in the Chart Supplement U.S., pilots may use that part of a Preferred IFR Route which is appropriate for the departure or arrival point that is listed. Prefe

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.06.21)

“Our goal is to have as many employees vaccinated as possible. We have not yet made a decision on a vaccine requirement for current employees but did implement two new policies to help us reach this goal. All new hires at Alaska and Horizon must now be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their date of hire. In addition, current unvaccinated employees who become exposed to or infected with COVID-19, will no longer be paid for their quarantine time. We appreciate every employee who has put in the effort to get vaccinated, and we continue to encourage our employees to get the vaccine.” Source: From an Alaska Airline statement explaining their rationale for their vaccine requirements.

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