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March 06, 2022

General Atomics 'Wingman' Recon Drone Announced

AI-Powered Smart Scout To Serve as High-Speed Fighter Companion

General Atomics has announced its newest addition to its portfolio drones, the Gambit. Described as an "Autonomous Collaborative Platform (ACP)”,  the drone will be a jet-powered, autonomous recon wingman for manned aircraft, working in tandem as a lower cost, low-risk option to send on scouting tasks that would be too dangerous for larger aircraft. Using a blend of artificial intelligence and autonomous systems, the Gambit will "enable pilots to see deeper into hostile airspace, detect threats first, and provide time and space for critical decisions and actions."

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Klyde Morris (03.04.22)

Klyde Can't Figure Out The Ukraine Mess, Either...


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Aerobatic Regional Champion Goes West

Oregon Fixture Marianne Fox, Fiancée of IAC President Passes in XC Plane Accident

The International Aerobatic Club announced some somber news to members this morning, when they recognized the death of one of their own, taken too soon during a short, everyday cross country flight. Marianne Fox took to aerobatic flight quickly and eagerly, according to club mates in Oregon. Beginning her logbook in 2019, she soon earned her private pilot license and began flying in the Primary aerobatic category at her home port of Corvallis, Oregon in 2020.

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Russia to Suspend RD-181 Support

Rocket Engines Vital to Antares Medium Rocket Support Discontinued

Russia halted its rocket supply to the US, and, despite many believing that production stateside is both plentiful and capable enough to mitigate the problem, a suitable replacement for the RD-181 engines supplied by the country is not yet ready for launch. Russia has decided to rescind any technical support from the RD-181 it sells to the US, a problem for the strategic space launch schedule, since the engine is the only one in use for the Orbital ATK Antares rocket.

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NATA Sends Off Senator Inhofe

Consistent Friend of the Industry Thanked As He Heads Towards Retirement

Another industry body has seen off the outgoing Senator James Inhofe, thanking him for his continual service to the aviation industry throughout his career. Timothy Obitts, president of the National Air Transportation Association, is grateful for the work done by the Inhofe office, who completed a number of important projects and changes that have affected nearly everyone in the system. After almost 30 years of service in the U.S. Congress, he announced that he will retire, ending his term prematurely in January 2023.

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Classic Aero-TV: Focusing On The Future - King Schools Preps For Tomorrow

From 2019 (YouTube Version): Change Is In The Wind For King Schools

King Schools customers are seeing a new flight instructor in King Schools’ online video courses. CEO Barry Knuttila has taken on an additional role as one of the on-camera instructors for King Schools. Barry holds an ATP certificate with a Falcon 10 type rating and flight and ground instructor certificates with all available airplane ratings. He also owns a Beechcraft Debonair, and regularly flies the King Schools Falcon 10 with John and Martha.

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FAA Proposes Fine on Airtronics

Alleges Maintenance Company Completed Work Outside Approved Premises

The FAA has alleged that Airtronics of Watkins, Colorado, conducted unapproved maintenance operations on 20 or so aircraft over a year span, proposing a fine of $175,000. The agency believes that Airtronics, from the period between August 2019 and November 2020 conducted a series of maintenance operations at a facility not approved under the company's issued operations specifications.

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DART Aerospace Buys Paravion, Century Helicopters

DART Aerospace Announced The Acquisition Of Equipment Manufacturer Paravion Technology And Century Helicopters

Paravion focuses on a wide range of accessories and OEM equipment for a range of fixed and rotary wing aircraft, often tackling underappreciated niches like environmental control systems, camera mounting systems, and ground handling units for helicopters. The Heliporter is a signature piece of the company's portfolio, which also contains more than 70 FAA certs and 200 foreign approvals from a range of regulatory bodies. Likewise, Century Helicopters focused on its own dedicated mission range, developing expertise in the intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance market.

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NTSB Prelim: Cessna 172G

Pilot Added 10° Flaps And Applied Full Carburetor Heat. The Engine Then “Stumbled And Quit.”

On January 8, 2022, about 1530 eastern standard time, a Cessna 172G airplane, N3964L, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Youngstown, Ohio. The private pilot and two passengers sustained no injury. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. The pilot reported the purpose of the flight was to verify the proper operation of a newly installed automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast system in the airplane.

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AD: Bell Textron Canada Limited Helicopters

AD 2022-04-06 Retains Certain Requirements Of AD 2021-06-06

The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2021-06-06, which applied to certain Bell Textron Canada Limited Model 505 helicopters. AD 2021-06-06 required repetitive fluorescent penetrant inspections (FPIs) of the pilot collective stick and grip assembly and revising the existing Rotorcraft Flight Manual (RFM) for your helicopter. Since the FAA issued AD 2021-06-06, the pilot collective stick and grip assembly has been redesigned. This AD retains certain requirements of AD 2021-06-06, requires modifying your helicopter to include the improved pilot collective stick tube and adds a terminating action for the repetitive FPIs. This AD also prohibits installing any pilot collective st

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.06.22)

Aero Linx: Aeronautical Information Services Around the World Our online tool provides the contact details and websites of AIS/AIM providers and regulators. The States/territories* are listed alphabetically. Our new search functionality allows our users to quickly find what they are looking for - just start typing and watch the list get refined with each character. The information found on this page is provided by the users of the '@is online' and may not be complete or accurate...

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.06.22): Instrument Approach Procedure [ICAO]

Instrument Approach Procedure [ICAO] A series of predetermined maneuvers by reference to flight instruments with specified protection from obstacles from the initial approach fix, or where applicable, from the beginning of a defined arrival route to a point from which a landing can be completed and thereafter, if a landing is not completed, to a position at which holding or en route obstacle clearance criteria apply.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (03.06.22)

“In a situation like this, we can’t supply the United States with our world’s best rocket engines.. Let them fly on something else, their broomsticks, I don’t know what.”  Source: Roscosmos Boss, Rogozin, in a media interview, shooting his mouth off once again... following Russia having halted its rocket supply to the US, and, despite many believing that production stateside is both plentiful and capable enough to mitigate the problem, a suitable replacement for the RD-181 engines supplied by the country is not yet ready for launch.

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