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June 04, 2023

USAF Air Education and Training Command to Present at AirVenture

AETC; Setting Sights to Aim High

EAA’s AirVenture 2023—the 70th iteration of the world-renowned weeklong fly-in, airshow, and incomparable aviators’ hootenanny—will see the USAF’s Air Education and Training Command bring its people and resources to Oshkosh. Though definitive announcements pertaining to participating aircraft and activities will be made public as they are finalized, AETC’s presentations are slated to include aircraft representing numerous facets of the USAF’s combat, strategic, and logistical fleets.  

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U.S. Navy Pilot Ejects Over Key West

Aviator Unharmed

An as-of-yet unidentified U.S. Navy pilot was rescued by one of the service’s MH-60S Seahawk helicopters after ejecting from an F-5N training jet some 22-nautical-miles off the coast of Key West, Florida. The aviator, who was transported to and released from Miami’s Jackson Memorial Hospital following medical evaluation, was assigned to Fighter Squadron Composite 111, known colloquially as the Sun Downers, and based at Naval Station Key West.

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Coalition Formed In Defense of America’s Regional Airports

Communities and Industry Unite

Stakeholders including airports, chambers of commerce, businesses, and community organizations throughout the United States have united for purpose of giving rise to the Coalition to Protect America’s Regional Airports (CPARA)—a nationwide coalition dedicated to the protection and preservation of America’s regional airports and the critical role played by such in connecting U.S. communities, creating American jobs, and supporting U.S. regional economies. CPARA, by charter, strongly opposes changes to Reagan National Airport’s (DCA) High Density (slot) and perimeter rules.

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Elixir Aircraft Make Deal for 6 Aircraft to French Flight Academy

Mermoz Academy Opts for Domestic Trainer Plane for Future Euro Pilots

Elixir Aircraft has completed another sale to a local European flight school, issuing half a dozen new aircraft to Mermoz Academy. The school, established in 1997, The new aircraft are intended to provide Mermoz with an attractive, modern aircraft suited to flight training in today’s market. While Elixir is always happy to point to “reduced carbon emissions and operating costs” for its new light aircraft, many French flight schools in the region probably make their way into the company’s base of clientele for a much simpler reason: They want to support a wholly domestic manufacturer.

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DART Aerospace Model 311 GII Fire Attack System STC Expanded

Approval Granted for the Airbus H145 D-2 and D-3 Models

With an impressive line-up of over 1,500 STC's and five-thousand products, Montreal-based DART Aerospace offers a comprehensive portfolio of aftermarket products, aeronautical accessories, spare parts, and services for civil and military operators, all major rotorcraft OEMs, completion centers, and MRO facilities. On 30 May 2023, Dart announced its FAA STC for the Model 311 GII Fire Attack System (FAS) has been amended to include installation on Airbus’s H145 (MBB BK-117) D-2 and D-3 helicopter models as well as the previously approved C-2 model.

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Jetcraft Sees Sunny Skies for Corporate Aviation Sales

"Corporate Buyer Roars Back to Life" Says Forecaster

Jetcraft's 2023 Pre-Owned Business Jet Market Forecast shows that the "return of the corporate buyer has played a key role in driving unprecedented business aviation demand", good news for some eyeing recent news with a wary eye. The company released its report with all the important work shown, allowing readers to see for themselves just how things are looking after the surprising run-up experienced by AvBiz as a whole since 2020. Jetcraft feels pretty good about where the market is now, citing constant increases in values and activity.

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First A330-900 For ITA Airways Delivered

Commencement Ceremony Celebrates First Next-Gen Narrowbody Delivery

Italian national carrier ITA Airways, took delivery of its first A330-900 from Air Lease Corporation. The carrier made a big to-do about the handover, performing it at a small ceremony in Toulouse, France to commemorate the occasion. The A330neo will join the ITA Airways fleet in June to serve its long-haul routes and new intercontinental destinations.

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Classic Aero-TV: Bob Hoover At Airventure--How Did You Get Into Aerobatics?

From 2011 (YouTube Version): Aviation's Greatest Living Legend Talks About His Aerobatic Beginnings

ANN is pleased to offer you yet another snippet from the public conversations that took place with Bob Hoover at Airventure 2011... where he was honored for a lifetime of aviation excellence. In this program, Bob talks about his beginnings in aerobatic flight. Ask any pilot who he thinks is the best he (or she) ever saw and depending on how long they've been in the business, the answers might surprise you...

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First Responder Recounts Bizarre Utah Aircraft Mishap

Walking Away, James Gang-Style

Speaking to the subject of a Sunday, 28 May 2023 call received by Washington County, Utah’s Enterprise Fire and EMS, Deputy Chief Jeff Germain stated: “They [onlookers] witnessed the aircraft come over them and lose altitude, and then crash over the side of the mountain.”

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NTSB Prelim: Cessna 310D

Airplane Impacted Cedar Trees And Terrain About 1,300 Feet Southwest Of The Center Of The Runway

On May 6, 2023, at 1522 central daylight time, a Cessna 310D, N6798T, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident in Ennis, Texas. The pilot and front seat passenger were seriously injured, and the backseat passenger was fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) data revealed that the airplane departed David Wayne Hooks Memorial Airport (DWH), Houston, Texas, at 1424 and proceeded to Ennis Municipal Airport (F41) and arrived at 1522.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.04.23)

Aero Linx: The International Comanche Society The International Comanche Society is the leading organization dedicated to Piper Comanche aircraft and their owners. With over a thousand members, we offer numerous resources to help you with your Comanche aircraft, while making new friends to share your experiences with.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.04.23): The Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST)

The Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST) The electronically administered free test required for all recreational UAS operators referred to as the aeronautical knowledge and safety test, under 49 USC §44809 (g).

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (06.04.23)

“The Air Force’s Air Education and Training Command has a much wider reach than even most aviation enthusiasts would imagine, which makes AirVenture an outstanding location to highlight all of the command’s capabilities, Those capabilities will be showcased in the air and during ground presentations throughout the week at Oshkosh.”

Source: EAA vice president of communities and member programs Rick Larsen, commenting on  Read More





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