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February 02, 2024

Airborne Affordable Flyers 02.02.24: 2 More DeltaHawks!, ArkanSTOL Delay, Van's Update

 

 
Also: Dynon Van's Support, More Rotor X Details, ForeFlight Voyager App, 'Jetson Bill'
 
 
DeltaHawk Engines is pumping things up... and has added two new higher horsepower engine models to its family of jet-fueled piston engines. Both of the new engines are based upon the architecture of the company's DHK180, which was FAA Certified in April 2023 and is now being readied for production ahead of anticipated deliveries later this year. The ArkanSTOL organizers tell ANN that the “Ozark Backwoods Challenge” grew from an idea around a campfire to a one-of-a-kind aviation event that has wildly exceeded our expectations. The executive team recognizes the need for a season of recalibration to ensure a

DeltaHawk Adds Two More Powerplants

Company Introduces Higher Power Engine Options... 200 and 235 HP

DeltaHawk Engines is pumping things up... and has added two new higher horsepower engine models to its family of jet-fueled piston engines. Both of the new engines are based upon the architecture of the company's DHK180, which was FAA Certified in April 2023 and is now being readied for production ahead of anticipated deliveries later this year. The two new models are the DHK200, which will produce Rated Take-Off Power (RTP) and Maximum Continuous Power (MCP) of 200 horsepower, and the DHK235 which will produce an RTP and MCP of 235 horsepower.

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ForeFlight Launches Voyager App for Apple Vision Pro

App Designed For Spatial Computing Brings Airports To Life In 3D

ForeFlight has launched Voyager, a free app designed exclusively for Apple Vision Pro -- which has been getting a lot of attention. Voyager leverages the advanced spatial computing capabilities of Apple Vision Pro to deliver a 3D airport exploration experience, enabling users to immerse themselves in a real-time aviation environment. Voyager combines satellite imagery, high-resolution terrain, and live traffic data to bring each airport to life in 3D on top of a floating disk that users can view from any angle.

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Rotor Flies Autonomous R22 In Public Demo

Rotor Is Building The First Two R550Xs At Its Facilities In Nashua, N.H. 

The live flight of the R220Y, an uncrewed R&D aircraft based on the Robinson R22 2-seat helicopter, took place at Nashua Airport on January 30, 2024, before a crowd of around 100 people. The aircraft performed a full startup procedure, hovered in front of the audience, made turning maneuvers, and descended to land after approximately three minutes in the air. To the company’s knowledge, this historic flight is 'the first time' that an uncrewed full-scale helicopter has ever flown publicly. 

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Airborne 01.24.24: EAA on MOSAIC, Rocky Mtn Airport Woes, B-21 in Production

Also: Montaer Expands Factory, FAA's Super Bowl Cautions, T-7A Red Hawk Chute, BLS Job Numbers

EAA has responded to the MOSAIC proposal. EAA notes that the new rule will significantly benefit general aviation – expanding the capability, size, and scope of aircraft that can be built utilizing industry consensus standards and aircraft that can be flown while exercising Sport Pilot privileges. Sensing blood in the water, legal sharks near the Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport have filed suit looking to restrict airport activity near their communities. The public-use airport was established in 1960 near Broomfield, Colorado, and is now the closest port to

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Airborne 01.24.24: EAA on MOSAIC, Rocky Mtn Airport Woes, B-21 in Production

Also: Montaer Expands Factory, FAA's Super Bowl Cautions, T-7A Red Hawk Chute, BLS Job Numbers

EAA has responded to the MOSAIC proposal. EAA notes that the new rule will significantly benefit general aviation – expanding the capability, size, and scope of aircraft that can be built utilizing industry consensus standards and aircraft that can be flown while exercising Sport Pilot privileges. Sensing blood in the water, legal sharks near the Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport have filed suit looking to restrict airport activity near their communities. The public-use airport was established in 1960 near Broomfield, Colorado, and is now the closest port to

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Airborne-Flight Training 01.25.24: EAA Ed Ctr, Air India, USN Test Pilot School

 

Also: NetJets Row Increases, BLS Job Numbers, CPL Oral Exam Guide, King Schools' Samuel Golden

The EAA's Education Center in Oshkosh, Wisconsin has found continued interest since opening in July 2022, offering a "center for aviation learning for young people as well as experienced pilots". The Education Center will be searching for additional growth in 2024 in the hopes of serving thousands more. India's flagship conglomerate Tata Group announced the creation of a 600,000 square foot aviation training academy, aiming to feed its domestic industry more than 50,000 professionals in the coming years. The Tata Group's ownership

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ALPA President Defines Reduced-Pilot Cockpits As ‘Single Greatest Threat’

"...This Issue Is The Single Greatest Threat To Aviation Safety."

In a speech at the ALPA Cargo Symposium this week, ALPA president Capt. Jason Ambrosi discussed current industry-led efforts to eliminate pilots from the flight deck and called it the “single greatest existential threat” to the piloting profession, making clear that the effort would eventually expand beyond cargo operations and include passenger flights as well. The symposium brought together participants from every corner of the aviation industry for an in-depth look into air-cargo operations and the impact on airline pilots in the United States and Canada.

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Airborne-Flight Training 01.25.24: EAA Ed Ctr, Air India, USN Test Pilot School

Also: NetJets Row Increases, BLS Job Numbers, CPL Oral Exam Guide, King Schools' Samuel Golden

The EAA's Education Center in Oshkosh, Wisconsin has found continued interest since opening in July 2022, offering a "center for aviation learning for young people as well as experienced pilots". The Education Center will be searching for additional growth in 2024 in the hopes of serving thousands more. India's flagship conglomerate Tata Group announced the creation of a 600,000 square foot aviation training academy, aiming to feed its domestic industry more than 50,000 professionals in the coming years. The Tata Group's ownership of Air India spurred on their activ

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Return To Flight Status: Tuskegee Airmen PT-19 Trainer

Historic PT-19 Restored by CAF Airbase Georgia Returns to the Air

No one said it would be easy, but after two years of dedicated restoration work, Fairchild PT-19A, serial number 42-83511, took to the skies again at Atlanta Regional Airport – Falcon Field, in Peachtree City, Ga., on Jan.18, 2024. “This historic aircraft, originally used to train Tuskegee Airmen in World War II, had flown for Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Airbase Georgia for many years, but the leadership team decided it was time to take it apart and inspect, restore and repaint it,” said Airbase Leader Joel Perkins. “Re-skinning the aircraft with fabric and applying an authentic paint scheme took a lot of time, but our members were committed to recreating a

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Klyde Morris (01.29.24)

Klyde Finally Discloses How Ingenuity Kept Flying...

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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FAA Expands B4UFLY Drone Programs

B4UFLY Service Shows Recreational Drone Flyers Where They Can And Cannot Fly

The FAA is now partnering with several companies to offer drone pilots more places to receive official airspace awareness information. The FAA’s B4UFLY service shows recreational drone flyers where they can and cannot fly. The FAA has approved four companies to provide B4UFLY services through desktop and mobile applications. Approved companies will offer multiple ways to access B4UFLY and bring recreational flyers the latest airspace awareness information directly from the agency. The rule for operating unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) or drones under 55 pounds in the National Airspace System (NAS) is 14 CFR Part 107, referred to as the Small UAS Rule.

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NTSB Final Report: Pilatus Aircraft Ltd PC12/47E

As A Result Of His Inattention To This Airspeed Decay, The Stall Warning System Activated And The Autopilot Disconnected

Analysis: Before departing on the flight, the pilot of the turbo-propeller-equipped, single-engine airplane and student pilot-rated passenger seated in the right front seat of the airplane attempted to enter a flight plan into the airplane’s integrated flight management system. They ultimately did not complete this task prior to takeoff with the pilot remarking, “we’ll get to it later.” The pilot subsequently departed and climbed into instrument meteorological conditions (IMC) without an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight plan.

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Classic Aero-TV: Hartzell Aviation Formed

From 2022 (YouTube Version): Famed Propeller Manufacturer Rebrands

Hartzell, the storied and inveterate American manufacturer of aircraft propeller systems, has been reorganized under the auspices of Tailwind Technologies Inc. The emergent entity, Hartzell Aviation, encompasses a growing number of brands to include: Hartzell Propeller, Hartzell Aerospace Welding, and Hartzell Engine Tech. United under the Hartzell Aviation banner, the trio of historic aerospace concerns stands ready to ply its considerable expertise and experience to the

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.02.24)

Aero Linx: Arizona Wing Commemorative Air Force Join the Arizona Commemorative Air Force. Become a member of the Commemorative Air Force – the world’s largest flying museum of more than 12,000 members and a fleet of 165 airplanes. Arizona is the largest CAF unit, and we have a variety of ways you can help.  Learn more about our colonel-level membership.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.02.24): ICAO Three-Letter Designator (3LD)

ICAO Three-Letter Designator (3LD) An ICAO 3LD is an exclusive designator that, when used together with a flight number, becomes the aircraft call sign and provides distinct aircraft identification to air traffic control (ATC). ICAO approves 3LDs to enhance the safety and security of the air traffic system. An ICAO 3LD may be assigned to a company, agency, or organization and is used instead of the aircraft registration number for ATC operational and security purposes. An ICAO 3LD is also used for aircraft identification in the flight plan and associated messages and can be used for domestic and international flights. A telephony associated with an ICAO 3LD is used for radio communication.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (02.02.24)

“I believe that this issue is the single greatest threat to aviation safety. This is about removing pilots—all of us—from the flight deck over time. Reduced-crew operations is a tipping point—for our profession and the safety of our skies. And it’s not happening a decade from now, it’s happening right now. The scale of this threat should make everyone in this room sit up and take notice—and want to fight back, which is exactly what ALPA is doing.” Source: From a speech at the ALPA Cargo Symposium this week, ALPA president Capt. Jason Ambrosi discussed current industry-led efforts to eli

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