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April 10, 2021

Mind Blower: NASA Mars Helicopter to Make 1st Flt Attempt Sunday

Sunday Should be Historic...

NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter is just hours away from making humanity's first attempt at powered, controlled flight of an aircraft on another planet. If all proceeds as planned, the 4-pound rotorcraft is expected to take off from Mars' Jezero Crater Sunday, April 11, at 12:30 p.m. local Mars solar time (10:54 p.m. EDT, 7:54 p.m. PDT), hovering 10 feet above the surface for up to 30 seconds. Mission control specialists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California expect to receive the first data from the first flight attempt the following morning at around 4:15 a.m. EDT (1:15 a.m. PDT). NASA TV will air live coverage of the team as they receive the data, with commentary beginning at 3:30 a.m. EDT (12:30

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Still HeartBreaking... Snowbird Accident Report Published

Flight Safety Investigation Report Completed for Kamloops Snowbirds Accident

The Royal Canadian Air Force’s Directorate of Flight Safety, as the Airworthiness Investigative Authority for the Canadian Armed Forces, has concluded its investigation into an accident involving a CT-114 Tutor aircraft of 431 (Air Demonstration) Squadron on May 17, 2020 in the vicinity of Kamloops, British Columbia that claimed the life of Captain Jenn Casey and injured Captain Richard MacDougall. The complete findings of the investigation and recommended preventative measures are publicly accessible in the CT114161 Flight Safety Investigation Report.

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NASA Astronaut Mark Vande Hei, Crewmates Arrive Safely at ISS

The ISS Is Getting CROWDED!!!

NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei and two Russian cosmonauts arrived at the International Space Station Friday, bringing its number of residents to 10 for the coming week. The Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft carrying Vande Hei and cosmonauts Oleg Novitskiy and Pyotr Dubrov of the Russian space agency Roscosmos docked to the station's Rassvet module at 7:05 a.m. EDT. Docking occurred two orbits and about three hours after a 3:42 a.m. launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

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Klyde Morris (04.09.21)

Klyde Is Simply Not A Fan Of The Green New Deal...


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New Runway At South Grand Lake Regional Airport Opens

Airport Debuts New And Expanded 5,200-Foot Runway

The South Grand Lake Regional Airport (SGLRA) in Ketchum, OK, hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, April 9, in honor of the airport's new and expanded 5,200-foot runway. The $4.58 million project began construction in 2019 and consisted of widening the runway from 60 ft to 75 ft, a new asphalt runway surface, and the installation visual guidance systems and LED runway edge lights. The project, included in the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission's Five-Year Airport Construction Program, provides better safety to the users of the airport while continuing to improve the economic impact for the greater Grand Lake Area.

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Classic Aero-TV: Virtual Reality Painting--PPG Leverages Technology for Training

From 2019 (YouTube Version): Learning To Paint Without Getting Any On Your Hands

PPG's Aerospace Coatings Academy is a tool designed to teach everything one needs to know about all our aerospace coatings technologies. It combines both classroom and hands-on training. In the class, PPG’s newest coatings technologies and product features are highlighted. In the spray booth, hands on allows you to learn proper preparation and practice the best application techniques. But paint can be expensive, so PPG is now employing a virtual reality painting simulator to help teach technicians to paint in much the same way that a simulator can help a pi

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Corsair Takes Delivery Of Its First A330neo

Aircraft Features 352 Seats In A Three-Class Layout

Corsair has taken delivery of its first A330-900, on lease from Avolon, to join the French airline’s fleet. By selecting a total of five A330neos, Corsair is executing a strategy to become an all-A330 operator. The aircraft features 352 seats in a three-class layout, providing all the comfort and amenities of Airbus’ leading ‘Airspace’ cabin, including state-of-the-art passenger in-flight entertainment (IFE) and full WiFi connectivity throughout the cabin.

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NTSB Prelim: Cessna 337

Madison County Sheriff's Dispatch Office Received A 911 Call From One Of The Surviving Passengers

On July 30, 2020, about 0938 mountain daylight time, a Cessna 337F, N337V, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Ennis, Montana. The pilot was critically injured, one passenger was seriously injured, and one passenger was fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 personal flight. The flight departed Helena Regional Airport (HLN), Helena, Montana on a business trip about 0845. Its destination was Jackson Hole Airport (JAC), Jackson Hole, Wyoming, about 185 nautical miles (nm) south-southeast of HLN. About 1032, the Madison County Sheriff's Dispatch office received a 9

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AD: Pacific Scientific Company Seat Restraint System Rotary Buckle

AD 2021-07-13 Requires Inspecting Each Buckle Including Its Buckle Handle Vane

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Pacific Scientific Company rotary buckle assemblies (buckles). This AD requires inspecting each buckle including its buckle handle vane, and depending on the results, removing the buckle from service and installing an airworthy buckle. This AD also prohibits installing the affected buckles. This AD was prompted by several reports of cracked buckle handles. The actions of this AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products. This AD is effective May 11, 2021.

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AD: ATR-GIE Avions de Transport RĂ©gional Airplanes

AD 2021-07-04 Requires Revising The Existing Aircraft Flight Manual (AFM)

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all ATR-GIE Avions de Transport Régional Model ATR42 airplanes and Model ATR72 airplanes. This AD was prompted by in-service data, which revealed that the minimum operating airspeeds in severe icing conditions, computed to provide adequate stall margins, do not provide sufficient margins to stall speeds at high bank angle while exiting severe icing conditions. This AD requires revising the existing aircraft flight manual (AFM) and applicable corresponding operational procedures to provide emergency procedures and limitations for operating in severe icing conditions, as specified in a European Union Aviation Sa

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.10.21)

Aero Linx: The Society of US Army Flight Surgeons (SoUSAFS)  The Society of US Army Flight Surgeons (SoUSAFS) serves to advance the science and art of Aerospace Medicine and its allied sciences, and its application to Army Aviation and the mission of the United States Army.  We strive to foster the professional growth and development of its members and strive to improve the practice of Army Aviation Medicine and increase its application in support of the mission of Army Aviation.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.10.21): Notices To Airmen Publication

Notices To Airmen Publication A publication issued every 28 days, designed primarily for the pilot, which contains NOTAMs, graphic notices, and other information considered essential to the safety of flight as well as supplemental data to other aeronautical publications. The contraction NTAP is used in NOTAM text.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.10.21)

"The investigation found that ingestion of a single, small bird into the engine of the aircraft ‘Snowbird 11’ following take-off resulted in a compressor stall and a loss of thrust. Upon loss of power, the pilot initiated a climb straight ahead and then a turn back towards the airport. During this manoeuver, the aircraft entered into an aerodynamic stall and the pilot gave the order to abandon the aircraft." Source: A portion of the accident report that summarized the findings of last year's tragic accident that severely injured one Snowbird team member and killed another.

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