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September 11, 2021

Slight Delay: Inspiration4 Crew Arrives in FL, Targeting September 15 Launch

Unique Space Mission Awaits Better Weather

After completing their final day of astronaut training at SpaceX’s headquarters in Hawthorne, California on Wednesday, September 8, the crew of Inspiration4 arrived in Florida on Thursday, September 9, landing at Space Florida’s Launch and Landing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center just before noon. Additionally, the Dragon spacecraft that the all-civilian crew will fly aboard was transported from its processing facility on Cape Canaveral Space Force Station to SpaceX’s hangar at Launch Complex 39A on Kennedy Space Center where it was mated with the Falcon 9 rocket ahead of an integrated static fire test targeted for this weekend and launch next week.

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Pilots At American Airlines Plan Protest

October 19th Protests To Take Place At Miami And Dallas Airports

Pilots at American Airlines are planning to protest. The pilots are citing fatigue that has been caused by the company’s mismanagement. The Allied Pilots Association says there will be protests by pilots with the first scheduled on October 19th at the company airports in Dallas, Miami and elsewhere. “As pilots, our job is to transport our passengers as safely and reliably as possible, while American Airlines management’s job is to support those efforts. Unfortunately, management has repeatedly demonstrated its inability to run a reliable airline, and has failed to give us the tools we need to do our jobs,” the APA, which represents all 13,400 American Airlines

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A Remembrance: Last of Doolittle Raiders Memorialized

Cole Volunteered For Many Dangerous Missions During His 26-Year Military Career

Remembered as a man who faithfully served his country and was a devoted father and a man of faith, Lt. Col. Richard “Dick” Cole, the last of the Doolittle Raiders, was honored and posthumously promoted to the rank of colonel during a Sept. 7 ceremony at the Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Golf Course ballroom. Family members and distinguished guests, including Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., gathered to pay their respects for Cole, who died at the age of 103 April 9, 2019. Cole was the last surviving member of the Doolittle Raiders, a group of 80 crew members led by Lt. Col. James “Jimmy” Doolittle, who flew 16 B-25 Mitchell

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1940’s Themed Hangar Dance In Georgia Takes Place September 25th

Dress To Impress In Black Tie, 1940’s Themed Outfits And Historic Uniforms

The upcoming “Keep ‘em Flying” is a hangar dance and dinner that takes place in an aviation museum surrounded by historic World War II aircraft and decorated to recreate the iconic mood of the 1940s. September 25th from 6:00pm-11:00PM the event will take place at the Commemorative Air Force Airbase Georgia Warbird Museum, Atlanta Regional Airport-Falcon Field, Peachtree City. The cost for tickets is $100 and must be purchased online. The event gives people the opportunity to honor the Greatest Generation-- the generation that won WWII. The evening will include a full evening of swing dancing and 40’s music and dinner.

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Simaero Wins Contract With Air And Space Force

Group Will Train and Maintain Skills For Airbus A330 Pilot Training Contract

Simaero has won the contract to train and maintain skills of pilots of Airbus A330 type aircraft, for the French Air and Space Force. The pilots are trained for the benefit of the 31st Strategic Air Transport and Refueling Squadron operating the Airbus A330 MRTT "Phénix" based in Istres. The “Phénix” is gradually entering into service with the French Air Force and space, replacing the Boeing C135-FRs. The aircraft were used during Operation Resilience against COVID-19, and are equipped with a medical evacuation capacity.

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GE's XA100 Adaptive Cycle Engine, Testing Updates

More Range, Better Combat Effectiveness

GE has started testing on its second XA100 adaptive cycle engine as part of the U.S. Air Force’s Adaptive Engine Transition Program. Testing began on August 26, 2021, at GE’s Evendale, Ohio, altitude test facility. This is GE’s final planned prototype engine as part of AETP. GE lists three key innovations that they have added to this engine...

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Classic Aero-TV: The Ultimate RANS?? - Randy Schlitter’s New S-21 SportPlane Kit

The RANS S-21 Kit-Built Airplane Encompasses a Unique Building Concept…

While ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, was stomping around EAA AirVenture 2016 on his “What’s New” rounds, he stopped to talk with Randy Schlitter, the founder and owner of RANS Designs, which is the company that produces the RANS line of kit-built airplanes. While RANS has been around for a long time, they still managed to come up with something new in the RANS S-21. For those of you who are familiar with the RANS airplanes this truly is “Breaking News.” RANS has been noted for buildin

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Airborne 09.07.21: Tunnel Flight!, B-29 Doc, USAF Mandatory Vaccine

Also: GAMA 2Q/21 Report, Perseverance Rover, Alaska A/L Wants Vax, USCG Hurricane Overflights

Professional race and aerobatic pilot Dario Costa of Italy takes it to a whole new level when he flies through a tunnel at 150 miles per hour!!! Check out this video you’ll be at the edge of your seat! On September 4th, 41 year old Costa flew his Zivko Edge 540 through the VERY narrow confines of two enclosed auto tunnels just outside Istanbul. Costa executed a tricky takeoff inside the first tunnel, flashed briefly through a gap and then continued his 150+ MPH flight through a second tunnel, flying only a few feet off the ground. After a few engine hicc

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Airborne-Flight Training 09.02.21: Avelo Hires!, Diamond Sim, RAA Scholarships

Also: Piper Pilot 100i, Girls In Aviation, Drone Safety Week, Cabri G2s

Avelo Airlines and Tweed-New Haven Airport are planning a multi-million dollar airport renovation that includes establishing Avelo’s first base on the East Coast at HVN. Now, they are beginning to accept applications for more than 100 new jobs that will be based at the airport. By December 2021, Avelo expects to hire at least 100 HVN-based Crewmembers. Open roles include: airport customer service and operations-related roles, pilots, flight attendants, as well as a number of manager and supervisor positions. Diamond Aircraft Simulator Available With Multi Crew Coordination Ad

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NTSB Prelim: Luscombe 8A

About 200 To 300 Ft Above Ground Level, The Engine Began Operating Rough

On September 4, 2021, about 1430 eastern daylight time, a Luscombe 8A airplane, N2071K, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Fort Wayne, Indiana. The pilot sustained minor injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. According to the pilot, he and 3 other airplanes were conducting a cross-country return flight to Pennsylvania. After refueling, the airplanes taxied to runway 23, and the pilot completed his preflight checklist. Shortly after takeoff, about 200 to 300 ft above ground level, the engine began operating rough, which included some surging, and then it lost power.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.11.21)

Aero Linx: Daedalians Mission: Advocate for air and space power and honor those who flew and fly in defense of our nation. The Tenets of the Daedalians: To Place Nation Above Self (Patriotism), To Be Worthy of the Trust and Confidence of a Fellow Daedalian (Personal Integrity and Character). The Promise of a Daedalian: In the presence of Almighty God and these witnesses, I promise I will forever abide by the Tenets of the Order of Daedalians. I make this promise with no equivocation or mental reservation and ask Almighty God to assist me in unwavering adherence to the spirit and provisions of this Promise. So help me God and keep me steadfast.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.11.21): Secondary Radar/Radar Beacon (ATCRBS)

Secondary Radar/Radar Beacon (ATCRBS) A radar system in which the object to be detected is fitted with cooperative equipment in the form of a radio receiver/transmitter (transponder). Radar pulses transmitted from the searching transmitter/receiver (interrogator) site are received in the cooperative equipment and used to trigger a distinctive transmission from the transponder. This reply transmission, rather than a reflected signal, is then received back at the transmitter/receiver site for processing and display at an air traffic control facility.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.11.21)

"Right now, there are far more questions than there are answers... thousands are likely dead, we may not know who is truly responsible for all this for a long time, and the aviation world has been brought to a dead stop. This is obviously my generation's Pearl Harbor Day... which can't but help to fundamentally change all our lives -- possibly forever. We are a strong nation, and we will need to be... but we will ALL need to have our hearts completely in taking the next step to regaining control over our destinies and protecting ourselves and the rest of the world against the madness that was just brought to our doorsteps. God Bless America... especially those we lost and those who loved them." Source: 09.11.01: From ANN's 24/7 latter day

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