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October 22, 2022

Corporate Angel Network Unveils New Logo

Corporate Ride & Patient Matching Org Rings in 40th Anniversary with Fresh Branding

Corporate Angel Network (CAN) unveiled its new logo at their annual "Fund an Angel" Reception held as a part of this year's NBAA-BACE. The Network successfully raised $500,000 for its mission, enabling it to further arrange for cancer patients in need of treatment to use corporate jets on a "space available" basis. The Angel Network has provided transportation to those in need of specialized treatment for more than 4 decades, helping to minimize waste and match passengers with empty seats across the country. 

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Airborne 10.14.22: 1000th T-6 Texan II, Asteroid Redirection, Lufthansa Rumors

Also: Sporty's Gets Ornamental, R22/R44 Service Letter, Zipline Drone Deliveries, NASA Uncrewed Balloon

Beechcraft's turbine-powered trainer plane passed an impressive milestone this week with the delivery of the 1,000th T-6 Texan II, which found its home with the Colombian Air Force. Their fleet of 5 T-6C trainers are assigned to the Air Combat Command No. 1 (CACOM-1), headquartered at Capitan Germán Olano Moreno Air Base in Palanquero, Colombia. NASA's DART program was successful, as the administration confirmed after weeks of analysis following its Double Asteroid Redirection Test. The program used the asteroid Dimorphos as a case study in th

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Airborne 10.14.22: 1000th T-6 Texan II, Asteroid Redirection , Lufthansa Rumors

Also: Sporty's Gets Ornamental, R22/R44 Service Letter, Zipline Drone Deliveries, NASA Uncrewed Balloon

Beechcraft's turbine-powered trainer plane passed an impressive milestone this week with the delivery of the 1,000th T-6 Texan II, which found its home with the Colombian Air Force. Their fleet of 5 T-6C trainers are assigned to the Air Combat Command No. 1 (CACOM-1), headquartered at Capitan Germán Olano Moreno Air Base in Palanquero, Colombia. NASA's DART program was successful, as the administration confirmed after weeks of analysis following its Double Asteroid Redirection Test. The program used the asteroid Dimorphos as a case study in th

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Drone Company to Attempt 3,500km+ Remote Control Flight

Latvia to Spain Used to Validate Cross-country Drone Piloting Through Mobile Network

Latvian telecom company LMT has joined hands with European drone framework Comp4Drones to push the limits and validate the feasibility of long-distance UAS control. The test will see LMT attempt to pilot a drone in Latvia from a Spanish terminal 3,500 kilometers away. The demo will be slightly different from the usual BVLOS affair by virtue of its reliance upon a mobile network as its primary communication channel.

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Airborne-Flight Training 10.13.22: LIFT/IWU Partnership, AMCC 3.0, Balloon Champ

Also: GPS-Guided Routes, Bombardier Donates, IASS22 Agenda, NM State PD Av Unit Settles

Indianapolis’s Leadership In Flight Training (LIFT) Academy has announced a partnership with Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) by which the two institutions seek to create new didactic and practical career pathways for aspiring commercial pilots. in autumn 2022, students will be able to combine LIFT’s flight training and IWU’s academic curricula to contemporaneously earn two and four-year college degrees and commercial pilot certificates. The Aviators Model Code of Conduct (AMCC) Version 3.0 has been released by the Aviators Code Initiative (ACI).

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Florida Fish & Wildlife Buys Cessna Caravan

Small Resource Protection Fleet Gains Fixed-Wing Turboprop

Cessna’s Caravan is the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s newest selection for its airborne fleet. The Caravan will join a pair of Bell 505s once they are delivered to the FWC after a purchase earlier this year. The Caravan has remained popular as a reliable, dependable, rugged utility aircraft, better than ever after years of refinement.

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Army Continues Gray Eagle MOSA Development

DoD Efforts to Institute Open Architecture for the MQ-1 GE-ER Successful

U.S. Army’s Unmanned Aircraft System Project Office recently completed a test using a freshly modified Gray Eagle Extended Range model, evaluating its updated Open Architecture Ground Control software. The test took place at Fort Stewart, Georgia with the assistance of General Atomics Aeronautical Systems. The manufacturer of the MQ-1C Gray Eagle has aimed recent modernization efforts at integrating the Army’s Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA), adding flexibility to a longstanding platform.

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Jet ConneX Gains Free Boost in Performance as Service Evolves

Satellite-Based Inmarsat Broadband Tailored to Customer Demand, Remote Work

Inmarsat has announced enhancements to its inflight broadband offering Jet ConneX, boosting speeds and value for subscribers. The updates come as part of the comprehensive JX Evolution program unveiled earlier this year, designed to address current shortcomings in the system after assessing general passenger trends.

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Airbus Corporate Jets Takes a Look Into Business Reception of SAF

Things Are Looking Up for Sustainable Fuel, With a Few Caveats

Airbus Corporate Jets has released some of the findings of a study commissioned into the uptake of sustainable aviation fuel among US businesses with an annual revenue greater than $500 million. Overall, 58% of executives believe the use of SAF in the private aviation sector will “increase significantly over the next 5 years”, with an additional 32% saying they expect an increase in its use.

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Classic Aero-TV: 'That's All Brother'-Restoring a True Piece of Military History

From 2015 (YouTube version): History Comes Alive Thanks to A Magnificent CAF Effort

The story of the Douglas C-47 named, “That’s all Brother,” is fascinating from two points of view. First, it was the C-47 that led the D-Day invasion in June 1944. Second, it still exists and has been found. The aircraft was on display at EAA AirVenture this year, and ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, met with Adam Smith, the Executive Vice President of strategic development for the Commemorative Air Force, to learn how they fou

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NTSB Prelim: Piper PA 46-350P

Pilot Maneuvered The Airplane And Initiated A Gear Up Landing To An Open Field Adjacent To Runway 4

On October 2, 2022, about 1600 mountain daylight time, a Piper PA-46-350P, N987PS, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Clovis, New Mexico. The pilot and passenger were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. The pilot reported that a crosswind blew the airplane off course while on a practice Instrument Landing System (ILS) approach to runway 4 at Clovis Regional Airport (CVN).

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.22.22)

Aero Linx: Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association At CHAA our mission is to Acquire, Preserve, Restore, Maintain, Display and Demonstrate the Harvard and other training aircraft associated with the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan and the Royal Canadian Air Force.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.22.22): Obstruction Light

Obstruction Light A light or one of a group of lights, usually red or white, frequently mounted on a surface structure or natural terrain to warn pilots of the presence of an obstruction.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (10.22.22)

“As we look back on the 40 years since CAN was created, we have evolved tremendously and wanted our brand to reflect that growth. The new logo delivers the perfect progression from our past logo, which was initially sketched on a napkin by one of the first volunteers in 1981, to where we are now, 67,000 patient flights later in 2022.” Source: Executive Director Gina Russo, as Corporate Angel Network (CAN) unveiled its new logo at their annual "Fund an Angel" Reception held as a part of this year's NBAA-BACE. 

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