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April 21, 2024

Moya Delivery Drone Caps Successful Test Campaign

Vertical Flight Posture Adds a Few Extra Steps to the Certification Process

Moya Aero Finished off 87 successful test flights in the 4th phase of its test campaign, clearing just one of many obstacles on their way to rethink air logistics around the world. The team is currently hammering away at validation and certification of the Moya eVTOL, a top-loading cargo system with 4 motors and 4 fixed, variable wings. Moya said it will continue testing in 2024 as it passes on to Phase 5. That will see them fly the Moya in vertical mode, practice takeoffs, undergo simulated missions, and return home to land under its own command and guidance.

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UAVOS Deploys First UVH 170 Unmanned Helicopter Designed to Fight Wildfires

UAVOS Debuts UVH 170 Unmanned Wildfire Fighting Helo

UAVOS has recently achieved a significant milestone in public safety and emergency services with the first operational deployment of its UVH 170 unmanned helicopter, designed specifically for wildfire suppression. The deployment, which involved both day and night operations, represents a critical advancement in the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in managing natural disasters.

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LIFT and Tuskegee University Collaborate to Build Tuskegee U Flight School

Tuskegee University Flight School Opens

In a significant step forward for aviation education in Alabama, Leadership in Flight Training Academy (LIFT) and Tuskegee University have unveiled the inaugural Tuskegee University Flight School. This marks a pioneering collaboration aimed at fostering a new generation of aviation professionals. The newly established flight school is set to offer a comprehensive 4-year Bachelor's degree program in Aviation Science, allowing students to graduate with both a degree and a private pilot license after completing 120 credit hours of combined classroom and hands-on flight training.

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Air Force Materiel Command To Be Key Participant at 71st Annual EAA Fly-In

AFMC Will Participate in AirVenture Oshkosh 2024

The Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC), a cornerstone in the development, delivery, and maintenance of U.S. Air Force weapon systems, will feature prominently at the upcoming EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2024. Scheduled for July 22-28 at Wittman Regional Airport in Wisconsin, the 71st annual EAA fly-in convention will host AFMC as one of its key participants. Rick Larsen, EAA's Vice President of Communities and Member Programs, highlighted the integral role of AFMC in managing installation and mission support, alongside its efforts in discovery, development, testing, evaluation, and life cycle management of nearly every major Air Force weapon system.

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Klyde Morris (04.19.24)

Klyde's Plans For SUN n FUN Continue To Cause Grief...

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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NTSB Issues Safety Alert on Aluminum Prop Blades

NTSB Issues Safety Alert on Aluminum Prop Blades

Aviation authorities have recently emphasized the critical importance of regular and thorough inspections of aluminum propeller blades, especially for aircraft frequently operating in harsh environments such as backcountry, aerial application, and coastal areas. These guidelines aim to enhance the safety and airworthiness of the fleet by preventing propeller blade failures that could result in severe accidents.

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Airborne 04.12.24: SnF24!, G100UL Is Here, Holy Micro, Plane Tags

Also: Seaplane Pilots Association, Rotax 916’s First Year, Gene Conrad

After a decade and a half of struggling with the FAA and other aero-politics, G100UL is in production and there are a million gallons currently available. You can NEVER have too many good aids in keeping a flight safe... Holy Micro has an interesting approach to keeping pilots informed. The folks at Plane Tags have collected memorabilia from over 200 aircraft of all makes and categories... And offer mementos of great planes in aviation’s proud history. SPA’s Steve McCaughey updates the Airborne team on the latest and greatest in one of the aviation world&rsquo

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NAV Canada and CAE Partner on Air Traffic Controller and Flight Service Training

NAV Canada and CAE Join Forces for Controller and Flight Service Training

NAV Canada and CAE have entered into a groundbreaking partnership aimed at bolstering the training infrastructure for air traffic controllers and flight service specialists in Canada. This alliance marks the first collaboration of its kind in the country, combining the strengths of NAV Canada, with CAE. Scheduled to commence in the fall of 2024, the training will be conducted at the newly established Air Traffic Services Training Centre located on CAE's campus in Montreal.

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RapidFlight Offers UAS OEM Demonstration in San Diego

 RapidFlight to Showcase UAS at AUVSI XPONENTIAL in San Diego 

RapidFlight, an innovative leader in the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) industry, continues to make significant strides in its collaboration with the United States Department of Defense (DoD) under the Replicator initiative. This initiative is a cornerstone of the DoD's strategy to deploy autonomous systems across various military domains. At the upcoming AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2024, set for April 22-25 in San Diego, California, RapidFlight will showcase its advanced modular UAS designs and digital, additive manufacturing prowess.

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Daher Celebrates 30 Years' Participation in Aero Friedrichshafen

Daher Achieves Milestone of 30 Years at AERO Friedrichschafen

This week at AERO Friedrichshafen, Daher is celebrating a significant milestone--30 years of continuous participation at Europe's premier general aviation trade show. The 2024 event sees Daher showcasing its advanced aircraft models, the TBM 960 and the Kodiak 100, symbolizing three decades of evolution and contribution to general aviation. Daher's aircraft display includes the TBM 960, renowned for its speed and efficiency, and the Kodiak 100, known for its utility and short takeoff and landing capabilities.

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Airborne 04.12.24: SnF24!, G100UL Is Here, Holy Micro, Plane Tags

Also: Seaplane Pilots Association, Rotax 916’s First Year, Gene Conrad

After a decade and a half of struggling with the FAA and other aero-politics, G100UL is in production and there are a million gallons currently available. You can NEVER have too many good aids in keeping a flight safe... Holy Micro has an interesting approach to keeping pilots informed. The folks at Plane Tags have collected memorabilia from over 200 aircraft of all makes and categories... And offer mementos of great planes in aviation’s proud history. SPA’s Steve McCaughey updates the Airborne team on the latest and greatest in one of the aviation world’s cool

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Classic Aero-TV: The Legend Cub-‘Just a Little Bit Better than the Original Cub’

From 2015 (YouTube Version): Taking The Legendary Cub 'Metaphor' To New Heights!

During Sebring 2015, ANN News Editor, Tom Patton, stopped by the Legend Aircraft Company to talk about their line of Cub-similar aircraft. He was fortunate to link up with Darren Hart, who is the owner of the company. Hart starts off by explaining their goal was to keep their aircraft easy to fly and similar to the original Piper Cub designs. They offer 3 models of aircraft, all of which qualify as an LSA. While their line of Legend Cubs pays tribute to the original, heart says they still looked for ways to stay true to the Cub but also offer some improvements.&n

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NTSB Final Report: Bell 206B

Helicopter Entered An Uncommanded, Continuous Right Rotation About The Vertical Axis

Analysis: The pilot had departed his home base to relocate the helicopter for an upcoming aerial application job when he felt a vibration and heard a bang, followed immediately by an uncommanded right yaw. While performing a precautionary landing to an orchard, the helicopter entered an uncommanded, continuous right rotation about the vertical axis. The pilot rolled off the throttle and increased collective to cushion the landing, but the helicopter continued the right rotation as it touched down, which resulted in the helicopter rolling over onto its left side.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.21.24)

Aero Linx: JAARS, Inc. For decades now, we’ve landed planes on narrow rivers and towering mountains. We’ve outfitted boats and vehicles to reach villages that rarely see an outsider. We’ve set up radios in the rainforest. Satellite uplinks in the desert. Over and over, we’ve watched God pave the way for people to translate and share his Word anywhere on earth.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.21.24): Aircraft Conflict

Aircraft Conflict Predicted conflict, within EDST of two aircraft, or between aircraft and airspace. A Red alert is used for conflicts when the predicted minimum separation is 5 nautical miles or less. A Yellow alert is used when the predicted minimum separation is between 5 and approximately 12 nautical miles. A Blue alert is used for conflicts between an aircraft and predefined airspace.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.21.24)

"Our driven and innovative team of military and civilian Airmen delivers combat power daily, ensuring our nation is ready today and tomorrow." Source: General Duke Richardson, AFMC Commander -- expressing enthusiasm about participating in AirVenture Oshkosh, emphasizing the command's role in ensuring national readiness and showcasing the collaborative strength of AFMC's team. 

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