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April 27, 2024

Epic Fight Academy Launches New A&P School at CVG

Epic Flight Academy Opens New Mechanic School at CVG

Epic Flight Academy has officially launched its new aircraft mechanic school at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG), marking a significant advancement in aviation training and workforce development in Kentucky. The opening of this $8 million, 32,000-square-foot training facility was celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by staff, students, and dignitaries.

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WAHF to Preserve Leo J. Kohn Aviation Photography Collection

Wisconsin Aviation HAll of Fame to Preserve Kohn Aviation Photography Collection

The Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame has embarked on an ambitious project to preserve the invaluable Leo J. Kohn Aviation Photography Collection. The fundraising campaign aims to digitize over 34,000 negatives captured by the late Leo J. Kohn, a renowned aviation photographer from Brookfield, Wisconsin, whose life's work documented pivotal moments and developments in aviation history.

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Airborne 04.26.24: Beta Alia 250, SPEEA v Boeing, Anti-Av Climate Attacks

Also: 1st Kodiak 100 Series III, Kaman Buyout, Airmate Hits 250,000, Airbus Names Robin Hayes

Vermont-based Beta Technologies has marked a significant advancement in the eVTOL aircraft sector with the successful piloted transition of its Alia-250 from vertical hover to cruise flight. This development underscores Beta's commitment to pioneering practical and commercially viable eVTOL solutions. The transition, which occurred with a pilot on board, involved moving from a stationary hover to forward flight, showcasing the aircraft's dual capabilities. The Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA) has lodged a formal complaint

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NATCA Warns FAA Against Unilateral Decisions on Controller Fatigue

NATCA Issues Warning To FAA On Controller Fatigue Amid ATC Understaffing

The National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) has issued a stern warning to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regarding the agency's unilateral decision-making process concerning new policies aimed at addressing air traffic controller fatigue. This comes amid growing concerns over understaffing and the subsequent strain it places on the existing workforce, potentially exacerbating the very issue the FAA seeks to mitigate.

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Viasat Partners With uAvionix on UAV Communications

Viasat and uAvionix in Partnership to Develop UAV Products

In a major step forward for UAV communications, Viasat, Inc., a satellite communications company, has announced a partnership with uAvionix, a pioneering developer of certified avionics for both crewed and uncrewed aviation. This collaboration marks uAvionix's entry into Viasat's Velaris Partner Network, following a strategic alliance agreement aimed at developing innovative products and services for the UAV market.

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Aura Aero Embarks on Financing Partnership

Aura Aero to Offer Financing for Integral 2-Seaters

Collection of Sport Planes Can Be Had with Loan Terms Beyond 7 Years, "Attractive Interest Rates" Aura Aero has joined hands with the Societe Generale Equipment Finance (SGEF) in order to assist buyers with financing their own private aircraft. Under the terms, Aura Aero's portfolio of 2-seater Integral R, E, and S models will be brought within reach of the common man. The Société Générale group will help move some aircraft with financing at "attractive interest rates", though the deal only applies to the Integral family of training, aerobatic and leisure aircraft - those excited to finance their own 19-seat Electric Regional Aircraft are sadly not covered un

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The International Aircraft Dealers Association Reports Increase in Sales

Q1 2024 Sees Spike in Preowned Aircraft

The first quarter of 2024 has seen a notable uptick in the sales of preowned business aircraft, sparking continued optimism in the market, as reported by the International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA). The association's latest market report highlights a robust start to the year, with 253 resale transactions recorded in the first quarter, showing an increase from 239 during the same period in 2023. Additionally, there were 248 aircraft under contract by the end of the first quarter, up from 206 at the close of the first quarter the previous year.

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Vertical Flight Society Completes Drone Design Competition for Students

Texas A&M Takes Home the Gold Despite the Inclement Weather

The Vertical Flight Society Selected the Winners of this year's Design-Build-Vertical Flight Student Competition, sending the team from Texas A&M home with the gold. The competition assesses student's ability to draft, develop, and construct a VTOL drone from the ground up, and this year's wet and windy conditions added an additional level of difficulty on top of the normal trials and travails of the DBVF. Facing winds of 20 miles an hour, gusting up to 40, competing teams had to get knocked down and repair everything in time for another test run.

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AerSale Gets Favorable Recommendation from Judge in AerSale Corporation v Jetair

Judge in AerSale Lawsuit Against JetAire Issues Favorable Recommendation

AerSale Corporation has received a favorable recommendation from a U.S. Federal Magistrate Judge regarding its ongoing patent lawsuit against Jetaire Aerospace, LLC, and its owner Michael Williams. The lawsuit, which began on December 17, 2020, centers around allegations from Jetaire that AerSale's AerSafe products, designed to mitigate the risk of catastrophic fuel tank explosions on various commercial aircraft, infringe on three of Jetaire's patents.

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Airborne 04.19.24: Boom Supersonic, Aviation Alliance, BRM Electric

Also: CAF Normandy, NetJets Pilots Ratify, IWASM Trivia Night, MV-22 Accident $$$

Boom Supersonic got the first instance of Special Flight Authorization to go supersonic, planning to push their XB-1 aircraft beyond the sound barrier. The FAA granted the authorization for them to test fly at Mach 1+ in the R-2508 Complex and part of the R-2515 High Altitude Supersonic Corridor. The FAA says that it completed a thorough review and Environmental Assessment, paving the way for future supersonic flight testing in the commercial sphere. Paul Poberezny's work needs little introduction in the world of experimental aviation, sport flying, and hobbyist aeronautics

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NTSB Final Report: Bearhawk Patrol

Several Witnesses Reported Seeing The Pilot Out Of The Airplane At This Time

Analysis: Before the flight, the pilot told a friend that the airplane had a rigging issue that seemed to cause the airplane to “kick” laterally during turns. His friend performed a 10-minute flight and reported that he noticed the odd yawing moment while performing turns. The pilot responded that he would address the issue at a later time. After fueling the airplane, the pilot and pilotrated passenger fastened their seatbelts and departed the airport. Flight track information indicated that, several minutes after departure, the airplane leveled off. Soon thereafter, witnesses reported that the airplane “rolled” then “bucked&

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Classic Aero-TV: Just Like The 'Real' Thing – Redbird/Disney’s ‘Dusty’ FlightSim

From 2014 (YouTube Version) -- Disclaimer: No Matter What He Tells You, Tom Patton Is Not A Certified Firefighting Pilot

While at EAA AirVenture 2014, ANN News Editor, Tom Patton checked out what was going on at the Redbird Flight Simulation display. Tom talked with Josh Harnagel, the Director of Online Marketing for Redbird Flight Simulations. Redbird is becoming known as the innovator in aviation simulation and in the way simulation is used in flight training. However, as important as flight simulation can be, it’s also a lot of fun. Harnagel said they were approached by the Walt Disney Company to produce a simulation program to be used in promoting t

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.27.24)

Aero Linx: Women in Corporate Aviation Women in Corporate Aviation support individuals seeking career advancement and professional development in the business aviation industry. Members access networking, mentoring and scholarships.  

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.27.24): Direct

Direct   Straight line flight between two navigational aids, fixes, points, or any combination thereof. When used by pilots in describing off-airway routes, points defining direct route segments become compulsory reporting points unless the aircraft is under radar contact.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.27.24)

“We would like to thank the many volunteers that help throughout the year to pull off the event, as well as the several reviewers, judges, and SURVICE staff that provide teams feedback on their deliverables and the opportunity to fly their aircraft competitively at the culminating event. Overall, the 4th Annual VFS DBVF competition was a monumental success, with teams working together to help each other overcome setbacks and push their aircraft to the limits. VFS looks forward to the 5th Annual DBVF competition, and for new university teams and supporters from around the world to join in on the fun.” Source: Dr. Jason K. Cornelius of NASA Ames Research Center, who volunteers as the VFS DBVF Program Director, commenting as

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