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November 15, 2021

Airborne 11.15.21: DeLand Showcase!, TL Sparker, Moon Landing Delays

Also: Classic Air Medical, AMO Coke Bust, Honeywell Inertial Navs, EpiShuttle Approved
The 2021 DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase, delayed multiple times by COVID concerns, finally took place this past weekend at the Deland Municipal Airport. Sporadic weather caused issues throughout portions of each day, but the flying community nevertheless showed up in reasonable numbers following all the trauma of 2020. TL Ultralight, of Czech fame, has worked with their American cousins, TL Aircraft, to release their newest sport plane for discerning, hungry customers stateside. The carbon and kevlar shell provides maximum crew protection in case of rough off-airport landings should the worst occur, which, given the ballistic parachute recovery system, should be a rare

Nonagenarian Jumps To Support Skydiving Community on Nov. 20

Skydive Perris to See History as 90yo Skydiver Makes 9 B-Day Jumps

Pat Moore's upcoming November 20 jump is on the way! Just over a week remains until the 90-year-old-to-be jumps in support of the International Skydiving Museum & Hall of Fame. Jumping at Skydive Perris, Perris, California, the nonagenarian will make a series of 9 skydives, one for each decade of a life well-lived. Support can be donated through merchandise purchases, museum donations, or by jumpers making their own 9-way formation to help keep the legends of the sport alive. A portion of funds from all activities will go towards continuing their mission in preserving the legacy of skydiving for generations to come. 

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Deland Showcase Finally Takes Place

After A Two Year Interruption, DSAS Comes Back To Life

The 2021 DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase, delayed multiple times by COVID concerns, finally took place this past weekend at the Deland Municipal Airport. Sporadic weather caused issues throughout portions of each day, but the flying community nevertheless showed up in reasonable numbers following all the trauma of 2020. Vendor numbers were down a mite, and a few major players were notable in their absence -- including Rans, Zenith, Vans and a few more. Those that attended, though, noted modest dedicated crowds that seemed ready to do business... though the outcome of that will take weeks to audit. 

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EpiShuttle Approved for Challenger Installation

Mobile AirMed Isolation Capsule STC Approved

Norwegian company EpiGuard, in conjunction with FAI Air Ambulance, has received an STC for their EpiShuttle for CL-600 aircraft. The inclusion of the isolation chamber was completed on a Bombardier Challenger 604 equipped with a Spectrum Aeromed MedBase with a fixed adaptation of the Spectrum Cargo Stretcher. FAI felt it necessary to obtain the STC because the combined system was no longer considered loose equipment, like other mobile medical gear. Equal parts modern transparent isolation bubble and sci-fi escape capsule, the EpiShuttle is an interesting alternative to cumbersome contagion and environmental separation.

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Dallas Fort Worth Begins SAF Delivery

Recycles Waste Feedstock From Airport Vendors

Dallas Fort Worth International has created the first circular, sustainable economy for sustainable aviation fuel, working with AvFuel and Neste. The initial SAF deliveries began in tandem with their implementation of a pilot project in circularity that recovers raw feedstock for the fuels from the airport premises. The program will attempt to collect used cooking oil from the 200 plus concessionaires who prepare and serve food to airport customers, where Neste will convert the waste into renewable SAF to replace petroleum-based fuels in aviation. 

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Classic Aero-TV: Anticipating Futurespace - Blue Origin Visits Airventure 2017

From AirVenture 2017: Flight-Proven Booster On Display At AirVenture…

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is known primarily as a celebration of experimental and amateur-built aircraft. But over the years, the scope of the show has grown to include all aspects of aviation and aerospace. Enter Blue Origin, an aerospace company that has seen significant success over the past two years launching and recovering reusable boosters with an eye towards suborbital space tourism and commercial space launches. And this year, the Blue Origin New Shepard booster was on displa

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Savback Helicopters Moves to Nottingham Heliport

The Facility Will Be Owned And Operated By Central Helicopters

The expansion of the rotary wing aircraft market continues, as some customers in the pandemic economy got an irreversible taste for the convenience and function of helicopter usage for business, transport, and leisure. Savback Helicopters AB announced its newest base of operations at Nottingham Heliport in East Midlands, UK, as it grows its operational footprint in Europe. The facility will be owned and operated by Central Helicopters, consisting of 11 acres of private grounds, VIP facilities for crew and passengers, an expansive hangar, and plentiful space for offices and classrooms. The hangar space will function as a showroom for pre-owned helicopter stock, a client preview area, ne

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UAvionix Completes Bold Quest 2021

Continues Development of Mode 5 Level 2B Micro IFF Receiver

UAvionix and R Cubed Engineering Team has completed its successful participation in Joint DoD and NATO training event Bold Quest 2021, held at Camp Atterbury, Indiana. The company assisted in the joint operation by conducting over 13 hours of flight mission time in support of the Mode 5 IFF Mission, with their DoD AIMS Certified RT-2087/ZPX-B micro IFF receiver. Continued testing of Mode 5 Level 2B, a rough military analogue to civilian ADS-B services, has been in development as the DoD paves the way forward to next-gen services. 

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Southeast Aerospace Hawker 800 STC Upgrade

Universal InSight Integrated Flight Deck Available

Southeast Aerospace (SEA) is working on an upcoming Hawker 800 STC with Universal Avionics in the hopes of offering a fully integrated InSight EFIS flight deck. The upgrade will include optional, but recommended datacom capability to meet FANS 1/A and CPDLC requirements. The Mid-Continent MD 302 SAM standby instrument is included as replacement for existing ones or older ESI's. Once approved, the STC’s should cover most configurations of Hawker 800. The Hawker 800 series was produced for decades, beginning in 1983 up to 2013, with a number of variations in flight decks and avionic configurations. For many owners and operators, the difficulty of retrofitting and upgrading from the vintag

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Airborne 11.08.21: HI 737 Recovered, Tamarack v NTSB, Astro-Delays

Also: SUN n’ FUN Holiday Fly-In, CAF P-51, Lightspeed Survival Kit, Martha’s Scholarship

The NTSB has successfully completed the recovery of TransAir flight 810 this past week… They retrieved  the remains of the Boeing 737-200 that ditched after the flight crew reported anomalies in both engines shortly after takeoff from Honolulu on July 2, 2021. The only occupants of the aircraft, the two pilots, survived. After the ditching, the majority of the plane’s wreckage came to rest about 400 feet deep. Tamarack has disputed the findings of probable cause in the NTSB’s final report of a 2018 crash of Cessna Citation N525EG

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NTSB Prelim: Soneral L2

During The Go-Around, The Engine Did Not Seem To Have To Have Much Power

On October 3, 2021, about 1620 central daylight time, a Soneral L2 airplane, N9115Y, sustained substantial damage when it was involved in an accident near Minot, North Dakota. The pilot sustained minor injuries. The flight was conducted under the provisions of Title14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. The pilot stated that he prepared for his first flight in the recently acquired airplane. He conducted a preflight, started the engine, and taxied to runway 31 for takeoff at Minot International Airport (MOT). As the airplane climbed into the traffic pattern, the pilot noticed that the engine temperature was high, just under redline. He reduced engine power and the temperatur

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.15.21)

Aero Linx: The Canadian Sport Parachuting Association (CSPA) The Canadian Sport Parachuting Association (CSPA), through affiliation with the Aero Club of Canada (ACC), is Canada’s representative to the Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI), and is thereby the official sport organization for sport parachuting in Canada. Incorporated in 1956, CSPA promotes safe, enjoyable sport parachuting through cooperation and adherence to our self-imposed rules and recommendations. CSPA is run by its Members and Registered Participants, joined together, voluntarily, for our mutual benefit. CSPA is a Registered Canadian Amateur Athletic Association and is thereby recognized as the National Sport Or

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.15.21): Radar Service

Radar Service A term which encompasses one or more of the following services based on the use of radar which can be provided by a controller to a pilot of a radar identified aircraft. a. Radar Monitoring- The radar flight-following of aircraft, whose primary navigation is being performed by the pilot, to observe and note deviations from its authorized flight path, airway, or route. When being applied specifically to radar monitoring of instrument approaches; i.e., with precision approach radar (PAR) or radar monitoring of simultaneous ILS,RNAV and GLS approaches, it includes advice and instructions whenever an aircraft nears or exceeds the prescribed PAR sa

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (11.15.21)

"He had a lot of energy when he finished – there were no mishaps. It was perfect..." Source: Nancy Gruttman-Tyler, a retired skydiver present when, ten years ago, Skydiver Pat Moore completed an accomplishment for his 80th birthday, raising $20,000 for the Skydiving museum with Team80. For that 2011 attempt, Team80 supported Moore with 50 riggers, cameramen, a pilot, and medical personnel on standby. A constant stream of parachute packing and aircraft prep took place over the course of 6 ½ hours, until he made his 81st jump with a celebratory American flag. Pat will attempt 9 more jumps on his 90th birthday celebration, on November 20th.

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