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February 08, 2021

Airborne 02.08.21: AirVenture Coming Together, uAvionix AV-20-S, Inspiration4

Also: Tenfold PC-24, DA62 MPP, NBAA Cancels Events, Senate Confirms Buttigieg

EAA notes that 'coordinating the countless moving parts of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is a challenge in the best of times, but coming back from 2020's COVID-caused cancellation raises expectations regarding health and safety measures in planning this year's event on July 26-August 1.' An important phrase to remember is "At this time… ." As the return to events begins throughout the country, plans will change in conjunction with the current state of the pandemic. "We will be hosting AirVenture 2021, but there will be areas that will look different and areas where we'll incorporate technology to limit touchpoints as we work with local and state health officials to establish and maintain

Just What We Needed... Drone Pilot Busted Near Super Bowl

Despite Extensive FAA Warnings, One Pilot Caught Busting The Super Bowl TFR

We previously noted that the FAA was doing a LOT of pre-Super Bowl warnings about the issues involved... this is why... and we're ALL going to suffer for it.  The office of United States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez has confirmed the filing of a criminal complaint charging Henry Alejandro Jimenez (33, Orlando) with violating national defense airspace. If convicted, Jimenez faces a maximum penalty of one year in federal prison.

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Airborne-Unmanned 02.02.21: Camcopter S-100, Super Bowl TFRs, SpaceX Starship

Also: Wingcopter, uAvionix tailBeaconX TSOA, Skyborg Vanguard, Airflow Demonstrator

Nordic Unmanned has acquired two Camcopter S-100 systems, with the first delivered last week and another joining it in Q2 2021. This acquisition comes after successful sulphur sniffer operations in Denmark and France. The Camcopter S-100 was also recently operated for the world’s first full-scale offshore UAV cargo delivery to the active oil and gas platform Troll A in Norway. These operations were both carried out by Nordic Unmanned and Schiebel. The FAA is working with federal, state and local law enforcement age

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Coast Guard MH-60 Hoists Skier Mauled By Bear

Rescued By MH-60 Jayhawk Helicopter Crew From Air Station Sitka

The Coast Guard hoisted a man from backcountry near Haines Saturday after he was mauled by a bear. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Sitka hoisted the man who suffered injuries to his head and hands after being attacked on a mountain during a backcountry skiing outing. He was flown to Juneau and placed in the care of awaiting EMS. Coast Guard watchstanders in the Sector Juneau command center received an agency assist request for the helicopter hoist from Alaska State Troopers at about 3:20 p.m. Saturday. The helicopter crew located the man and two other skiers in his party about 10 miles northwest of Haines at an elevation of 1,600 feet, just above Chilkoot Lake.

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American Aero FTW Donates To Navy SEAL Foundation Flt Training Program

Donation Will Be Used To Help SEALs And SWCCs Seeking Pilot Certification

Nearly 200 Naval Special Warfare (NSW) operators transition to civilian life from their active-duty military service each year, including a growing number of retirees who entered service after the attacks of 9/11. A scholarship fund established by American Aero FTW, a fixed-base operator (FBO) at Meacham International Airport in Fort Worth, Texas, continues to provide new opportunities for these warriors as they move from active-duty military service to life in the civilian sector. As a long-time Navy SEAL Foundation (NSF) supporter, American Aero recently surpassed the $133,000 mark for donations made in support of NSF's robust scholarship program for the NSW community.

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RA4500 Radar Altimeter Selected For L-39NG Trainer

The First L-39NG Prototype Was Rolled Out In Odolena Voda On 12 October 2018

AERO Vodochody AEROSPACE has selected the RA4500 to equip its fleet of military trainer and light combat L-39NG aircraft. "We have worked hard to create a Radar Altimeter system that provides the most accurate AG information and pilot control for operational safety," commented Tim Taylor, CEO & President. "The AERO Vodochody L-39NG is an outstanding military aircraft that is intended to provide enhanced flight training capabilities and we look forward to working with AERO to ensure optimal support of these units."

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Klyde Morris (02.08.21)

Sounds Like Klyde Is About To Get Into The T-Shirt Biz...


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King Schools Add Another Free Online Course To Their Roster

Aircraft Marshalling: Learning the Language

Most of us learned the rudiments of 'marshalling' the hard way... slowly, via osmosis. We got bits and pieces of info under the tutelage of our instructors, and through chatting with other pilots, or by watching the ramp as other airplanes came and went. Most of us had these details imparted incrementally since there were really no resources that covered the topic from A to Z. The Kings have put together a course, for free no less, that covers this very topic... You'll learn the array of ground signals and other info you might see on busy airport ramps -- and for free.

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Classic Aero-TV: King School Outlook--Looking At The Future of Flight Training

From 2019: King Schools Founders See A Shift In Flight Training Focus

The founders of one of the best-known flight training businesses say they are seeing a shift in the focus of people beginning flight training. In an interview with Aero-News Editor in Chief Jim Campbell at AirVenture 2018, John King said that more people are starting their flight training with the intention of going into an aviation career, and that's not necessarily a bad thing. King said that as they continue their training, they may realize that they don't want to work for a big company and be traveling all the time, but will

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Airborne 02.03.21: Starship Blows Landing, Mandatory Masks, Virgin Galactic

Also: King Air 260C Cargo Door, 104th Fighter Wing, Women In Corporate Aviation, New ACE Exec Director

Finally; the FAA gave SpaceX clearance to fly Starship SN9 in the second such test of a higher altitude flight -- this time to 10 KM, with a re-entry transition and final reorientation for landing... and again, SN9 got almost all of it right… Almost. This time, it appears that in the final transition to the landing attitude and reignition of two Raptor engines, that one not only didn't fire up properly but video suggests it may have come apart, as debris was  clearly seen near the descendin

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NTSB Prelim: Cessna 172

Tower Personnel Observed The Airplane Land Hard, Bounce, And Then Climb Out

On December 4, 2020, about 1411 Pacific standard time, a Cessna C172N, N737NB, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Palm Springs, California. The pilot was seriously injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 personal flight. The Palm Springs International Airport tower controller reported that the airplane completed two previous full stop, taxi back landings. On the next landing, the pilot was cleared for the option to runway 31R. Subsequently, the tower personnel observed the airplane land hard, bounce, and then climb out. Shortly thereafter, the airplane banked sharply to the left and then spi

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.08.21)

Aero Linx: The Mission of the Aviation Museum of Kentucky The Mission of the Aviation Museum of Kentucky is to serve the Commonwealth with dynamic aerospace education programs; to promote the state's aviation industry; and to serve as Kentucky's focal point for the presentation of aviation history. A visit to the Aviation Museum of Kentucky, at Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, spotlights historic airplanes, Kentucky aviation pioneers, visiting World War II bombers, and the role of women in wartime aviation.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.08.21): Fuel Remaining

Fuel Remaining

A phrase used by either pilots or controllers when relating to the fuel remaining on board until actual fuel exhaustion. When transmitting such information in response to either a controller question or pilot initiated cautionary advisory to air traffic control, pilots will state the APPROXIMATE NUMBER OF MINUTES the flight can continue with the fuel remaining. All reserve fuel SHOULD BE INCLUDED in the time stated, as should an allowance for established fuel gauge system error.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (02.08.21)

“This is a perfect example of the serious consequences drone operators face when they choose to ignore the temporary flight restrictions. The TFRs are in place for your safety during Super Bowl week. Be aware of the NO DRONE ZONES and report any suspicious activity to the FBI or local law enforcement.” Source: FBI Tampa Special Agent in Charge, Michael McPherson, explaining why the office of United States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez filed a criminal complaint charging Henry Alejandro Jimenez (33, Orlando) with violating national defense airspace. If convicted, Jimenez faces a maximum penalty of one year in federal prison.

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