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August 05, 2021

Wings Over Dallas WWII Airshow Returns To North Texas

On Friday, October 29, Wings Over Dallas Will Host An “Education Day”

One of North Texas’ largest airshows returns to Dallas Executive Airport from October 29-31, 2021, when the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) hosts the Wings Over Dallas WWII Airshow. The interactive event features spectacular flying demonstrations, battle reenactments, veteran appearances, living history encampments, hands-on family and educational activities, aircraft rides, cockpit tours, and more. More than forty World War II-era aircraft – including bombers, fighters, and support airplanes – are expected to participate in the airshow. This year’s theme “Texas Goes to War” will highlight the Lone Star State’s significant cont

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AMREF Flying Doctors Adds Special Mission Cessna Citation Sovereign

The Aircraft Is Expected To Arrive In Nairobi, Kenya, This Fall

AMREF Flying Doctors has added a pre-owned Cessna Citation Sovereign to its existing Cessna Citation aeromedical aircraft fleet. The aircraft is expected to arrive in Nairobi, Kenya and start lifesaving operations in September 2021. “Continuing to be the supplier of choice for air ambulance emergency services in Africa is testament to the Cessna Citation’s performance, especially when each minute matters,” said Bob Gibbs, vice president, Special Mission Sales for Textron Aviation.

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Helicopter Scouts Ridge Area for Perseverance

Ingenuity Has Thus far Climbed To A New Record Altitude Of 40 Feet

Ask any space explorer, and they’ll have a favorite photo or two from their mission. For Kevin Hand, a scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California and co-lead of the Perseverance rover’s first science campaign, his latest favorite is a 3D image of low-lying wrinkles in the surface of Jezero Crater. The science team calls this area “Raised Ridges.” NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter captured the two shots for this stereo image on July 24 during its 10th flight.

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uAvionix Receives FAA TSO For Certified Drone GPS Receiver

Reportedly The First To Specifically Target UAS Platform Navigation And Surveillance

uAvionix Corporation announced it has received a Technical Standard Order (TSO) from the FAA for its “truFYX” Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver for UAS. The Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS) / Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) capable GPS is reportedly the first to specifically target UAS platform navigation and surveillance solutions.

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HAI Awards Nine Scholarships to Next Generation of Heli Professionals

HAI Makes Up To 15 Scholarships Available Each Year

Helicopter Association International (HAI) has awarded nine HAI scholarships for 2021. Available to aviation students around the world, these scholarships support HAI’s mission to educate the next generation of helicopter professionals. HAI makes up to 15 scholarships available each year, funded through donations and other fundraising events. This year’s awards comprise 1 scholarship for students in helicopter maintenance technician programs, 1 for pilots working toward earning their commercial helicopter rating, 1 for safety professionals, and 6 for established maintenance professionals seeking training for specific helicopters or components.

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EASA Publishes Guidelines For Aircraft Return To Service

Document Raises Awareness Of Possible Hazards And Suggest Mitigations

In order to support the safe return to normal operations (RNO) and to supplement the already published FAQs in continuing airworthiness, EASA has developed the guidelines for de-storage aircraft with the support of industry and national competent authorities. This document raises awareness of possible hazards and suggest mitigations following the potential risks of aircraft returning to service after storage, emphasizing the need to consider the particularities of each case and the communication with the relevant organizations and competent authorities.

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NTSB Prelim: Vans RV6

While On Short Final Approach For Runway 27, The Engine Experienced A Total Loss Of Power

On July 15, 2021, at 0954 Pacific daylight time, an experimental amateur-built Vans RV-6, N468AC, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Riverside, California. The two pilots onboard were seriously injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. The pilot reported that while on short final approach for runway 27, the engine experienced a total loss of power.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.05.21)

Aero Linx: Directorate General of Civil Aviation Directorate General of Civil Aviation is an attached office of the Ministry of Civil Aviation. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation is the regulatory body in the field of Civil Aviation primarily dealing with safety issues. It is responsible for regulation of air transport services to/from/within India and for enforcement of civil air regulations, air safety and airworthiness standards. It also co-ordinates all regulatory functions with International Civil Aviation Organisation. The headquarters are located in New Delhi with regional offices in the various parts of India.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.05.21): Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR)

Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) A TFR is a regulatory action issued by the FAA via the U.S. NOTAM System, under the authority of United States Code, Title 49. TFRs are issued within the sovereign airspace of the United States and its territories to restrict certain aircraft from operating within a defined area on a temporary basis to protect persons or property in the air or on the ground. While not all inclusive, TFRs may be issued for disaster or hazard situations such as: toxic gas leaks or spills, fumes from flammable agents, aircraft accident/incident sites, aviation or ground resources engaged in wildfire suppression, or aircraft relief activities following a disaster. TFRs may also be issue

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (08.05.21)

“The Cessna Sovereign was an easy choice for AMREF Flying Doctors when looking to expand our aviation capability and capacity, so as to support our international, long distance air ambulance operations... patient care and comfort is key to maintaining AMREF Flying Doctors’ internationally recognized aeromedical service levels, which are perfectly addressed by the Cessna Sovereign’s cabin and its operating capabilities. In addition to acquiring the right aircraft, Textron Aviation did everything to assist with reconfiguring the aircraft for its dedicated air ambulance role at their Orlando, Florida Service Center as quickly and professionally as possible.” Source: Mike Black, Chief Operating Officer for AMREF Fl

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