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November 16, 2022

Airborne 11.16.22: CubCrafter SEC Qual, Archer Aviation, United Pay Bump

Also: A6M3 Zero, AA APA/ALPA Merger?, USAF On Pregnancy, Turtle Beach Flt Sim Gear
 
CubCrafters has confirmed that it has been qualified by the Securities Exchange Commission [SEC] to make a heavy-duty $50 million public stock offering using the Regulation A+ exemption, which allows for the first outside investment ever in its history. Advised by Manhattan Street Capital, CubCrafters intends to raise up to $50 million in investment capital from its fans, customers, aviation enthusiasts, the investment community, and the general public. Archer Aviation's new home has been selected in Covington, Georgia, where a new 350,000 sq ft facility will produce up to 650 aircraft per year. The new location will abut the Covington Municipal Airport, allowing for more

AEA Joins Aviation Coalition In Urging Extension Of 5G C-Band Deadline

Aviation Industry Groups Urging Uncle Sam To Delay Deadlines To Retrofit Radar Altimeters

On Nov. 15, 2022, the Aircraft Electronics Association joined several aviation industry groups urging the United States government to delay deadlines to retrofit radar altimeters designed to avoid potential 5G C-Band interference. In a letter sent to government officials, including the Federal Aviation Administration’s acting administrator and the secretary of transportation, the coalition wrote: “Our industry is strongly supportive of the deployment and implementation of 5G services nationwide, but we will not compromise aviation safety..."

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Making the Big Time! CubCrafters Earns SEC Qualification

Public Offering Has Taxied Out For Immediate Departure!

CubCrafters has confirmed that it has been qualified by the Securities Exchange Commission [SEC] to make a heavy-duty $50 million public stock offering using the Regulation A+ exemption, which allows for the first outside investment ever in its history. Advised by Manhattan Street Capital, CubCrafters intends to raise up to $50 million in investment capital from its fans, customers, aviation enthusiasts, the investment community, and the general public. The offering price for first round investors is $5 per share, with a minimum investment of only $400 per investor.

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Archer Aviation Selects Manufacturing Location

Covington, Georgia New Home to eVTOL Developer

Archer Aviation's new home has been selected in Covington, Georgia, where a new 350,000 sq ft facility will produce up to 650 aircraft per year. The new location will abut the Covington Municipal Airport, allowing for more than 1,000 jobs to eter the region for production in the latter half of 2024. The eVTOL production facility will have expansion capacity of more than 550,000 square feet, sufficient for a production volume of more than 2,300 aircraft.

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Airborne-UnCrewed 11.08.22: Mavic 3 Classic, Cargo Drone, Rocket Lab Fumbles

Also: VoltAero, NFFS Partnership, Rotax Updates, Mississippi State University

DJI has unveiled the Mavic 3 Classic. The Mavic 3 Classic boasts a 4/3 CMOS Hasselblad camera capable of shooting in 5.1K/50 fps, 4K/60 fps and 1080p/60fps using H.264 and H.265 encoders. Slow-motion filming remains supported at 4K/120fps and 1080p/200fps. Its 24mm equivalent focal length lens opens to an adjustable aperture spanning f/2.8 to f/11 for 12.8 stops of native dynamic range, producing 12-bit RAW photography and 10-bit D-Log footage. Sichuan Tengden Sci-Tech Innovation completed its first test flight of the firm's upcoming 4-engine, long-haul UAV in Sichuan China e

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Airborne-UnCrewed 11.08.22: Mavic 3 Classic, Cargo Drone, Rocket Lab Fumbles

Also: VoltAero, NFFS Partnership, Rotax Updates, Mississippi State University

DJI has unveiled the Mavic 3 Classic. The Mavic 3 Classic boasts a 4/3 CMOS Hasselblad camera capable of shooting in 5.1K/50 fps, 4K/60 fps and 1080p/60fps using H.264 and H.265 encoders. Slow-motion filming remains supported at 4K/120fps and 1080p/200fps. Its 24mm equivalent focal length lens opens to an adjustable aperture spanning f/2.8 to f/11 for 12.8 stops of native dynamic range, producing 12-bit RAW photography and 10-bit D-Log footage. Sichuan Tengden Sci-Tech Innovation completed its first test flight of the firm's upcoming 4-engine, long-haul UAV in Sichuan China e

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United Airlines Grants 5% Pay Raise to Pilots

Unscheduled Raise Shows Need for Retention in Modern Economy

United Airlines Holdings is giving pilots a 5% pay bump as promised during an earlier cost-reduction deal, a few months earlier than anticipated. As stipulated in the Pandemic Recovery Agreement (LOA 20-05), the raise was set to go into effect for the May 2023 bid period. Unexpectedly, United, possibly spurred on by a quick return to profitability or tiresome contract negotiations, decided to let it happen earlier than planned.

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Aero-TV: Wisk Aero’s Sixth Generation eVTOL Impresses

Graciously Bearing the Burden of Proof

Wisk Aero is an aviation technology concern about the business of developing self-flying electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft by dint of which the company seeks to attain eminence within the inchoate, autonomous air-taxi industry. The enterprise’s lineage traces back to 2010 and an entity called Zee Aero which was founded with backing from Google co-founder Larry Page. In 2017, Zee Aero merged with Kitty Hawk, a manufacturer of ultralight VTOL aircraft. One year later, Kitty Hawk rebranded Zee Aero as Cora.

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USAF Issues Guidance for Flights During Pregnancy

Aircrew Voluntary Acceptance of Risk Process Gives Guidance and Framework for Aircrew Willing to Fly

The Air Force has developed a handful of products and policies to help aviators navigate their work throughout their pregnancies. The DAF issued an April 2022 clarification of previous policies pertaining to pregnant aircrew, getting the ball rolling in a system-wide effort to develop an easy risk-assessment tool to help go/no-go decision making on the ground.

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Turtle Beach Revs Up the Flight Sim Market

Yoke with 4-Lever, Push-Throttle Quadrants Shows Increasing Popularity of Flight Simulation

Gaming accessory manufacturer Turtle Beach has unveiled an impressively competitive piece of equipment for flight sim enthusiasts with its VelocityOne Flight Universal Control System, an all-in-one yoke and throttle stack. The release can be seen as an indicator of the popularity of the flight sim industry, hotter than ever following the 2020 release of Microsoft Flight Sim's (MSFS) latest and greatest iteration.

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EAA Honors Stakeholders

Newest Inductees to Hall of Fame Hail from Homebuilts, Warbirds, Aerobatics The most recent batch of inductees to the EAA Sport Aviation Hall of Fame were recognized at a ceremony and dinner on November 10th. The newest additions are Budd Davisson of Phoenix, Arizona into the Homebuilders HoF; Maurice Hunter “Pappy” Spinks into the International Aerobatic Club HoF; Tom Reilly of Douglas, Georgia to the Warbirds of America HoF;  Forrest Lovley of Jordan, Minnesota into the Vintage Aircraft Association HoF; and Gene “Bever' Borne of Reserve, Louisiana into the Ultralights HoF. Additional recognition was granted in the form of the Henry Kimberly Leadership Award to John Mellberg of Menasha, Wisconsin for his work in local aviatio

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NTSB Prelim: Beech A24

Airplane Impacted A Storage Facility Attached To A Two-Story Apartment Building

On October 21, 2022, about 1845 EDT, a Beech A24R, N8020R, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Keene, New Hampshire. The flight instructor and commercialrated pilot were fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. According to recorded audio from the Dillant/Hopkins Airport (EEN), Keene, New Hampshire, common traffic advisory frequency (CTAF), at about 1842, an occupant of the accident airplane broadcast that the flight was taking runway 02 for departure...

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.16.22)

Aero Linx: National Aeronca Association We are dedicated to supporting the design and preserving the history of Aeronca aircraft. Founded by Jim Thompson and fostered by his leadership for nearly thirty years, we are now led by a Board of Directors. We meet in convention every two years at Hook Field (MWO) in Middletown, Ohio, the site of the Aeronca Corporation, where all of our post war planes were produced.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.16.22): Instrument Departure Procedure (DP)

Instrument Departure Procedure (DP) A preplanned instrument flight rule (IFR) departure procedure published for pilot use, in graphic or textual format, that provides obstruction clearance from the terminal area to the appropriate en route structure. There are two types of DP, Obstacle Departure Procedure (ODP), printed either textually or graphically, and, Standard Instrument Departure (SID), which is always printed graphically.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (11.16.22)

“We are humbled and excited by the overwhelming interest and investor demand our capital raise received. In just 90 days, we received reservations for more than $25 million of CubCrafters’ shares. This was a great first step in securing the vision of our founder, Jim Richmond, who wanted to give the public an opportunity to participate in the growth of our company. Now that we have been qualified by the SEC, we look forward to welcoming new investors to CubCrafters and working on their behalf to drive long-term shareholder value." Source: Patrick Horgan, CubCrafters’ president & CEO, in remarks made as the company confirmed that it has been qualified by the Securities Exchange Commission [SEC] to make a heavy-dut

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