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September 04, 2022

Latest Artemis Launch Attempt Fails

NASA to 'Stand Down' on Artemis I Launch Attempts in Early September

After standing down on today’s Artemis I launch attempt when engineers could not overcome a hydrogen leak in a quick disconnect, an interface between the liquid hydrogen fuel feed line and the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, mission managers met and decided they will forego additional launch attempts in early September. Over the next several days, teams will establish access to the area of the leak at Launch Pad 39B, and in parallel conduct a schedule assessment to provide additional data that will inform a decision on whether to perform work to replace a seal either at the pad, where it can be tested under cryogenic conditions, or inside the Vehicle Assembly Building.

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Airline Dashboard Aims To Keep Travelers Informed

Dashboard To Dish And Serve Up Information On Airlines

Later this week, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) under the direction of Pete Buttigieg, Secretary of Transportation, will be launching an Airline Customer Service Dashboard which aims to “ensure the traveling public has easy access to information about services that U.S. airlines provide to mitigate passenger inconveniences when the cause of a cancellation or delay was due to circumstances within the airline’s control”.

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GAMA Lauds FAA’s Issuance of GAMI Avgas STCs

100LL Alternative Approved

GAMA president and CEO Pete Bunce has issued a statement regarding the FAA’s approval of Supplemental Type Certificates (STC) to allow General Aviation Modifications Inc.’s (GAMI) 100-octane unleaded fuel (G100UL) to be used in every general spark-ignition engine and every airframe powered by such engines.

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State, Federal Agencies Refresh Working Relationship

NASAO and FAA Sign MOUs Regarding Aviation Education, Development, UAS, and Advanced Mobility Across the Country

The National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) has embarked on a mission to strengthen ties between their collective state-level entities and broader federal agencies. The NASAO Board Chair, Anthony McCloskey, met with Acting FAA Administrator Billy Nolen to sign 4 separate MOUs detailing and updating the parameters of their continued partnership. NASAO and FAA leadership have agreed to begin work on fulfilling commitments immediately, with another meeting on the books for this month's upcoming NASAO Annual Convention.

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Klyde Morris (09.02.22)

Klyde Knows That General Media Can Find PLENTY of Stupid People To Report on NASA...


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Classic Aero-TV: Bob Hoover At Airventure--How Did You Get Into Aerobatics?

From 2011 (YouTube Version): Aviation's Greatest Living Legend Talks About His Aerobatic Beginnings

ANN is pleased to offer you yet another snippet from the public conversations that took place with Bob Hoover at Airventure 2011... where he was honored for a lifetime of aviation excellence. In this program, Bob talks about his beginnings in aerobatic flight. Ask any pilot who he thinks is the best he (or she) ever saw and depending on how long they've been in the business, the answers might surprise you... BUT, for anyone who had the grand opportu

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DPE Symposium Open for Registration

Designated Pilot Examiners invited to 2nd Annual Get-Together

DPE's have been gaining some due appreciation lately, and the Flight School Association of North America (FSANA) intends to ride the wave into this October's Designated Pilot Examiners Symposium in Phoenix, Arizona. Pilot examiners, like most any qualified pilot, have been in ever-increasing demand in an industry scrambling to develop the next generation of aviators ahead of the long-prophesied pilot shortage. Their responsibility is great, being the last link in a chain and the final chance to gauge proficiency before a young pilot enters the system.

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St. Thomas FBO Opens Under New Management

Execujet Flight Services at Cyril E. King Airport is Once Again Ready for Business as Usual  

The Virgin Islands' Execujet Flight Services is open once again, with all-new management running the show. Execujet lies on St. Thomas in the US territory, and will be run by Roy Romney, its new operations manager. Romney is a long time St. Thomas resident with more than 4 decades of island life, with the better part of it spent within the island's aviation ecosystem. He's excited to hit the ground running and take the facility to the next level. “I’m happy to be part of the team that will continue Execujet’s excellent reputation on St. Thomas,” he said during the reopening. “My approach to managing the FBO is safet

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NTSB Prelim: Cessna T207A

Accident Airplane Was The First Airplane In A Trail Of Five Airplanes On A Scenic Tour Of The Lake Powell Area

On August 13, 2022, about 1619 mountain standard time, a Cessna T207A airplane, N9582M, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Page, Arizona. The pilot and two passenger sustained minor injuries, two passengers sustained fatal injuries and two passengers sustained serious injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 air tour flight. According to witnesses, the accident airplane was the first airplane in a trail of five airplanes on a scenic tour of the Lake Powell area.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.04.22)

Aero Linx: The Lancair Owner & Builders Organization (LOBO) The Lancair Owner & Builders Organization (LOBO) is a collaborative group and type club for all people who own, fly, build, support, maintain and just plain love Lancair and Evolution aircraft. It is the realization of a collective vision to cultivate an organization designed from the ground up to support Lancair and Evolution aircraft enthusiasts. Many aircraft owners enjoy membership in type clubs; We have been involved with a few over the years. Our experience with type clubs has been tremendously positive, paying dividends many times the cost of dues, including good friendships, great times and personal development toward be

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.04.22): Terminal VFR Radar Service

Terminal VFR Radar Service A national program instituted to extend the terminal radar services provided instrument flight rules (IFR) aircraft to visual flight rules (VFR) aircraft. The program is divided into four types service referred to as basic radar service, terminal radar service area (TRSA) service, Class B service and Class C service. The type of service provided at a particular location is contained in the Chart Supplement U.S.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.04.22)

“As we continue to work towards a safe and reliable transition to an unleaded future state for piston-engine aircraft, FAA issuance of a broader STC for GAMI’s G100UL is a significant milestone. Manufacturers look forward to having an opportunity to understand the composition and performance of this new fuel to support commercialization and use as a viable replacement for 100LL.” Source: GAMA president and CEO Pete Bunce issued this statement regarding the FAA’s approval of Supplemental Type Certificates (STC) to allow General Aviation Modifications Inc.’s (GAMI) 100-octane unleaded fuel (G100UL) to be used in every general spark-ignition engine and every airframe powered by such engines.

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