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January 13, 2023

Airborne 01.13.23: Earhart Museum, Sam Graves, RV-10 Extended Range

Also: NATA Fueling Guidelines, SportAir Workshops, SkyWay's SkyStep, GAMA on SMS 
Amelia Earhart's namesake charity, the Atchison Amelia Earhart Foundation, marked the 88th anniversary of her flight with the announcement of a museum bearing her name. The Amelia Earhart Hangar Museum in Atchison, Kansas will be an interactive, STEM-focused educational tour of her life, opening next April. US Congressman Sam Graves has been selected to serve as Chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. The selection puts one of aviation's own in charge of one of the biggest movers and shakers of the transportation industry, with oversight of a multitude of operational considerations throughout the country. Graves is hoped to be the right man for the

Russia Plans Replacement Soyuz Capsule

Meteoroid Strike Damages Spacecraft, Ending Reentry Plans

Russia's space agency plans to launch a replacement Soyuz capsule to the International Space Station next month, replacing the damaged module in orbit. The move comes after a micrometeoroid strike that perforated a portion of the MS-22 spacecraft, leading to a visible coolant leak from the outside. The capsule could no longer regulate interior temperatures, projected to creep north of 100º during reentry. With such damage, a trip back to Earth aboard the Soyuz is impossible, stranding the personnel in orbit.

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Amelia Earhart Museum Announced in Pioneer's Hometown

January 11 Marks 88th Anniversary of Amelia Earhart's Hawaii to California Trip

Aeronautical pioneer Amelia Earhart made her infamous Hawaiian journey 88 years ago, making herself a cool $10,000 in prize money and earning a spot in aviation history. The journey from the mainland US to the islands had come to be seen as fraught with danger after amounting 10 fatalities between a series of attempts. At the time, Hawaiian promoters and sugar barons were eagerly awaiting the forecasted influx of tourist money that air travel would surely bring, leading to their offer of some serious prize money for 1935 - more than $215,000 in today's scrip. 

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SportAir Workshops Return to Lakeland

Aircraft Building Clinics Help Cut to the Chase at EAA's Home Base

Those looking to build or restore an aircraft can avail themselves of the upcoming 2-day SportAir Workshop courses at Lakeland, Florida. During the EAA course, attendees will pick up all the basics and essentials covering modules like Electrical Systems & Avionics, Sheet Metal Basics, and Fiberglass Techniques for RV Aircraft. To better accommodate students, two separate dates have been established, from February 4-5 and 11-12.

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L3Harris Obtains STC for 737NG Flight Deck Recorder

SRVIVR25 Available for Economical Recorder Replacement

L3Harris has obtained Supplemental Type Certification for its SRVIVR25 A757 cockpit voice and flight data recorder, bringing a cheaper FDR option to the 737 fray. The unit features an integrated, recorder-independent power supply, with easy provision for quick-replacement to minimize costly downtime. The same functionality provides simple and secure data download capabilities, too, enabling faster processing for those times review is required. The A757 STC allows its use on all Boeing 737NG aircraft.

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Hydroplane Cleans Up at CES 2023

Woman-Led Company Nabs Honors at Women and Drones for H2 Fuel Cell Development

Hydroplane left CES 2023 with a trio of awards in tow, cleaning up at the Women in Emerging Aviation Technologies Award Ceremony in Las Vegas, Nevada. The company's work on developing its modular, 270-hp hydrogen fuel cell powerplant for small aircraft brought no shortage of eyes on their work, with its obvious use in replacing current-gen piston aircraft engines and VTOL air mobility projects. Should all go well, Hydroplane anticipates flights to begin sometime later this year. 

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SkyWay's SkyStep Approved for Canadian Citation Operators

TCCA Approves Cessna Jet Replacement Stair

Transport Canada has approved SkyWay's Cessna Citation SkyStep modification, adding to the company's roster of approvals. To date, the SkyStep system has been STC approved by the FAA, the EASA, Brazilian ANAC, and the TCCA. The SkyStep fits everything from the classic Citation C500 to the most modern CJ3+, allowing any operator an easy, turnkey safety improvement across all airport conditions.

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Classic Aero-TV: Politics, Planes & Empowerment-Senator James Inhofe At Oshkosh

From 2016 (YouTube Version): “I’m Going To Say Something That Will Offend A Lot Of People”...

While at EAA AirVenture 2016, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, sat down with Oklahoma Senator, James Inhofe, to discuss what’s going on in the politics of aviation. Fortunately, for those of you who watch this video, Senator Inhofe starts off with a great review of legislation that started with the Pilots Bill of Rights 1. In this part of the discussion, Senator Inhofe reminds us that the recent legislation for third-class medical reform is only one small part of the entire package contained in the already passed Pilot&rsqu

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NTSB Prelim: Piper PA-18-150

...Sputtered A Third Time Before It Experienced A Total Loss Of Power

On November 14, 2022, about 1134 eastern standard time, a Piper PA-18-150, N9858P, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near St. Augustine, Florida. The pilot was not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 aerial observation flight. The purpose of the flight was to map erosion from Hurricane Nicole. The flight departed Daytona Beach International Airport (DAB), Daytona Beach, Florida at 0910, destined for Northeast Florida Regional Airport (SGJ), St. Augustine, Florida.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.13.23)

Aero Linx: Professional Aviation Safety Specialists (PASS) Since 1977, the Professional Aviation Safety Specialists (PASS) has represented more than 11,000 employees of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Department of Defense (DoD) who install, maintain, support and certify air traffic control and national defense equipment, inspect and oversee the commercial and general aviation industries, develop flight procedures, and perform quality analyses of complex aviation systems used in air traffic control and national defense in the United States and abroad.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.13.23): Flight Management Systems

Flight Management Systems A computer system that uses a large data base to allow routes to be preprogrammed and fed into the system by means of a data loader. The system is constantly updated with respect to position accuracy by reference to conventional navigation aids. The sophisticated program and its associated data base ensures that the most appropriate aids are automatically selected during the information update cycle.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (01.13.23)

“It has been a great adventure to build this state-of-the-art museum worthy of Amelia Earhart’s legacy in her Atchison, Kansas, hometown. We look forward to celebrating the grand opening on April 14 when the new Museum will bring Amelia’s extraordinary story to life while inspiring visitors to boldly pursue their own dreams.” Source: Karen Seaberg, founder and president of the Atchison Amelia Earhart Foundation, describing the background on how the Amelia Earhart Hangar Museum in Atchison, Kansas will be an interactive, STEM-focused educational tour of her life, opening next April. 

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