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January 23, 2023

Flight Training Community Championed By SAFE, Hoover Foundation, and ANN

New Partnership Focuses On The Needs Of  New Flight Instructors!

To the outside world, the most important jobs in aviation might be perceived as those who run the airlines, fly the biggest aircraft, work at the FAA, or otherwise seem to be in charge of much of the aviation world... but a new partnership knows this is simply not true. The most important jobs in aviation, literally a whole category of aviators who determine the future course of aviation, are conducted by the world's Certificated Flight Instructors (CFIs).

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EAA Ultralight Webinars Return February 21

How-To Series on Gamut of Ultralight Flight Livestreaming for Free for 2nd Year Running

The EAA's Virtual Ultralight Day webinars return this year, running from February 21 to 23. The online seminars will allow experts from the ultralight community to share some of their bountiful experience at no cost, with 15 sessions spanning a wide gamut of ultralight-themed material. The 3-day event will see 5 webinars per day, drawing from the same highly successful format used for other banner content from the EAA.

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Avfuel Corporation Adds jetCenters of Colorado to FBO Network

Fort Collins Loveland FBO Adds Avfuel Support

Avfuel has added jetCenters of Colorado's Fort Collins Loveland (FNL) location to its network of branded FBOs, bringing 3 of the brand's locations into the fold in all. JetCenters' lineup includes 3 of its premier, full- service locations: Denver (APA), Colorado Springs (COS) and FNL. Their position within the Avfuel Network provides convenient purchasing at (mostly) competitive prices.

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Thrust Flight Sees Part 141 Course Approval

Zero to Hero Airline Pilot Program Opens Enrollment in Texas

Flight academy Thrust Flight has received approval for their Part 141 accelerated Commercial Certificate course. The school, in Addison and Denison, Texas, has already begun filling up slots in their classes, boasting a training period 2 months shorter than their non-141 courses. The move should help net them additional interest from wannabe pilots, particularly with so much press devoted to the long-awaited pilot shortage.

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California Aeronautical University and MyGoFlight Partner Up To Support Students

MYGOFLIGHT Partnership Offers Improved Organization And Ease Of Use

MyGoFlight (MGF) and California Aeronautical University (CAU) have partnered up to provide CAU students aviator equipment to help make the cockpit safer and standardize the student pilot experience. Serving students from all over the country, CAU offers career-focused programs in aviation, aviation business, and aircraft maintenance. With on-airport locations throughout California and Arizona that provide an ideal learning environment, CAU courses are delivered in a year-round, fast-paced schedule that enables students to enter the pipeline for aviation careers in the shortest amount of time.

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Classic Aero-TV: Heritage Over Oshkosh 2010 -- Honoring What Got Us Here Today

From 2010 (YouTube Version): Stirring the Souls of Flyers All Over America, The Heritage Flights Remind Us Why We Are Free

These are the sights and sound that stir the hearts of aviators all over the world... but especially for those is here in the good ol' USA. Airpower, old and new, in tight formation, showing the world what kept us free... time after time. The USAF Heritage Flight program was established in 1997 to commemorate the Air Force's 50th anniversary. It involves today's state-of-the-art fighters flying in close formation with World War II, Korean and Vietnam era fighters such as the P-51 Mustang and the F-86 Sabre. 

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FAA Blames 11 January NOTAM Glitch on Contractor

Absence of Accountability

The FAA has provided Congress details pertaining to the 11 January 2023 NOTAM database failure that grounded an estimated ten-thousand U.S. flights and delayed scores more. The agency, after the inimitable fashion of federal bureaucracies, has blamed the debacle on a contractor.

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NTSB Prelim: Airbus Helicopters EC 130 T2

Accident Helicopter Continued The Left Turn, Entered A Left Climbing Spin For About Three Revolutions

On December 27, 2022, at 1635 Pacific daylight time, an Airbus Helicopters EC-130-T2, N835GC, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Boulder City, Nevada. The pilot and five passengers were seriously injured, and one passenger received minor injuries. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135 commercial air tour flight. The accident helicopter was the second of four helicopters returning from Kingman, Arizona to Boulder City Municipal Airport (BVU). According to the operator, the helicopters were not flying as a formation.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.23.23): Flight Plan Area (FPA)

Flight Plan Area (FPA)

The geographical area assigned to a flight service station (FSS) for the purpose of establishing primary responsibility for services that may include search and rescue for VFR aircraft, issuance of NOTAMs, pilot briefings, inflight services, broadcast services, emergency services, flight data processing, international operations, and aviation weather services. Large consolidated FSS facilities may combine FPAs into larger areas of responsibility (AOR).

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.23.23)

Aero Linx: Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association: At CHAA our mission is to Acquire, Preserve, Restore, Maintain, Display and Demonstrate the Harvard and other training aircraft associated with the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan and the Royal Canadian Air Force.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (01.23.23)

“Ultralight flying continues to be one of the purest, and most accessible ways to enjoy aviation. EAA Virtual Ultralight Days is a way to make our community stronger, safer, and more fun. This three-day event connects well with EAA’s mission to grow participation in aviation by sharing The Spirit of Aviation, inviting everyone to learn and develop their own skills and knowledge.”  Source: Timm Bogenhagen, EAA Ultralight, and Light Plane Community Manager, discussing the forthcoming EAA Virtual Ultralight Day webinars return this year, running from February 21 to 23.

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