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September 24, 2023

14th Airlift Squadron Honored

Group Awarded Humanitarian Airlift Mission of the Year

The Air & Space Forces Association (AFA) presented its Berlin Airlift Veterans Association (BAVA) Humanitarian Airlift Mission of the Year Award to the 14th Airlift Squadron at 2023’s Air, Space & Cyber Conference. The award was presented by General Mike Minihan, Commander of Air Mobility Command, to 437th Airlift Wing Commander Colonel Sam “Lurch” Todd, who accepted the honor on behalf of his deployed squadron.

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Rain Raises $9.7-Million in Seed Financing

U.S. Company Pioneers Autonomous Aerial Wildfire Suppression

Rain, an Alameda, California-based concern specializing in aerial wildfire containment technology, has announced an oversubscribed seed round, closing $9.7-million in financing to provide fire agencies prepositioned autonomous aircraft with which to contain wildfires before the blazes rage out of control. San Francisco-based venture capital firm DBL Partners (the DBL moniker being an abbreviation of Double Bottom Line) led the round, with participation from VoLo Earth Ventures, Kapor Capital, and Convective Capital. Additional investors include Immad Akhund, Brian Bjelde, Steve Blank, John and Patrick Collison, Edward Fenster, Dylan Field, Nat Friedman, Daniel Gross, Geoff Ralst

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New Embraer Praetor Full Flight Simulators Announced

U.S. and European Locations Imminent

Embraer S.A., the multinational aerospace manufacturer of commercial, military, executive, and agricultural aircraft founded in 1969 and headquartered in São Paulo, Brazil, and FlightSafety International, the world-renowned FAA Part 142 aviation training concern and provider of flight simulators, visual systems, and displays to commercial, government and military organizations, jointly announced the imminent opening of a new Praetor full-flight simulator in Orlando, Florida. Embraer and Flight safety also cited the pending launch of a fourth Praetor simulator to be based at an as-of-yet undisclosed European location. Training events at Subject simulator are slated to get underway by the end of 2024.

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Klyde Morris (09.22.23)

Klyde Is Not The First Tio Note The FAA's Lack of Humor...

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Duncan Aviation Delivers Falcon 900EX With Unique Features

New Plumage for a Distinguished Bird

Having happened across a Falcon 900EX with an unusual cabin layout, a party familiar with Duncan Aviation and the excellent work for which the company is renowned glimpsed in the old Dassault an exceptional aircraft waiting, with the preternatural patience peculiar to machines, to actualize the fullness of its potential ...

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GA-ASI to be Inducted Into International Air & Space Hall of Fame

Fission for Recognition

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) will be inducted into the International Air & Space Hall of Fame during a Saturday, 21 October 2023 event at the San Diego Air & Space Museum. The induction honors GA-ASI’s celebrated history of developing and implementing Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) by which worldwide security and defense objectives have been met for more than three-decades.

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Classic Aero-TV: Evolutionary Rotors–Cicaré Helis Offer Versatile Airframes

From 2015: (YouTube Version): Long-Time Rotorcraft Manufacturer Looks To Build North American Presence

While at EAA AirVenture 2015, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, checked in on the world of kit-built helicopters by visiting with Raul Oreste, the Chief Commercial Officer for Cicare SA Helicopters. Cicare helicopters is located in Argentina but they are now setting up operations in the United States. Oreste tells us that their company now has four models of helicopters on the market. As he discusses each model, you’ll see each one being flown in the video. An unusual twist in their line of helicopters

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NTSB Prelim: Airbus SAS A350-941

(Aircraft) Encountered About 2 Seconds Of Severe Turbulence Within The Cloud

  On August 29, 2023, about 1831 Eastern daylight time, Delta Air Lines (DAL) flight 175, an Airbus A350-941 experienced turbulence during descent into Hartsfield Jackson International Airport (ATL), Atlanta, Georgia. Of the 14 crew and 151 passengers onboard, 2 crew and 2 passengers sustained serious injuries, and 8 crew and 5 passengers sustained minor injuries. The aircraft sustained minor damage. DAL175 was a 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 121 scheduled international passenger flight from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP), Milan, Italy to ATL.

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Boeing Increases Investment in Veterans Welfare

Fighting for America’s Warfighters

Boeing has invested a cool $10-million in the George W. Bush Presidential Center. The monies will support the museum and veterans and military families programs officiated by the institution, which is located on the campus of Southern Methodist University (SMU) in University Park, Texas. Over the past decade, Boeing has provided nearly $40-million to a bipartisan group of presidential libraries, centers, sites, and memorials, the collections and community programming of which help foster deeper understanding and appreciation of civics education, United States history, and the precepts of democracy.

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Space Mobility Conference Set for Jan 24th

Collaboration, Mobility, And Access the Focus of this Year’s Summit

SpaceCom, the US Space Force (USSF), and Space Systems Command (SSC) have announced the 2nd annual Space Mobility Conference. The conference will aim to "to extend SSC’s Assured Access to Space mission" with wide ranging cooperation and collaboration across governmental, industrial, and academic lines. It will be held during Commercial Space Week, opening on January 30th, 2024.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.24.23)

Aero Linx: International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers' Associations

IFATCA is an international collective of air traffic controller associations. It was established in 1961 and is the largest and most comprehensive representative body for air traffic control in the world.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.24.23): Special Activity Airspace (SAA)

Special Activity Airspace (SAA) Any airspace with defined dimensions within the National Airspace System wherein limitations may be imposed upon aircraft operations. This airspace may be restricted areas, prohibited areas, military operations areas, air ATC assigned airspace, and any other designated airspace areas. The dimensions of this airspace are programmed into EDST and can be designated as either active or inactive by screen entry. Aircraft trajectories are constantly tested against the dimensions of active areas and alerts issued to the applicable sectors when violations are predicted.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.24.23)

“Every year catastrophic wildfires claim lives, destroy entire communities, and diminish the carbon reduction efforts of nations and states. Rain’s technology enables a wildfire response time so fast that we can actually stop fires before they have a chance to grow out of control. Early response timing, like any emergency, can make all the difference in a successful outcome.” Source: From a statement made by Rain co-founder and CEO Maxwell Brodie as the concern, specializing in aerial wildfire containment technology, has announced an oversubscribed seed round, closing $9.7-million in financing to provide fire agencies prepositioned autonomous aircraft with which to contain wildfires before the blazes rage out of

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