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May 19, 2024

ALPA Jumps On FAA Reauthorization Celebration Bandwagon

Applauds The Long-Delayed Signing of FAA Reauthorization/Political Football into Law

Capt. Jason Ambrosi, president of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), has joined the bandwagon of alphabet groups sighing with relief as FAA Reauthorization became reality. ALPA issued the following statement after the President signed the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2024 into law: “Today’s signing of the bipartisan, bicameral FAA Reauthorization into law is a major step forward for the safety of our nation’s aviation system. This bill addresses runway and airport near misses, maintains rigorous pilot training standards and ensures that the United States remains the global leader in aviation safety..."

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WAI Invites Members To #HonorTheWASP for Memorial Day 2024

Some 1,102 Women Wore The Silver Wings Flying Over 70 Million Miles And Delivering 12,650 Airplanes

Extraordinary... The Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) were inducted into WAI’s International Pioneer Hall of Fame in 1993. The WASP flew for the U.S. Army Airforce from September 1942 to December 1944. Some 1,102 women wore the silver wings flying over 70 million miles and delivering 12,650 airplanes across the country during their time of operation. Women in Aviation International (WAI) members and friends will honor the valiant service of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) by visiting their graves and leaving an appropriate decoration in the form of flowers or other remembrances.

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And... Another Delay -- Starliner MAY Fly May 25

Now Working Toward May 25 Launch of Crew Flight Test

Remember the May 21st launch date that was put forward just a day or two ago ??? Well.. now it's set for May 25th... for now. Maybe. Now, NASA, Boeing, and ULA teams say they will take additional time to work through spacecraft closeout processes and flight rationale before proceeding with the launch of the agency’s Boeing Crew Flight Test. The teams now are targeting a launch no earlier than 3:09 p.m. EDT Saturday, May 25, for the flight test carrying NASA astronauts Butch Wilmore and Suni Williams to the International Space Station.

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CAF Tampa Bay Welcomes First Aircraft

Tampa Bay Wing’s PT-19 Calls Hangar C, at SUN 'n FUN, Home 

It's a plane! The Tampa Bay Wing of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) has reached a significant milestone with the delivery of their first assigned aircraft, a Fairchild PT-19A, bearing the Army Air Corps serial number 42-48004. This occasion marks a new chapter for the Tampa Bay Wing, highlighting their dedication to preserving and honoring aviation history. The Fairchild PT-19 was a cornerstone in the training of countless pilots who would go on to serve in the war.

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NAV CANADA Launches New Aviation Meteorology Reference

Accessible To Both Members Of The Aviation Community And The Public

NAV CANADA has launched the Aviation Meteorology Reference; which they claim to be a new, first-of-its-kind and definitive guide on meteorology and aviation operations. In response to the dynamic challenges posed by weather in the aviation industry, NAV CANADA, in collaboration with experts from across the aviation industry, developed the new reference as an educational tool that will complement existing weather training and course curriculums in support of enhanced situational awareness and safety during any planned flight.

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2024 AMA National Fun Fly Barely A Month Away

The 2024 AMA National Fun Fly Is Set For June 28-30

The folks at the Academy of Model Aeronautics tell us that the upcoming 2024 AMA National Fun Fly will be a celebration unlike any other! They plan it to be a combination of a traditional fun-fly and a community day and it being a free event doesn't hurt the prospects, at all, for the community of model aviation enthusiasts. AMA notes that the vision for the 2024 AMA National Fun Fly, set for June 28-30, is to foster a renewed spirit for model  pilots, with enhanced community engagement.

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Eurodrone Passes Preliminary Design Review

Process Paves The Way To Proceed With The Detailed Design

The Eurodrone program has successfully performed a Preliminary Design Review (PDR). With Airbus Defence and Space as prime contractor, this milestone has been completed with OCCAR and representatives of the four customer nations (France, Germany, Italy and Spain) in the presence of the three Major Sub-Contractors (MSC), Airbus Defence and Space Spain, Dassault Aviation and Leonardo. 

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Klyde Morris (05.17.24)

Klyde Has A Few issues With Political Charters...

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Classic Aero-TV: Wipaire At NBAA17 - More Than Just Floats

From 2017 (YouTube Version): Caravan Floats Updated With Oil Bath Wheels For Reduced Maintenance…

Wipaire Floats was founded in the 1960s, and over the years has come to offer a line of products for everything from small recreational airplanes to large commercial aircraft, including firefighting airplanes. At NBAA-BACE is Las Vegas last month, Clint Clouarte, VP of Marking and Sales for Wipaire, said one of the most recent developments is the introduction of oil bath wheels on new production Wipline 8750 amphibious floats for Cess

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NTSB Prelim: Lancair Legacy FG

Airplane Began To Climb “Straight Up,” Yawed To The Left, And Then Went “Straight Down”

On April 22, 2024, about 1826 central daylight time, a Lancair Legacy FG airplane, N550NL, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Spicewood, Texas. The pilot was fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) data revealed the accident flight was the second flight of the day. The airplane departed Garner Field Airport (UVA), Uvalde, Texas about 1721 and was destined for the Spicewood Airport (88R), Spicewood, Texas.

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Classic Aero-TV: Going Pro (Drone)--Building A Career From An Exciting Hobby

From 2017 (YouTube Version): So You Wanna Fly Commercial Drones…

What does it take to move from a drone hobbyist to a professional drone operator? That was the question posed by ANN CEO and Editor in Chief Jim Campbell of Harold Sweet, Rental Manager for Samy’s Camera. Sweet said that first thing a potential commercial drone operator needs to consider is how they will be using their aircraft. The choices run the gamut from aircraft that would be appropriate for a photographer documenting a wedding or real estate venture to f

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.19.24)

Aero Linx: Space Medicine Association (SMA) The Space Medicine Branch was founded in 1951 as the first constituent organization of the Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA). In 2006, the organization changed the name to the Space Medicine Association (SMA) since being an organization under the Aerospace Medical Association was no longer a sensitive issue. The association was founded for the express purpose of advancing the science and art of space medicine and the biological sciences, with special emphasis on the problems facing humans in the space environment.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.19.24): Back-Taxi

Back-Taxi A term used by air traffic controllers to taxi an aircraft on the runway opposite to the traffic flow. The aircraft may be instructed to back-taxi to the beginning of the runway or at some point before reaching the runway end for the purpose of departure or to exit the runway. 

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (05.19.24)

“Our WAI members across the nation are grateful for the service and sacrifice of the formidable group of WASP who served so honorably during World War II. This group of brave and dedicated women risked their lives to do their part for the war effort and paved the way for so many of us to pursue our personal aviation dreams."

Source:WAI CEO Lynda Coffman, commenting on why Women in Aviation International (WAI) members and friends will honor the valiant service of t

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