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May 27, 2024

UK Spitfire Airshow Accident Takes Life of RAF Pilot

Aircraft Reportedly Flipped Over While Attempting An Emergency Landing

A 1944 Supermarine Spitfire LF.IXe, MK356, participating in a Saturday afternoon airshow demonstration reportedly went down just after takeoff from RAF Coningsby, after experiencing an engine failure. The famous WWII-era plane belonged to the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight program based at RAF Coningsby, according to the RAF. The aircraft reportedly flipped over while attempting an emergency landing, killing the RAF pilot, who volunteered for this duty.

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Cirrus Vision Jets Suffer Multiple Ground Accidents In Past Few Days

Three SF50 Runway Issues Within Barely A Week

There's been a swath of accidents featuring Cirrus's much-maligned single-engine jet aircraft... and again, it seems that the bird is having problems on the ground... a lot of problems. On Thursday, May 23rd, Cirrus SF50, N83MR, experienced a brake failure while taxiing to the ramp, veering off the runway and striking a runway light. Two days earlier, another SF50 demonstrated why it is not a good seaplane when N18YF, Vision Jet G2+ Xi, experienced an apparent taxiway excursion and came to rest in the water of the sea lane at David Wayne Hooks Memorial Airport (DWH/KDWH), Houston, Texas. The pilot and two passengers with their two dogs were not injured and the pilot reported a loss

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Cessna 206 Jump Plane Goes Down... All Aboard Bail Out Safely

7 Survive Tail Incapacitation... 6 jumpers and One Well-Prepared Pilot

A Saturday afternoon jump run, originating from SkyDive Kansas City, went bad when it was reported that, "a Skydiver premature parachute deployment at 14,000 msl damaging the tail section." The turbine-upgraded Cessna 206, N29173, was abandoned by the pilot, who made a safe and successful jump, though the aircraft is a total loss. The parachute-equipped jump pilot exited the aircraft after all six jumpers had cleared the aircraft. 

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Coe College Opening Flight School And Aviation Management Program

Program Will Operate At The Eastern Iowa Airport

In partnership with Revv Aviation and the Eastern Iowa Airport (CID), Coe College is opening a new flight school and aviation management program. Those interested in becoming a professional pilot can complete their certification while enrolled as students within Coe's new aviation management concentration. This new concentration and program will be offered pending approval by the Higher Learning Commission. Coe reports that the need for pilots and support personnel across the aviation industry has reached a 'critical level.' There is estimated to be a 17,000 pilot gap as many are leaving the position due to age-mandated retirement, and the increase in demand is driving starting salaries ne

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Next Mars Rover Will Be International Effort

NASA, European Space Agency Unite to Land Europe’s Rover on Mars

NASA and ESA (European Space Agency) have signed an agreement to expand NASA’s work on the ExoMars Rosalind Franklin rover, an ESA-led mission launching in 2028 that will search for signs of ancient life on the Red Planet. With this memorandum of understanding, the NASA Launch Services Program will procure a U.S. commercial launch provider for the Rosalind Franklin rover. The agency will also provide heater units and elements of the propulsion system needed to land on Mars. A new instrument on the rover will be the first drill to a depth of up to 6.5 feet (2 meters) deep below the surface to collect ice samples that have been protected from surface radiation and extr

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Airborne Affordable Flyers 05.16.24: PRA Runway, Wag-Aero Sold, Young Eagles

Also: Paramotor Champ's, Electric Ultralight, ICON BK Update, Burt Rutan at Oshkosh!

The Popular Rotorcraft Association is reaching out for help in rebuilding their private runway in Mentone, IN -- the home of the PRA, itself. "We are reaching out to you today on behalf of the Popular Rotorcraft Association because we need your help. We are dangerously close to losing a critical resource that if lost, will have a negative and lasting effect on the gyro community..." An interesting surprise occurred this week as Wag-Aero customers logged on to their site in order to order a few Wag-Aero. Instead, the site was redirected to Aircraft Spruce, which ha

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BRINC Offers 911 Response Drone

Unveils The Responder Drone And Responder Station

BRINC has unveiled what they call the 'first ever purpose-built hardware designed for Drone as First Responder (DFR) operations,' the Responder drone and Responder Station charging nest. BRINC’s integrated DFR solution is designed to arrive at 911 calls in less than 70 seconds, give first responders situational awareness before they arrive at emergencies, deliver life-saving medical payloads, lower response times, and clear low-priority calls without ever sending an officer. BRINC claims their DFR solution can resolve approximately 25% of calls for service without dispatching personnel.

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uAvionix Intros AIM Certified Mode 5 Micro-IFF Combined Transponder Receiver

Delivers Enhanced Situational Awareness And Combat ID Capabilities For Tactical Warfighters

uAvionix and their partner R Cubed Engineering, have confirmed AIMS Mk XIIB certification of the RT-2087/ZPX-1 (ZPX-1), reportedly the World’s first AIMS-certified Mode 5 Micro-IFF (Identification Friend or Foe) Combined Transponder Receiver (CTR) and the first ever Mode 5 CTR to be AIMS-certified when paired to the newly certified KIV-79. The achievement delivers enhanced situational awareness and Combat ID capabilities for tactical warfighters in the modern battlespace with crewed and uncrewed aircraft.

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NTSB Prelim: Piper PA-22

Shortly After Takeoff, About 100 To 200 Ft Above Ground Level (AGL), The Engine Started To Run Roughly

On May 13, 2024, at 1007 central daylight time, a Piper PA-22 airplane, N669A, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Enderlin, North Dakota. The pilot and two passengers sustained minor injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. According to the pilot, she departed Edgeley Municipal Airport (51D) in Edgeley, North Dakota, the morning of May 13th. She flew to Sky Haven Airport (5N4) in Enderlin, North Dakota, and performed two landings.

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Classic Aero-TV: Flying CAF's FIFI--Volunteers Keep American Treasure Airworthy

From 2016 (YouTube Version): Hear the Story of the CAF B-29 Named “FIFI”…

While at EAA AirVenture 2016, our ANN video crew headed out to get some shots of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) B-29, known as “FIFI”. We met up with Steve Zimmerman, who was the aircraft commander for “FIFI” on this year’s trip to AirVenture. Zimmerman provides a great overall background of the airplane, how it flies, and what kind of original equipment it still has installed. As Zimmerman describes the various i

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.27.24)

Aero Linx: The 1-26 Association (Schweizer)

Welcome to the 1-26 Association. The Association’s goal is to foster the helpfulness, the camaraderie, and the opportunity for head-to-head competition that is found in One Design groups in sailing. It is an organization of people who share the common ideal that soaring should be fun, not frantic – people who include pilots, families, crews and others who are interested. Membership is open to everyone. Owning a 1-26 or being a pilot is not required! We encourage your to browse our website and visit our new Online Community.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.27.24): Parallel Runways

Parallel Runways Two or more runways at the same airport whose centerlines are parallel. In addition to runway number, parallel runways are designated as L (left) and R (right) or, if three parallel runways exist, L (left), C (center), and R (right). 

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (05.27.24)

"It is with great sadness that we must confirm the death of an RAF pilot in a tragic accident near RAF Coningsby today. The pilot's family has been informed and we ask that their privacy is respected at this time." Source: A statement of grief from the Royal Air Force over the loss of one of their own, while flying an air demonstration in a Supermarine Spitfire... 

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