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January 15, 2021

Airborne 01.15.21: DeLand FtH Cancelled, Blue Origin Flt, FAA SkyPolicing

Also: Alaska Airlines 737 MAX, Super Bowl LV, COVID-19 Test Requirement, Atlas' Last 747-8s

ANN received official confirmation that COVID concerns have again halted a sport aviation event. And lets face it this was something many of us were looking forward to. The January 30th DeLand 'Flyway to Highway' event, under the direction of the folks who conduct the annual DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase, which was was designed to be an interim event to help the industry gather a bit before their main event next November, BUT, it’s now officially OFF.  It was a beautiful thing to see... Blue Origin successfully completed its 14th mission to space and back, Thursday, for the New Shepard program. On a gorgeous Thursday morning, the Blue Origin team conducted another test of the

Third Time's The Charm? Aviation Org's Seek Ongoing FAA Relief

Org's Propose Extending Through March Provisions Of SFAR 118-2

EAA is among seven aviation organizations who have requested the SFAR introduced by the FAA to help pilots during the coronavirus pandemic be extended a third time as COVID-19 continues to impose widespread challenges to aviation. The groups proposed extending through March provisions of SFAR 118-2 that are currently set to expire at the end of January. The proposed extension, sent by the organizations in a letter last week, would give pilots with medical certificates or flight reviews expiring in February and March a two-month grace period. The extension also addresses instrument currency and knowledge exams set to expire from now until the end of March.

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FAA Posts Initial Super Bowl LV Flight Requirements for GA Pilots

Another Major Sporting Event Gets The Airspace Restriction Treatment

General Aviation pilots who want to fly around Tampa, Fla., Feb. 3 – 9, 2021, will need to check out the FAA’s Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) for air traffic procedures for the area. Super Bowl LV is Sunday, Feb. 7, at Raymond James Stadium. Game time will be at approximate

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Mannequin Skywalker Flies Again!

Blue Origin Successfully Demonstrates Crew Capsule Upgrades

It was a beautiful thing to see... Blue Origin successfully completed its 14th mission to space and back, Thursday, for the New Shepard program. On a gorgeous Thursday morning, the Blue Origin team conducted another test of the New Shepard/Blue Origin system as they edge closer to the advent of manned flight operations... which may come this year. Mission NS-14 featured a crew capsule outfitted with astronaut experience upgrades for upcoming flights with passengers onboard.

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HAI: There WILL Be A Heli-Expo

HAI Addresses Pandemic Issues In Regards To New Orleans HAI HELI-EXPO 2021

HAI seems serious about having a LIVE Heli-Expo this year. HAI has just updated their communications about Heli-Expo with a message in which they mak it clear that they are committed to supporting the vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) industry by holding an in-person HAI HELI-EXPO 2021 in New Orleans March 22–25, with exhibits open March 23–25. “I want to be as transparent as possible in addressing the concerns of our industry,” says James Viola, president and CEO of HAI.

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Atlas Air Worldwide Purchases The Last Four Boeing 747-8 Freighters

Order Will Complete Production Of The 747-8 In 2022

Atlas Air Worldwide has agreed to purchase what will ultimately be the LAST four 747-8 Freighters. The order enables Atlas Air to leverage the operational advantages of the 747-8 Freighter to meet growing cargo demand around the globe. “The 747-8F is the best and most versatile widebody freighter in the market, and we are excited to bolster our fleet with the acquisition of these four aircraft,” said John W. Dietrich, Atlas Air Worldwide President and Chief Executive Officer.

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Klyde Morris (01.15.21)

Klyde Is Settling Into 2021 Better Than Expected...


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Classic Aero-TV: PALU Angels at Heli-Expo 2017 - A New Approach To Heli-Approach

From 2017: High-Precision Instrument Guidance System Coming Soon To The Market…

An Italian start-up company is working on an ADS-B-based technology to enhance safety of helicopter approaches and landings. Luka Branca, Director of Business Development for Palu, told Aero-News CEO and Editor in Chief Jim Campbell at Heli-EXPO 2017, in Dallas, that Angels is a precision, ground-based approach system. It downlinks data from the helicopter to the ground station, which makes a predictive elaboration of the data and uplinks it back to the aircraft giving lateral and vertical alignment. Pilots

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Airborne 01.13.21: Spirit of St Louis TWO, Drone Bets, Tecnam v COVID

Also: Duncan Aviation, Living Legends of Aviation Postponed, Tailwind Technologies, Boeing 4-Q

An extraordinary effort reached a milestone this week... the first flight AND return of a painstakingly handcrafted replica of the Spirit of St Louis -- The Spirit of St Louis 2. Piloted by Robert Ragozzino, the bird made a 15-20 minute first flight and returned to a hangar in Bethany OKlahoma, for a chance to debrief and 'de-squawk' the bird before the resumption of the flight test program. What's this about? The goal of the SOS2 project is to recreate Charles Lindbergh's 1927 solo flight from New York to Par

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Airborne-Flight Training 01.07.20: FAA v DPEs, Pilot 100i Trainer, Forces to Fly

Also: B737-800 FFS, Frasca Sim, Educational UAS Protections, Virtual Pilot Job Fair

The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) tells ANN that the recent termination of a popular DPE by the San Antonio FSDO has highlighted common questions about FAA management in the DPE program nationwide, and SAFE is asking the FAA to study and implement systemic improvements. An FAA Examiner designation is a one-sided arrangement favoring the FAA. The designation is, in the FAA's words, a "privilege not a right" and may be terminated at any time with or without cause. Despite these terms, the FAA has recently

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Loss Of Flight Track Data Coincided With The Accident Site Location

On January 4, 2021, about 0933 central standard time, a Hawker Beechcraft Corporation G58 airplane, N325GC, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Cash, Arkansas. The private pilot and passenger sustained fatal injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. According to flight track data, the airplane departed from the Jonesboro Municipal Airport (JBR), Jonesboro, Arkansas at 0927. After departure, the airplane flew southwest, climbed to about 2,300 ft msl, and then started to descend. The flight continued to track southwest until about 0932, when it turned right, and flew west-north-west briefly, until flight

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AD: Airbus SAS Airplanes

AD 2021-02-05 Requires Re-Torqueing The Attachment Nuts Of Each Affected Part

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A330-200, -200 Freighter, -300, -800, and -900 series airplanes; Model A340-200 and -300 series airplanes; and Model A340-541 and A340-642 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report that an erroneous torque value for the attachment nuts to install a pitot probe was included in the affected Aircraft Maintenance Manual (AMM) task. This AD requires re-torqueing the attachment nuts of each affected part. In addition, this AD prohibits the use of the affected AMM task, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is incorporated by reference. The FAA is issuing this AD

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.15.21)

Aero Linx: The Commemorative Air Force Dixie Wing The Commemorative Air Force Dixie Wing was granted a Provisional Charter on February 28, 1987, and a Wing Charter No. 48 on January 30, 1989. It has since displayed its collection of vintage World War II era aircraft at numerous airshows throughout the Southeast. The wing is a non-profit, tax-exempt “flying museum” that depends on contributions of time and funds to carry out its mission. Commemorative Air Force Dixie Wing is located at the Atlanta Regional Airport in Peachtree City, GA. The Wing is composed by 200 volunteers and operates a P-51D Mustang, a FG-1D Corsair, one of the three flying SBD-5 Daun

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.15.21): LORAN

LORAN An electronic navigational system by which hyperbolic lines of position are determined by measuring the difference in the time of reception of synchronized pulse signals from two fixed transmitters. Loran A operates in the 1750-1950 kHz frequency band. Loran C and D operate in the 100-110 kHz frequency band. In 2010, the U.S. Coast Guard terminated all U.S. LORAN-C transmissions.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (01.15.21)

“The state of Louisiana has approved our trade show event—the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center has more than 1.1 million square feet of exhibit space alone, so even with social distancing, it holds a lot of people. The only thing that will prevent us from holding HAI HELI-EXPO this March is if the New Orleans area is in a Phase One lockdown at that time.” Source: James Viola, president and CEO of HAI, commenting on their updated their communications about Heli-Expo and the message in which they make it clear that they are committed to supporting the vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) industry by holding an in-person HAI HELI-EXPO 2021 in New Orleans March 22–25, with exhibits open March 23–25

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