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June 25, 2021

Aero-TV At SnF21: What Happened At Sun 'n Fun?

SnF Boss Lites Leenhouts Comments On The 2021 Sun 'n Fun Experience

What an interesting event... The crew of The Aero-News Network approached this year’s Sun n Fun with great trepidation, especially since we had been entrusted for the first time with the Digital Daily. It was an incredible amount of work, and a particularly interesting task in the middle of the chaos that surrounds the average Major Fly-In...

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Pilot Communications USA Brings U AEA - Lighter, More Rugged and Cost Effective!

Carbon A1 Is A Rugged But Lightweight 10 Ounce ANR Headset Offering -- AEA Display #1216

US-based Pilot Communications USA, after a highly visible and popular unveiling at the 2021 Sun 'n Fun Aerospace Expo, is presenting its next generation of versatile aviation ANR headsets and Bluetooth cockpit accessories to the international avionics industry at the 2021 AEA Convention and Trade Show. Pilot Communication USA's Carbon A1 is a rugged but lightweight 10 ounce, ANR headset offering carbon fiber strength, and detachable comm cord adapters for different headset configurations -- be they fixed-wing, helicopter or military, noise canceling electret microphone, leather ear seals, adjustable headband

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RETAIN Act Will Help Protect Against Economic Impact Caused by GPS Interference

New Bill to Protect Private Sector from Costs Associated with Ligado’s 5G Expansion

ALPA has applauded Sens. Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), and Mike Rounds (R-SD) today for introducing the Recognizing and Ensuring Taxpayer Access to Infrastructure Necessary for GPS and Satellite Communications Act of 2021, or the RETAIN Act. The proposed bipartisan legislation will ensure that those negatively impacted, both in the public and private sector, can recover costs accrued from GPS and satellite communication interference caused by Ligado Networks’ operations.

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ACR-Artex: The Number 1 Aviation Safety Equipment Manufacturer Brings You AEA!

ACR-Artex Brings New Dimensions of Safety To The Aviation World!

ARTEX continues to invest in designing and manufacturing the industry’s most comprehensive line of Emergency Locator Transmitters or ELTs for general, business, commercial and military aviation applications, as well as battery packs and ELT accessories. This piece of life saving technology has never been more affordable or easier to install on your aircraft with the full line-up of ARTEX ELTs.

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Van’s Aircraft Discloses Management Changes

Orders For Van’s RV Aircraft Kits Have Reportedly Increased Nearly 250%

Van’s Aircraft has made changes to its management and organizational structure, "designed to enable the company and its employees to advance and meet opportunities created by significant growth in customer demand." Over the past 24 months, orders for Van’s RV aircraft kits have reportedly increased nearly 250% as new builders take advantage of the latest technology and designs. To fulfill this substantial, ongoing growth in orders – while simultaneously designing the next model RV aircraft – company leadership determined it was the right time to adjust the focus and priorities of the management team.

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Aspen Avionics, True Innovators, Present AEA2021 Special Event Coverage!

AEA2021 Sponsor: Always-Innovative Aspen Avionics

Based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Aspen Avionics specializes in bringing the most advanced display and sensor technology from the commercial and business aviation markets into general aviation cockpits—and budgets. Aspen’s Evolution Flight Display system enables aircraft owners to upgrade their primary flight instrument “six pack” to glass cockpit technology all at once, or in stages. Easy and inexpensive software upgrades add new features and capabilities, while future proofing the system and protecting owners’ investments.

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Gogo Communicates The Excitement of AEA21 Like NO ONE Else Can!

Gogo AVANCE L5 and L3 Now Flying on 2,000 Business Aircraft

Gogo Business Aviation has once again set a new standard for inflight connectivity with its AVANCE L5 and L3 systems now installed and flying on 2,000 business aircraft. Combined, the two systems have flown nearly 600,000 flights. Gogo achieved these milestones in less than four years following the first AVANCE L5 installation in October 2017, highlighting Gogo’s leadership in business aviation inflight connectivity and entertainment. 

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AirVenture 2021 to Feature SERIOUS Military Airpower

Oshkosh Will Be 'Warbird Central' This Year...

Oshkosh will play host to a powerful collection of U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy military aircraft this summer during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2021, scheduled for July 26-August 1. Aside from the Air Force Special Operations Command aircraft scheduled to attend AirVenture beginning on Thursday, July 29, a number of other miscellaneous military jets and helicopters will be traveling to Oshkosh to either fly in the daily air shows or to be placed on static display.

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Avidyne Announces SkyTrax200 Dual-Band ADS-B In Receiver

AML-STC Provides Approval For SkyTrax200 In Over 600 Models Of Certified Aircraft

Avidyne has received FAA STC approval for the new SkyTrax200 Dual-Band ADS-B In receiver. “Avidyne continues to develop ADS-B products for new and existing customers and the SkyTrax200 adds direct reception of 1090MHz targets which provides improved performance in US airspace compared with single-band systems relying on ADS-R, plus it gives aircraft owners around the world the ability to see nearby aircraft broadcasting 1090 ADS-B Out,” said John Talmadge, Avidyne’s Vice President of Worldwide Sales.

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IS&S Raises Delivery Rates In Support of Demand for Pilatus PC-24

The IS&S UMS Controls More Than 20 Independent Federated PC-24 Systems

Innovative Solutions & Support is raising delivery rates on its Utilities Management System (UMS) for the Pilatus PC-24 Super Versatile Jet to support rising demand for the aircraft. IS&S’s UMS is standard equipment on every production PC-24. “We offer Pilatus congratulations on the success of their remarkable PC-24, the world’s first Super Versatile Jet”, IS&S commented.

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Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics and True Blue Power Present AEA21!

Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics and True Blue Power AEA Convention 2021 Booth #409

Time’s Up for Aging Analog and Digital Clocks with Limited Functionality Mid-Continent launches new line of CHRONOS™ digital clocks, first to offer 8 modes and USB chargers, all-in-one Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics, a technology company and leader in the design and manufacture of aerospace products, is introducing a complete line of multifunction digital clocks to the AEA audience. The new CHRONOS™ Series features eight modes of operation: Local Time, UTC/Zulu Time, Flight

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NTSB Prelim: Schweizer SGS 1-35

Accident Flight Was His First Flight In The Glider

On June 6, 2021, about 1300 eastern daylight time, a Schweizer SGS 1-35 glider, N2878H, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Wurtsboro, New York. The pilot was fatally injured. The glider was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. According to the towplane pilot, the accident pilot owned the glider, and the accident flight was his first flight in the glider. During initial climb from runway 23, near the departure end, about 100 to 200 ft above ground level, the glider pilot released the tow rope and began a 45° bank right turn back toward the airport.

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AD: Fokker Services B.V. Airplanes

AD 2021-12-04 Prompted By A Report That Corrosion Was Found On The Horizontal Flange On The Front Spar Lower Boom

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Fokker Services B.V. Model F28 Mark 0070 and 0100 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report that corrosion was found on the horizontal flange on the front spar lower boom, between the rebate strap and the lower boom, and resulted in bulging. This AD requires doing a detailed visual inspection to detect any bulging, loose, and missing countersunk fastener heads at the left-(LH) and right-hand (RH) outer wing lower skin of the front spar between certain wing stations, and applicable on-condition actions, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.25.21): Glideslope Intercept Altitude

Glideslope Intercept Altitude The minimum altitude to intercept the glideslope/path on a precision approach. The intersection of the published intercept altitude with the glideslope/path, designated on Government charts by the lightning bolt symbol, is the precision FAF; however, when the approach chart shows an alternative lower glideslope intercept altitude, and ATC directs a lower altitude, the resultant lower intercept position is then the FAF.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.25.21)

Aero Linx: Challenge Air Challenge Air was created to change the perception of children with special needs through the gift flight. Since 1993, we have been committed to making a difference in the lives of children with special needs. With a network of 3,500 volunteers nationwide, we continue to grow through events called Fly Days. By eliminating the belief that they are limited, the children can grow to their full potential. They are given the opportunity to find courage within themselves and build in areas where they lack self-esteem. Challenge Air provides an unforgettable growing experience that opens the door to possibilities while allowing the children to see if they can fly a plane they can do

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (06.25.21)

“It’s a bit cliché to say, but also quite accurate. The past 18 months have been a wild ride for everyone, including Van’s Aircraft. We’ve managed through natural disasters and supply chain challenges, plus expanded our manufacturing capacity and added significant new technology, all while building our team and growing rapidly as a company. We continue to be completely committed to our incredible customers and employees, with the sole purpose of delivering the best product possible. Nothing makes us happier than seeing each and every person who builds one of our aircraft kits with that famous RV Grin on their face.” Source: Van’s Aircraft Vice President and COO Greg Hughes, as part of the details

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