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June 03, 2023

Aviators Make The Case for Aeromedical Reform

Dying for Fear of Flying’s End

Since the advent of the flying profession, the FAA has stood quietly by, furtively directing its energies elsewhere as a deadly crisis took root—gestating amongst the underpinnings of the agency’s archaic aeromedical standards after the fashion of some Bethlehem-bound horror waiting for its hour to come round at last.

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Airline to Commence Utilizing Actual Passenger Weights

Air New Zealand to Objectify its Customers

In an apparent bid to alienate passengers and bring about the alacritous demise of the island nation’s national airline, New Zealand’s Civil Aviation Authority has prevailed upon Air New Zealand to weigh passengers departing on international flights from Auckland International Airport (AKL) through 02 July 2023.

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AEA Releases First Quarter 2023 Avionics Market Report

Of Trends Broken

On 31 May 2023, the AEA released its First Quarter 2023 Avionics Market Report. In the year’s first three months, total worldwide business and general aviation avionics sales brought in revenues of $777,640,387.48 as reported by the 22 avionics concerns participating in the report’s compilation.

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flyExclusive Adopts Gogo’s AVANCE Connectivity Solution Fleetwide

Embracing AVANCE-ment

Gogo Business Aviation, the American provider of in-flight broadband Internet and connectivity solutions for business aircraft, announced that its proprietary AVANCE inflight broadband connectivity solution has been selected by flyExclusive—the North Carolina-based charter operator and aircraft fractional ownership concern. To better serve its customers, flyExclusive will upgrade forty of its ninety-plus aircraft fleet with Gogo’s AVANCE connectivity platform.

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EAA Chapter 534 Hosts Flying Start Event

Fostering Flying in the Sunshine State

On 27 May 2023, EAA Chapter 534 hosted a Flying Start event, at which eight prospective adult student pilots were schooled in the particulars of the at-once arduous and rewarding business of earning an FAA Private Pilot Certificate. The EAA’s Flying Start initiative is a chapter-hosted program that welcomes, inspires, and educates aspiring pilots—ages 18 and older—vis-à-vis the didactic, practical, and regulatory conventions by which non-fliers are fashioned into licensed aviators.

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China’s C919 Airliner Makes First Revenue Flight

Planegiarism

China’s first domestically-produced airliner, the Comac C919, made its inaugural revenue flight on Sunday, 28 May 2023. Operated by China Eastern Airlines, the flight conveyed some 130 paying passengers between Shanghai’s Pudong International Airport (PVG) and Beijing’s Capital International Airport (PEK). The 164-seat, narrow-body aircraft—of which China Eastern took delivery in December 2022—was manufactured by China’s state-owned Commercial Aviation Corporation of China (Comac).

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Klyde Morris (05.29.23)

Klyde Opines On the Glamorous Profession of Corporate Piloting

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Etihad Shows off A380's C-Checks

After 2 years in Storage, Etihad's Biggest Birds Return to Service 

After years of being packed away, Etihad has begun readying their Airbus A380 aircraft for passenger service once again. The aircraft were stowed away during the nadir of pandemic-era passenger loads, when the high costs of operation vastly outweighed the utility of keeping the aircraft in service. Now, as things have rebounded, the accountants have given their blessing to A380 service.

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Classic Aero-TV: Bob Hoover At Airventure -- Flight Test and Military Service

From 2011 (YouTube Version): Aviation's Greatest Living Legend Talks About His Life In Aviation (Part 5, Final)

ANN is pleased to offer you yet another snippet from the public conversations that took place with Bob Hoover at Airventure 2011... where he was honored for a lifetime of aviation excellence. In this program, Bob continues his d

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Klyde Morris (06.02.23)

Klyde Is Getting A Bit Tired Of Life On The Road...

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Canada’s Antisubmarine Warfare Aircraft is Up For Grabs

Global 6500 Aircraft With Riffing by General Dynamics Offered as Submarine Hunter

Bombardier published an interesting-looking antisubmarine version of its Global 6500 jet in a combined offer with General Dynamics’ Canadian arm. The aircraft is proposed for the Canadian Multi-Mission System, or CMMA, program. The end goal is a capable aircraft that can fill a number of roles beyond the apparent anti-sub duties. The CMMA is to provide command, control, communications, ISR, anti-submarine, and anti-ship capabilities in one aircraft.

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NTSB Prelim: Piper PA32

The Airplane Was Flying Approximately Parallel To And South Of A Band Of Light/Moderate To Extreme Precipitation

On August 11, 2022, about 1805 eastern daylight time, a Piper PA32, N720RP, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Metz, West Virginia. The private pilot and two passengers were fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. According to the pilot’s employer, the pilot and the passengers were congregants of the same church, and the flight was a planned day trip to conduct church business in Indiana.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.03.23)

Aero Linx: The Aeronca Aviators Club The Aeronca Aviators Club is now officially back! Originally founded by Joe and Julia Dickey, who published a very informative and enjoyable newsletter for many years before retiring from the aviation world. Their style and words were unique, and any attempt at imitation will fall short. Therefore, we resolve to bring you a new version of this venerable name with new contributors, experienced Aeronca owners, flyers, mechanics, historians, and enthusiasts.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.03.23): Mountain Wave

Aero-Term

Mountain waves occur when air is being blown over a mountain range or even the ridge of a sharp bluff area. As the air hits the upwind side of the range, it starts to climb, thus creating what is generally a smooth updraft which turns into a turbulent downdraft as the air passes the crest of the ridge. Mountain waves can cause significant fluctuations in airspeed and altitude with or without associated turbulence. 

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (06.03.23)

"This quarterly report offers mixed results, as the industry posted a lower dollar amount in sales when compared to the fourth quarter of last year, while at the same time reporting an increase in sales of more than 22-percent compared to the first three months of 2022. Also of note, the industry garnered the largest forward-fit sales volume in the history of the report with more than $467-million in avionics sales to OEMs. It is only the second time that quarterly sales have topped $400-million in that category."   Source: AEA President and CEO Mike Adamson, explaining AEA's 1Q/23 sales stats.

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