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April 17, 2024

Airborne-Flight Training 04.17.24: Feds Need Controllers, Spirit Delay, Redbird Flt

 Also: Martha King Scholarship, Montaer Grows, Textron Updates Pistons, FlySto

 
 
The FAA is hiring thousands of air traffic controllers, but the window to apply will only be open for a short time. The FAA has issued a call to action, requesting anyone and everyone meeting the relatively accommodating standards. They will have to bolster their numbers soon, with plans to hire 1,800 more controllers this year, and another 2,000 in 2025. Spirit Airlines announced its decision to defer the delivery of new Airbus aircraft and furlough approximately 260 pilots. The budget airline, headquartered in Miramar, Florida, is taking these measures as part of its strategy to boost liquidity amidst challenging times. Redbird Flight, manufacturer of fli

Sport Aviation Alliance Laying Groundwork for No-Holds-Barred Consumer Advocacy

Paul Poberezny's Lesser-Known Organizational Baby is In Good Hands

Paul Poberezny's work needs little introduction in the world of experimental aviation, sport flying, and hobbyist aeronautics, being attached to what has grown into a titan today. Sometimes, growth makes it easy to miss the little things, and today's "little guy" is smarting more than ever just looking at the price tags of "cheap" aircraft. Poberezny, seeing similar things while he was still with us, tried to forestall such a development, beginning the Sport Aviation Association, a group that centered itself entirely on the average everyday pilot. Now, a passionate group of industry vets have inherited the charter of Paul Poberezny's lesser-known organizational baby, and they'

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Disabled Woman Has Transformative Experience Learning to Fly From Home

Disabled Londoner Learns to Fly At Home Through Aerobility

Yvonne, a 56-year-old disabled woman from London, has found a new lease on life after learning to fly from home using Aerobility's Virtual Aviation Experience (VAE). Living with disabilities that significantly affect her mobility, speech, and emotional well-being, Yvonne's journey began after suffering a stroke in 2021, which left her with severe impairments. Aerobility, a UK charity dedicated to changing lives by offering access to the magic of flight to anyone with any disability, has provided Yvonne with a transformative experience through its free VAE course. Funded by the UK Government and powered by GeoFS, an accessible web-based flight simulator, the VAE course opens up the wor

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Florida Air Force Reserve Group Returns To Tyndall AFB

The 44th FG Is Transitioning Alongside The 325th Fighter Wing

The 44th Fighter Group, Air Force Reserve, conducted its first flying unit training assembly at Tyndall Air Force Base, April 6, since returning to Tyndall. This training proved valuable for the pilots and maintainers by giving them hands-on experience with F-35A Lightning IIs and their first local sortie since departing Tyndall prior to Hurricane Michael. The 44th FG is transitioning alongside the 325th Fighter Wing to become a fully capable fifth-generation aircraft combat unit, and these training experiences provide the framework needed to produce unrivaled combat airpower through mission-ready Airmen. 

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Airborne 04.09.24: SnF24!, Piper-DeltaHawk!, Fisher Update, Junkers

Also: ForeFlight Upgrades, Cicare USA, Vittorazi Engines, EarthX

We have a number of late-breaking news highlights from the 2024 Innovation Preview... which was PACKED with real news and probably broke more real news in one day than any other aviation event... again! The big announcement of the 2024 Sun n Fun Innovation Preview? Piper is working alongside the Deltahawk diesel folks on what could eventually show up as a Diesel Piper PA-44 Seminole... which would be a VERY fuel-thrifty airplane. Not content to produce a classic aircraft with an inline engine, Junkers has updated... or backdated for that matter the A50 platform with an honest-to-goodness ra

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IWASM and Southern Tier Brewing Cleveland Team on 3rd Annual Trivia Night

International Women's Air & Space Museum is teaming up with Southern Tier Brewing Cleveland for the 3rd Annual Trivia Night

The International Women's Air & Space Museum is teaming up with Southern Tier Brewing Cleveland for the 3rd Annual Trivia Night on April 30, 2024. The event, running from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. EDT, will challenge participants with questions on space, museums, and Cleveland history. Proceeds from ticket sales will support IWASM's educational programs, which include a variety of initiatives such as the Dinner with a Slice of History Program, Speakers Bureau, Lunch and Learns, tours, field trips, and summer camps. The trivia night aims to bolster a dedicated education fund to ensure that K-12 programs remain accessible

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Airbus Sees Big Growth in Commercial Aircraft Services

Airbus Forecasts 45% Increase in Global Services Forecast

 In a recent announcement from Herndon, Virginia, Airbus has outlined a robust growth trajectory for North America's commercial aircraft services market, projecting an expansion to $45 billion by 2042, from its current valuation of $31 billion. This forecast, a 45% increase, is anchored in Airbus' latest Global Services Forecast (GSF), reflecting the region's swift recovery in the post-pandemic era and a steady passenger traffic growth with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.1%.

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Ultra-Prop II: Sharpening a Classic Blade with Some Modern Tech

Classic Light Prop Gains More Options with a Price Cut, to Boot

The newest contender on the Ultralight scene is Ultra-Prop and their Ultra-Prop II, a new, lightweight design aimed at ultralights and experimental. The new Ultra-Prop II aims to strike the optimal balance between efficiency, weight, and performance in all phases of flight. The Ultra-Prop II sports enough adjustability to fine-tune the pitch as desired, with a variety of pitch blocks offered from 8 to 13 degrees. Ultra-Prop adds no twist to its blades, so those block measurements are essentially fairly comparable to blade angles on traditional offerings.

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Airborne 04.09.24: SnF24!, Piper-DeltaHawk!, Fisher Update, Junkers

Also: ForeFlight Upgrades, Cicare USA, Vittorazi Engines, EarthX

We have a number of late-breaking news highlights from the 2024 Innovation Preview... which was PACKED with real news and probably broke more real news in one day than any other aviation event... again! The big announcement of the 2024 Sun n Fun Innovation Preview? Piper is working alongside the Deltahawk diesel folks on what could eventually show up as a Diesel Piper PA-44 Seminole... which would be a VERY fuel-thrifty airplane. Not content to produce a classic aircraft with an inline engine, Junkers has updated... or backdated for that matter the A50 platform with an honest-to-good

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Quaynote Organizes Future Opportunities for Seaplanes and Amphibious Aviation

FOSAA Conference Focuses on Seaplanes and Amphibious Aviation

In an impressive showcase of global interest and industry solidarity, the Future Opportunities for Seaplanes and Amphibious Aviation (FOSAA) conference marked its successful debut in Venice on March 20, 2024. Organized by Quaynote Communications and Arena Group, this event brought together a diverse array of stakeholders from the vibrant resurgence and untapped potential within the seaplane and amphibious aviation sectors.

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NTSB Final Report: Javron PA-12 Replica

Following The Water Landing, The Airplane Came To Rest Inverted In The River

Analysis: The pilot reported that he was landing the airplane on the water and that after he conducted his before landing “GUMP” checklist he extended the landing gear on his amphibious airplane in error. Following the water landing, the airplane came to rest inverted in the river and sustained substantial damage to both wings and the windscreen. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

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Classic Aero-TV: WomenVenture 2019 - The Only Regret You'll Have is Not Trying

From 2019 (YouTube Version): Celebrating Women In Aviation At AirVenture 2019

WomenVenture is the largest gathering of passionate female aviators and aviation enthusiasts, held each year during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh since 2008. 2019 marked the 12th year for the celebration. Activities included a networking social, annual group photo with more than 1,000 women on Boeing Plaza, and a ‘Power Lunch’ with keynote speaker U.S. Air Force Col. Kim “Killer Chick” Campbell.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.17.24)

Aero Linx: Space Medicine Association (SMA) The Space Medicine Association of the Aerospace Medical Association is organized exclusively for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes, including for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code. The objective of the organization shall be: To advance the science and art of the aerospace life sciences and engineering sciences related to thereof, with special reference to problems existing in the space environment...

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.17.24): Jamming

Jamming Denotes emissions that do not mimic Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) signals (e.g., GPS and WAAS), but rather interfere with the civil receiver's ability to acquire and track GNSS signals.  Jamming can result in denial of GNSS navigation, positioning, timing and aircraft dependent functions. 

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ANN FAQ: Contact Us (Updated)

Update: This Is How To Get To Us!

Aero-News relocated its Global Headquarters from one aviation centric location some time ago... near Northeast Florida Regional Airport in St. Augustine... to a spot near both Cecil Field and Herlong Airport. Aero-News Network 1335 Kingsley Ave., #831, Orange Park, FL, 32067. 863-299-8680

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.17.24)

"Sometimes, growth makes it easy to miss the little things, and today's "little guy" is smarting more than ever just looking at the price tags of "cheap" aircraft. Poberezny, seeing similar things while he was still with us, tried to forestall such a development, beginning the Sport Aviation Association, a group that centered itself entirely on the average everyday pilot. Now, a passionate group of industry vets have inherited the charter of Paul Poberezny's lesser-known organizational baby, and they're taking up his mission anew." Source: An excerpt from the narrative describing the need and genesis of the new 'Aviation Alliance.'

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