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April 08, 2024

Record Flight Is A Fundraiser for Classic Learjet Foundation

First Production Learjet 23 to Fly Record Flight

In an ambitious endeavor to pay homage to aviation history and support preservation efforts, a team in Wichita, Kansas has embarked on a speed record attempt with a noble cause at its heart. The mission, led by Global Jet Care, aims to circumnavigate the globe, starting and ending in Wichita, in a bid to set a new speed record while generating funds for the Classic Learjet Foundation. The focus of the fundraising efforts is the restoration of the Learjet 23-003, a significant piece of aviation history as the first business jet to emerge from Learjet’s Wichita production line in the mid-1960s.

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ANNouncement: Now Accepting Applications For Sun 'n Fun 2024 Stringers!!!

An Amazing Experience Awaits The Chosen Few...

ANN again finds itself in the surprising and exciting position of partnering with the Sun 'n Fun Aerospace Expo in presenting Real-Time Daily news coverage of the first major aviation event in the better part of a year. Yeah... 'exciting' barely describes what we're feeling... along with an intense workload that just won't quit. As a matter of fact, we're conducting THE most extensive news program ever assembled for such an important event -- including the monstrous SnF Innovation Preview. And... that's why we're writing this...  ANN and SnF's new Digital Daily will be taking on the speedy and mobile capabilities of the best in

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Skydivers to Experience Total Solar Eclipse in the Sky

Skydive the Falls Jump Group to See Eclipse During Plunge

In a unique event organized by Skydive the Falls, a group of 30 skydivers will take to the sky to experience the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024, in a breathtaking manner. The jump is planned to coincide with the moment of totality, allowing the skydivers to witness the celestial phenomenon while in freefall. The skydiving center, located near Niagara Falls, has arranged for three airplanes to carry the participants, who come from various parts of the U.S.

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Building The Future... CAF Ray Scholar Jason Morales Solos

We LOVE Stories Like This

CAF Cadet Jason Morales soloed last month, on March 19, at HCH Aviation in Nacogdoches, Texas. Morales is the 7th CAF Ray Foundation Scholar to achieve this goal. Morales is a member of the Houston Wing and is being mentored by CAF Colonel Matt Brozstowski. As part of the CAF Ray Scholarship program, Morales can receive up to $12,000 to cover his flight training through the CAF’s mentorship program, which is sponsored by the Ray Foundation. Morales, also attending Stephen F. Austin University’s flight program, has been able to go through the process quickly. His check ride is scheduled for June.

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Embraer Flies First E-90F Cargo E-Jet

Inaugural Flight of E-Jet Dedicated Freighter

Embraer celebrated the inaugural flight of the E190F, the first E-Jet converted from passenger service to a dedicated freighter, on April 5, 2024, in São José dos Campos, Brazil. This significant milestone marks a pivotal moment for Embraer as it ventures into the cargo transportation sector, catering to the surging global demand fueled by e-commerce. The E190F, owned by the U.S.-based leasing company Regional One, underwent a comprehensive two-hour test flight, spearheaded by Embraer's skilled team. This initial flight is a part of an extensive series of evaluations aimed at ensuring the aircraft's readiness for operational service. Prior tests have already seen the jet excel in gro

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Travelpro to Debut New Pilot Luggage Collection

Travelpro Pilot Collection Designed for Demands of Airline Pilot Travel

Travelpro, renowned for its pioneering Rollaboard suitcase, has once again set the bar high in the travel gear industry with the launch of its Travelpro Pilot collection. This latest offering, designed exclusively for airline pilots, sets a new standard in the realm of professional-grade luggage with its unmatched durability and performance. Unveiled in Boca Raton, Florida, this two-piece series is notably lighter, by up to 3 pounds, than its counterparts, making it the lightest professional-grade luggage available on the market.

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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical U to Launch Rockets During Eclipse

ERAU and NASA Team to Launch Rockts During Solar Eclipse

On April 8, 2024, Earth will witness an awe-inspiring total solar eclipse, marked by an otherworldly twilight at midday, a sudden drop in temperature, and a peculiar calmness in the wind, accompanied by an enchanting chorus of birdsong. This celestial phenomenon, where the moon entirely blocks the sun, transforming day into night for a brief moment, serves as a perfect backdrop for a groundbreaking scientific endeavor led by Dr. Aroh Barjatya of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Dr. Barjatya's team aims to delve deep into the impacts of this rare cosmic event on Earth's upper atmosphere through an ambitious experiment involving the launch of three NASA rockets equipped with scientific in

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Navy and Air Force Pilots to Combine Training in Joint Simulation

Navy and Air Force fighter pilots together in a state-of-the-art Joint Simulation Environment (JSE)

Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) in Patuxent River, Maryland, is set to pair Navy and Air Force fighter pilots together in a state-of-the-art Joint Simulation Environment (JSE). The new training paradigm integrates four U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor cockpits with eight Navy F-35 Lightning cockpits in NAWCAD's premier simulation facility. This integration epitomizes the DOD's commitment to fostering a unified military force capable of seamless operation across all domains during conflict.

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Klyde Morris (04.08.24)

Klyde Debunks Yet Another Aero-Mystery... Maybe

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Classic Aero-TV: Cruising The Superfortress - ANN Rides Along w/FIFI

From 2016 (YouTube Version): Sit Back, Relax, and Let’s Go Flying With “FIFI”…

Our ANN video crew took the opportunity at EAA AirVenture 2016 to capture a lot of video of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) B-29 named “FIFI”. Our montage of this airplane includes lots of scenes on the ground, in the air, and onboard the airplane. As you watch the scenes be sure to note such things as the amount of aileron control wheel motion necessary just to get this lumbering giant into a turn. You might also take a look at the flight engineers panel to see what it took to keep those four ‘Wright 3350&rsqu

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NTSB Prelim: Glasair Sportsman 2+2

Engine Stopped Producing Power And The Pilot Performed A Forced Landing To A Field

On March 14, 2024, at 1442 eastern daylight time, an experimental amateur-built Glasair Sportsman 2+2, N76TG, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Fort Meade, Florida. The pilot and passenger were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. According to the pilot, he and his passenger departed Lakeland Linder International Airport (LAL), Lakeland, Florida, at 1430 to return to Fly In Ranches Airport (FD25), Vero Beach, Florida.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.08.24)

Aero Linx: United States Helicopter Safety Team (USHST) The US Helicopter Safety Team (USHST) is a volunteer team of US government and industry stakeholders formed to improve the safety of civil helicopter operations in the National Airspace System. The USHST is a partner of the Vertical Aviation Safety Team (VAST).

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.08.24): Ground Clutter

Ground Clutter A pattern produced on the radar scope by ground returns which may degrade other radar returns in the affected area. The effect of ground clutter is minimized by the use of moving target indicator (MTI) circuits in the radar equipment resulting in a radar presentation which displays only targets which are in motion.

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ANN FAQ: Share Aero-News With Your Friends

Send Them A Story -- We Don't Mind!

Do you need another set of eyes to see that story you can't believe Jim just wrote? Want to spread ANN's unique wisdom and perspective to the masses, or share the latest Klyde Morris with another member of the flying community? (Or perhaps to someone who just really, really likes ants?)

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.08.24)

"The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) announced a new Pilot Scholarship Program in 2023. This program, supported by the Ray Foundation, allows students ages 16 through 19 to earn their private pilot licenses at little to no cost. The program works by providing the scholar access to experienced mentors, establishing a rigorous timeline, and providing financial assistance. The program’s timeline is set for attaining the license in one year. For the CAF Pilots Scholarship program, the scholars selected will need to be active students within the CAF Unit and have an endorsement from the Unit to participate, as well as a CAF Unit member who can serve as a mentor through the process." Source: Part of the CAF description of an exciting initiat

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