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May 10, 2021

Airborne 05.10.21: Sky Warden ISR, Young Eagles Day, Chinese Booster

Also: CDC Responds to GA, Premier Private Jets, Airbus' Bernard Ziegler, ALPA Accuses
A new aircraft has been built up, out of what started life as an AT-802U Sky Warden airframe. The job... to take on airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) and other missions in extreme combat environments. Sky Warden is part of a partnership between L3Harris Technologies and Air Tractor, and reportedly features the largest payload capacity of any single engine turboprop aircraft. The multi-mission platform provides the operator the capability to identify, track and react to counter threats. EAA’s International Young Eagles Day, which focuses on flying thousands of kids as an introduction to aviation, returns on Saturday, June 12, at locations

Canadian Pilots Union Fires Back At ALPA

Unifor: Interference By US Pilots Association, 'Unwelcome In Canadian Bargaining Process'

Unifor has publicized a position that says that they, 'will not tolerate interference in our democratic and pilot lead bargaining process with Cargojet by the self-serving US based Airline Pilots Association Intl. (ALPA) making ill-informed public statements.' "To have the president of ALPA preach from Viginia to our pilots on the bargaining committee about fatigue rules and safety is condescending, arrogant and disrespectful," said Jerry Dias in a written response to ALPA's public statement and posted letters to Unifor and Cargojet.

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Massive Chinese Booster Re-Enters and Misses Populated Areas

Chinese Long March 5B Re-Enters Over Arabian Peninsula

As much as by luck as by intent, a huge piece of discarded Chinese space debris, launched with little regard for what it might damage or who it may injure/kill, managed to come to Earth with no known damage (so far). The US Space Command confirmed the Chinese Long March 5B re-entered over the Arabian Peninsula at approximately 10:15 p.m. EDT on May 8. It is unknown, however, if the debris impacted land or water. USSPACECOM does not conduct direct notifications to individual governments. The exact location of the impact and the span of debris, both of which are unknown at this time, will not be released by U.S. Space Command.

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Sporty’s Awards Flight Crew Scholarship To Student Pilot

Soon-To-Solo Pilot Chasing His Childhood Dream Receives $2,500 Award

While under quarantine in a small New York City apartment during the pandemic, Jake Phillips returned to his childhood dream of becoming a pilot as an escape from the isolation and enrolled in Sporty’s online Learn to Fly Course. After leaving New York for Chester Springs, PA, Phillips took the next step in fulfilling his dream by taking his first flight lesson. As he nears his first solo, Phillips received a financial boost by earning a $2,500 scholarship awarded through his membership in Sporty’s Flight Crew program.

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AMA Meets With OMB To Discuss AC 91-57C

AC Contains The Safety Requirements That Recreational Users Are To Follow

AMA has reported that it recently met with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), an agency within the White House that assists the President in meeting policy, budget, management, and regulatory objectives, to discuss the importance of Advisory Circular (AC) 91-57C and its release. Although it was expected to be released sometime in late 2020, the AC has been delayed at the OMB because of President Biden’s regulatory freeze. The AC contains the safety requirements that recreational users are to follow, details a process for community-based organization (CBO) recognition, information regarding the knowledge and safety test, and operating requirements for night flyi

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CAF Mile High Wing To Take Young Warbird Fan Aloft

So Much Of The Aviation Community Has A Great Heart...

Young Cody Green has had a challenging couple of years. Diagnosed in 2019 with Pediatric Myelodysplastic Anemia, Cody has spent months getting treatments, going to physical therapy, and even received two bone marrow transplants. One thing that always perks him up is a stop at the Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport. Well, recently, Cody got more than he bargained for when he and his mom stopped because the Mile High Wing of the Commemorative Air Force was out there with their SNB-5 SoNoran Beauty.

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Classic Aero-TV: EmbraerX eVTOL-Staking Claim on a Future For Urban Air Mobility

From 2019 (YouTube Version): Legacy Company Moves Into The Realm Of EVTOL

Aero-TV's Rex Alexander spoke with Peter Berger, director of innovation for EmbraerX at AirVenture 2019. Berger said that Embraer is working in partnership with Uber to develop electric vertical takeoff and landing urban air mobility aircraft. The EmbraerX was unveiled at the Uber Elevate Summit 2019 in Washington, D.C. the new aircraft concept results from a broad range of tests and simulations, aiming at operational optimization for the urban environment, considering high reliability, low operating costs, a lower noise footprint, fully electric powered and progressively au

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Airbus Fly-By-Wire Visionary Bernard Ziegler Passes Away

Former Airbus SVP for Engineering had a career that spanned some four decades

Airbus has confirmed the passing of Bernard Ziegler, at the age of 88. Ziegler, one of Airbus’ engineering pioneers, was instrumental in the introduction of the world’s first digital Fly-By-Wire (FBW) and side stick controls in a commercial passenger aircraft with the A320 in 1988. Ziegler’s career spanned some four decades. He realised the full potential that digital FBW could bring, including flight envelope protection incorporated into the control software. Ziegler's legacy lives on with digital FBW on all current generation Airbus aircraft, and its adoption as the standard on all modern passenger aircraft globally.

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NTSB Prelim: Cessna 182H

The Engine Sputtered Once Followed By A Complete Loss Of Power

On April 11, 2021, about 1638 Pacific daylight time, a Cessna 182H, N2030X, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Blakely Island, Washington. The pilot and passenger sustained minor injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. The pilot reported that shortly after departing from runway 1 at Blakley Island Airport, he made a right turn and paralleled the eastern shoreline of the island.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.10.21)

Aero Linx: The First Flight Society The First Flight Society is a private nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Chartered in 1927, First Flight Society (formerly Kill Devil Hills Memorial Association) initially set about the task of acquiring the site where Orville and Wilbur Wright made their four historic flights in 1903. Since that time, First Flight Society continues to preserve the legacy of the Wright Brothers, educating the public about the historic First Flight of the Wright Brothers, promoting aviation and aviation education, and supporting the National Park Service at Wright Brothers National Memorial.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.10.21): North Atlantic High Level Airspace (NAT HLA)

North Atlantic High Level Airspace (NAT HLA) That volume of airspace (as defined in ICAO Document 7030) between FL 285 and FL 420 within the Oceanic Control Areas of Bodo Oceanic, Gander Oceanic, New York Oceanic East, Reykjavik, Santa Maria, and Shanwick, excluding the Shannon and Brest Ocean Transition Areas. ICAO Doc 007 North Atlantic Operations and Airspace Manual provides detailed information on related aircraft and operational requirements.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (05.10.21)

“Spacefaring nations must minimize the risks to people and property on Earth of re-entries of space objects and maximize transparency regarding those operations. It is clear that China is failing to meet responsible standards regarding their space debris. It is critical that China and all spacefaring nations and commercial entities act responsibly and transparently in space to ensure the safety, stability, security, and long-term sustainability of outer space activities.” Source: Recently confirmed NASA Boss, Bill Nelson, noting the carelessness exhibited by the Chinese Space Program via a recent launch whereby a large part of the booster came down close to populated areas... and with apparent little concern for the damage it m

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