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May 27, 2021

Airborne-Flight Training 05.27.21: RedTail Buys Pipers, Diamond Sim, Sporty’s Updates

Also: UIMC Training Course, Chipmunk's 75th, Tello Talent Drone, Astronaut Orientation
Piper Aircraft has received orders for two Pilot 100i single-engine trainers from the Tuskegee Airmen Inc., inspired aviation scholarship program, the RedTail Flight Academy (RFA). The RedTail Flight Academy, which began its legacy with the Major General Irene-Trowel Harris Chapter, Tuskegee Airmen, will officially begin training students in September 2021. The Academy, with a mission of honoring the legacy of the original Tuskegee Airmen, will be based at New York Stewart International Airport, will train to a Part 141 curriculum, and will start with six pilot scholarships, increasing to thirty students per year by 2026. The installation of a new Diamond simulator is

Honda Aircraft Unveils New HondaJet Elite S

Offers Increased Maximum Takeoff Weight Of 200 Lbs.

Honda Aircraft Company has unveiled a new and upgraded aircraft, the "HondaJet Elite S," at a virtual product launch event themed "Innovation Continues: Elite S." The HondaJet Elite S features several upgrades that expand operational capability and improve flight operation. With an increased maximum takeoff weight of 200 lbs., customers can now fly up to 120 nm further at a higher payload, or take an additional passenger during their typical mission. Additionally, the new avionics features of FAA DataComm and ACARS replace traditional voice commands with text-based messaging to improve the clarity and efficiency of communications. Combined with the newly introduced Advanced Steering Augmentation

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Airborne-Flight Training 05.13.21: Sporty’s Award, Beech Training, Young Eagles

Also: H145 Sim, Flight Path Museum, Van’s Transition Training, CAP SD Learns sUAS Search

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

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Piper Supporting Unique Women’s Air Race Classic Team

This Year’s Race Will Be An Air Derby Format

Piper is sponsoring a team of dedicated aviators for the 2021 Air Race Classic. The Piper sponsored team, named “Tres Aviadoras” consists of three passionate aviators who seek to inspire and champion women in aviation. This year’s race will be an Air Derby format, where participants are able to choose their own 5-leg, one-day route. Team members, Elise Wheelock, Captain Olga Custodio and Captain Tammie Jo Shults (shown in picture, left to right), will launch their route from Boerne, TX the second week of June. The team will fly a normally aspirated, piston powered, Piper Pilot 100i – the newest addition to the Piper trainer product line up.

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Axiom Space’s Ax-2 Mission Details Released

NASA's Peggy Whitson To Command

Axiom Space has named the commander and pilot of its second commercial mission proposed to fly to the International Space Station -- and announced the proposed crew’s intended research while on orbit. Axiom will compete to fly the Ax-2 mission when NASA announces the next private astronaut mission opportunity. If awarded, Ax-2 will further cement the research opportunities possible for private industry in low-Earth orbit.

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F-35A and Growler Demo Teams Release Updated 2021 Schedules

Despite Tight Schedules, A Few New Appearances Have Been Added

Our friends at the International Council of AirShows have come through once again... this time with updated scheedules for two highly enriching military jet demonstration programs. In February, the U.S. Air Force F-35A demo team announced a reduction in their 2021 air show schedule due to increased operational requirements and a reported shortage of aircraft engine parts. Late last week, the team announced the addition of four new events to their air show season schedule, a welcome update for the highly sought-after demo.

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Pilot Privacy At Risk? FAA Completes Rule Establishing Pilot Records Database

Rule Updates The Current Records Reporting Process 

Despite concerns over possible abuse of the information collected, a new rule from the FAA will enable the sharing of pilot records among employers in an electronic database maintained by the agency. The final rule for the Pilot Records Database requires air carriers and certain other operators to report pilots’ employment history, training, and qualifications to the database. The rule also requires air carriers and certain operators to review records contained in the database when considering pilots for employment.

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BGen Phelka Named Next CAP National Commander

Had Been CAP National Vice Commander Since 2017

Brig. Gen. Edward D. Phelka, Civil Air Patrol’s national vice commander since 2017, is getting yet another promotion — the biggest of his 34 years of service in the U.S. Air Force auxiliary. On May 21, CAP’s Board of Governors selected Phelka to be the volunteer organization’s next national commander and CEO. He will assume command Aug. 26 in a ceremony with Maj. Gen. Mark Smith, current national commander/CEO. Phelka will serve as the organization’s top senior leader for the next three years. He will lead CAP’s 54,000 members across the U.S. in fulfilling the organization’s three primary missions — emergency services, cadet programs and aerospace educa

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Tecnam Appoints Oriens Aviation To Serve British Isles

Oriens Will Be Retailing The Entire Tecnam Fleet Including The P2012 Traveller Series

Tecnam has partnered with Oriens Aviation to market the whole Tecnam fleet and its twin-engine Tecnam P2012 series for the sales territories in the British Isles. Based at London Biggin Hill Airport (EGKB), the company offers a full range of services to private aircraft owners and operators, including aircraft sales, scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, warranty work, aircraft management, AOC advisory, pilot training, operations and handling for its customers. The privately owned company holds the EASA Part 145 approval, alongside its national UK CAA 145 and FAA Service Station approvals.

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NTSB Prelim: Beech A36

During The Forced Landing, The Airplane’S Nose Wheel Landing Gear Impacted A Ditch

On May 14, 2021, at 1500 central daylight time, a Beech A36, N1875W, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Pinckneyville, Illinois. 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, while at an altitude of 8,000 ft mean sea level, he noticed the engine oil pressure began to fluctuate. The pilot contacted air traffic control and requested to divert to the nearest airport, which was the Pinckneyville-Du Quoin Airport. Shortly thereafter, the engine began to shake and lost total power.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.27.21)

Aero Linx: International Association of Flight & Critical Care Paramedics Founded in 1986, the National Flight Paramedic Association, currently known as the International Association of Flight & Critical Care Paramedics, is the largest independent paramedic association in the world.  Our focus is the professional paramedic and our purpose is to serve as advocates to the profession on an international basis.  IAFCCP members are involved in transporting critical care patients by airplane, helicopter and ground ambulance. The IAFCCP continues to provides advocacy, leadership development and educational opportunities for specialty care paramedics. Our website is a valuable resource

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.27.21): IFR Military Training Routes (IR)

IFR Military Training Routes (IR) Routes used by the Department of Defense and associated Reserve and Air Guard units for the purpose of conducting low-altitude navigation and tactical training in both IFR and VFR weather conditions below 10,000 feet MSL at airspeeds in excess of 250 knots IAS.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (05.27.21)

“I am honored to have the opportunity to participate in this year’s Air Race. I am excited to fly alongside these aviation legends, who are also my role models. Olga and Tammie Jo have inspired me personally and have helped female pilots everywhere by paving the way with their drive and enthusiasm for aviation. These women are a huge part of the reason I am a pilot today.” Source: Elise Wheelock, Piper Aircraft Fleet Sales Representative, commenting on her upcoming Air Race Derby adventure with two other highly accomplished aviatrixes.

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