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May 23, 2022

Tragedy Strikes MayDay STOL Drag Races

Cessna 140 Pilot Observed In A Near Vertical Dive From Low Altitude

The GA STOL competition phenomena has become all the rage across America... but it does require its participants to exhibit an extensive skill set since various types of STOL competitions ALL require strong piloting skills. Unfortunately; a Nebraska STOL event, undertaken by MayDay STOL Drag Races, has resulted in a fatal accident to one of its registered participants. Shortly after the accident, the event organizers noted that, "On May 20, 2022, around 645 p.m, a pilot crashed on final approach at the Wayne Airport in Wayne, Nebraska and had what appeared to be a stall spin accident. The plane was solely occupied by its pilot who perished as a result of the crash..

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Aero-TV At AUVSI2022: Easy Aerial: Tether or Pursue

Easy Aerial’s Deployable Drone In A Box

Midway through the Expo 2022, we spoke to Easy Aerial’s Tuvi Cohen, VP Enterprise Programs, about their “drone-in-a-box”; a fully autonomous system that consists of three main components; 1) the ‘nest’ ground station, 2) drone, and 3) the proprietary software that operates the entire system. The ‘system’ box measures 56” x 56”x 24.4” and weighs 231.5 lbs. Mr. Tuvi stated that it can integrate into any existing system, and contribute to different industries; public safety, agriculture, major infrastructures, and industrial sites.

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Sporty’s Training App: Now On Apple Mac’s

Sporty Updated Pilot Training Course Now Available On Apple PC’s

Sporty’s latest edition of their Pilot Training software is now available for Apple Computer users, and natively accessible on Macbooks, iMac, or Mac Pro. Sporty’s also stated that the training program is also available in offline mode so that learners can interact with the content regardless of whether they have an active internet connection. According to Mr. Bret Koebbe, Senior VP of Sporty’s “the test prep components are automatically saved for offline use when downloading the appl and pilots can then download videos from individuals courses to the Mac’s hard drive for offline playback.”

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Embry-Riddle’s Pilots Pathway To Atlas Air

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Pilot Pathway to Atlas Air

Yesterday Atlas Air announced that it had signed an agreement with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) Daytona Beach, Florida, through which it will recruit, train and hire graduates of the flight school. ERAU is the first aviation school to be selected for this ‘Pathway to Success’ program for its pilots seeking a career with Atlas Air.

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ATR Begins Development Of EVO Fleet

ATR Steps Into ECO-conscious Transportation With ATR EVO

French aircraft manufacturer ATR announced that it is beginning development of the next generation of regional aircraft, the ATR ‘EVO’, to be ready for market entry before 2030. The ATR ‘EVO’ will retain the twin-engine turbo-prop base, but featuring a new ‘eco’ design with new propellers, enhanced system, and cabin using bio-sourced materials. It will employ a new hybrid powerplant that can run on 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) as well as conventional Jet A, and they expect to capitalize on improved fuel efficiencies to sell or see close to zero emissions on SAF, and approximately 20% reduction in emissi

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Pilotless Airplane Makes 14th Hole: No Injuries!

Pilotless Airplane Crash Lands Near House Under Construction

During flight training, to demonstrate the inherent stability characteristics that have been designed into most light training aircraft, your certified flight instructor (CFI) would have had you momentarily cease providing control inputs so you can observe for yourself, its tendency to return to a particular attitude of flight. Earlier this month, the self-flying part was evident when a Bellanca Citabria, a single-engine tail-dragger airplane departed the Schlenker Airport (CFZ3) some 3 miles south of the city of Medicine Hat in Alberta, Canada around 8:30pm and crash landed into a house that was under construction, near the 14th

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UK’s ‘Angel’ Accelerating ADS-B RollOut

Altitude Angel Seeks To Fill ADS-B Traffic Gaps In UK

Altitude Angel, a Unified Traffic Management (UTM) technology provider announced the planned deployment of aviation-grade Airborne Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) sensors to create a broader network of ADS-B data. The effort seeks to build on technologies that are incorporated into solutions and also enable integration of automated drones into the U.K. airspace.

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NTSB Prelim: North American AT-6D

The Engine “Coughed Loudly” And Experienced A Total Loss Of Power

On April 30, 2022, about 1300 central daylight time, a North American AT-6D airplane, N29947, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident at Gillespie County Airport (T82), Fredericksburg, Texas. The pilot and passenger were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. The pilot stated that before the flight, he completed a preflight inspection and engine run-up with no anomalies noted. During the initial climb, immediately after the landing gear was retracted, the pilot noticed white smoke from the engine cowling.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.23.22)

Aero Linx: American College of Emergency Physicians, Aerospace Medicine Section Ever wanted to know how the body responds when exposed to 8 times the force of gravity? Or how you would treat the damage done by an explosive cabin decompression at 40,000 feet? What about determining which medicines and what supplies airlines should carry, or if that airline pilot you just diagnosed with CHF is still qualified to fly? In this field, not even the sky is the limit. Aerospace practitioners support operations everywhere from the deep sea to other planets. In those environments, anything can happen and you have only what you take with you to handle it. What field is better equipped to handle such situations

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.23.22): Request Full Route Clearance

Request Full Route Clearance Used by pilots to request that the entire route of flight be read verbatim in an ATC clearance. Such request should be made to preclude receiving an ATC clearance based on the original filed flight plan when a filed IFR flight plan has been revised by the pilot, company, or operations prior to departure.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (05.23.22)

"On May 20, 2022, around 645 p.m, a pilot crashed on final approach at the Wayne Airport in Wayne, Nebraska, and had what appeared to be a stall spin accident.  The plane was solely occupied by its pilot who perished as a result of the crash. In order to respect the privacy of their family, we are not releasing any details about their identity at this time. Our deepest condolences are extended to all the friends and family of this pilot whom we personally spent time with leading up to today's events. The NTSB and FAA are currently investigating the incident and our event staff and officials will provide full cooperation to the authorities investigating this incident. More details will be provided. We have made the decision to cancel the remaining events."

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