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September 29, 2022

Tornado Strikes Florida’s Broward County, Tosses Aircraft

Multiple Aircraft Damaged at North Perry Airport

At approximately 21:30 EDT on the night of 27 September 2022, as the southeastern U.S. braced for Hurricane Ian’s landfall, a separate storm—believed to have been a tornado—struck the city of Pembroke Pines in southeastern Florida’s Broward County. Damage caused by the storm, though widespread, was particularly heavy at North Perry Airport (HWO), where some 15 aircraft were overturned and otherwise battered about, and a number of hangars were damaged.

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Albuquerque Celebrates 50th International Balloon Fiesta

Temporary Flight Restrictions of Manned and Unmanned Aircraft Announced

From a modest 1972 debut during which 13 balloons launched from a shopping mall parking lot, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta has grown to the world’s premier ballooning event. The FAA has established a Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) area within a four-mile radius of the center of the Balloon Fiesta Park. Control of manned and unmanned aircraft within the TFR is at the sole discretion of the FAA and the Balloon Fiesta stewards.

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Airborne 09.21.22: G700/G800 Engine Cert, Reno Tragedy, Mriya Rebuild?

Also: 101st' Pee Wee Martin, FAA Rejects Airline’s Request, Russia v Starlink, RACCA UPS Scholarships

Gulfstream has announced the all-new Rolls-Royce Pearl 700 engines by which its G700 and ultralong-range G800 aircraft are to be powered have achieved EASA certification. Gulfstream president Mark Burns remarked: “The certification of the Rolls-Royce Pearl 700 engines for the G700 and G800 is a significant step that brings us closer to delivering these game-changing aircraft to our customers..." The Reno Air Racing Association confirmed that a "fatal incident" occurred on Sunday, 18 September 2022, during the third lap of the event's J

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Lengthy Complaint... Delta Pilots Claim 1000 Day Contract Delay

Negotiations Under The Auspices Of The NMB Resumed In January 2022

Tick... tock... 1000 days worth. That's the substance of a complaint made as Delta Airline Pilots reached a milestone in their contract negotiations with Delta Air Lines—1,000 days since their contract became amendable on December 31, 2019. The pilots are working under a contract that went into effect in 2016.

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Stranded AFSOC CV-22 Osprey Recovered from Norwegian Island

Wood and Could

On 12 August 2022, a hard clutch engagement forced an AFSOC (U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command) CV-22 Osprey crew to make an emergency landing in a nature preserve on the Norwegian island of Senja. Onsite repairs to the downed aircraft were deemed impossible, and Norwegian authorities—citing the delicacy of the Stongodden nature preserve’s bucolic terrain—balked at the notion of a conventional salvage operation. Thus began a vexing, eminently 21st Century drama ...

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SpaceX Starship Proceeding Toward Inaugural Orbital Launch

November 2022 Liftoff “Highly Likely” Says Elon Musk

Elon Musk posits the first orbital launch of SpaceX’s much-lauded, eagerly-anticipated Starship is “highly-likely” to liftoff in November 2022. Spaceflight pundits disagree with Musk, however, maintaining collectively that the tech mogul’s assertions are based on optimism and bluster more so than objectivity and historical precedent.

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Recovery of Lost DHC-3 Otter Underway

Investigation of Tragic Floatplane Accident Ongoing

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), U.S. Navy, and personnel from Washington State’s Island County have undertaken the recovery of N725TH, the 1967 de Havilland DHC-3 Otter that went down in Western Washington’s Puget Sound on 4 September. Work will be conducted in 12-hour shifts around the clock. The NTSB’s preliminary report on the investigation is available for download on the agency’s CAROL database.

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Canada to End All COVID Travel Restrictions

For Now…

The Canadian government proclaimed on Monday, 26 September 2022 that it would abrogate all COVID-19 travel restrictions—including vaccination and masking requirements for aircraft and train passengers—starting 1 October.

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Klyde Morris (09.26.22)

Klyde Seems Amused By The 'Big Moon Rocket' v The Hurricane...


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Classic Aero-TV: Boeing’s 747-8 First Flight – New Freighter Takes to the Skies

From 2010 (YouTube Version): Chief Pilot Feuerstein and Captain Imrich Successfully Complete Flight Plan

On February 8th, 2010, almost two months after the Dreamliner’s historic first flight, Boeing made history once again as the new 747-8 Freighter took to the skies for the first time. Over 5,000 Boeing employees, customers, suppliers, and community leaders gathered in Everett, Washington, as the 421,200lb aircraft (empty weight) lifted from the Paine Field runway.

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NTSB Prelim: Piper PA-28R-201

Airplane Had Just Undergone An Avionics Upgrade At A Maintenance Facility In Myrtle Beach

On September 14, 2022, about 1222 eastern daylight time, a Piper PA-28R-201 airplane, N62FC, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Conway, South Carolina. The pilot and passenger were fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. The flight departed Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR), Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, about 1205, and was en route to Columbus County Municipal Airport (CPC), Whiteville, North Carolina.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.29.22)

Aero Linx: The Idaho Aviation Association The Idaho Aviation Association gives Idaho a general aviation voice, both locally and nationally. Working to preserve Idaho’s irreplaceable backcountry airstrips. We invite you to join over 1400 IAA members in this exciting and critical work for the future of aviation in Idaho. IAA members are involved in all issues important to aviation in Idaho.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.29.22): Airport Rotating Beacon

Airport Rotating Beacon A visual NAVAID operated at many airports. At civil airports, alternating white and green flashes indicate the location of the airport. At military airports, the beacons flash alternately white and green, but are differentiated from civil beacons by dualpeaked (two quick) white flashes between the green flashes.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.29.22)

"It was a tornado and then I just screamed, the windows were going, and then the door flipped, and it was flying everywhere, even on the cars, so it was just crazy.” Source: One of the many witnesses, Christian Colon, to South Florida tornadoes that did extensive damage in advance of Hurricane Ian.

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