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September 10, 2023

NTSB Prelim: Piper PA-24-250

...Airplane Impacted Power Lines. The Power Lines Were About 95 Ft Above Ground Level

On August 13, 2023, at about 1250 central daylight time, a Piper PA-24-250, N7910P, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The pilot was seriously injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) data revealed that the airplane departed North Texas Regional/Perrin Field (GYI) Sherman, Texas, at 1204 and proceeded to Wiley Post Airport (PWA) Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Shortly after being transferred from Oklahoma City Approach to Wiley Post Tower, the pilot told tower controllers that he was losing rpm,

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SoCal CAF Wing's Bearcat to See Full Paint Job Under Restoration

Commemorative Aircraft Shines a Light on Bearcat Operational Costs

An F8F Bearcat operated by the Commemorative Air Force will be needing a bit of love, with the aircraft prepped and ready to go on its way to a full restoration to airworthy condition. The Commemorative Air Force acquired the Bearcat in 1991 in Chino, California, where it had been sitting for years. After purchase and an initial bit of work, the SoCal Wing's Bearcat has been a mainstay at airshows all over the country. Now, after 3 decades of continued service, the Bearcat is getting a full restoration.

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Boeing Goes Hunting for F-15EX Orders Abroad

Polish Showcase Put on to Advertise Boeing's Fave Fighter

Boeing put on a demonstration of its freshened-up Eagle at the MSPO International Defence Industry Exhibition, aiming to sell its F-15EX to Polish authorities. The successful F-15's latest successor has already proven a pretty solid seller in the fighter realm, offering buyers a top-of-the-line 4th gen fighter with all the modern fixin's, payloads, and avionics with a proven airframe that has stood the test of time. The -EX variant has already received the US Air Force's blessing, updating its fleet of older, aged F-15C and Ds as they creep ever closer to 45 years in service.

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Wisk Brings Air Taxi Service to Wash DC (Kinda)

Don't Worry, it's Just a Demo for the Global Aerospace Summit Downtown

Wisk Aero will make a showing at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Global Aerospace Summit in Washington D.C from September 12-13, stimulating discussion and enlightening stakeholders in the regulatory arena. The firm, currently working on certification for its "sixth-generation" vehicle, is hoping to enlighten industry leaders and regulatory personnel on the "importance of autonomy in realizing the full potential and benefits of this new form of transportation."

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Airborne 09.01.23: MOSAIC Extension?, Hoover Foundation, VX4 Mishap

Also: Marilyn Lovell Goes West, Ukrainian F16 Training, CH-53Ks for the USN, uAvionix-CAP

The AEA, in conjunction with a number of industry partners, has requested a ninety-day extension of the MOSAIC NPRM comment period. Notwithstanding the buzz MOSAIC has occasioned amongst pilots and aeronautical stakeholders, AEA notes that little mention has been made of the FAA’s intentions—under MOSAIC—to amend nine discrete regulations. The Bob Hoover Legacy Foundation (BHLF) Board of Directors has formally met for the first time after expanding its leadership team, and prepping for an upgraded mission. Recently added to the board

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Klyde Morris (09.08.23)

Klyde Needs To Remember To Check The Little Details...


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First Group From Air Force Attend MH-139A Grey Wolf Training

Leonardo Helicopter Training Academy Plays Host to Personnel

The first bunch of students from Malmstrom AFB made their way to the Leonardo Helicopters Training Academy to begin a 32-day course on the newest addition to the USAF's helicopter fleet. The MH-139 Grey Wolf is the latest and greatest from the Italian marque Leonardo, offering better performance and a more modern flight deck than ever before. Accordingly, it brings a whole host of operational demands for crew chiefs, aviators, and maintainers accustomed to older airframes. Those attending were selected from a range of personnel, with a variety of experience levels and time on station.

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Classic Aero-TV: Service & Support Guidelines - The Care and Feeding of a Rotax

From 2016 (YouTube Version): Rotax Supports Their Engines With Training, Information, And Rapid Parts Service…

Anyone who is even slightly familiar with sport aviation and home built experimental aircraft has heard of the name Rotax when it comes to engines. However, they are different from the engines that we are used to in general aviation aircraft in the United States. While at EAA AirVenture 2016, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, talked with the experts at Rotax to find out where information about the engines and

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.10.23)

Aero Linx: WW1 Aeroplanes, Inc.

WORLD WAR 1 AEROPLANES was founded by Leo Opdycke in 1961 and incorporated as a federally recognized 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit corporation in 1979. In 2016 a decision was made by the Board of Trustees to dissolve the organization, and transfer the assets to the Rhinebeck Aerodrome Museum to allow back issues, documents and other related items to remain available to the public.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.10.23): Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT)

Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) A radio transmitter attached to the aircraft structure which operates from its own power source on 121.5 MHz and 243.0 MHz. It aids in locating downed aircraft by radiating a downward sweeping audio tone, 2-4 times per second. It is designed to function without human action after an accident.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.10.23)

“For a lot of us Huey air crew that have been around for a while, this is very important because it’s really the first step to getting this [new] aircraft towards initial operational capability. To send the first crews through training means that we are moving on the right track. The MH-139 is a giant leap in capability, performance, and speed over the UH-1N Huey, so we’re going to be able to perform our missions in the missile field more efficiently." Source: Lt Col Williams, 550th HS commander, describing how the first bunch of students from Malmstrom AFB made their way to the Leonardo Helicopters Training Academy to begin a 32-day course on the newest addition to the USAF's helicopter fleet.

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