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February 01, 2021

Airborne 02.01.21: Tamarack Challenge, LACo FD PIlot Jobs, tailBeaconX TSOA

Also: EASA OKs 737 MAX, Airflow Demonstrator, AEA Scholarship, Advanced Assault Helicopter

Tamarack Aerospace has informed one and all that they are the winner of a January 26th “Fly-Off” between an unmodified CitationJet and an Active Winglet modified CitationJet. This event was designed to be a real-world comparison between the Active Winglet’s performance on a Cessna CitationJet against a conventional CJ1. Critics and fans are arguing over the specifics of the contest and what exactly may or may not have been proven as a result... though an advantage seems to be clearly shown by the Active Winglet system... the question being ... how much? The LA County Fire Department is looking for pilots for what they describe as an elite air fleet of Bell and Sikorsky he

If The FAA And Elon Make Up, There Could Be A Starship Launch Monday

Public Spat with FAA Reportedly Scrubbed At Least Two Test Launch Attempts

The aviation and aerospace world, after witnessing some amazing flying during the ALMOST successful; test flight of SpaceX Starship SN8 is waiting with bated breath for SN9 to do its thing... IF the FAA will let it. Sparring between SpaceX and the FAA has reportedly cancelled at least two launch attempts and Musk has been none too happy about it. "Unlike its aircraft division, which is fine, the FAA space division has a fundamentally broken regulatory structure. Their rules are meant for a handful of expendable launches per year from a few government facilities. Under those rules, humanity will never get to Mars," intoned Musk.

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Airborne 01.27.21: Terrafugia is An LSA, Axiom Space, HondaJet Elite

Also: Ninety-Nines, Hartzell Talon Prop, New Federal Air Surgeon, 2021 SECAS Summit

Terrafugia tells ANN that it has reached a significant milestone by obtaining an FAA Special Light-Sport Aircraft (LSA) airworthiness certificate for its Transition roadable aircraft. As a unique integration of a two-seat aircraft and an automobile, the Transition is designed to meet safety standards from both the FAA and the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The vehicle that received the certificate is legal for flight and represents the initial version of the Transition roadable aircraft. Terr

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ECA Pilots Endorse EASA’s Airworthiness Directive on 737MAX

European Cockpit Association Weighs in on EASA Decision-Making

EASA is clearing the Boeing 737 MAX to fly after nearly 2-year grounding. The Airworthiness Directive issued today concludes a meaningful and thorough Boeing 737 MAX Return To Service (RTS) process. While trust and confidence were severely undermined at the start of the recertification, the involvement of other parties – such as EASA and pilots – as well as the increased scrutiny from EU decision-makers has resulted in a more transparent and reassuring process.

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Klyde Morris (02.01.21)

Klyde Worries About Giving The TSA Even More Authority To Abuse...


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104th Fighter Wing Announces Cancellation Of Scheduled 2021 Air Show

Barnes Air National Guard Base, Westfield, Massachusetts Gives Up On 2021

Due to the unpredictable environment that the COVID-19 pandemic continues to present, 104th Fighter Wing officials have made the difficult decision to cancel the scheduled 2021 Westfield International Air Show and Barnes Air National Guard Base Open House. "Here at the 104th Fighter Wing, the health and safety of our community and our Barnestormers is our top priority," said Maj. Stephen ‘Steagle’ Mindek, Project Officer for the scheduled 2021 Air Show. "We understand what the Air Show means to the 104th and the surrounding communities; making the decision to cancel this community event was difficult but necessary..."

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Coast Guard Medevacs Woman From Container Ship Off WA Coast

The Command Center Diverted An MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter Crew To The Scene

A Coast Guard aircrew medevaced a woman from a ship Saturday afternoon experiencing breathing difficulty and temporary unconsciousness off the Washington coast near Neah Bay. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound command center received a call at 11:30 a.m. from the ship’s health insurance provider stating a 65-year-old woman aboard the vessel needed medical attention. At the time, the 710-foot container ship, Matson Kodiak, was transiting westbound in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The command center diverted an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station Port Angeles who was already airborne near Seattle.

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Canadian Flight Attendants Call 'Mayday' After New Travel Restrictions

FA Union Claims Thousands Of Jobs Have Been Lost

Responding to the Prime Minister’s announcement of new travel restrictions for all international arrivals and the cancellation of several flight routes, Wesley Lesosky, President of the Airline Division of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), made the following statement: “We appreciate the urgency and the need for measures to prevent the spread of new variants in Canada. But we need the government to work with us, instead of against us. Instead, almost one year into this pandemic, the government still has no plan to help airlines in Canada recover or even survive. Let’s be clear: these measures will put more people out of work right away and further jeopardize the viabil

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NTSB Prelim: Raytheon Hawker

Weather Included A Ceiling Of 200 Ft Overcast And 3/4-Mile Visibility

On December 20, 2020, about 2035 eastern standard time, a Beechcraft Hawker 800XP, N412JA, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident at Republic Airport (FRG), Farmingdale, New York. The captain sustained minor injuries and the first officer was seriously injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 business flight. The flight was operating on an instrument flight rules flight plan from Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport (OPF), Opa Locka, Florida, to FRG. The captain was the pilot monitoring, and the first officer was the pilot flying. Both pilots stated that the flight to FRG was normal. As they approached FRG, ai

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.01.21)

Aero Linx: Not Plane Jane (Prop Collection) Airplanes have always been a part of my life. My family was actively involved in aviation, and operated an FBO with sales worldwide for nearly fifty years. I acquired the first propeller in my collection when I was seventeen, a gift from my uncle when I received my private pilot’s license. Since then, I have become a dedicated collector of wooden ground adjustable and controllable pitch propellers. 36 years later my collection has grown to 112 propellers.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.01.21): Ground Clutter

Ground Clutter A pattern produced on the radar scope by ground returns which may degrade other radar returns in the affected area. The effect of ground clutter is minimized by the use of moving target indicator (MTI) circuits in the radar equipment resulting in a radar presentation which displays only targets which are in motion.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (02.01.21)

"Here at the 104th Fighter Wing, the health and safety of our community and our Barnestormers is our top priority."We understand what the Air Show means to the 104th and the surrounding communities; making the decision to cancel this community event was difficult but necessary. Thank you for your unwavering support of the 104th Fighter Wing. We look forward to the next opportunity that we can safely host another Air Show and Open House here." Source: Maj. Stephen ‘Steagle’ Mindek, Project Officer for the scheduled 2021 Air Show, describing the issues inherent inthe cancellation of their much-anticipated 2021 airshow.

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Classic Aero-TV: AirVenture Airshow - Airshow Beauty in Slow Motion

From 2019: The Displays Never Fail To Amaze The AirVenture Audience

The world’s best aerobatic, military, and warbird pilots make Oshkosh a priority for their air show performance schedule because they have the opportunity to strut their stuff in front of their peers in the community, as well as perhaps the most aviation-savvy audience on the planet. AirVenture’s daily air shows feature a vast variety in today’s world of flight - precision aerobatics, the latest innovations, rare and unique flying examples, and history coming alive through warbird and vintage showcases.

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