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February 06, 2023

Airborne 02.06.23: Dick Rutan's Long-EZ, Aspen Upgrade, 5 B-24s Located

Also: Online Unleaded Avgas STC, General Atomics CEO, Sporty's 'IFR Month', Overture Production
 
One of Dick Rutan's babies made its way to be immortalized in the Experimental Aircraft Association Museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Rutan's aircraft, a Long EZ, joins his longtime friend Mike Melvill's own record-setting Long EZ in the museum's collection. The aircraft were built simultaneously at the Mojave airport by both men before embarking on their maiden voyages together. Aspen Avionics obtained approval from the FAA for new software enabling integration of a handful of autopilots with their EFD1000 Pro MAX Primary Flight Display (PFD). The approval covers the GFC600 digital autopilot, improving single-pilot operation with streamlined control flows and PFD

Rutan's Long EZ Donated to Oshkosh Museum

Dick Rutan and Mike Mellvill Donate Pieces of Aviation History

One of Dick Rutan's babies made its way to be immortalized in the Experimental Aircraft Association Museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Rutan's aircraft, a Long EZ, joins his longtime friend Mike Melvill's own record-setting Long EZ in the museum's collection. The aircraft were built simultaneously at the Mojave airport by both men before embarking on their maiden voyages together. Rutan felt it was only appropriate to bring the old friends back together.

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NASA Sending Falcon Heavy to Psyche

NASA Unveils Schedule for Rocket Launch to Assess Voyaging Asteroid

NASA's rocket launch schedule for a journey to the asteroid Psyche has been unveiled, finally ending a 1 year delay. The launch will take off from the Kennedy Space Center on October 1st, 2023. The Psyche mission will survey the metal-rich asteroid as it orbits the Sun in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Psyche, were it to be mined, would be worth an estimated 10 quintillion dollars, its 220-km circumference accounting for 1% of the asteroid belt's mass altogether.

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Unleaded Avgas STC Available via Online Shop

GAMI Streamlines Purchasing Process for G100UL 

General Aviation Modifications, Inc (GAMI) has announced the formation of its online G100UL STC shop, allowing operators a streamlined, simple way to take advantage of their new unleaded avgas. The wide-ranging STC received last year covers all gasoline powered aircraft and engines within the FAA’s type certificate database are approved to use G100UL. GAMI points out that their G100UL product is "the first and only FAA-certified, totally lead free, high octane avgas".

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Boeing Bolsters 737 Max Production

Production Race Kicks Off Between A321neo and 737 MAX as Airbus, Boeing Ramp Up Capacity

Boeing is ramping up additional throughput of new 737 MAX aircraft, notifying employees that a new production line in Everett, Washington in on the way. The new line will make 4 in all, capitalizing on the long backlog and strong demand for the manufacturer's most popular product. Along with the new production line, the company is reactivating its 3rd line in Renton, which has been dormant Since December 2019 at the start of its MCAS debacle.

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Sonex to Host Webinar Addressing Inaugural High-Wing Model

Aerobatic Sonex Aircraft High Wing to Debut at EAA AirVenture 2023

Sonex Aircraft, LLC, the American manufacturer of popular, lightweight, metal, low-wing, two-seat, homebuilt aircraft the likes of the Sonex, Waiex B, and Xenos, announced in August 2021 that it would produce its first high-wing aircraft. Prosaically dubbed the Sonex Aircraft High Wing, the machine was designed to appeal to the high-wing enthusiast by offering expanded utility and ease of pilot access in a nimble, stylish package.

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ARC Aerosystems Shows Off 9-Passenger Linx P9

Slowed Rotor, Fixed Wing, Twin Turboprop Design Unveiled at Dublin Show

ARC Aerosystems has unveiled its first passenger aircraft using their famed "slowed rotor" technology, the ARC Linx P9. The aircraft was shown for the first time at an Airfinance Journal event in Dublin, Ireland, impressing attendees with an eye-catching black and green livery and sleek but capacious design. The Linx is meant to be a cost-effective, sustainable solution to intercity point to point travel, offering the flexibility of helicopter operation with the efficiency of a fixed-wing aircraft.

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Ampaire Signs Letter of Intent for Brazilian Eco Caravan Conversion

Foothold Into South America Could Bolster Efforts to Legitimize Hybrid C-208

Ampaire has received a letter of intent to upgrade up to 6 of Conecta’s Grand Caravans to Ampaire Eco Caravans. Ampaire's Eco Caravan is based around their AMP-H570 hybrid-electric powertrain and battery pack. Conecta is Brazil's largest airline by passenger volume, despite operating as a regional under Azul Airlines. The switch to an Eco Caravan could be the spark Ampaire is looking for to unlock the wider South American market, and it comes at the right time to build hype in their conversions.

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Five B-24 Liberators Located in Adriatic Sea

What Lies Beneath

Researchers from the University of Delaware and the U.S. military have discovered no fewer than five B-24 Liberator bombers in the Adriatic Sea. The aircraft were lost while returning from bombing missions over Italy, plunging into the Adriatic’s relatively warm depths after sustaining damage from Axis fighters and anti-aircraft installations. The lost bombers are linked to at least 23 Allied aviators declared missing in action during the Second World War.

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Classic Aero-TV: 4K In A Tiny Airframe - The Wingsland S6 Folding Drone

From 2017 (YouTube Version): A 4K Camera and Add-On Modules Make This an Ideal Recreational Drone…

While at the Consumer Electronics Show held in Las Vegas in January 2017, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell stopped to look at a little drone that was design for recreational use. It is compact, has a great 4K camera, and even has add-on modules aimed at the recreational operator. It’s called the S6 Mini Drone and is produced by Wingsland. Sales associate, Taylor Reina, gave Jim some of the background information. It folds down to about the size of an iPhone 6 and is intended to be an ideal drone for backpacking and portable use.

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NTSB Prelim: Cirrus SR20

Airplane Made A 360° Left Turn And Began A Rapid Descent

On January 24, 2023, about 1539 eastern standard time, a Cirrus SR20 airplane, N99EC, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Indianapolis, Indiana. The pilot sustained fatal injuries. The airplane was being operated as a Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. According to automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast data (ADS-B), the airplane departed the Indianapolis Executive Airport, Indianapolis, Indiana, about 1526.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.06.23)

Aero Linx: Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association At CHAA our mission is to Acquire, Preserve, Restore, Maintain, Display and Demonstrate the Harvard and other training aircraft associated with the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan and the Royal Canadian Air Force.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.06.23): Abbreviated IFR Flight Plans

Abbreviated IFR Flight Plans An authorization by ATC requiring pilots to submit only that information needed for the purpose of ATC. It includes only a small portion of the usual IFR flight plan information. In certain instances, this may be only aircraft identification, location, and pilot request. Other information may be requested if needed by ATC for separation/control purposes. It is frequently used by aircraft which are airborne and desire an instrument approach or by aircraft which are on the ground and desire a climb to VFR-on-top.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.06.23): Aerodrome

Aerodrome A defined area on land or water (including any buildings, installations and equipment) intended to be used either wholly or in part for the arrival, departure, and movement of aircraft.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (02.06.23)

“Since both planes, Mike’s and my Long EZ ‘Ole Blue’ were both built together and flown together, it’s only fitting that Ole Blue join Mike’s EZ for enshrinement in the EAA Museum at OSH. We are in the process of making that happen.” Source: Dick Rutan, describing how Rutan's aircraft, a Long EZ, joins his longtime friend Mike Melvill's own record-setting Long EZ in the museum's collection.

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