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May 15, 2023

Airborne 05.15.23: New OSH Procedures, $5B Embraer Deal, Midnight eVTOL

 Also: HR 1818, USHST Webinar, SWA Strike Vote, USAF Brass Fired

The EAA has announced a few FAA-approved changes in the AirVenture Oshkosh 2023 arrival & departure procedures. The most noticeable changes will include a change in the ultralight pattern at Wittman Regional Airport, revised guidance for parking areas in the North and South 40, Elimination of the "Fond du Lac" diversion procedure, and some slight changes to air show schedules. One can only imagine the hi-fives around Embraer when word came in that the company has sold $5 billion in Praetor 500s to longtime customer NetJets Aviation. The sale will provide 250 of the aircraft, which will join the NetJets fleet of similar Embraer models like the midsize Praeto

EAA AirVenture 2023 to Feature Expanded Youth Activities

The Hope of the Future

A new Youth Welcome Center is the latest addition to an expanding list of activities by which young people stand to be contemporaneously educated and entertained at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2023. The 70th iteration of the Experimental Aircraft Association’s famed fly-in convention—the largest of its kind in the wide world—will span the week of 24 through 30 July at Oshkosh, Wisconsin’s Wittman Regional Airport (OSH).

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Archer Preps for First Flight Test of “Midnight” eVTOL

Test Aircraft Shipped, Assembled, and Prepped for Battery of Ground Testing Leading to 1st Flight 

Archer has been hard at work prepping for their first full flight test, readying their eVTOL, the Midnight, for a full demo of its capabilities. The aircraft has garnered notice from a number of prospective clients, from fledgling carriers to the Department of Defense as they eye the quiet capability of an all-electric, 4-passenger VTOL aircraft. The firm announced that it completed shipment of a disassembled aircraft, sending it from its Palo Alto, California facility to its test range in Salinas, California. 

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Honeywell Vets Anthem Integrated Flight-Deck

Milestone Avionics Suite Completes First Flight

Honeywell Aerospace, the storied aero-engine and avionics marque, announced that its Pilatus PC-12 test aircraft had successfully completed the first test flight of the company’s Anthem integrated flight deck. Although Honeywell Anthem has been in flight test for more than a year and has accumulated upwards of 120 hours of flight time, the 12 May flight was the first wholly managed by the next-generation avionics suite.

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Airborne 05.05.23: Perlan Project II, Whitaker For FAA Admin?, U-2s Retiring?

Also: New COPA Boss, FAA Sued Over SpaceX Starship, ZeroAvia, 2nd Axiom Mission Delayed

Airbus’s Perlan Mission II sets out to make important discoveries germane to high-altitude flight, atmospheric phenomena, and alleged climate change. The historic endeavor instantiates the culmination of decades of research conducted by a tireless international team of aviators and scientists who’ve selflessly volunteered their time and expertise for the nonprofit Perlan Project. The Biden administration is eyeing Mike Whitaker, a former Obama-era Federal Aviation Administration official, to supersede Phil Washington as its nominee for the FAA Administrator pos

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United Airline Picket Draws Record Turnout

Hold Fast

For purpose of demonstrating resolve and solidarity before an antithetical managerial body demonstrably averse to modernizing their antiquated labor contract, some three-thousand United Airlines pilots—joined by ALPA president Captain Jason Ambrosi, fellow ALPA pilots, and union supporters—stood shoulder-to-shoulder throughout the duration of a 12 May coast-to-coast picketing campaign.

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FlightSafety Tapped for Engineering Simulator, Curriculum for Lilium Jet

Full Flight Deck Sim to Function as Certification, Development Test Bed for Lilium Staff

Lilium has partnered with FlightSafety International to provide training on its upcoming eVTOL jet, selecting the enterprise as the sole developer and provider for such services. FlightSafety will one day offer "industry-leading, immersive, and mixed reality simulators for training", with an early flight simulator representative of the Lilium Jet's cockpit for use in development. The engineering-oriented simulator, or e-Sim, will be integrated into Lilium’s ground-based aircraft systems integration laboratory and used to assist in testing and certification of the Jet. 

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Merlin Labs Autonomous Flight System Clears Milestone Hurdle

Slouching Towards Wellington …

On 15 May 2023, Merlin Labs announced that the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) of New Zealand had concluded its review of the company’s first Stage Of Involvement (SOI-1) and approved a Plan for Software Aspects of Certification (PSAC). The approvals occasion significant advancements along the Merlin Pilot system’s path to validation and certification.

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Classic Aero-TV: Surviving 08-08-08 -- Aerosonic Overcomes Adversity

From 2009 (YouTube Version): Just When You Think All Is Lost, You Can Find The Strength And Friends To Survive

August 8th, 2008 should have been the end of Aerosonic Corporation. Instead, it was a new beginning... albeit one fraught with despair, pain and (nearly) a loss of hope. Yes, it could have been the end... but, instead, it was an opportunity for a rugged company and the industry it was such a pivotal part of, to show what they, and the rest of the aviation community, was made of. And what was that? Stern stuff... amazing stuff... survivor stuff.

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NTSB Prelim: Pool Cessna 172

Pilot’s Family Notified Local Authorities That The Flight Was Overdue

On May 6, 2023, about 1000 mountain daylight time, a Pool-Cessna airplane, N15188, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Victor, Colorado. The pilot and 3 passengers were fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. According to the airport manager, the flight departed the Fremont County Airport (1V6), Canon City, Colorado, about 0920, with an intended destination of Centennial Airport (APA), Centennial, Colorado.

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EAA International Young Eagles Day Nears

The Restless Dreams of Youth

Dreams will take flight for young people during the 30th annual International Young Eagles Day to be observed Saturday, 10 June 2023. The yearly event is undertaken to encourage all EAA members and chapters to participate in the Young Eagles program, thereby passing the challenges and rewards of aviation on to a new generation. In EAA parlance, Young Eagles are children, ages 8 to 17, who are taken aloft in the personal aircraft of EAA members that they may experience the joys and wonders of flight—often for the first time in their young lives.  

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.15.23)

Aero Linx: Pilot Dog

Please read our flight stories, watch the videos, and enjoy the pictures. Every flight we make is special and every dog is a joy to know. Over here in the hangar at we get requests from non-profit 501(2)(3) dog rescues to assist them with flights of dogs for medical care or relocation from kill shelters. Sometimes we even get to fly rescued dogs to their new forever homes. Those flights are extra special because we get to see the utter joy on the faces of the new adoptive family.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.15.23): Terminal Radar Service Area

Terminal Radar Service Area

Airspace surrounding designated airports wherein ATC provides radar vectoring, sequencing, and separation on a full-time basis for all IFR and participating VFR aircraft. The AIM contains an explanation of TRSA. TRSAs are depicted on VFR aeronautical charts. Pilot participation is urged but is not mandatory.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (05.15.23)

“Today’s nationwide picket was a resounding success. This is not just about pilots; it is about the future of United Airlines. We believe that United has the potential to be the biggest and best world-class airline, and we are committed to helping the company achieve its goals.” Source: United Airlines ALPA Master Executive Council (MEC) chair Captain Garth Thompson, commenting on the recent pilot labor action. 

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