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September 18, 2021

All-Electric Aircraft By Rolls-Royce’s Completes Maiden Flight In UK

Spirit Of Innovation Begins Flight Testing Phase

Rolls-Royce’s first all-electric aircraft, the “Spirit of Innovation”, has completed its maiden flight, which took place in the UK for about 15 minutes. The beginning of the flight testing phase includes a collection of performance data on its electrical power and propulsion system. In time, the goal of the aircraft speed is to exceed 300 miles per hour. The current speed record stands at 210 miles per hour. 50% of funding has come from the Aerospace Technology Institute in partnership with the U.K. government’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and Innovate U.K.

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First Experimental Flight Test Of eStarling Demonstrator Complete

Dr. Seyed M. Mohseni, Founder and CEO of Samad Aerospace First To Fly

Samad Aerospace, based in the UK, has completed the first test flight of its fully electric Starling aircraft successfully. The Starling aircraft will offer human air transportation to remote locations. It can transport either one passenger or 220lbs of payload at a speed of 120 miles per hour and range of 136 miles. The test flight focused on flight control systems and handling quality of the aircraft during the hover. Dr. Seyed Mohseni, CEO of SAMAD Aerospace, commented: “It was fantastic to be the first person to fly our beautiful Starling aircraft. The experimental test flight went to plan and was the next step to make Starling aircraft a reality. The fully electr

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Earhart's Crash Site And Debris Field Conceivably Found in a 1938 Photograph

Michael Ashmore Continues Investigation

New information has been unearthed concerning the mystery surrounding Amelia Earhart’s crash site, thanks to analyzing a 1938 photograph. Michael Ashmore, of, released this statement describing the photograph in question during the second week of September: “The body of this December 1938 photograph shows possible remains of an impact scar, starting at the beach and running approximately 20-40 yards into the vegetation. Suggesting Amelia's angle of approach during ditching and ultimately leads the way to a debris field of previously unseen wreckage within the photo. The debris is seen as shapes piled up in a heap and being semi camouflaged under a canopy of trees and shrubs.

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Breeze Confirms Larger Order With Airbus

The New Airline’s First Ever Flight Will Be In The A220

Breeze Airways reveals that it has reached a purchase agreement with Airbus for 20 more of the Airbus A220-300. This brings the total number of the aircraft to 80, which are expected to be delivered by the end of the year. Airbus plans to deliver one aircraft per month to Breeze over the next six-and-a-half years, and the airline plans to begin flying with the new aircraft mid 2022. Breeze plans to provide nonstop service between underserved routes across the U.S. at affordable fares. The airline started its operations in May 2021. This first A220 is the first new aircraft that will be operated by the airline.

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EAA’s 2021 Young Eagles Volunteer Awards

Five Volunteers Are Honored At The Annual Ceremony

Each year at AirVenture in Oshkosh, EAA presents awards to Young Eagles volunteers who have gone above and beyond in their support for the program and those who have made exceptional efforts to introduce young people to the world of aviation. EAA reflects on its Young Eagles volunteer award ceremony at a luncheon and workshop on Tuesday, July 27, 2021. The ceremony honors those who have gone above and beyond in their support of the program and have made an admirable effort to introduce young people to aviation.

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Classic Aero-TV: New Extra NG Aerobat - Walter Extra Raises The Aerobatic Bar

From 2019: The Extra NG Is 'A Whole New Dimension Of Aerobatic Aircraft

Extra Aircraft unveiled its next generation of aerobatic aircraft during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. The company says the Extra NG is "a whole new dimension of aerobatic aircraft", featuring an all-carbon rigid base frame - a first in aerobatic aviation history. The airplane truly represents a "quantum leap forward" by offering its owner not just a stunningly beautiful silhouette, but also an ergonomically advanced cockpit. It is designed for maximum pilot comfort and equipped with state-of-the-art avionics. Improved aerodynamics permit the highest degree of maneuverability and precise

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GAMA Supports US Admin’s Initiatives Promoting Sustainable Aviation Fuel

A White House Briefing Lays Out Goals For The Future

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association shows their support of the Biden Administration’s steps to expand the development, use and production of sustainable aviation fuels. A Fact Sheet, released by the Biden Administration, shared its planned actions to reinforce the future of sustainable fuels in aviation. The briefing states that goals include producing three billion gallons of sustainable fuel, reducing aviation emissions 20% by 2030, and growing good-paying, union jobs.

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Wingcopter Drones Fly Blood Samples in Germany

Drones Complete 16 Mile Flight, Ready To Serve In Rural Areas

Greifswald University Hospital, German air ambulance service DRF Luftrettung and Wingcopter recently partnered to transport blood samples sixteen miles in the Northeast German federal state of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania. The flights were carried out by Greifswald University Medical Center in cooperation with DRF Luftrettung and Wingcopter as part of the MV|LIFE|DRONE Challenge project of the hospital's Department of Anesthesiology. The Wingcopter completed the 16-kilometer route in an average of 18 minutes, nearly twice as fast as ground-based transport.

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NTSB Prelim: Cessna A185F

As The Tailwheel Touched Down, The Airplane Veered To The Right

On September 8, 2021, about 1130 Pacific daylight time, a Cessna A185F, N185BB, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Arlington, Washington. The flight instructor, pilot rated student and passenger were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional. The flight instructor of a tailwheel airplane reported that, after the pilot rated student performed several landings, he assumed control of the airplane to demonstrate a wheel landing. During the landing roll to runway 16, as the tailwheel touched down, the airplane veered to the right. While attempting to correct with brake and rudder, the airplane exit

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.18.21)

Aero Linx: European Network of Civil Aviation Safety Investigation Authorities Welcome to the ENCASIA website, designed to provide you with information on the European Network of Civil Aviation Safety Investigation Authorities (ENCASIA) and our role. ENCASIA was established in January 2011 thanks to the entry into force of Regulation (EU) No 996/2010 of 20 October 2010 on the investigation and prevention of accidents and incidents in civil aviation.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.18.21): VFR Not Recommended

VFR Not Recommended An advisory provided by a flight service station to a pilot during a preflight or inflight weather briefing that flight under visual flight rules is not recommended. To be given when the current and/or forecast weather conditions are at or below VFR minimums. It does not abrogate the pilot’s authority to make his/her own decision.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.18.21)

“The first flight of the ‘Spirit of Innovation’ is a great achievement for the ACCEL team and Rolls-Royce. We are focused on producing the technology breakthroughs society needs to decarbonise transport across air, land and sea, and capture the economic opportunity of the transition to net zero. This is not only about breaking a world record; the advanced battery and propulsion technology developed for this programme has exciting applications for the Urban Air Mobility market and can help make ‘jet zero’ a reality.” Source: Warren East, CEO, Rolls-Royce, celebrating the first flight of their new electric aircraft prototype.

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