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January 02, 2022

'Seasoned' Jumpers Over 70 Set Florida Record

Parachutists Over Phorty Tackle State Bragging Rights 

A group of 25 members of Jumpers Over Seventy, a subset of the Parachutists Over Phorty Society, took on a JOS Florida State Record, taking on "Largest Formation Skydive" at Skydive DeLand. The organizers of the event, Roger Ponce de Leon and Larry Thomas, sought skydivers from across America, Canada and Italy to fly in a 32-way formation as they aimed for a world record. Unfortunately, Hurricane Ian stood in the way of such ambitions, interrupting schedules all around as the October jump date approached.

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Canada Issues Big Fine for Drone Operation

UAV Operators Beware: Canadian Nat’l Parks are Off-Limits

Rajwinder Singh pleaded guilty to the charge of operating an aircraft without a permit, netting himself a $10,000 CAD fine. His drone operation fell under section 2(3) of the Aircraft Access Regulations of the Canada National Parks Act, which ensures that all parks are ‘no drone zones’. The statute has been gaining more attention this year, particularly after an embarrassing run-in with a UAV in September that grounded firefighting operations for more than an hour.

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ANN Wishes Our Readers, Listeners And Viewers A VERY Happy New Year!

Yes... We Will Be On A Holiday Schedule For The Rest Of Week

As the Aero-News staff observes the celebration of the New Year (good riddance 2021!!!), we wanted to let our readers know that ANN will still be on the job, reporting breaking news in the aviation and aerospace fields as it happens -- in Real Time -- just like always. Aero-News will be publishing at a slightly reduced level on December 30th, 31st, and January 1st, as our staffers work off a possible hangover... or two. Basically, we're going to treat the four-day weekend as just that: a four-day weekend, meaning you'll still be able to find several new stories each day on our website.

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Kawasaki Jams H2R Superbike Motor In UAV Testbed

Gas-Powered UAV Test Bed Examines High-Speed Helicopter Design

Kawasaki has further refined its K-Racer X1 UAV prototype, taking its previously staid, run of the mill powerplant to the next level by cramming in the engine from their top of the line H2R superbike. Japan seems continually enamored by the concept of gas-powered VTOL aircraft, with the Xturismo "Hoverbike" similarly propelled by a wrapped-out bike engine while in hover. The 1,000 cc, supercharged, 310 horsepower heart is a fine, high-output machine while installed in its bike form, where the complete ensemble weighs just over 475 pounds. In the K-Racer, (or, in its uncompacted nomenclature, the Kawasaki Researching Autonomic Compound to Exceed Rotorcraft) the power is capabl

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Sunset... F-15C Eagle Weapons School Takes A Bow At Nellis AFB

The F-15C Eagle Entered The USAF Inventory In 1979

The United States Air Force is continuing to modernize its future fighter force, and part of that evolution includes the sunsetting of the F-15C Eagle division of the United States Air Force Weapons School Weapons Instructor Course. The single-seat F-15C Eagle entered the U.S. Air Force inventory in 1979, and weapons officers have been trained on the aircraft’s tactics at the Weapons School at Nellis Air Force Base since 1978. Those years of tradition came to an end Dec. 8, as the last cadre of students and instructors flew the final defensive counter air vulnerability for Weapons Instructor Course 21-B.

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Marine Air Wing Turns 80, Toasts to Success

2nd MAW Stands Ready, Reliable, and Safe, Says Commanding Officer

The 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing celebrated its 80th anniversary this year, closing out 2021 with a look back on the unit's many journeys and missions. The MAW is based out of MCAS Cherry Point, North Carolina, but can often be found anywhere in the world. The wing was officially born in 1941, and is now home to a full suite of Marine Corps fixed wing and rotary aircraft, including the stalwart AH-1Z Viper, the increasingly rare AV-8B Harrier, and its replacement, the F-35B Lightning II. 

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Next-Gen Reaper Drone Unveiled: The Mojave

UAV Includes Longer Range, Higher Payload, and STOL Capability

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems unveiled their newest UAV, and descended of their successful MQ-9 Reaper and MQ-1C Gray Eagle military aircraft. The Mojave is based on their foundations, but focused more on short takeoff and landing operations with heavier payloads. The enhanced 450 horsepower turboprop and improved lift devices address longstanding complaints of the limited payloads and forward-basing requirements. 

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Classic Aero-TV: Evolutionary Rotorcraft–Cicaré Helis Offer Versatile Airframes

From 2015: Long-Time Rotorcraft Manufacturer Looks To Build North American Presence

While at EAA AirVenture 2015, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, checked in on the world of kit-built helicopters by visiting with Raul Oreste, the Chief Commercial Officer for Cicare SA Helicopters. Cicare helicopters is located in Argentina but they are now setting up operations in the United States. Oreste tells us that their company now has four models of helicopters on the market. As he discusses each model, you’ll see each one being flown in the video. An unusual twist in their line of helicopters is a tandem seat version. We all know that helicopter

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NTSB Prelim: Beech K35

About Eight Minutes After Takeoff... The Engine Started To Run Rough And Lose Power

On December 11, 2021, about 1455 Pacific standard time, a Beech K35 airplane, N654HR, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Temecula, California. The pilot was not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 personal flight. The pilot reported that about eight minutes after takeoff, while at a cruise altitude about 3,000 ft mean sea level, the engine started to run rough and lose power. He was operating off the left fuel tank and therefore activated the fuel pump and switched to the right fuel tank but that did not resolve the issue. The engine continued to lose power until the pilot s

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AD: The Boeing Company Airplanes

AD 2021-25-09 Prompted By Reports Of Nuisance Stick Shaker Activation

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-200 and -200C series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of nuisance stick shaker activation while the airplane was accelerating to cruise speed at the top of a climb. Investigation revealed that the activation was caused when the angle of attack (AOA) (also known as angle of airflow) sensor vanes froze and malfunctioned due to insufficient heat in certain AOA sensors to prevent ice buildup. This AD requires inspecting the AOA sensors for certain part numbers or vane shapes, and replacing any affected AOA sensor with a new or serviceable sensor. The FAA is issuing this AD to ad

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AD: Airbus Helicopter

AD 2021-05-03 Requires Various Inspections Of The Left-Hand Side (LH) Engine Fuel Supply Hose

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Helicopters Model EC225LP helicopters. This AD requires various inspections of the left-hand side (LH) engine fuel supply (fuel supply) hose and depending on the inspection results, reinstalling the fuel supply hose or removing the fuel supply hose from service. Additionally, this AD requires installing an improved part and prohibits installing a certain part-numbered LH fuel supply hose on any helicopter unless it is installed by following certain procedures. This AD was prompted by a report of an incorrect installation of the LH fuel supply hose causing restricted fuel flow to the

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.02.22)

Aero Linx: The British Aerobatic Association Limited We were founded in 1974 to represent the interests of all those concerned with aerobatic flying in powered aircraft and in gliders, by promoting and organising all aspects of competition aerobatics in the UK, including progressive training, proper conduct and furtherance of the sport. The British Aerobatic Association Limited is a Company incorporated with its liability limited by guarantee and not having any share capital. We are recognised by The Royal Aero Club of the United Kingdom as the governing body of sport aerobatics.  

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.02.22): Aeronautical Beacon

Aeronautical Beacon A visual NAVAID displaying flashes of white and/or colored light to indicate the location of an airport, a heliport, a landmark, a certain point of a Federal airway in mountainous terrain, or an obstruction.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (01.02.22)

“I love the F-15C... We always brag about the record of 104-to-zero and that is predominately based on the fact that we have the air superiority fighter. I don’t want it to die, but we have to move on, because if we continue to rest on our laurels, it’s going to make the fight that much harder for us.” Source: Maj. Rodolfo Cruz is the director of operations for the 433rd Weapons Squadron and one of the last five WIC instructors for the F-15C, speaking as the United States Air Force sunsets the F-15C Eagle division of the United States Air Force Weapons School Weapons Instructor Course.

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