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May 05, 2022

American Airlines Pilots Hitting The Presses!

American Airlines’ 14,000 Pilots “Call Out” Their Company On Social Media And Newspapers

The Allied Pilots Association (APA), on behalf of American Airlines’ 14,000 pilots published an open letter to their new CEO Robert Isom, who inherited that perch in March 2022.The APA seeks to bring attention to the “chronic underperformance” plaguing the airline in the form of delays, cancellations, and lost baggage. A sore point of contention is that weather affects everyone [scheduled], but why does AA take so long to recover? This latter point is referenced in conjunction with the need for AA to hire more competent pilots, and beef up the current compensation package.

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Stratolaunch Carrier Aircraft Completes Fifth Flight with New Pylon

The Aircraft Flew For 4 Hours And 58 Minutes Over The Mojave Desert

Stratolaunch announces the successful completion of its fifth flight test of Roc, the world’s largest flying aircraft. The aircraft flew for 4 hours and 58 minutes over the Mojave Desert and reached an altitude of 22,500 feet. The fifth flight debuted a new pylon on the aircraft’s center wing that will be used to carry and release Talon-A hypersonic vehicles. The hardware is comprised of a mini-wing and adapter that is constructed with aluminum and carbon fiber skins.

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Airborne 04.27.22: Red Bull Failure, G109B Able, EAA Honors Corsair Flyer

Also: JetBlue Pilots Vote No, AUVSI Revamps Branding, Honeywell Tests Solution, FAA Downgrades Russia

Sunday's mid-air aircraft trade was partially successful over the weekend--but mostly an aviation embarrassment. Still; Luke Aikins and Andy Farrington say it's just a bump in the road on the way to success. The two Red Bull teammates had designed the first-of-its-kind stunt in which would see them put a pair of modified Cessna 182s into a dive at 14,000 feet, disembark, and enter each others' aircraft. Unfortunately, the stunt was not able to be performed successfully in its entirety, with only Aikins making his transition. Germany Will see the first

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Aero-TV At SnF 2022: Flight Design’s New F2

Flight Design’s F2 CS23 Passes EASA Certification Now Awaiting FAA Approval

Speaking with Tom Peghiny, President of Flight Design USA about the Flight Design F2 currently working its way through FAA certification. The F2 CS23 was awarded a type certificate by the European Aviation Safety Administration in December 2021, and an application was made with EASA to submit that data package to the FAA for a process that’s called “validation” where they review the data package and decide what will be required for full Part 23 (Level 1) certification in the United States.

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Airborne-Flight Training 04.28.22: MS FlightSim-Reno!, FAA Drone Symposium, G109

Also: Wings for Val, AK Airlines Pilot Strike, JetBlue Pilots Vote No Confidence, TARC 2022!

Reno Air Races recently announced that as of March 2022, the Xbox Cloud Gaming system (xCloud) now supports the Reno Air Races as an expansion pack (for an additional fee) through the Microsoft Flight Simulator (MFS) marketplace. Microsoft had announced the arrival of the Reno Air Races expansion pack on 18 November 2021, adding that MFS runs on Xbox One and other ‘supported devices’ such as mobile phones, tablets, and lower-spec PC’s. The FAA is holding the 2022 FAA Drone Symposium in Orlando, Florida, bringing together the industry to cover

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New Horizons For Former DOT Secretary Norman Mineta

The Sun Has Set For Norman Mineta, A Trailblazer In the Private And Public Sector

Norman Yoshio Mineta, former secretary of the Department of Transportation from 2001-2006 and a host of other high-profile posts, flies to New Horizons at age 90. He was the first Asian American to hold the office of U.S. Cabinet secretary and other high-profile positions in the U.S. government. Mr. Mineta was highly respected for his ability to easily navigate the maze of political policies and applying that expertise to the U.S. transportation infrastructure (road, rail, and air).

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Balloon Festival 6-8 May 2022 In Lakeland, FL

Balloon Festival 6-8 May 2022 At Sun n Fun Site In Lakeland, FL

Hot on the heels of Sun n Fun (SnF) 2022 with a bit of déjà vu we are compelled to inform you that there is a Balloon Festival weekend scheduled to take place from 6th-8th May 2022, at Lakeland Linder International Airport. Yes, its in the same place where SnF2022 was held just a few weeks earlier. So maybe you didn’t need to give up that tent/rental, or move your RV!  You could probably have just rolled right into this Balloon Festival. 

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Flight Schedule Pro Acquires Coradine Aviation Systems

LogTen Pilot Log Is Used By Over 80,000 Pilots Worldwide

Flight Schedule Pro has acquired Coradine, the developer of LogTen, an electronic pilot logbook platform. “We’re excited to welcome the Coradine team and product to our growing flight training technology platform,” said Jasen Barnes, Co-Founder and CEO of Flight Schedule Pro. “Together, we now support the largest global network of flight schools, professional pilots, and students in flight training. We’re in a unique and exciting position to service the growing need for pilots internationally.”

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Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans Receives First MH-60 Jayhawk Helicopter

“The MH-60 Brings More Capability Than The MH-65 With Respect To The Payload, Endurance And Range...” Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans has received its first of three MH-60 Jayhawk helicopters this week. The arrival included an overflight of downtown New Orleans by Cmdr. Keith Blair, Air Station New Orleans commanding officer. The next two MH-60s are scheduled to arrive by the end of July. The station's current fleet of MH-65s will be transferred to other units throughout the Coast Guard.

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New KBOS GPS 4L Approach Cleared (Finally)

FAA Finds No Significant Environmental Impact for BOS Runway 4-Left GPS-Approaches

The need for additional approach access to the ever-busy and often contentious Boston area has been eased somewhat... for now. This was an important step, as noted in the massive doc... "The Proposed Action is needed because currently there is no IAP of any kind available for approaches to Runway 4L. As such, aircraft arriving to Runway 4L lack vertical and lateral guidance during the approach phase of flight."

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Klyde Morris (05.02.22)

Klyde Tries To Digest Some New Realities

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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NTSB Prelim: Cessna 337

The Airplane’s Left Wing Struck A Fence Before The Airplane Struck The Ground

On April 20, 2022, at 1226 Pacific daylight time, a Cessna 337, N143JB, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Sylmar, California. The pilot was fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. After takeoff, tower personnel instructed the pilot to change radio frequency. The pilot replied that his landing gear had not fully retracted and requested to stay over the airport.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.05.22)

Aero Linx: Chicago Executive Pilots Association The Palwaukee Airport Pilots Association (PAPA) was formed in 1987 as a forum for the users of PWK. To acknowledge the airport’s new name, we became Chicago Executive Pilots Association. Our mission was and continues to be to promote the safety of operations and continued development of Chicago Executive Airport (formerly known as Palwaukee) in a fraternal environment with the pilots, users, and the community.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.05.22): Final Approach Point

Final Approach Point The point, applicable only to a nonprecision approach with no depicted FAF (such as an on airport VOR), where the aircraft is established inbound on the final approach course from the procedure turn and where the final approach descent may be commenced. The FAP serves as the FAF and identifies the beginning of the final approach segment.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (05.05.22)

"The Proposed Action is needed because currently there is no IAP of any kind available for approaches to Runway 4L. As such, aircraft arriving to Runway 4L lack vertical and lateral guidance during the approach phase of flight." Source: From the FAA, explaining the need for additional approach procedures for KBOS Runway 4L.

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