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February 12, 2023

FAA Urges Laser Manufacturers to Adopt Warning Labels

Propping Up the Falling Bar

To combat the growing threat of endemic stupidity, Acting FAA Administrator Billy Nolen has written a letter requesting laser manufacturers add warning labels to their packaging for purpose of alerting especially dim consumers of the safety risks inherent, and the federal laws applicable to laser devices.

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Sheltair-Avfuel Accepting Scholarship Applications

Six $5,000 Scholarships to be Awarded

Sheltair Aviation, family-owned operator of 15 award-winning FBOs and a portfolio of over 4.5 million-square-feet of aviation-related properties across the U.S. has partnered with Avfuel Corporation, a leading global supplier of aviation fuel and services, to offer and announce the availability of the 2023 Future Takes Flight Scholarships. Subject scholarship, now in its second year, will provide $30,000 in educational funds by way of six, discrete $5,000 scholarships to be awarded to aerospace professionals across three categories.

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L3Harris Wins ANA Pilot Training Contract

Deal Ensures Standardization Across All ANA Group Carriers

L3Harris Technologies, the American technology company, defense contractor, and information technology services provider, announced in February 2023 that it had been selected by All Nippon Airways Co. Ltd. (ANA)—to facilitate the air-carrier’s pilot-training needs.

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Women in Aviation Int'l Receives $100K Grant from William Penn Foundation

Funds Go to Support the Cause via Educational Programs, Scholarships

Women in Aviation International (WAI) received a $100,000 grant from the William Penn Foundation Special Gifts Program, earmarked to support the group's aim of augmenting the percentage of female aviators. “With COVID's profound effect on the aviation industry, we need more women to pursue aviation careers to meet the current and growing workforce challenges,” says WAI CEO Allison McKay.

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FAA Publishes Standard Curriculum for Gulfstream GV

New Training Standards Mark First for Part 135 Industry, with More to Come

The Federal Aviation Administration has published a first for an aircraft-specific training curriculum, releasing a standardized syllabus for the Gulfstream GV. The change marks a jump forward for training standards among Part 135 operators, providing concrete standards that help to provide a trustworthy base of knowledge for a popular business jet.

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Klyde Morris (02.10.23)

Klyde Tires Of The Instant Experts... They're EVERYWHERE


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General Atomics CEO Comments on Deliveries to Ukraine

Blue Reports Zero Costs to US Taxpayers for Offers to Arm, Train UAF with MQ-9, MQ-1

General Atomics Chief Executive Officer Linden Blue commented on the current zeitgeist that exists between the company and the war in Ukraine, touching on everything from lessons learned to costs to American taxpayers. His comments come as the world approaches the 1-year anniversary since the fighting began, a fight that many around the world have watched with interest as the real-world combat stretches the boundaries of warfighting technology.

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Classic Aero-TV: The Electrifying E-Fest 2015 - World’s Greatest Indoor Fly-In?

From 2015 (YouTube Version): E-Fest: The Greatest Indoor Airshow We've EVER Seen!

While at E-Fest 2015, it’s obvious that ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, had a great time, and he talked with E-Fest committee member Frank Noll to get some background on this great event. Noll explained that E-Fest is an annual indoor electric R/C Festival that brings together about 250 pilots every February to fly, and to advance their sport. The event takes place at t

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ZeroAvia Signs Agreement with Rotterdam Airport for Hydrogen Flight

Partnership will Open Pathway to Hypothetical Hydrogen Demo Flights to EU Destinations in 2024

ZeroAvia has announced a new agreement with Rotterdam The Hague Innovation Airport, an organization dedicated to bolstering the advancement and progression of next-gen sustainability in the Dutch airport. The partnership will pave the way for the eventual start of hydrogen-powered demonstration flights from Rotterdam to locales throughout Europe, expected to start by the end of 2024.

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Pyka Unveils High-Wing, Tricycle Gear Cargo UAV

200-Mile Range, 400-Pound Payload, and 66 Cubic-Foot Interior Provide Effective Rural Courier

Pyka, unveiled the latest addition to its lineup of purpose-built industrial aircraft: the Pelican Cargo. The aircraft is a first in the Pyka roster, boasting "unprecedented payload", and a range of up to 200 miles. With its nose-loaded cargo system and sliding cargo tray, the Pelican can haul 400 pounds in 66 cubic feet of volume with minimal ground infrastructure. The high wing and tricycle gear further enhance its small-airport qualifications, with 4 electric motors distributed fore and aft.

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Skyborne Hunting for Ground School Instructors

Vero Beach, Florida Flight Academy Hungry for Expansion

Skyborne has opened applications for up to 5 full-time Ground School Instructors at their Vero Beach, Florida campus. The school's expansion in recent years has stretched capacity to the limit, leaving some prime opportunities for Florida-bound aviators to carve a niche for themselves in the sunny Skyborne campus. 

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NTSB Prelim: Aero Commander 500

Pilot Subsequently Removed The Airplane’S Fuel Cap, Noticed Fuel In The Filler Neck And Assumed The Fuel Tanks Were Full

On January 28, 2023, at 1751 central standard time, an Aero Commander 500B, N107DF, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Sylacauga, Alabama. The pilot was seriously injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 positioning flight. According to the pilot, he flew a different airplane to the Tampa Executive Airport (VDF), Tampa, Florida, and intended to reposition the accident airplane, which was due for a 100-hour inspection, to Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM), Birmingham, Alabama, for maintenance.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.12.23)

Aero Linx: The Alaska Airmen's Association The Alaska Airmen's Association includes over 2,000 members—we are one of the largest General Aviation communities in the country. We strive to promote aviation, enhance safety and support initiatives that benefit pilots and grow the aviation community. Whether you're a veteran pilot or you've discovered a passion for aviation, the Alaska Airmen's Association is proud to welcome new members who share the wonders of flight in the Last Frontier!

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.12.23): Multicom

Multicom A mobile service not open to public correspondence used to provide communications essential to conduct the activities being performed by or directed from private aircraft.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (02.12.23)

“With COVID's profound effect on the aviation industry, we need more women to pursue aviation careers to meet the current and growing workforce challenges.” Source: WAI CEO Allison McKay, in comments made as Women in Aviation International (WAI) received a $100,000 grant from the William Penn Foundation Special Gifts Program, earmarked to support the group's aim of augmenting the percentage of female aviators.

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