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August 06, 2023

Bombardier Q2 2023 Profits Rise Significantly

Year-Over-Year Revenue Growth Continues

Bombardier, the Canadian company that set out to build snowmobiles in 1934 and today presides over a $25-billion Aerospace empire, made public its Q2 2023 earnings on 03 August. The news was good.

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Iowa to Host Cessna 120-140 Association Annual Convention

A Past Worth Preserving

The International Cessna 120-140 Association is an all-volunteer group comprising approximately one-thousand aircraft owners, pilots, and aviation enthusiasts bound by a shared interest in restoring, maintaining, and flying Cessna model 120, 140 and 140A aircraft of 1946 to 1951 vintages. 2023’s International Cessna 120-140 Association Annual Convention will be held at Decorah, Iowa’s Decorah Municipal Airport (DEH), a city-owned public-use airport located two-nautical-miles southeast of the central business district of Decorah, a city of some eight-thousand inhabitants in northeastern Iowa’s Winneshiek County.

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NASA Crew-8 Mission Announced

Long-Duration ISS Tenants Selected for 2024 Launch

The 8th rotational mission to the ISS has been announced, with Commander Matthew Dominick, Pilot Michael Barratt, and Mission Specialist Jeanette Epps chosen to accompany cosmonaut Mission Specialist Alexander Grebenkin for the mission in "early 2024." The team will join Expedition 70 and 71 crew members aboard the station for a long stay, carrying out the usual chores and errands involved in keeping the ISS operational along with a wide-ranging set of operational and research activities.

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Embraer Opens 3rd Round of Scholarships for Women’s Tech Careers

Gama Academy to Provide 50 Students with 4-Month Technical Course

Embraer Social Tech Careers has opened registrations for its career-advancing technical courses in Brazil, electing to restrict all 50 slots to women in order to “generate opportunities and professional inclusion”. Accepted students will learn “how to work with data analysis and the Python programming language, which has applications in data science, artificial intelligence, and automation” throughout the 4-month-long training course.

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Skydio Sees First Ukraine Deliveries under USAID

Drones to Serve As Human Rights Survey Assistants

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced the delivery of 9 autonomous drones donated by Skydio to the Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine. The shipment was made up of Skydio 2+ drones, each boasting a 4K camera suite. USAID intends for the aircraft to be used to document war crimes throughout the Ukrainian front, assessing civilian infrastructure, damage, and human impacts wherever necessary. USAID says that 2 of its selected coalitions have documented "more than 40,000 incidents of Russia’s war crimes since February 24, 2022", both assisted by continued visits from USAID experts.

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Klyde Morris (07.28.23)

Klyde Opines... Mightily... And We Agree


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Bell H-1 Fleet Passes 500,000 Flight Hours

Bell's Combat Helo Family Continues the March Onwards

Bell's family of H-1 helicopters continues to rack up the hours, with the H-1 Viper and Venom passing the half-million flight hour mark across the worldwide fleet. The aircraft have continued to be a favorite among pilots and troops alike, thanks to a competent blend of performance, flying dynamics, and firepower. The H-1 family has even found fans overseas, helped along by the aircraft's compact, easily shipped frame and simple parts support. Despite the Viper's age, the basic design has continued to see updates to remain modern with a suite of power upgrades, electrical modifications, improved datalink capabilities, and weapons integration.

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Classic Aero-TV: ICAS Perspectives - Advice for New Air Show Performers

From 2009 (YouTube Version): Leading Air Show Performers Give Their Best Advice for Newcomers

On December 6th through December 9th, the Paris Las Vegas Hotel hosted over 1,500 air show professionals and enthusiasts to the 2009 International Council of Air Shows Convention. Started in 1967, the annual ICAS Convention provides professionals a community forum in which to network with industry leaders, plan upcoming air shows, and offer continued support to fellow performers and representatives. This year's convention saw a two percent increase in attendance over the 2008 convention despite the struggling economy; ICAS President John Cudahy expressed optimism goi

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SkyDrive Opts for Avidyne Avionics for Future eVTOL Aircraft

Quantum to Serve as Basis for Future SkyDrive Flight Deck

Japanese eVTOL manufacturer-to-be SkyDrive announced the selection of Avidyne’s Quantum system at the recently concluded AirVenture 2023, choosing the flexible suite to provide “customized, certified avionics” for its upcoming 3-seat electric aircraft. The company has continued to press onwards in recent months, tweaking and modifying their basic design while adding a little more capacity and performance wherever possible.

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UL-Powered Velocity6 V-Twin Pilot & Passenger Recovering from Injuries

August 1st Sandersville, GA Accident Under Investigation

Two people are expected to survive injuries resultant of a Tuesday, 01 August 2023 accident in which the first 6-place ULPower'ed Velocity V-Twin, registration N106VT, was substantially damaged subsequent after impact with marshy terrain in the vicinity of Sandersville, Georgia.

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NTSB Prelim: Piper PA-60-601P

Airplane Impacted A Fallow Cornfield About 11.8 Nautical Miles (NM) Southwest Of The Departure Airport

On July 6, 2023, about 1330 mountain daylight time (MDT), a Piper PA-60-601P airplane, N100PB, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Burlington, Colorado. The pilot was fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. A search of radar and automatic dependent surveillance–broadcast (ADS-B) data sources did not reveal any track data for the flight. There were no witnesses to the accident.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.06.23)

Aero Linx: National Aeronca Association NAA: We are dedicated to supporting the design and preserving the history of Aeronca aircraft. Founded by Jim Thompson and fostered by his leadership for nearly thirty years, we are now led by a Board of Directors. We meet in convention every two years at Hook Field (MWO) in Middletown, Ohio, the site of the Aeronca Corporation, where all of our post war planes were produced.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.06.23): Common Traffic Advisory Frequency (CTAF)

Common Traffic Advisory Frequency (CTAF) A frequency designed for the purpose of carrying out airport advisory practices while operating to or from an airport without an operating control tower. The CTAF may be a UNICOM, Multicom, FSS, or tower frequency and is identified in appropriate aeronautical publications.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (08.06.23)

“The future success of the general aviation community depends on stability for the FAA, so it can work with our community to plan in an orderly fashion. That’s why a completed reauthorization that includes GA is so important.  We welcome Chairman Graves and the GA leadership group to Oshkosh, where they can talk directly with those aviators who are directly affected the most by the actions of the FAA and the federal government.” Source: EAA Chairman and CEO Jack Pelton, discussing the state of GA during a General Aviation (GA) town hall discussion with executives from various GA organizations at the EAA’s AirVenture 2023 event in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

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