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February 01, 2021

Airborne 02.01.21: Tamarack Challenge, LACo FD PIlot Jobs, tailBeaconX TSOA

Also: EASA OKs 737 MAX, Airflow Demonstrator, AEA Scholarship, Advanced Assault Helicopter

Tamarack Aerospace has informed one and all that they are the winner of a January 26th “Fly-Off” between an unmodified CitationJet and an Active Winglet modified CitationJet. This event was designed to be a real-world comparison between the Active Winglet’s performance on a Cessna CitationJet against a conventional CJ1. Critics and fans are arguing over the specifics of the contest and what exactly may or may not have been proven as a result... though an advantage seems to be clearly shown by the Active Winglet system... the question being ... how much? The LA County Fire Department is looking for pilots for what they describe as an elite air fleet of Bell and Sikorsky he

If The FAA And Elon Make Up, There Could Be A Starship Launch Monday

Public Spat with FAA Reportedly Scrubbed At Least Two Test Launch Attempts

The aviation and aerospace world, after witnessing some amazing flying during the ALMOST successful; test flight of SpaceX Starship SN8 is waiting with bated breath for SN9 to do its thing... IF the FAA will let it. Sparring between SpaceX and the FAA has reportedly cancelled at least two launch attempts and Musk has been none too happy about it. "Unlike its aircraft division, which is fine, the FAA space division has a fundamentally broken regulatory structure. Their rules are meant for a handful of expendable launches per year from a few government facilities. Under those rules, humanity will never get to Mars," intoned Musk.

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