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February 14, 2022

Airborne 02.14.22: New SnF Boss!, More Icon Trouble, F1 Mirage Down

Also: Artex Non-Lithium ELT, Airbus Woes, Astra Failure, NAV Canada ADS-B Mandates
The Sun 'n Fun Aerospace Expo is naming current Lakeland Airport manager, Gene Conrad, to succeed John 'Lites' Leenhouts... who is going to be a TOUGH act to follow. Late last year, Leenhouts announced his intention to retire and the Exec Search got underway in earnest... but while a massive number of qualifications had to be researched and met, Gene is a local. Geographically, Conrad is simply going to go to work on the other side of the airport. As Conrad prepares to take the reins, we note that he is an avid EAA member, Oshkosh volunteer, and has enthusiastically built up the Lakeland Airport business community... Buyers and investors of stock in the Icon Aircraft compa

Upset Recovery Flight Specialist to Expand Training Options

Aviation Performance Solutions Announces 5-Year Mission to "Crush Loss of Control In-Flight"

Loss of Control In-Flight is still the reigning king of safety issues to tackle, never slipping from the #1 cause of aviation fatalities globally. Worse yet, the forced pandemic-inspired grounding experienced by pilots around the world is expected to have a deleterious effect on pilot skill throughout the industry. Aviation Performance Solutions (APS) has publicized its 2022 goal of taking on the safety issue, leveraging their experience in Upset Prevention and Recovery Training to "Crush the Loss of Control In-flight Threat Globally." Their new 5-year mission comes on the heels of their 2018 to 2021 efforts to deliver their upset training to 50,000 p

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