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October 04, 2023

Airborne 10.04.23: Nine-O-Nine B-17, HALO Record, Bumblebee 2.0 UAS

 Also: GPS Spoofing, Universal Hydrogen Flight Test, Boeing Pays $8.1M, CG Rescue

On 02 October 2019, seven people perished when a World War II-era Boeing B17 Flying Fortress dubbed Nine-O-Nine went down minutes after departing Windsor Locks, Connecticut’s Bradley International Airport (BDL). At the time of the accident, the aircraft—then participating in the Wings of Freedom Tour—was carrying ten passengers. A settlement has been reached between the downed B-17’s operator, a number of the accident’s six survivors, and families of the deceased—so stated attorneys representing eight of the ten passengers either killed or injured in the mishap. The Alpha 5 Project has successfully set a new world-reco

Transport Canada Grants Skyservice Business Aviation 5G STC

Agency Approves Gogo 5G on Bombardier Challenger 300 Series

Skyservice Business Aviation, in partnership with Gogo Business Aviation has received Supplemental Type Certification (STC) approval from Transport Canada for Gogo’s 5G system aboard Bombardier Challenger 300 series aircraft. The comprehensive Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) STC is available to Challenger 300 operators opting to retrofit their aircraft with Gogo’s AVANCE L5 and the full Gogo 5G provisional kit. U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) STC approval of the Gogo 5G kit is expected presently.

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Classic Aero-TV: Wipaire At NBAA17 - More Than Just Floats

From 2017 YouTube Version): Caravan Floats Updated With Oil Bath Wheels For Reduced Maintenance…

Wipaire Floats was founded in the 1960s, and over the years has come to offer a line of products for everything from small recreational airplanes to large commercial aircraft, including firefighting airplanes. At NBAA-BACE is Las Vegas last month, Clint Clouarte, VP of Marking and Sales for Wipaire, said one of the most recent developments is the introduction of oil bath wheels on new production Wipline 8750 amphibious floats for Cessna Caravans, eliminating the need for repeated greasing. The design allows the main gear wheel bearings to be con

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NTSB Prelim: Cirrus SR20

Student Pilot’s Flight Instructor Estimated That The Student Pilot Had Accrued Between 65 And 70 Hours Total Flight Experience

On September 2, 2023, at 2218 eastern daylight time, a Cirrus SR20, N420PB, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Toms River, New Jersey. The student pilot was fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 solo instructional flight. According to the student pilot’s flight instructor, the purpose of the flight was for the pilot to perform solo takeoffs and landings at night. In written statements, other pilots operating at and around Ocean County Airport (MJX) stated that the student pilot was communicative over the airport’s common traff

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