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May 04, 2023

Airborne-Flight Training 05.04.23: Rising Aviation HS, Army Safety, Aerobility Scholarship

 Also: NetJets Sued, CAE Opening C Europe Facility, Flight Education Access Act, AirVenture Jobs

Thrust Flight, an Addison, Texas-based flight academy, announced that it has entered into a partnership with Rising Aviation High School by which the two institutions will provide comprehensive flight training to students, thereby helping populate tomorrow’s flight-decks with a new generation of qualified pilots. Army Chief of Staff James McConville has grounded all Army aviators not currently involved in critical missions following a trio of 2023 helicopter accidents in which a total of 16 service-members have lost their lives. Army spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Terence Kelley reported active-duty Army aviation units would be grounde

NTSB Prelim: Bell Helicopter Textron 407

Helicopter Was En Route To Big Bear, California As Part Of A Weekend Skiing Trip

On March 24, 2023, at 1217 Pacific daylight time, a Bell 407, N14Z, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Nuevo, California. The pilot and pilot-rated passenger were fatally injured. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. According to a family friend, the helicopter was en route to Big Bear, California as part of a weekend skiing trip. The helicopter was equipped with Automatic Dependent Surveillance–Broadcast (ADS–B), which provides aircraft tracking to determine its position via satellite navigation or other sensors and periodically broadcasts it, enabling it to be tracked.

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