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August 10, 2023

Airborne-Flight Training 08.10.23: EAA Milestones, FAI Conference, Aerobility

 Also: Thrust Flight Exam Authority, IADA Scholarships, Girls in Aviation Day, Stratus Financial

Two members of Millstadt, Illinois’s EAA Chapter 64 have reached personal piloting milestones. Diane Earhart of Belleville, Illinois has earned the FAA’s Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award, marking the 50th anniversary of her 27 February 1973 first solo flight. The award was presented to Earhart on 22 April 2023. Serendipitously, Earhart’s student, Mia Petruso, 16, of Waterloo, Illinois made her first solo flight on 13 May 2023. In October 2023, the United States will host the FAI 117th Annual Conference. The event, which will take place in Dayton, Ohio—Aviation’s birthplace and the final resting place of both

Dassault 1H 2023 Report Illustrates Market Conditions

Slowdown in Bizjet Sales, Increase in Military Spending, and Crackdowns on Aviation Abroad

Dassault's latest half-year profit update has a handful of interesting tidbits surrounding the current state of the international aircraft manufacturing industry, from arms sales and fighter programs to a slowing bizjet market. Dassault noted a "slowdown in sales since the end of 2022", with only a dozen orders received to 41 throughout the same span last year. Deliveries weren't as stressful to see, with 9 aircraft delivered to 14 in the first half of 2022. The firm remains optimistic, with the continued development of the Falcon 10X and impending certification of the Falcon 6X. 

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Classic Aero-TV: Upgrading The Future - Profiling the Stratos 716X

From 2018 (YouTube Version): Stratos Jets Will Initially Be Offered As Kits

Stratos Aircraft presented an update on its VLJ program and introduced the Stratos 716 model at AirVenture this summer. The Stratos 716X is an evolution of the 714 Proof of Concept (PoC) aircraft. The all carbon fiber 716X features trailing link gear, is powered by a Pratt & Whitney JT15D-5 and is configured with dual G3X screens, GTN 750 MFD, integrated Garmin Autopilot, dual standby attitude indicators, custom switch panels, fully automated pressurization system

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