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October 15, 2021

Airborne 10.12.21: Tamarack 4 KingAir, Netjets Buy, Honeywell Report

Also: Airbus Zephyr, Russian Skydive Accident, Avance L3 for HondaJet, New ACE Exec Director

Tamarack Aerospace has announced it’s current demonstration and validation trials with their new King Air Tamarack Performance Smartwing, an active winglet load alleviation technology. In partnership with Dynamic Aviation, the complete modification process is under review by military and defense organizations looking to enhance capabilities for their fleet of King Air passive winglets. Testing on a 200 series aircraft began earlier this year, with 350 series testing to come. Cessna Citation, and now King Air users, can decrease fuel usage, increase payloa

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Aero-TV At OSH21: Undaunted, Jessica Cox Maintains Her Love Affair With Aviation

Despite Her Lack of Arms, Jessica’s Foot-Flown Aero-Adventures Inspire All

Motivational speaker and Aviator Jessica Cox shares with us what it took to fly her 1946 Ercoupe nearly 4,000 miles to Airventure 2021. She also speaks about Project 2025, her upcoming custom, foot-flown Vans RV-10 she hopes will replace N26R.  Once completed, she hopes it will provide a template for other pilots with similar needs. Jessica is the inspiration for the Rightfooted Foundation, an organization that brings the inspiration of aviation to children with disabilities.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.15.21)

Aero Linx: The Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA) The Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA) is responsible for monitoring civil aviation in Switzerland and aviation development. It is responsible for ensuring that civil aviation in Switzerland has a high safety standard and one that it is in keeping with sustainable development. The FOCA aims to ensure the safe and best possible and environmentally friendly use of the infrastructure, which includes airspace with air traffic control and aerodromes. The Office also supervises aviation companies to which it issues an operating licence based on a technical, operational and financial evaluation.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.15.21): Obstacle Departure Procedure (ODP)

Obstacle Departure Procedure (ODP) A preplanned instrument flight rule (IFR) departure procedure printed for pilot use in textual or graphic form to provide obstruction clearance via the least onerous route from the terminal area to the appropriate en route structure. ODPs are recommended for obstruction clearance and may be flown without ATC clearance unless an alternate departure procedure (SID or radar vector) has been specifically assigned by ATC.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (10.15.21)

“As more people become aware of us, and of our commitment to the community, we believe this volunteer-based hot air balloon festival is quickly becoming a major event held annually at the Lakeland Linder International Airport.” Source: Up Up and Away Florida Hot Air Balloon Festival Executive Director, Ron Clukey, discussing next year's spring event. 2022 will be the 2nd annual festival, in what hopefully become a tradition for ballooning enthusiasts.

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