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October 02, 2021

Classic Aero-TV: Kyle Franklin -- Acro Flying With Showmanship

From 2014: One Of the Airshow Industry's Most Creative Performers Talks Shop With ANN

While at EAA AirVenture 2014, ANN News Editor Tom Patton caught up with Kyle Franklin at the Concorde Battery display booth. Patton has been checking up on the health of the airshow industry and he asked Franklin to give his views. Franklin indicated that, in his opinion, the industry is coming back from the doldrums it was in last year. Franklin ranks as one of the most popular performers because of the type of routines he performs and the airplane

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.02.21)

Aero Linx: Centennial of Flight Commission On Dec. 17, 1903, at 10:35 a.m., two brothers driven by tenacity, creativity and courage completed the world's first successful powered, heavier-than-air flight at Kill Devil Hills, N.C. for a 12-second, 120-foot journey. A new industry was born and a new way of life followed closely behind. The Wright brothers accomplished what people had only imagined since the beginning of time. The national "Centennial of Flight: Born of Dreams - Inspired by Freedom" celebration commemorates this achievement and 100 years of aviation history.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.02.21): 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 (10.02.21)

“The mighty Chinook continues to be the most advanced, affordable and battle-tested heavy-lift helicopter in the world. This aircraft is positioned to fly for at least 100 years, and that’s a testament to the enduring partnership of Boeing, its industry partners and Chinook users across the globe.” Source: Andy Builta, Boeing vice president and H-47 program manager, celebrating the  60th year of Chinook flight as the company builds a new generation of the renowned rotorcraft. September 21, 1961 marked the day the first flight of the aircraft took off from Philadelphia. Since then, Boeing has continued operations for development and improvement of this aircraft at this location.

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