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October 17, 2023

Classic Aero-TV: EAA’s Eric Fatla - One A&P’s Journey Begins

From 2014 (YouTube Version): This Is How A Great Life Gets Its Start... Enjoy!

While at EAA AirVenture 2014, Special Aero-News Correspondent, Michael Maya Charles, got a little off the beaten track and visited the Kermit Weeks hangar located on the north side of Wittman Regional Airport. While not actually part of the AirVenture exposition, Charles found a story that bodes well for the future of general aviation. Charles was lucky enough to be there at a time when he could meet a young man by the name of Eric Fatla. Eric is the kind of guy that works behind the scenes, but without him the scenes couldn’t take place. At only 24 years old, Eric is

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NTSB Final Report: Robinson Helicopter R44

The Pilot Reported That He Was Conducting An Autorotation During A Proficiency Flight

On October 1, 2023, about 1230 central daylight time, a Robinson R44 helicopter, N379SH, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Hochatown, Oklahoma. The pilot was not injured. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. The pilot reported that he was conducting an autorotation during a proficiency flight. As he reduced engine speed to idle, the engine experienced an uncommanded total loss of power.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.17.23)

Aero Linx: Recreational Aviation Australia (RAAus) Formerly known as the Australian Ultralight Federation, Recreational Aviation Australia (RAAus) is the peak body in Australia responsible for administering ultralight, recreational and Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) operations. We train and certify pilots, flying instructors and maintainers (almost 10,000 members), register a fleet of over 3,200 aircraft, oversee the operations of 174 Flight Training Schools around the country and support almost 50 Aero Clubs.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (10.17.23)

"The HondaJet Echelon was born to create a new category that transcends the travel experience on conventional light jets. Expanding mobility skyward has been Honda's long-lasting dream, and the HondaJet Echelon marks the exciting next chapter while showcasing a classic Honda story of a product that creates new value for people."   Source: From a statement by Honda Aircraft Company president & CEO Hideto Yamasaki following the announcment of the Echelon program.

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