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October 04, 2023

Airborne-NextGen 09.26.23: Mars Altitude Record, Lilium Jet, Skydio X10

Also: Boeing & Red 6, Rain Raises $$$, GA-ASI Honors, CBP Teal-2 Buy

NASA's Ingenuity helicopter, while executing a 16 September 2023 sortie, broke its own Martian altitude record, ascending 66-feet above Mars’s surface. This was the 59th flight, and the craft is well into its 31st month on the Red Planet. Lilium GmbH has commenced assembling fuselages for its Lilium Jet—an eVTOL personal air vehicle the company asserts remains on track for a late-2024 maiden flight. Fuselage assembly instantiates a tangible manifestation of Lilium’s ability to see its planned eVTOL proceed from conceptualization to actualization. Sky

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.04.23)

Aero Linx: British Airline Pilots' Association (BALPA) BALPA is the union and professional association for pilots in the uk. Our members work together to protect the piloting profession and strive to ensure flight safety remains an industry wide priority. Our community is made up of members, elected pilot representatives and pilot volunteers, managed by a pilot executive, and supported by expert staff members and professional specialists.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.04.23): Radar Contact Lost

Radar Contact Lost Used by ATC to inform a pilot that the surveillance data used to determine the aircraft's position is no longer being received, or is no longer reliable and radar service is no longer being provided. The loss may be attributed to several factors including the aircraft merging with weather or ground clutter, the aircraft operating below radar line of sight coverage, the aircraft entering an area of poor radar return, failure of the aircraft's equipment, or failure of the surveillance equipment. 

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (10.04.23)

“I want to thank the hundreds of volunteers who, over the past thirty-years, helped EAA Chapter 579 reach our historic milestone of twenty-thousand Young Eagles flown. A big thanks to the 41 chapter volunteers here today, along with our friends at REVV Aviation, the staff in the Aurora tower, and our guests from EAA HQ who helped share the magic of flight with 152 very happy Young Eagles and their families.” Source: Chapter 579 president, Mikek Baer, after having been presented a plaque and banner commemorating the achievement of flying 20,000 Young Eagles.

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