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November 24, 2022

FAA Proposes Rules to Advance eVTOL Air-Taxi Operations

Up, Up, and a Way

Notwithstanding widespread belief that type certification of commercial electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (eVTOL) vehicles remains years off, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has proposed a series of new rules by which the agency proposes to hasten the actualization of commercial electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (eVTOL) air-taxi operations.

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Helicopter Crews Uninjured in San Diego Mid-Air Collision

Seahawk and Blackhawk Land Safely

Two helicopters—a U.S. Navy MH-60R Seahawk and a privately owned UH-60A Firehawk used by San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) to fight fires—suffered a mid-air collision over Brown Field (SDM) in San Diego's Otay Mesa neighborhood. The incident occurred Tuesday, 22 November 2022 at approximately 17:50 PST. Both aircraft and the entirety of their combined five crew-members—by dint of a baffling surfeit of good fortune—landed safely.

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North Carolina News Helicopter Accident Claims Two Lives

WBTV Personnel Mourn Meteorologist and Pilot

Two people lost their lives when a news helicopter operated by WBTV—a North Carolina CBS affiliate television station—went down approximately six-nautical-miles southwest of Charlotte near the intersection of Interstate 77 and Nations Ford Road. Local police report no street-vehicles were involved in the accident. The downed aircraft, a 1999 Robinson R44 (N7094J) known colloquially as Sky3, was owned by Metro Networks Communications Inc. of San Antonio, Texas.

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Klyde Morris (11.21.22)

Klyde's Got A Weird Take On Dealing With The Holiday...

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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USAF KC-46 Sets Endurance Record

New Hampshire to New Hampshire by way of Guam

In November 2022, a KC-46 Pegasus crew flew a 36-hour non-stop mission spanning more than 13,903-nautical-miles. The aircraft departed Pease Air National Guard Base, New Hampshire and traveled west over the continental United States, then on to Hawaii and Guam before reversing course and retracing its path to New Hampshire. The flight stands as the longest Air Mobility Command (AMC) mission to date.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.24.22): IFR Takeoff Minimums And Departure Procedures

IFR Takeoff Minimums And Departure Procedures   Procedures Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91, prescribes standard takeoff rules for certain civil users. At some airports, obstructions or other factors require the establishment of nonstandard takeoff minimums, departure procedures, or both to assist pilots in avoiding obstacles during climb to the minimum en route altitude. Those airports are listed in FAA/DOD Instrument Approach Procedures (IAPs) Charts under a section entitled “IFR Takeoff Minimums and Departure Procedures.” The FAA/DOD IAP chart legend illustrates the symbol used to alert the pilot to nonstandard takeoff minimums and departure procedures. Whe

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.24.22)

Aero Linx: The LeRoy W. Homer Jr. Foundation   The LeRoy W. Homer Jr. Foundation was established to provide financial support and encouragement to young people, with an interest in aviation, to pursue professional flight instruction leading to certification as a private pilot. On September 11, 2001, LeRoy was flying with Captain Jason Dahl on United Flight 93. Based on information from several sources, LeRoy and Jason were the first to fight against the terrorist threat to the airplane. LeRoy has received many awards and citations posthumously, for his actions on Flight 93: the Congress Of Racial Equality – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Award, the Southern Christian Leadership Co

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (11.24.22)

"Tonight, an MH-60R Seahawk helicopter attached to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 41 made an emergency landing at Brown Field in San Diego after experiencing a collision with a helicopter assigned to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection during a flight for a night training event. Both aircraft landed safely and there were no injuries to personnel. The incident is under investigation.”   Source: Ensign Bryan Blair, spokesman for Commander, Naval Air Forces, summarizing the amazing mid-air between two two helicopters that resulted in NO injuries.

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