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November 13, 2023

Aero-TV: Sesame Technologies to Debut Diamond Shield Engine Cover System

Protecting Engines, Protecting People

Sesame Technologies is a North Carolina-based designer and manufacturer of aviation ground-support equipment. The company specializes in safety equipment germane to ground operations supporting executive, commercial, and military aircraft. While Sesame Technologies’s extant products—which include covers for aircraft pitot probes and static ports, angle of attack vanes, ice detectors, total air temperature sensors, and drain masts—are eminently popular and in wide use, the company’s customers expressed need for an aero-engine-cover solution by which air-crews, ramp personnel, and main

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NTSB Final Report: Smith Miniplane DSA-1

While In Cruise Flight About 1,000 Ft Above Ground Level, The Engine Began Running Rough

Analysis: The pilot reported that, while in cruise flight about 1,000 ft above ground level, the engine began running rough. The pilot subsequently made a forced landing into a wooded area, which resulted in substantial damage to the airplane. Postaccident examination revealed that no fuel was present in the fuel line from the engine-driven pump to the carburetor. The carburetor bowl was completely dry, and the fuel tank was empty when viewed with a borescope.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.13.23)

Aero Linx: Volunteer Pilot Group Inc. Volunteer Pilot Group Inc. is a Florida-based 501(c)(3) non-profit volunteer pilot organization with member pilots operating charitable flights for public benefit throughout North America. As a member of the Air Care Alliance, we serve volunteer organizations in the fields of education, healthcare, and disaster relief. VPG provides this service at no cost to those being served.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.13.23): Basic Radar Service

Basic Radar Service These services are provided for VFR aircraft by all commissioned terminal radar facilities. Basic radar service includes safety alerts, traffic advisories, limited radar vectoring when requested by the pilot, and sequencing at locations where procedures have been established for this purpose and/or when covered by a letter of agreement. The purpose of this service is to adjust the flow of arriving IFR and VFR aircraft into the traffic pattern in a safe and orderly manner and to provide traffic advisories to departing VFR aircraft.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (11.13.23)

“More work can and must be done to prevent near misses and other incidents. ALPA strongly supports doing more to advance NextGen to enhance pilots’ and air traffic controllers’ ability to pinpoint the position of aircraft while in flight and on the ground. Moving NextGen forward will not only help prevent near misses and enhance safety, but it will also improve traffic management and aircraft utilization, reduce flight delays, cut aviation emissions, and contribute to airline profitability.” Source: From the ALPA statements made by the Air Line Pilots Association, urging Congress to stay

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