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November 24, 2023

NTSB Final Report: Dorr Dan W Sequoia F.8L Falco

During The Initial Climb After Takeoff, About 100 Ft Above Ground Level Over The Runway, An Engine Compartment Access Cover Opened

Analysis: The pilot performed a preflight inspection before he initiated the startup and taxi without any anomalies noted. During the initial climb after takeoff, about 100 ft above ground level over the runway, an engine compartment access cover opened. The pilot called the air traffic control tower and was cleared to land on a parallel runway. The pilot continued in the traffic pattern, but slowed the airplane in hopes that the access cover would not detach. The pilot became focused on the open cover and let the airspeed decrease, which resulted in a buffet, the left wing dropping, and the airplane &

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Classic Aero-TV: LTA Aviatrix Cheri White -- The Intricacies of Gas Ballooning

From 2010 (YouTube Version): Cheri's Achievements Are Exceeded Only By The Heights She Has Achieved As A World-Class Balloonist

You may all be a little sick, by now, in hearing about the amazing team ANN's Aero-TV crews has at the 2010 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta... the sites, the sounds, the colors, the staff, the crews, the PILOTS... they all made an extraordinary week even more so. And one of our favorite people was a balloon pilot, Cheri White, who launched herself (and partner Mark Sullivan) into the late night ether to take a chance in seeking the top spot in the A

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.24.23)

Aero Linx: Bellanca-Champion Club Dedicated to the Bellanca Cruisair, Cruisemaster, Viking, American Champion Citabria, Decathlon, Scout, Champion and AviaBellanca Skyrocket lines of aircraft, their furtherance, history, preservation and maintenance. The Bellanca-Champion Club welcomes all owners, pilots and enthusiasts.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.24.23): Bearing


The horizontal direction to or from any point, usually measured clockwise from true north, magnetic north, or some other reference point through 360 degrees. 

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (11.24.23)

“At BAA Training, we are dedicated to shaping the future of aviation by providing top-tier training facilities and resources. This strategic acquisition will grow our aircraft fleet considerably, making BAA Training capable of efficiently training up to 1000 pilots annually. Approximately 200 cadets will be supplied to our parent company, which owns 12 airlines.” Source: Marijus Ravoitis, CEO of BAA Training, commenting on the recent buy of 48 Cessna 172 Skyhawks for their training operations.

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