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February 07, 2021

Airborne 02.05.21: Airspeeder!, Drones Deliver COVID Tests, EBACE2021

Also: No More Mr. Nice Guy On SFAR, M600/SLS Simulator, Gulfstream Expansion, AW139 20th Anniversary

Airspeeder is revealing first looks at what they call the world's first fully functioning electric flying racing car. The Airspeeder Mk3, is a full-sized remotely-operated electric vertical take-off and landing vehicle (eVTOL). It will compete in an upcoming remotely-piloted Airspeeder racing series that will stand as a technical test-bed and feeder series to a manned racing series in 2022. A full grid of Mk3 electric flying race-craft is currently being manufactured at Airspeeder and Alauda's technical

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Airborne 02.03.21: Starship Blows Landing, Mandatory Masks, Virgin Galactic

Also: King Air 260C Cargo Door, 104th Fighter Wing, Women In Corporate Aviation, New ACE Exec Director

Finally; the FAA gave SpaceX clearance to fly Starship SN9 in the second such test of a higher altitude flight -- this time to 10 KM, with a re-entry transition and final reorientation for landing... and again, SN9 got almost all of it right… Almost. This time, it appears that in the final transition to the landing attitude and reignition of two Raptor engines, that one not only didn't fire up properly but video suggests it may have come apart, as debris was  clearly seen near the descendin

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.07.21): Land And Hold Short Operations

Land And Hold Short Operations Operations which include simultaneous takeoffs and landings and/or simultaneous landings when a landing aircraft is able and is instructed by the controller to hold-short of the intersecting runway/taxiway or designated hold-short point. Pilots are expected to promptly inform the controller if the hold short clearance cannot be accepted.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.07.21)

Aero Linx: Aces High Aces High is an international company specialising in the highly collectible field of autographed Aviation and Military Fine Art. With major Galleries in the UK and France, we promote the world's most collected Military artists such as Robert Taylor, Anthony Saunders, Richard Taylor, Simon Smith and many others.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (02.07.21)

"The NTSB has a long history of concerns about the safety of various revenue passenger-carrying operations, including sightseeing flights conducted in hot air balloons, helicopters, and other aircraft and parachute jump flights. These operations are not subject to the same maintenance, airworthiness, and operational requirements as other commercial flight operations." Source: From an NTSB statement explaining the rationale for an upcoming public board meeting March 23, 2021, 0930 (EST), to consider a draft report on recommendations for the implementation of stricter regulatory requirements for some types of revenue passenger-carrying general aviation operations.

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