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February 13, 2023

NAA Announces Postponement of Pulitzer Electric Aircraft Race

The Other Pulitzer Prize …

In January 2023, the National Aeronautic Association announced that the Pulitzer Electric Aircraft Race was to be postponed from May 2023 to an as-of-yet undetermined date later in the year. Introduced in 2021 at the 15th Annual Electric Aircraft Symposium as a one-thousand nautical-mile cross-country air race for zero-emission electric propulsion aircraft of all types ...

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NTSB Issues Statement Re: Use of Recorded Interviews in Accident Investigations

Board Cites AAL-Delta JFK Runway Incursion

On 10 February 2023, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued a statement pertaining to the use of recorded interviews in aviation accident investigations. The Board’s statement cites a 13 January 2023 incident in which American Airlines Flight 106—a Boeing 777-200 departing New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) bound for London’s Heathrow Airport (LHR)—crossed JFK’s Runway 4L without Air Traffic Control (ATC) clearance. The resultant runway incursion compelled the flight-crew of Delta Air Lines Flight 1943, a Boeing 737-900ER departing for the Dominican capital city of Santo Domingo (SDQ) to abort a take-off on JFK Runway 4L.

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Fourth Mystery Object Shot Down in U.S. Sovereign Airspace

Unknown Aerial Target Engaged Over Northern Michigan

On Sunday, 12 February 2023, as the larger part of America’s citizenry made ready to watch the Chiefs of Kansas City take on the Eagles of Philadelphia in a contest of football history will remember as Super Bowl LVII, an altogether darker matter of greater historical significance was playing out over Lake Huron, where the U.S. military shot down yet another, mysterious, high-altitude object.

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AERO Oklahoma Event Set for 22 March 2023

Better Sooner than Later

On Wednesday, 22 March, from 09:00 until 14:00 CDT, members of Oklahoma’s aviation and aerospace industry will assemble at the state capital in Oklahoma City to observe AERO Oklahoma Aviation, Aerospace, and Defense Awareness Day. The event underscores the importance of aviation, aerospace, and defense to the state’s economy, and affords officials of Oklahoma’s aviation and aerospace industries opportunity to come together as one and meet with state legislators and other elected officials ...

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F-22 Shoots Down Unknown Object Overflying Alaska

Bigger than a Bread Basket, Smaller than a Chinese Spy Balloon

On Friday, 10 February 2023, a U.S. military fighter jet shot down an unknown object transitioning Alaska’s remote northern coast. White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby alleged the object overflying Alaska was downed not on account of any knowledge it was engaged in surveillance, but because it was maintaining an altitude of approximately FL400, thereby posing a “reasonable threat” to civilian air traffic.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.13.23)

Aero Linx: The American Navion Society The American Navion Society publishes a newsletter bi-monthly and is a major source of Navion parts, publications, and technical information. It maintains a current membership of over 800 and from the inception in 1960, over 8600 Navion enthusiasts have passed through the ranks. The membership numbers started with #150, except for #1 that was issued to Leo Childs, the manager of the Rangemaster factory.  Membership number 8888 has just been issued. An Annual Convention and Fly-in is held each summer in a different part of the United States. A list of former Convention sites is listed below which shows the scope of area the ANS covers. The Society has a

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.13.23): Mode C Intruder Alert

Mode C Intruder Alert A function of certain air traffic control automated systems designed to alert radar controllers to existing or pending situations between a tracked target (known IFR or VFR aircraft) and an untracked target (unknown IFR or VFR aircraft) that requires immediate attention/action.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (02.13.23)

"The NAFI Summit will bring stakeholders in the flight instruction community together to share CFI tips, techniques and best practices, relevant business skills, and networking opportunities. We will focus on the important topics of professionalism, proficiency, and pilot well-being along with changes to FAA regulations and rules.” Source: NAFI President Paul Preidecker, whose comments were made as the organization announced that it will convene its inaugural flight instruction safety and business summit on SUN ‘n FUN’s Lakeland Linder International Airport (LAL) campus from 24 through 26 October 2023. NAFI cordially invites all current and prospective Certified Flight Instructors, aviation leaders, industry advocates, go

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