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March 08, 2022

Airborne-UnCrewed 03.01.22: AUVSI 'Uncrewed', SAR Drone, Pilot Sentenced

Also: Hydrogen-Powered Turbofan, Outgoing FAA Administrator, Wisk, Northrop Grumman

AUVSI, or the now former Association for UnManned Vehicle Systems, has announced its name change into the Association for Uncrewed Vehicle Systems in order "to reflect ongoing efforts to promote gender inclusivity," effective immediately. The association says the change will bring additional talent in the business. “In this groundbreaking industry, we know that inclusivity accelerates innovation,” said Mignonne Hollis, Chair of the new Diversity, Equity and Inclusion advisory group. An integrated, communications-seeking drone has been developed for Teledyne

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Airborne 02.28.22: AN-225 Destroyed, AEA/SnF22 LIVE, Roscosmos Threat

Also: King FOI Course, AUVSI Changes Name, Dassault, Flightradar24 Takedown

In light of the many tragedies we are seeing arising out of the wanton destruction of Ukraine by Russia, it almost seems silly to note that a one-of-a-kind aviation treasure also appears to have been destroyed. While still not quite official, numerous reports strongly suggest that the world’s largest operational transport aircraft, the Antonov AN-225 ‘Mriya’ (‘Dream’ in Ukrainian), may have been destroyed in the Russian invasion. The massive six-engine transport was the only one of its kind, after insufficient money was allowed to finish an in-proce

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.08.22)

Aero Linx: The Caterpillar Club On April 19, 1919, Leslie Leroy Irvin made the world’s first premeditated freefall parachute descent using a rip cord, rather than using a canister or tether line attached to the aircraft to pull open the parachute. Working with the U.S. Army’s Air Service parachute research team, Irvin made the historic jump from a plane over McCook field near Dayton, Ohio. During the jump, Irvin broke his ankle but was inspired to start his own parachute business.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.08.22): Radar

Radar A device that provides information on range, azimuth, and/or elevation of objects by measuring the time interval between transmission and reception of directional radio pulses and correlating the angular orientation of the radiated antenna beam or beams in azimuth and/or elevation.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (03.08.22)

“We are adding a second and third R66 because of our confidence in the helicopter’s ability and functionality. It’s a great aircraft that has reduced our operating costs by nearly fifty percent. Having a robust aviation unit is critical to our mission of keeping people safe. We are thrilled to add the Robinson R66 turbine helicopter to our aviation fleet. Not only is this aircraft a great asset to law enforcement, it allows us to cost effectively support and protect our citizens better than other options out there.” Source: Sheriff Grady Judd, commenting about the purchase of their first R66. Judd alluded to the affordability of the Robinson product as a decisive factor in its selection.

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