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April 22, 2021

Airborne 04.21.21: SnF Wins-OSH Next?, MARS Ingenuity, NX Cub Defies Skeptics

Also: ANN's SNFDD21 MVP, Panthera Goes Public, Zefhir Helicopter, True Blue Power Ups Game!

What a successful Sun n Fun Aero Space Expo! The first major aviation event in over a year is in the books... Though the numbers are still being tabulated, Sun ‘n Fun Boss Lites Leenhouts declared Saturday the best ever for that day and predicted a strong possibility that SnF21 would break all previous records for the week. Based on what we saw, we  agree. Monday, NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter became the first aircraft in history to make a powered, controlled flight on another planet. The Inge

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Airborne 04.17.21: SnF Record!, Blue Angel #6, Pilot Communications

Also: The Extra NG Is Here, Rotax 915is Powered Bristell, STOL Competition Highlights

With only one day left of the much anticipated SnF21 event, we are hearing that Saturday achieved a record attendance in Sun n Fun’S 47 year history! Thousands of people came to Lakeland to see the Blue Angels execute precision maneuvers in the sky in their new Super Hornets, and let me tell you, they didn’t disappoint.. So we catch up with one of their pilots who says they are excited to be back performing for the public. For those of you who fly long distances, pull a lot of G’s, or simply are tired

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.22.21)

Aero Linx: Civil Aviation Safety and Security Oversight Agency (CASSOA) The Agency derives its mandate from Article 92 of the EAC Treaty which in summary states that the Partner States shall undertake to make air transport services safe, efficient and profitable; adopt common policies for the development of civil air transport in the region; harmonise civil aviation rules and regulations and coordinate measures and co-operate in the maintenance of high security.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.22.21): Air Defense Emergency

Air Defense Emergency A military emergency condition declared by a designated authority. This condition exists when an attack upon the continental U.S., Alaska, Canada, or U.S. installations in Greenland by hostile aircraft or missiles is considered probable, is imminent, or is taking place.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.22.21)

“If you’ve been lucky enough, or smart enough, or hard-working enough, to afford to spend $100,000 on a car, or $250,000 on a boat—congratulations! And thank you for contributing a little bit of that good fortune to help heal the wounds of COVID and invest in our future collective prosperity.” Source: From an inexplicably smug, and undeniably foolish, statement by Canadian Federal Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland who wants to shove a luxury tax down the throats of a number of aircraft, boat and car owners to shore up the need for more cash after government mismanagement of the COVID pandemic.

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