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April 24, 2023

Airborne Affordable Flyers 04.13.23: Carbon Cub UL, NEW Rotax!, Junkers A50

Also: SnF Innovation Preview, Dynon Back To Normal?, CompAir 6.2 Makes Appearance, Full Stop Aviation

This year’s Sun ‘n Fun Aerospace Expo was VERY good to sport aviation aficionados... Here are a few of the major announcements we covered for Aero-News, the Sun ‘ N Fun Digital Daily, the SportPlane Resource Guide and the Sun ‘ N Fun Innovation Preview... The new Carbon Cub UL replaces the model's usual engine, the Titan CC340, with a Rotax 916 iS. The 160-hp Rotax enables the Cub to lift 2 adults with a full fuel load and a 'reasonable' amount of baggage at a 1,320 lb max takeoff weight. BRP-Rotax brought the latest and greatest in sp

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True Blue Power Energizes ANN-AEA Day 1 Coverage!

Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics and True Blue Power AEA2023 Booth #202

True Blue Power Introduces its Smallest, Lightest Lithium Main Ship Batteries for GA

True Blue Power Lithium Batteries will be on display in the True Blue Power and Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics booth, #202, throughout AEA, April 24 – 27 at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

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NTSB Prelim: Zenith STOL CH701

Pilot’s Friends Commented That The Pilot Normally Flew Low And Followed The Same Route

On March 29, 2023, about 1853 central daylight time, a Zenith CH-701 airplane, N43414, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Oxford, Mississippi. The pilot was fatally injured, and the passenger was seriously injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.The manager of the New Albany/Union County Airport (M72) reported that airport surveillance video footage depicted the airplane departing about 1820.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.24.23)

Aero Linx: Lake Amphibian Club This website is created and sponsored by the Lake Amphibian Club, to help spread the word about these wonderful, versatile amphibians that can land just about anywhere, making traveling in small aircraft adventurous, safe, and just plain fun. The public portion of the site includes a tremendous amount of information about Lakes, that should help anyone interested in the planes learn more about them.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.24.23): Blast Pad

Blast Pad A surface adjacent to the ends of a runway provided to reduce the erosive effect of jet blast and propeller wash.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.24.23)

“Even the most robust airframes, such as the B-17 with its legendary durability, need proper care to ensure their safe operation for years to come. We all want to keep ‘em flying and keep ‘em flying safely. We at EAA have had excellent cooperation from the FAA as we jointly review the situation and find the best path forward.” Source: EAA vice president of advocacy and safety Sean Elliott, in comments made as the future of flying the mighty B-17 gets some attention from the FAA. 

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