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July 17, 2021

Airborne 07.14.21: Hartzell Acquires Tanis, Electric United, METARmaps-Minis

Also: AD: True Flight Holdings, KidVenture Changes, E195-E2 Airliner Order, Next-Gen Small Aircraft

Hartzell Propeller has purchased the assets of Tanis Aircraft Products, who made their name in engine preheat systems for fixed and rotary wing aircraft. Tanis will become part of Hartzell Propeller’s heated products, which  now include systems for propeller de-ice, piston engine preheat, turbine engine preheat, helicopter preheat,  battery, avionics, and cabin preheat. Tanis Aircraft Products President and CEO Douglas Evink will become Hartzell Propeller VP of sales for Tanis. Tanis engineering, sales, and administrative staff will stay

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Aero-TV At SnF21: From Twilight To Night-Time, SnF21 Rocked An Airshow

Warbirds, Balloons, Drones, Gliders, Formations... You Name It!

One of the best parts of a major fly-in like the Sun ‘n Fun Aerospace Expo are the many airshow performances that come our way as a result. SnF, though, has an ace up their sleeve by also adding TWO night airshows to the mix--offering a new dimension to the sights, sounds, and illuminating performances that cause airshow audiences to positively swoon.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.17.21)

Aero Linx: Angel Flight Soars Angel Flight Soars arranges free air transportation for people who need to travel to receive lifesaving medical treatment, but lack the means. We believe illness isn’t stopped by boundaries and cures shouldn’t be either – whether the boundaries are geographic or monetary. We help families focus on getting better instead of worrying about how to get there. That’s why we coordinate 9 missions a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.17.21): Precision Approach Radar

Precision Approach Radar Radar equipment in some ATC facilities operated by the FAA and/or the military services at joint-use civil/military locations and separate military installations to detect and display azimuth, elevation, and range of aircraft on the final approach course to a runway. This equipment may be used to monitor certain non−radar approaches, but is primarily used to conduct a precision instrument approach (PAR) wherein the controller issues guidance instructions to the pilot based on the aircraft’s position in relation to the final approach course (azimuth), the glidepath (elevation), and the distance (range) from the touchdown point on the runway as displayed on the rada

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.17.21)

“A growing number of fire agencies are turning to Fire Boss-driven Rapid Initial Attack to contain wildfires faster and avoid the devastation, fossil fuel emissions, health impacts and costs associated with large, complex fires. We are responding to this increasing demand by expanding our Fire Boss fleet to give fire agencies more access to critical water-scooping aircraft that can work alongside helicopters in the fight against wildfires.” Source: Brett L’Esperance, CEO, Dauntless Air, explaining that as the 2021 wildfire season gets underway, aerial firefighters, Dauntless Air has added two new Fire Bosses to the nation’s largest Fire Boss fleet.

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