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August 13, 2023

Airborne 08.07.23: OSH23 Record, Perlan II, Polio Flt

Also: Wheels Up Criticized, Covington Aircraft, G550 Record, “Liberty Lifter” 

What an astounding week... AirVenture 2023 drew a record attendance of some 677,000 visitors—surpassing the previous record-high mark of 650,000 set in 2022. Over AirVenture 2023’s duration, upwards of ten-thousand fixed and rotary wing contraptions of every conceivable design and derivation descended upon Oshkosh, Wisconsin’s Wittman Regional Airport (OSH)—which recorded 21,883 aircraft operations over the 11-day period spanning 20 through 30 July. The Airbus Perlan Mission II team, which comprises a company of the aviation industry’s

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Classic Aero-TV: Able Flight Empowerment --Introducing America’s Newest Pilots

From 2015 (YouTube Version): One of Aviation’s Greatest Efforts Expands Our Ranks With Inspirational New Flyers

In this short, 2 ½ minute video, you’ll see and hear Charles Stites, who is the Executive Director of Able Flight, as he pins pilot wings on four new able flight students. You’ll also receive an introduction to an organization that takes pride in helping people succeed in ways that were not imagined before. Able Flight was created by pilots who believe that the life-changing experience of learning to fly is best shared, and they designed the Able Flight Scholarships to enable people with disabilities to pursue th

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.13.23)

Aero Linx: The Alaska Airmen's Association  The Alaska Airmen's Association includes over 2,000 members—we are one of the largest General Aviation communities in the country. We strive to promote aviation, enhance safety and support initiatives that benefit pilots and grow the aviation community. Whether you're a veteran pilot or you've discovered a passion for aviation, the Alaska Airmen's Association is proud to welcome new members who share the wonders of flight in the Last Frontier!

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.13.23): Remote Pilot

Remote Pilot Pilot of a UAS who is not operating as a recreational flyer under 49 USC §44809, the Exception for Limited Recreational Operations of Unmanned Aircraft. 

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (08.13.23)

“Unauthorized UAS can be extremely dangerous to airshow pilots, as well as spectators. Our robust partnership with the FAA, Seattle Police, and Mercer Island Police Department is vital to ensure unauthorized UAS operators are intercepted and educated on safe operations and reminded of the FAA Temporary Flight Restrictions in place to support the airshow.”

Source: Coast Guard incident commander for Seafair Commander Scott McGrew, discussing the recent discovery of multiple UAVs flying during a recent airshow.  

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