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August 19, 2023

NTSB Final Report: Taylorcraft BL-65

(Pilot) Plead Guilty To A Felony Charge For Obstructing A Federal Investigation By Deliberately Destroying The Airplane Wreckage 

The pilot reported that the airplane’s engine lost power during cruise flight over mountainous terrain. He stated that after determining that there were no available emergency landing spots, he decided to bail out. The airplane was destroyed during the impact sequence, and the pilot sustained minor injuries as a result of the parachute jump. Shortly after the accident, the pilot provided a statement regarding the circumstances to the NTSB and FAA, and in a series of correspondences later stated that he had not been able to locate the airplane wreckage.

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Classic Aero-TV: Higher Callings - The Story Behind ‘Above and Beyond’

From 2015 (YouTube Version): The Stunning Details Of A Compelling Aspect Of Aviation History

If you try to tell the story of American pilots flying variations of the German Messerschmitt BF-109 while escorting B-17 bombers on their mission, most people wouldn’t believe you. It’s also hard to believe that pilots flying British Spitfires were locked in deadly aerial battles against each other. But, these things did happen in Israel’s war for independence that began in 1948. While at EAA AirVenture 2015, ANN’s Maxine Scheer interviewed Nancy Spielberg, who is the producer of a documentary movie titled, Above and Beyond.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.19.23)

Aero Linx: Porterfield Airplane Club

The American Eagle Aircraft Corporation was started in 1925 by Ed Porterfield for the express purpose of providing a safe training aircraft for the fledgling Porterfield Flying School. Porterfield felt that a safer, better-performing trainer was badly needed to replace the existing "Jennys" and Lincoln "Standards" being used in his flight school. 

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.19.23): Braking Action Advisories

Braking Action Advisories When tower controllers receive runway braking action reports which include the terms “medium," “poor," or “nil," or whenever weather conditions are conducive to deteriorating or rapidly changing runway braking conditions, the tower will include on the ATIS broadcast the statement, “Braking Action Advisories are in Effect." During the time braking action advisories are in effect, ATC will issue the most current braking action report for the runway in use to each arriving and departing aircraft. Pilots should be prepared for deteriorating braking conditions and should request current runway condition information if not issued by controllers. Pilots shou

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (08.19.23)

"Again, each comment is false. The airplane was never abandoned at Flying Oaks Airport. The airplane was in flying condition and Cook purchased it from its owner, Francis. Cook refurbished the aircraft prior to its passing into the possession of the accident-pilot—a friend of Cook’s.”   Source: From testimony contained in the lawsuit by Charles Cook, who has prevailed with a judgment nearing $1.1 Million against YouTube 'influencer' Dan Gryder.

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