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August 24, 2023

Jet Belonging to Yevgeny Prigozhin Reportedly Shot Down

Wagner Group Boss Alleged Dead

Yevgeny Viktorovich Prigozhin—Russian oligarch, mercenary leader, and former confidant of Russian President Vladimir Putin—is presumed dead after an Embraer Legacy 600 upon which he was reportedly traveling went down north of Moscow. Ten people—three crew and seven passengers—are alleged to have perished in the accident. While Prigozhin’s name appeared on the downed aircraft’s passenger manifest, it has yet to be established that he was, in fact, on board. The presumption is lent plausibility, however, by the fact the lost Legacy jet was owned by Prigozhin.

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Airborne 08.16.23: MiG-23 Airshow Crash, USCG Rescue, Wheels Up Bailout

Also: Hartzell Engine Tech Alternator, Super Petrel Accident, WV College, VX4 eVTOL Mishap

For more than twenty-years, crowds have thrilled to Thunder Over Michigan, a gala event counted among the U.S.’s premier air-shows. Regrettably, the event’s 25th anniversary was marred by the loss of a Soviet-Era MiG-23 (NATO designation Flogger). The Sunday mishap saw the MiG-23’s two occupants eject from the aircraft as it traversed the airspace over Ypsilanti, Michigan’s Willow Run Airport (YIP). This week, the United States Coast Guard and Navy rescued four divers—Ben Wiggins, 64; Luke Lodge, 26; Daniel Williams, 46; and Evan Williams,

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Airborne 08.14.23: iFly EFB Update, Hawaii Fire Rescue, B-29 Doc

Also: Curtiss JN-4 Jenny Restoration, Girls in Aviation Day, MD Helicopters, Private Jet Service$

Adventure Pilot has announced the release of iFly EFB 12.2, an update by which the aviation community may avail itself of advanced EFB features, to include integration with Avidyne's advanced flight displays. iFly EFB 12.2 integrates with Avidyne's advanced Integrated Flight Display (IFD) systems, thereby bringing higher degrees of collaboration and efficiency to users’ flight-planning endeavors. The DoD has mobilized active-duty and reserve military helicopter crews under numerous commands to support firefighting operations across the embattled Hawaiian Is

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.24.23)

Aero Linx: Wings of Hope Wings of Hope is a global humanitarian nonprofit organization that has been helping the world’s most vulnerable communities since 1962. As our name suggests, we use our wings to connect people to the resources they need to meet their development goals.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.24.23): Outer Fix

Outer Fix A general term used within ATC to describe fixes in the terminal area, other than the final approach fix. Aircraft are normally cleared to these fixes by an Air Route Traffic Control Center or an Approach Control Facility. Aircraft are normally cleared from these fixes to the final approach fix or final approach course.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (08.24.23)

“The certification of the Falcon 6X is a remarkable milestone for Dassault Aviation. We would like to recognize the EASA and FAA certification teams for their commitment in this demanding process and our customers for their confidence. The Falcon 6X is the first brand new business jet to comply with the latest regulations, which will enhance the safety and security of all new aircraft.”

Source:  Eric Trappier, Chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation, praising the certification of the Falcon 6X by both EASA an

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