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September 16, 2021

Aero-TV At OSH21: ScaleBirds Warbird Replica Kits, A Closer Look

Sam Watrous Speaks With ANN At Oshkosh

Twenty-five years ago at Sun ‘N Fun, Sam Watrous was sitting with his good buddy and wondering what it would be like to have war replicas as a finished kit. The idea never went anywhere until his son’s senior project at Rhode Island School of Design. “He had to come up with a product, company, marketing research, and pitch to professors,” Watrous says. “He said, ‘Hey dad, how about this ScaleBirds design’ so he came up with everything. Once his professors got the pitch they said he had to finish the concept. It’s been six years in design and dev

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Klyde Morris (09.13.21)

Klyde Speaks The Truth


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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.16.21)

Aero Linx: United States Powered Paragliding Association The USPPA was formed on March 15, 2001 as a 501(c)3 charitable corporation. Tax exempt status was gained several years later. IRS documents are available here. There are four elected positions: President, Vice-President, Treasurer, and Secretary. Any full member is eligible for an elected office position. Paragliding is the simplest form of flight: no plane, no windows, just you floating on air. A paraglider is a foot-launched inflatable wing. It is easy to transport, easy to launch, and easy to land. The paraglider itself has no rigid structure and the pilot is suspended by lines. The pilot is clipped into a harness, which is quite comfor

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.16.21): See And Avoid

See And Avoid When weather conditions permit, pilots operating IFR or VFR are required to observe and maneuver to avoid other aircraft. Right-of-way rules are contained in 14 CFR Part 91.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.16.21)

“It is highly questionable for Cargojet to fire these pilots while they continue to hire. This is a further troubling tactic used by Cargojet, coming mere weeks after the Company engaged in an effort to coerce its pilots to support its plan to weaken Canada’s new pilot fatigue rules.” Source: Tim Perry, ALPA Canada president, discussing the questionable actions of Cargojet -- which terminated the employment of twenty three pilots, despite the need for more pilots at that airline. Canada’s two largest pilot groups, ALPA and Air Canada Pilots Association, are not happy with the decision. 

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