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September 02, 2023

New Board of Bob Hoover Legacy Foundation Meets, Builds Future Agenda

The Memory of 'Aviation's Elder Statesman' Lives On...

An expanded Bob Hoover Legacy Foundation (BHLF) Board Of Directors has formally met for the first time after expanding its leadership team, and prepping for a much upgraded mission. Up until recently, the Foundation has been led by Board Members Michael Herman, Brian Cochran, Joan Cochran, James G. Kidrick, and Executive Director, Jim Campbell, though, we have regretfully accepted the resignation of Rich Pickett who has a thriving aviation business to attend to… and we wish him the very best. Recently added to the board of the BHLF, by a unanimous vote, former AOPA President, Phil Boyer; Cirrus Design Founder Alan Klapmeier; and retired SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo President & CE

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Airborne-Flight Training 08.24.23: JetBlue-Rotor, AF Pilot $$, CA Pilot Shortage

Also: Allegiant Air, ALPA v ATI, Folding Knee Desk, United Airlines Pledge

JetBlue has opened up its 8th program under the "Gateway" series of initiatives, this time taking aim at military pilots of rotary-wing aircraft as a base of future company pilots. The Gateway Rotor Transition Program offers a "prescribed talent pathway" for trained military helo personnel, allowing them to "transition their existing expertise as helicopter pilots and acquire the necessary skills and certifications needed to join JetBlue as a first officer."  The US Air Force has published its 2023 Rated Officer Retention Demonstration Program, which could provide up to $50,000 a

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Airborne 08.23.23: Falcon 6X Cert, Russian Moon Crash, MidWest LSA Expo

Also: Emergency AD For Bell 407, Coulson USFS Contract, Reliable Robotics, Textron 

EASA and the FAA have issued the type certificate for Dassault’s Falcon 6X. These certifications conclude a more than two-year-long test campaign during which 1,500 flight hours were logged worldwide. First units are undergoing final completion. Russia’s first attempt at establishing a lunar presence in almost 50 years ended in disappointment when their tiny, uncrewed lander impacted the surface following a failed orbital maneuver. Luna 25, named to establish some continuity with decades of Soviet moon missions under the old space race program, would have been a land

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Classic Aero-TV: Kyle Franklin -- Acro Flying With Showmanship

From 2014 (YouTube Version): One Of the Airshow Industry's Most Creative Performers Talks Shop With ANN

While at EAA AirVenture 2014, ANN News Editor Tom Patton caught up with Kyle Franklin at the Concorde Battery display booth. Patton has been checking up on the health of the airshow industry and he asked Franklin to give his views. Franklin indicated that, in his opinion, the industry is coming back from the doldrums it was in last year. Franklin ranks as one of the most popular performers because of the type of routines he perform

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.02.23)

Aero Linx: The Fédération Aéronautique Internationale, FAI The Fédération Aéronautique Internationale, FAI - The World Air Sports Federation, was founded in 1905. It is a non-governmental and non-profit making international organization with the basic aim of furthering aeronautical and astronautical activities worldwide, ratifying world and continental records, and coordinating the organization of international competitions. It is recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). 

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.02.23): Known Traffic

Known Traffic With respect to ATC clearances, means aircraft whose altitude, position, and intentions are known to ATC. 

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.02.23)

“Our flight-test program is designed to establish the limits of the aircraft’s performance, and the incident occurred during an uncrewed test of the aircraft’s maneuverability during a motor failure test scenario, which is a key requirement to progress to crewed operations.” Source: From a statement by Vertical Aerospace, the Bristol, UK-based concern that designs and manufactures Electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft -- who announced that its VX4 eVTOL prototype had suffered an accident during a test-flight at Gloucestershire, England’s Cotswold Airport (GBA).  

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