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September 07, 2023

Aero-TV: Heavenly Helicycle

Sustained Flight

Buford John Schramm was a remarkable man. His contributions to aviation—rotary-wing aviation in particular—are myriad and of a significance commensurate with Schramm’s having been inducted into the EAA Homebuilder’s Hall of Fame despite the fact he wasn’t an EAA member at the time of tragic 2006 death. In addition to founding kit-helicopter manufacturer RotorWay and operating a non-ferrous metal foundry that supplies materials to Bell, Hughes, Sikorsky, and Motorola, Mr. Schramm is remembered for developing the Helicycle—a rotorcraft widely esteemed among helicopter enthusiasts and counted among the world&rsq

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Klyde Morris (09.04.23)

Klyde Wonders If SpaceX Is Taking DoJ Seriously


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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.07.23)

Aero Linx: MidWest LSA Expo The 15th ANNUAL Midwest LSA Expo will be Thursday, September 7, 2023 – September 9, 2023 at the Mt. Vernon Outland Airport (MVN) Mt. Vernon, Illinois. Midwest LSA Expo. Inc. specifically organized the unique event to sell Light Sport Aircraft, LSA Ancillary Services, and LSA related Services. ANN recommends this event highly.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.07.23): Takeoff Hold Lights (THL)

Takeoff Hold Lights (THL) The THL system is composed of in-pavement lighting in a double, longitudinal row of lights aligned either side of the runway centerline. The lights are focused toward the arrival end of the runway at the “line up and wait” point, and they extend for 1,500 feet in front of the holding aircraft. Illuminated red lights indicate to an aircraft in position for takeoff or rolling that it is unsafe to takeoff because the runway is occupied or about to be occupied by an aircraft or vehicle. 

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.07.23)

“Fred’s remarkable accomplishment is indicative of the dedication of our Young Eagles volunteers to make a difference and build the future of flight. There are so many young pilots today who got their start when an EAA-member pilot provided that first flight, igniting a spark that became a career for many. Fred and all those EAA members have earned our congratulations and sincere thanks for their efforts, along with a call for other aviators to join us in flying Young Eagles.”   Source: EAA CEO and chairman Jack J. Pelton, in recognition of longtime EAA Chapter 252 member and volunteer-pilot Fred Stadler of Oshkosh, Wisconsin -- who has become the first individual to fly ten-THOUSAND young people free o

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