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November 04, 2023

Fred McCarter/Aviation Tax Consultants Scholarship Announced

EAA to Debut New Aviation Scholarship Fund

Year upon year, the EAA Aviation Foundation awards more than one-million-dollars in scholarships through various programs supporting upcoming generations of aviation enthusiasts. Among the newest scholarships offered by the Association is the Aviation Tax Consultants Fred McCarter Scholarship Fund. Subject scholarship was created by Daniel Chueng, the late Mr. McCarter’s business partner, for purpose of honoring the latter’s legacy following his September 2022 passing.

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Palm Springs Air Museum Plans Veterans Day B-29 Debut

Winning by a Nose …

At 11:00 PST on Saturday, November 11th, 2023, Veterans Day, all 91,000-square-feet of the Palm Springs Air Museum will resonate with the excitement befitting the unveiling of the institution’s newest acquisition—the nose and cockpit section of a Boeing B-29 Superfortress dubbed Hot One (44-69957). The exhibit will be dedicated to the memory of Bob McKee, one of the Palm Springs Air Museum's beloved docents, and to the City of Palm Springs; so stated Museum director Fred Bell.

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Embry Riddle Students Research Drone Swarm Mapping

Project Selected for Inclusion in NASA Competition

A team of Embry?Riddle students has undertaken research pertaining to drone swarms and the usefulness of such to 3D mapping initiatives within GPS-denied areas. By way of example, the term GPS-denied pertains to locales the likes of building interiors, underground mines and sewer systems, canyon networks, and heavily-forested areas within which GPS signals cannot be easily received. Dubbed Swarm Unmanned Aerial Vehicles using Emergence (SUAVE), the Embry Riddle research project was selected for inclusion in the NASA Aeronautics Research Institute’s 2023 University Student Research Challenge (USRC)—selection to which is ornamented with a NASA research grant of up

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Skyservice Expands YVR Presence

Vancouver by Way of London

Skyservice Business Aviation—a Toronto-based provider of Fixed Base Operator (FBO) and aircraft Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) services—has entered into a definitive agreement by which it will acquire the London Aviation Centre hangar facility at British Columbia, Canada’s Vancouver International Airport (YVR) from London Aviation Centre Ltd.. The transaction is expected to close in early November 2023.

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NTSB Prelim: Piper PA-28-140

Security Video Captured The Four Occupants Returning And Boarding The Airplane About 2011

On October 1, 2023, about 2022 mountain daylight time, A Piper PA28-140, N7153R, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Moab, Utah. The pilot and three passengers were fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Titel 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. A security video recorded the airplane landing at 1747 at the Canyonlands Regional Airport (CNY), Moab, Utah. An employee of the fixed base operator (FBO) observed the pilot at the self-serve fuel island, where he purchased 27 gallons of fuel.

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