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February 25, 2021

GAMA Confirms... 2020 Kinda Sucked

Turboprop, Business Jet And Helicopter Deliveries Declined As Compared To 2019

GAMA) presented the 2020 year-end general aviation aircraft billings and shipments report, during its annual State of the Industry press conference. Aircraft deliveries reached a value of $22.8 billion, a decrease compared to $27.8 billion in 2019. Piston airplane deliveries were steady, while turboprop, business jet and helicopter deliveries declined as compared to 2019. "As expected, in 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic negatively impacted general aviation and stifled the industry's growth. While we continue to face headwinds globally, all signs point to strong demand for our products and services that are unfortunately being constrained by pandemic induced supply chain lim

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Rare Howard 250 Joins LSFM Collection

This 12 Passenger Howard 250 Is The Only Remaining Flying Model

The Lone Star Flight Museum (LSFM) has announced the arrival of a rare Lockheed Howard 250 Tri-Gear. The aircraft was gifted to the museum by the Mid America Flight Museum in Mount Pleasant, Texas (MAFM), and will now become a permanent part of the LSFM’s aircraft collection. The Howard 250 is an added highlight to the new and ongoing relationship between the two flight museums that will see additional visiting aircraft at LSFM over the next several years.

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Classic Aero-TV: Jabiru's New J170-D - An Upgraded and Fine-tuned LSA

From 2017 (YouTube Version): The Airplane From Down Under Is A Proven Trainer…

Jabiru was one of the early light sport aircraft (LSA) brought into the U.S.A. when the sport pilot rules were initiated in 2004. They have long been popular for pilot training in Australia, and while at the Deland Sport Aviation Showcase 2016, ANN News Editor, Tom Patton, found out more about a new model of Jabiru trainer that has been recently introduced to the U.S. Tom met up with Pete Krotje, who is the president of Jabiru North America which is located in Shelbyville, Tennessee. Krotje says the new Jabiru model is referred to as the J170-D and is a highly upgrade

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NTSB Prelim: Taylorcraft BC-65

Airplane Was In Cruise Flight... When The Engine Began To Gradually Lose Power

On February 7, 2021, about 1600 eastern standard time, a Taylorcraft BC-65, N24476, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Columbia, South Carolina. The student pilot sustained minor injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. The student pilot stated that the airplane was in cruise flight at an altitude of 2,000 ft mean seal level when the engine began to gradually lose power.

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