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February 07, 2021

uAvionix AV-20-S Approved as Clock Replacement

Device Also Adds An Extensive Suite Of In-Flight Information

uAvionix tells us that their AV-20-S multi-function display has been approved by the FAA as a clock replacement for Part 23, Class I and II Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft as outlined in Advisory Circular (AC) 20-94A and meeting the requirements of 14 CFR 91.205(d)(6). The AV-20-S Non-Required Safety Enhancing Equipment (NORSEE) certification has been updated to reflect the approval. In addition to a clock replacement, the uAvionix AV-20-S adds a suite of in-flight information to nearly any panel. Designed to seamlessly fit in a standard 2 1/4” round instrument opening, the AV-20-S offers a Standby Attitude Indicator, Angle of Attack, Bus Voltage, Slip/Skid Indication, Outsi

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Classic Aero-TV: Sportys Academy 2019--Creating A Proper Flight Training Culture

From 2019: Sporty’s Is More Than Just a Pilot Shop

Sporty's is well known for their line of products for pilots, having been a part of the aviation landscape for decades. But less-well known is the company's in-airplane flight training, according to Sporty's Academy president and COO Eric Radtke, who spoke recently with Aero-News Editor-in-Chief Jim Campbell. Sporty's says that the Academy is committed to its students success, and is proud of a success rate more than double the national average. Sporty’s credits this success to its modular approach to flight training, employing the right tools to ensure

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NTSB Looking At Stricter Regs For Some Revenue Passenger-Carrying GA Operations

Board Meeting On The Topic Will Be Webcast

The National Transportation Safety Board will be holding a public board meeting March 23, 2021, 9:30 a.m. (EST), to consider a draft report on recommendations for the implementation of stricter regulatory requirements for some types of revenue passenger-carrying general aviation operations. The NTSB has a long history of concerns about the safety of various revenue passenger-carrying operations, including sightseeing flights conducted in hot air balloons, helicopters, and other aircraft and parachute jump flights. These operations are not subject to the same maintenance, airworthiness, and operational requirements as other commercial flight operations.

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NTSB Prelim: American AA5

He Felt A Large Shock To The Airplane, Which Began Shaking, Buffeting Violently And Loudly

On January 19, 2021, about 1055 eastern standard time, an American AA-5, N5880L, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Leesburg, Virginia. The flight instructor and student pilot were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flight. The flight instructor stated that while flying direct to Leesburg Executive Airport (JYO), Leesburg, Virginia, in smooth air in a slight descent at 1,500 to 1,700 ft mean sea level while below the yellow arc indicated airspeed, he felt a large shock to the airplane, which began shaking, buffeting violently and loudly.

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