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June 24, 2023

Destinus Unveils H2-Powered Supersonic Demonstrator

Russian Toward Hypersonic Flight

Founded in 2021 by Russian physicist and serial entrepreneur Mikhail Kokorich, Destinus is a European startup about the highly-aspirational endeavor of developing a hypersonic hydrogen-powered passenger aircraft. Destinus unveiled its third and most complex and capable technology demonstrator during the grand-opening of 2023’s Paris Air-Show. Kokorich and his apparatchiks assert the contraption—prosaically dubbed Destinus-3—is set to go down in aviation history as the world’s first hydrogen-powered supersonic unmanned vehicle.

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Thrust Flight Introduces A&P Curriculum at ADS Campus

Wrenching in the Lone Star State

Thrust Institute of Maintenance announced that it will imminently offer an Airframe & Powerplant technician program at its facility on Texas’s Addison Airport (ADS). The new program will provide aspiring aviation technicians an exceptional educational experience and opportunity to earn the FAA’s Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) mechanic certification—a standard prerequisite to the aircraft maintenance technician career.

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NTSB Prelim: Beech 35-C33A

The Pilot Landed On The Runway As The Cabin Filled With Smoke

On May 18, 2023, about 0900 central daylight time, a Beech 35-C33A, N63B, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident at Indianola Municipal Airport (IDL), Indianola, Mississippi. The pilot was not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. The pilot stated that he had flown the airplane more than 6 hours in the week before the accident. On the day of the accident flight, an engine runup was completed with no anomalies noted.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.24.23): Localizer Performance With Vertical Guidance

Localizer Performance With Vertical Guidance (LPV)

A type of approach with vertical guidance (APV) based on WAAS, published on RNAV (GPS) approach charts. This procedure takes advantage of the precise lateral guidance available from WAAS. The minima is published as a decision altitude (DA). 

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