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August 08, 2023

Glider Pilot Bails out During Aerobatic Championships

Lands Safely Under Canopy

A glider pilot taking part in 2023’s World Glider Aerobatics Championships in Toru?, Poland, bailed out of his imperiled aircraft and landed safely under canopy on Friday, 04 August 2023. Little is known of the incident, which occurred shortly before 19:00 Central European Summer Time (Zulu +2), excepting that it occurred whilst the glider was in the midst of the aerobatic box.

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U.S. to Host 117th FAI General Conference

All Roads Lead to the Gem City

In October 2023, the United States will host the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale’s (FAI) 117th Annual Conference. The event, which will take place in Dayton, Ohio—Aviation’s birthplace and the final resting place of both Orville and Wilbur Wright—will welcome FAI delegates, designated representatives of international affiliate members, FAI elected officers, presidents of honor, honorary patrons of FAI, designated representatives of corporate patrons of FAI, companions of honor, and delegates appointed by presidents of commissions. The conference’s major highlight will be the 25 October awards dinner, which recognizes the achievements of distinguished members i

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Canada Grants TCCA Certification to Piper M600/SLS HALO System

Safety Goes International

Transport Canada’s Civil Aviation (TCCA) authority has granted approval for the HALO safety system feature of Piper Aircraft’s M600/SLS model. Owners of M600/SLS aircraft already operating in Canada may avail themselves of the HALO safety system’s full suite of features, to include Autoland and stand-alone auto-throttle, via installation of a simple kit.

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Jeff Foland to Succeed Lou Pepper as Atlantic Aviation CEO

Change of the Guard

Atlantic Aviation, the Plano, Texas-based FBO giant with 103 locations on airports from Addison to Waukesha has announced that Jeff Foland will succeed Mr. Lou Pepper as the company’s Chief Executive Officer, effective 14 August 2023. Mr. Pepper has served in the capacity of Atlantic Aviation CEO for upwards of thirty-years and will continue to ply his considerable expertise and experience to Atlantic Aviation’s benefit as a member of the company’s board of directors. The incoming Mr. Foland’s C.V. includes nearly three decades of experience in the aviation, travel, and transportation industries, including stints as a senior executive at United Airlines and Hertz Global Holdings. 

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