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September 19, 2021

RedTail Flight Academy, Wheels Up, Honor Tuskegee Airmen

Program Supports Next Generation Of Aviators

The RedTail Flight Academy celebrated the opening of its flight academy September 10th at New York Stewart International Airport. Honoring the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen, the RedTail Flight Academy will train seven aspiring Black aviators from inadequately serviced communities. To strengthen the foundation of the Academy, original documented Tuskegee Airmen Lieutenant Colonel Enoch Woodhouse will attend the opening to welcome the inaugural cadets, including three females and four males. The Academy strives to increase the percentage of non-Caucasion aviators from less than 2.5% represented in the military and the commercial space, to at least 4% in the next 10 years through their efforts and com

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Wyoming Aviation Hall Of Fame Announces 2021 Inductee

Bob Hawkins Has Been Flying For Over 50 Years

The Wyoming Aviation Hall of Fame congratulates Bob Hawkins, who has been selected as its inductee for 2021. Hawkins has been operating many types of fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters across Wyoming and the West for more than 50 years. He excelled in specialized applications, including high-altitude mountain flying, heavy-lift hauling, firefighting, long line, surveying, and wildlife management. He was co-owner of Hawkins & Powers Aviation, Inc., in Greybull, from 1992-2005 and was general manager and director of operations of Sky Aviation, in Worland, from 2005-2018. He also flew with Bighorn Airways in Sheridan.

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NTSB Prelim: Cessna 182D

Pilot Decided She Would Be Unable To Make It Back To AJZ Due To The Loss Of Engine Power

On September 3, 2021, about 1200 mountain daylight time, a Cessna 182D airplane, N9114W, sustained substantial damage when it was involved in an accident near Delta, Colorado. The pilot sustained no injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 skydiving flight. The airplane was operating as part of a commercial skydiving operation, Ultimate Skydiving Adventures, LLC, based at the Blake Field Airport (AJZ), Delta, Colorado. The pilot had just completed the 8th skydiving flight of the day, the skydivers onboard had already egressed from the airplane, and the pilot was returning to land at AJZ. About 8,000 ft msl, the engi

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