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September 06, 2023

Classes to Commence at Thrust Institute of Maintenance

Sister School to Thrust Flight Pilot Academy Launches A&P Curriculum

Aviation Maintenance Technician (A&P) courses will commence on 06 November 2023 at Addison, Texas’s Thrust Institute of Maintenance—sister school of the Thrust Flight pilot academy. The convening of Autumn classes occasions the fulfillment of Thrust Institute of Maintenance’s 21 June 2023 commitment to offer an Airframe & Powerplant technician curriculum at its facility on Texas’s Addison Airport (ADS). The new program will provide 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

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New Empennage for Robinson R66 Turbines Approved

Best-Seller Given Brand New Tail Section for Improved Performance

A new tail layout for the R66 Turbine will provide "enhanced roll stability during high-speed flight." Robinson Helicopter Company says that the new configuration also aids in operating costs, increasing the horizontal stabilizer's previous 2,000-hour time between overhaul to a much loftier 4,000 hours. The new empennage sports a symmetrical horizontal stabilizer mounted on the tailcone, also mounted a bit further forward than the original. The development is a simple effort at improving the handling, production efficiency, and design of the R66, Robinson's bread and butter aircraft.

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Bally Ribbon Mills Provides Textiles for Torabhaig Atlantic Explorer Balloon

Up, Up, and Away …

Bally Ribbon Mills (BRM) is a Pennsylvania-based designer and manufacturer of highly-specialized, engineered woven-webbing, tapes, specialty fabrics, woven preforms, and two-dimensional and three-dimensional structural fabrics. In addition to providing civilian, military, and government customers with nylon, Kevlar, Nomex, and other such high-strength engineered fabrics, Bally Ribbon Mills has supplied E-WEBBINGS e-textiles to Best Aviation Services. Inc., the balloon manufacturing and repair company developing a tension system to support the Torabhaig Atlantic Explorer gas balloon’s open basket. In September 2023, the three-man crew of the Torabhaig Atlantic Explorer will attempt to make history’s first non-s

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ASA Aviation Mechanic Test Guides Shipping in September

Of Pages and Wrenches Turned

The ASA 2024 Test Guide books for aviation mechanics preparing for the FAA’s General, Airframe, and Powerplant Knowledge Exams will commence shipping mid-September 2023. The new editions align with the Aviation Mechanic Airman Certification Standards (FAA-S-ACS-1) and Part 147 of the Federal Aviation Regulations. Each Test Guide includes a code for five free practice tests at

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