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March 22, 2022

Young Eagles Programs Back in Action Across the Country

EAA's Youth Outreach Program Returns After Years of Postponement

The Leesburg, Florida chapter of the EAA, number 534, is back in action for the local Young Eagles Program after years of COVID cancellation. The children showed up to Leesburg International Airport for a flight with EAA volunteers, exposing them to the wide world of aviation and hopefully setting them on the path of an enthusiast for life. Kids 8 to 17 are eligible for flights at Young Eagles Day at their local EAA chapters across the country, usually completed in light, single engine fixed wing aircraft. 

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Classic Aero-TV: Walter Mitty's Near-Jet - The PJ-II Dreamer Ducted Fan

From 2016 (YouTube Version): Looks Like A Jet, Flies Like A GA Airplane…

While at Sun ‘n Fun 2016, ANN News Editor, Tom Patton, saw a light-airplane that looked like a stylized F-15. The airplane is called the PJ-II “Dreamer”. To get the details, Tom talked with Len Bechtold, who designed the engine for the aircraft, as well as the technical director of design, Ben Kolotilin. The Design of this fascinating airplane originated in Russia and has now been brought to the United States with the hopes of placing it into production. Kolotilin explains that the intent was to produce a stylized fighter-like airplane with flying characteristics

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AD: MARS A.S. Parachutes

AD 2022-07-05 Identifies The Unsafe Condition As The Length Of The Ripcord Between The Pins Being Too Long

The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2022-05-09, which applied to certain MARS A.S. emergency parachutes. AD 2022-05-09 required removing emergency parachutes with certain manufacture dates or serial numbers from service. Since the FAA issued AD 2022-0509, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) superseded its mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) to correct an unsafe condition on this aviation product. The MCAI identifies the unsafe condition as the length of the ripcord between the pins being too long, which could cause a malfunction of the emergency parachute. This AD retains the actions required by

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