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August 22, 2023

ANN Sending Its 'A' Team To Cover The MidWest LSA Expo

We'll Be There To Conduct Interviews And Flight Tests For ANN And The SportPlane Resource Guide

As the potential for FAA's surprise MOSAIC NPRM sinks in for the light and sport aviation community, the Aero-News Network is prepping a team to attend the upcoming MidWest LSA Expo in order to pave the way for even better coverage of the topic... and enjoy one of the more enjoyable sport flying events in the aviation community. The primary role for the ANN Team will be to conduct interviews and flight tests for the massive new SportPlane Resource Guide (eSPRG)... which appears to have grown from the 1100 pages of its last iteration to over 2000 in the new all-digital format we've adopted for the future.

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NTSB Final Report: Cameron Balloons US O-120

Postmortem Toxicology Testing Of Specimens From The Pilot Was Consistent With The Recent Use Of Cannabis (THC) And Cocaine

Analysis: The pilot was conducting a sightseeing flight, with four passengers on board the balloon. Near the conclusion of the flight, the pilot maneuvered the balloon to land in an open field across a major intersection. Power lines were orientated nearly perpendicular to the balloon’s flight path to the field. The power lines were hung between metal poles that were about 78 ft high. A review of surveillance video from a local business revealed that the balloon began a climb before the intersection, with the power lines across the road. Video then depicted the balloon descending into the power lines as

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