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May 02, 2021

Battle Creek Exec Airport's WACO Kitchen Offers Extended Dining Hours

Offers Locally Sourced, Organic Ingredients

Due to what has been reported as 'high demand' for the WACO Kitchen experience, the Battle Creek restaurant will now be offering extended hours and a weekend breakfast menu just in time for Mother’s Day. In addition to the current Monday through Friday hours, WACO Kitchen will be adding weekend and breakfast services starting Saturday, May 8. Enjoy a unique twist of breakfast specialties from 7 am to 11 am on Saturdays, and 7 am to 2 pm on Sundays. Weekday menu selections will also be available on Saturdays 11 am to 6 pm.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.02.21)

Aero Linx: Minnesota Seaplane Pilots Association The purpose of the Minnesota Seaplane Pilots Association is to: Promote seaplane flying and safety programs pertaining to seaplane operation throughout the State of Minnesota, Promote a forum for the purpose of approaching governmental agencies, to educate said agencies, the legislature and the public in the understanding of seaplane operation, and Create safe and compatible seaplane base facilities in the State of Minnesota.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.02.21): Center Weather Advisory

Center Weather Advisory An unscheduled weather advisory issued by Center Weather Service Unit meteorologists for ATC use to alert pilots of existing or anticipated adverse weather conditions within the next 2 hours. A CWA may modify or redefine a SIGMET.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (05.02.21)

“The federal mask requirement throughout the transportation system seeks to minimize the spread of COVID-19 on public transportation. Right now, about half of all adults have at least one vaccination shot and masks remain an important tool in defeating this pandemic. We will continue to work closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to evaluate the need for these directives and recognize the significant level of compliance thus far.” Source: Darby LaJoye, the Senior Official Performing the Duties of the TSA Administrator, comments on TSA's continuation of the mask mandate, despite current health trends.

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Airborne 04.28.21: 13,000th 'Robbie', EAA ‘Project 21’, Avigation Easements

Also: New ISS Boss, A/L Pax Penalized, CBP AMO Rescues, Canada Suspends

Robinson is celebrating a massive achievement after delivering 13-thousand helicopters on April 23rd. The milestone helicopter, R44 S/N 14438 was delivered to longtime Robinson dealer SKY Helicopters of Dallas, Texas. S/N 14438 has a brand-new paint scheme and is equipped with the latest in R44 options; a Lithium-ion battery, heated seats, and a 4K cockpit video camera. EAA’s “Project 21” initiative, including the first expansion of the EAA Aviation Center in Oshkosh in more than 20 years, will bring year-round avi

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Leonardo Opens US Helicopter Training Academy

Part Of An $80 Million Investment In United States Operations

Leonardo has opened their new Helicopter Training Academy, located on their existing campus in northeast Philadelphia that also includes production, support and administrative functions for the United States. The new Academy was first announced at the 2019 Heli-Expo in Atlanta and, despite the challenges of Covid-19, was able to open two years later, on schedule. The new Academy in Philadelphia is part of an $80 million investment in United States operations that will provide training services for a growing demand and need for pilots, cabin crews and maintenance technicians across North and South America.

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FlightServ Breaks Ground On New Corporate Jet Facility

The 110,000-Square-Foot Complex Is Set To Open In Summer 2022

FlightServ has announced the groundbreaking of its new corporate jet facility on Thursday, April 29. Set to open in summer 2022, the 110,000-square-foot complex situated on 22 acres will feature a modern FBO facility, build-to-suit office space and an 80,000-square-foot heated hangar to accommodate the FBO's growing operations. The hangar includes 28-foot high doors, enabling the structure to house all private aircraft operations-including those with the latest models of Bombardier Global and Gulfstream jets-looking for prime real estate in a desirable Northeast location.

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Classic Aero-TV: Glance EFIS 1 – A New SportAv Avionics Alternative

From 2017 (YouTube Version): Market Also Includes LSAs And Ultralights…

A new entry in the EFIS arena for the Light Sport, Experimental/Amateur Built and Ultralight segment of aviation is the Glance EFIS, which was on display at Sebring in January. Steve Cagle, Owner and Software Engineer for 2020 Avionics, told ANN CEO and Editor in Chief Jim Campbell that the unit brings navigation, AHRS, and a basic 4-cylinder engine monitor into the cockpits of non-certified aircraft. The system is expandable from the basic single-unit configuration to include multiple displays networked together so that pilots can incr

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CBP P-3s Score Another Massive Drug Bust

AMO and Partners Seize 1.2 Tons of Cocaine in Eastern Pacific

An Air and Marine Operations (AMO) National Air Security Operations Center, P-3 Long Range Tracker crew partnered with federal authorities to disrupt a smuggling attempt in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and seized 1.2 tons of cocaine, denying narcotics traffickers almost $44 million USD in illicit proceeds. On April 4, a NASOC P-3, LRT crew, located a suspected smuggling vessel near South America while on patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The aircrew continued to monitor the vessel and vectored the Royal Canadian Navy’s HMCS Saskatoon small boat teams to intercept the suspect vessel.

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Milestone KC-130J Super Hercules Delivery Includes Significant Upgrades

Improved Navigational Performance, A Modernized Cockpit, And Other Key Upgrades

The US Marine Corps received its 60th KC-130J aircraft in March; the aircraft includes improved navigational performance, a modernized cockpit, and other key upgrades. The Tactical Airlift Program Office (PMA-207) accepted delivery of the aircraft outfitted with the Block 8.1 updated cockpit and AN/AAQ-24 DoN Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasure (DoN LAIRCM). These upgrades address obsolescence issues and improve survivability.

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Here We Go Again... TSA Extends Face Mask Requirement At Airports

Also Extends Throughout The Transportation Network

The TSA is extending the face mask requirement for individuals across all transportation networks throughout the United States, including at airports, onboard commercial aircraft, on over-the-road buses, and on commuter bus and rail systems through September 13. TSA’s initial face mask requirement went into effect on February 1 with an expiration date of May 11.

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NTSB Prelim: Cessna 177B

May Have Been A Slight Tailwind On Takeoff, But It Was Not Strong Enough To Move The Windsock

On April 7, 2021, about 1408 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 177B airplane, N24RG, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Great Valley, New York. The pilot was seriously injured, and the pilot-rated passenger was fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. The pilot, who owned the airplane, held a private pilot certificate with a rating for airplane single-engine land. Earlier that day, the pilot and his passenger had flown from the Ledgedale Airport (7G0), Brockport, New York, to Great Valley Airport (N56), Great Valley, New York, and met with another pilot for lunch.

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AD: The Boeing Company Airplanes

AD 2021-09-08 Prompted By Manufacturing Design Changes To Certain Metallic Support Panel Assemblies

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-8 and 737-9 airplanes. This AD was prompted by manufacturing design changes to certain metallic support panel assemblies installed in the flight deck, which resulted in insufficient electrical bonding of the panels and consequent insufficient electrical grounding of installed equipment. This AD requires modification of the electrical bonding of these assemblies to provide sufficient electrical grounding for equipment installed in the flight deck. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. This AD is effective April 30, 2

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