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May 30, 2021

FAI Remembers 90th Anniversary Of Auguste Piccard's Flight To The Stratosphere

"A Major Turning Point For Both Aviation And Space Travel"

Ninety years ago, on 27 May 1931, Swiss physicist and balloonist Auguste Piccard made history by becoming - together with his co-pilot Paul Kipfer - one of the first two humans to enter the stratosphere. Safe within the pressurised cabin he invented, Piccard flew his enormous gas balloon to a height of 15,781m above the earth, setting an FAI world record in the process. The FAI commemorates his incredible feat, which was a major turning point for both aviation and space travel.

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Prescott’s Golden Eagles Flight Team Wins 13th National Championship

The Golden Eagles Have Won 35 Consecutive Regional Championships

Apparently; one of the first things you see when driving into Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott Campus is a series of 12 prominent signs, one for every year the campus’ Golden Eagles Flight Team has won the NIFA SAFECON (National Intercollegiate Flying Association’s Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference) National Championship. Following the results of the 2021 competition, announced May 22, it’s time to add number 13. NIFA SAFECON is to collegiate aviation what the Super Bowl is to the NFL or the Stanley Cup is to the NHL. Twenty-eight teams from universities across the country competed this year in a variety of events, including Aircraft Prefl

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Klyde Morris (05.28.21)

Klyde's Not Fond Of Government Foolish...Especially When It Targets Him


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NAEC-Aerospace Summer Camp Launches In Southern Dallas

The Henry B. Tippie NAEC Allows Students to Learn Life Skills, Explore History

The NAEC-Aerospace Summer Camp provides campers – students entering grades 4-7 – with hands-on activities and experiences that will get them excited about history, science, technology, engineering and math. Students will learn real-life skills and problem-solving by exploring the connection between history and STEaM from World War II through today. The Aerospace Summer Camp is offered by the Henry B. Tippie National Aviation Education Center (NAEC). The NAEC is dedicated to education with the mission to honor the past and empower the future. Located at Dallas Executive Airport, the 47,000 square foot facility provides learning opportunities for all ages and

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Airbus Performs First Five-Bladed H145 Retrofit Of DRF Luftrettung Helicopter

Will Be Deployed At DRF’s Base In Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany

Airbus Helicopters, in cooperation with DRF Luftrettung, has performed the first retrofit of a four-bladed H145 into the new five-bladed version. The helicopter, an H145 of the German HEMS operator, was first delivered in 2018 and will be deployed at DRF’s base in Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany. Airbus Helicopters concluded the 2020 Heli Expo with 38 orders, as well as 20 retrofits for the new five-bladed H145. German air rescue and ambulance provider DRF Luftrettung placed an order for 15 H145s, making them the largest operator of the H145.

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Classic Aero-TV: Ready Made CH-750s - M-Squared's Big Plans for Zenith's STOL

From 2016 (YouTube Version: Importing A Time Tested Airframe…

While at Sun ‘n Fun 2016, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, checked up on the new ready-to-fly light sport aircraft by Zenair that is being certified by a company named, M-Squared Aircraft. To get the ‘square’ story from M-Squared, Jim spoke with M-Squared president and owner, Paul Mather. In short, Zenair of Canada is producing their model 750 airplane, and final assembly and certification is being handled by M-Squared in Mobile, Alabama. The M-Squared S-LSA certified airplane will be powered by the venerable Continental O-200 engine. Mather said

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AD: The Boeing Company Airplanes

AD 2021-10-19 Requires Revising The Existing Maintenance Or Inspection Program

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 767-200, -300, -300F, and -400ER series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a determination that new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations (AWLs) are necessary. This AD requires revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. This AD is effective July 1, 2021.

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AD: ATR-GIE Avions de Transport Régional Airplanes

AD 2021-09-18 Requires Modifying The Electrical Harness Routes And De-Icing Pipe Coupling Installations

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain ATR-GIE Avions de Transport Régional Model ATR72-212A airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of an engine electrical control #1 fault during flight caused by chafing damage on an electrical harness bundle. This AD requires modifying the electrical harness routes and de-icing pipe coupling installations, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is incorporated by reference. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. This AD is effective July 1, 2021.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.30.21)

Aero Linx: The Air Force Association Our mission is to promote dominant U.S. Air and Space Forces as the foundation of a strong National Defense; to honor and support our Airmen, Guardians, and their Families; and to remember and respect our enduring Heritage.  To accomplish this, we: EDUCATE the public on the critical need for unrivaled aerospace power and promote aerospace and STEM education for a technically superior and professional workforce to ensure national security; ADVOCATE and promote aerospace power to favorably shape policy and resourcing decisions to guarantee the strongest aerospace forces in the world;

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.30.21): Obstacle

Obstacle An existing object, object of natural growth, or terrain at a fixed geographical location or which may be expected at a fixed location within a prescribed area with reference to which vertical clearance is or must be provided during flight operation.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (05.30.21)

“I am so proud of the team’s level of perseverance and the many obstacles that we had to overcome in the last 10 months. There were numerous times where we didn’t know what was going to come — we had an extended winter break, our regionals were pushed to February, all of our meetings and practices were socially distanced and we had very little time for the team to come together. We were taken out of our comfort zone.” Source: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott Campus Golden Eagles Flight Team Head Coach Shaun Shephard, commenting on the team's 13th win at the NIFA SAFECON (National Intercollegiate Flying Association’s Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference) National Championship.

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