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May 09, 2021

CAP SD Members Practice sUAS Search Tactics

"Our Exercise Simulated (The Search For) A Lost Teenager..."

Members of two South Dakota Wing squadrons trained last month in Rapid City using search drones – officially known as small Unmanned Aircraft Systems. “Our exercise simulated a lost teenager who was hiking to a lake near a residential area on the edge of Rapid City,” said Col. Mike Beason, exercise commander. “The search terrain was a challenge since there was a 150-foot drop from the start of the trail to the lake."

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Wisk to Supply As Many As 30 eVTOL Aircraft For Blade UAM Program

Wisk Aircraft Will Be Chartered By Blade At An Hourly Rate

Blade Urban Air Mobility and Wisk Aero have entered into an arrangement for Wisk to provide Blade with up to 30 Electric Vertical Aircraft. Following FAA certification, Blade and Wisk intend to deploy the aircraft on short-distance routes between Blade's network of dedicated terminals throughout the U.S., with Wisk aircraft being chartered by Blade at an hourly rate on those routes. Wisk will be compensated based on Blade flight time utilized on the aircraft, which will be owned, operated, and maintained by Wisk for Blade's use.

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Helitowcart Introduces R44 Clipper Ground Handling Wheels

The Kit Includes Dual 10” Wheels For The Best Weight Distribution

Helitowcart has introduced a newly designed ground handling solution for R44 Clipper operators. The Dual Clipper Wheels are designed to allow Clipper operators a safe and practical way to move their aircraft on all types of surfaces, such as grass, gravel, dirt and asphalt. The kit includes dual 10” wheels for the best weight distribution and provides a 2.25” clearance under the skids. There are several options for the wheels including regular pneumatic, gel filled or the Helitowcart Easy Roll Tires. The telescopic and removable handle makes for easy storage.

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Flight Path Museum LAX Announces $20K In Aviation Scholarships

Seven Scholarships Are Offered This Year -- Deadline To Apply Is June 1, 2021

Students planning careers in aviation or aerospace can now apply online for competitive annual scholarships offered through Flight Path Museum LAX. The deadline for applications has been extended to June 1, 2021. Seven scholarships totaling $20,000 are offered this year to deserving students. These include the museum’s Pete Conrad Scholarship and the Anton Acherman, Clay Lacy, Morrey Plotkin and Howard Drollinger scholarships funded by Flight Path benefactors. This year, two new $2,500 scholarships sponsored by Atlas Air and Polar Air Cargo have also been added.

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Klyde Morris (05.07.21)

Klyde Doesn't Get That The TSA Is A Law Unto Itself


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Classic Aero-TV: Avidyne IFD100 For iPad: Powerful Tool For Flight Management

From 2016 (YouTube Version): Add IFD Capability To Your Cockpit…

While at Sun ‘n Fun 2016, ANN News Editor, Tom Patton, talked with Avidyne about their new IFD100 for iPad. Tom talked with Tom Harper, the Director of Marketing for the Avidyne Corporation to get the scoop on this new app. During the demonstration, Harper is using an iPad Pro, but he says it can be used on a regular iPad or an iPad mini. The way Harper puts it, it’s like having another IFD in the cockpit. He says it does everything that the panel mounted IFD can do by having IFD information transmitted to the iPad through a Wi-Fi signal. Basi

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ALPA Accuses Cargojet, Unifor, Of Attempting To Weaken Aviation Safety Regs

'One Of The Most Important Aviation Safety Issues For Flight Crews In Canada'

ALPA publicized a statement this week accusing the management of Cargojet and the union representing its pilots, Unifor, of attempting to weaken the newly developed Canadian flight, duty, and air safety requirements. In letters to Cargojet CEO Ajay Virmani and Unifor’s National President Jerry Dias, ALPA expressed concern over recent efforts to weaken the airline flight- and duty-time regulations, which they believe to be one of the most important aviation safety issues for flight crews in Canada.

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Virginia Warbird Weekend To Be A Flying Celebration Of The Navy

The Show Will Also Host An Aviation Discovery Zone

The Military Aviation Museum is announcing its first Airshow of 2021 and it has a special Hampton Roads connection. The Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach, VA will be transforming its 130-acre campus into a fully functioning WWII Airfield next month. This safe, socially distant event will have a limited capacity and plenty of room for visitors to spread out and is scheduled for June 19 and 20, 2021. The event will celebrate the Greatest Generation and their legacy of courage, determination, service and sacrifice, with a special emphasis on the US Navy and the Hampton Roads Community, home to a long tradition of Naval Aviation.

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International Women’s Air & Space Museum to Host Virtual Trivia Night

IWASM Is Located Inside The Burke Lakefront Airport

The International Women’s Air & Space Museum (IWASM) will host its first Virtual Trivia Night on May 19, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. EDT. This event is a culmination of the museum’s continuing efforts to serve its communities while travel is still limited. Participants do not need to be experts in aviation or aerospace, and those looking for a fun way to compete and learn are encouraged to register. “We’re very excited to offer this new program for our community,” says Executive Director Sara Fisher. “The team and board at the museum are always looking for ways to bring history to life and directly to you. What better way than through trivia and a little friendly com

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NTSB Prelim: Cessna A188

He Heard A “Loud Pop”, And The Engine Lost All Power

On April 15, 2021, at 1605 eastern daylight time, a Cessna A188B, N731TB, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Dover, North Carolina. The pilot was not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. According to the pilot, he fueled the airplane prior to the flight at a private airport. The purpose of the accident flight was for the pilot to familiarize himself with the airplane and to practice maneuvers in advance of the spraying season. The agricultural airplane’s hopper was empty, there was no intent to spray chemicals. A few minutes after takeoff, at an altitude of about 300 ft, he heard a

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.09.21)

Aero Linx: The United Kingdom Flight Safety Committee The United Kingdom Flight Safety Committee (“UKFSC”) was formed in 1959 by the then Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation as the ‘Transport Flight Safety Committee’. This title was maintained until 1961 when the Committee became financially independent of Government and became known as the United Kingdom Flight Safety Committee. The UKFSC is not incorporated.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.09.21): Minimum Fuel

Minimum Fuel Indicates that an aircraft’s fuel supply has reached a state where, upon reaching the destination, it can accept little or no delay. This is not an emergency situation but merely indicates an emergency situation is possible should any undue delay occur.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (05.09.21)

“With four months of operating experience, we can say that our members have reported that these science-based rules, while not perfect, represent a significant improvement over the previous set of regulations in Canada. Any exemption, waiver, or weakening of them would undermine safety and be a slap in the face to those who fought so hard to have them enacted in the first place.” Source: ALPA's Captain Joe DePete, criticizing the management of Cargojet and the union representing its pilots, Unifor, and accusing them of attempting to weaken the newly developed Canadian flight, duty, and air safety requirements.

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