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July 14, 2022

Super Hornet Blown From Carrier Deck

“…But The Sea Contains The Hottest Blood Of All, And The Wildest, The Most Urgent.”—D.H. Lawrence

An F/A-18 Super Hornet assigned to the Carrier Air Wing aboard the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier Harry S. Truman blew off the great ship’s flight-deck and into the Mediterranean Sea on Friday, 08 July. So says a statement subsequently released by the U.S Navy. The mishap occurred as the Truman—CVN-75 and the eighth of the U.S. Navy’s Nimitz class aircraft carriers—was conducting a replenishment-at-sea. Shortly after the successful completion of the provisioning operation, the ship was hit by what Stars and Stripes, the American military newspaper, called “an unexpected brief period of intense winds a

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SpaceX Undeterred After Launchpad Mishap

All My SpaceXs Live in Texas …

In a blow to an endeavor contemporaneously triumphant and beset by growing-pains, SpaceX’s Starship program suffered an apparent explosion of the reusable space vehicle’s Super Heavy booster during tests at the company’s Starbase facility in Boca Chica, Texas. By all accounts, a fire occurred while SpaceX engineers were testing the booster’s Raptor engines—all 33 of them. Regrettably, the fire spread, ultimately triggering an explosion of the booster assembly. Though little verifiable information is yet available, the incident is likely attributable to a malfunction in one or more of the rocket’s highly sophisticated, immensely powerful Raptor engines.  

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Airborne-Flight Training 07.14.22: Skyborne Options, ALPA On Warpath, SAS Strike

Also: New Civil Air Patrol Logo, ANG C-130J Training, Turkish Civil Av Authority, Instructor/Student Robbed

Skyborne Airline Academy has announced that it will offer a program by which individuals may learn to fly prior to committing to cockpit careers. The institution also announced it intends to offer a CFI scholarship to program graduates wishing to become flight instructors at Skyborne. The new program comprises a ten-month course that trains applicants through their Private Pilot License (PPL), Instrument Rating, and Commercial Certificate. Applicants may commence training at their discretion, and may choose to add optional supplements. ALPA has f

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NBAA President Addresses Congress

Innovation, Safety, and Sustainability Aims Outlined Ahead of Upcoming Aviation Legislation

NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen addressed Congress for purpose of providing lawmakers information and guidance germane to the development of policies beneficial to the U.S and international general aviation sectors.  In testimony before the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Aviation Subcommittee, Bolen urged lawmakers to facilitate the advancement of nascent aerospace enterprises--such as advanced air mobility--and to safeguard both the privacy of the flying public and the Earth’s environment.

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New Civil Air Patrol Logo Aims High

Goodbye, Tri-Blade. Hello, Pollock

For decades, the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) has served as the official civilian auxiliary of the United States Air Force. The congressionally chartered, federally supported, non-profit organization has saved a great many lives in its eighty-years, and quietly served as a conduit by which generations young people have proceeded to pilot certification and flying jobs. Nationwide, CAP is a major operator of single-engine general aviation aircraft. The agility and utility of such airplanes is well suited to the organization’s search and rescue and disaster relief missions. 

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Skyborne Pilot Training Academy Offers New Programs

Curricula Facilitate Fast-Track or Slow Walk to the Cockpit

Skyborne—the airline training academy with bases at Vero Beach, Florida and Gloucestershire in the United Kingdom—has announced that it will offer a program by which individuals may learn to fly prior to committing to cockpit careers. The institution also announced it intends to offer a CFI scholarship to program graduates wishing to become flight instructors at Skyborne. 

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Klyde Morris (07.11.22)

Klyde Is NOT A Fan Of The 'New Normal'

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Edwards AFB Hosts Unique Combat Exercise

ACE is the Place

Edwards Air Force Base is the sort of place Buzz Aldrin would call Magnificent Desolation. Throughout its 89-years, the facility has served as the backdrop for research and flight operations that have defined the course of human aeronautical endeavor. The base sits at the west-central boundary of Rogers Dry Lake, a 65-square-mile salt-pan in the Mojave desert, the ground of which is sufficiently hard and dry to serve as a landing surface for even the heaviest modern aircraft. 

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U.S. Department of Transportation Seeks to Dictate Airline Seat Assignments

Of Purviews Exceeded and Freedoms Conceded

The U.S. Department of Transportation has urged airlines to make it easier for families to sit together on commercial aircraft. As incensed Americans simmer across the nation, the U.S. Federal Government has up-prioritized the matter of who sits where on airplanes. The DOT said in a notice to airlines that the carriers should “do everything that they can to ensure the ability of a child 13 or younger to sit next to an older family member.”

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Classic Aero-TV At SnF21: Fly It Like You STOL It... STOL Demos at Lakeland

From SnF21: Pilot Steve Henry Enjoys NOT Using A Lot of Runway

ANN met up with STOL Competition Pilot, Steve Henry, at a STOL demonstration at Sun ‘n 2021. Highly stimulating, the flying that took place in what has become known as ‘Paradise City’ on the outskirts of the Sun ‘n Fun complex, drew hundreds whenever they flew. Henry has a devoted following around the aero-verse... and flies a uniquely reconfigured Just Aircraft Highlander STOL aircraft powered by a much modified Yamaha Apex powerplant that was built up for this role by Edge Performance out of Norway.

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Airborne-UnCrewed 07.06.22: ERAU FAA Grant, Divested Global Hawks, CargoDragon

Also: EAA Objects, PAX River MQ-25 Team, Michigan UAS Cargo Delivery, Navy’s BAMS-D UAV

Researchers at Embry-Riddle, the private aeronautical university with campuses in Vero Beach, Florida and Prescott, Arizona—have received a $371,000 grant from the Federal Aviation Administration to study the inflight, air-traffic detection systems of un-crewed aerial systems (UASs). The research seeks to determine means by which to improve the safety of such systems as their widespread implementation looms imminent. Grand Sky Business and Aviation Park—America’s only UAS (unmanned aerial systems)-specific business and aviation park located a

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Airborne-UnCrewed 07.06.22: ERAU FAA Grant, Divested Global Hawks, CargoDragon U

Also: EAA Objects, PAX River MQ-25 Team, Michigan UAS Cargo Delivery, Navy’s BAMS-D UAV

Researchers at Embry-Riddle, the private aeronautical university with campuses in Vero Beach, Florida and Prescott, Arizona—have received a $371,000 grant from the Federal Aviation Administration to study the inflight, air-traffic detection systems of un-crewed aerial systems (UASs). The research seeks to determine means by which to improve the safety of such systems as their widespread implementation looms imminent. Grand Sky Business and Aviation Park—America’s only UAS (unmanned aerial systems)-specific business and aviation park located a

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NTSB Prelim: Beech V35B

Controller Then Asked The Pilot To Update Him With His Intentions When He Was Able To

On June 28, 2022, about 0740 Pacific daylight time, a Beechcraft V35B, N444PM, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Vancouver, Washington. The pilot was fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. According to preliminary automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) data from the Federal Aviation Administration, the airplane departed Pearson Municipal Airport (VUO), Vancouver, Washington at 0723 on an easterly heading and was in contact with air traffic control.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.14.22)

Aero Linx: The South Carolina Aviation Association The South Carolina Aviation Association is South Carolina’s only state-affiliated group for aviation professionals and enthusiasts. SCAA actively promotes aviation growth through airport development and safety to meet the air transportation and economic development needs of South Carolina. South Carolina Aviation Association and its members are considered significant resources on aviation-related subjects to our state legislators, our congressmen and our professional colleagues.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.13.22): Preferred IFR Routes

Preferred IFR Routes Routes established between busier airports to increase system efficiency and capacity. They normally extend through one or more ARTCC areas and are designed to achieve balanced traffic flows among high density terminals. IFR clearances are issued on the basis of these routes except when severe weather avoidance procedures or other factors dictate otherwise. Preferred IFR Routes are listed in the Chart Supplement U.S. If a flight is planned to or from an area having such routes but the departure or arrival point is not listed in the Chart Supplement U.S., pilots may use that part of a Preferred IFR Route which is appropriate for the departure or arrival point that is listed. Prefe

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.14.22): Secondary Radar/Radar Beacon (ATCRBS)

Secondary Radar/Radar Beacon (ATCRBS) A radar system in which the object to be detected is fitted with cooperative equipment in the form of a radio receiver/transmitter (transponder). Radar pulses transmitted from the searching transmitter/receiver (interrogator) site are received in the cooperative equipment and used to trigger a distinctive transmission from the transponder. This reply transmission, rather than a reflected signal, is then received back at the transmitter/receiver site for processing and display at an air traffic control facility.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.14.22)

“Congressional action in a crisis moment helped put general aviation on a flight path for recovery. There is strong demand for new employees, and our industry is serving small towns and communities across the country. Aviation workers are back on the job, and in some cases, we are even seeing a return of worker shortages among pilots, maintenance workers, and other aviation professionals.” Source: NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen, as he addressed Congress for the purpose of providing lawmakers information and guidance germane to the development of policies beneficial to the U.S and international general aviation sectors.  

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