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July 28, 2022

Airborne Oshkosh Day 4: Meet The Boss!, D-Day Squadron, King Schools

07.28.22: Virtual Fly, D-Day Squadron, Jack Pelton Int'vw, Part 4

The name “King Schools’ is at the top of the list for nearly every student pilot looking for guidance on the recreational or vocational paths... King’s Barry Knutilla provides an update on what we can expect next. The National Association of Flight Instructors is proposing to hold a major meeting of flight instructors in 2023 and broadening their reach after selecting new leadership last year. Virtual Fly shows off a number of next generation flight sims for both recreational and professional student training programs... including a number of type specific platforms. A somewhat muted ‘Meet The Boss’ session was held in EAA’s Theater in The woods once again with Acting FAA Admini

Ampaire Electric EEL Makes Record-Setting Flight

Oshkosh and the Body Hybrid-Electric

Cessna’s 337 Skymaster was a unique, iconic, and controversial aircraft. “Mixmaster” pilots used to call it—sometimes affectionately, sometimes not—on account of its unconventional, centerline-thrust, engine configuration which featured a standard, nose-mounted, puller [tractor] propeller, and a not so standard, tail-mounted, pusher propeller. Cessna produced the last Skymaster in 1982, and with the departure of the last 337 from Cessna Aircraft Field, the Skymaster’s flight into the annals of obscure aviation oddities seemed assured. Comes now Ampaire, the Hawthorne, California aerospace concern, and its Electric EEL technology

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TL Sport Expands Dealer Network

Coverage Extending through 7 States for Czech LSA Manufacturer

TL Ultralight announced some good news for LSA enthusiasts at this year’s AirVenture 2022: TL Sport Aircraft will be more available than ever for buyers throughout the USA. Recent developments at the company have yielded their best aircraft yet, with the 2021 release of the Sparker that joined the Sting, Sirius, and Stream aircraft. The Czech manufacturer is making solid headway on revamping its brand image as a more premium LSA offering, presenting its polished, well-appointed aircraft as an alternative to pricier GA planes.

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Oris and Wings of Hope: a Partnership to Watch

Style and Substance

Oris, the Swiss manufacturer of luxury mechanical watches, has introduced two new timepieces developed in collaboration with Wings of Hope, the U.S.-based aeronautical humanitarian organization. Founded sixty-years ago and twice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, Wings of Hope has utilized the power of aviation to bring medical support to remote and vulnerable communities in more than fifty countries. In 2021, north of 65,000 people used the organization's programs and services.

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Aspen Avionics Announces New Software Product

Integration of Evolution Flight Display Series and GFC-600 Autopilot Imminent

Aspen Avionics, the Albuquerque-based avionics concern and maker of the popular Evolution Flight Display family of products, has announced that it has developed new software that will allow its Evolution Flight Display series to interface with the GFC-600 digital autopilot. Certification paperwork has been submitted to the FAA, and approval of the new software is expected in autumn 2022.

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Epic Aircraft Helps Deliver OSH 22 Special Event Coverage

The Epic E1000 GX - Fast & Fuel Efficient? -- Graces Oshkosh Display #235 -- Don't Miss It!

When it comes to speed and efficiency, no other high-performance aircraft can match Epic Aircraft’s E1000 GX. With its all carbon fiber airframe, this single-engine turboprop reaches speeds over 300 knots while using less than 50 gallons of jet fuel per hour. Combine that with the thrill of a 4,000 feet-per-minute club out to FL340 and a 1,560 NM range, both achievable even when fully loaded with 1,100 pounds of passengers and luggage.

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VirtualFly Reinforces American Position with JA Flight Training

Midwest Dealer Procures 4th AATD in Grand Caravan Flavor

Virtual Fly has reinforced its relationship with its Midwest dealer, JA Flight Training, with the sale of the company’s 4th simulator bound to their showroom at Aurora Municipal Airport. The new equipment models a Cessna Grand Caravan for their new AATD, joining the outfit’s current collection of static and full motion simulators. Virtual Fly has made its bones with smaller, more accessible aircraft simulators to provide smaller operators with the same safety training standards enjoyed by large operators. 

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D-Day Squadron to Make 2024 Return to Europe

Overflying Overlord Eighty Years On

The D-Day Squadron—a collection of restored, WWII-era C-47 Skytrain/Dakota aircraft—has announced its plan to return to Europe in 2024 to commemorate the 80th anniversary of D-Day and the 75th anniversary of the Berlin Airlift. The happy news was made public at EAA AirVenture 2022. Inspired by the success of a 2019 mission that saw the outfit urge a fleet of 15 C-47s across the North Atlantic in observance of the 75th anniversary of the Allied invasion of Normandy, the D-Day Squadron looks to return to Europe for purpose of honoring and keeping alive the memories of the soldiers, sailors, Marines, and airmen that sacrificed so much to safeguard this world from tyranny.

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Amateur Radio’s One Week Wonder & Giveaway

ARRL Seeks Growth, Leverages Internet For Communication

The American Radio Relay League (ARRL), founded in 1914 has recently grown to approximately 800,000 operators in the United States, and approximately 3 million world-wide, each licensed by their own government. However, not all are members of the ARRL. Mr. Paul Hughes (W9CBJ), a volunteer with the ARRL began by stating that he has been involved with Amateur Radio since he was a child and was intrigued by the idea of being able to hear transmissions from New York, Texas, and Florida from his Chicago neighborhood during the night, but not so much during the day.

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Oris Announces Special Edition at AirVenture

Oris Watch Company Supports Wings of Hope with Special Edition

Oris Announces Limited Version of Vintage Inspired Big Crown Pilot Watch for Volunteer Medical Corps. Longstanding Swiss watch company Oris announced a limited edition partnership in support of Wings of Hope at this year’s AirVenture 2022, offering a variation of the firm’s Big Crown Pilot announced for sale to further the group’s volunteer medical mission.

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uAvionix Ships 50,000th ADS-B OUT Unit

Big Sky Company Diligently Shrinking the Skies

uAvionix, the Bigfork, Montana-based aerospace technology concern, is celebrating the 50,000th shipment of its ADS-B OUT products to the General Aviation market. The number reflects the total shipments of the company’s skyBeacon, tailBeacon, tailBeaconX, and SkyEcho-2 ADS-B OUT units, as well as its echoUAT ADS-B IN and OUT model. uAvionix ADS-B components are designed to reduce the total costs of aircraft ownership by minimizing installation time and maximizing robustness and reliability.

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Airborne-UnCrewed 07.19.22: VoltAero, Albatross Collab, USMC MQ-9As

Also: Vertical Aerospace, eVTOL Cora, SpaceX Undeterred, Drone Competition

VoltAero, in an effort that is likely to have an impact on the uncrewed vehicle community, has called for increased coordination, standardization, and recognition among Europe’s airworthiness authorities. The call followed the forced postponement of planned demonstration flights of the company’s Cassio-1 electric-hybrid aircraft in the Netherlands. Differences in French and Dutch regulations pertaining to the registration and certification of aircraft precipitated the cancellation of the demo-flights... Cambium has partnered with Applied Aeronautics for purpose of de

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Airborne 07.20.22: Supersonic Airliner, Delta MAXes Out, Forgotten Hero

Also: Gulfstream G800 Int'l, Textron OSH 1st Timers, HAWC Flies!, F-35A Buy

Boom Technology is undertaking the bold endeavor of bringing to market a 65-88 passenger airliner capable of 4,250-nautical-miles at Mach 1.7. Named Overture, it is designed to operate at more than twice the speed of today’s airliners. What’s more, Overture intends to accomplish its feats of speed and endurance cleanly—as the aircraft’s four engines operate on sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). A more confident Boeing tells us that Delta Air Lines will update its single-aisle fleet with the 737 MAX. In a signing ceremony at the Farnborough International Ai

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OSH22 Sponsor, Comp Air 6.2, Presents Roomy, Speedy, Composite SportPlane

185 Knots, 6 Seats, and Carbon Fiber Strength... What's Not To Like?

There's simply nothing like it in the SportPlane world... Comp Air Aviation is journeying to Oshkosh 2022 with the prototype of the upcoming Comp Air 6.2 high-wing speedster. With 325HP supplied by Lycoming, the latest technology in terms of both the construction and build-a-bility of the kit and a massive 52 inch wide cabin... this the airplane by which family flyers will be able to give in to their every aviation adventure. Comp Air Aviation is a multi-decade veteran of the aviation community and a pioneer in composite aircraft programs... ranging from light two-seaters to single engine turbo-props and jets.

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NTSB Prelim: Champion 7EC

Airplane Impacted An Area Of Tundra And Rock-Covered Terrain In A Near Vertical Attitude

On July 11, 2022, about 1730 Alaska standard time, a Champion 7EC airplane, N4340C was destroyed when it was involved in an accident about 20 miles Northeast of Valdez, Alaska. The student pilot was fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. The pilot had departed from the Valdez Airport (VDZ), Valdez, and was returning to a private airstrip in Sutton, Alaska. When the airplane did not arrive in Sutton, family and friends of the missing pilot reported the airplane overdue.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.28.22)

Aero Linx: Commercial Aviation Safety Team (CAST) Founded in 1997, the Commercial Aviation Safety Team (CAST) has developed an integrated, data-driven strategy to reduce the commercial aviation fatality risk in the United States and promote new Government and industry safety initiatives throughout the world. The nation’s impressive commercial aviation safety record is due in part to the aviation industry and Government voluntarily investing in the right safety enhancements to reduce the fatality risk in U.S. commercial air travel. CAST’s work, along with new aircraft, regulations, and other activities, reduced the fatality risk for commercial aviation in the United States by 83 percent fr

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.28.22): North Mark

North Mark A beacon data block sent by the host computer to be displayed by the ARTS on a 360 degree bearing at a locally selected radar azimuth and distance. The North Mark is used to ensure correct range/azimuth orientation during periods of CENRAP.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.28.22)

“Having led the DC-3’s journey to Europe in 2019, the D-Day Squadron earned a global presence that’s provided our organization to grow, multiply our DC-3 presence and even launch the DC-3 Society where we actively aid operators and enthusiasts with maintenance, operations, airworthiness, and displays. We won the War because of our logistical abilities, it’s only appropriate we, as the stewards of this noble aircraft, continue to fly and maintain the very airframe that was the backbone to achieving victory.” Source: D-Day Squadron director of operations and mission chief pilot Eric Zipkin. discussing the  Read More






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