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August 14, 2022

If It Isn't Broke... FAA Moves to Dynamic System

EAD, AD, and Biweekly ADs Moved Over to Dynamic Regulatory System

The FAA has announced the impending migration of Airworthiness Directives to the Dynamic Regulatory System, or DRS, that will result in all ADs being published on the new system from August 16th, 2022. Mind you; we're not sure what was wrong with the old system... the very same that nearly all of aviation was quite used to. The change will allow the administration to simplify the record keeping and dissemination of documents contained within its Regulatory Guidance Library.

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NASA Announces Astronaut Corps Ready For Artemis

Moon Project to Draw Upon Whole Corps of all Flight-Qualified Astronauts

NASA has announced that the entire body of qualified astronauts in current service with the agency stand as possible selections for the upcoming Artemis program. The change was a bit of a surprise and contravenes the impression given to the space community 2 years earlier when NASA announced the group of candidates it intended to draw upon for Artemis staffing.

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Joby Aviation Expands DOD Affiliation

USAF and USMC Partnerships Advance eVTOL

Joby Aviation, the California-based, Toyota-backed designer and builder of Electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (eVTOL) vehicles, is expanding its existing contract with the U.S. Air Force’s Agility Prime program—an initiative the service launched in 2020 to experiment, test, and generally hasten the development of eVTOL for cross commercial and military use. Joby’s Department of Defense (DOD) contract now includes a partnership with the U.S. Marine Corps, which will test the suitability of Joby’s eVTOL to non-combat missions such as resupply, relocation of personnel, and emergency medical response.

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Klyde Morris (08.05.22)

Klyde Based This On A REAL Conversation With SouthWest... Just Days Ago...


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The List Keeps Growing... Fighter Aircraft Lost at Sea

Third-Down and 300-Million

The notion that tragedies occur in sets of three has been proved apocryphal. There is no “Rule of Threes;” but there ought to be. Since November 2021, aircraft carrier mishaps have sent a trio of NATO fighter jets—two of them highly-advanced F-35 Lightning II variants worth well over $230-million—to watery and opprobrious graves.

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Central Colorado UAS Begins Fundraising for Drone Park Improvements

Matched Grant of $25,000 Becomes Goal for Drone Education Facilities

The Central Colorado UAS Organization continues its work in forging model infrastructure for uncrewed aircraft support, announcing the receipt of grant payments for enhancements to the Buena Vista Drone Training Park. The announcement outlines the first half of $50,000 in funding that will be used to establish a "smart portable classroom and other education initiatives', allowing the CCUAS to build on its drone flight facilities with some educational infrastructure.

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Nonprofit Honors Buckeye Aerospace Heritage

Ohio Air & Space Hall of Fame Raises Roof

The Ohio Air & Space Hall of Fame and Learning Center (OAS) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit about the noble work of connecting students, scholars, and visitors of any and all bents with the achievements of Ohioan aerospace pioneers the likes of the Wright Brothers, Eddie Rickenbacker, John Glenn, and Neil Armstrong—to name a few. The organization will presently set about the work of renovating the historic Port Columbus terminal and tower into its new home. The work will be funded in part by a $275,000 grant from the City of Columbus.

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Classic Aero-TV At OSH21: GAMI Fuels The Next-Gen ‘AvGas’ Revolution

From Oshkosh 2021 (YouTube Version): G100UL Unleaded Avgas Is The Final Result Of Years Of Dedicated Research And Careful Design

Jim Campbell, Aero-News Editor in Chief, talks about the newest developments at General Aviation Modifications, Inc. (GAMI) with Chief Engineer George Braly and President Tim Roehl. GAMI has been undergoing a grueling certification process to obtain an STC for an improved, unleaded, affordable aviation gasoline to replace classic 100LL. While the low-lead fuel is the mainstay for general aviation, increasing environmental

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NTSB Prelim: Piper PA-28-235

Passenger Stated To The Friend That They Were Having Maintenance Issues

On July 22, 2022, about 1845 central daylight time, a Piper PA-28-235 airplane, N8542W, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Seguin, Texas. The pilot and passenger were fatally injured. The airplane was operated by the pilot as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. The accident flight departed Elm Creek Airpark (0TX6), Seguin, Texas, with a reported destination of Natchitoches Regional Airport (IER), Natchitoches, Louisiana.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.14.22)

Aero Linx: International Air & Transportation Safety Bar Association (IATSBA) Originally founded in 1984 as the National Transportation Safety Board Bar Association, today’s International Air & Transportation Safety Bar Association (IATSBA) has grown to comprise attorneys from across the United States and other parts of the globe.  Many routinely practice before the United States National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Department of Transportation (DOT), and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). While the original focus of the group centered on representation of pilots and aviation businesses in regulatory, certificati

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.14.22): On-Course Indication

On-Course Indication An indication on an instrument, which provides the pilot a visual means of determining that the aircraft is located on the centerline of a given navigational track, or an indication on a radar scope that an aircraft is on a given track.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (08.14.22)

“Our end goal is, the United States of America is half men, half women. Well, space should be at least that... If we cannot make these spacecraft equitable, and we can’t fly any type of person on them, then we need to look at our systems and reevaluate.” Source: Reid Weisman, chief over the astronaut program, parroting the Biden Administration's politically correct rhetoric, seemingly placing as much emphasis on social engineering as aerospace engineering.

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