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August 08, 2022

One on One: An Interview with Ampaire Test Pilot Elliot Seguin

Elliot Gives An Interesting, In-Depth, Perspective On The EEL, E-Flight As Only Few Can

By Anthony J. Liberatore Q: So Elliot, tell me about your amazing journey here in the Ampaire EEL from California. A: We call it the EEL, the electric EEL. So yes, the airplane was configured for a short duration, like airline hops, the islands, Scotland, Hawaii, where other airlines regularly running that only go maybe 20 minutes out and 20 minutes back. When you think about it, the goal has always been electric coast to coast, on electric, across the Pacific and while that's beautiful, we're not going to start there, and we sort of start at the other end.

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Celebrating A Half-Century Of F-15 Goodness!

More than 1,500 F-15s Are In Service Worldwide

On July 27, 1972, the Boeing F-15 flew for the first time with Chief Test Pilot Irv Burrows at the controls. Fifty years later, the 'undefeated' F-15 continues to evolve and add advanced capability to the U.S. Air Force fighter fleet. “Boeing is proud of the F-15’s proven performance and of our shared legacy on this platform with the U.S. Air Force and operators around the world,” said Prat Kumar, vice president of F-15 Programs.

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Cardinal Owners: Cult or Exuberant Enthusiasm?

Can’t Keep A Good Bird Down

By Gene Yarbrough One of the benefits of attending the annual Oshkosh pilgrimage is to meet and greet with similar like-minded lunatics. Cessna 177 Cardinal owners are certainly birds that flock together. The Cardinal Flyers Organization held a luncheon at the SOS Brothers food tent just off Wittman Field grounds during OSH22.

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I Hart Flying, Scholarships for Aviation Interested Women

The Industry NEEDS Every Type Of Interested Person

By Gene Yarbrough In its five-year anniversary celebration, I Hart Flying Foundation (IHFF) pulled together multiple partners for their Industry Connect themed scholarship opportunity launched at EAA AirVenture. Four aviation companies have stepped up with Big Harts to collectively support I Hart Flying’s largest scholarship opportunity yet! They include Immaculate Flight, Paragon Aviation Group, AEG Fuels and Dassault Falcon Jet.

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Navy Delivers First Upgraded CN-235 to RMAF

First Flight Took Place In Oct. 2021

The U.S. Navy has delivered the first of three Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) CN-235 military transport aircraft converted to a maritime patrol platform. This comes just three-and-a-half years after the U.S. signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance to begin increasing the capability and interoperability of U.S. and Malaysian forces.

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Classic Aero-TV: Learning From QuadRotors - The Arcturus UAV VTOL

From 2014 (YouTube Version): Quadrotor Technology Adapted To A Fixed Wing UAV...

In this video you’re going to see an airplane that can take off and land vertically and transition to winged high flight. Okay, it must be the V-22 Osprey or possibly the F-35B Lightning ll or, of course, there’s the Arcturus UAV....The what? ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell attended the 2014 convention of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) and talked with the D’Milo Hallerberg, the president of Arcturus UAV.

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NTSB Prelim: Bell UH-1H

Had Been Flying Firefighting Missions In Support Of The U.S. Forest Service

On July 16, 2022, about 1920 mountain daylight time, a Bell UH-1H, N911SZ, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Chapelle, New Mexico. The pilot, two tactical flight observers, and the rescue specialist sustained fatal injuries. The helicopter was operated as a Title 41 United States Code public aircraft flight. After several firefighting missions were flown in support of the U.S. Forest Service, the helicopter was fueled at Las Vegas Municipal Airport (LVS), Las Vegas, New Mexico.

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AD: Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Airplanes

AD 2022-16-04 Requires Inspecting The Horizontal Stabilizer Lower Skin...

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation (Gulfstream) Model GV and GV-SP airplanes. This AD was prompted by corrosion of the horizontal stabilizer lower bonded skin assemblies. This AD requires inspecting the horizontal stabilizer lower skin and associated bonded doublers and bonded stringers, repairing any area with corrosion beyond allowable damage limits, and incorporating revisions to the airworthiness limitations section (ALS) in the existing aircraft maintenance manual (AMM) or progressive maintenance program.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.08.22)

Aero Linx: The US Helicopter Safety Team (USHST) The US Helicopter Safety Team (USHST) is a volunteer team of US government and industry stakeholders formed to improve the safety of civil helicopter operations in the National Airspace System. The USHST is a partner of the Vertical Aviation Safety Team (VAST).

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.08.22): Radar Point Out

Radar Point Out An action taken by a controller to transfer the radar identification of an aircraft to another controller if the aircraft will or may enter the airspace or protected airspace of another controller and radio communications will not be transferred.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (08.08.22)

“While our scholarships are fully based on merit and it’s an intensive application process, it is well worth it in the end for our scholarship recipients. Each scholar is provided more than $3,000 worth of flight training supplies, training aids, packages, and travel support from across our industry partnerships, in addition to funds awarded toward their flight training.”  Source: Rachelle Spector, Founder and CEO of the I Hart Flying Foundation, explaining their scholarship program.

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