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Tue, Feb 20, 2024

Coast Guard MH65 Assists In Rescuing 4 From Sinking Vessel Off FL Keys

MH-65 "Dolphin" Helicopter Crew Out Of CGAS Miami Was Launched To Assist 

The Coast Guard rescued four people off a sinking boat south of Dry Tortugas National Park early Monday morning... as most of us were probably contemplating a bowl of Cheerios... The individuals were rescued amid heavy seas and weather caused by a passing storm after an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) was activated on board their vessel. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard’s Seventh District Command Center and Sector Key West received the distress signal and diverted the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Charles David, Jr. towards the boat’s position, approximately 35 nautical miles south of the Dry Tortugas. An MH-65 "Dolphin" helicopter crew out of Coast Guard Air Station Miami was also launched to the scene.

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Tue, Feb 20, 2024

Classic Aero-TV: The Bally Bomber - The All Time Ultimate Warbird Replica?

From 2018 (YouTube Version): Aero-News Talks With The Airplane's Builder

One of the many unique airplanes at AirVenture 2018 was a 1/3-scale B-17 bomber built by Jack Bally, who talked about the 17-year project with Aero-News at the show last summer. Bally said that the idea was born over "too much beer one night with a bunch of buddies" as they talked about what kind of airplane they could build that would be the only one of its kind. They settled on the B-17, because as far as they knew, there were no flying 4-engine scale models WWII airplanes. They had originally intended to build a B-24, but that airplane would not scale properly.

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Sun, Feb 18, 2024

NORAD Deals With Multi-Day Russian Aircraft Incursions

Detects A Number of Russian Aircraft Operating In Alaskan ADIZ

The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) detected and tracked four Russian military aircraft operating in the Alaska Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) on February 9, 2024. The Russian aircraft remained in international airspace and did not enter American or Canadian sovereign airspace. This is the third time NORAD detected and tracked Russian aircraft in four days. This Russian activity in the Alaska ADIZ occurs regularly and is not seen as a threat.

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Sun, Feb 18, 2024

Pyka Delivers First Large-scale Autonomous Electric Cargo Aircraft to AFWERX

This Is The First Delivery In A Fleet Of Three Pyka Pelican Cargo

Flight operations personnel from Pyka and AFWERX gathered on the tarmac at New Braunfels National Airport to witness the arrival of Pyka's Pelican Cargo, a large-scale autonomous electric cargo aircraft with a 400-pound payload capacity and 200-mile range, built for remote off-airport operations. This is the first delivery in a fleet of three Pyka Pelican Cargo on lease to AFWERX, the innovation arm of the Department of Air Force (DAF) and a directorate within the Air Force Research Laboratory, for the United States Air Force's Agility Prime program. The program will explore operational use cases for Pyka's technology to address the most pressing challenges in the DAF.

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