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April 18, 2024

BRM Aero, H55 Announce B23 Energetic Fully Electric CS-23 GA Bird

BRM Aero and H55 Announce All Electric B23 Energic

BRM Aero and H55 have announced the upcoming commercial availability of the B23 Energic, the first fully electric aircraft in the CS-23 general aviation category. The development opens the order book for 2025 deliveries, with initial batches earmarked for a select group of flight schools under favorable commercial conditions. The collaboration between BRM Aero, known for their 2-seater training aircraft, and H55, a leader in electric propulsion systems, signifies a significant advancement in aviation technology. The B23 Energic offers a flight endurance of one hour plus reserves, with a charging time of approximately one hour depending on conditions. This efficiency presents a sustainable alt

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CAF Normandy C-47s To Fly at Salis Museum, France in June

CAF Will Bring C-47 and R4D Normandy Vets to Salis Museum in June 

This June, the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) is bringing two significant pieces of World War II aviation history to the Salis Museum in France for an exceptional event commemorating the 80th anniversary of D-Day. The aircraft, the C-47 "That's All, Brother" and the R4D "Ready 4 Duty," will be part of a larger exhibit organized by the Salis Flying Museum, the D-Day Squadron, and the French Wing of the CAF. Scheduled for Wednesday, June 12, 2024, the event allows the public to explore these historic aircraft closely. Admission is set at 19€, providing an affordable opportunity for history enthusiasts and the general public to engage with a pivotal piece of World War II

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Airborne 04.12.24: SnF24!, G100UL Is Here, Holy Micro, Plane Tags

Also: Seaplane Pilots Association, Rotax 916’s First Year, Gene Conrad

After a decade and a half of struggling with the FAA and other aero-politics, G100UL is in production and there are a million gallons currently available. You can NEVER have too many good aids in keeping a flight safe... Holy Micro has an interesting approach to keeping pilots informed. The folks at Plane Tags have collected memorabilia from over 200 aircraft of all makes and categories... And offer mementos of great planes in aviation’s proud history. SPA’s Steve McCaughey updates the Airborne team on the latest and greatest in one of the aviation world&rsquo

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Airborne 04.16.24: RV Update, Affordable Flying Expo, Diamond Lil

Also: B-29 Superfortress Reunion, FAA Wants Controllers, Spirit Airlines Pulls Back, Gogo Galileo 

Van's Aircraft posted a short video recapping the goings-on around their reorganization as they continue to move away from the brink, and by all accounts, things are going great. Clyde Hamstreet indicated that things are going pretty well in the Chapter 11 process, and they expect their reorganization plan to be approved by the court come May. Hammerstreet noted, with pleasure, that few companies in a similar position manage to survive the process, but Van's is sitting pretty. The Affordable Flying Expo is on the books for January 9th throu

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Grumman Gifts 1:1 James Webb Model to Space Foundation

Model Finds Home in Kids' Museum

Northrop Grumman has handed over ownership of a full scale model of the NASA James Webb Space Telescope, granting it to the Space Foundation for display in their museum in Colorado. The model once graced skylines across the country for a time, garnering interest as it displayed the unusual multi-sail protective sheeting and convex lens. The model helped to raise awareness of the next-gen telescope program, but now it can head on to rest at the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs. "From New York to Paris, this life-size replica of the Webb Telescope inspired communities around the world and, in doing so, invited friends and families to explore the cosmos together to better understand the

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Boeing Grabs Almost 10 Million Gallons of Blended SAF for In-House Ops

Shell Game of SAF Storage Shows That Nascent Fuel Industry Requires Some Planning At This Stage

Boeing was pleased to announce the purchase of 9.4 million gallons of blended sustainable jet fuel for use in its US commercial operations, offering a small pocket positive PR in a never ending slurry of drama. The blended fuel sports a 70/30 split, with the lesser portion coming from waste by-products like kitchen fats, greases, oils, and the like. All 10 million gallons will be put into the Boeing ecoDemonstrator program, for one, with the rest spread out over company flights when they can use it. Interestingly, Boeing couldn't just grab all of that fuel in one place, having to spread out their total order across their own facilities and partner

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Airborne 04.11.24: SnF24!, King's 50th, Top Rudder, Aileronics

Also: Flight Club, Jet Shades, MyGoFlight’s FlightFlix Acquisition

FIFTY YEARS! What a milestone for the aviation world’s master aero-education duo! John, Martha, along with their CEO Barry Knutilla have come to Sun ‘n Fuin to celebrate a half-century of keeping us educated while also casting eyes upon the future. Ya want to land and take off REALLY short? Ya want to keep it simple? Ya want it to cost less than your house? Bryce Angell’s newly created Top Rudder aircraft has some affordable, highly capable STOL-ready aero-toys for you! The ultimate cockpit visual aid? Aileronics has introduced the Sentinel, a portable senso

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Australian Air Taxi Operator Chooses Electra Aero

Wilbur Air Goes Shopping for Sustainable Aviation Down Under

Electric air taxi operator Skyportz announced a new subsidiary to provide all-electric operations under the Wilbur Air name, adding another future carrier to the Australian travel landscape. Wilbur Air opted to go with Electra.Aero's eSTOL for their flagship aircraft, inking a deal for 100 units with the American manufacturer. Wilbur Air does say that they won't just rest with the single-model fleet though, future buys will add everything from heavy lift and drone delivery to long-range sustainable passenger transit. 

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NetJets Pilots Ratify Revised Contract

Reised NetJets Pilot Contract Comes After Year of Negotiations

NetJets pilots have ratified a revised employment contract after a year of tough negotiations, marking a significant development in the aviation industry. This new agreement, approved by a majority vote among the pilots, promises a substantial 52.5% increase in overall compensation, reflecting the pilots' pivotal role in the company's operations. The ratification process ended a period of acrimonious discussions between NetJets and the NetJets Association of Shared Aircraft Pilots (NJASAP). The negotiation outcomes have been overwhelmingly positive, with 78.31% of the voting members in favor of the new terms, compared to 21.69% against, showcasing strong support for the revised co

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Tragic: Test Engineer Killed by Prop Lost Situational Awareness

Engineer Dies of Prop Strike at Gray Butte Airfield

The tragic incident involving Stephanie Cosme at Gray Butte Airfield underscores critical issues in operational safety and situational awareness in high-risk environments. Cosme, a 32-year-old test engineer employed by Sumaria Systems, LLC, was fatally injured on September 7, 2023, when she walked into a rotating propeller of an MQ-9A Reaper drone during a ground test. The Air Force's investigation into the accident highlighted several key factors contributing to the unfortunate event. Firstly, the report indicates that Cosme was inadequately trained on how to properly approach the aircraft while conducting telemetry readings.

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Airborne-Flight Training 04.17.24: Feds Need Controllers, Spirit Delay, Redbird

Also: Martha King Scholarship, Montaer Grows, Textron Updates Pistons, FlySto

The FAA is hiring thousands of air traffic controllers, but the window to apply will only be open for a short time. The FAA has issued a call to action, requesting anyone and everyone meeting the relatively accommodating standards. They will have to bolster their numbers soon, with plans to hire 1,800 more controllers this year, and another 2,000 in 2025. Spirit Airlines announced its decision to defer the delivery of new Airbus aircraft and furlough approximately 260 pilots. The budget airline, headquartered in Miramar, Florida, is taking these measures as part of its s

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Airborne 04.10.24: SnF24!, A50 Heritage Reveal, HeliCycle!, Montaer MC-01

Also: Bushcat Woes, Hummingbird 300 SL 4-Seat Heli Kit, Carbon Cub UL

The newest Junkers is a faithful recreation that mates a 7-cylinder Verner radial engine to the airframe offered last year with a Rotax 912... but a desire for more historic accuracy led to the A50 Heritage. The Helicycle has gone through a number of owners and iterations but looks to be in good hands with a company that keeps tweaking and improving this unique turbine single-engine, single-seat kit helicopter. The Brazilian Montaer MC-01 is about to be joined by a four-place sibling, the MC-04. The two-seater is holding its own though with a number of impressive fleet sales and growing pop

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IMPORTANT: eSportPlane Resource Guide Survey Data Sought

Easy Online Forms Available For Sport Plane Manufacturers And Suppliers To Be Listed In The Upcoming eSPRG

Work on the SportPlane Resource Guide is going well… Albeit a little bit behind schedule, because as we got into this process, things became a bit more complicated simply because we learned we could do an even better job at certain aspects of this project than we thought from the beginning. They say that the enemy of true quality is the phrase "good enough" and we want to be far more than “good enough.” FMI: www.sportplane.com, Read More

Klyde Morris (04.15.24)

Klyde Explains Why He Missed SUN n FUN (and A REALLY Great Show)

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Airborne Programming Continues Serving SportAv With 'Airborne-Affordable Flyers'

With The eSPRG Only Weeks Away From Its Start Date, A-AF Will Help To Support Sport Flyers, Worldwide

With the all-new and all-digital SportPlane Resource Guide getting ready for publication early next year, the Aero-News Network is pleased to announce yet another addition to the Airborne video news programming roster… Airborne-Affordable Flyers. Dedicated to keeping people up-to-date on the most affordable aspects of sport and general aviation, Airborne-Affordable Flyers is one of our most exciting offerings yet. A-AF will delve into more than just the current LSA community, but look at all aspects of aviation to examine and ev

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NTSB Final Report: Cessna 172C

After Flying For About 4 Hours, The Engine Lost Power And (Pilot) Executed A Forced Landing On A Road

Analysis: The pilot reported that she filled the airplane with fuel before departure. After flying for about 4 hours, the engine lost power and she executed a forced landing on a road about 1.5 miles from the destination airport. During the landing roll, the airplane impacted two street signs and a power pole guy wire which resulted in substantial damage to the airplane’s left wing and fuselage. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures that would have precluded normal operation.

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Classic Aero-TV: ICAS Perspectives – What Makes a Perfect Loop?

From 2010 (YouTube Version): Leading Air Show Performers Give Their Perspective and Advice

On December 6th through December 9th, the Paris Las Vegas Hotel hosted over 1,500 air show professionals and enthusiasts to the 2009 International Council of Air Shows Convention. Started in 1967, the annual ICAS Convention provides professionals a community forum in which to network with industry leaders, plan upcoming air shows, and offer continued support to fellow performers and representatives. This year's convention saw a two percent increase in attendance over the 2008 convention despite the struggling economy; ICAS President John Cudahy expressed optimism going

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We're Accepting Resumes -- AND Hiring! ANN Puts Out 'Help Wanted' Sign

BIG Upgrades In The Works --- ANN Is Seeking EXCEPTIONAL New Staffers

The last few years have been about as challenging a time as we can recall... but we survive (yeah, we're kinda surprised, too) and look forward to 2023 and what we see as a very rewarding (and yes, still challenging) new generation of activities at ANN. After some truly weird times during the pandemic, ANN continues to expand slowly, but surely, and we have some truly intriguing upgrades coming up over the next few months. In other words, we're about to grow again -- REALLY/TRULY -- and in some novel directions. The much-appreciated expansion of  Read More

Expanding Our Vast Horizons... ANN Now Available on Roku and FireTV!

And That's But One Of Over A Dozen Major Developments Planned For The Next Year Or So

Aero-News Network is now available on Roku and Amazon FireTV! That’s right folks. You can now get your daily dose of aviation news… right on the ol' giggle box! This is an EPIC development for our network, one of many to come, and we’re thrilled to offer you this new way to watch our news programming. Whether you’re a traditional website reader, podcast listener, or YouTube subscriber, we’re dedicated to giving you quality, honest, aviation news that you can trust and broadening our reach and audience aggressively in the coming years, so that we may both Grow and Inform the aviatio

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Aero-Biz Survival 101 (1120a): Expert Ideas To Help You Through Tough Times

Brand New! Avoid The Need For A Comeback... Get Your Marketing Right, Right Now!

Some time ago, the Aero-News Network, responding to numerous requests, established a marketing and communications sister company by the name of AEROPRENEUER... and it's been doing amazing work under these difficult circumstances -- and getting results! We're getting rave reviews from our clients, and working hard to earn the trust of a number of new marketing partners along the way. ANN's Amber Cedroni has come up with a few tips to help aero-businesses stay alive in these tough times, and

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The SportPlane Resource Guide RETURNS!!!!

Emphasis On Growing The Future of Aviation Through Concentration on 'AFFORDABLE FLYERS'

It's been a number of years since the Latest Edition of Jim Campbell's HUGE SportPlane Resource Guide first saw the light of day. That massive 1100 page book last featured over 800 exciting sport aircraft from all over the SportPlane universe... at a time when the SportPlane industry was still a healthy, thriving enterprise (those were the days...). While there has been some consideration, off and on, toward updating the nearly 5 pound book, the near implosion of the SportPlane and kit industry over the last decade has made such a pursuit an unwieldy one... until now.

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Read/Watch/Listen... ANN Does It All

There Are SO Many Ways To Get YOUR Aero-News!

It’s been a while since we have reminded everyone about all the ways we offer your daily dose of aviation news on-the-go...so here is a full list of ways you can subscribe to our channels and get notifications when there are new episodes or breaking news! 1) Subscribe To Our Newsletter When surveyed, almost half of our audience shared with us that they rely on our daily newsletter to get their aviation news for the day and stay up-to-date in their field or craft. Are you subscribed yet? If not, use the link below to receive our daily Propwash emails that always feature a feed of our latest stories and breaking news. SUBSCRIBE >&g

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.18.24)

Aero Linx: Warbirds of America The EAA Warbirds of America, a division of the Experimental Aircraft Association in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, is a family of owners, pilots and enthusiasts of “warbirds,” or ex-military aircraft. Our purpose is: To promote and encourage the preservation and operation of World War II and other such aircraft that are representative of military aviation operations, and to educate its members and other interested persons in methods of safe operation and maintenance of World War II and other such aircraft that are representative of military aviation operations.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.18.24): Hold-In-Lieu Of Procedure Turn

Hold-In-Lieu Of Procedure Turn A hold-in-lieu of procedure turn shall be established over a final or intermediate fix when an approach can be made from a properly aligned holding pattern. The hold-in-lieu of procedure turn permits the pilot to align with the final or intermediate segment of the approach and/or descend in the holding pattern to an altitude that will permit a normal descent to the final approach fix altitude. The hold-in-lieu of procedure turn is a required maneuver (the same as a procedure turn) unless the aircraft is being radar vectored to the final approach course, when “NoPT” is shown on the approach chart, or when the pilot requests or the controller advises the pilot

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ANN FAQ: How Do I Become A News Spy?

We're Everywhere... Thanks To You!

Even with the vast resources and incredibly far-reaching scope of the Aero-News Network, every now and then a story that should be reported on slips through our fingers. There's a lot of news out there, and sometimes we just don't get to all of it... so we came up with the idea of News Spies.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.18.24)

"From New York to Paris, this life-size replica of the Webb Telescope inspired communities around the world and, in doing so, invited friends and families to explore the cosmos together to better understand the origins of the universe. Today, we mark a new chapter for the replica's new home so it may continue to inspire future generations of scientists and engineers." Source: Chris Adams, vice president and general manager, strategic space systems, Northrop Grumman, following their handing over ownership of a full scale model of the NASA James Webb Space Telescope, granting it to the Space Foundation for display in their museum in Colorado.

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April 17, 2024

Sport Aviation Alliance Laying Groundwork for No-Holds-Barred Consumer Advocacy

Paul Poberezny's Lesser-Known Organizational Baby is In Good Hands

Paul Poberezny's work needs little introduction in the world of experimental aviation, sport flying, and hobbyist aeronautics, being attached to what has grown into a titan today. Sometimes, growth makes it easy to miss the little things, and today's "little guy" is smarting more than ever just looking at the price tags of "cheap" aircraft. Poberezny, seeing similar things while he was still with us, tried to forestall such a development, beginning the Sport Aviation Association, a group that centered itself entirely on the average everyday pilot. Now, a passionate group of industry vets have inherited the charter of Paul Poberezny's lesser-known organizational baby, and they'

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Florida Air Force Reserve Group Returns To Tyndall AFB

The 44th FG Is Transitioning Alongside The 325th Fighter Wing

The 44th Fighter Group, Air Force Reserve, conducted its first flying unit training assembly at Tyndall Air Force Base, April 6, since returning to Tyndall. This training proved valuable for the pilots and maintainers by giving them hands-on experience with F-35A Lightning IIs and their first local sortie since departing Tyndall prior to Hurricane Michael. The 44th FG is transitioning alongside the 325th Fighter Wing to become a fully capable fifth-generation aircraft combat unit, and these training experiences provide the framework needed to produce unrivaled combat airpower through mission-ready Airmen. 

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Airborne 04.11.24: SnF24!, King's 50th, Top Rudder, Aileronics

Also: Flight Club, Jet Shades, MyGoFlight’s FlightFlix Acquisition

FIFTY YEARS! What a milestone for the aviation world’s master aero-education duo! John, Martha, along with their CEO Barry Knutilla have come to Sun ‘n Fuin to celebrate a half-century of keeping us educated while also casting eyes upon the future. Ya want to land and take off REALLY short? Ya want to keep it simple? Ya want it to cost less than your house? Bryce Angell’s newly created Top Rudder aircraft has some affordable, highly capable STOL-ready aero-toys for you! The ultimate cockpit visual aid? Aileronics has introduced the Sentinel, a portable sensor that

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Disabled Woman Has Transformative Experience Learning to Fly From Home

Disabled Londoner Learns to Fly At Home Through Aerobility

Yvonne, a 56-year-old disabled woman from London, has found a new lease on life after learning to fly from home using Aerobility's Virtual Aviation Experience (VAE). Living with disabilities that significantly affect her mobility, speech, and emotional well-being, Yvonne's journey began after suffering a stroke in 2021, which left her with severe impairments. Aerobility, a UK charity dedicated to changing lives by offering access to the magic of flight to anyone with any disability, has provided Yvonne with a transformative experience through its free VAE course. Funded by the UK Government and powered by GeoFS, an accessible web-based flight simulator, the VAE course opens up the wor

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Airborne 04.12.24: SnF24!, G100UL Is Here, Holy Micro, Plane Tags

Also: Seaplane Pilots Association, Rotax 916’s First Year, Gene Conrad

After a decade and a half of struggling with the FAA and other aero-politics, G100UL is in production and there are a million gallons currently available. You can NEVER have too many good aids in keeping a flight safe... Holy Micro has an interesting approach to keeping pilots informed. The folks at Plane Tags have collected memorabilia from over 200 aircraft of all makes and categories... And offer mementos of great planes in aviation’s proud history. SPA’s Steve McCaughey updates the Airborne team on the latest and greatest in one of the aviation world’s cool

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Airborne 04.16.24: RV Update, Affordable Flying Expo, Diamond Lil

Also: B-29 Superfortress Reunion, FAA Wants Controllers, Spirit Airlines Pulls Back, Gogo Galileo 

Van's Aircraft posted a short video recapping the goings-on around their reorganization as they continue to move away from the brink, and by all accounts, things are going great. Clyde Hamstreet indicated that things are going pretty well in the Chapter 11 process, and they expect their reorganization plan to be approved by the court come May. Hammerstreet noted, with pleasure, that few companies in a similar position manage to survive the process, but Van's is sitting pretty. The Affordable Flying Expo is on the books for January 9th through the

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Airborne-Flight Training 04.17.24: Feds Need Controllers, Spirit Delay, Redbird

Also: Martha King Scholarship, Montaer Grows, Textron Updates Pistons, FlySto

The FAA is hiring thousands of air traffic controllers, but the window to apply will only be open for a short time. The FAA has issued a call to action, requesting anyone and everyone meeting the relatively accommodating standards. They will have to bolster their numbers soon, with plans to hire 1,800 more controllers this year, and another 2,000 in 2025. Spirit Airlines announced its decision to defer the delivery of new Airbus aircraft and furlough approximately 260 pilots. The budget airline, headquartered in Miramar, Florida, is taking these measures as part of its strategy

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Airborne 04.10.24: SnF24!, A50 Heritage Reveal, HeliCycle!, Montaer MC-01

Also: Bushcat Woes, Hummingbird 300 SL 4-Seat Heli Kit, Carbon Cub UL

The newest Junkers is a faithful recreation that mates a 7-cylinder Verner radial engine to the airframe offered last year with a Rotax 912... but a desire for more historic accuracy led to the A50 Heritage. The Helicycle has gone through a number of owners and iterations but looks to be in good hands with a company that keeps tweaking and improving this unique turbine single-engine, single-seat kit helicopter. The Brazilian Montaer MC-01 is about to be joined by a four-place sibling, the MC-04. The two-seater is holding its own though with a number of impressive fleet sales and growing pop

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IWASM and Southern Tier Brewing Cleveland Team on 3rd Annual Trivia Night

International Women's Air & Space Museum is teaming up with Southern Tier Brewing Cleveland for the 3rd Annual Trivia Night

The International Women's Air & Space Museum is teaming up with Southern Tier Brewing Cleveland for the 3rd Annual Trivia Night on April 30, 2024. The event, running from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. EDT, will challenge participants with questions on space, museums, and Cleveland history. Proceeds from ticket sales will support IWASM's educational programs, which include a variety of initiatives such as the Dinner with a Slice of History Program, Speakers Bureau, Lunch and Learns, tours, field trips, and summer camps. The trivia night aims to bolster a dedicated education fund to ensure that K-12 programs remain accessible

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Airbus Sees Big Growth in Commercial Aircraft Services

Airbus Forecasts 45% Increase in Global Services Forecast

 In a recent announcement from Herndon, Virginia, Airbus has outlined a robust growth trajectory for North America's commercial aircraft services market, projecting an expansion to $45 billion by 2042, from its current valuation of $31 billion. This forecast, a 45% increase, is anchored in Airbus' latest Global Services Forecast (GSF), reflecting the region's swift recovery in the post-pandemic era and a steady passenger traffic growth with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.1%.

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Airborne 04.09.24: SnF24!, Piper-DeltaHawk!, Fisher Update, Junkers

Also: ForeFlight Upgrades, Cicare USA, Vittorazi Engines, EarthX

We have a number of late-breaking news highlights from the 2024 Innovation Preview... which was PACKED with real news and probably broke more real news in one day than any other aviation event... again! The big announcement of the 2024 Sun n Fun Innovation Preview? Piper is working alongside the Deltahawk diesel folks on what could eventually show up as a Diesel Piper PA-44 Seminole... which would be a VERY fuel-thrifty airplane. Not content to produce a classic aircraft with an inline engine, Junkers has updated... or backdated for that matter the A50 platform with an honest-to-goodness ra

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Airborne 04.09.24: SnF24!, Piper-DeltaHawk!, Fisher Update, Junkers

Also: ForeFlight Upgrades, Cicare USA, Vittorazi Engines, EarthX

We have a number of late-breaking news highlights from the 2024 Innovation Preview... which was PACKED with real news and probably broke more real news in one day than any other aviation event... again! The big announcement of the 2024 Sun n Fun Innovation Preview? Piper is working alongside the Deltahawk diesel folks on what could eventually show up as a Diesel Piper PA-44 Seminole... which would be a VERY fuel-thrifty airplane. Not content to produce a classic aircraft with an inline engine, Junkers has updated... or backdated for that matter the A50 platform with an honest-to-good

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Quaynote Organizes Future Opportunities for Seaplanes and Amphibious Aviation

FOSAA Conference Focuses on Seaplanes and Amphibious Aviation

In an impressive showcase of global interest and industry solidarity, the Future Opportunities for Seaplanes and Amphibious Aviation (FOSAA) conference marked its successful debut in Venice on March 20, 2024. Organized by Quaynote Communications and Arena Group, this event brought together a diverse array of stakeholders from the vibrant resurgence and untapped potential within the seaplane and amphibious aviation sectors.

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Ultra-Prop II: Sharpening a Classic Blade with Some Modern Tech

Classic Light Prop Gains More Options with a Price Cut, to Boot

The newest contender on the Ultralight scene is Ultra-Prop and their Ultra-Prop II, a new, lightweight design aimed at ultralights and experimental. The new Ultra-Prop II aims to strike the optimal balance between efficiency, weight, and performance in all phases of flight. The Ultra-Prop II sports enough adjustability to fine-tune the pitch as desired, with a variety of pitch blocks offered from 8 to 13 degrees. Ultra-Prop adds no twist to its blades, so those block measurements are essentially fairly comparable to blade angles on traditional offerings.

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NTSB Final Report: Javron PA-12 Replica

Following The Water Landing, The Airplane Came To Rest Inverted In The River

Analysis: The pilot reported that he was landing the airplane on the water and that after he conducted his before landing “GUMP” checklist he extended the landing gear on his amphibious airplane in error. Following the water landing, the airplane came to rest inverted in the river and sustained substantial damage to both wings and the windscreen. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

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Classic Aero-TV: WomenVenture 2019 - The Only Regret You'll Have is Not Trying

From 2019 (YouTube Version): Celebrating Women In Aviation At AirVenture 2019

WomenVenture is the largest gathering of passionate female aviators and aviation enthusiasts, held each year during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh since 2008. 2019 marked the 12th year for the celebration. Activities included a networking social, annual group photo with more than 1,000 women on Boeing Plaza, and a ‘Power Lunch’ with keynote speaker U.S. Air Force Col. Kim “Killer Chick” Campbell.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.17.24)

Aero Linx: Space Medicine Association (SMA) The Space Medicine Association of the Aerospace Medical Association is organized exclusively for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes, including for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code. The objective of the organization shall be: To advance the science and art of the aerospace life sciences and engineering sciences related to thereof, with special reference to problems existing in the space environment...

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ANN FAQ: Contact Us (Updated)

Update: This Is How To Get To Us!

Aero-News relocated its Global Headquarters from one aviation centric location some time ago... near Northeast Florida Regional Airport in St. Augustine... to a spot near both Cecil Field and Herlong Airport. Aero-News Network 1335 Kingsley Ave., #831, Orange Park, FL, 32067. 863-299-8680

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.17.24): Jamming

Jamming Denotes emissions that do not mimic Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) signals (e.g., GPS and WAAS), but rather interfere with the civil receiver's ability to acquire and track GNSS signals.  Jamming can result in denial of GNSS navigation, positioning, timing and aircraft dependent functions. 

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.17.24)

"Sometimes, growth makes it easy to miss the little things, and today's "little guy" is smarting more than ever just looking at the price tags of "cheap" aircraft. Poberezny, seeing similar things while he was still with us, tried to forestall such a development, beginning the Sport Aviation Association, a group that centered itself entirely on the average everyday pilot. Now, a passionate group of industry vets have inherited the charter of Paul Poberezny's lesser-known organizational baby, and they're taking up his mission anew." Source: An excerpt from the narrative describing the need and genesis of the new 'Aviation Alliance.'

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Airborne-Flight Training 04.17.24: Feds Need Controllers, Spirit Delay, Redbird Flt

 Also: Martha King Scholarship, Montaer Grows, Textron Updates Pistons, FlySto

 
 
The FAA is hiring thousands of air traffic controllers, but the window to apply will only be open for a short time. The FAA has issued a call to action, requesting anyone and everyone meeting the relatively accommodating standards. They will have to bolster their numbers soon, with plans to hire 1,800 more controllers this year, and another 2,000 in 2025. Spirit Airlines announced its decision to defer the delivery of new Airbus aircraft and furlough approximately 260 pilots. The budget airline, headquartered in Miramar, Florida, is taking these measures as part of its strategy to boost liquidity amidst challenging times. Redbird Flight, manufacturer of fli

April 16, 2024

CAF's Diamond Lil Needs Some Down Time

Maintenance Waits for No One, as Warbird Pilots Know

The Commemorative Air Force's Jeremy Lashbrook, Squadron Leader for the B-29 and B-24, broke some bad news to fans looking forward to the upcoming Air Power History Tour: The B-24 Liberator, Diamond Lil', will need a lot of unanticipated maintenance. "During the annual inspection of the B-24 “Diamond Lil” this off season, we made the determination that “Lil” needs some new feathers. Due to weathering, the cloth covered rudders, ailerons, and elevators, required new paint which also meant replacing the underlying fabric. During this process, we also felt that now would be a good time to replace the flight control cables that connect the control surfaces to the pilot&r

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Jamie Klaes Awarded WAI Martha King Scholarship

One Alaskan Pilot Recognized for Stalwart Defense of Rural Flying

One pilot in the Alaskan town of Bettles has taken upon herself to keep the tradition alive, and her efforts are already making a difference in far-flung rural towns up North. Jamie Klaes has been recognized by Women in Aviation, International for her work in fostering future generations of aviators via her work with her firm, CKT Aviation and educator Alaska Excel. That work has been recognized with the WAI Martha King Scholarship for Female Flight Instructors, a financial aid package that includes $20,000 in value between a $5,000 stipend towards future flight training and the entire catalog of King Schools' aviation training curricula.

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RARA Announces Ticket Sales Open for 2024 Reno Air Show

Reno Air Racing Association Announces 2024 Reno Air Show

The Reno Air Racing Association is excited to announce that tickets are now on sale for the highly anticipated 2024 air show. Set against the backdrop of the Reno–Stead Airport, this thrilling event will run from Friday, October 4th to Sunday, October 6th. Aviation enthusiasts and thrill-seekers alike are encouraged to secure their tickets in advance for an unforgettable experience. The 2024 air show promises to deliver a mesmerizing display of aerial prowess and heart-pounding performances.

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Dallas Selected to Host AEA Convention in 2026

Texas Gets its 9th Avionics Show On the Books

Hilton Anatole of Dallas, Texas has been chosen to host the 69th iteration of the Aviation Electronics Association in 2026. The event will return to the facility for the first time since 2021, gracing the town with the collective nerdary of the avionics industry once again. It makes sense why the organization would once again set down there, given the fact that more than 10% of the AEA's membership is located in Texas, most of them centered around the Dallas-Fort Worth metro expanse. Last month, for AEA 2024, the group saw more than 1,700 people turn out, the largest number an AEA exhibition has seen in more than 6 years.

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Duncan Aviation Launches New Parts Website

Dauncan Aviation Debuts DuncanAircraftParts.com

Duncan Aviation, a leading provider of aircraft services, has recently launched a new website, DuncanAviationParts.com, dedicated to aircraft parts and in-house repair capabilities. The website boasts an extensive inventory of over 723,000 line items, valued at more than $170 million, and provides customers with the ability to easily search for parts, view high-resolution photos, check stock availability, and request instant quotes. Customers who create an account on DuncanAviationParts.com gain immediate access to view prices, available quantities, and all relevant documents, including traceability papers and 8130 dual-release tags. Additionally, account holders can make domestic outright parts

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AAR Expands MRO Facility at OKC

AAR Breaks Ground on New MRO Facility on Oklahoma City

In a significant development for the aviation MRO industry, AAR Corporation has commenced the expansion of its maintenance, repair, and overhaul facility in Oklahoma City. The groundbreaking ceremony, held Monday morning, was attended by over 150 representatives from AAR, Alaska Airlines, state and local government, and partner organizations. The new three-bay facility, adjacent to AAR's existing site at Will Rogers World Airport, is set to provide an additional 80,000+ square feet of hangar and warehouse space.

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Flight Test Simulator Designed for Certification Testing of Automated Flight

Merlin Completes Certification System Bench FLight Test Simulator

Merlin has announced the completion of its Certification System Bench, a flight test simulator designed for certification testing of its advanced automation systems. The simulator, housed at Merlin's Boston headquarters, features certifiable software and hardware components, allowing for continuous testing regardless of weather, maintenance schedules, or pilot availability.

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GAMA Adds Four Companies to Membership Roster

GAMA Adds Four New Member Companies

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association expanded its roster with the inclusion of four new associate members, each heralding innovative contributions to aviation technology. Electric Power Systems, Pivotal, Venus Aerospace, and VoltAero join GAMA's EPIC program, showcasing a shared commitment to advancing the future of flight through electric and hybrid propulsion systems, and hypersonic research. Electric Power Systems, established in 2016 and based in North Logan, Utah, specializes in high-power, scalable powertrains for electrified aviation. The company's dedication to producing smarter, lighter, and more efficient batteries positions it as a leader in powering the next generation of electric airc

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Classic Aero-TV: Heavenly Helicycle

From 2023 (YouTube Version): Sustained Flight Via Helicycle

Buford John Schramm was a remarkable man. His contributions to aviation—rotary-wing aviation in particular—are myriad and of a significance commensurate with Schramm’s having been inducted into the EAA Homebuilder’s Hall of Fame despite the fact he wasn’t an EAA member at the time of his tragic 2006 death. In addition to founding kit-h

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NTSB Prelim: Holmes William B Air Creation Twin

(Passenger) Intended On Purchasing The Aircraft, And Was Receiving Flight Instruction From The Pilot

On March 17, 2024, about 0942 mountain standard time, an experimental light-sport weightshift control Air Creation Twin, N4425L, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Gila Bend, Arizona. The pilot sustained fatal injuries and the passenger sustained minor injuries. The aircraft was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flight. According to the passenger, who was seated in the front seat, he intended on purchasing the aircraft, and was receiving flight instruction from the pilot.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.16.24)

Aero Linx: International Business Aviation Council Ltd IBAC promotes the growth of business aviation, benefiting all sectors of the industry and all regions of the world. As a non-profit, international trade association, IBAC proudly represents the interests of business aviation -- for the industry, by the industry -- through its official observer status at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), worldwide advocacy, and globally recognized, voluntary safety standards programs: the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO™), and the International Standard for Business Aviation Handlers (IS-BAH™). 

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.16.24): Chart Supplement US

Chart Supplement US A flight information publication designed for use with appropriate IFR or VFR charts which contains data on all airports, seaplane bases, and heliports open to the public including communications data, navigational facilities, airport diagrams, certain special notices, and non-regulatory procedures. This publication is issued for the conterminous U.S., Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands in seven volumes according to geographical area.

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ANN FAQ: The Airborne Partnership Initiative; Engaging The Industry

Growing The Audience For Your News

The goal of the Airborne Partnership Initiative is to grow this program to include a significant portion, if not a majority, of the aviation world’s pivotal organizations, interests, and viewpoints.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.16.24)

"During the annual inspection of the B-24 “Diamond Lil” this off-season, we made the determination that 'Lil' needs some new feathers. Due to weathering, the cloth-covered rudders, ailerons, and elevators, required new paint which also meant replacing the underlying fabric. During this process, we also felt that now would be a good time to replace the flight control cables that connect the control surfaces to the pilot’s yokes and rudder pedals." Source: The Commemorative Air Force's Jeremy Lashbrook, Squadron Leader for the B-29 and B-24, broke some bad news to fans looking forward to the upcoming Air Power History Tour: The B-24 Liberator, Diamond Lil', will need a lot of unanticipated maintenance.

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Airborne 04.16.24: RV Update, Affordable Flying Expo, Diamond Lil

 Also:  B-29 Superfortress Reunion, FAA Wants Controllers, Spirit Airlines Pulls Back, Gogo Galileo 

 
 
Van's Aircraft posted a short video recapping the goings-on around their reorganization as they continue to move away from the brink, and by all accounts, things are going great. Clyde Hamstreet indicated that things are going pretty well in the Chapter 11 process, and they expect their reorganization plan to be approved by the court come May. Hammerstreet noted, with pleasure, that few companies in a similar position manage to survive the process, but Van's is sitting pretty. The Affordable Flying Expo is on the books for January 9th through the 11th of 2025. The new fly-in offers a well-timed excuse to take the family down

April 15, 2024

Affordable Flyer Expo Announced for Lakeland, Florida

The Winter Doldrums Can't Compare to a January Lakeland Getaway

Those disappointed by the loss of both the Sebring and DeLand sport aviation fly-ins can rest easy now that the Affordable Flying Expo is on the books for January 9th through the 11th of 2025. The new fly-in offers a well-timed wintertime getaway, an excuse to take the family down south to enjoy the cozy Florida sunshine in the same excellent facilities we enjoy at Sun 'n Fun. The Affordable Flying Expo will focus on the love of flight, and all things that bring it into reach of the average, fun-loving pilot. Everyone is invited, from pilots and AMT's to manufacturers and owners. The Expo will give the people what they need, with workshops and education rounding things out inside

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Reunion of Last Two B-29 Superfortresses Set for Oshkosh 2024

AirVenture 2024 Will Host Last Two Remaining B-29s

The 71st edition of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, set to take place from July 22-28, 2024, at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, will feature a rare reunion of the world's only two flying Boeing B-29 Superfortresses, 'Doc' and 'FIFI'. This joint appearance, supporting the "Turning the Tide" salute to 1944 and the 80th anniversary of D-Day, marks only the fourth time in 50 years that these two iconic aircraft have been publicly displayed together. Rick Larsen, EAA's vice president of communities and member programs, highlighted the significance of this event, stating, "Bringing these two iconic aircraft together is another of those 'Only at Oshkosh' moments." He emphasized that their pr

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Van's Aircraft Gives Optimistic Update

Things Are Looking Good for Reorganization Plan's Acceptance

Van's Aircraft posted a short video recapping the goings-on around their reorganization as they continue to move away from the brink, and by all accounts, things are going great. Clyde Hamstreet indicated that things are going pretty well in the Chapter 11 process, and they expect their reorganization plan to be approved by the court come May. Hammerstreet noted, with pleasure, that few companies in a similar position manage to survive the process, but Van's is sitting pretty. Their plan for reorganization hinges on restructuring nearly all existing contracts between suppliers, contractors, clients, and customers, which can often torpedo any prospective deal in the process.

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FAA Issues Call for Controllers

Applications only Accepted from April 19-22, 2024

The Federal Aviation Administration is hiring thousands of air traffic controllers, but the window to apply will only be open for a short time. The FAA has issued a call to action, requesting anyone and everyone meeting the relatively accommodating standards. They will have to bolster their numbers soon, with plans to hire 1,800 more controllers this year, and another 2,000 in 2025. In order to apply, the FAA prefers applicants to be US citizens, English speakers, pass a medical/security exam, pass a pre-employment test, and hold more than 3 years of "general work experience" or a bachelor's degree. Aside from that, be younger than 31 years of age, and the job might be yours.

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Caravan Reaches 25 Million Flight Hours

Textron Announces Caravan Fleet Reaches 25 Million Flight Hours

Textron Aviation has announced a significant milestone for its Cessna Caravan turboprop family, which has now surpassed 25 million flight hours. This achievement cements the Caravan's status as the most produced single-engine utility turboprop in history. The Cessna Caravan and Cessna Grand Caravan EX, both part of this distinguished family, are designed and manufactured by Textron. Lannie O’Bannion, Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Flight Operations at Textron Aviation, expressed pride in this accomplishment, highlighting the Caravan's versatility and reliability. "This accomplishment is a testament to the steadfast confidence our customers have in the Caravan to

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Spirit Airlines to Delay Airbus Deliveries, Furlough Pilots

Spirit to Delay Airbus Deliveries and Furlough 260 Pilots

In a move to enhance its financial stability, Spirit Airlines announced on Monday its decision to defer the delivery of new Airbus aircraft and furlough approximately 260 pilots. The budget airline, headquartered in Miramar, Florida, is taking these measures as part of its strategy to boost liquidity amidst challenging times. Spirit's CEO, Ted Christie, emphasized the necessity of these actions for the airline's future, stating, "These steps aren't ones we want to take but they're necessary to ensure a strong and profitable future for Spirit." The airline will postpone the delivery of all Airbus planes scheduled for the second quarter of 2025 through the end of 2026, pushing the delive

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Federal Charges for Student Pilot After Attempted Alaska Air Cockpit Entry

Student Pilot will be charged with Interference with a Flight Crew

In a breach of aviation security, a 19-year-old student pilot is now facing federal charges after multiple attempts to enter the cockpit of an Alaska Airlines flight. The incident, which took place on March 3rd during Flight 322 from SAN to IAD. Nathan Jones, the accused, left his seat several times during the flight, making three separate efforts to access the cockpit door. His actions prompted an immediate response from the flight crew, who, with the assistance of off-duty law enforcement officers, restrained Jones using flex cuffs. To further secure the cockpit, flight attendants used a beverage cart to barricade the entry.

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NTSB Prelim: Davis DA-3

Airplane Came To Rest Adjacent To A Large Tree About 1.4 Miles South-Southwest Of 80f

On April 4, 2024, about 1633 central daylight time, a Davis DA-3 airplane, N88DT, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Antlers, Oklahoma. The pilot and two passengers were fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. A witness reported having a brief conversation with the pilot between 1530 and 1600 at the Stan Stamper Municipal Airport (HHW), Hugo, Oklahoma. Afterward, the pilot departed in the accident airplane. The witness reported that the airplane’s departure was uneventful and nothing seemed out of the ordinary with the airplane’s performance during the takeo

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Classic Aero-TV: 'No Other Options' -- The Israeli Air Force's Danny Shapira

From 2017 (YouTube Version): Remembrances Of An Israeli Air Force Test Pilot

Early in 2016, ANN contributor Maxine Scheer traveled to Israel, where she had the opportunity to sit down with retired Israeli Air Force Col. Danny Shapira, who served 25 years in the Israeli Air Force. Shapira was among the first pilots for the Israeli Air Force, which was formed shortly after the State of Israel was established in 1948. He and several others, including some Americans and pilots from other countries, went to Czechoslovakia to train in Avia S-199 aircraft, a variant of the Bf 109. The pilots and the aircraft brought back fro

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.15.24)

Aero Linx: International Flying Farmers IFF is a not-for-profit organization started in 1944 by farmers who were also private pilots. We have members all across the United States and Canada.

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ANN FAQ: View Aero-News YOUR Way... The 'Headlines Only' Option

Choose How YOU Want To View Your Aero News: 'Headlines Only' Mode

We're all pretty excited about the current website design here at ANN, but we HAVE heard from some of you that you liked the way that content was displayed on the old site.  We hear you, and before you chuck your bitgrinder out a 5th story window, you should know that there are several ways that you can view your Aero-Content.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.15.24): Known Traffic

Known Traffic With respect to ATC clearances, means aircraft whose altitude, position, and intentions are known to ATC.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.15.24)

"We renegotiated what our debt restructuring is on a lot of our debts, mostly with the family. Those debts are going to be converted into equity..."

Source: Excerpts from a short video recapping the goings-on around the Van's Aircraft reorganization as they continue to move away from the brink, and by all accounts, things are going great.

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April 14, 2024

FlySto Finally Provides Platform-Agnostic Video Sync

Nifty Application Allows for Thorough Post-Flight Debriefing With All the Data You Could Ask For

Sun 'n Fun is often inundated with all manner of apps, programs, and schedulers, to the point it's easy for them to blur together as one walks through all 1,000 booths (a very rough estimate, but it sure feels like it sometimes). FlySto stood apart from the pack by offering a simple little bit of technological ease: An automated way to sync up footage with the log of a flight, regardless of source or operating system. The end result combines video of any flight with a configurable overlay showing its position, parameters, location, route, and even accuracy against an approach. 

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A Special Note From ANN To Our Friends/Readers

Hi Folks... This is a special issue of the Propwash newsletter, dedicated only to its being a personal message from the ANN gang to you. I promise not to do this too often, but hope that I can impose on you for a few minutes in order to seek your continued support. We'd like to make one last pitch for book orders while they might affect the total print order. We have sent this book to the printer and are in pre-press prep right now (proofs expected today)... and the more we can add to the print tally, the more cost-effective our printing prices (per book) become. As you

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