Aero-News Network: The aviation and aerospace world's daily/real-time news and information service
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Hide/Show Archive Navigation.

All News

February 27, 2021

Skyborne Aviation To Acquire US-Based Flt Academy

Will Be Based In Vero Beach, Florida

Skyborne Aviation Group has confirmed the proposed acquisition of its first pilot training base in the United States in Vero Beach, Florida. “Skyborne Airline Academy Vero Beach” will offer prospective pilots US FAA Part 141 approved training on a 13-month residential programme, as well as individual, part-time modules. It will also serve as a fair-weather base for Skyborne’s UK CAA Integrated ATPL programme, and welcome trainees from the Academy’s IndiGo Cadet Pilot Programme as they complete their US FAA 141 CPL SEIR plus ME flying.

Read More

Van’s Aircraft Reviewing Their Quick Build Kits For Surface Corrosion

Appears To Be Caused By Improper Procedures At Contractor Facility

Van’s Aircraft reports that it is investigating a few reports of potential surface corrosion appearing on the interior aluminum surfaces of specific Quick Build wing and fuselage kits. Kits that are in-scope for this review are those that were assembled by a contract company and delivered to Van’s Aircraft between June 2020 and January 2021. They note that not all kits from this time period are necessarily affected, and the scope of their investigation is intentionally broad at to help ensure sufficient and complete information collection.

Read More

Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum In Danger of Shutdown

Museum Has The Largest Collection Of Historical Aircraft, Flown By Marine Corps Aviators, In The World

Our history and the courageous people who made the best of it happen are too often ignored or left to fade away by those who really should pay it the proper respect. Unfortunately; more evidence of that situation has reached us here at ANN. On April 1, 2021, the United States Marine Corps intends to permanently close the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum. The future of the artifacts, research library, and aircraft, which belong to the Marine Corps, is unknown. We have been told that the closure is for financial reasons, even though the Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation has offered to assume full financial responsibility for the operation

Read More

Drone Film Festival Scheduled For March

Southern California Drone Film Festival Set For March 6, 2021

A new film festival highlighting creative content made by aerial filmmakers is set to debut in in Southern California this March. The inaugural Southern California Drone Film Festival is set for March 6, 2021 and marks the only event of its kind in California. The one-day virtual event will include panels on drone technology, cinematography, and video production, and will culminate with the awards ceremony highlighting shorts from creative storytellers.

Read More

Klyde Morris (02.26.21)

Klyde Stands Back As The TSA Gets Weirder... and Weirder


Read More

Classic Aero-TV: The Stemme S-12 - Upgrading 1 of the 7 Wonders of Aero-Verse

The Stemme S12 Powered Glider Offers Cadillac Features and a Glide Ratio of 53 to 1…

While at EAA AirVenture 2016, our ANN news crew visited with the Director of Flight Operations and Maintenance for Stemme USA. Wes Chumley gave us an inside view of their new motorglider, known as the Stemme S12. The aircraft’s appearance at AirVenture is the first time it has been shown in the USA. Motorgliders come in various sizes and shapes, but the Stemme is quite different from most of them. It’s unique in that the engine is mounted in the front of the aircraft and the propeller is retractable into a smooth fairing that provides a completely gl

Read More


FAA Proposes $27,500 Civil Penalty Against Airline Passenger

Allegedly Interfered With, and Assaulted, Flight Attendant

The FAA has proposed a $27,500 civil penalty against an airline passenger for allegedly interfering with and assaulting a flight attendant. The FAA alleges that on an Oct. 19, 2020, Delta Air Lines flight from Miami, Fla., to Atlanta, Ga., the passenger was traveling with and sitting next to another passenger who refused to wear his mask, secure his seat tray table, and fasten his seatbelt. The flight returned to the gate as a result of the passenger’s refusal to follow the flight attendant’s instructions.

Read More

NTSB Prelim: Cessna 177RG

...Began A Gradual Descent Until The Data Ended At 1,200 ft MSL

On February 8, 2021, about 1442 central standard time, a Cessna 177RG airplane, N8080G, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Galt, Missouri. The pilot and passenger were fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 personal flight. Based on preliminary radar information, the flight departed Saint Louis Downtown Airport (CPS), Saint Louis, Missouri, at 1051 and arrived at Omar N. Bradley Airport (MBY), Moberly, Missouri, at 1157. Witnesses at MBY observed the airplane after landing and said the airplane windscreen was completely obscured by ice and there was significant ice accumulated on the rest of the airplane t

Read More

AD: Yaborã Industria Aeronáutica S.A.

AD 2021-04-09 Requires Updating The Software Of The Installed FADEC Systems

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Yaborã Industria Aeronáutica S.A. Model EMB-135, EMB-145, -145EP, -145ER, -145LR, -145MP, -145MR, and -145XR airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports that calculations provided by the automatic takeoff thrust control system (ATTCS) are incorrect under certain conditions. This AD requires updating the software of the installed full authority digital engine control (FADEC) systems, as specified in an Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC) AD, which is incorporated by reference. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. This AD is effect

Read More

AD: Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. Airplanes

AD 2021-01-05 Requires Modifying The Electrical Harness Installation

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. (Pilatus) Model PC-24 airplanes. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI identifies the unsafe condition as electrical harness installations on PC-24 airplanes that are not in compliance with the approved design. This unsafe condition could lead to wire chafing and potential arcing or failure of wires having the incorrect length, possibly resulting in loss of system redundancy, or generation of smoke and smell, or loss of power

Read More

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.27.21)

Aero Linx: Minnesota Seaplane Pilots Association The purpose of the Minnesota Seaplane Pilots Association is to: Promote seaplane flying and safety programs pertaining to seaplane operationthroughout the State of Minnesota, Promote a forum for the purpose of approaching governmental agencies, toeducate said agencies, the legislature and the public in the understanding ofseaplane operation, and Create safe and compatible seaplane base facilities in the State of Minnesota.

Read More

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.27.21): Flight Information Region

Aero Linx: Flight Information Region An airspace of defined dimensions within which Flight Information Service and Alerting Service are provided. Flight Information Service. A service provided for the purpose of giving advice and information useful for the safe and efficient conduct of flights. Alerting Service. A service provided to notify appropriate organizations regarding aircraft in need of search and rescue aid and to assist such organizations as required.

Read More


Aero-News: Quote of the Day (02.27.21)

“This is a great day for Skyborne as we expand our global training footprint. Skyborne Airline Academy Vero Beach will deliver a unique value proposition to the US pilot training market, and we’ll soon share further information on our plans for this world-class facility. With decades of experience in training and education, and long-standing relationships with the world’s leading airlines, our team of directors and staff are committed to attracting top US talent, building the number one flight training school in the country.” Source: Lee Woodward, Chief Executive Officer, Skyborne Aviation Group Limited, explaining the rationale behind their upcoming acquisition of a Florida based flight training school.

Read More





© 2007 - 2024 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC