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October 16, 2022

EAA Opines On Recent EPA Decision To Target Avgas

First Step In A... 'Process That Will Most Likely Conclude With The Eventual Removal Of Lead From Avgas'

EAA notes that, 'On Friday, October 7, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its long-awaited proposed finding of endangerment regarding lead emissions from piston aircraft. This was not unexpected and is the first step in a multi-year, multi-step regulatory process that will most likely conclude with the eventual removal of lead from avgas.'

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Klyde Morris (10.14.22)

Klyde May Be Willing To Try Almost Anything... Maybe


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MHIRJ Expands West Virginia Facility With Completion of Phase 1 Hangar

Room To Grow... MHIRJ Will Add Over 100,000 Sq. Ft. Of Hangar Space

MHI RJ Aviation Group (MHIRJ) has completed Phase 1 of its expansion project at the West Virginia Service Center, located at North Central West Virginia Airport. Upon completion of the expansion project, MHIRJ will add over 100,000 sq. ft. of hangar space, adding six additional lines of heavy maintenance to its MRO infrastructure. This expansion solidifies MHIRJ's position as the largest regional MRO in the US, offering state-of-the-art facilities to the CRJ Series customer base. In addition, this new expansion will allow MHIRJ to continue pursuing its diversification strategy, enabling MHIRJ to support MRO activities on larger aircraft up to and including narrowbody aircraft.

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Free Los Angeles Air Show to Coincide with Citizenship Ceremony

USCIS to Swear in Candidates and Honor Heroes in LE, Fire, EMS, and Military

The San Fernando Valley will be home to the admission-free American Heroes Air Show on November 12, taking place in tandem with the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) swearing in ceremony for a group of the country's newest citizens. The Ceremony will take place on November 12th at the Hansen Dam Recreation Center, where candidates will be sworn in and present their citizenship certificates to friends, family, and attendees as the newest additions to the American project. They ring in their time as countrymen with a bang, following up the ceremony with an air show featuring public safety and military helicopters.

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Genesys Obtains T-6 Texan II AML STC Project Number

Military Turboprop Trainer On Track for Genesys Flight Deck Upgrade

Student pilots of the armed services might see some spiffy avionics in their future now that Genesys Aerosystems has obtained an FAA project number to approve their avionics in their T-6 Texan IIs. The number starts off the process to add the Beech Model 3000/ T-6 Texan II to an existing STC for its Swiss competitor, the Pilatus PC-7.

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Classic Aero-TV: Aviator Sean O’Donnell – A Love For Flight Has No Limits

From 2016 (YouTube Version): What's Holding YOU Back From Your Dream Of Flight?

While at the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo 2016, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, shares a conversation with us that he had with Sean O'Donnell, a pilot and representative for Able Flight. In this video, we see an interesting airplane called the Sky Arrow, and we also hear the fantastic and poignant story of an organization called, Able Flight. The Sky Arrow has been around for a while as an early entry into the field of light sport aircraft. It's a great little plane, but it also has one particular feature that made it perfect for the mission of Able Flight.

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NASA’s X-59 Team Provides Update to Flight Testing Schedule

"Quiet Supersonic" Technology Set for 2023 Takeoff

The NASA Quesst program received an update on their program, showing off some of the recent developments in their X-59 as they ready themselves for a test flight in 2023. The aircraft is the spiritual descendant of the original Bell X-1 that first broke the sound barrier 75 years prior, continuing its work as the team continues NASA's mission to push the envelope of supersonic capability. Breaking the sound barrier is a loud, intrusive event for those at ground level, but the X-59 is designed to slip past it in relative calm. 

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AD: Bell Textron Inc. Helicopters and Various Restricted Category Helicopters

AD 2022-21-11 Requires Repetitive Inspections Of Each MRB

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bell Textron Inc. Model 204B, 205A, and 205A-1 helicopters and various restricted category helicopters. This AD was prompted by a report of cracked main rotor blades (MRBs). This AD requires repetitive inspections of each MRB and removing any cracked MRB from service. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. This AD is effective November 16, 2022.

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NTSB Prelim: Beech A35

Continued The Left Traffic Pattern Approach Until The Airplane “Got Too Low, And There Was No Place To Land”

On July 23, 2022, at 1243 central daylight time, a Beech A35, N8466A, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident in Centralia, Illinois. The pilot was seriously injured, the passenger was fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 personal flight. The pilot reported that he had recently purchased the airplane (April 2022), and the only recent maintenance had been the pre-buy inspection and subsequently a light bulb was replaced for the landing gear up indicator.

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ASA Publishes 2023 Test Prep and Guide Books

ASA's Test Prep Books, Guides, and Software Packages Begin Shipping November 1

The ASA's 2023 Test Prep, Test Guides, and Test Prep Plus packages are set to begin shipping November 1. The new editions of the books and software will include a number of updates and additions from knowledge gleaned over the last 2 years, bringing them up to date with the most accurate testing information ASA could publish.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.16.22)

Aero Linx: The Airline Dispatchers Federation The Airline Dispatchers Federation represents the professional interests of the dispatch profession.   ADF's constituency is comprised of licensed aircraft dispatchers and operational control professionals from aerospace companies, regional and cargo carriers and every major U.S. airline.  ADF's membership as of January 2022 stood at 1,721 members. The vast majority of airline passengers traveling each day in the United States, do so under the watchful eye of ADF members.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.16.22): Flight Level

Flight Level A level of constant atmospheric pressure related to a reference datum of 29.92 inches of mercury. Each is stated in three digits that represent hundreds of feet. For example, flight level (FL) 250 represents a barometric altimeter indication of 25,000 feet; FL 255, an indication of 25,500 feet.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (10.16.22)

“We’ve kind of been stuck with our airliners at about Mach .8 for the past almost 50 years, so being able to get there – wherever there is – much faster is still kind of an unfulfilled dream. With the X-59 flying on the Quesst mission, I think we’re ready to break the sound barrier once again.” Source: Peter Coen, NASA’s mission integration manager the Quiet Supersonic team, chatting about the most recent developments in their X-59 as they ready themselves for a test flight in 2023. 

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