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June 27, 2022

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.27.22)

Aero Linx: Northern California Business Aviation Association (NCBAA) Mission Statement: To promote safety principles and practices through education and outreach while encouraging continual growth of a positive safety culture within the Northern California business aviation community. We aim to deliver a series of events that allows everyone in the NorCal area an opportunity to connect with other business aviation professionals, learn about topics of interest and grow our aviation community.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.27.22): Close Parallel Runways

Close Parallel Runways Two parallel runways whose extended centerlines are separated by less than 4,300 feet and at least 3000 feet (750 feet for SOIA operations) for which ATC is authorized to conduct simultaneous independent approach operations. PRM and simultaneous close parallel appear in approach title. Dual communications, special pilot training, an Attention All Users Page (AAUP), NTZ monitoring by displays that have aural and visual alerting algorithms are required. A high update rate surveillance sensor is required for certain runway or approach course spacing.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (06.27.22)

“Anything that was loose in the cockpit went flying, It was pretty violent… I got my headset back on, grabbed the yoke and I got the plane back under control.” Source: From a post-incident interview with Capt. Michael Wolff of the U.S. Marine Corps, who along with Maj. Cory Jones, were awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross—the military’s penultimate award for aviator valor—after piloting their stricken C-130J to a survivable landing in a California cauliflower field subsequent an inflight collision with an F-35 Lightning II.

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Sullenberger to Step Down From ICAO Ambassadorship

'Miracle on the Hudson' Pilot Calls Decision “Difficult”

Chesley Burnett "Sully" Sullenberger III, the pilot who safely landed a US Airways Airbus A320 on the Hudson River after the aircraft was damaged by multiple bird-strikes, is stepping down from his position as U.S. ambassador to the International Civil Aviation Organization. Sullenberger was confirmed to the ICAO ambassadorship in December, 2021 and presented his credentials to ICAO Secretary General Juan Carlos Salazar Gómez in February, 2022. He gave no reason for stepping down from the post, but Sullenberger said in a statement that the decision to do so had been a difficult one.

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“Imagine Stealing Someone's Souvenir Snow Globe & Thinking That You're The Good Guy.”

The Transportation Safety Administration has taken to boasting about mundane liquids its agents have confiscated at an airport security checkpoint. After the fashion of a hapless angler mounting a sardine, Lisa Farbstein, a TSA spokesperson, posted a photograph of liquids that TSA officers have confiscated from travelers passing through security checkpoints at the Syracuse Airport.

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Bombardier Workers Ratify New Labor Contract

Challenger Victorious 

Bombardier, the Canadian aerospace company that produces the highly-successful Challenger, CRJ, and Global Express aircraft families, has announced that its union workers have ratified a new labor contract that will deliver pay hikes of up to 18.5% over five years. The Montreal-based company is one of several aerospace concerns grappling with labor disputes as travel demand rebounds from the COVID-19 havoc and soaring aircraft prices compel unions to demand pay-raises.

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U.S. Marine Corps Aviators Awarded Distinguished Flying Cross

Hercules’s Final Labor

Capt. Michael Wolff and Maj. Cory Jones of the U.S. Marine Corps were awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross—the military’s penultimate award for aviator valor—after piloting their stricken C-130J to a survivable landing in a California cauliflower field subsequent an inflight collision with an F-35 Lightning II. The September 2020 incident occurred during a refueling mission to support Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron 1, based at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz.

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Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk Rescues 7

Evacs 7 After Lightning Strike 100 Miles Off Tampa Bay

The Coast Guard rescued seven people, Saturday, after their 39-foot personal vessel was struck by lightning 100 offshore of Clearwater, Florida. A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew hoisted the five women and two men without medical concerns, and returned them to the air station where family greeted them. Coast Guard District Seven command center received an EPIRB alert and was able to contact the owner's wife who said her husband and others where part of a fishing tournament.

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Classic Aero-TV: Making Planes Better--Micro VGs Offer Aerodynamic Enhancements

From 2014 (YouTube Version): Vortex Generators Can Radically Improve Many Airframes VERY Cost-Effectively

While at the AOPA 2013 convention, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell had a chance to talk with Anni Brogan the President of Micro Aerodynamics Incorporated. Micro Aerodynamics develops and produces vortex generators for various functions on numerous aircraft make and models. In this video, Brogan explains how the vortex generator works and how it does more than we may think it does.

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NTSB Prelim: Meyers Industries Inc 200A

The Engine Experienced A Total Loss Of Power And The Propeller Windmilled

On June 16, 2022, about 0830 central daylight time, a Meyers 200A airplane, N489C, was substantially damage when it was involved in an accident near Mid Valley Airport (TXW), Weslaco, Texas. The pilot was not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. The pilot stated that he intended to complete a cross country flight to Florida and had about 65 gallons of fuel onboard. After takeoff from TXW, he entered the left traffic pattern to overfly the runway before departing to the northeast.

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