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February 10, 2023

Memorial Planned to Honor Fallen USMC C-130 Aircrew Members

Remembering Victims of Lesser Known Wars

Since 1965, eight Marine Corps C-130s and 43 Marine aircrew members have been lost—some two dozen in the 1960s alone. The pain of loss is borne stalwartly by the families and friends of the departed, individuals like John Keene, a resident of Richmond, Virginia, whose cousin, Captain Robert Wallis, perished in a 1970 C-130 training mishap. Mr. Keene was subsequently taken with the idea of commissioning a memorial honoring all of the Marines who’d lost their lives in C-130 accidents. He envisioned a granite monument surrounding the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Virginia’s Semper Fidelis Memorial Park, and got promptly about the daunting business of actualizing his notion ...

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FAA Proposes $1.1-Million Fine Against United Airlines

The Perils of Bureaucratic Inconsistency

On Monday, 06 February 2023, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposed the assessing of a $1,149,306 civil penalty against United Airlines for conducting revenue flights in Boeing 777 aircraft the agency alleges were not in airworthy condition. Subject flights, according to the FAA, were undertaken between June 2018 and April 2021.  

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Airborne-Flight Training 02.02.23: WAI Program, AVIATE, New Flt Training Assoc

Also: Selma, Alabama, USN Multi-Engine Trainer, JetBlue Contract Extension, FAA's ECG Policy

Rising women leaders in the aviation and aerospace industry are encouraged to apply to attend Women in Leadership: A Program for Emerging Leaders, a three-day professional development program hosted by Women in Aviation International and instruction by Harvard University’s Division of Continuing Education. This course will take place on Harvard’s Cambridge, Massachusetts, campus. United announced the graduation of its first group of zero-to-hero ab initio pilots from their United Aviate Academy. The class is the first to come from the Goodyear,

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Airlines Tell White House & DOT to 'Get Facts Straight'

Biden, DOT, and Dems Move Toward Re-Regulation of Airlines

Speaking on behalf of Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and others, the airline industry trade group Airlines for America (A4A) has condemned a series of proposed regulations that the Biden White House alleges will promote competition among air-carriers. A4A asserted Biden and his fellow Democrats need to “get the facts straight,” and stated unequivocally that the proposed regulations—as opposed to stimulating competition and benefitting passengers—would serve only to drive up the cost of air travel.

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Aero-TV: D-Day Squadron Announces 2024 Return to Europe

Overlord Eighty Years On

The D-Day Squadron—a collection of restored, WWII-era C-47 Skytrain/Dakota aircraft—has announced its plan to return to Europe in 2024 to commemorate the 80th anniversary of D-Day and the 75th anniversary of the Berlin Airlift. The happy news was made public at EAA AirVenture 2022. Inspired by the success of a 2019 mission that saw the outfit urge a fleet of 15 C-47s across the North Atlantic in observance of the 75th anniversary of the Allied invasion of Normandy, the D-Day Squadron looks to return to Europe for purpose of honoring and keeping alive the memories of the soldiers, sailors, Marines

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Klyde Morris (02.06.23)

Klyde Has An Interesting View Into The Balloon Shootdown

FMI: www.klydemorris.com 

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USAF Awards Electra $85-Million to Develop eSTOL Prototype

Mobilizing the Air Force’s Island of Misfit Toys

On 26 January 2023, Electra announced it had been selected by the U.S. Air Force’s AFWERX innovation arm to develop a full-scale, pre-production, prototype electric Short Takeoff and Landing (eSTOL) aircraft. Funding for the project will be provided by a Strategic Funding Increase (STRATFI) award that will secure up to $85-million of mixed private investment, government funding, and matching Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) monies.  

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Man Who Threatened to Crash Plane into Anheuser-Busch Plant Sentenced

Meade Targets Beer

A Franklin County, Ohio court sentenced a former Ohio National Guardsman after prosecutors compelled him to plead guilty to a charge of inciting violence. Originally charged with making terroristic threats on a social-media platform, James Meade II, 26, of Chesterhill, Ohio—for reasons passing understanding—threatened to crash an airplane into an Anheuser-Busch beer plant in Ohio’s capital city of Columbus.

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Women in Aviation Offering Scholarships for Leadership Conference

Only 30 Slots Available for Fully-Paid Attendance

Rising stars in the aviation and aerospace industry are encouraged to apply to attend Women in Leadership: A Program for Emerging Leaders conference. The conference is a 3-day event to help foster the next generation of female aviators and stakeholders. This year's program will once again be hosted by Women in Aviation International, with instruction by Harvard University’s Division of Continuing Education. Funding by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has helped bring the course to life at Harvard’s Cambridge, Massachusetts, campus.

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NTSB Releases Final Report on February 2021 LC42-550FG Accident

Kansas Aircraft Reaches Point of Know [sic] Return

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released its final report on a 05 February 2021 accident in which a Columbia Aircraft MFG. (formerly Lancair) LC42-550FG aircraft operated under Part 91 of the Federal Aviation Regulations suffered substantial damage after departing the end of Runway 17 at Larned, Kansas’s Pawnee County Airport (LQR).

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Hartzell Propeller Adds Second Brazilian Service Facility

Diamond, São Paulo Named Hartzell Propeller Recommended Service Facility

Hartzell Propeller announced on 07 February 2023 that it had appointed Diamond, São Paulo the company’s second Brazilian Recommended Service Facility (RSF). The São Paulo concern joins Diamond Aviação’s shop in Goiânia, which was designated a Hartzell RSF forty-years ago.  

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Airborne-Flight Training 02.02.23: WAI Program, AVIATE, New Flt Training Assoc

Also: Selma, Alabama, USN Multi-Engine Trainer, JetBlue Contract Extension, FAA's ECG Policy

Rising women leaders in the aviation and aerospace industry are encouraged to apply to attend Women in Leadership: A Program for Emerging Leaders, a three-day professional development program hosted by Women in Aviation International and instruction by Harvard University’s Division of Continuing Education. This course will take place on Harvard’s Cambridge, Massachusetts, campus. United announced the graduation of its first group of zero-to-hero ab initio pilots from their United Aviate Academy. The class is the first to come from the Goodyear,

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.10.23)

Aero Linx: The British Gliding Association The British Gliding Association, which includes all member clubs, is committed to safe practices with the objective of facilitating a sport gliding environment where the levels of risk are as low as reasonably practicable. This will be achieved through the implementation of an effective safety management system and a process of continuing improvement.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.10.23): No Gyro Approach

No Gyro Approach A radar approach/vector provided in case of a malfunctioning gyro-compass or directional gyro. Instead of providing the pilot with headings to be flown, the controller observes the radar track and issues control instructions “turn right/left” or “stop turn” as appropriate.

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