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September 30, 2023

Joby Delivers First eVTOL to Edwards Air Force Base

The Emperor’s New Toy

Joby Aviation, Inc., the Toyota-backed designer and builder of electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft, has delivered its first production eVTOL to Edwards Air Force Base approximately six months ahead of the expected 2024 delivery date. The USAF, by way of on-base operations of subject aircraft conducted in cooperation with Joby, will endeavor to demonstrate the machine’s applicability to a range of logistics missions, including cargo and passenger transportation. Additionally, NASA, in partnership with the USAF, will utilize Joby aircraft to conduct research germane to the utilization of such machines within the U.S. National Airspace System (NAS).

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Annual Daher Owner Convention Draws Record Attendance

$260,000 Raised for Aviation Scholarships

The record number of attendees by which 2023’s iteration of the annual convention of the TBM Owners and Pilots Association (TBMOPA) was graced evinced, compellingly, the commitment to safety and best-practices characteristic of the organization’s members. Held against the pristine autumnal backdrop of Colorado Springs, Colorado, the 2023 event was co-sponsored by Daher and attended by Daher Aircraft Division senior vice-president Nicolas Chabbert and Daher vice-president of customer support Raphael Maitre.

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DJI Debuts Mini 4 Pro

A 249-Gram Drone with Heavyweight Features

Shenzhen DJI Sciences and Technologies Ltd.—more widely known as Da Jiang Innovations, or simply DJI—is a Chinese state-backed designer and manufacturer of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). DJI drones are widely used in the music, television, and film industries. In 2021 DJI models accounted for approximately 76-percent of consumer drone sales. The DJI drone catalog has been supplemented, most recently, by the company’s introduction of the DJI Mini 4 Pro, a drone DJI asserts has been “ … crafted to be the ultimate companion for adventure enthusiasts.”

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Airborne 09.22.23: SC Ultralight Ban, 1500 Jet Order, Wheels Up Bought

Also: Missing F-35B Found, Rocket Lab Failure, Fake Bell 206B Parts, New Chairman of the Joint Chiefs

The town council of Holly Hill, a town in South Carolina’s Orangeburg County, has promulgated an ordinance prohibiting operations of ‘ultralight’ aircraft massing less-than six-hundred-pounds at Holly Hill Airport (5J5). The legally-questionable fiat was predicated largely upon two accidents, both of which involved 'ultralight-type' aircraft, at the Holly Hill airport during the preceding 2 years. Councilmembers rationalized their collective overreach, ascribing such to a nebulous obligation to protect the health and welfare of the town&rsqu

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NBAA-BACE to Feature Extraordinary Aircraft Displays

Machines at the Confluence of Hollywood and Las Vegas

Organizers are about the business of finalizing plans pertaining to those aircraft to be displayed during 2023’s NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE). The much-anticipated event, which will again be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, will see aircraft on static display at Henderson Executive Airport (HND) and within the cavernous Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC). Attendees will be afforded opportunities to view and compare the global aerospace industry’s latest offerings, to include aircraft models new to the show.

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IATA Boss Asserts SAF Prices Likely to Remain High

Amplifying the Obvious

Notwithstanding global initiatives to raise production of biofuels and drive down the cost of such, Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) is certain to remain significantly more expensive than kerosene—so states International Air Transport Association (IATA) head Willie Walsh. Mr. Walsh, in open contradiction of capitalism’s fundamental precepts, further posited the relatively high price of SAF will not dissuade air-carriers from their carbon emission targets.

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ParaZero Introduces Geocaging Functionality

New Solution Enhances Safety of BVLOS Operations

Founded in 2014 and headquartered in Be’er Sheva, Israel, ParaZero Drone Safety Solutions is a technology concern specializing in the safe and comprehensive deployment of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). In addition to proprietary architectures the likes of the company’s SafeAir M350 Pro parachute system and SmartAir Trinity, an AI-based avionics system designed to detect malfunctions in UAS and eVTOL aircraft in real-time and provide analytics for mission debriefings, ParaZero has brought to market a new technology by which its systems are rendered geocaging-capable.

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Airborne 09.22.23: SC Ultralight Ban, 1500 Jet Order, Wheels Up Bought

Also: Missing F-35B Found, Rocket Lab Failure, Fake Bell 206B Parts, New Chairman of the Joint Chiefs

The town council of Holly Hill, a town in South Carolina’s Orangeburg County, has promulgated an ordinance prohibiting operations of ‘ultralight’ aircraft massing less-than six-hundred-pounds at Holly Hill Airport (5J5). The legally-questionable fiat was predicated largely upon two accidents, both of which involved 'ultralight-type' aircraft, at the Holly Hill airport during the preceding 2 years. Councilmembers rationalized their collective overreach, ascribing such to a nebulous obligation to protect the health and welfare of the town&rsqu

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NTSB Final Report: Martin Richard B Sonex

The Airplane Came To Rest Inverted. Trees In The Immediate Vicinity Were Up To About 100 Ft Tall.

On September 10, 2023 about 1200 eastern daylight time, an experimental Sonex airplane, N569SX, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Dowagiac, Michigan. The pilot was fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. The pilot departed Dowagiac Municipal Airport (C91), Dowagiac, Michigan, about 1100, for a local area flight. An alert notice (ALNOT) was issued at 2021 when the pilot had not returned. The accident site was located on September 14th in a heavily wooded area about 4 miles northnortheast of C91.

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Classic Aero-TV: Simply Extraordinary – The Wright B Flyer Program

From 2018 (YouTube Version): Wright 'B' Flyer Organization Is Preserving Aviation History

Wright "B" Flyer Inc. is an all-volunteer, membership-based, not-for-profit corporation located on the Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport near Dayton, Ohio. They fly one Model B look-alike during the summer months, curate a hangar that doubles as a museum. The flying airplane, No. 001, is available for fly-overs and static displays at public and private events. Honorary Aviator Members, who pay the $100 membership fee, are eligible for a free orientation flight at the facility in Dayton.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.30.23)

Aero Linx: The Luscombe Endowment 

The Luscombe Endowment is here to support public inquiry into things related to the Luscombe aircraft; Aircraft operation, Aircraft maintenance, and the history of the Luscombe Aircraft Company(s). You will find a large archive of technical resources, links to our affiliates, and links to historical events as well as items of curiosity or inquiry that have been brought to our attention.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.30.23): Speed Segments

Speed Segments Portions of the arrival route between the transition point and the vertex along the optimum flight path for which speeds and altitudes are specified. There is one set of arrival speed segments adapted from each transition point to each vertex. Each set may contain up to six segments.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.30.23)

“With the steadfast support of Daher as the TBM manufacturer—along with the vital contributions of many volunteers—TBMOPA has evolved a comprehensive safety program that can be of significant benefit to members in maintaining their aircraft and aviator skills at the highest level, while also serving as a model for other general aviation owner/operator associations.”   Source: Outgoing TBMOPA chairman Andrew Cragg discussing the happenings at the 2023 iteration of the annual convention of the TBM Owners and Pilots Association (TBMOPA).

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