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June 23, 2021

Flexjet Giving $1 Million To Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum

Gift Will Support The New “Thomas W. Haas We All Fly” Gallery

In a show of support for the nation’s most prestigious museum focused on all aspects of aviation, Flexjet has announced a $1 million gift to the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum. The contribution will specifically support the new “Thomas W. Haas We All Fly” gallery, which will celebrate the joy of flying and the impact of general aviation. “The executives in our organization, including our Chairman Kenn Ricci, led by example in giving back to our community so we are proud to continue that practice by contributing to such a worthy cause,” said Michael Silvestro, Chief Executive Officer of Flexjet, one of the world’s largest

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ALPA Cites Lack of Clarity On A Safe Restart Plan for Canadian Aviation

Organization Expresses Continuing Concern

Tim Perry, president of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) Canada, issued a statement following the federal government’s latest announcement to ease certain travel restrictions, including allowing fully vaccinated Canadians and permanent residents to arrive in Canada without entering quarantine, starting July 5, 2021.

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Appareo Intro's 4K Ultra HD Flight Data Recorder

Unit Is Equipped For Cellular Data Offload

Appareo has announced a 4K ultra-high-definition Airborne Image Recording System (AIRS), model AIRS-400, that is equipped for cellular data offload. In addition to recording 4K Ultra HD video, AIRS-400 captures pilot intercom system audio, ambient audio, and detailed flight data. With its internal inertial measurement units, AIRS-400 captures WAAS GPS (altitude, latitude, longitude, ground speed, vertical speed), attitude data (pitch, roll, yaw), rates of rotation, and acceleration data (G forces) -- all in a unit that weighs 11 ounces. It comes with options for ARINC 429 input, ED-155 audio output, and RS-422 output, making it the most versatile and flexible lightweight flight data recorder on the market

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Top Aerobatic Performers Commit To Fly At AirVenture 2021

The Airshow Side Of AirVenture Looks Exceptionally Cool This Year

With barely a month to go, our friends at EAA are bragging that the world’s top air show performers have committed to perform at the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2021 fly-in as part of the afternoon and night air show lineups. EAA AirVenture 2021 is July 26-August 1 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh. These additional performers include national aerobatic champions and many longtime Oshkosh favorites. These pilots perform in one-of-a-kind aircraft specially designed to take them to new heights.

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Klyde Morris (06.21.21)

Klyde Is Channeling His Inner-Yeager...


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Aero-TV At SnF21: The Hawk Returns! Legendary LSA Makes A Comeback

The Hawk Has Been Part Of The Sport Aviation Landscape For Over 40 Years

When the CGS Hawk came on the sport aviation scene over 40 years ago, it literally transformed what was then the nascent ultralight industry. And over the years, the Hawk has grown from a single seat ultralight into a variety of two-seat sport, experimental, and light sport aircraft with a dizzying variety of configurations – with one mission in mind - seriously fun flying. Under new ownership, CGS owner Joe Shirley is cognizant of the legacy that he has been entrusted with, and is looking forward to not only continuing it, but improving upon it.

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Rollout! ISS Astro's Complete First Roll Out of Solar Array

Spacewalkers Have Now Spent A Total Of 63 Days And 56 Minutes Working Outside The Station

NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough and ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Thomas Pesquet concluded their spacewalk at 2:10 p.m. EDT, after 6 hours and 28 minutes. In the eighth spacewalk of the year outside the International Space Station, the two astronauts completed the deployment of a new ISS Roll-Out Solar Array (iROSA) on the far end of the left (port) side of the station’s backbone truss structure (P6). Kimbrough and Pesquet successfully unfolded the solar array, bolted it into place, and connected cables to the station’s power supply to complete deployment. Additionally, the astronauts removed and stowed hardware in preparation for releasing

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FAA, Department of the Air Force Sign Commercial Space Agreement

Agreement Recognizes Common Safety Standards For FAA-Licensed Launch And Reentry Activities

The FAA and the Department of the Air Force have signed an agreement aimed at eliminating red tape while protecting public safety during commercial space activities at ranges operated by the U.S. Space Force. The agreement recognizes common safety standards for FAA-licensed launch and reentry activities that occur on, originate from, or return to Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida and Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. It also removes duplicative processes and approvals for the U.S. commercial space sector.

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Flight Testing for RA6500 Radar Altimeter Reportedly Ahead of Schedule

Tests Will Take Place Over Bodies Of Water, Various Terrain, Near 5g Towers Known For Interference

The RA6500 radar altimeter will begin flight testing ahead of schedule. The RA6500, part of the Terrain Series which also features the RA500 and RA7500, each designed for specific segments of aviation, will commence testing in a Cessna 182 aircraft. The tests will take place over bodies of water, various terrain, near 5G towers known for interference, and will also include steep bank angle testing during the evaluation.

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NTSB Prelim: Boeing B75N1

He Moved The Throttle To Idle; However, The Shaking Seemed To Get Worse

On June 13, 2021, about 1330 central daylight time, a Boeing B75N1 Stearman airplane, N777JG, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Elwood, Nebraska. The pilot sustained minor injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. The pilot reported that he had been flying for about 2 hours with no issues. While in cruise flight about 1,000 ft above ground level, he experienced a “loud bang” and the engine started shaking.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.23.21)

Aero Linx: ANGEL FLIGHT SOARS Located at the Dekalb Peachtree Airport, ANGEL FLIGHT SOARS was formed by Jim Shafer in 1983 as a loosely organized group of volunteer pilots that helped out patients whenever possible. Due to increased media coverage in 1990, and an alliance with several other similar organizations (Air Care Alliance), ANGEL FLIGHT SOARS has taken off! ANGEL FLIGHT SOARS is the original volunteer pilot organization serving those who reside in, are traveling to or through the states of: Georgia Alabama Mississippi Tennessee North Carolina South Carolina

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.23.21): Minimum Obstruction Clearance Altitude (MOCA)

Minimum Obstruction Clearance Altitude (MOCA) The lowest published altitude in effect between radio fixes on VOR airways, off-airway routes, or route segments which meets obstacle clearance requirements for the entire route segment and which assures acceptable navigational signal coverage only within 25 statute (22 nautical) miles of a VOR.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (06.23.21)

“What is truly exciting about this gift is that the innovations we are implementing in private aviation today will be reflected in tomorrow’s galleries at the museum.” Source: Flexjet Chairman Kenn Ricci, who is also a Smithsonian National Board member. Flexjet has announced a $1 million gift to the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum. The contribution will specifically support the new “Thomas W. Haas We All Fly” gallery, which will celebrate the joy of flying and the impact of general aviation.

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