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July 01, 2021

Airborne-SE 07.01.21: King Schools Discusses Surviving The Pandemic-Pt 2

Also: John King, Martha King and Barry Knutilla Reveal Their Pandemic Strategies
The effects of the pandemic will be a part of the aviation business for many more months to come... But in the preceding year-and-a-half, many Aviation businesses had to step up, be innovative, and deal with all manner of challenges in order to not only stay in business, but to support the interests of the aviation community around them. 
Flight Training companies like  King Schools had to figure out, swiftly, how to keep things going! King Schools management team John King, Martha King, and Barry Knuttila speak with Aero-News Network’s Editor-in-Chief, Jim Campbell, about their efforts to keep everyone safe while running their flight school. As w

Parrot Unveils ANAFI Ai

Parrot Claims It To Be The first 4G Connected Robotic UAV

Parrot has unveiled the ANAFI Ai. ANAFI Ai reportedly the first drone to use 4G as the main data link between the drone and the operator. Users may no longer experience transmission limitations thanks to this level of connectivity. For Beyond Visual Line of Sight flights, it is reported to stay connected even behind obstacles. ANAFI Ai embeds a Secure Element in the drone and in its Skycontroller 4. The 4G link between the drone and the user’s phone is encrypted. The Secure Element protects both the integrity of the software and the privacy of data transferred.

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Airborne-Flight Training 06.10.21: FAA Policy Mess, Hypoxia Training, ERAU Drone

Also: F-35 Training Center, Flight School Financing, Runway Safety, Rotorcraft Safety Program

In a June 4th letter from the FAA, a new policy was announced by the FAA aligning the recent Warbird Adventures decision with 91.319 and defining flight instruction as “carrying persons or property for compensation or hire.” This reverses historic FAA guidance and also 8900.1 which defines flight instruction as “educational.” This new policy would also prevent flight instruction in *all* experimental aircraft without a Letter of Deviation Authority (LODA). The additional downstream legal

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Amazing Legacy: NTSB Chairman Robert L. Sumwalt Leaves Government Service

Vice Chairman Bruce Landsberg Will Serve As The Acting Chairman

National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Robert L. Sumwalt ended his nearly 15 years at the NTSB, as he retired from government service Wednesday. Vice Chairman Bruce Landsberg will serve as the acting chairman until a new chair is confirmed by the Senate. President Biden nominated NTSB Member Jennifer Homendy May 20 to become the 15th chair of the NTSB. Sumwalt’s tenure as the 14th chairman of the NTSB began in August 2017 after being nominated to lead the agency by President Donald J. Trump and confirmed by the Senate. He was renominated for a second term as chairman in August 2019.

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Piper Aircraft EXCITED to Return to Oshkosh

Comes Back to EAA AirVenture with Expanded Presence

After nearly two years since the aviation community convened in Oshkosh, WI for Air Venture, Piper Aircraft is excited to announce that it will return to the 2021 EAA AirVenture event scheduled to take place July 26 – August 1. Piper’s presence will include two locations for 2021 – the corporation’s primary location along the main aisle in spaces 140-145 and 156-161 as well as a new “Flight School Alliance” area within Gateway Park. Piper’s static display will include the new M600 SLS with HALO safety system featuring Autoland (recent recipient of the Collier Trophy), the pressurized, single engine, piston powered M350, as well as foundational products fr

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Klyde Morris (06.28.21)

Klyde's Not Ready For A Rewrite Of Aviation's Lexicon


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United Adds 270 Boeing and Airbus Aircraft to Fleet

Largest Order in Airline's History and Biggest by a Single Carrier in a Decade

United Airlines has confirmed the purchase of 270 new Boeing and Airbus aircraft - the largest combined order in the airline's history and the biggest by an individual carrier in the last decade. The 'United Next' plan will increase the total number of available seats per domestic departure by almost 30%, significantly lower carbon emissions per seat and create tens of thousands of jobs by 2026. When combined with the current order book, United expects to introduce more than 500 new, narrow-body aircraft: 40 in 2022, 138 in 2023 and as many as 350 in 2024 and beyond. That means in 2023 alone, United's fleet will, on average, add about one new narrow-body aircraft every

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AEA Spotlights New Aerospace Academy With FAA Administrator

Summit Tech Academy Is Located At The Missouri Innovation Campus

Earlier this week, AEA President and CEO Mike Adamson, along with a group of education, government and economic development officials, met with Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Steve Dickson at Summit Technology Academy in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, a career-focused academy designed to prepare high school students for high-demand professional careers.

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Classic Aero-TV: 1928 Gipsy Moth - One of the Many Great Wonders of OSH19

From 2019 (YouTube Version): One Man's Journey To An Award-Winning Vintage Airplane

When Michael Maniatis came across the 1928 de Havilland Gipsy Moth he brought to AirVenture 2019, it was in pieces in a barn in Canada and was barely recognizable as an airplane. This year, it was one of the stars in the Vintage area, and became an award-winner. Maniatis did a lot of research to be able to make his airplane as authentic to the original as possible. He said he was given a lot of plans for the airplane when he bought it, but while he had much of the basics, he was not provided with information of many of the small details that would make it authentic. The

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NBAA Honors Late EBAA Co-Founder Fran├žois Chavatte

In 1977 Chavatte Joined With Frits Philips To Found EBAA

NBAA has joined with the international aviation community in marking the passing of industry pioneer François Chavatte, co-founder of the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA). Chavatte passed away June 24. Recognizing the need for advocacy on behalf of Europe’s emerging business aviation industry, in 1977 Chavatte joined with Frits Philips to found EBAA and later served as the association’s president and chairman of the board. Chavatte was also instrumental in the creation of the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE), an annual showcase of the industry’s extensive presence throughout the continent.

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Airborne-Special Edition 06.11.21: Catching Up W/Former AOPA Boss Phil Boyer-Pt1

Also: Oft Described As Aviation's Most Accomplished Leader, Phil Is Anything But Retired

Former AOPA president Phil Boyer is considered one of aviation's most effective leaders. Over the course of 18 Years, Phil led the organization to greater prominence and built membership numbers to well over 400,000 -- Heights of popularity the organization has not seen since his departure. Upon retirement, Phil, and his wife Lois, moved to an airport home where he continued his love for aviation... for both manned and unmanned aviation.

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NTSB Prelim: Ayres Corporation S2R-T34

(Pilot) Looked Forward And Observed The Chemical Reacting Violently

On June 21, 2021, about 1615 central daylight time, an Ayres S2R-T34 airplane, N4328P, was involved in an accident near Leoti, Kansas. The commercial pilot sustained minor injuries, and the airplane sustained substantial damage. The airplane was being operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 aerial application flight. According to the pilot, prior to the flight, the 510-gallon hopper was loaded with 10 ounces of FoamBuster Max, 62.5 gallons of Buccaneer 5 Extra herbicide, 300 gallons of Kugler KQ-XRN fertilizer, and 87.5 gallons of water (450 gallons total mixture).

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.01.21)

Aero Linx: The Museum of Flight The Museum of Flight is the largest independent, non-profit air and space museum in the world! With over 175 aircraft and spacecraft, tens of thousands of artifacts, millions of rare photographs, dozens of exhibits and experiences and a world-class library, the Museum and its people bring mankind's incredible history of flight to life.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.01.21): Minimum Sector Altitude

Minimum Sector Altitude The lowest altitude which may be used under emergency conditions which will provide a minimum clearance of 300 m (1,000 feet) above all obstacles located in an area contained within a sector of a circle of 46 km (25 NM) radius centered on a radio aid to navigation.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.01.21)

"Our United Next vision will revolutionize the experience of flying United as we accelerate our business to meet a resurgence in air travel. By adding and upgrading this many aircraft so quickly with our new signature interiors, we'll combine friendly, helpful service with the best experience in the sky, all across our premier global network. At the same time, this move underscores the critical role United plays in fueling the broader U.S. economy – we expect the addition of these new aircraft will have a significant economic impact on the communities we serve in terms of job creation, traveler spending and commerce." Source: United CEO Scott Kirby, discussing a massive fleet buy from Boeing and Airbus.

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