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August 22, 2021

Hurricane Henri Is Approaching the Northeast

NYC Declares State Of Emergency

Keep your eyes on the weather this weekend, if you are flying in the Northeast, as Hurricane Henri approaches the area. Henri was upgraded from a tropical storm to a hurricane on Saturday. The storm brings with it heavy winds, rain, and storm surge. The hurricane is likely to make landfall between Long Island and Southern New England Sunday. The National Weather Service reports the most likely time of arrival of tropical-storm-force winds for southern New England to be Sunday morning.

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Airborne 08.18.21: Ampaire eFlight, flyGATEWAY Goes Piper, Embraer Electric

Also: Civil Air Patrol Milestone, Vy 400 High Speed VTOL, WWII Aviation Artwork Book, Trace Aviation

Ampaire is celebrating a major milestone for Scotland with the first set of hybrid electric flights taking place in the north of the country on August 12th. The trials are part of the Sustainable Aviation Test Environment project, led by Highlands and Islands Airports. Running on battery power and a combustion engine, Ampaire’s Electric EEL is a modified six seat Cessna 337. A very happy Piper Aircraft has announced an order for twenty (20) Pilot 100i single-engine trainers from Pennsylvania and Delaware based flyGATEWAY Aviation Institute. The or

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The MQ-25 Scores Another Milestone With E-2D Refueling

Previously, The MQ-25 T1 Test Asset Became The First UAV To Refuel Another Aircraft

The US Navy has completed a second carrier-based aircraft unmanned refueling mission with the Boeing-owned MQ-25TM T1 test asset, this time refueling a Navy E-2D Hawkeye command and control aircraft. During a test flight from MidAmerica St. Louis Airport on Aug. 18, pilots from the Navy’s Air Test and Evaluation Squadron VX-20 conducted a successful wake survey behind MQ-25 T1 to ensure performance and stability before making contact with T1’s aerial refueling drogue. The E-2D received fuel from T1’s aerial refueling store during the flight.

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GAMA Aviation Design Challenge Now Open

High Schools Can Register Until December 17th

General Aviation Manufacturers Association released a statement that their registration for the 2022 Aviation Design Challenge has opened. The announcement came, suitably, on National Aviation Day. This will mark the tenth year of the competition which promotes aviation and STEM careers in US high schools, with submissions from over 400 schools since inception.

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Klyde Morris (08.20.21)

Klyde Isn't Thrilled With Recent News... And How It Might Affect Us


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Watch Live: New Shepard’s 17th Flight To Space

The Targeted Liftoff Is Wednesday, August 25

New Shepard’s next mission is gearing up for takeoff. NASA will be flying a lunar landing technology demonstration on the exterior of the booster, and there will be an art installation on the capsule’s exterior. You can watch live on August 25th 13:35 UTC as the mission commences from Launch Site One in West Texas. This launch will be the 8th flight for this vehicle and the 17th New Shepard mission to date. The NS-17 flight will test a suite of lunar landing technologies under a partnership with NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate for the second time. The first flight’s data provided information that is extremely valuable for future missions, with the poten

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Lee County Sheriff First to Deploy Autel Dragonfish

Enables Deputies To Deploy It From Anywhere Within 10 Seconds

Lee County Sheriff’s Office in Fort Myers, Fla. has officially become the first law enforcement agency in the nation to own a Dragonfish, an advanced eVTOL fixed-wing drone. Developed by Autel Robotics, the Dragonfish has a unique tilt rotor design that allows it to takeoff and land vertically, enabling deputies to deploy it from anywhere within 10 seconds and stream footage back to their Real Time Intelligence Center immediately. Officials from the Sheriff’s Office said they were primarily drawn to the Dragonfish because of its two-hour flight time, which far outmatches the 20-minute flight time allotted by most of the other drones in its fleet.

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Ross Aviation Acquires Stuart Jet Center

Company Expands Its East Coast Reach

Denver-based Ross Aviation has revealed their acquisition of Stuart Jet Center at Witham Field in Stuart, Florida. Stuart Jet Center’s location makes an accessible alternative to West Palm Beach airport. On their website, Stuart Jet Center mentions hangar space being large enough to accommodate aircraft as large as a Global 7500 & Gulfstream 650 class. They are known for their large 53-acre campus, 15-acre ramp, and 371,000 square feet of hangar space.

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NTSB Prelim: Bombardier Inc CL-600-2B16

Requested To Circle To Runway 11 For The Longer Runway

On July 26, 2021, about 1318 Pacific daylight time, a Bombardier Inc., CL-600-2B16 airplane, N605TR, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Truckee, California. The pilot, copilot and 4 passengers were fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. According to automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) data and preliminary air traffic control (ATC) audio from the Federal Aviation Administration, the airplane departed Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, about 1145 and made a left turn to the south. The flight crew was in contact with ATC throughout the duration of the flight. As the airplane was passing over northwe

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.22.21)

Aero Linx: Challenge Air Challenge Air was created to change the perception of children with special needs through the gift flight. Since 1993, we have been committed to making a difference in the lives of children with special needs. With a network of 3,500 volunteers nationwide, we continue to grow through events called Fly Days. By eliminating the belief that they are limited, the children can grow to their full potential. They are given the opportunity to find courage within themselves and build in areas where they lack self-esteem. Challenge Air provides an unforgettable growing experience that opens the door to possibilities while allowing the children to see if they can fly a plane they can do

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.22.21): Radar Flight Following

Radar Flight Following The observation of the progress of radar identified aircraft, whose primary navigation is being provided by the pilot, wherein the controller retains and correlates the aircraft identity with the appropriate target or target symbol displayed on the radar scope.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (08.22.21)

“We are excited to once again open registration for GAMA’s annual Aviation Design Challenge, especially as the program enters its landmark tenth year. It is fitting that we make this announcement on a day in which we celebrate the history and promote the future of aviation – National Aviation Day... This valuable program provides students with the opportunity to learn about the science of flight, the mechanics of creating aircraft, and the exciting career opportunities available in the general aviation industry,” Source: Pete Bunce, GAMA President and CEO, as the General Aviation Manufacturers Association noted that registration for the 2022 Aviation Design Challenge has opened.

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