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November 05, 2023

Sullenberger Aviation Museum Debuts New Logo

CLT Institution Readies for Summer 2024 Opening

Named for U.S. Airways Flight 1549 pilot and media fair-haired boy Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger, the Sullenberger Aviation Museum has unveiled a new logo and visual identity. The updated look occasions the completion of the institution’s metamorphosis from its former incarnation—the Carolinas Aviation Museum—to a so-called “reimagined transformational exploration of the power of flight with a mission to inspire, educate, and elevate the next generation.” The new visual identity signifies not only a personification of the new brand, but an inspiring new vision for the 31-year-old organization. Set to open in summer 2024, the new facility will continue to ex

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Toronto’s Buttonville Municipal Airport (YKZ) to Close

The Coming Cold November …

In 2009, the owners of Toronto, Canada’s Buttonville Municipal Airport (YKZ) made public their intentions to sell the airport to a property development concern. In May 2023, the facility’s management formally announced Buttonville Municipal Airport would formally close on 30 November 2023, thereby displacing some two-to-three-hundred aircraft. operators and tenants. The owners of aircraft remaining at Buttonville near the end of November are apt to incur the costs of third-party trailering.

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Las Vegas Airports to Charge $3,000 F-1 Race Landing Fee

Reservations and Fees Apply to ALL GA Aircraft

The Arizona Pilots Association set forth in a communique that the entirety of Las Vegas, Nevada’s general aviation airports—Harry Reid International (LAS), Henderson Executive (HSH), and North Las Vegas (VGT)—will require all general aviation aircraft arriving during the time period spanning 14 through 20 November 2023 to secure reservations/prior permission and pay a $3,000 arrival fee. The exorbitant fees are reportedly attributable to the Formula 1 events occurring on the antecedent dates.

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Volocopter Flies in Tampa

Sunshine State Hosts Inaugural eVTOL Flight

Tampa International Airport (TPA) and Volocopter, the German designer and manufacturer of electric multirotor helicopters, have undertaken a comprehensive flight test campaign of a crewed Volocopter 2X. The endeavor marks the first-ever flight test of an electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft in an operational U.S. large-terminal airport, and the first eVTOL test to be conducted in the state of Florida.

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AviaSim Makes Canadian Debut

Capitalizing on Vicariousness

Launched in 2012, AviaSim bills itself as “Europe’s leading leisure network specializing in aeronautical simulation.” In October 2023, the company brought its wares to Canada, setting up a flight simulator at Ontario’s Delta Hotel by Marriott Toronto Airport & Conference Centre and offering locals opportunity to pilot an aircraft without leaving the ground. Embarked upon a mission to make aviation accessible to all—or at the very least those aged ten and older—AviaSim’s state-of-the-art flight simulators are meticulous analogues of Airbus’s A320 flight-deck. The devices are fitted with the selfsame technologies, instruments, displays, and hardware found in the genuin

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AEM Debuts Panel-Mount Bluetooth Audio Accessory

Audiophiles Unite

Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada-based Anodyne Electronics Manufacturing Corp. (AEM) has debuted a new panel-mount Bluetooth Audio Accessory dubbed the BAA01-001. Subject device is designed to add Bluetooth connectivity to existing avionics, audio, PA, or loudspeaker systems. AEM’s BAA01-001 supports discrete phone calls and music audio by way of built-in Bluetooth audio profiles. An integrated front-panel LED annunciator displays system power, pairing, and link status. The unit allows operators to easily adjust control and volume of Bluetooth music and call audio playback using the BAA01-001’s built-in front-panel rotary encoder.

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FAA Updates 5G Guidance

Agency Issues SAFO 21007

The FAA has updated its guidance pertaining to 5G C-Band interference and the potential adverse effects thereof on aircraft Radio Altimeters (RA). The agency recommends operators equip affected aircraft with 5G-tolerant radio altimeters as soon as possible. Subject guidance, published in Safety Alert for Operators (SAFO) 21007, titled Risk of Potential Adverse Effects on Radio Altimeters when Operating in the Presence of 5G C-Band Interference, is the latest official update set forth by the FAA since the 01 July 2023 deadline the agency set for airlines to equip their aircraft with filters capable of shielding aircraft components and systems from the adverse effects of 5G C-Band interference.

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Airborne 10.27.23: Midnight Flies, Chinese Flt Threats, B-21 Raider Taxi Test

Also: Texas Drone Law, IADA Expectations, De Havilland-Universal, METARmaps Upgrade

After four-years of flight-testing, a nonconforming prototype of Midnight, the electrically-powered air-taxi being developed by eVTOL-maker Archer Aviation, has flown. As Archer’s flight test program soldiers ahead over the coming months, Midnight’s flight envelope is expected to broaden from hover to full wing-borne transition, thereby paving the way for the commencement of FAA  for credit testing of the aircraft. The Pentagon has released footage of only a portion of the more than 180 intercepts of U.S. warplanes undertaken by Chinese aircraft over the last

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Airborne-Flight Training 10.26.23: F-35 Make-A-Wish, CA Flt $$$, CAE Master Tech

Also: ATI Pilots, Aircraft Upset Prevention, Student Pilot Trashes A/C, Delta Donation

The USAF’s 56th Fighter Wing welcomed young Isaac ‘Axe-Man’ Salinas who, by virtue of the efforts put forth by Make-A-Wish Arizona, became pilot-for-a-day at the Grand Canyon State’s Luke Air Force Base. The Pilot-for-a-Day program is a Make-A-Wish initiative by which children are afforded an experience that might be referred to half-punningly as uplifting, yet very genuinely as a break from oftentimes excruciating daily challenges. Canada issued a statement in which an assortment of the nation’s Ministers and managers made

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Choose Aerospace Accepting Applications for 2024 Scholarships

Securing the Aerospace Industry’s Future

Choose Aerospace will provide nearly $60,000 worth of scholarships, textbooks, training systems, tools, and testing fee credits to educators and future aviators. Organized in 2020, Choose Aerospace is a non-profit partnership of aerospace stakeholders come together for purpose of addressing the worsening paucity of qualified and competent engineers, pilots, maintainers, and skilled peripheral support available to the aviation and aerospace industries. Choose Aerospace seeks to foster interest in aerospace careers by uniting companies, associations, labor unions, and educational institutions germane to the global atmospheric- and space-flight industries.

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Classic Aero-TV: That's NOT All Brother - CAF Updates From AirVenture 2016

From 2016 (YouTube Version): The CAF Salutes Women Air Force Service Pilots in a New Commemorative Program…

While at EAA AirVenture 2016, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, came across a story that needs to be told and that’s what this video does. The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) is well known for preserving the history of military aviation and, in particular, military aviation as it applies to the fighting forces of the United States. The CAF has been heavily involved in spreading the word of the importance and significance of a group of fighter pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen.

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Airborne 10.27.23: Midnight Flies, Chinese Flt Threats, B-21 Raider Taxi Test

Also: Texas Drone Law, IADA Expectations, De Havilland-Universal, METARmaps Upgrade

After four-years of flight-testing, a nonconforming prototype of Midnight, the electrically-powered air-taxi being developed by eVTOL-maker Archer Aviation, has flown.As Archer’s flight test program soldiers ahead over the coming months, Midnight’s flight envelope is expected to broaden from hover to full wing-borne transition, thereby paving the way for the commencement of FAA  for credit testing of the aircraft. The Pentagon has released footage of only a portion of the more than 180 intercepts of U.S. warplanes undertaken by Chinese aircraft over the last t

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NTSB Prelim: Piper PA 46-350P

While Climbing Through 11,000 Ft MSL,  The Engine “Abruptly Stopped; Rolled Back.”

On October 23, 2023, at 1611 central daylight time, a Piper PA-46-350P airplane, N92884, sustained substantial damage when it was involved in an accident near Pierre, South Dakota. The pilot sustained serious injuries, and the passenger sustained fatal injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. According to the pilot, before takeoff from the Pierre Regional Airport (PIR), Pierre, South Dakota, the airplane was fueled with 10 gallons of fuel for a total of 100 gallons on board for the planned flight to Steamboat Springs, Colorado. The pilot reported no anomalies were noted during the en

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.05.23)

Aero Linx: The Rhode Island Pilots Association

The Rhode Island Pilots Association represents aviators based at six public-use airports in the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. As a member of RIPA, you can both participate with and benefit from us. We are here to promote the mutual benefit and welfare of our members as a part of the aviation community. 

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.05.23): Unicom

Unicom

A nongovernment communication facility that may provide airport information at certain airports. Locations and frequencies of UNICOMs are shown on aeronautical charts and publications. 

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (11.05.23)

"Flying at a large, active airport always presents a multitude of challenges, but we proved that our aircraft is safe, quiet, and efficiently useful in a city like Tampa. Volocopter sees this as the starting point of the entry into service in the U.S., and we will come back to show our continued progress. We thank all attending guests for the support given to make this first-ever eVTOL flight in Florida a success." Source: From remarks made by Volocopter CEO Dirk Hoke, on the occasion of the first-ever flight test of an electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft in an operational U.S. large-terminal

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