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Wed, Oct 28, 2020

Non-Deployed Naval Aviation Units Hold Safety Stand Down After Accidents

An F/A-18E Super Hornet Crash And A T-6B Texan II Crash Are The Basis For This Decision

It's been a tough week for Naval aviation... Vice Adm. Kenneth Whitesell, Commander, Naval Air Forces, directed all non-deployed U.S. Navy aviation units to conduct a safety stand down Oct. 26. This stand down provides an opportunity for aviation commands to focus on how to further improve operational risk management and risk mitigation across the Naval Aviation enterprise. This safety stand down follows an F/A-18E Super Hornet crash near Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake on Oct. 20, in which the pilot ejected safely, and a T-6B Texan II crash in Foley, Alabama, on Oct. 23, in which the two-person aircrew did not survive. No civilians were injured as a result of either incident. Navy statements noted that, "The safety of our personnel and our local communities is a top priority we take all aviation incidents extremely seriously. We remain the greatest aviation force in the world and are committed to learning fr

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Wed, Oct 28, 2020

Airborne 10.26.20: Fifth G700, Harrison Ford, Citation CJ Repairs

Also: 1st US-Assembled A220, Sporty's Intro's New LTF Course, Capt. Judy Cameron Scholarship, Loyal Wingman 1st Taxi

Gulfstream's fifth G700 flight-test aircraft has taken flight, just three weeks after the fourth G700 flew for the first time. Gulfstream president Mark Burns said in a quote, “The G700 flight-test program is progressing exceptionally well, Every day, we come closer to our goal of delivering this revolutionary aircraft to our customers. We are steadily increasing flights, flight hours and the completion of numerous company tests, further raising the bar for business aviation around the world.” The fifth G700 test aircraft took off Friday and flew 3 hours and 8 minutes, reaching an altitude of 48,000 feet and a top speed of Mach 0.935. This aircraft will focus largely on testing avionics. Actor Harrison Ford is a new spokesman for rapid response disaster relief

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Wed, Oct 28, 2020

Airborne-Unmanned 10.14.20: KBYF Adds CTA, Sonin Hybrid, NRC: Drones v Planes

Also: Patented: uAvionix UAS RID, Fortress UAV, Drone Bridge Inspection, DroneSeed FAA Approval

AUVSI and AMA, along with the FAA have confirmed that the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) has joined the UAS education campaign titled “Know Before You Fly.” This program provides prospective UAS operators with the information and guidance they need to fly safely and responsibly. “Know Before You Fly” was founded in 2014 as a collaborative effort between industry and government to inform consumers and businesses about what they need to know before taking to the skies with a drone. The campaign includes a website , educational videos, a robust social media presence, and point-of-sale materials to ensure that prospective operators have the information and guidance on what they need. Atlanta-based drone manufacturer Sonin Hybrid has just unveiled a 140MPH+ drone (with FAA waiv

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Wed, Oct 28, 2020

Airborne-Flight Training 10.21.20: CAP -- USAF, IMC Club, Online Upset Training

Also: Second Amendment to SFAR 118, West Houston Airport, Space Test Fundamentals, Adversary Training

We have a packed episode today filled with the latest news in flight training, so let's start with CAP Helping Train the next generation of Air Force wings. Civil Air Patrol is one of the four partners in the U.S. Air Force Total Force. Consisting of CAP as the Air Force auxiliary as well as the Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve and active-duty Air Force, each partner has specific missions that often foster collaboration. The IMC/VMC Club concept, now part of the EAA's pilot proficiency resources, bringing flight safety scenarios to local pilots. With hundreds of clubs around the country, they promote flying, proficiency, and safety. The monthly meet ups allows pilots to share information and resources. The one of a kind Club provides organized "hangar flying" focused on building proficiency i

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Wed, Oct 28, 2020

Power, Pulchritude and Performance: Flight Testing the Pipistrel Panthera-Part 3

By Jim Campbell, ANN CEO/Editor-in-Chief/Test Pilot (Arrogant, Over-Opinionated Know-It-All/Test Dummy)

ANN E-I-C Note: OK… serious apologies for dragging this out… but things are crazy here… we’ve hired some new people, we’re training aggressively, we have a stunning number of new clients, and business is… well, busy. I’ve been editing parts Four and Five and already have the final edit of Part Six underway. We take these reports VERY seriously… and based on some of the drivel I see (especially on YouTube) that tries to pass itself off as a so-called flight report or evaluation, we may be one of the few left, who do. So… without further delay, let’s get on with Part Three… Each seat adjusts easily, A small ball connected to a cable, close up and under the seat, acts as a seat release and then you shift your gluteus maximus (and some of ours are more maximus than others) until yo

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Wed, Oct 28, 2020

Parrot Partners With FoxFury Lighting

Provides Up To 40 Minutes Of Continuous Use In “High” Mode

Parrot has announced a partnership with FoxFury Lighting Solutions. Parrot and FoxFury designed a tailored system for the ANAFI platform, allowing professionals to attach up to three D10 lights modules on the drone. The intuitive saddle mounting system and the lights are made in the USA and provide up to 40 minutes of continuous use in “High” mode and 80 minutes in “Strobe” mode, with self-contained LiPo batteries. Professionals from the public safety and inspection verticals will be able to extend crucial work in the most extreme situations, such as a search and rescue mission at night or traveling through dimly lit structures like tunnels.

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Wed, Oct 28, 2020

Tamarack Completes First Install at New European Center

Tamarack Has Completed The First Installation On A CJ2

Tamarack Aerospace has completed the first series of Active Winglet installations on three Cessna Citation Jets at the new Tamarack European Installation Centre based at the London-Oxford Airport, United Kingdom. These installations mark the beginning of the company’s long held expansion goals and signals yet another exciting phase of growth for Tamarack after increasing the number of service centres in the U.S. and expanding its headquarters facilities in Sandpoint, Idaho.

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Wed, Oct 28, 2020

ASA Pilot Training Kits Get The Update Treatment

Each Kit Has Been Updated To Include The Most Current And Up-To-Date Titles And Editions

ASA tell us that their student pilot training kits are built by combining their best books, flight planning tools, and pilot supplies into packages that meet Part 61 and 141 airplane and helicopter pilot training program requirements. Each kit has been updated to include the most current and up-to-date titles and editions ensuring students meet all the regulatory requirements and are completely prepared for both the FAA Knowledge Exam and the checkride.

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Wed, Oct 28, 2020

Classic Aero-TV: The Amazing Julie Clark - 32,000 Hours and Counting

From 2105: Possibly THE Ultimate All-American Airshow Performer!

Aero-News Special Correspondent, Michael Maya Charles, got one of the plum assignments when he interviewed airshow performer, Julie Clark, at EAA AirVenture 2014. Charles started the interview by pointing out that Clark has been in the airshow business for 35 years, and then quickly covered his gaffe. You’ll have to watch the video to see just how smooth this guy is. Clark is best known for her aerobatic performances in her polished Beechcraft T-34 Mentor, which she has been flying for 40 years. However, on occasion she also hits the airshow circuit with her North American T-28C; this is the airplane she performed in at AirVenture 2014.

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Wed, Oct 28, 2020

First A321P2F Enters Into Service With Qantas

First In Its Size Category To Offer Containerised Loading In Both The Main And Lower Deck

Elbe Flugzeugwerke (EFW) has achieved key milestones in the A321 passenger-to-freighter (P2F) conversion programme with the delivery and entry-into-service on 2th October of the first converted aircraft to Qantas. This new P2F version is being leased by aircraft asset manager Vallair to Qantas, to operate services on behalf of Australia Post. Last month, following its flight tests, the newly completed aircraft had been delivered by EFW to Vallair.

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