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Fri, Sep 18, 2020

Diamond Relaunches DA20-C1

Equipped With Greatly Upgraded Instrument Panel

One of our favorite training birds is back... and upgraded, to boot! The high demand for single engine training aircraft has led to the return to production of the Diamond DA20-C1, powered by a 125HP Continental IO-240 engine and equipped with new state-of-the-art G500TXi Avionics. With over 1,000 DA20’s already operating worldwide, the strong desire for lower cost new single engine aircraft in training environments continues. The DA20 is proven to be the safest and most efficient aircraft for primary training, and fleet operators are raving about its return to production. “We are excited to re-introduce the brand new DA20-C1,” says Scott McFadzean, CEO of Diamond Aircraft Industries Inc., “Our innovative DNA is of course incorporated into the new aircraft, which showcases the latest Garmin avionics.”

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Fri, Sep 18, 2020

Airborne 09.14.20: Mooney Hit By Truck!, One Aviation BK Saga, Pawnee Dunked

Also: Bombardier Safety Standdown, New CAE Financing Initiative, AMA And Others Urge FAA, EASA 737 MAX Tests

An unfortunate Mooney was forced to execute a deadstick landing on an Eastbound lane of Florida's Interstate 75, Wednesday morning. A twitter post by FHP summed up the scenario... "A small airplane made an emergency landing on EB I75 (?? Alley) @ 40 mm. Once landed, a pickup truck collided with the left wing of the plane. Thankfully no injuries. The EB right lane of I75 remains closed at this time." An engine failure downed the M20R Mooney over Broward County. The 2007 M20R Ovation 3 GX, N120GX, had two persons on board and executed a safe emergency landing on the right side of the road with no known damage as it came to a stop. Whew... right? All's well that ends well... until some idiot with a truck comes along... Facing tough economic conditions, some fairly unsavory foes, and the up-hil

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Fri, Sep 18, 2020

Airborne-Unmanned 09.16.20: Brazil's Drone Delivery, Autel, Loyal Wingman

Also: Remote ID Changes?, Amazon Prime Air, Detection & Mitigation, Marine Mammal Rescue

Latin American drone delivery company, Speedbird Aero, announced it has received regulatory approval from Brazil's National Civil Aviation Agency, also known as ANAC, to operate two experimental drone delivery routes in Brazil. Speedbird Aero operates a proprietary delivery drone with an integrated ParaZero parachute recovery system, and is now the first company in Latin America to win regulatory approval for a drone delivery operation. A rapid-deployment, packable unmanned aircraft made in USA with (some foreign and US components and labor) has been made available for public safety, municipal, and enterprise uses. UAV manufacturer Autel Robotics is releasing its Autel EVO II Dual Enterprise UAS bundle/package, created for public sector and enterprise use. Under the Autel Enterprise label, Autel Robotics o

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Fri, Sep 18, 2020

Airborne-Flight Training 09.10.20: Navy/NASA T-38s, Vincennes U, King Schools

Also: I/ITSEC 2020 Goes Virtual, Chad Weaver Av Scholarship, Airbus H145/135 Sim, S Utah Univ Adds Bell 505

The United States Naval Test Pilot School (USNTPS) is the Navy's principal operator of the Northrop Grumman T-38C Talon supersonic jet trainer, with 10 of the twin-engined aircraft in its inventory. The school's T-38s fly an average of 1,100 hours per year, providing students with valuable experience evaluating its performance, flying qualities, dynamics, and transonic and supersonic flight characteristics. Because the T-38C is the school's primary fixed-wing trainer, students are required to receive formal flight training in the aircraft prior to their arrival. In the past, this has been done at the U.S. Air Force's Air Education and Training Command at Randolph Air Force Base in Texas. However, with the COVID-19 pandemic, AETC had to pare back its training commitments to the Navy and its o

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Fri, Sep 18, 2020

EAA Young Eagles Workshops Brings Aviation Discovery To Local Youth

EAA Chapters To Host Sessions As ‘Next Step’ After Young Eagles Flights

EAA chapters now have an additional “next step” activity following Young Eagles flights, as EAA is introducing a Young Eagles Workshops program available to all chapters as a follow-on way to engage young people. The Young Eagles Workshops program offers youth, generally 11 to 17 years old, the opportunity to discover more about aviation in a social setting at a local airport. These sessions, either single-day or multiple-day, are geared toward introducing kids to the basic elements of airplanes and aviation. “EAA continues to build its offerings for young people as ways to introduce and engage them in aviation, as there are so many possibilities for discovery and achievement through the world of flight,” said Rick Larsen, EAA’s vice president of communities and member programming, which includes the organization‘s youth initiatives.

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Fri, Sep 18, 2020

Gogo AVANCE L3 Now Listed As Factory Option for Pilatus PC-24

Pilatus Receives STCs for AVANCE L3 on PC-24 and PC-12 NGX

Pilatus has selected Gogo Business Aviation's AVANCE L3 system as a factory option on new production PC-24 aircraft, and has secured STCs for the PC-24 and the PC-12 NGX. The PC-24 joins the PC-12 NGX as the second airframe from Pilatus to install the AVANCE L3 system at the factory. The AVANCE L3 is an inflight Wi-Fi system that delivers the benefits of the Gogo AVANCE platform in a small, lightweight form factor, with the most affordable pricing options in business aviation. With the L3 users can choose an inflight Wi-Fi experience fitted to their unique needs or preferences. It is an ideal solution for smaller business jets and turboprops.

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Fri, Sep 18, 2020

United Pilots Reach Agreement to Forestall 'Imminent' Furloughs

Addresses The Imminent Furlough Threat To More Than 2,850 Pilots

The elected union leaders of the United pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Intl., (ALPA) have reached a tentative agreement (TA) with United Airlines management that addresses the imminent furlough threat to more than 2,850 pilots. The pilots’ elected leadership voted unanimously to send the agreement for full pilot membership ratification...

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Fri, Sep 18, 2020

Classic Aero-TV: Bright-Shiny!-Steve Cole's Award-Winning Hummel UltraCruiser

From 2015: Some Of the Prettiest Sights Of Oshkosh Were Also Very Affordable

At EAA AirVenture 2015, there are lots of airplanes to look at, but this one is a real eye catcher. It’s a small single-place airplane, it qualifies as an ultralight, and is so shiny you need dark glasses just to look at it in the sunlight. ANN’s News Editor, Tom Patton, had a sit-down and chat with, Steve Cole, who is the builder and owner of this Hummel UltraCruiser which took the Grand Champion Ultralight trophy this year at Oshkosh.

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Fri, Sep 18, 2020

The SportPlane Resource Guide RETURNS!!!!

Emphasis On Growing The Future of Aviation Through Concentration on 'AFFORDABLE FLYERS'

It's been a number of years since the Latest Edition of Jim Campbell's HUGE SportPlane Resource Guide first saw the light of day. That massive 1100 page book last featured over 800 exciting sport aircraft from all over the SportPlane universe... at a time when the SportPlane industry was still a healthy, thriving enterprise (those were the days...). While there has been some consideration, off and on, toward updating the nearly 5 pound book, the near implosion of the SportPlane and kit industry over the last decade has made such a pursuit an unwieldy one... until now.

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Fri, Sep 18, 2020

LogTen Pro Pilot Logbook for Apple Devices Launches Dropbox Backup

Pilots Now Have Even More Ways To Securely Backup Critical Logbook Data

Coradine's next version of their professional pilot logbook software is ready for iPhone, iPad, and Mac. This latest LogTen Pro update includes logbook backup integration with Dropbox. Now, alongside backups to iCloud, LogTen Pro users will be able to connect their logbook to Dropbox for easy backups on both LogTen Pro for iOS and Mac. Noah Lieberman, CEO at Coradine Aviation Systems said, "Ensuring pilots can easily create and access backups of their logbook data is a top priority for us. Alongside providing pilots with the information they need to fly safely within regulated limits, LogTen Pro is also the full record of their flying career. Integration with Dropbox gives pilots another intuitive way to backup their logbook and ensure this irreplaceable record of their flight history is secure."

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