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Mon, Apr 06, 2020

Airborne 04.03.20: EAA-Sportys, AUS Suspends UAV Reg, A/C Registry Probs

Also: Raytheon-United Tech Merger, Aviation Database NPRM, Air Force Academy Tragedy, Crew Dragon Mockup Jettisoned

Another milestone was reached by EAA this month, as a total of 75,000 Young Eagles have now taken the next step in their aviation journeys by enrolling in Sporty’s Learn to Fly Course after their EAA Young Eagles flights. The online Sporty’s course is available free to all of the more than 2.2 million EAA Young Eagles as a follow-up to their initial introductory flight by volunteer EAA-member pilots. The course is a comprehensive online ground school, test prep, and flight training companion that provides all the knowledge and concepts to pass the FAA Private Pilot written test, oral exam, and checkride. The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) of Australia has announced a number of measures to alleviate pressure on Australian RPA operators while ensuring the ongoing sa

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Mon, Apr 06, 2020

Airborne 04.06.20: First FlightDesign F2, Stratolaunch Tests, Pipistrel

Also: ERAU Free Online Courses, Orion Passes Tests, Boeing Shuts Philly, A320 Production

After rerouting from the cancelled Sun N’ Fun airshow, the very first F2-LSA has arrived at Flight Design USA headquarters in Connecticut. The F2 has completed ASTM and US LSA compliance testing, and serial production has started. The next F2’s are expected to arrive in the US by June 2020. F2 CS-23 and the F2 UL for Europe are expected to be certified by October 2020. The F2 series represents a next-generation effort for Flight Design as it expands its light aircraft offerings. F2 is an EASA CS-23 certified aircraft with an MTOW of 650 kg, or if flown as an SLSA or Ultralight -- 600 kg MTOW. Stratolaunch, a company that was founded by the late Paul Allen, is shifting its focus to hypersonic test beds carried aloft by its purpose-built aircraft. The Stratolaunch aircraft had originally been built f

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Mon, Apr 06, 2020

Klyde Morris (04-06-20)

Even In The Midst Of A Pandemic, There's Still Opportunities To Commiserate Over SpaceX News

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Mon, Apr 06, 2020

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.06.20): Contaminated Runway

Contaminated Runway A runway is considered contaminated whenever standing water, ice, snow, slush, frost in any form, heavy rubber, or other substances are present. A runway is contaminated with respect to rubber deposits or other friction-degrading substances when the average friction value for any 500-foot segment of the runway within the ALD fails below the recommended minimum friction level and the average friction value in the adjacent 500-foot segments falls below the maintenance planning friction level.

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Mon, Apr 06, 2020

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.06.20)

Aero Linx: ABAA - Australian Business Aircraft Association The ABAA is a non-profit organisation that was formed to act as a collective voice for the business aviation community in Australia, and to assist its members in all aviation matters. The ABAA is a member of the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC), headquartered in Montreal, Canada and we have close ties with other Business Aircraft Associations such as the National Business Aviation Association, Washington, DC.

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Mon, Apr 06, 2020

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.06.20)

"Suspending operations at our vital military rotorcraft facilities is a serious step, but a necessary one for the health and safety of our employees and their communities. We're working closely with government and public health officials in the tri-state region. We're also in contact with our customers, suppliers and other stakeholders affected by this temporary suspension as we assist in the national effort to combat the spread of COVID-19." Source: Steve Parker, Vertical Lift vice president and general manager, and Philadelphia site senior executive, noting that Boeing is temporarily suspending production operations at its facilities in Ridley Township, Pennsylvania, in light of the company's continuous assessment of the spread of COVID-19 in the region. This action is intended to ensure the well-being of employees, their families and local communities, and will include an orderly shutdown consistent with requirements of U.S. and global defense customers.

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Sun, Apr 05, 2020

Airborne 04.03.20: EAA-Sportys, AUS Suspends UAV Reg, A/C Registry Probs

Also: Raytheon-United Tech Merger, Aviation Database NPRM, Air Force Academy Tragedy, Crew Dragon Mockup Jettisoned

Another milestone was reached by EAA this month, as a total of 75,000 Young Eagles have now taken the next step in their aviation journeys by enrolling in Sporty’s Learn to Fly Course after their EAA Young Eagles flights. The online Sporty’s course is available free to all of the more than 2.2 million EAA Young Eagles as a follow-up to their initial introductory flight by volunteer EAA-member pilots. The course is a comprehensive online ground school, test prep, and flight training companion that provides all the knowledge and concepts to pass the FAA Private Pilot written test, oral exam, and checkride. The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) of Australia has announced a number of measures to alleviate pressure on Australian RPA operators while ensuring the ongoing sa

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Sun, Apr 05, 2020

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.05.20): Contact Approach

Contact Approach An approach wherein an aircraft on an IFR flight plan, having an air traffic control authorization, operating clear of clouds with at least 1 mile flight visibility and a reasonable expectation of continuing to the destination airport in those conditions, may deviate from the instrument approach procedure and proceed to the destination airport by visual reference to the surface. This approach will only be authorized when requested by the pilot and the reported ground visibility at the destination airport is at least 1 statute mile.

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Sun, Apr 05, 2020

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.05.20)

Aero Linx: AsBAA - Asian Business Aviation Association The purpose of the Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA) is to promote the benefits of business aviation in Asia. We aim to help the companies who rely on business aviation aircraft succeed in the Asian market though advocacy, information, networking, coordination of messages among the members and business support services.

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Sun, Apr 05, 2020

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.05.20)

“We’re able to build such a strong astronaut corps at NASA because we have such a strong pool of applicants to choose from. It’s always amazing to see the diversity of education, experience and skills that are represented in our applicants. We are excited to start reviewing astronaut applications to identify the next class of astronaut candidates.” Source: Anne Roemer, manager of the Astronaut Selection Board and director of human resources at Johnson Space center, commenting on the more than 12,000 people who have applied to join NASA’s next class of astronauts, demonstrating strong national interest to take part in America’s plans to explore the Moon and take humanity’s next giant leap – human missions to Mars.

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