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Fri, Oct 30, 2020

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.30.20): Convective SIGMET

Convective SIGMET A weather advisory concerning convective weather significant to the safety of all aircraft. Convective SIGMETs are issued for tornadoes, lines of thunderstorms, embedded thunderstorms of any intensity level, areas of thunderstorms greater than or equal to VIP level 4 with an area coverage of 4/10 (40%) or more, and hail 3/4 inch or greater.

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Fri, Oct 30, 2020

ANN FAQ: Like Us On Facebook

There's A Lot To Like On ANN's Latest Social Media Site

We all know how important Social Media is to a lot of people, particularly those under 30. We also know how important those folks are to the future of aviation. In so many forums and at so many events, we talk about how to attract the next generation of pilots, mechanics, and enthusiasts to our industry, and social media is certainly critical to getting the message out to those who practically live online.

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Thu, Oct 29, 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 reli

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Thu, Oct 29, 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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Thu, Oct 29, 2020

Airborne-Unmanned 10.28.20: RAAF UAV, Dufour eVTOL, OSIRIS-REx!

Also: 2020 MultiGP Championships, Honeywell Partners W/Pipistrel, AMA Leads DAC Group, uAvionix TSO

The Boeing Loyal Wingman aircraft being developed with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) recently moved under its own power for the first time, a key milestone for the aircraft that’s expected to make its first flight this year. RAAF Head of Air Force Capability Air Vice-Marshal Cath Roberts said“Air Force partners with industry to ensure we can find innovative solutions to meet our future priorities, Boeing’s Loyal Wingman project is a perfect example of what this collaborative approach can achieve.” This summer, Dufour reports that it completed the first phase of flight testing of their eVTOL demonstrator, with 550 test flights. They were able to show a high degree of stability and control in all conditions, including full transitions from hover to cruise and back again

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Thu, Oct 29, 2020

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.29.20)

Aero Linx: South Carolina Aviation Association Airports in South Carolina support the state’s economy and are themselves economic generators. Residents, businesses, and visitors also rely on the airport system for health, welfare and safety needs. Further, South Carolina’s military airfields are also important to our national security. All types of businesses in South Carolina rely on aviation––through both commercial service and general aviation airports––for the efficient transport of people and goods. Airports are a critical part of the transportation infrastructure needed to retain and attract business development in the state. South Carolina Aviation Association and its members are considered significant resources on aviation-related subjects to our state legislators, our congressmen and our professional colleagues.

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Thu, Oct 29, 2020

ANN FAQ: How Do I Become A News Spy?

We're Everywhere... Thanks To You!

Even with the vast resources and incredibly far-reaching scope of the Aero-News Network, every now and then a story that should be reported on slips through our fingers. There's a lot of news out there, and sometimes we just don't get to all of it... so we came up with the idea of News Spies.

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Thu, Oct 29, 2020

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.29.20): Go Around

Go Around Instructions for a pilot to abandon his/her approach to landing. Additional instructions may follow. Unless otherwise advised by ATC, a VFR aircraft or an aircraft conducting visual approach should overfly the runway while climbing to traffic pattern altitude and enter the traffic pattern via the crosswind leg. A pilot on an IFR flight plan making an instrument approach should execute the published missed approach procedure or proceed as instructed by ATC; e.g., “Go around” (additional instructions if required).

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Thu, Oct 29, 2020

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (10.29.20)

“I am delighted to welcome Jameel Janjua and Pat Moran to the Virgin Galactic Pilot Corps. Jameel and Pat both come with a tremendous range and depth of experience of both military and civilian aviation, and test flying in particular. Their backgrounds, in addition to their accomplished interpersonal skills, will make them hugely valuable – particularly as we prepare for, and soon enter, commercial passenger operations. Virgin Galactic is fortunate to have secured the services of two such high caliber pilots, and we eagerly anticipate their contributions to the team as a whole.” Source: Dave Mackay, Virgin Galactic’s Chief Pilot, discussing the addition of two more pilots to their operations. 

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Wed, Oct 28, 2020

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.28.20)

Aero Linx: International Aeronauts League Welcome to the International Aeronauts League. The IAL was established in 2004 to support the art, science and sport of aerostation, called ballooning, through the medium of the World Wide Web. There are no bricks, mortar, meetings or bylaws associated with the League. The concept is simple, straightforward, and economical. Membership in the League costs nothing. Non-pilots, novice and expert pilots, and the just plain curious are welcome to join.  Members have access to a full featured bulletin board and electronic mail reflector that allows near real-time dialogue between members.   In addition, feature news articles, file sharing and classified advertising are provided by the League. 

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