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Sat, Apr 17, 2021

NTSB Prelim: Vans RV7

Switched Fuel Tanks And Shortly After, The Engine Began To Sputter

On July 26, 2020, about 1110 mountain daylight time, a Vans RV7, N514BS, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Henefer, Utah. The pilot sustained minor injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. The pilot reported that during an uneventful flight, at an altitude of about 10,000 ft mean sea level, he switched fuel tanks and shortly after, the engine began to sputter. The pilot turned on the electric fuel boost pump and switched the fuel selector valve to the original position, and the engine began to operate normally.

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Sat, Apr 17, 2021

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.17.21)

Aero Linx: The Rhode Island Pilots Association The Rhode Island Pilots Association has more than 300 members in and around 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. We: Promote aviation safety Exchange information among our members as well as the general public concerning the aviation industry and general aviation Foster good will and camaraderie among our members Assist our members with issues relative to general aviation

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Sat, Apr 17, 2021

ANN FAQ: What Does The API Mean To You

Engaging The Aviation World's Pivotal Organizations, Interests And Viewpoints

The Airborne Partnership Initiative, we call it the API, is a plan developed by ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, to build a synergistic, industry-wide, aviation/aerospace news program. Our aim is to grow this program to include a significant portion, if not a majority, of the aviation world’s pivotal organizations, interests, and viewpoints.

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Sat, Apr 17, 2021

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.17.21): 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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Sat, Apr 17, 2021

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.17.21)

"With this award, NASA and our partners will complete the first crewed demonstration mission to the surface of the Moon in the 21st century as the agency takes a step forward for women's equality and long-term deep space exploration. This critical step puts humanity on a path to sustainable lunar exploration and keeps our eyes on missions farther into the solar system, including Mars." Source: Kathy Lueders, NASA's associate administrator for Human Explorations and Operations Mission Directorate, after the selection of SpaceX to provide a manned lunar landier to bring America back to the moon.

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Fri, Apr 16, 2021

Voodoo Mini Jet Looking To Craft A New Class Of Jet Racing

Kits Expected To Be Available By The End Of This Year

Jet racing might be growing to encompass a whole new class-one that pilots can build themselves. After debuting the fuselage at AirVenture 2019, the Voodoo mini jet came to the Sun 'n Fun Aerospace Expo this year complete with wings. After the Oshkosh debut, designer, developer, and owner Jeff Kerlo was requested to come to the 2019 Reno Air Races to help promote the idea of a new jet class. "The aircraft's presence there spawned a great deal of interest among many of the racers presently competing in the jet class," Kerlo said.

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Fri, Apr 16, 2021

Airborne 04.15.21: Piper's New CEO, Blue Angels Arrive, Stallion 51!

Also: Epic Aircraft Update, Artistic Aviation Plane Painter, Night Airshow Scenes

Piper has a new CEO and ANN got the very first interview! Piper’s John Calcagno chatted up the amazing technology in Piper’s automated landing system as well as the new Piper 100i flight trainer and the Piper Seminole... which is also making an impression on many as the current hot bird for the multi-engine flight training market. Piper’s Buddy Sessoms also outlined some of the technology driving Piper thinking now and into the future. The Blue Angels have arrived for their new airshow season, despite having to wait out some nasty weather sitting over Pensacola, They showed off the hotrod Super Hornets, The first airplane upgrade in decades! the Super Hornet will result in major changes for their routine and operational parameters and give them a far more modern airframe to work with. Epic Aircraft

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Fri, Apr 16, 2021

ASR Recovery System To Be Offered on SureWings BD-4C-S

Companies Announce Development and Supply Agreement

Aviation Safety Resources and SureWings, dealer of the BD-4C-S SureWings edition aircraft, have completed a strategic development and supply agreement that will make ASR’s aircraft emergency parachute recovery standard equipment on this aircraft. Additionally, SureWings will also be a certified dealer for the ASR aircraft emergency parachute recovery systems. Effective April 1, 2021 SureWings will begin providing marketing and sales support of the ASR line of products, including the Soteria, aimed at the experimental/sport market, TriChute aimed at the general aviation market and the eXtreme Rapid Deployment (XRD) for the AAM market. This is the first step for ASR to create a collaborative network of representatives and establish certified repair centers.

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Fri, Apr 16, 2021

Staying In Tune With The Big Cessna Singles

Powerflow Systems Displays New Exhaust Systems For Cessna 180, 182, & 185

When asking what was new with team Powerflow; Jim Shafer (Manager of Dealer Sales at Powerflow Exhaust) noted they had looked at developing a tuned exhaust system for the 6 cylinder Continental engines for many years, but they could never get a design they were happy with. After the passing of Dane Wagner of Leading Edge Exhaust Systems unexpectedly in December 2017, Powerflow was able to purchase all their Assets, Tooling, Machinery, STC's, and PMA's. After the purchase, they relocated all of the aforementioned property to their Daytona Beach facilities, and have since transferred the STC, and now have PMA authority to make the systems.

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Fri, Apr 16, 2021

New Free Course from The Kings - Understanding Aircraft Marshalling

Will Help Pilots Understand Ground Signals They May See On Busy Ramps

Pilots can now take a free video course, Understanding Aircraft Marshalling, from King Schools to help them quickly learn the signals used by marshallers at a busy ramp. Aircraft marshalling is rarely covered during pilot education, leaving many pilots scratching their heads when presented with marshalling signals. Watching this course will help them understand ground signals they may see on busy ramps, at fly-ins and aviation events. They will also learn what signals to give back to the marshaller when necessary, instead of guessing what the marshaller wants to see.

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