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Mon, Jan 24, 2022

NTSB Prelim: Beech 58

A Jumbled Radio Transmission Was Made By A Pilot And No Distress Call Was Received

On January 8, 2022, about 1919 central standard time, a Beech B58, N585CK, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Defiance, Missouri. The two commercial pilots sustained fatal injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 positioning flight. At 1910, the airplane departed Spirit of St. Louis (SUS), St Louis, Missouri, on an instrument flight plan to Centennial Airport (APA), Denver, Colorado. After climbing to 8,000 ft mean sea level (msl) on a west heading, the airplane made a gradual left turn toward a southeast heading and subsequently descended.

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Mon, Jan 24, 2022

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.24.22)

Aero Linx: The South Dakota Aviation Association The South Dakota Aviation Association is an organization comprised of pilots, business owners and allied industry representatives. We use aircraft to assist agricultural producers in the production of food, fiber and biofuel. Our pilots take to the skies to not only protect crops, but also rangeland, timber and areas threatened by fire. Our organization takes pride in land stewardship and our focus on the safety of agricultural aviation.

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Mon, Jan 24, 2022

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.24.22): Aircraft Conflict

Aircraft Conflict Predicted conflict, within EDST of two aircraft, or between aircraft and airspace. A Red alert is used for conflicts when the predicted minimum separation is 5 nautical miles or less. A Yellow alert is used when the predicted minimum separation is between 5 and approximately 12 nautical miles. A Blue alert is used for conflicts between an aircraft and predefined airspace.

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Mon, Jan 24, 2022

ANN FAQ: Feel The Propwash (Updated)

New Form Makes Subscribing, Unsubscribing Even Easier

While we're very proud of our newly-redesigned website, we know that some folks really enjoy the convenience of having their Aero-News dropped into their e-mail boxes every day. Our new site makes that process even easier than before.

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Mon, Jan 24, 2022

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (01.24.22)

"Wow, I can see Dubai Expo." and "Finally, here come my friends." Source: Just some of the signage that accompanied and Emirates announcement by once again placing a flight attendant atop the world's tallest 2,722-foot skyscraper while one of their Airbus A380s flew past for the perfect photo opportunity. The Airbus was decorated in colorful livery celebrating the Expo, giving a backdrop to skydiving influencer Nicole Smith-Ludvik as she rotated through cards with messages inviting passengers to fly Emirates to the exhibition.

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Sun, Jan 23, 2022

National Warbird Operators Conference A Month Away

This Year’s Conference Scheduled For February 24-27, 2022

Founded in 1993, the annual National Warbird Operators Conference (NWOC) event brings together warbird owners, operators, and museum directors to address events facing warbird owners and to discuss common goals related to the ever-changing economics, operations and regulations pertaining to flying ex-military aircraft. NWOC focuses on the exchange of ideas and information concerning the safe operation and restoration of warbird aircraft.

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Sun, Jan 23, 2022

About Time! NTSB Tells FAA To Require CO Detectors in GA Aircraft

NTSB Identified 31 Accidents Between 1982 And 2020 Attributed To Carbon Monoxide

The NTSB has called on the FAA, (for the second time, no less) to require carbon monoxide detectors in general aviation aircraft, the agency said in a safety recommendation report released this week. The NTSB identified 31 accidents between 1982 and 2020 attributed to carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Twenty-three of those accidents were fatal, killing 42 people and seriously injuring four more. A CO detector was found in only one of the airplanes and it was not designed to provide an active audible or visual alert to the pilot, features the NTSB also recommended.

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Sun, Jan 23, 2022

Zuri VTOL Updated to Ver 2.0

Revised Aircraft Sports Refined Styling, Design, Ahead of Production

Czech sustainable aviation manufacturer-to-be, Zuri, has announced the first evolution of its aircraft. The new Zuri in the works is currently designated within the company as ZURI 2.0, with a dedicated freight version, the Zuri 2.0 CARGO. The concept takes the original hybrid VTOL aircraft and adds recent developmental experiences gleaned since last summer's tech demonstrations and hover testing. The 2.0 will see tweaks to some of the fundamental parameters of the Zuri 1.0, including aerodynamic profiles, control systems, required power output, and styling. The new aircraft is slated to offer more variety in its trim levels, including a VIP version that seats 3 in comfort, a 4-seat Executive, and the aforementioned freight hauler.

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Sun, Jan 23, 2022

Last of the Eurocopter AS365 Dauphins Delivered

Twin-engine European Workhorse Ceases Production, Capping 47 Years of Service

The last of the Dauphin family of helicopters has left the factory, with more than 1,100 built since its introduction 40 years ago. Throughout its life, the type has racked up more than 7 million flight hours across 70 countries. The AS365 has been superseded by the Airbus H160, but will likely remain in service for decades more. The final Dauphin was delivered to the Spanish Customs Service, where it will join the 2 of its brethren in their duties: maritime patrol, tracking and intercepting smuggling watercraft, and seizing contraband. Spanish Customs Surveillance stands watch over the Strait of Gibraltar, the Alboran Sea, and Galicia, offering plentiful smugglers to chase down.

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Sun, Jan 23, 2022

Classic Aero-TV: Boeing’s 747-8 First Flight – New Freighter Takes to the Skies

From 2010: Chief Pilot Feuerstein and Captain Imrich Successfully Complete Flight Plan

On February 8th, 2010, almost two months after the Dreamliner’s historic first flight, Boeing made history once again as the new 747-8 Freighter took to the skies for the first time. Over 5,000 Boeing employees, customers, suppliers, and community leaders gathered in Everett, Washington, as the 421,200lb aircraft (empty weight) lifted from the Paine Field runway. 747 Chief Pilot Mark Feuerstien and Captain Tom Imrich commanded the flight deck as the Freighter took off at 12:39 p.m. local time on its first of more than 1,600 flight hours in the test program. Reaching a cruising altitude of 17,000 feet and a speed of up to 230 knots, the 747-8 underwent tests for basic handling qualities and engine performance. 

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