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Thu, Sep 24, 2020

Mercy Flight Southeast P-51 Ride Raffle Winner Drawn

'Never Won Anything Before In His Life!'

Some guys have all the luck... even if they only have it all just once... for something REALLY big -- like a P-51 Mustang ride. George Kouba didn’t see the phone call that he had won the raffle for “A Flight of a Lifetime!” on the Stallion 51’s P-51 Mustang until 6:00 pm. “I thought 2020 would be total wash-out, and then this!” said George. “To get ‘stick-time’ on a P-51, well, my wife is extremely jealous!” Every other year, Stallion 51 and Mercy Flight Southeast team up to raffle off the half-day experience culminating with the dreamed-of flight in the iconic plane. The drawing took place on Monday at the Stallion 51 hangar in Kissimmee, FL.

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Thu, Sep 24, 2020

Nav Canada Tightens Its Belt

Workforce Reductions Instituted... 'Looks To Streamline Operations'

Nav Canada, Canada's much-discussed privatized ATC company, has disclosed that it has 'made the difficult decision to eliminate permanent jobs as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a significant negative impact on global air traffic and on the aviation industry.' The company is also taking steps to safely streamline operations and will be launching level of service reviews for certain aerodromes. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the company reports that it had 5,100 employees nationwide. Including the previous reduction in staffing of temporary employees in the spring and early retirements, the company had reduced more than 720 jobs or 14 per cent of the workforce.

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Thu, Sep 24, 2020

NORAD Busts Russian Tu-160 Bombers and Su-35 Fighters

Caught Entering the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone

The Russians apparently don't navigate well... because they keep showing up where they really aren't welcome... North American Aerospace Defense Command F-22 Raptors and an E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft, supported by KC-135 air refuelers, positively identified two Tu-160 bombers and two Su-35 fighter aircraft entering the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) three times this week. Although the Russian aircraft loitered in the ADIZ for approximately four hours total over the three incursions and came within 50 nautical miles of Alaska’s Nunavik Island, they remained in international airspace and at no time entered United States or Canadian sovereign airspace.

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Thu, Sep 24, 2020

Drone Racing League Launches 2020 Season

DRL Game Now On Xbox Enables Gamers To Fly Like The Pros

The Drone Racing League (DRL) has announced their 2020 DRL Allianz World Championship Season and their first-ever Drone Racing League Simulator on Xbox. Featuring a new competition format, new video game on console, and new ways for fans to stream the sport, the 2020 Season will kick off a new era of sport. The 2020 Season will challenge a dozen elite pilots through 16 races, premiering on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 7pm ET on NBCSN, Twitter, and Facebook Watch. Competition takes place in the DRL SIM, the same immersive drone racing video game that players can now download on Xbox and fly like the pros.

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Thu, Sep 24, 2020

Classic Aero-TV: Versatile AND Practical - The All-Seeing Aeroprakt A-22 LSA

From 2017: A Quality LSA For Well Under $100k…

Aeroprakt unveiled its new LSA at the Deland Sport Aviation Showcase in November. Dennis Long, U.S. Importer and Distributer for Aeroprakt U.S.A., told ANN’s Tom Patton that the design has been around for nearly two decades. “What makes them special is their handling, anywhere between 100 miles per hour to 30 miles per hour,” Long said. “It’s just spectacular the way they handle thermals, and bumps and crosswinds.”

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Thu, Sep 24, 2020

NTSB Prelim: McSwain JA 30

During The Initial Climb, He Noted That The Airplane Was Not Climbing

On August 15, 2020, about 1600 eastern daylight time, a McSwain PA30 Superstol, N146BB, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident at a private airstrip near Clover, South Carolina. 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 he landed at a private, grass airstrip during the flight from York Airport (01SC), York, South Carolina to Gastonia Municipal Airport (AKH), Gastonia, North Carolina. He landed uneventfully and taxied for a takeoff to the northwest. During the initial climb, he noted that the airplane was not climbing as he expected.

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Thu, Sep 24, 2020

AD: Airbus SAS Airplanes

AD 2020-19-03 Was Prompted By Reports Of Crack Findings In And Around The Fastener Holes

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A318 series airplanes; Model A319-111, -112, -113, -114, -115, -131, -132, and -133 airplanes; Model A320-211, -212, -214, -216, -231, -232, and -233 airplanes; and Model A321-111, -112, -131, -211, -212, -213, -231, and -232 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of crack findings in and around the fastener holes of the central and lateral window frame upper junction; those cracks were found on fastener holes outside of the inspection area specified in a certain airworthiness limitation item (ALI) task. This AD requires repetitive inspections of the upper junction fastener holes at the lateral window frame for cracking; and for certain airplanes, repetitive inspections of the spotface around the fastener holes for cracking; and corrective actions if necessary; as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is incorporated by reference. The F

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Thu, Sep 24, 2020

AD: Airbus Helicopters

AD 2020-19-02 Revises The Applicability, Requires Repetitively Inspecting Affected T/R Blades With The New Inspection Procedures

The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2000-22-19 for Eurocopter France (now Airbus Helicopters) Model SA330F, G, and J helicopters. AD 2000-22-19 required repetitively inspecting certain tail rotor (T/R) blades for skin debonding and a crack. Since the FAA issued AD 2000-22-19, the inspection procedures have been revised. Additionally, the FAA is adding an affected part-numbered T/R blade and the FAA-validation for Model SA330F and G helicopters has been cancelled. This new AD revises the applicability, requires repetitively inspecting affected T/R blades with the new inspection procedures, and depending on the inspection results, repairing or replacing the T/R blade. This new AD also prohibits installing an affected T/R blade unless it has passed the inspections. The actions of this AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products. This AD becomes effective October 7, 2020.

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Thu, Sep 24, 2020

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.24.20)

Aero Linx: American Association of Airport Executives We are the largest professional organization for airport employees, delivering results for dedicated individuals like you, who serve as the backbone of AAAE and our nation’s airport system. AAAE members are leaders in key roles from the C-Suite to the terminal and on to the airfield. You can turn to AAAE for the resources you need to advance your airport and your career, including dynamic professional development and networking, cutting-edge training, comprehensive airport solutions, and effective representation in Washington.

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Thu, Sep 24, 2020

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.24.20): Compass Locator

Compass Locator A low power, low or medium frequency (L/MF) radio beacon installed at the site of the outer or middle marker of an instrument landing system (ILS). It can be used for navigation at distances of approximately 15 miles or as authorized in the approach procedure.

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