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Wed, Sep 18, 2019

Airborne 09.16.19: Wagstaff Mishap, SPA Girls In Aviation Day, Flight Design

Also: New Stemme CEO, Airline Bankruptcy, Avemco Executives, Director Of Langley Research Center

No one in aviation is immune to having to deal with mechanical issues... not even our good friend and Champion aerobatic pilot, Patty Wagstaff, who just had to deal with a sudden issue with her beloved Bonanza -- which, unfortunately got dinged up pretty good... but Patty and her fellow pilot are OK. The famed air-show pilot was involved in an incident Wednesday in which her 1958 Beech K35 airplane was involved in a runway excursion and flipped over onto its back, according to local authorities. Local media made it sound like a massive accident, but the truth is simple... a mechanical failure put the aircraft off to the side of a runway, where it wound up inverted. Where is the next generation of pilots coming from? Well, with aviation currently being over 90% male, we hope that it will have a more equ

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Wed, Sep 18, 2019

Airborne-Unmanned 09.17.19: Flirtey Unveiling, Silent Arrow, AIRT UAS

Also: Dubai Police, Volocopter $$$, RAF Selects Leonardo, Rafael Acquisition

In an event held last week at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., Flirtey unveiled an advanced drone delivery technology aircraft dubbed Flirtey Eagle, and released a video of its next-generation delivery drone performing consumer and automated external defibrillator (AED) deliveries to customer homes. Flirtey's system is designed to safely get packages to customers with the delivery goal of less than 10 minutes using drones. The aircraft designer and manufacturer unveiled the Flirtey Eagle, an advanced delivery drone; the Flirtey Portal, a sophisticated takeoff and landing platform that enables scalable store-to-door operations; and an autonomous software platform that enables drones to deliver safely to American homes. Yates Electrospace Corporation has debited their Silent Arrow GD-2000 cargo delivery drone at

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Wed, Sep 18, 2019

Aero-TV: EmbraerX’S eVTOL - Staking a Claim on the Future of Urban Air Mobility

Legacy Company Moves Into The Realm Of EVTOL

Aero-TV's Rex Alexander spoke with Peter Berger, director of innovation for EmbraerX at AirVenture 2019. Berger said that Embraer is working in partnership with Uber to develop electric vertical takeoff and landing urban air mobility aircraft. The EmbraerX was unveiled at the Uber Elevate Summit 2019 in Washington, D.C. the new aircraft concept results from a broad range of tests and simulations, aiming at operational optimization for the urban environment, considering high reliability, low operating costs, a lower noise footprint, fully electric powered and progressively autonomous.

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Wed, Sep 18, 2019

AMA Drone Report 09.12.19: ANAFI FPV, EAA Comments on Amazon, Remote ID SNAFU

Also: Drone Threat Against Heathrow, Football Foul-Up, Iran Arrests Drone Pilots, Flirtey Unveils 'The Future'

The ANAFI FPV drone from Parrot puts the operator in the cockpit of Parrot’s new ultraportable UAV. The aircraft delivers live, immersive video from its 180-degree tilting camera to the included Cockpit Glasses. Parrot says that the ANAFI FPV boasts in-depth manual controls for piloting and imaging, 4K HDR video and 21-megapixel images, easy-to-use modes and presets, portability, long battery life, and on the go USB-C charging. The FPV experience is undertaken by pairing a smartphone to ANAFI FPV with the FreeFlight 6.6 app, placing the phone in the included Cockpit glasses, placing them on your head, and taking flight. Safety for manned aircraft, not commercial expediency, must be the priority for federal air regulators as they consider an exemption application by Amazon regar

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Wed, Sep 18, 2019

FAA Administrator Dickson Will Personally Fly 737 MAX Sim

Wants To Evaluate MCAS Software Changes Prior To Recertification

FAA Administrator Stephen Dickson is planning to travel to Seattle to personally fly a 737 MAX sim prior to the airplane's recertification.

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Wed, Sep 18, 2019

Air Force Announces Newest Red Tail: ‘T-7A Red Hawk’

Official Designation For Boeing's T-X Trainer

The Air Force’s all-new advanced trainer aircraft, the T-X, has officially been named the T-7A Red Hawk. Acting Secretary of the Air Force Matthew Donovan made the announcement during his speech at the 2019 Air Force Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Sept. 16.

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Wed, Sep 18, 2019

KDOT Leads Airport Inspections Utilizing UAS

Receives FAA Authorization To Conduct Flight Tests In Wichita

The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) Division of Aviation has received authorization from the FAA to conduct Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) test flights at Wichita’s Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport (KICT).

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Wed, Sep 18, 2019

NASAO Announces 2020 Board Members

Will Be Led By John Binder Of Alaska In His Role As Chair

The National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) announced the members of the 2019 - 2020 Board at NASAO's 88th Annual Convention & Tradeshow in St. Paul, MN. The NASAO Board - comprised of State Aviation Directors or their selected representative - will be led by John Binder, AK, in his role as Chair.

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Wed, Sep 18, 2019

uAvionix Receives FAA STC For tailBeacon ADS-B OUT Solution

Initially Approved For Cessna 172 Aircraft

The FAA has issued STC approval to uAvionix for its tailBeacon integrated rear position light ADS-B OUT solution.   Much like the popular skyBeacon, the tailBeacon has been optimized for ease of installation times of less than one hour, including documentation. 

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Wed, Sep 18, 2019

EASA Orders Immediate Inspections Of Some Airbus Helicopters

Action Follows AS350 B3E Accident In Norway Which Fatally Injured Six People

EASA has issued an Emergency AD which applies to Airbus AS 350 B3E helicopters equipped with a SAFRAN Helicopter Engines (SAFRAN) ARRIEL 2D engine which having accumulated (on the effective date of this AD) less than 300 flight hours (FH) since first flight, and EC 130 T2 helicopters, all s/n, having accumulated (on the effective date of this AD) less than 300 FH since first flight.

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