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Tue, Aug 04, 2020

Classic Aero-TV: Innovation By Avilution – ‘Pilots Care About Results’

From 2019: Panel Possibilities Range From LSA To eVTOL Aircraft

For the most part, pilots care about the information being presented to them rather than how that information arrives at the panel. That's the assessment of Avilution founder Mark Spencer, who says that the company is working towards making panels that are custom to an aircraft and the type of flying that particular pilot and aircraft are going to do.

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Tue, Aug 04, 2020

NTSB Prelim: Vans RV 8

At 100-150 Ft Above Ground Level, He Again Experienced A Partial Loss Of Engine Power

On July 17, 2020, about 1430 Pacific daylight time, an experimental RV-8 airplane, N508CM, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Grimes, California. The pilot was not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. The pilot stated he was conducting pattern work at a private field in preparation for a mountain flying school, when he experienced a partial loss of engine power. He landed the airplane in the field which was then examined by a certified Airframe and Powerplant mechanic.

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Tue, Aug 04, 2020

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.04.20)

Aero Linx: Patient AirLift Services

Patient AirLift Services is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that arranges free air transportation for individuals requiring medical diagnosis, treatment or follow-up who cannot afford or are unable to fly commercially. PALS also arranges volunteer flights for family members of patients as compassionate missions, to ensure patients have support when they are away from home for long periods. PALS is proud to assist military personnel and their families with free flights to aid in the recovery and rehabilitation processes for our wounded veterans. Finally, PALS has a history of supporting humanitarian efforts in the event of natural or man-made disasters.

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Tue, Aug 04, 2020

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.04.20): Decision Altitude (DA)

Decision Altitude (DA)

A specified altitude (mean sea level (MSL)) on an instrument approach procedure (ILS, GLS, vertically guided RNAV) at which the pilot must decide whether to continue the approach or initiate an immediate missed approach if the pilot does not see the required visual references.

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Tue, Aug 04, 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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Tue, Aug 04, 2020

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (08.04.20)

“I have to do a call out to the great SpaceX team; they did extraordinary work. This was an incredibly smooth mission. This was an extraordinary mission, an extraordinary day for NASA, for SpaceX, and frankly, for Americans and anyone interested in spaceflight.” Source: Gwynne Shotwell, president and chief operating officer at SpaceX, following the amazing spashdown, Sunday, of NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon “Endeavour,” wrapping up a two-month, 27.1-million-mile mission to the International Space Station on the agency’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission. 

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Mon, Aug 03, 2020

Homecoming! NASA Astronauts Safely Splash Down

On Target, On Time!

Two NASA astronauts splashed down safely in the Gulf of Mexico Sunday for the first time in a commercially built and operated American crew spacecraft, returning from the International Space Station to complete a test flight that marks a new era in human spaceflight. SpaceX’s Crew Dragon, carrying Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley, splashed down under parachutes in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Pensacola, Florida at 2:48 p.m. EDT Sunday and was successfully recovered by SpaceX. After their return to shore, the astronauts immediately flew back to Houston.

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Mon, Aug 03, 2020

EHang 216 Obtained Special Flight Operations Certificate from Transport Canada

With The Certificate Trial Flights Of EHang 216 AAVs Can Be Conducted In Canada

EHang has confirmed that the EHang 216 has obtained a Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC) issued by Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), the civil aviation authority in Canada. This is reportedly another milestone in regulatory breakthrough for EHang 216 and the first of this kind permit for periodic operations of passenger-grade AAVs in North America.

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Mon, Aug 03, 2020

Klyde Morris (08.03.20)

Klyde Has The Inside Skinny On The Space Community

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Mon, Aug 03, 2020

ARSA Paints Grim Picture of Pandemic’s Impact on Av-Maintenance

Overwhelming Majority of FAA-Certificated Repair Stations Reported Revenue Declines

ARSA, the Aeronautical Repair Station Association, is noting that the aviation maintenance industry has been decimated by coronavirus-related economic disruptions, according to a survey they recently undertook. ARSA members reported widespread revenue declines that have in turn led to significant job losses. In the face of continued economic uncertainty, the survey results suggest more layoffs are imminent.

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