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Wed, Apr 21, 2021

NASA/SpaceX Crew-2 On Target For Thursday Liftoff

Launch Targeted For 0611 EDT Thursday, April 22

NASA is in final prep mode for the upcoming launch of the agency’s SpaceX Crew-2 mission with astronauts to the International Space Station. This is the second crew rotation flight of the SpaceX Crew Dragon and the first with two international partners. The flight follows certification by NASA for regular flights to the space station as part of the agency’s Commercial Crew Program. The launch, on a Falcon 9 rocket, is targeted for 6:11 a.m. EDT Thursday, April 22, from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Crew Dragon is scheduled to dock to the space station about 5:30 a.m. Friday, April. 23.

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Wed, Apr 21, 2021

Airborne 04.17.21: SnF Record!, Blue Angel #6, Pilot Communications

Also: The Extra NG Is Here, Rotax 915is Powered Bristell, STOL Competition Highlights

With only one day left of the much anticipated SnF21 event, we are hearing that Saturday achieved a record attendance in Sun n Fun’S 47 year history! Thousands of people came to Lakeland to see the Blue Angels execute precision maneuvers in the sky in their new Super Hornets, and let me tell you, they didn’t disappoint.. So we catch up with one of their pilots who says they are excited to be back performing for the public. For those of you who fly long distances, pull a lot of G’s, or simply are tired of the bulky heavy headsets.. well, Pilot Communications has some of the lightest and most comfortable headsets in the market. Making its southern debut this week at Sun n Fun is the one and only Extra NG... Bristell is showing off their Rotax 915is powered Bristell... it’s reportedly the onl

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Wed, Apr 21, 2021

Airborne-Special Edition 04.01.21: ANN Interviews Pipistrel USA’s Michael Coates

Also: Pipistrel Will Have At Least Five Airplanes At Lakeland... Including The Panthera!

We are barely a week and half away from the first aviation event of 2021 but not only that..this is the first major aviation event after the pandemic shut everything down about a year ago! BUT now, it's time to see the latest and greatest in planes, products, and cool aviation stuff... and Sun ‘n Fun 2021 is THE place to do so. One of sport aviation’s most versatile product lines is coming to Lakeland, courtesy of Pipistrel USA. Some 5 aircraft are expected... starting with the new Four-place Pipistrel Panthera high-speed cruiser to the Sinus motorglider, the Virus SW touring aircraft and the Alpha Trainer. An electrically-powered Taurus,  power-assisted glider is also expected to make an appearance. ANN Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell interviewed Pipistrel USA’s Michael Coates fr

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Wed, Apr 21, 2021

Airborne-Flight Training 04.08.21: OSH Learn2Fly, SAFECON '21, SnF Digital Daily

Also: CAP and USAF Training, Boeing 767-300ER FPT, FAA Task Force, Wings for Val Foundation

EAA notes that, 'Along with all the experienced aviators at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh each year, The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration inspires many others who find themselves asking, "I would love to learn to fly someday. What steps do I need to take to begin flight training?"' The Learn to Fly Center at AirVenture's EAA Four Corners area can provide the information they need and kick-start their flight training journey. The EAA Learn to Fly Center will feature multiple stations, each dedicated to helping individuals take a step forward in their desire to learn to fly. National Intercollegiate Flying Association SAFECON 2021 Goes Remote. Over the last few months, the National Intercollegiate Flying Association Council has met several times to discuss the 2021 National SAFECON. Now, the NIFA Council report

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Wed, Apr 21, 2021

Airborne-Unmanned 04.06.21: Starship SN11, Lilium Ramps Up, Pipistrel UCAV

Also: Rhode Island--DroneUp, Vertical Flight Society, Rocket Lab, Sun ‘n Fun Digital Daily

On Tuesday, March 30, SpaceX launched its fourth high-altitude flight test of Starship from Starbase in Texas. Similar to previous high-altitude flight tests, Starship Serial Number 11 (SN11) was powered through ascent by three Raptor engines, each shutting down in sequence prior to the vehicle reaching apogee – approximately 10 km in altitude. SN11 performed a propellant transition to the internal header tanks, which hold landing propellant, before reorienting itself for reentry and a controlled aerodynamic descent. Shortly after the landing burn started, SN11 experienced a rapid unscheduled disassembly. Now we know why... Lilium GmbH has entered into a business agreement with Qell Acquisition Corp. Upon closing of the transaction, the company will be called Lilium. In concert with the business

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Wed, Apr 21, 2021

USCG MH-65 Assists In Rescue Of 1 From The Water Near Key Largo

Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter Crew Assists Kayaker

The Coast Guard rescued one person from the water near Key Largo after his kayak capsized Tuesday. Rescued was: Chris Hogan, 34. Sector Key West Command Center watchstanders received a phone call stating a kayaker in the vicinity of Key Largo was in distress after his kayak capsized. The watchstanders directed the launch of a Coast Guard Station Islamorada 33-foot boat crew and a Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew to assist the kayaker. Once on scene, the Dolphin aircrew hoisted Hogan and safely transferred him to shore with no health concerns reported.

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Wed, Apr 21, 2021

True Blue Power Ups It's Game: 'Most Powerful' Lithium-Ion Battery Yet

New 60 Amp-Hour Main Ship Battery Reported To Be Ideal For Part 135, 29, 25 Aircraft

True Blue Power has added a 60 amp-hour lithium-ion battery to its Gen5 product line. The TB60 saves up to 50 pounds per battery, significantly reducing aircraft empty weight and increasing useful load. "This battery is a beast. It's our most powerful battery designed for the most powerful aircraft," explained Van Winter, Market Development Manager for True Blue Power. "It's ideal for larger Part 135, 29 and 25 aircraft needing higher amp-hours for longer-running emergency and back-up power," Winter explained.

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Wed, Apr 21, 2021

Jet Edge Announces Partnership with Gogo Business Aviation

Will Provide 4G Streaming Wi-Fi Fleet Wide

Jet Edge has entered into a new partnership with Gogo Business Aviation. The long-term partnership will upgrade Jet Edge’s AdvantEdge and Managed super-mid and large cabin fleet to AVANCE L5. “Jet Edge is proud to partner with Gogo, the industry leader for high-speed Wi-Fi,” comments Bill Papariella, CEO of Jet Edge. “The AVANCE L5 system is truly a game changer for connectivity in the air. Providing inflight streaming and overall faster speed is yet another way we are enhancing and evolving our fleet to deliver an exceptional private aviation experience for our clients.”

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Wed, Apr 21, 2021

Classic Aero-TV: Electroair Engine Upgrades--More Power, Efficiency, Reliability

From 2015 (YouTube Version): The Benefits Of Electronic Ignition Technologies Are Significant... and Plentiful

Here’s a comment commonly heard from general aviation pilots and mechanics; “If cars, motorcycles, and snowmobiles can be produced with electronic ignition systems, why are our aircraft stuck with what looks like a 1937 Ford tractor magneto?” Some newer aircraft engines are being produced with electronic ignition systems but for most of us, we simply have to live in the past. Well, now things are changing.

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Wed, Apr 21, 2021

H125 Performance Increase Certified By EASA

Up To +140kg Of Additional Payload Coming From Engine Power Release

Airbus Helicopters has received EASA certification for the power upgrade of its single-engine H125 helicopter. Announced at Heli-Expo last year, this major evolution increases the aircraft’s power by up to 10% by making full use of the available power of the existing Safran Helicopter Engines’ Arriel 2D. While the maximum take-off weight of the aircraft remains unchanged, its external and internal load lifting capabilities are increased for a large part of the flight domain (by up to +140 kg), while the hover ceiling OGE at maximum take-off weight is increased by more than 1,500 ft (up to 12,600 ft).

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