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Wed, Apr 21, 2021

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.21.21): Fuel Remaining

Fuel Remaining A phrase used by either pilots or controllers when relating to the fuel remaining on board until actual fuel exhaustion. When transmitting such information in response to either a controller question or pilot initiated cautionary advisory to air traffic control, pilots will state the APPROXIMATE NUMBER OF MINUTES the flight can continue with the fuel remaining. All reserve fuel SHOULD BE INCLUDED in the time stated, as should an allowance for established fuel gauge system error.

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Wed, Apr 21, 2021

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.21.21)

“We’re ‘go’ for launch. Both Thursday and Friday launch weather looks good, with concern of winds around the pad for Thursday. Downrange weather is trickier as the front and the winds combine to create winds and waves. Friday looks better than Thursday, but we’ll continue to watch; we have another briefing tomorrow and will decide when the right time to make a decision is.” Source: Steve Stich, manager of the Commercial Crew Program at Kennedy Space Center, commenting on the impending launch of NASA's Crew-2 mission to the ISS.

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Tue, Apr 20, 2021

Simply Extraordinary: NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Flies

The Solar-Powered Helicopter First Became Airborne At 0334 EDT

Monday, NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter became the first aircraft in history to make a powered, controlled flight on another planet. The Ingenuity team at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California confirmed the flight succeeded after receiving data from the helicopter via NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover at 0646 EDT. “Ingenuity is the latest in a long and storied tradition of NASA projects achieving a space exploration goal once thought impossible,” said acting NASA Administrator Steve Jurczyk.

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Tue, Apr 20, 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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Tue, Apr 20, 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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Tue, Apr 20, 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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Tue, Apr 20, 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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Tue, Apr 20, 2021

30 IAC Sanctioned Contests Scheduled For 2021

Two More Contests Were Just Added

The 2021 aerobatic contest season is coming back in full force! 28 contests has been scheduled and recently two more were added to the contest calendar - Super D Tango and SoCal Surprise bringing the total scheduled contests up to 30. IAC chapter 24 has confirmed the Super D Tango is scheduled to continue with their tradition of a one-day contest in Akroville, Texas on Saturday, July 10th. This is a one-type of airplane, one category contest where no one has any airplane or category advantage over another!

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Tue, Apr 20, 2021

New England Air Museum Selects New Executive Director

NEAM Is The Largest Aviation Museum In New England

The Board of Directors of the New England Air Museum has announced the selection of Stephanie Abrams, Principal of AbramsMediaWorks, for Executive Director, effective June 1. Abrams will succeed the current Executive Director Debbie Reed, who is retiring after more than 31 years of service. Abrams has served as a key member of various communications teams providing B2B services for Fortune 500 companies. Her work has included extensive assignments with major aerospace companies including Pratt & Whitney, Sikorsky, and Engine Alliance, among others.  In addition, Abrams has broad and deep experience as a writer, director, producer and host of television shows.

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Tue, Apr 20, 2021

HAI Celebrates 1st Interplanetary Helicopter Flight

HAI Gives Itself Temporary Name Change To Honor Flight

Helicopter Association Interplanetary (HAI) is thrilled to acknowledge the inaugural flight of the Mars helicopter, marking the first powered, controlled flight of any aircraft on another planet. The tiny rotorcraft, named Ingenuity, made a very brief flight on the red planet, approximately 178 million miles from Earth. In a flight lasting about 30 seconds, the tandem-rotor aircraft lifted to a height of about 10 feet, then turned to take a picture of the Perseverance Rover before settling back onto the Martian soil.  Now that Ingenuity has made a successful flight, this technology demonstrator mission could lead to larger aircraft and more robust missions.

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