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Tue, Apr 20, 2021

Klyde Morris (04.19.21)

There Are Times When Klyde Voices the Obvious Like No Can...

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Tue, Apr 20, 2021

Classic Aero-TV: Timely and Uncompromising – The Abingdon Company Watches

From 2015 (YouTube Version): A Watch Company Dedicated To The 'Women In Aviation' Community

Somehow ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, doesn’t strike you as a “high fashion” kind of guy, but he stepped forward at Sun ‘n Fun 2015 to check the fashion news at the Abingdon Watch Company display. He met up with Abingdon Watch Company Crew Member and Chief, Abingdon Welch. Welch showed Jim their newest women’s aviation watch, named Katherine. It’s available in 8 different colors and features unique aviation-related functions that have not been seen before in any watch designed for aviation use. In the video, Welch demonstrates the features of the watch which also includes changeable watch bands. The difference with this design is that the watch band is a simple snap and change procedure; no pins need to be removed.

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Tue, Apr 20, 2021

Air Force Youth Programs Accepting Applications For Summer Virtual Aviation Camp

Virtual Format Can Expand To 170 Participants

Applications are open for this year’s Air Force Youth Programs’ Virtual Teen Aviation Camp. Applications are due no later than April 14. The virtual camp, held in partnership with Air Force Aero Clubs, is June 14-25 and offers an introduction to the field of aviation and opportunities for careers and leadership roles within the Air Force and Space Force.

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Tue, Apr 20, 2021

NTSB Prelim: Piper PA-23-250

One Engine Or Both Engines Were Making “Continuous Sputtering/Backfiring” Sounds

On April 5, 2021, about 0950 central daylight time, a Piper PA-23-250, N5018Y, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Springfield, Tennessee. The flight instructor and the commercial-rated student pilot were seriously injured. The instructional flight was conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. The flight was operated by Highland Rim Aviation, LLC, and the purpose of the flight was to conduct multi-engine training in the twin-engine airplane. The local visual flight rules instructional flight departed from Springfield-Robertson County Airport (M91), Springfield, Tennessee about 0947. According to witnesses, their attention was drawn to the airplane during its takeoff roll from runway 22 due to its “unusual” sound that was inconsistent with takeoff power.

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Tue, Apr 20, 2021

AD: Airbus Canada Limited Partnership

AD 2021-09-03 Requires Repetitive Replacements Of The ELT Antenna

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Canada Limited Partnership Model BD-500-1A10 and BD-500-1A11 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of the failure of emergency locator transmitter (ELT) antennas. This AD requires repetitive replacements of the ELT antenna and repetitive inspections for damage of the exterior fuselage skin around the ELT antenna attachment area, as specified in a Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) AD, which is incorporated by reference. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. This AD becomes effective May 4, 2021.

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Tue, Apr 20, 2021

AD: Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG

AD 2021-08-01 Prompted By Maintenance That Resulted In Damage To Certain LPC Blades

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (RRD) RB211 Trent 768-60, RB211 Trent 772-60, and RB211 Trent 772B-60 model turbofan engines. This AD was prompted by maintenance that resulted in damage to certain low-pressure compressor (LPC) blades, resulting in increased susceptibility to cracking in the LPC blade root. This AD requires initial and repetitive inspections of the blade root of certain LPC blades and re-lubrication of the LPC blades and LPC disk. Depending on the results of the inspections, this AD requires replacement of the LPC blades. As a terminating action to the inspection and re-lubrication requirements, this AD requires restoration of the LPC blade as well as examination and re-lubrication of the LPC disk. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. This AD is effective April 30, 2021.

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Tue, Apr 20, 2021

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.20.21)

Aero Linx: The Center for Wildlife and Aviation The Center for Wildlife and Aviation engages the resources of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott with other institutions including the Federal Aviation Administration, United States Department of Agriculture-Wildlife Services, Department of Defense-Air Force and Navy, Bird Strike International committee, and other concerned entities.

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Tue, Apr 20, 2021

ANN FAQ: View Aero-News Your Way ... The 'View Everything' Option

Choose How YOU Want To View Your Aero News: View Everything

We're all pretty excited about the new website design here at ANN, but we HAVE heard from some of you that you liked the way that content was displayed on the old site.  We hear you, and before you chuck your bitgrinder out a 5th story window, you should know that there are several ways that you can view your Aero-Content.

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Tue, Apr 20, 2021

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.20.21): Procedure Turn Inbound

Procedure Turn Inbound That point of a procedure turn maneuver where course reversal has been completed and an aircraft is established  inbound on the intermediate approach segment or final approach course. A report of “procedure turn inbound” is normally used by ATC as a position report for separation purposes.

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Tue, Apr 20, 2021

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.20.21)

“Now, 117 years after the Wright brothers succeeded in making the first flight on our planet, NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter has succeeded in performing this amazing feat on another world. While these two iconic moments in aviation history may be separated by time and 173 million miles of space, they now will forever be linked. As an homage to the two innovative bicycle makers from Dayton, this first of many airfields on other worlds will now be known as Wright Brothers Field, in recognition of the ingenuity and innovation that continue to propel exploration.” Source: NASA Associate Administrator for Science Thomas Zurbuchen, as part of his announcement of a name for the Martian airfield over which the flight of Ingenuity took place.

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