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Wed, Aug 05, 2020

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (08.05.20)

"As a recognized innovator in the general aviation segment, Aspen's inclusion in the AIRO Group's diversified company portfolio not only helps strengthen Aspen Avionics current business lines but opens up opportunities in other aerospace markets that will enable future growth and innovation. This is a very exciting development for our current and future customers as well as our employees and allows us to take our business to a higher level. We are glad to be a part of the comprehensive and diversified group of aerospace technology companies AIRO is building that span a wide range of rapidly growing aerospace markets." Source: John Uczekaj, president and CEO of Aspen Avionics, in comments made as Aspen Avionics entered into an agreement in principle to become a member of the AIRO Group of companies. Under this agreement, Aspen Avionics will continue to operate as it does presently; continuing to support the general aviation market segment.

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Tue, Aug 04, 2020

Airborne 08.03.20: Splashdown!, USN Black Female TACAIR Plt, New Wagstaff Course

Also: Boeing Will Remember 2020, 2020 Skydiving Nationals Cancelled, Swedish Medevac PC-24, More Reductions For Gogo

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. The U.S. Navy’s first Black female tactical air (TACAIR) pilot received her Wings of Gold July 31, marking a significant milestone for Naval Aviation. Virginia native Lt. j.g. Madeline G. Swegle was designated a naval aviator and received her Wings of Gold with 25 classmates during a small c

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Tue, Aug 04, 2020

Airborne-Unmanned 07.22.20: EASA Drone Regs, Swift HALE, Helo v UAV

Also: UAVOS Joins HAPS, Schiebel Monitoring Ship Emissions, US–Swiss Drone Agreement, EHang 216 Sightseeing Demos

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency has published a proposal of airworthiness standards for the certification of the vast majority of light unmanned aircraft. These standards will greatly contribute to the safe operation of drones for a wide variety of services, such as parcel delivery in urban environments, railways and power lines inspection or delivery of essential supplies into crisis zones. The proposed standards, now open for public consultation, are known as Special Condition Light UAS and will be applicable to unmanned aircraft under 600 Kg... In partnership with NASA's Ames Research Center, Swift Engineering's high altitude long endurance (HALE) unmanned aerial system, completed its maiden flight. The only US-made platform in its class, Swift's flight team, perform

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Tue, Aug 04, 2020

Airborne-Flight Training 07.29.20: King Schools, TPS Commandant, Diamond DA40s

Also: Pakistan License Scandal, United A/L Pilots, Sterling Adds Frasca, King Schools Giveaway

King Schools has been busy these last few months, despite the ravages of a global pandemic... As a result, Pilots taking flight training via the Cessna Flight Training System will find their learning easier and more fun as a result of upgrades to their courses. New features include updated navigation, design and functionality on their iPhones, iPads, laptops and desktops. Flight instructors will also see major modifications to features in the Course Tracking Application (CTA). Want to win a FREE King School’s course, kneeboard, and flight bag? Enter to win by completing either of two options… Survey: https://forms.gle/tMNZmg2ebzZCXxQH7. The Air Force Test Pilot School bid farewell to outgo

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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

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

Airborne 07.31.20: FAA DPE Scandal, CAF FM2 Wildcat, Gulfstream G700 Tests

Also: XPONENTIAL Goes Virtual, Hurricane Hunters, ALPA: FedEx Hong Kong Pilots, FCC Fines Hobbyking $2.8M

The FAA has confirmed that severe issues of an unspecified nature are causing them to force as many as several hundred pilots to be retested for checkrides they may have taken over the course of some 11 years. The FAA states, "This notice provides current guidance to FAA aviation safety inspectors (ASI) on program policies and procedures for reexamining individuals holding pilot certificates with various ratings who were tested by Michael A. Puehler of Cincinnati, Ohio. The reexamination will ensure that these individuals meet the standards of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 61 to hold their certificates and/or ratings." The Commemorative Air Force’s FM2 Wildcat is set to participate in the upcoming 75th Anniversary Commemoration of the End of World War II event

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