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Wed, Jul 15, 2020

Armless Pilot To Fly Sen. Tom Harkin on ADA 30th Anniversary

Jessica Cox Is Known Internationally As The World's First And Only Armless Pilot

Jessica Cox is the world’s first person without arms licensed to fly an airplane. She shares her life story with the world as a motivational speaker and disability rights advocate. On the morning of July 24, 2020, Cox will host retired Iowa Senator Tom Harkin (Dem) on a flight in her airplane, N26R (“two-six-Romeo”), from Fredrick, MD, north of Washington, D.C.. The event is in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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Wed, Jul 15, 2020

MTSU Expands Their Training Fleet

Six 2020 DA40 XLT Aircraft Added To Fleet

Established in 1942, the MTSU Aerospace Department is a signature department at the university and has grown into one of the most respected aerospace programs in the US. Seventeen full-time faculty members, 75 flight instructors, and around 1,000 majors places it among the largest of the nation's collegiate aviation programs. Students from 32 states and 16 foreign countries have been drawn to study at MTSU’s exemplary program.

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Tue, Jul 14, 2020

Rod Machado Wins George Palmer Putnam Award

The Award Was Established In 2006

The Ninety-Nines have named Rod Machado as its 2020 George Palmer Putnam Award winner at its annual meeting on July 11, 2020. The award, established in 2006 to recognize the support provided to The 99s by an individual or organization outside of The 99s, is named after Amelia Earhart's husband. Earhart was The 99s' first president. Rod's support for The 99s precedes his 33-year marriage to 99 Diane Titterington-Machado. He assists her with 99 projects, having donated training materials to winners of an aviation essay contest and working at chapter events among other activities.

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Tue, Jul 14, 2020

NTSB Prelim: Mooney M20TN

Normal Takeoff Followed By Runway Impact

On July 7, 2020, about 1344 mountain daylight time, a Mooney M20TN airplane, Canadian registered C-GTVS, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident at the Central Colorado Regional Airport, Buena Vista, Colorado. The pilot was seriously injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. A witness, who was located at the airport, reported that he observed the airplane takeoff from runway 15 with no problems noted. The airplane then suddenly impacted the runway surface. A post crash fire ensued. The witness responded to the accident location to assist the pilot.

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Mon, Jul 13, 2020

GoFundMe Program Hopes To Get Engine For Young Aviation Entrepreneur

$2,300 Raised So far With Goal Of $20K

The internet is filled with various GoFundMe and other donation programs for all manner of reasons... some inspired and worthy, some... not so much. This one, though, just might deserve a moment of your time... not to mention a few bucks. A regular fixture at a number of aviation events, Rachel St Louis is a hard-working young lady who is pursuing her dream to fly in an airplane she built by herself. A soloed pilot, she's working on her Private ticket and hopes to make aviation a major part of her life. She is also planning to enter Embry-Riddle next year to pursue her aviation studies. You may have seen her at a number of fly-ins, before the pandemic hit, with her aviation oriented jewelry making business -- which has supported her aviation dreams to this point... but is now at a standstill due to the COVID problem.

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Sun, Jul 12, 2020

NTSB Prelim: Champion 7EC

He Reported That The Engine Lost Power

On July 3, 2020, about 1215 central daylight time, a Champion 7EC, airplane, N9891B, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Port O'Connor, Texas. The pilot and passenger were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. According to the pilot, after adding fuel to the airplane, he departed from the Calhoun County Airport and was flying along the coastline. He reported that the engine lost power, so he turned the airplane back towards land. During the forced landing the airplane impacted brush about 400 yards from the coastline.

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