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Wed, Sep 22, 2021

TX Air Race 1 Postponed Until 2022

Ticket-Holders Automatically Eligible For Rescheduled San Angelo Event

Air Race 1 and its principal partners have announced that the forthcoming event at San Angelo, Texas – scheduled to take place on October 30-31 – has been postponed until 2022 due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The 'difficult decision' has been made following discussions between The Lions Club San Angelo, the San Angelo Convention & Visitors Bureau and the City of San Angelo over the viability of the event due to be held at Mathis Field, San Angelo Regional Airport on Halloween weekend. The unprecedented circumstances created by the global pandemic over the past 18 months have delivered ongoing challenges and logistical repercussions, not least with travel restrictions, which has resulted in a significant disruption to the pre-event timeline.

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Wed, Sep 22, 2021

DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase on Target for November 11-13, 2021

Sport Aviation Community Awaits Final Major Event of 2021

The sport aviation world is ready to close out 2021 on an upwards note after successful events took place with the Sun ‘n Fun Aerospace Expo in Lakeland, FL, and the EAA AirVenture Fly-In in Oshkosh, WI, just weeks ago. Both events boasted huge crowds and tremendous feedback from both exhibitors as well as attendees… and DSAS21 is prepared to keep up the magic! Already, the excitement is growing… “We’re working tirelessly to provide a record event so that we can finish up 2021 with a win -- and to pave a solid path for a better future for the sport aviation world as we make our way to 2022… and much better times,‘ noted DeLand Sport Aviation Administrator, Jana Filip. Do NOT hesitate to mark your schedules for this year’s last great sport-av event… because once DSAS21 is done, that’s IT until SnF22! The 2021 DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase is poised for great things, November 11-13, 2021.

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Wed, Sep 22, 2021

NTSB Prelim: Mantooth Thorp T-18

As He Turned The Airplane On Downwind To Depart The Traffic Pattern, The Engine Began Running Rough

On August 28, 2021, about 1537 central daylight time, a Mantooth Thorp T-18 experimental airplane, N78DW, sustained substantial damage when it was involved in an accident near San Antonio, Texas. The pilot and passenger sustained serious injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. According to the pilot, he was planning on conducting a short cross-country flight with his passenger. Before takeoff, he fueled the airplane with 10-15 gallons of fuel and added one quart of oil to the engine. He performed an engine run-up and departed runway 17. The takeoff and initial climb were normal, and as he turned the airplane on downwind to depart the traffic pattern, the engine began running rough.

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Tue, Sep 21, 2021

NTSB Prelim: Klapp Peter A Klapp KR-2S

Reported That Pilot Announced That He Was Returning To The Airport Due To A Canopy Problem

On September 3, 2021, about 1016 eastern daylight time, an amateur-built Klapp KR2S airplane, N729PK, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Wadsworth Municipal Airport (3G3), Wadsworth, Ohio. The pilot was fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Automatic Dependent Surveillance–Broadcast (ADS-B) data indicated that the airplane took off from runway 20 at 3G3 at 1011. The airplane proceeded to the southwest after takeoff. When the airplane was about 2.5 miles southwest of the airport, a 180° left turn was executed to a northeast ground track back toward the airport traffic pattern.

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Mon, Sep 20, 2021

EAA Ultralight/Light-Sport Aircraft Council Names Chairman

Jim Pfarr of Wisconsin Succeeds Mark Solper

Jim Pfarr of Germantown, Wisconsin, has been named chairman of the Experimental Aircraft Association’s Ultralight and Light-Sport Aircraft Council. The council that provides essential background and guidance to EAA on ultralight and light-sport aircraft matters. Mark Solper has held the position for the previous three years. Pfarr has logged more than 1,300 hours of navigator time in C-130 and C-141 cargo aircraft while supporting nearly every major USAF operation until the later part of the 1990’s. He is an Air Force veteran that also pursued ultralight flying while unlisted. After his retirement in 2011, with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, he earned his sport pilot certification and began service as the president and vice president of the EAA Ultralight Chapter 1 in the Milwaukee area.

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