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Fri, Sep 18, 2020

Classic Aero-TV: Bright-Shiny!-Steve Cole's Award-Winning Hummel UltraCruiser

From 2015: Some Of the Prettiest Sights Of Oshkosh Were Also Very Affordable

At EAA AirVenture 2015, there are lots of airplanes to look at, but this one is a real eye catcher. It’s a small single-place airplane, it qualifies as an ultralight, and is so shiny you need dark glasses just to look at it in the sunlight. ANN’s News Editor, Tom Patton, had a sit-down and chat with, Steve Cole, who is the builder and owner of this Hummel UltraCruiser which took the Grand Champion Ultralight trophy this year at Oshkosh.

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Fri, Sep 18, 2020

AD: Glasflugel

AD 2020-19-12 Concerns Jamming Between The Double Two-Ring End Of The Towing Cable And The Deflector Angles Of The C.G. Release Mechanism

The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2018-21-04 for Glasflugel Models Club Libelle 205, H 301 “Libelle,” H 301B “Libelle,” Kestrel, Mosquito, Standard “Libelle,” and Standard Libelle-201B gliders. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as jamming between the double two-ring end of the towing cable and the deflector angles of the center of gravity (C.G.) release mechanism. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. This AD is effective October 22, 2020.

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Thu, Sep 17, 2020

AMA Meets With White House to Discuss Remote ID and Foreign-Made UAS

Model Aviation Community Gets Meeting With 'Top Brass'

AMA recently met with the White House National Economic Council regarding a proposed executive order on foreign-made UAS and the FAA’s proposed rule on Remote ID. The proposed executive order that has been drafted by President Trump’s administration, if signed, would ban the federal government’s use of foreign-made UAS, including model aircraft. The executive order would bar federal government departments and agencies from procuring, repairing, or servicing a UAS manufactured “in whole or in part” by any company from a foreign country viewed to be “engaged in a long-term pattern or serious instances of conduct significantly adverse to the national security of the United States or its allies.”

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Thu, Sep 17, 2020

CAF Wings Over Houston Airshow: Drive-In Only

Four USAF Demo Teams, Three Aerobatic Shows, and Tora! Tora! Tora!

The 36th Annual Commemorative Airforce (CAF) Wings Over Houston Airshow will take the air on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 9-11, and will offer fans a drive-in viewing experience to ensure safe social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The final lineup for an unprecedented three-day show includes will showcase the skills of four United States Air Force demonstration teams - F-22 Raptor, F-16 Viper, A-10C Thunderbolt II and the C-17 Globemaster III. The show will also include several aerobatic performers, fan favorite Tora! Tora! Tora! and an array of vintage World War II aircraft.

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Wed, Sep 16, 2020

NTSB Prelim: Titan Mustang T-51

As The Turn Continued, The Airplane Entered A Gradual Descent

On September 2, 2020, at 1213 mountain daylight time, a Titan Mustang T-51 airplane, N153JW, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Brighton, Colorado. 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 pilot departed at 1157 and proceeded about 10 miles east before returning to the airport. The pilot appeared to execute a takeoff and landing before entering a right-hand traffic pattern.

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Tue, Sep 15, 2020

Van's Still Closed While Staff Deals With Wildfires

Hopes To Open Their Doors, Later Today, Tuesday

It's hard not to worry about the folks at Van's Aircraft, who have been under the threat of the numerous wildfires that have plagued much of the West Coast these last few weeks. As noted previously, Van's sent their staff home to protect their families and home the middle of last week and has shuttered all their operations in the meantime... with hopes that they'll be able to open for some bushiness later today, Tuesday the 15th. The wildfire issue has been sweeping much of the West Coast and the most recent meteorology hasn't helped the situation much. Thousands of responders have been putting themselves at risk to deal with this situation and will probably have to do so for some time.

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Tue, Sep 08, 2020

Classic Aero-TV: Velocity's Spacy V-Twin -- A 21st Century Multi-Engine Airplane

From 2013: Velocity Aircraft Shows Off Their Twin-Engine Model At The AOPA 2013 Convention

While at the AOPA 2013 convention, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell had the opportunity to get out on the ramp and check out the twin-engine Velocity prototype. He met with John Abraham, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Velocity Aircraft and asked what’s in the future for this unique homebuilt airplane.

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