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Sun, Feb 28, 2021

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (02.28.21)

"To maintain the highest level of safety in the National Airspace System, the FAA will require the affected recipients of this single-dose vaccine to wait 48 hours before conducting safety sensitive aviation duties, such as flying or controlling air traffic. The waiting period, which accounts for potential side effects, applies to those holding an Airman Medical Certificate issued under 14 CFR Part 67 or a Medical Clearance issued under FAA Order 3930.3C." Source: From an FAA document published just after the latest vaccine approval, providing guidance to aviaion professionals as to when and how they may perform activities that may be affected.

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Sat, Feb 27, 2021

Airborne 02.26.21: PAL-V Milestone, Air Race E, EAA Air Academy

Also: Howard 250 Joins LSFM, SmartSky Raises Bucks, Hydrogen Powered Propulsion System

Getting a flying car to the market is hard but PAL-V notes latest milestone. Following their obtaining on-the-road operating permissions for Europe, PAL-V is now reportedly also the first to complete the full certification basis with EASA. Based on PAL-V's 10 years of test results, EASA specialist teams finalized the requirements for the PAL-V Liberty. The final phase is compliance demonstration before CarFlying becomes reality for PAL-V's customers. Air Race E, a hopeful electric air race promoter, has announced it is launching two new distinct race classes: one an airplane and the other a VTOL. The move to amplify its operations and create more races is reportedly the direct result of high levels of interest and demand from across the industry. The new airplane formula will be named the Performance Class and w

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Sat, Feb 27, 2021

Airborne-Special Edition 02.11.21: Aviation Safety Resources' Larry Williams

Also: Next-Gen Airplane Parachutes, Lighter, Smaller, and More Cost-Effective, Coming Soon

ANN’s Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell has an interesting background as a test pilot... But one of the most exciting programs he was part of …..was flying and testing the first early generation of emergency airframe parachute systems on several different Cessnas, while working with two separate development programs. The technology has progressed so much since then, but the next generation of airframe recovery parachute systems is undergoing preparation for the civilian market and beyond... promising better/lighter materials, small sizes, and lower costs. Our Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell interviewed Aviation Safety Resources’ CEO and President Larry Williams to get the inside scoop on what we’ll be seeing from ASR in the very near future -- and take our words for it, ASR seems ready to sh

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Sat, Feb 27, 2021

Airborne-Flight Training 02.25.21: Sportys Aerobatics, WAI Grant, STEM Builder

Also: Drone Test Administrators, Elite Balloon Instructor, CFI Completion Program, T-7A Advanced Trainer

Ever wondered what it's like to fly a loop or a roll? Maybe you've considered taking an upset recovery course to improve your stick and rudder skills? If so, Sportys thinks this is THE course for you. Basic Aerobatics with Patty Wagstaff puts you in the cockpit with an airshow legend to experience flight beyond straight and level. More than just a list of maneuvers, this course explores the art and sport of high performance flying-it's the perfect complement to in-airplane training. You'll learn about the history of aerobatics, what the industry looks like today, and how to get started. Women in Aviation International will be offering 47 new scholarships in a variety of aviation career pursuits thanks to a generous $250,000 grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. Details of the scholarships

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Sat, Feb 27, 2021

Skyborne Aviation To Acquire US-Based Flt Academy

Will Be Based In Vero Beach, Florida

Skyborne Aviation Group has confirmed the proposed acquisition of its first pilot training base in the United States in Vero Beach, Florida. “Skyborne Airline Academy Vero Beach” will offer prospective pilots US FAA Part 141 approved training on a 13-month residential programme, as well as individual, part-time modules. It will also serve as a fair-weather base for Skyborne’s UK CAA Integrated ATPL programme, and welcome trainees from the Academy’s IndiGo Cadet Pilot Programme as they complete their US FAA 141 CPL SEIR plus ME flying.

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Sat, Feb 27, 2021

Van’s Aircraft Reviewing Their Quick Build Kits For Surface Corrosion

Appears To Be Caused By Improper Procedures At Contractor Facility

Van’s Aircraft reports that it is investigating a few reports of potential surface corrosion appearing on the interior aluminum surfaces of specific Quick Build wing and fuselage kits. Kits that are in-scope for this review are those that were assembled by a contract company and delivered to Van’s Aircraft between June 2020 and January 2021. They note that not all kits from this time period are necessarily affected, and the scope of their investigation is intentionally broad at to help ensure sufficient and complete information collection.

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Sat, Feb 27, 2021

Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum In Danger of Shutdown

Museum Has The Largest Collection Of Historical Aircraft, Flown By Marine Corps Aviators, In The World

Our history and the courageous people who made the best of it happen are too often ignored or left to fade away by those who really should pay it the proper respect. Unfortunately; more evidence of that situation has reached us here at ANN. On April 1, 2021, the United States Marine Corps intends to permanently close the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum. The future of the artifacts, research library, and aircraft, which belong to the Marine Corps, is unknown. We have been told that the closure is for financial reasons, even though the Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation has offered to assume full financial responsibility for the operation and maintenance of the Museum.

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Sat, Feb 27, 2021

Drone Film Festival Scheduled For March

Southern California Drone Film Festival Set For March 6, 2021

A new film festival highlighting creative content made by aerial filmmakers is set to debut in in Southern California this March. The inaugural Southern California Drone Film Festival is set for March 6, 2021 and marks the only event of its kind in California. The one-day virtual event will include panels on drone technology, cinematography, and video production, and will culminate with the awards ceremony highlighting shorts from creative storytellers.

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Sat, Feb 27, 2021

Airborne-Unmanned 02.23.21: Mars Helicopter, HEAVY VTOL UAV 150H, Ampaire

Also: ERAU Researchers Receive Grants, Aquiline Drones, Cygnus, Flint Hills and UAV Navigation

Mission controllers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California have received the first status report from the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter, which landed Feb. 18, 2021, at Jezero Crater attached to the belly of the agency’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover. The downlink, which arrived at 1630 EST via a connection through the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, indicates that both the helicopter, which will remain attached to the rover for 30 to 60 days, and its base station (an electrical box on the rover that stores and routes communications between the rotorcraft and Earth) are operating as expected. FRESHVALE LTD released their new HEAVY VTOL UAV 150H. The unmanned helicopter HEAVY VTOL UAV 150H successfully performed tests by delivering 150 kg cargo to 130 km demonstrating safe autonomou

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Sat, Feb 27, 2021

Klyde Morris (02.26.21)

Klyde Stands Back As The TSA Gets Weirder... and Weirder

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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