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July 20, 2019

AMA Drone Report 07.18.19: DJI Anamorphic Lens, Skymagic, NUAIR Validates Chute

Also: AMA Celebrates Apollo 11, Bahamas UAV Delivery, DroneShield, ANN Oshkosh Schedule

Moment, a company known for making add-on lenses for smartphones, is expanding its product line to include an anamorphic lens for DJI drones. The company launched a Kickstarter campaign for the lens, that will clip to the existing camera installed on DJI Mavic 2 Pro or Mavic 2 Zoom aircraft, allowing the camera to capture a wider field of view and has the capability to add cinematic lens flares to videos captured by the drones. Moment says it was able to fly a Mavic 2 Pro drone in heavy winds with the lens attached w

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Airborne 07.19.19: DeltaHawk, 'Flying Saucer' Drone, Original RV-5

Also: Gone West-Bill Harrison, Ray Scholar, D-Day Squadron, Bizarre Boeing/SWA Suit

DeltaHawk Engines, the US developer and manufacturer of a new generation of jet fuel GA engines, is implementing an Early-Bird Engine Buy Program. Experimental aircraft owners can get a DHK 180-hp engine and engine monitoring package installed at the company's headquarters for a total price of $89,900. Plus, by placing an order during the AirVenture early-bird show special timeframe, aircraft owners pay only $5,000 at time of signing. This AirVenture early-bird special is only available for a limited time

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Airborne-Unmanned 07.16.19: Bahamas UAV Delivery, Fire Scout, Police Drones

Also: Citadel Counter-Drone Tech, UX11 Drone Family, Airobotics, ANN Oshkosh Webcast Schedule

A strategic partnership between Volans-i and Hogfish Ventures company Fli Drone to provide on-demand drone delivery services in The Bahamas recently resulted in the successful completion of the first long-range UAV delivery in The Bahamas on June 18. The delivery originated at Abaco Aviation Services, a private FBO at The Leonard M. Thompson International Airport in Marsh Harbour and completed its delivery at Green Turtle Cay in 28 minutes. Previously this same delivery would require transit in both a car and o

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Extra Aircraft To Unveil A 'Quantum Leap' In Aerobatic Aircraft

Will Introduce The Extra NG ... The Next Generation Of Aerobatic Aircraft ... At AirVenture

Extra Aircraft will unveil its next generation of aerobatic aircraft during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. The event will take place at the Aerobatic Center adjacent to Boeing Plaza on Monday at 1:30 pm.

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ANN Social Media Program (ANN-SMP) Expanded For Oshkosh 2019!

ANN Keeps Pushing Aviation Media (Kicking and Screaming) Further Into The 21st Century...

ANN is, again, radically updating its social media campaign for the upcoming 2019 Oshkosh AirVenture Fly-In. This is just the latest step in a series of massive upgrades we're making as Aero-News becomes the 'Aero-Verse.' This program will concentrate on the three most persuasive forms of social media outreach -- short succinct messaging, compelling high-resolution still photography, and carefully formatted HD video. Our staff of journalists will be beating up Wittman Field all week long looking for suitable subjects for this effort, and you’re welcome to help us make sure that YOU don't get left out. You are welcome to text suggestions to 863

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Ampaire Offers First Hybrid Electric Aircraft To General Aviation Pilots

Will Begin Accepting Letters Of Intent At AirVenture

Ampaire, a developer of practical applications of electric power for aviation, will begin accepting Letters of Intent for its Ampaire Electric EEL hybrid electric aircraft at the EAA AirVenture airshow next week. The EEL is a retrofit of a Cessna 337 and has a conventional combustion engine plus an electric motor/battery pack drivetrain. The company already has more than a dozen letters of interest from regional airlines and charter providers.

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Aero-News AirVenture Update: This Is So Cool! #OSH19COOL

We Need YOUR Help To Find AND Celebrate The Coolest Stuff At EAA AirVenture 2019, #OSH19COOL

Stuff that’s new is cool… we get it… that’s why we’re bringing our AirVenture Innovation Preview webcast to you on Saturday evening, July 20, to introduce the things that are new and unique at EAA AirVenture 2019. However, there is a lot of cool stuff that has little to do with being new stuff, but still deserves the designation of 'cool.' This is where we need your help. Despite the fact we have the largest news staff on the ground at AirVenture, our nearly 30 staffers still aren’t enough to find out what’s ‘really cool’ because what&rsqu

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Ray Scholar In Missouri Passes Private Pilot Checkride

Becomes The First Ray Scholar To Pass That Milestone

Trent McBride of EAA Chapter 1218 in Willow Springs, MO has passed his private pilot checkride, becoming the first of the Ray scholars to accomplish that goal.

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D-Day Squadron Participating In EAA AirVenture

Ten Squadron Aircraft Will Travel To Wittman Regional Airport

The D-Day Squadron, having successfully crossed the Atlantic with 15 C-47 and DC-3 aircraft, completing multiple paratrooper drops and a presidential flyover while participating in events including the 75th anniversary of the Normandy landings, the 70th anniversary of the Berlin Airlift, and commemorations in Connecticut, Maine, Scotland, United Kingdom, France, Germany and Italy, announced that 10 Squadron aircraft will travel to Oshkosh WI to participate in AirVenture.

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AE Industrial Partners To Acquire Columbia Helicopters

CEO Steve Bandy Will Remain In His Role

AE Industrial Partners, LP ("AEI"), a private equity firm specializing in Aerospace, Defense & Government Services, Power Generation, and Specialty Industrial markets, announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Columbia Helicopters. Columbia's CEO Steve Bandy will remain in his role, while majority owner Nancy Lematta will retain a significant ownership position in the Company. Terms of the transaction, which is expected to close later this year, are not being disclosed.

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Kenneth Steenrod, Jr. Appointed EAA Young Eagles Chapter 980 Coordinator

Plans Event In September As Part Of The Southeast Kansas Fly-In

The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Mid-America Chapter 980, Independence, KS, is pleased to announce the appointment of Kenneth Steenrod, Jr. to the position of Young Eagles Chapter Coordinator.

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Mid-Continent Instruments And Avionics Named Trig Avionics Dealer

Company Expands Exclusive North American Service Partnership To Include New Product Sales

Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics announced it is now an Approved Trig Dealer. This agreement builds upon the companies’ existing and long-standing service partnership. Mid-Continent was named Trig’s exclusive North American Service Center in 2013 and has been providing Trig customers with technical support and repair services for more than six years.

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LEGO Kicks Off Global Program To Inspire The Next Generation Of Space Explorers

Coincides With Celebration Of The 50th Anniversary Of The First Moon Landing

To honor the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 Moon Landing on this day in 1969, the LEGO Group today kicked off a month of worldwide events to inspire the next chapter of space exploration, informed by the results of a global survey among children aged eight to 12 years old regarding space exploration. Additionally, the company partnered with Scholastic on an educational program that will send 50 children to NASA Space Camp in 2020.

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ANN FAQ: Disqus

A Powerful New Tool For You To Use For Your Aero-Conversations

Want to start a conversation about a story you've seen on Aero-News? It's even easier with Disqus, a powerful, web-based comment tool you can use to talk about stories on Aero-News with your friends.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.20.19)

"The support from EAA Chapter 1218 and the local aviation community to help Trent achieve his first step in pursuing a career as a professional pilot is what the Ray Aviation Scholars program is all about." Source: EAA Chapter Field Representative II David Leiting.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.20.19): Headwork

Required to accomplish a conscious, rational thought process when making decisions.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.20.19)

FAA WINGS-Pilot Proficiency Program

The WINGS - Pilot Proficiency Program is designed to help you build an educational curriculum suitable for your unique flight requirements. The program encourages you to continue your aviation educational pursuits.  

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July 19, 2019

Sling TSi Making Non-Stop Flight From CA to KOSH

Will Go For Ceiling Expansion During The Flight

A Sling TSi is attempting to fly non-stop from Torrence, CA to Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, WI today, a distance of 1,512 nautical miles.

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Airborne 07.17.19: Sling NGT, Twin Tigers Aerobatic Team, Able Flight

Also: PilotVision Augmented Reality, Becker Avionics, Unleaded Avgas Replacement, Missing Man Stole Plane

At the typical ‘Joe’s Flight School’ seen at many American airports, the average flight training aircraft often doesn’t look so much different than the one your father might have flown… or your grandfather, for that matter. The Airplane Factory has an alternative to yesterday’s battered trainers with the all-new Sling NGT (Next-Generation Trainer), a sporty, modern, FADEC-equipped, training aircraft. First; the Sling NGT looks like what a modern trainer should lo

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Airborne 07.19.19: DeltaHawk, 'Flying Saucer' Drone, Original RV-5

Also: Gone West-Bill Harrison, Ray Scholar, D-Day Squadron, Bizarre Boeing/SWA Suit

DeltaHawk Engines, the US developer and manufacturer of a new generation of jet fuel GA engines, is implementing an Early-Bird Engine Buy Program. Experimental aircraft owners can get a DHK 180-hp engine and engine monitoring package installed at the company's headquarters for a total price of $89,900. Plus, by placing an order during the AirVenture early-bird show special timeframe, aircraft owners pay only $5,000 at time of signing. This AirVenture early-bird special is only available for a limited time

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DeltaHawk To Unveil Early-Bird Engine Buy Program

DeltaHawk Engines Starts Selling New Engine At AirVenture 2019

DeltaHawk Engines, the US developer and manufacturer of a new generation of jet fuel GA engines, is implementing an Early-Bird Engine Buy Program. Experimental aircraft owners can now get a DHK 180-hp engine and engine monitoring package installed at the company's Racine, Wisconsin, USA headquarters for $89,900. Plus, by placing an order during the AirVenture early-bird show special timeframe, aircraft owners pay only $5,000 at time of signing, a 50 percent savings! This AirVenture early-bird special can only be taken advantage of by experimental aircraft owners for a limited time.

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Klyde Morris 07.19.19

All It Needed Was Tiny Little Thrusters That Actually Worked, Klyde

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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ParaZero Meets Transport Canada Requirements For Flight Over People

Applies To Licensed Operators Of ParaZero-Equipped DJI Mavic And Phantom Drones

ParaZero Technologies' ASTM compliant SafeAir Systems for the DJI Phantom 4 Series and DJI Mavic 2 Series comply with the latest Transport Canada regulations for operations over people. This allows licensed operators using the SafeAir Mavic + ASTM Professional Kit and the SafeAir Phantom + ASTM Professional Kit to operate over people, effective immediately.

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FAA Approves AEA Petition To Accept ASTM Process For Evaluating Alterations

Association Will Be Conducting Training On This New Standard At Upcoming Events

Following the publication of ASTM standard F3361, Classifying Alterations for In-Service Aircraft Under FAA Authority Oversight, the Aircraft Electronics Association petitioned the FAA to recognize it as an acceptable means of compliance for the evaluation of alterations while making a determination of major or minor.

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NATA Introduces The New Safety 1st Training Center

The Next Generation of Ground Handling and Safety Training

NATA is once again revolutionizing training for FBOs, ground handlers, and other aviation businesses globally with the launch of the all-new NATA Safety 1st Training Center. The launch includes a complete rebuild of the program driven by specific input from our members and users.

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Minister Garneau Comments On Phase 1 Of New Air Passenger Protection Regulations

Provisions Cover Communication, Tarmac Delays, Denied Boarding, Lost And Damaged Luggage, And Transporting Musical Instruments

The Honorable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, has issued a statement to mark the coming into effect of Phase 1 of the new Air Passenger Protection Regulations, which cover a variety of issues identified by Canadian airline passengers.

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Lufthansa Aviation Training Trains Flight Operations Officers

LAT And LH Group Jointly Develop A Worldwide Unique Concept For The Training And Standardize The Training Group-Wide

A hurricane is heading towards Florida – what does that mean for the planned flights there? An airspace is closed and a flight has to be diverted – which alternative routes are there, how much kerosene does it need and what happens to the passengers on the plane and those who are already waiting for their flight at the actual destination and are now stuck there? The range of tasks performed by Flight Operations Officers (FOOs) is multi-faceted and their role in aviation is significant: As airline employees, they are responsible for flight preparation and ground support for flights.

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DroneShield Introduces Hand-Held Counter-Drone Device

DroneGun Mk III Is Designed For Single Hand Operation

The latest drone countermeasure device developed by DroneShield is a "compact, lightweight drone countermeasure designed for one hand operation," according to the company.

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Mountain Home AFB Hosts Largest Off-Station F-35A Operation To Date

Detachment Will Eventually Reach 24 Jets And Some 300 Airmen

Since May 30, the 388th Fighter Wing’s 34th Fighter Squadron has been flying out of Mountain Home Air Force Base in what has been the largest off-station F-35A Lightning II operation to date.

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Leonardo's Falco EVO Drone Assists During Frontex Operation

Tasked With Following A Trawler Suspected Of Transporting Migrants

On June 20th, Leonardo’s Falco EVO tactical remotely-piloted aerial system played a key role in monitoring a case involving irregular migrants in the Mediterranean sea as part of monitoring activities of Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency. In an operation launched from the Italian island of Lampedusa, the Falco EVO worked with other Frontex assets to identify a “mothership” trawler as 81 illegal migrants were transferred to smaller boats, a technique increasingly used by criminal organizations.

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Frasca Logs Several Simulator Sales In China

China Market Continues To Be Strong For Simulator Manufacturer

Frasca International, Inc. has logged several simulator sales to customers in China within the last several months.

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ESA Identifies Demand For Satellites Around the Moon

Driven By Dozens Of Lunar Missions Planned For The Coming Decades

Dozens of very different commercial and institutional missions to the Moon are planned for the coming decades. These encompass everything from NASA’s manned Lunar Gateway research station and cubesats from start-ups and universities to commercial landers carrying rovers. The heightened interest in going to the Moon shows that there could be a market in providing satellite communications beyond Earth.

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StandardAero Receives AS350 CRFT Order From LASD

Prepares To Deliver Crash-Resistant Fuel Tank In Conjunction With Robertson Fuel Systems

StandardAero has received another order for its highly successful AS350/EC130 crash-resistant fuel tank (CRFT), developed in cooperation with Robertson Fuel Systems, this time from one of the nation’s most recognizable public safety helicopter operators, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD).

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RICO And Consumer Fraud Class Action Filed Against Southwest And Boeing

Suit Filed By Pierce Bainbridge In Connection With The MAX 8 And MAX Series

AND... the legal feeding frenzy continues...  The law firm of Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht LLP has filed a civil RICO and consumer fraud class action lawsuit against Southwest Airlines and Boeing on behalf of individuals who purchased tickets for air travel in the wake of the tragic Boeing 737 Max 8 crashes.

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Airborne 07.19.19: DeltaHawk, 'Flying Saucer' Drone, Original RV-5

Also: Gone West-Bill Harrison, Ray Scholar, D-Day Squadron, Bizarre Boeing/SWA Suit

DeltaHawk Engines, the US developer and manufacturer of a new generation of jet fuel GA engines, is implementing an Early-Bird Engine Buy Program. Experimental aircraft owners can get a DHK 180-hp engine and engine monitoring package installed at the company's headquarters for a total price of $89,900. Plus, by placing an order during the AirVenture early-bird show special timeframe, aircraft owners pay only $5,000 at time of signing. This AirVenture early-bird special is only available for a limited time! The engine is currently installed in an SR-20 at the DeltaHawk booth, 177, where pilot-led engineering team members will be available to answer questions. Swiss researchers at Flybotix are work

July 18, 2019

Airborne 07.17.19: Sling NGT, Twin Tigers Aerobatic Team, Able Flight

Also: PilotVision Augmented Reality, Becker Avionics, Unleaded Avgas Replacement, Missing Man Stole Plane

At the typical ‘Joe’s Flight School’ seen at many American airports, the average flight training aircraft often doesn’t look so much different than the one your father might have flown… or your grandfather, for that matter. The Airplane Factory has an alternative to yesterday’s battered trainers with the all-new Sling NGT (Next-Generation Trainer), a sporty, modern, FADEC-equipped, training aircraft. First; the Sling NGT looks like what a modern trainer should lo

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AMA Drone Report 07.18.19: DJI Anamorphic Lens, Skymagic, NUAIR Validates Chute

Also: AMA Celebrates Apollo 11, Bahamas UAV Delivery, DroneShield, ANN Oshkosh Schedule

Moment, a company known for making add-on lenses for smartphones, is expanding its product line to include an anamorphic lens for DJI drones. The company launched a Kickstarter campaign for the lens, that will clip to the existing camera installed on DJI Mavic 2 Pro or Mavic 2 Zoom aircraft, allowing the camera to capture a wider field of view and has the capability to add cinematic lens flares to videos captured by the drones. Moment says it was able to fly a Mavic 2 Pro drone in heavy winds with the lens attached w

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AMA Drone Report 07.18.19: DJI Anamorphic Lens, Skymagic, NUAIR Validates Chute

Also: AMA Celebrates Apollo 11, Bahamas UAV Delivery, DroneShield, ANN Oshkosh Schedule

Moment, a company known for making add-on lenses for smartphones, is expanding its product line to include an anamorphic lens for DJI drones. The company launched a Kickstarter campaign for the lens, that will clip to the existing camera installed on DJI Mavic 2 Pro or Mavic 2 Zoom aircraft, allowing the camera to capture a wider field of view and has the capability to add cinematic lens flares to videos captured by the drones. Moment says it was able to fly a Mavic 2 Pro drone in heavy winds with the lens attached with no effect on the aircraft's performance. Skymagic designed and delivered a drone light show at this year's Zurich Festival, performing over the weekend in front of over a mill

July 17, 2019

Airborne 07.15.19: Sporty's Foundation, World Circumnavigation, Pipistrel

Also: WJZ-CBS Adds Robinson R66, Hartzell @ OSH19, Embraer's 'TechLion' E195-E2, Special Mission Aircraft Market

At 12:12:23 UTC last Thursday, Action Aviation Chairman Hamish Harding, Astronaut Terry Virts and crew made history by beating the world record for any aircraft flying over the North and South poles in a Qatar Executive Gulfstream G650ER aircraft. The mission’s record flight time is 46 hours, 39 minutes and 38 seconds. “Our mission, titled One More Orbit, pays homage to the Apollo 11 moon landing achievement, by highlighting how humans push the boundaries of aeronautics,” sa

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July 16, 2019

Airborne 07.15.19: Sporty's Foundation, World Circumnavigation, Pipistrel

Also: WJZ-CBS Adds Robinson R66, Hartzell @ OSH19, Embraer's 'TechLion' E195-E2, Special Mission Aircraft Market

At 12:12:23 UTC last Thursday, Action Aviation Chairman Hamish Harding, Astronaut Terry Virts and crew made history by beating the world record for any aircraft flying over the North and South poles in a Qatar Executive Gulfstream G650ER aircraft. The mission’s record flight time is 46 hours, 39 minutes and 38 seconds. “Our mission, titled One More Orbit, pays homage to the Apollo 11 moon landing achievement, by highlighting how humans push the boundaries of aeronautics,” sa

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Airborne-Unmanned 07.16.19: Bahamas UAV Delivery, Fire Scout, Police Drones

Also: Citadel Counter-Drone Tech, UX11 Drone Family, Airobotics, ANN Oshkosh Webcast Schedule

A strategic partnership between Volans-i and Hogfish Ventures company Fli Drone to provide on-demand drone delivery services in The Bahamas recently resulted in the successful completion of the first long-range UAV delivery in The Bahamas on June 18. The delivery originated at Abaco Aviation Services, a private FBO at The Leonard M. Thompson International Airport in Marsh Harbour and completed its delivery at Green Turtle Cay in 28 minutes. Previously this same delivery would require transit in both a car and o

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A Special Note From ANN To Our Friends/Readers

Hi Folks... This is a special issue of the Propwash newsletter, dedicated only to its being a personal message from the ANN gang to you. I promise not to do this too often, but hope that I can impose on you for a few minutes in order to seek your continued support. We'd like to make one last pitch for book orders while they might affect the total print order. We have sent this book to the printer and are in pre-press prep right now (proofs expected today)... and the more we can add to the print tally, the more cost-effective our printing prices (per book) become. As you

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