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Wed, Dec 01, 2021

Aura Aero Receives Part 21 Subpart G Approval

Integral R Taildragger Production to Begin

Aura Aero has received Part 21 Subpart G approval for the entirety of its industrial facilities, a necessary step to officially begin serial production of the Integral aircraft family. The French civil aviation authority took 18 months to audit the Toulouse-Francazal and Bernay fabrication sites as well as the primary subcontractors for the company before approval. The certification assures that the fabrication of aircraft parts complies with their design, and will allow for serial production and assembly of their Integral R plane, with the first units to be delivered to local French flying clubs. The R model will be the initial specification, including a two-seat, traditional aircraft engine, and taildragger landing gear.

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Wed, Dec 01, 2021

Another Classic A-4 Skyhawk Returns To The Market

Vietnam-Era Fighter Asking ~$1M for 1960 Douglas Warbird

Aviators drawn to hypothetical window shopping noticed a new prize on the market this week when a 1960 Douglas A-4 Skyhawk was listed for sale at an asking price of $995,000. Downright cheap in comparison to other veteran aircraft, often in multiples of the price when available at all. Not only collectible for its civilian airworthiness, combat pedigree, or historical value, the Skyhawk represents one of the few aircraft on the market that could provide a user with the full fighter-jet experience. 

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Wed, Dec 01, 2021

Airborne 11.29.21: BasicMed Expands, Pentagon Seeks UFOs, Tecnam P2010TDI

Also: Airbus A340 in Antarctica, Red Arrows Gain Newbies, Army Wants More Chinooks, RCAF Honors Heli Pilot

The FAA is proposing to fix a technicality in the Federal Aviation Regulations that prevents pilots flying under BasicMed from operating, in most cases, as safety pilots under simulated instrument conditions. The fix is included in a recently released notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that requires commercial balloon pilots to hold second-class medicals, to fulfill a Congressional mandate implemented after a high-profile accident several years ago. When the FAA created BasicMed in 2017, it directly copied the law passed by Congress that required the agency to do so. After a somewhat disappointing revelation of UFO activity in the summer of 2021, with some unusual footage and a few shrugs from the relevant authorities. After much buildup about answers, truth, and strange happenings, the end result was a bit underwhelming for those who

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Wed, Dec 01, 2021

Airborne-Unmanned 11.30.21: EHang 216, S-100 Goes North, Czech eVTOL Project

Also: DJI Joins AnimaMundi, Earth Defense Grid, Bladeless Balloon Drone, Aergility's ATLIS

E-Hang's 216 autonomous electric vehicle completed an aerial sightseeing demonstration at the tourist favorite of Bali, Indonesia working alongside local partner Prestige Aviation. During a 5-minute unmanned flight at Villa Blackstone Beach, VIP guests saw the aircraft take off and hover amidst the beautiful backdrop before returning to earth on the painted landing target. Guests from Indonesia's directorate of civil aviation, industry authorities, and other VIPs preceded the momentous flight by speeches and photos. Schiebel, working with Andøya Space Defence, recently completed a test of their Camcopter S-100’s search and rescue capabilities in a week-long trial aboard the Norwegian Coast Guard's Nordkapp in the frigid northern waters above the 75th parallel. The unmanned aircraft was the focus of the week-long program through the Norwegian Min

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Wed, Dec 01, 2021

Airborne-Unmanned 11.30.21: EHang 216, S-100 Goes North, Czech eVTOL Project

Also: DJI Joins AnimaMundi, Earth Defense Grid, Bladeless Balloon Drone, Aergility's ATLIS

E-Hang's 216 autonomous electric vehicle completed an aerial sightseeing demonstration at the tourist favorite of Bali, Indonesia working alongside local partner Prestige Aviation. During a 5-minute unmanned flight at Villa Blackstone Beach, VIP guests saw the aircraft take off and hover amidst the beautiful backdrop before returning to earth on the painted landing target. Guests from Indonesia's directorate of civil aviation, industry authorities, and other VIPs preceded the momentous flight by speeches and photos. Schiebel, working with Andøya Space Defence, recently completed a test of their Camcopter S-100’s search and rescue capabilities in a week-long trial aboard the Norwegian Coast Guard's Nordkapp in the frigid northern waters above the 75th parallel. The unmanned aircraft was the focus of the week-long program through the Norwegian Min

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Wed, Dec 01, 2021

Airborne-Flight Training 11.18.21: Bell School, New PC-7 MKX, Republic Airways

Also: WAI $1M Grant, Navy's Advanced Helicopter Training System, ERAU Research, MD Helicopters Scholarship

Bell Training Academy has announced good news for former military service members, now that the Veterans Affairs office has approved the school for pilot training reimbursement. As part of the VA's Education and Training assistance, veterans who meet qualifications to receive GI Bill education reimbursement can apply to have all or a portion of their flight training compensated. Renewing the competition between the Embraer Super Tucano and the Beechcraft T-6 Texan, the Swiss have decided to enter the fray with an advanced, tandem-seat, turbine-powered "smart basic trainer". The PC-7 MKX is reportedly suitable to replace even lighter piston aircraft for elementary training, and emphasizes the docility of its cost-efficient PT6A-25C engine, with 700 horsepower. Republic Airways will seek to make its own technicians, partnering with aviation ma

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Wed, Dec 01, 2021

Aero-TV At DSAS21: Seamax Provides Amphib Flyers With Sturdy Platform

Updates To The Wings And Spars Now Include Complete Carbon Fiber Throughout

Seamax came to the 2021 DeLand Aviation Showcase with the latest version of their M-22 amphibious plane. Unlike some competing aircraft, it includes niceties that belie its weight and price point, including a glass cockpit, panoramic canopy, electric landing gear, and ballistic parachute. Wesley Querioz, engineer, goes over what’s what with the Seamax Aircraft. Starting in 2021, updates to the wings and spars now include complete carbon fiber throughout, lightening and strengthening the aircraft while increasing useful load. The airplane is built around fun, affordable, all-surface operation.

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Wed, Dec 01, 2021

NASA Delays SpaceWalk Due to Debris

Non-Urgent Antenna Replacement EVA Mission Delayed Until Further Notice

The National Air and Space Administration has postponed an upcoming spacewalk originally planned for November 30th due to a debris notification encompassing the region surrounding the International Space Station. The operation was not an urgent mission, with plenty of time to accommodate the delay, said the agency. The planned spacewalk is focused on replacing an S-band Antenna Subassembly with an available spare already carried externally aboard the station's truss structure. When it takes place, if the crew remains unchanged, astronauts Thomas Marshburn and Kayla Barron will work by the Port 1 truss to replace the piece responsible for the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System.

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Wed, Dec 01, 2021

Qatar Airways Unhappy with A350 Paint Quality

Dispute Continues as Paint Flaws, Premature Cracking Ground 20 Aircraft

Concerns over a prematurely cracked, worn, or failing paint job on its relatively fresh A350s have led Qatar Airways to ground 20 of its 53 aircraft. The Qatari flag carrier states the grounding was done at the behest of national regulators due to blistered, pockmarked, and flaked appearance of the paint on areas of the fuselage, window trim, and more. The company state  there is no concern over flight safety, with other airlines similarly chalking up the issue to cosmetic concerns over immediate repair issues. The photos released portray paint that wouldn't look far out of place for a neglected Fox Body Mustang parked in the driveway of a Phoenix summertime home. Peeling, cracking, flaking, on areas with visible copper mesh underneath abound in areas designed to absorb lighting contact while in flight. Airbus refers to the issue as early surface wear, even when the damage exposes the sub-layer to open air. 

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Wed, Dec 01, 2021

Liftoff: Micro Drones UAV Simulator Released

First Person View, Micro Drone Flight Simulator Launched

Belgian developer LuGus Studios has released the newest addition to its Liftoff series of quad rotor drone flight simulators, Liftoff: Micro Drones, available from November 30, 2021. Drone pilots wistfully imagining a cannonball run throughout their home will find the game’s playable, realistic housing equipment and layout a fine analog to real-life décor endangerment. With multiple environments from a neon-lit drone race track, a well-dressed home, and a warehouse full of stacked boxes and shelving, pilots will find a suitable simulation to practice their FPV flight skills. At launch, all maps will be included as day and night variations, with future, free DLC to be released over time.

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