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Thu, May 28, 2020

And... Another Airshow Gets Cancelled

The 2020 Midsouth Airshow Was Scheduled To Take Place June 20-21

It's yet another sign of the times. The 2020 Midsouth Airshow scheduled to take place June 20-21 has been cancelled in attempt to slow the spread of coronavirus. All eyes should have been on the Millington-Memphis Airport June 20 & 21, 2020 as the U.S. Navy Blue Angels were scheduled to return to perform at the Midsouth Airshow -- a 'first-class aviation event' that was to feature military demonstrations, aerobatic performances, static display aircraft, and local emergency response helicopters.

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Thu, May 28, 2020

Airbus A400M Achieves Automatic Low Level Flight Certification

Certification Campaign Was Performed Above The Pyrenees And Central France

The Airbus A400M new generation airlifter has achieved a new milestone after the certification of its Automatic Low Level Flight capability, offering a unique in its class capability for a military transport aircraft. The certification campaign, performed in April above the Pyrenees and central France, involved operations down to 500ft, including transitions from low level flight to other operations like aerial delivery. 

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Thu, May 28, 2020

It's ALIVE!!! -- The 2020 Avionics Innovation Preview! (NPI 'Plan B')

Welcome to the Avionics Program that would not die…

Update: The 2020 Avionics Innovation Preview went LIVE at 1400 ET today and we've already gotten a lot feedback and attention. Run. Do not walk, to your PC and check out over 20 iterations of modern, innovative, avionics and aviation goodies at www.airborne-live.net !!! We're already getting RAVE reviews, folks... don't miss this! Like all of you, we would much rather have, a couple of weeks ago, have been presenting The 2020 AEA New Product Introduction Live Programming (known as the 'NPI') we were preparing so carefully, as well as an additional seven or eight hours of live interviews. But it appeared that somebody upstairs was bound and determined to give us their best version of the Zombie Apocalypse, and so here we are. One of the hits of our Annual AEA LIVE Coverage was the op

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Thu, May 28, 2020

NTSB Prelim: Cessna 172

Airplane Had Recently Undergone Maintenance

On May 2, 2020, about 0930 Pacific daylight time, a Cessna 172N, N734NW, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Sierra Sky Park Airport (E79), Fresno, California. The pilot sustained minor injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. The pilot stated the airplane had recently undergone maintenance and this was to be the third flight after the maintenance, and he planned to stay in the local area...

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Thu, May 28, 2020

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.28.20)

Aero Linx: RNZAC Welcome to rnzac.org, the ideal spot to view New Zealand from the air. Here you will find all you need to know about flying aircraft in New Zealand. We know there is nothing more informative than an engaging conversation, so we make it our business to stay away from complex terminologies that will make you feel lost just a few minutes into the flight. We have perfected the art of everyday conversation in order to ensure that even our most educative discussions are enjoyable. Get on board for a real talk on why being a pilot is one of the coolest careers around. Forget all what you are told about risks and extended periods away from home;listen to real stories by real pilots who would never swap their profession for any other. It gets even better when your flying is recreational. You get to see the most scenic places around New Zealand aboard some of the most thrilling iron birds. You also get into the loop on some of the most iconic stories that have mad remarkable news in the

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Thu, May 28, 2020

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.28.20): Glideslope Intercept Altitude

Glideslope Intercept Altitude The published minimum altitude to intercept the glideslope in the intermediate segment of an instrument approach. Government charts use the lightning bolt symbol to identify this intercept point. This intersection is called the Precise Final Approach fix (PFAF). ATC directs a higher altitude, the resultant intercept becomes the PFAF.

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Thu, May 28, 2020

ANN FAQ (Updated): You Can Sponsor ANN And/Or Aero-TV!

Help ANN Grow So That We Can Be Of Greater Service To You!

For well over 23 years, ANN has set the pace for the growing and evolving aero-info revolution. No other news service has done what ANN has done... and no one did it before we showed the rest of the aero-world how it's done. But.... we're embarking on the most aggressive programs and efforts we have EVER undertaken... so new sponsors to help us meet our lofty goals are more welcome than ever before. We hope that's you... or a company that you do business with... and that you'll see fit to speak up for and advocate ANN's value to the aviation world, in no uncertain terms. ANN has produced over 470,000 individual stories for publication online since it's full-time inception in 1996 (though aspects of this program actually date back to 1993). As online technologies developed, ANN stayed on the cutting edge of online news delivery...

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Thu, May 28, 2020

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (05.28.20)

"About 9 seconds after drop, something malfunctioned, causing the booster stage engine to extinguish, which in turn ended the mission. We cannot yet say conclusively what the malfunction was or what caused it, but we feel confident we have sufficient data to determine that as we continue through the rigorous investigation we’ve already begun. With the engine extinguished, the vehicle was no longer able to maintain controlled flight — but the rocket did not explode. It stayed within the predicted downrange corridors of our projections and our Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) launch license as the vehicle fell to the ocean, posing no risk to public safety, no danger our aircrew or aircraft, and no significant environmental impact." Source: From a surprisingly transparent report from Virgin Orbit, explaining some of the items that they have uncovered since their unsuccessful Monday airborne 'LauncherOne' rocket launch attempt.

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Wed, May 27, 2020

FAA Restricts Airspace (Of Course...) for Upcoming Demo-2 Space Flight

FAA Has Issued Multiple NOTAMS For The Wednesday Launch

The FAA has issued multiple Notice to Airmen (NOTAMS) Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) around Cape Canaveral, Fla., through Wednesday, May 27, 2020. The NOTAMS are in preparation for NASA’s historic manned space flight to the International Space Station aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule. This the first launch of astronauts to Earth orbit on an American-built spacecraft from American soil since 2011. The FAA’s role is to ensure the safety of the airspace by prohibiting all aircraft operations within 30 nautical miles of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center during the reported timeframe unless the operation is exempted. There are three types of NOTAMs: airspace, to close the airspace near the launch; flow, to provide route guidance to aviation operators; and security, to implement security measures for aircraft and Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in the area.

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Wed, May 27, 2020

WACO YMF-5F Certified!

Order Book Grows, Deliveries Start

After several years of engineering milestones and flight testing, Waco Aircrtaft has announced issuance of full FAA Certification on the WACO YMF-5F, the new-production open cockpit biplane on amphibious floats. Based on the Tailwheel YMF-5, the Amphibious YMF-5 is handcrafted by a team of specialized artisans in Battle Creek, MI. In order to be worthy of the seaplane title, several modifications had to be made. A wing walk has been added to the right wing and grab handles have been integrated into both lower wings for effortless docking from either side.

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