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Thu, Jun 17, 2021

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.17.21): Pilot’s Discretion

Pilot’s Discretion When used in conjunction with altitude assignments, means that ATC has offered the pilot the option of starting climb or descent whenever he/she wishes and conducting the climb or descent at any rate he/she wishes. He/she may temporarily level off at any intermediate altitude. However, once he/she has vacated an altitude, he/she may not return to that altitude.

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Thu, Jun 17, 2021

ANN FAQ: What Does The Airborne Partnership Initiative Mean For Your Business

Get Your Breaking News Out To The Industry

A partnership between ANN and others in the aviation/aerospace industry offers more exposure, a greatly lessened strain on individual resources, and the pivotal advantage of starting out with what is already a solid, professional award- winning platform…which is Airborne Unlimited.

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Thu, Jun 17, 2021

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (06.17.21)

“We hold complete confidence that Capt. Sullenberger will provide the outstanding leadership necessary to promote the very highest standards in air transportation here in the United States and around the globe. We urge the U.S. Senate to swiftly hold a hearing and confirm Capt. Sullenberger as ambassador to ICAO.” Source: Capt. Joe DePete, president of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), making a statement after the announcement of President Biden’s intent to nominate Capt. Sully Sullenberger as ambassador to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

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Wed, Jun 16, 2021

FAI Notes 100 Years Since They Granted Bessie Coleman’s Pilot Licence

Bessie Learned To Fly Over The Course Of Seven Months

On 15 June 1921, the FAI granted a black female aviator named Bessie Coleman her pilot’s licence. Coleman - the tenth of thirteen children born in Waxahachie, Texas to a family with African American and Native American heritage - became the very first person of colour to obtain an official FAI pilot’s licence. Inspired by the courage of European female aviators, this fearless young woman made a journey from Chicago to France and into the history books, inspiring generations of future pilots.

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Wed, Jun 16, 2021

Aero-TV At SnF21: Piper Aircraft’s New Boss Speaks Up

John Calcagno and Buddy Sessoms Talk M600, HALO, 100i and the Seminole!

Piper’s John Calcagno, an Air Force veteran, came to Sun ‘n Fun just after being appointed CEO after serving for a number of years in Senior roles with Piper Aircraft. The primary topic, right from the get-go, was the Piper M line... starting with the very successful M600 single-engine turboprop as well as the M500, and the M350 pressurized single. Piper’s Chief technologist, Buddy Sessoms, also spoke up about the future of the M line and the recent addition of the HALO autoland system... versus other airframes that depend on a parachute to provide an added level of safety.

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Wed, Jun 16, 2021

Airborne-Unmanned 06.08.21: UAV Aerial Refuel, Embry-Riddle, Eve-Helisul Partner

Also: NAV CANADA Drone App, Kittyhawk.io=Aloft, SpaceX Cargo Craft, Safety Program Collaboration

For the first time in history, the Navy and Boeing have demonstrated air-to-air refueling using an unmanned aircraft – the Boeing-owned MQ-25 T1 test asset – to refuel another aircraft. During a test flight June 4, MQ-25 T1 successfully extended the hose and drogue from its Navy-issued aerial refueling store (ARS) and safely transferred jet fuel to a U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet, demonstrating the MQ-25 Stingray's ability to carry out its primary aerial refueling mission. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Worldwide Campus recently received a first-of-its-kind waiver from the FAA that will allow students to remotely pilot UAS through online video platforms like Zoom. “This is a big deal,” said Dr. David Thirty-acre, College of Aeronautics assistant professor and Depar

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Wed, Jun 16, 2021

USAF Crew of Hawg 53 Flight to Receive 2020 Mackay Trophy

The Mackay Trophy Was First Presented By Clarence Mackay In 1912

The National Aeronautic Association (NAA) has announced that United States Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Joel W. Bier and Lieutenant Colonel Leif C. Nordhagen, the aircrew of Hawg 53 flight, have been named the recipients of the 2020 Mackay Trophy. The Mackay Trophy was first presented by Clarence Mackay in 1912 and was later deeded to the National Aeronautic Association. Administered by the United States Air Force and NAA, the trophy is awarded for "…the most meritorious flight of the year by an Air Force person, persons, or organization.” The Mackay Trophy is on permanent display at the Smithsonian’s National Air & Space Museum in Washington, DC.

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Wed, Jun 16, 2021

President Biden to Nominate Sullenberger to Serve as Ambassador To ICAO

ICAO Is Funded And Directed By 193 National Governments

The White House published a notice today indicating that C. B. “Sully” Sullenberger, III, is a Nominee for the rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service as Representative of the United States of America on the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization. The White House notes that, "C. B. “Sully” Sullenberger, III is a former United States Air Force fighter pilot, retired airline pilot, safety expert and keynote speaker. In 2009, as captain of US Airways flight 1549, he and his crew guided their aircraft to a successful emergency landing in the Hudson River with no fatalities. He has served as a NASA aviation safety research consultant...

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Wed, Jun 16, 2021

CBP AMO P-3s On A Roll... Busts Tons Of Drugs -- Again

Seized Almost 6 Tons of Narcotics in 8 Days in Eastern Pacific

Air and Marine Operations (AMO) National Air Security Operations Center, P-3 Long Range Tracker and Airborne Early Warning crews partnered with Joint Interagency Task Force-South and federal authorities to stop transnational smuggling of almost six tons of narcotics between April 16 and April 24 in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, denying narcotics traffickers an estimated $156 million in illicit proceeds. Over an eight-day period, AMO P-3 aircrews conducted detection and sustained tracking operations that led law enforcement partners to detain 15 individuals and seize a total of 7,805 pounds of cocaine and 3,588 pounds of marijuana in the Pacific Source and Transit Zone for illicit drugs.

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Wed, Jun 16, 2021

Klyde Morris (06.14.21)

Klyde Was Apparently Not the High-Bidder For Blue Origin's First Passenger Flight

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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