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Wed, Sep 23, 2020

Classic Aero-TV: 'That's All Brother'-Restoring a True Piece of Military History

From 2015: History Comes Alive Thanks to A Magnificent CAF Effort

The story of the Douglas C-47 named, “That’s all Brother,” is fascinating from two points of view. First, it was the C 47 that that led the D-Day invasion in June 1944. Second, it still exists and has been found. The aircraft was on display at EAA AirVenture this year, and ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, met with Adam Smith, the Executive Vice President of strategic development for the Commemorative Air Force, to learn how they found it.

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Wed, Sep 23, 2020

Airborne-Flight Training 09.23.20: DA20 Upgraded!, CAE Financing Deal, EMU Partnership

Also: Sterling Flight Training, National Aviation Academy, Young Eagles Workshops, ERAU Suspensions
 
One of our favorite training birds is back... and upgraded, to boot! The high demand for single engine training aircraft has led to the return to production of the Diamond DA20-C1, powered by a 125HP Continental IO-240 engine and equipped with new state-of-the-art G500TXi Avionics. With over 1,000 DA20’s already operating worldwide, the strong desire for lower cost new single engine aircraft in training environments continues. The DA20 is proven to be the safest and most efficient aircraft for primary training, and fleet operators are raving about its return to production. A new program could have a significant impact on your access to flight training... CAE has launched a new financing initiative for aspiring pilots in collaboration with financial institutions around the world. With this initiative, CAE is connecting aspiring pilots with banking

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Wed, Sep 23, 2020

We Have A Winner! Julian Rojas Scores Major Goodies From King Schools Giveaway!

Will Receive A Free Course Of His Choice, Flight Bag, And Kneeboard

The Aero-News Network Team and King Schools couldn’t be more excited to announce Julian Rojas as the winner of our King Schools summer giveaway! Julian is the Director of Maintenance for a Part 91 Flight Department in Van Nuys, CA and is currently pursuing his private pilot’s license. He will be receiving a free course of his choice, flight bag, and kneeboard courtesy of King Schools. Special thanks to King Schools for partnering with us on this giveaway! Julian seems pretty stoked...

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Wed, Sep 23, 2020

MQ-9 Reaper Bags $7.4 Billion Deal

Five Year Fixed Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity Contract

In an effort to field MQ-9 Reapers faster and meet an increasing operational demand for the aircraft, the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s MQ-9 Program Office awarded a $7.4 billion ceiling Agile Reaper Enterprise Solution (ARES) contract to General Atomics Sept. 17. The MQ-9 is an unmanned aircraft with intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and strike capabilities. ARES, a five year fixed indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract, developed by the MQ-9 Program Office, will stabilize costs, allow for the procurement of up to 36 aircraft per year in the same appropriation year, and reduce the time it takes to deliver the aircraft to operational units by approximately 35%. ARES is flexible and it has streamlined the traditional contract award process.

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Wed, Sep 23, 2020

NTSB Prelim: American Aviation AA 1

Pilot Applied Full Power To Go-Around, But The Engine Did Not Respond

On September 5, 2020, about 1850 eastern daylight time, an American Aviation AA1, N6107L, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident at the Newnan Coweta County Airport (CCO), Newnan , Georgia. The flight instructor and pilot receiving instruction were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flight. According to the flight instructor, they were practicing a simulated engine failure in the airport traffic pattern, when the airplane was about 300 ft above ground level, the pilot applied full power to go-around, but the engine did not respond and remained at a low power setting.

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Wed, Sep 23, 2020

ANN FAQ: Follow Us On Instagram!

Get The Latest in Aviation News NOW on Instagram

Are you on Instagram yet? It's been around for a few years, quietly picking up traction mostly thanks to everybody's new obsession with mobile photography. Instagram is a social networking app made for sharing photos and videos from a smartphone - which has lent itself well to the news industry. Did you know that approx. 62% of adults in the United States get their news from social media? That’s more than you thought right! Aero-News Network has jumped on the bandwagon and we are now posting our news stories and recaps of our Airborne episodes on Instagram (as well as Read More

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Wed, Sep 23, 2020

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.23.20)

Aero Linx: The California Agricultural Aircraft Association CAAA was born like many other associations to establish strength and utility to protect and develop the professionalism of an industry. Efforts were made to ensure that the Board representation was diverse, including all regions the state, fixed wing and helicopter, pilots and operators. Members have worked tirelessly to address issues that impacted the future of the industry. These included creation of standards of operation, addressing off target movement through, increasing professionalism, training of pilots and handlers and battling damaging legislation. 

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Wed, Sep 23, 2020

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.23.20): Computer Navigation Fix (CNF)

Computer Navigation Fix (CNF) A Computer Navigation Fix is a point defined by a latitude/longitude coordinate and is required to support Performance-Based Navigation (PBN) operations. A five-letter identifier denoting a CNF can be found next to an “x” on en route charts and on some approach charts. Eventually, all CNFs will be labeled and begin with the letters “CF” followed by three consonants (e.g., ‘CFWBG’). CNFs are not recognized by ATC, are not contained in ATC fix or automation databases, and are not used for ATC purposes. Pilots should not use CNFs for point-to-point navigation (e.g., proceed direct), filing a flight plan, or in aircraft/ATC communications. Use of CNFs has not been adopted or recognized by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

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Wed, Sep 23, 2020

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.23.20)

“Looking ahead to the next 1,000 TBMs, we maintain our firm commitment to continue delivering aircraft that provide the optimum combination of speed and operational efficiency for owners and operators, along with the highest levels of safety and protection for pilots, families and passengers.” Source: Nicolas Chabbert, the Senior Vice President of Daher’s Aircraft Division, celebrating the completion and imminent delivery of the 1000th TBM series airplane.

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Tue, Sep 22, 2020

Airborne 09.18.20: Diamond DA20-C1 Returns, Brutal GAMA Report, USMC $$$$

Also: SmartSky Sues, Tecnam P2012 SENTINEL SMP, Delta Pilot Jobs At Risk, Sterling Adds Archers

One of our favorite training birds is back... and upgraded, to boot! The high demand for single engine training aircraft has led to the return to production of the Diamond DA20-C1, powered by a 125HP Continental IO-240 engine and equipped with new state-of-the-art G500TXi Avionics. With over 1,000 DA20’s already operating worldwide, the strong desire for lower cost new single engine aircraft in training environments continues. The DA20 is proven to be the safest and most efficient aircraft for primary training, and fleet operators are raving about its return to production. This one had to hurt... GAMA released its report of general aviation aircraft shipments and billings through the second quarter of 2020 (June 30), and in view of the pandemic and economic downturn, no one was expecting hearts an

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