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Volume 25, Number 36b
September 5, 2018
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Japan Embraces eVTOL Vision
Mary Grady
Uber Elevate held its first Asia Pacific Expo last week in Tokyo, where government officials said they are on board with the vision of creating urban transport systems with autonomous eVTOLs.
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They Call The Wind Betty
Paul Berge
The wind is never tricky, malicious, diabolical or even remorseless. It's just wind and you're stuck with dealing with it. In today's blog, let's examine some of the way you might, nevertheless, blame it fot everything from your bad landings to lumbago.
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skyBeacon Receives TSO Certification
Kate O'Connor
uAvionix announced that it has received Technical Standard Order Authorization (TSOA) for its skyBeacon integrated ADS-B Out solution on Tuesday. The skyBeacon was designed to replace the wingtip navigation or nav/strobe lights found on many aircraft including the Cessna 172 and Piper PA-28.
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NTSB: Jet-Eze Lost A Wing In Flight
Mary Grady
The jet-powered Experimental airplane that crashed and burned in Tennessee on Saturday had lost its left wing in flight, NTSB investigators said in an update on Monday afternoon. Lance Hooley, 58, of Kissimmee, Florida, died in the crash.
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Gone But Not Forgotten
Bo Henriksson
The Area Forecast (FA) has gone the way of the Dodo bird, and the reason is easy to guess. Like the bird, it has been upstaged and outdated. While a positive move, sometimes when we simplify things we may miss some essentials.
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FAA Warns Against Wrong-Surface Landings
Mary Grady
In the last two years, 596 aircraft in the U.S. landed or almost landed on the wrong runway or wrong airport, and 85 percent of those events involved general aviation aircraft, according to the FAA.
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XCub Certified In Canada And Japan
Kate O'Connor
CubCrafters has announced that its two-seat XCub received type certification from Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) and the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) last week. The company has been growing steadily since 2009 and recently announced plans to significantly increase production in 2019.
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FAA: White-tailed Deer No.1 Strike Hazard
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In a recent Advisory Circular on wildlife hazards to aviation, the FAA ranked the white-tailed deer as the most dangerous animal, with 84 percent of deer strikes causing damage to the aircraft.
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