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Best of the Web: F/A-18 Carrier Recovery

When Navy aircraft return to trap aboard a carrier in good weather, it's called a Case I operation. It's normally done entirely visually and "ziplip." No radio comms. In this video on the Wingnut172N channel, you can see the enter sequence from the break over the ship to the final arrestment.
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AVweb’s DA40 NG Flight Trial

Diamond's diesel-powered DA40 NG is proving a popular choice for flight schools. In this video, AVweb's Paul Bertorelli explains the engine's details and gives the airplane a wring out in snowy London, Ontario.
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NASA Super Computers Aim At Aircraft Noise

On an airliner, engines are a source of noise heard on the ground, but so is airflow over landing gear, flaps and slats. Using massive supercomputers to model airflow, NASA is seeking ways to reduce such noise. This AVweb video explains the project.
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Sporty’s New Handheld Radio Field Report

Sporty's has a new handheld radio out called the PJ2. Aviation Consumer editor Larry Anglisano has been putting the PJ2 through its paces and prepared this field report.
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Best Of The Web: Beluga Crosswind Landing

Airbus has a fleet of highly modified A300s called Belugas that it uses to fly components from factory to factory for final assembly. In this week's scan of the web for interesting aviation videos, we found this one by mraviationguy who caught some great footage of a Beluga pilot expertly handling a crosswind Hawarden in the UK.
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This Week In Gear-up Landing News (Revised)

For news outlets equipped with gyro-stabilized copter cans, gear-up landing videos are a staple. One that occurred in San Jose last week was caught from three angles. As an added bonus, more footage from a gear-up in Phoenix. Both generate some takeaways.
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ADS-B For Specialized Fleet Operations

Equipping a large commercial GA fleet for the ADS-B mandate is both costly and challenging, especially for operators that have specialized aircraft....
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Kobe Bryant Crash: Risk By The Numbers

Basketball star Kobe Bryant was killed in the crash of a chartered Sikorsky S-76B helicopter on Jan. 26, 2020. This high-profile crash, which killed his daughter Gianna and seven others, is causing a re-examination of how Part 135 helicopters are operated. In this video, AVweb's Paul Bertorelli examines the risks.
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Best Of The Web: How Merlins Were Built

Anyone who has visited Oshkosh has heard the unique exhaust song of the Rolls-Royce Merlin. Nearly 150,000 of these iconic 12-cylinder engines...
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Video: Sensenich Prop Overhaul Shop

There's a reason why propellers are recommended for overhaul by service hours and calendar time, but they're often one of the most neglected systems on the aircraft. In this video, Aviation Consumer editor Larry Anglisano tours Sensenich Propeller Services in Gainesville, Georgia to see how it's done.

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Best of the Web: F/A-18 Carrier Recovery

When Navy aircraft return to trap aboard a carrier in good weather, it's called a Case I operation. It's normally done entirely visually and "ziplip." No radio comms. In this video on the Wingnut172N channel, you can see the enter sequence from the break over the ship to the final arrestment.

Flying Freight In The Corona Crisis

Coronavirus lockdowns have impacted aviation in unimaginable ways, including freight carriers. They're busy, but this is not normal.