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THE NEXT EAA 288 MEETING WILL AGAIN BE VIRTUAL ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18TH AT 7PM
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Experts from every corner of the homebuilt aircraft community will bring their knowledge and information to aviation enthusiasts everywhere during the first EAA Homebuilders Week online event January 26-30, 2021.The weeklong online event coincides with the 68th anniversary of the first Experimental Aircraft Association meeting on January 26, 1953. Homebuilders Week virtual presentations are open, free of charge, to everyone interested in building an aircraft.
THE FALCON 9 STARLINK WAS SUCCESSFULLY LAUNCHED WEDNESDAY MORNING
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched the 17th batch of about 60 satellites for the Starlink broadcast network. The booster stage was successfully recovered aboard the barge "Just Read the Instructions". This was the eighth recovery of this booster. Also, the landing was done under much higher wind conditions than ever before, thus expanding the envelop for future booster landings.
FALCON 9 LAUNCH SATURDAY JAN 23 @ 9:40 AM
Transporter 1: A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Transporter 1 mission, a rideshare flight to a sun-synchronous orbit with dozens of small microsatellites and nanosatellites for commercial and government customers.
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NTSB CALLS FOR MORE SCRUTINY OF FLIGHT INSTRUCTORS
The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), the federal agency responsible for aviation accident investigations, has recommended closer scrutiny of flight instructors following a 2019 crash in Mokuleia, Hawaii that killed 11 people.
In a safety recommendation report published on 7 January, the NTSB says the pilot of the accident aircraft, which was carrying skydivers on a parachute jump flight, had been inadequately trained.
It asks the Federal Aviation Administration to create a more robust programme to flag instructors whose “student pass rate… has become substandard”. For more information click on the following link:
REPORT ON LEAD EMISSIONS REDUCTION FOR PISTON-ENGINE AIRCRAFT HAS BEEN RELEASED
The report gives several alternatives for near- and mid-term mitigation on lead emissions. The ultimate goal? An unleaded drop-in replacement for 100LL, the avgas we use to power a large percentage of the general aviation fleet—and particularly one that serves the roughly one-third of piston airplanes that require at least 100 octane fuel.
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The Space Launch System (SLS) rocket Green Run team has reviewed extensive data and completed preliminary inspections that show the rocket’s hardware is in excellent condition after the Green Run test that ignited all the engines at 5:27 p.m. EST at NASA’s Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. After analyzing initial data, the team determined that the shutdown after firing the engines for 67.2-seconds on Jan.16 was triggered by test parameters that were intentionally conservative to ensure the safety of the core stage during test conditions. For a full explanation go to:
Due to mandatory quarantine requirements, Van’s is currently experiencing temporary staffing shortages in our kit crating and receiving departments, which impacts our ability to prepare and crate empennage/tail, wing, fuselage, powerplant, and finishing kits through January 28th. Customers with pending shipments of those kits will be delayed for that period of time.
Van’s is open and is accepting orders for all of our products and kits via our web site and phone. Our parts and accessories shipping department remains open and is actively processing and shipping orders for everything that’s not a crated kit. In addition, our terrific front-office team is also hard at work. Our offices remain closed to the public for the time being. For more information go to the following link:
General Aviation pilots who want to fly around Tampa, Fla., Feb. 3 – 9, 2021 will need to check out the FAA’s Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) for air traffic procedures for the area. Super Bowl LV is Sunday, Feb. 7, at Raymond James Stadium. Game time will be at approximately 6:30 p.m. EST.
The FAA has published a webpage with information for Tampa, Fla. area airspace and airports. The Agency will update the webpage as additional information becomes available.
The Remote ID rule applies to all operators of drones that require FAA registration. There are three ways to comply with the operational requirements:
1. Operate a standard Remote ID drone that broadcasts identification and location information of the drone and control station;
2. Operate a drone with a Remote ID broadcast module (may be a separate device attached to the drone), which broadcasts identification, location, and take-off information; or
3. Operate a drone without Remote ID but at specific FAA-recognized identification areas.
The Operations Over People and at Night rule applies to Part 107 operators. The ability to fly over people and moving vehicles varies depending on the level of risk a small drone operation presents to people on the ground. Operations are permitted based on four categories, which can be found in the executive summary (PDF) accompanying the rule. Additionally, this rule allows for operations at night under certain conditions.
The final rule requires that small drone operators have their remote pilot certificate and identification in their physical possession when operating, ready to present to authorities if needed. This rule also expands the class of authorities who may request these forms from a remote pilot. The final rule replaces the requirement to complete a recurrent test every 24 calendar months with the requirement to complete updated recurrent training that includes operating at night in identified subject areas.
Both rules will become effective 60 days after publication in the Federal Register. The Remote ID rule includes two compliance dates. Drone manufacturers will have 18 months to begin producing drones with Remote ID, with operators having an additional year to start using drones with Remote ID.
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Following this week's Emergency Use Authorization from the FDA for Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine, the FAA has determined that pilots may receive the vaccine under the conditions of their FAA-issued airman medical certification. FAA Air Traffic Controllers, who are subject to FAA medical clearance, may also receive the vaccine. To maintain the highest level of safety in the National Airspace System, the agency will require pilots with medical certifications or air traffic controllers with medical clearances to observe a period of 48 hours following the administration of each dose of this vaccine before conducting safety-sensitive aviation duties, such as flying or controlling air traffic.
The required waiting period applies to those holding an Airman Medical Certificate issued under 14 CFR Part 67 or a Medical Clearance issued under FAA Order 3930.3C.
Because the vaccine requires two doses, 28 days apart for maximum effectiveness, the waiting period applies after each dose. The Pfizer vaccine, which was approved last week, requires two doses 21 days apart, but the waiting period after each dose applies to both brands.
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The FAA has cleared pilots and air traffic controllers to take the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine as long as they take 48 hours away from the cockpit or console to clear any immediate side effects. The agency issued a news release on Saturday, the day after the FDA gave emergency use authorization for the vaccine, which is now being distributed throughout the country. “To maintain the highest level of safety in the National Airspace System, the agency will require aviation professionals with medical certifications or medical clearances to observe a period of 48 hours following the administration of this vaccine before conducting safety-sensitive aviation duties, such as flying or controlling air traffic,” the news release said. The waiting period applies for the administration of both doses of the vaccine, which occur 21 days apart.
Last week, the Air Line Pilots Association raised concerns over whether taking the vaccine would medically disqualify members and the FAA said it would wait for the outcome of a committee meeting of the FDA on the new vaccine to issue its ruling. The FDA gave the emergency use authorization late Friday with an age limit of 16 or older and cautions for certain people with severe allergies or some underlying conditions. Common side effects for most people are soreness at the injection site and fatigue, chills, headache and body aches. They are apparently more pronounced after the second dose. The FAA took pains to explain that it’s not trying to cast doubt about the safety or effectiveness of the vaccine now that the FDA has signed off on it. “The FAA encourages Americans to receive COVID-19 vaccinations as authorized by FDA,” the agency said. “This policy announcement pertains to a specialized group of FAA-certificated professionals who perform safety-sensitive aviation duties.”
The FAA said it doesn’t expect to take any further action about the vaccine but it will also monitor the clinical data in coming months and “will adjust these recommendations as needed.” The agency will assess the FDA’s findings on each of the vaccines expected from other pharmaceutical companies in coming weeks and months and will issue guidance for each.
Holders of FAA-issued Airman Medical Certificates or Medical Clearances may receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine (& NOW THE MODERNA VACCINE), however, a 48-hour no fly/no safety related duty interval must be observed after each dose.
AAM will monitor the patient response to Pfizer-BioNTech and the Moderna vaccines and may adjust this policy as necessary to ensure aviation safety. Additional vaccines will each be evaluated as EUAs are issued.
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THE NEW PIPER "PILOT-100" & "PILOT-100i"
THE FAA HAS AWARDED PIPER AIRCRAFT A TYPE CERTIFICATE FOR THEIR NEW TRAINING AIRCRAFT.
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COVID-19 vaccine or not, aviation events for 2021 are by no means assured and EAA’s Jack Pelton says planning for AirVenture continues to be “a high wire act.” This week, organizers of the Paris airshow announced that the June event has been canceled and at least one show planned for January 2021, the Deland Sport Aviation Showcase, has now been moved back to November. Pelton says EAA continues to examine contingencies for AirVenture but warns that people should be prepared for a very different show. Public health officials, including the CDC and NIAID, are advising that large crowd events might not be practical until late in the summer or end of the year.
If a vaccine is available and widely deployed and COVID-19 cases are in sharp decline, AirVenture could be close to normal, Pelton told us in this exclusive vodcast recorded this week. “What we’re doing from a planning standpoint today is that it won’t be normal. We’re assuming there’s going to be a smaller crowd. We’re looking venue by venue to see what we cannot do to be safe. Theater in the woods would look at distancing, we’re looking at masks, we’re looking at taking exhibitors out of the hangars and putting them in outside exhibits,” Pelton said. “There’s certain parts on the grounds where there’s congestion. We’re looking at ways to either minimize the crowds or do away with those particular venues. I know so much of this depends on people’s personal behavior,” he added.
EAA is also in contact with major sports teams, specifically the Green Bay Packers, to learn what they’re planning and doing for events in 2021 if COVID-19 is still a factor. It’s also talking to two nationally known sanitization products companies about how to provide anti-virus protection and cleaning for high-touch surfaces. Much of what happens next depends on events beyond EAA’s control. “A couple of things need to happen. We’ve got to get the curves at least turned in the correct direction in the coming months because even with the vaccine, if we’re having these enormous numbers of deaths, that’s not going to bode well for a July event,” Pelton said.
Critical decision making will happen in the first or second week of May. “To have the event period, whether it’s go or no go, that needs to happen at the beginning of May time frame. After the beginning of May, we start writing pretty big checks that we can’t recover,” he said. EAA is also contacting volunteers, exhibitors and members to poll sentiments on going forward. In August, EAA returned to office operations in Oshkosh, with COVID-19 risk mitigations in place. The museum is open, but isn’t hosting large school groups and high-touch areas are limited. The association is planning more virtual events for the coming months.
“When it comes to decision time, a lot of it will be personal choice. We do believe it will be a 50-50 coin toss on how people make that decision. There are some people … they aren’t wearing masks … others are more concerned and taking adequate precautions and following the guidelines. How you translate that into who’s going to show up and who isn’t is hard to say,” Pelton said.
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Aerion Supersonic today said it has started development of its $300 million, two-million-sq-ft headquarters complex at Florida’s Orlando Melbourne International Airport (MLB). Dubbed Aerion Park
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Piper Aircraft, Inc., Model PA-34-220T airplanes. For more information go to:
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Superior Air Parts, Inc. (SAP) Model IO-360-series and O-360-series reciprocating engines and certain Lycoming Engines (Lycoming) Model AEIO-360-, IO-360-, and O-360-series reciprocating engines with a certain SAP crankshaft assembly installed. To read more go to:
The FAA announced plans to put visual navigation and planning charts on a 56-day publication cycle early next year, streamlining the process of updating charted information and causing some charts now in use to become obsolete earlier than their published expiration dates.
Recent events regarding the COVID pandemic have led to significant access problems to Aviation Medical Examiners and other medical specialists. In response, the FAA has issued a comprehensive policy via the Federal Register that covers COVID-related regulatory relief. This Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR 118-1) grants relief to medical certificate privileges that expire from March 31, 2020 through September 30, 2020. This relief extends medical certificates for a maximum of three (3) calendar months. The SFAR does not modify the requirements of §61.53 regarding prohibition on operations during medical deficiency. The specific language for the SFAR can be found at the Federal Register.
If you are able, we continue to encourage airmen to accomplish their regularly required airman medical certificate exam with an FAA AME.
The Office of Aerospace Medicine will publish any updated or new, approved medical certificate alternatives and/or certificate extensions as soon as those processes are approved and available.
If you have been asked to provide additional medical information and your treating physician or other clinician is unable to assist at the current time due to COVID, we can provide a one-time extension upon your request.
We continue to work with senior leadership and subject matter experts within the FAA and the Department of Transportation to craft interim medical certificate solutions during the COVID pandemic. Thank you for continuing to assist our airman.
Munich-based startup lilium unveiled an all-electric vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) passenger jet, planning to have its fleet of five-seat air taxi operating in cities worldwide by 2025. one year later, the company has announced plans for its first US vertiport to be located at orlando’s aerotropolis in lake nona. the chosen location provides the opportunity to connect more than 20 million floridians within a 186-mile radius and will generate more than 100 jobs in the area.
In addition to publishing the 29th and 30th editions of its Joseph T. Nall Report, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Air Safety Institute (ASI) has launched a new platform designed to provide “access to more current accident data in near real-time.” According to AOPA, the new platform will allow accident data to be updated on a rolling 30-day cycle. It will also let users select and compare accident analysis graphs for multiple years from 2008 up through 2020.
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EAA CHAPTER 288 MEMBER AND OUR
2020 RAY SCHOLARSHIP AWARD WINNER
AS HE RECENTLY SOLOED. WAY TO GO BRENDAN!!!
Chapter 288 started in the 1970s, and originally met at nearby Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. The chapter took regular trips to the Spruce Creek Fly-In, located in Port Orange, Florida, and soon moved their meeting location to Spruce Creek. Chapter 288 is unique, because of it's location. 288 is located at the intersection of young aviation enthusiasts from the University and experienced aviators along Florida's Space Coast.
Chapter 288 works to continue the spirit of general aviation in Daytona Beach area. We host several events throughout the year for our members which feature prominent aviators and aviation technology. Chapter 288 members also volunteer at aviation related functions throughout the community to teach people about general aviation. Volunteering at local airshows and hosting
Young Eagles events are some of the ways that EAA 288 members participate in the community. Chapter 288's members are also very involved with the EAA on a national level. The chapter has a good turnout at the EAA's annual fly-in "AirVenture" in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
The EAA works on a national level to help endure the "spirit of aviation." They work to get children who have an interest in becoming a pilot, air traffic controller, mechanic, etc. achieve their goals. EAA sponsors workshops for homebuilders teaching skills neccesary for them to build their own airplanes. Founded in 1953 by Paul Poberezney, the EAA has worked for over 60 years to keep general aviation alive and prospering into the future. They work today with other aviation organizations to ensure that aviation friendly laws are passed in Washington D.C., and to help ensure that general aviaiton will continue well into the future. To learn more about the Experimental Aircraft Association on a national level, and how to join, please visit their website at EAA.ORG