Seven Months and Three Weeks

Seven Months and Three Weeks
Paul Gabehart, of Campbellsville, Kentucky, recently flew his Zenith STOL CH 750 light sport utility kit aircraft that he built and completed in just 260 days! Paul attended the hands-on workshop at the Zenith Aircraft kit factory in December 2019 and trailered the rest of the kit home with him. Seven months and three weeks later, Paul flew his airplane for the very first time! Read Paul’s builder report that he sent us on the day he received his airworthiness certificate.

Airbus Corporate Jets wins first A321LR order for two aircraft

Toulouse, 14th August 2020 – Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) has won the first A321LR order for two aircraft from Lufthansa Technik, highlighting the market appeal and versatility of the A320neo Family. The aircraft will be multi-role capable and can be equipped for various types of missions, such as troop transport, different MedEvac role setups (medical evacuation) and will be operated by the German Air Force (Luftwaffe). Lufthansa Technik has now placed a total order of five Airbus aircraft on behalf of the German Government: three ACJ350-900s and two A321LRs. The A321LRs will be able to fly up to 163 passengers, up to 6 intensive care patients and up to 12 medium care patients, depending on the installed configuration, with a maximum range of 4,200nm/7,800km or 9.5 flight hours.

U.S. successfully seizes Venezuela-bound Iranian fuel from four tankers; Japanese R&D project aims to speed development of ammonia fueling

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U.S. successfully seizes Venezuela-bound Iranian fuel from four tankers

The U.S. Justice Department today reported the successful disruption of a multimillion dollar fuel shipment by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps with the seizure of the cargoes on four tankers. Full Article

U.S. successfully seizes Venezuela-bound Iranian fuel from four tankers; July was best month this year for Port of LA

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U.S. successfully seizes Venezuela-bound Iranian fuel from four tankers

Civil seizure of a multimillion dollar Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps fuel shipment may explain why Iranian forces stopped Greek tanker on August 12—they were likely looking to get their oil back. Full Article


IMO assists efforts to prevent an oil spill from FSO Safer

IMO is contributing to international efforts aimed at preventing an oil spill from the deteriorating floating storage and offloading unit FSO Safer moored off the coast of Yemen. The Organisation is also leading on the contingency planning efforts aimed at enhancing preparedness to mitigate the environmental impacts of a potential spill.


The first 2 weeks of August have seen MPs scurry away on their summer holidays and Brexit negotiations with the EU have taken a slight break, starting again next week on Tuesday August 18th. However, this week we have seen the UK’s Chief Brexit Negotiator, David Frost and the new Irish Prime Minister, Micheál Martin come out saying they believe a Trade Deal can be secured between the UK and the EU in a matter of weeks!

Joe Biden: ‘Every Single American Should Be Wearing A Mask When They Are Outside’

Democrats love face masks because it hides the identity of their ‘peaceful’ demonstrators as they loot, burn rape and murder. Face masks also make it harder to spot a Biden body double until after the Presidential election………BSDEd