January 15, 2021
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News of the day
Due to the ongoing pandemic, the DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase's Flyway to Highway fly-in, scheduled for Jan. 30 at Florida's DeLand Municipal Airport, has been canceled. The annual DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase, which has been postponed twice, is set to take place in November.
Full Story: AOPA Online (1/15),  AVweb (1/14) 
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Aviation Update
The Federal Aviation Administration issued a flight advisory for the inauguration, detailing the restrictions that will be in effect from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET on January 20.
Full Story: AOPA Online (1/14) 
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Airport Focus
An environmental assessment and design work for a new airport planned in Oak Ridge, Tenn., will be completed in the next two years with airfield construction to follow, according to the city's mayor. The proposed airport has already secured $4.2 million in grants, and it is expected to be used extensively by technology companies and other local businesses.
Full Story: The Oak Ridger (Tenn.) (1/13) 
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Technology
Cadillac has unveiled its concept for a passenger-carrying electric-powered drone concept, an aircraft with vertical takeoff and landing capabilities. This is the company's first foray into the passenger drone market.
Full Story: DroneDJ (1/13) 
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International News
The Indonesian army has received the first of nine Bell 412EPI helicopters from PT Dirgantara Indonesia. The aircraft are being made by Bell in the US and delivered to PTDI for final changes to meet the army's specifications.
Full Story: Jane's Information Group (1/13) 
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Pilot Spotlight
Volunteers from the California Pilots Association Disaster Airlift Response Team transported more than 2,400 pounds of donated medical supplies, such as face shields, masks and thermometers, from Santa Barbara Municipal Airport to a Native American tribe at the Yurok Reservation near Crescent City. The nonprofit organization was launched to assist in disaster relief efforts, and pilots flew supplies to Oregon last fall to aid in battling wildfires.
Full Story: Santa Barbara News-Press (Calif.) (1/12) 
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AOPA News
Civil Air Patrol pilots talk about their vaccine delivery mission; AOPA Editor at Large Dave Hirschman and his brother Harry fly a Lockwood AirCam from Nevada to Maryland. Watch AOPA Live This Week.
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Editor's Note
Aviation eBrief will not publish Monday
In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the US, Aviation eBrief will not publish Monday. Publication will resume Tuesday.
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Since 1939, AOPA has protected the freedom to fly by creating an environment that gives people of all ages an opportunity to enjoy aviation and all it has to offer. AOPA is the world’s largest community of pilots, aircraft owners and aviation enthusiasts with representatives based in Frederick, Md., Washington, D.C., and seven regions across the United States. The association provides member services including advocacy at the federal, state, and local levels, legal services, flight training and safety programs, and award-winning media. AOPA specializes in making aviation more accessible to everyone. To learn more, visit www.aopa.org.
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