Aviator – Pilotin http://pilotin.org/ Fri, 11 Jun 2021 18:04:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.7.2 https://pilotin.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/cropped-icon-32x32.png Aviator – Pilotin http://pilotin.org/ 32 32 The Navy takes the Leonardo TH-73A training helicopter https://pilotin.org/the-navy-takes-the-leonardo-th-73a-training-helicopter/ https://pilotin.org/the-navy-takes-the-leonardo-th-73a-training-helicopter/#respond Fri, 11 Jun 2021 16:10:34 +0000 https://pilotin.org/the-navy-takes-the-leonardo-th-73a-training-helicopter/

Leonardo handed the first TH-73A helicopter to the US Navy for the training of the branch’s tilt-rotor and rotary-wing aviators, as part of an initial production of $ 171 million aircraft contract awarded in January 2020.

The Advanced Helicopter Training System, which is derived from AgustaWestland AW119 Koala, will replace the TH-57B / C Sea Ranger used by military student pilots at Naval Air Station Whiting Field in Milton, Fla., the company said Thursday.

Rear Admiral Robert Westendorff, chief of naval aviation training, said the branch will use modern cockpit technology and the system’s training program to hone the skills of aviators.

The Navy plans to purchase 130 TH-73A under a contract worth potentially $ 648.1 million, with an initial order for 32 trainers and deliveries over the next three years.

Leonardo said he would establish a 100,000 square foot center near the Whiting Field facility to maintain the helicopters and provide other fleet support services.

Several Navy officials and government officials attended the TH-73A presentation ceremony held Thursday at the company’s facilities in Philadelphia.

The helicopter is powered by Pratt & Whitney’s PT-6 engine and equipped with digital avionics from Genesys Aerosystems.

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Las Vegas Ballpark at full capacity for tonight’s game https://pilotin.org/las-vegas-ballpark-at-full-capacity-for-tonights-game/ https://pilotin.org/las-vegas-ballpark-at-full-capacity-for-tonights-game/#respond Thu, 10 Jun 2021 21:14:00 +0000 https://pilotin.org/las-vegas-ballpark-at-full-capacity-for-tonights-game/

The Las Vegas Ballpark will be operating at 100% capacity for the first time this season tonight for the Aviators game against the Reno Aces.

After allowing only 50% of capacity in the first month of the season, the team announced on Monday that social distancing would no longer be enforced.

Masks will also no longer be needed for those who are fully vaccinated due to CDC and state guidelines.

The game will be the first in a six-game series with Reno as well as the first of a 12-game homestand that ends on June 22.

The Aviators haven’t played in front of a full Las Vegas Ballpark crowd since the stadium’s inaugural season in 2019. The team averaged 9,299 fans per game that year and topped the MiLB in terms of fan participation. .

The 2019 season also saw 47 sold-out sales and nearly double fan attendance from the previous season after the team left Cashman Field and moved to Summerlin.

All-time attendance at the Las Vegas Ballpark is 12,710,596, compared to a total of 12,001,011 in 36 seasons of play at Cashman Field.

The stadium was also just voted the best in AAA baseball for the second time in three years by Ballpark Digest fan vote.

Fans attending this weekend’s games will be treated to a $ 2 beer tonight, a post-game fireworks display on Friday and Aviators automatic blinds on Saturday.

Contact Aidan Subira at asubira@reviewjournal.com

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League of Prospects Notice Board (June 9) | Sports https://pilotin.org/league-of-prospects-notice-board-june-9-sports/ https://pilotin.org/league-of-prospects-notice-board-june-9-sports/#respond Thu, 10 Jun 2021 05:00:00 +0000 https://pilotin.org/league-of-prospects-notice-board-june-9-sports/

COLLEGE BASEBALL

League of hopes ranking

Hourly Central

East Division

Wabash`W`L`GB River

Lafayette Aviators`9`3`—

Danville Dans`6`4`2.0

Terre Haute Rex`6`6`3.0

Illinois Valley pistol shrimp`3`9`6.0

Ohio River Valley`W`L`GB

Champion City Kings`7`5`—

West Virginia minors`5`5`1.0

Chillicothe`4`6`2.0 paints

Johnstown Mill Rats`4`8`3.0

West Division

Big river`W`L`GB

Clinton LumberKings`7`4`—

Normal corn belts`7`4`—

Burlington Bees`7`5`0.5

Quincy Gems`4`8`3.5

Prairie Land`W`L`GB

O’Fallon Hoots`6`5`—

Springfield`6`5`— cursors

Alton River Dragons`4`6`1.5

Cape catfish`4`6`1.5

June 8 Games

West Virginia Miners 8, Chillicothe Paints 0

Johnstown Mill Rats 6, Champion City Kings 2

Lafayette Aviators 5, Illinois Valley Pistol Shrimps 4

Burlington Bees 7, Alton River Dragons 6

Quincy Gems 16, Clinton LumberKings 3

O’Fallon Hoots 3, Springfield Sliders 2

Natural Corn Belts 13, Cape 11 Catfish

Terre Haute Rex in Danville Dans, postponed to June 17

June 9 matches

Terre Haute Rex 9, Champion City Kings 7

Lafayette Aviators 8, Johnstown Mill Rats 7

Illinois Valley 3 pistol shrimp, Clinton LumberKings 1

Sliders Springfield 8, Burlington Bees 1

Danville In 9, O’Fallon Hoots 5

Quincy Gems 16, Alton River Dragons 4

Cape Catfish 2, Normal CornBelters 1

Chillicothe Paints at West Virginia Miners, postponed to June 12

June 10 Games

West Virginia Miners at Chillicothe Paints (Double Show), 5:05 p.m.

Terre Haute Rex at Champion City Kings, 5:35 p.m.

Johnstown Mill Rats at Lafayette Aviators, 6:05 p.m.

Clinton LumberKings at Burlington Bees, 6:30 p.m.

Danville Dans at Alton River Dragons, 6:35 p.m.

O’Fallon Hoots at Quincy Gems, 6:35 p.m.

Normal CornBelters at Cape Catfish, 7:05 PM

Springfield Sliders at Illinois Valley Pistol Shrimp, 7:05 p.m.

June 11 Games

Illinois Valley pistol shrimp at Terre Haute Rex, 5:30 p.m.

West Virginia minors at Chillicothe Paints, 6:05 p.m.

Johnstown Mill Rats at Lafayette Aviators, 6:05 p.m.

Champion City Kings at Danville Dans, 6:30 p.m.

Springfield Sliders at the Clinton Lumberkings, 6:30 p.m.

Burlington Bees at Normal Cornbelters, 6:35 p.m.

Quincy Gems at Alton River Dragons, 6:35 p.m.

Cape Catfish at O’Fallon Hoots, 6:35 p.m.

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At Carshield Field, O’Fallon

Danville In 9, O’Fallon Hoots 5

Danville`AB`R`H`RBI

Jonathon Thomas cf`5`1`2`3

Ben Higgins rf`4`2`1`0

Keenan Taylor 3b`5`0`1`0

Tony Castonguay c`3`1`1`1

Cooper McMurray 1b`3`1`1`1

Nick Constantine dh`4`1`1`1

Logan Kohler 3b`3`1`0`0

Sam Bianco 3b`0`0`0`0

Oliver Dunn ss`4`2`2`0

Kobe Andrade lf`4`1`2`1

Colton Smith p`0`0`0`0

Jackson Torsey p`0`0`0`0

Jaxen Forrester p`0`0`0`0

Jake Léger p`0`0`0`0

Totals`37`9`12`8

O’Fallon`AB`R`H`RBI

Josh Gibson ss`4`2`1`1

JT Mabry 2b`4`1`2`0

Brett Johnson cf`4`1`1`1

Matt Dunham 1b`4`0`0`0

Ryan Peltier 3b`5`0`1`1

Stephen Randazzo II dh`4`1`2`0

Clayton Stephens rf`4`0`1`0

Cade Hohl ph`1`0`0`0`

Drew Pollum c`4`0`1`0

Luke Vinson lf`3`0`1`1

Devyn Terbrak p`0`0`0`0

Trent Glidwell p`0`0`0`0

Jackson Keller p`0`0`0`0

Brock Kuehler p`0`0`0`0

Totals`37`5`10`4

Danville`004`310`100` — `9`12`2

O’Fallon`011`201`000` — `5`10`1

E – Castonguay, Forrester, Glidewell DP – O’Fallon 1. LOB – Danville 4, O’Fallon 12. 2B – Dunn, Andrade. RH – Thomas, McMurray, Constantine, Gibson, Johnson. SB – Thomas, Higgins, Dunn, Mabry. CS – Thomas.

Danville`IP`H`R`ER`BB`SO

Birdsong (W, 2-0) `5.0`6`4`3`4`6

Forrest`2.0`1`0`0`0`4

Torsey`1.0`1`1`0`0`3

Light`1.0`0`0`0`0`2

Totals`9.0`8`5`3`4`15

O’Fallon`IP`H`R`ER`BB`SO

Simpson (G, 0-2) `2.2`7`6`6`1`2

Diaz`2.1`5`3`3`1`2

Stover`2.0`1`0`0`0`1

Ozuna`1.0`0`1`0`0`0

Totals`8.0`13`10`9`2`5

WP – Torsey 2, Glidwell 2, Keller. PB – Castonguay. RAP – McMurray (by Terbrak), Kohler (by Keller).

Time – 2:54. Attendance – 659.

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Postponed Again: Wood-Ridge vs. Hasbrouck Heights State Baseball Game https://pilotin.org/postponed-again-wood-ridge-vs-hasbrouck-heights-state-baseball-game/ https://pilotin.org/postponed-again-wood-ridge-vs-hasbrouck-heights-state-baseball-game/#respond Wed, 09 Jun 2021 19:53:00 +0000 https://pilotin.org/postponed-again-wood-ridge-vs-hasbrouck-heights-state-baseball-game/

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ – It looks like the Aviators and Blue Devils will have to wait another 24 hours to play their NJSIAA semi-final game.

School officials have again postponed the state playoff game due to bad weather forecasts on Wednesday afternoon. The game is now scheduled for Thursday, June 10 at 4 p.m. at Depken Field.

According to Hasbrouck Heights head coach, Patrick Gabriele, Rutherford, Hasbrouck Heights and Waldwick all called off their state playoff games on Wednesday.

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ – Severe weather moved through the area, which postponed the NJSIAA semi-final game between Hasbrouck Heights and Wood-Ridge on Tuesday afternoon at Depken Field.

The National Weather Service has issued severe weather alerts, including warnings of flash floods and thunderstorms. The thunder began to rumble a little before 3 p.m. and pouring rains started shortly after. Just as things appeared to be clearing up, a major storm with rain, thunder and lightning swept through the area before 4pm.

The game has been rescheduled for Wednesday, June 9 at 4 p.m. at Depken Field. The winner moves to play Kinnelon winner against Waldwick.

Find out how these two teams got there here.

NJSIAA Baseball: Wood-Ridge leads 7-0 over Park Ridge

NJSIAA Baseball: Hasbrouck Heights hangs on and advances to semi-finals

NJSIAA Baseball: Wood-Ridge Nine-Run Fifth lifts Blue Devils 10-0

NJSIAA Baseball: Hasbrouck Heights defeats New Milford 11-1

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Former Lobos Paul Weir set to coach again https://pilotin.org/former-lobos-paul-weir-set-to-coach-again/ https://pilotin.org/former-lobos-paul-weir-set-to-coach-again/#respond Wed, 09 Jun 2021 02:59:01 +0000 https://pilotin.org/former-lobos-paul-weir-set-to-coach-again/

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – When he learned he would be named coach of U19 Canada for the FIBA ​​Basketball World Cup in Latvia, Paul Weir was elated. This is his second time. The former University of New Mexico basketball coach was on the coaching staff for the 2017 gold medalist team that won it all in Egypt.

“It’s amazing how much that ended my career as Lobo,” Weir said. “I did this before I started coaching Lobo and now I’m doing it after I coached Lobo.” While Weir is excited to lead a team at the basketball cup, he’s not very excited about the challenges COVID-19 could present.

In his final season in New Mexico, Weir and his Lobos battled for a 6-16 season played entirely on the road, due to COVID-19 restrictions in the state. The disease is still a problem in other countries. “When the United States and New Mexico were fighting COVID. It’s still happening in other parts of the world, ”Weir said. “So there is one element that I am going back to that I am not too passionate about. ”

The FIBA ​​Basketball World Cup takes place July 3-11.

In other sports news, The Albuquerque Isotopes failed to save a split with the Las Vegas Aviators on Tuesday. Despite three home runs, the Isotopes lost 5-4 to the Aviators. Isotopes skipper Warren Schaeffer said despite the loss his team had improved their game.

“I feel like we’re playing good man. I feel like we’re about to put it all together, throw and hit, ”Schaeffer said. The 9-21 Isotopes will be back on the road for 12 games. The first leg of the trip begins in Salt Lake City on Thursday.

Finally, the Cleveland Storm softball team improved to 15-2, 5-0 in District 1-5A after beating Cibola 19-5 on Tuesday to give head coach Shane Shallenberger his 300th victory in the career.

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UFO mysteries continue ahead of US report https://pilotin.org/ufo-mysteries-continue-ahead-of-us-report/ https://pilotin.org/ufo-mysteries-continue-ahead-of-us-report/#respond Tue, 08 Jun 2021 04:10:00 +0000 https://pilotin.org/ufo-mysteries-continue-ahead-of-us-report/

The drop, captured in distant, blurry video by Navy pilots, appears to be floating just above ocean waves at improbable speed, with no noticeable propulsion or lift. “Oh my God, man,” one aviator said to another, laughing at the oddity. “What is that?” Is it a bird? A plane? Super drone? An alien something?

The US government has taken a close look at unidentified flying objects like this one. A report summarizing what the United States knows about “unidentified aerial phenomena” better known as UFOs is expected to be released this month. There will be no unmasked aliens. Two officials briefed on the report say it found no extraterrestrial connection to the sightings reported and captured on video. The report does not rule out a link to another country, according to officials, who requested anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss it.

Although the general findings have now been reported, the full report can still present a broader picture of what the government knows. The anticipation surrounding the report shows how a subject normally confined to science fiction and a small group of often dismissed researchers reached the general public. Worried about threats to national security from adversaries, lawmakers have ordered an investigation and public reporting of phenomena the government has been reluctant to talk about for generations.

“There is stuff flying in our airspace,” Republican Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, one of the senators who called for the inquiry, recently told Fox News. “We don’t know what it is. We have to find out.

Late last year, Congress asked the director of national intelligence to provide “a detailed analysis of data on unidentified aerial phenomena” from several agencies and report back in 180 days. That time is almost up. The intelligence office did not say last week when the full document will be released. The bill passed by Congress asks the intelligence director for “any incident or pattern indicating that a potential adversary may have achieved revolutionary aerospace capabilities that could endanger US strategic or conventional forces.”

The main concern is whether hostile countries deploy air technology so advanced and so strange that it baffles and threatens the world’s greatest military power. But when lawmakers talk about it, they tend to leave a little wiggle room in case it’s something else, whether it’s more prosaic than a military rival or, you know, more cosmic.

“Right now there are a lot of unanswered questions,” Democratic Representative Adam Schiff of California told NBC this week. “If other countries have capabilities that we don’t know, we want to know. If there is any other explanation than that, we want to learn that too.

Luis Elizondo, former head of the Pentagon’s Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, said he didn’t believe the sightings came from a foreign power’s technology in part because it would have been nearly impossible to keep it off. secret. Elizondo accused the Defense Department of trying to discredit him and says there is a lot more information the United States has kept under wraps.

“We live in an amazing universe,” Elizondo said. “There are all kinds of hypotheses that suggest that the three-dimensional universe we live in is not that easy to explain.”

But Michael Shermer, editor of Skeptic magazine, is skeptical. The science historian, a longtime analyst of UFO theories and other phenomena, said he had seen too many blurry images of alleged alien encounters to be convinced by even more blurry images of aircraft spots . It’s a time, he notes, when several billion people around the world have smartphones that take sharp images and satellites accurately render details on the ground.

“Show me the body, show me the spaceship or show me some really high quality videos and photographs,” he said in an interview. “And I will believe.”

Mick West, a leading unexplained phenomena researcher and conspiracy theory debunker, said it was right for the government to investigate and report on the potential national security implications of the sightings captured in now declassified videos. “Anytime there is some sort of unidentified object that crosses military airspace, it is a real problem that needs to be looked into,” he told AP.

“But the videos, even though they show unidentified objects, they don’t show amazing unidentified objects.”

Pilots and sky watchers have long reported sporadic UFO sightings in US airspace, apparently at unusual speeds or paths. In most cases, these mysteries evaporate on examination. In 1960, the CIA said 6,500 items had been reported to the US Air Force over the previous 13 years. The Air Force concluded that there was no evidence that these sightings were “hostile or hostile” or related to “interplanetary spacecraft,” the CIA said.

UFO reports have, of course, persisted since then. Some people who study the subject argue that investigations have been limited by the stigma of being tied to conspiracy theories or talking about little green men storming Earth. They note that the government has a history of blocking and lying about the unexplained.

It took 50 years for the government to deliver what it hoped would be a complete debunking of claims that alien bodies were recovered from a crash site in New Mexico in 1947. In 1997, the Air Force said that Roswell’s “bodies” were dummies used in the parachute. tests, recent ancestors of today’s models.

Retired Air Force Col. Richard Weaver, who wrote one of the official reports on the Roswell rumors, has tried to assure the public that the government is not competent enough to cover up a true alien sighting . “We have a hard time keeping a secret,” he said, “let alone putting together a decent plot.”

A recent turning point came in December 2017, when The New York Times revealed a five-year Pentagon program to investigate UFOs. The Pentagon then released videos, leaked earlier, of military pilots encountering dark objects they couldn’t identify.

One was the video clip of aviators tracking down the drip over the ocean off the US coast in 2015, dubbed Gofast. In another from this year, labeled Gimbal, an unexplained object is tracked as it soars high along the clouds, traveling against the wind. “There’s a whole fleet of them,” said one naval aviator to another, though only one indistinct object was shown. ” He turns. “

In 2019, the Navy announced it would create a formal process for its pilots to report unidentified aerial phenomena or UAPs. Last August, the Ministry of Defense created a working group dedicated to the issue. The mission was to “detect, analyze and catalog the UAPs” which could put the United States in danger.

In the age of increasingly sophisticated drones, now seen as a risk to sensitive domestic military sites such as nuclear missile bases, the focus has been more on foreign rivals than on supposed visitors to an area. other planet. Yet the formation of the task force was a rare recognition by the government that UFOs posed a potential national security problem.

More recently, a CBS “60 Minutes” article featured the declassified videos and raised questions about intelligence available to the US government. Rubio, a senior Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee and its former chairman, said it was important for investigators to follow up on his pilots’ reports and make the findings public. “I don’t care what our military, their radars and their sight tell them,” Rubio said. “There are a number of highly qualified and highly skilled people. Yet very often things in the sky are not what they appear to be. Shermer gives examples of how tedious seemingly otherworldly phenomena can be on this Earth.

“90-95% of all UFO sightings,” he said, “can be explained by weather balloons, flares, sky lanterns, planes flying in formation, secret military planes, birds reflecting the sun, planes reflecting the sun, airships, helicopters, the planets Venus or Mars, meteors or space debris from meteorites, satellites, swamp gas … ball lightning, crystals of ice reflecting light from clouds, lights on the ground or lights reflected off a cockpit window, temperature inversions, clouds of punch.

“For any of these things to be real, we need something more than these grainy videos and blurry photographs,” he said. “We really need hard evidence, extraordinary evidence, because it would be one of the most extraordinary claims of all time if it were true.”

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Advisory Board to Rename Faulty Columbus School Members Appeal Process https://pilotin.org/advisory-board-to-rename-faulty-columbus-school-members-appeal-process/ https://pilotin.org/advisory-board-to-rename-faulty-columbus-school-members-appeal-process/#respond Mon, 07 Jun 2021 15:13:26 +0000 https://pilotin.org/advisory-board-to-rename-faulty-columbus-school-members-appeal-process/

Controversy continues to plague the advisory committee to rename the Columbus School with arguments over the process dominating a June 1 meeting.

“My feeling is that the process is flawed,” said member Ron Giovino. “I did not feel any collaboration”, in reference to the allegations of his presentation on the late Jean Barry-Sutherland, once principal of the school and one of the three names chosen as final submission to the school committee, edited without his permission or contribution.

Other members, including Ken Mallon and Maria Rocha, replied that Giovino had stopped communicating.

The other two final names are Belinda Sutton, a female slave from Royall House, and Missituk, the Native American name for the Mystic River.

In a single committee vote on May 27, Sutton got 12 votes, Barry-Sutherland 7 and Missituk 2.

Amelia Earhart in front of her called biplane "Friendship" Newfoundland, June 14, 1928. Earhart's name was among those suggested by members of the community who would like the Columbus School to bear his name.

Melissa Miguel expressed her disappointment that Sutton was not among the top three names submitted by the community for review and, therefore, believes that the process divides the community instead of uniting it, one of the criteria for choosing a name. .

Among the 1,200 submissions from the community, 423 were for Jean Barry-Sutherland, 158 for aviator and former Medford resident Amelia Earhart, 146 for Krystle Campbell, victim of the Boston Marathon bombing, 88 for Sutton and 73 for Missituk. Others got less.