The FAA is supposed to issue Airworthiness Directives only when an unsafe condition has been identified, a solution is available, and the cost to owners can be justified in terms of increased public safety. But lately, we've noticed a disturbing trend toward ADs where the FAA's justification seems questionable and the primary beneficiary appears to be the manufacturers, not the public. Case in point: two recent proposed ADs against the crankshafts in 60,000 TCM and Lycoming engines.
Harold Moritz and Sheila Gleason of East Haddam, CT left us speechless with a beautiful vista in our latest batch of "PotW" submissions. Click through for a bumper crop of incredible photos from AVweb readers.