Volume 28, Number 29b, July 14, 2021
Alaska Pilot, Passengers Foil Attempted Murder-Suicide
In single-pilot aircraft, non-pilot passengers are often welcome in the right front seat. But Joshua Kersch, a Cessna Caravan pilot for Ryan Air, declined such a request on a 76-NM flight from Bethel to Aniak, Alaska, perhaps saving his life[…]   Read this article
Sheltair Offers ERAU Project Liftoff Students Wind Beneath Their Wings
Sheltair, a 19-strong family-owned FBO chain, has thrown its support behind Project Liftoff, an Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) program dedicated to bringing underrepresented young people into the aviation industry. Project Liftoff operates within the university’s O’Maley College of Business. Sheltair[…]   Read this article
'Air Cocaine' Pilots Acquitted On Appeal In French Court Case
A French court in Aix-en-Provence acquitted two pilots of a Dassault Falcon 50 on appeal last week. The pilots, identified as Pascal Fauret and Bruno Odos, faced drug-smuggling charges and ultimately six years of prison in France after their March 2013[…] Read this article

Embraer Secures 80-Aircraft Deal
Toronto-based Porter Airlines has placed a firm order for 30 Embraer E195-E2 passenger jets with options for an additional 50 aircraft. Porter, the North American launch customer for the E195-E2, is expected to begin taking deliveries in the second half[…] Read this article

Hartzell Propeller Acquires Tanis Aircraft Products Assets
Ohio-based Hartzell Propeller has acquired the assets of Minnesota’s Tanis Aircraft Products, which is best known for its engine preheat systems for light airplanes and helicopters. The new acquisition will operate under the umbrella of Hartzell’s heating products, which will[…] Read this article

General Aviation Accident Bulletin
AVweb’s General Aviation Accident Bulletin is taken from the pages of our sister publication, Aviation Safety magazine. All the reports listed here are preliminary and include only initial factual findings about crashes. You can learn more about the final probable[…] Read this article

Short Final: In And Out Of KMIA
Back in the ’70s, before landing fees and general aviation restrictions, I had a reason to make semi-regular trips to Miami International from Avon Park, Fl. in my trusty “lil ole” Comanche. On one return trip to Avon Park, I[…] Read this article