Volume 27, Number 4c, January 24, 2020
Boeing Pushes Estimated MAX Return To Midyear
Boeing has pushed its estimate for the when regulators will begin to unground of the 737 MAX to mid-2020, according to a statement issued by the company on Tuesday. Boeing had previously announced that it might be able to resume deliveries of the MAX as early as December 2019 with[…]   Read this article
Three Firefighters Dead In C-130 Crash
A C-130 Hercules conducting firefighting operations near Cooma, New South Wales, Australia, crashed on Thursday, killing all three people onboard. The victims, all of whom were U.S. residents, have not yet been identified. The aircraft was operated by Coulson Aviation, a subsidiary of Canada-based Coulson Aircrane with branches in the[…]   Read this article
Two-Seat SubSonex Set To Debut At AirVenture 2020
Sonex’s JSX-2T, a two-seat follow on to the solo SubSonex, has been making strong progress toward its live debut at Oshkosh this summer. Over the chilly Wisconsin winter, Sonex will begin constructing a prototype with the aim of having a flying example at the big summer airshow. According to the[…] Read this article

Self-Brief The Weather
Until 2004, Flight Service conducted most preflight briefings. Then self‑briefing arrived. By 2017, 96 percent of all pilots self‑briefed and 83 percent of flight plans were filed online. But many of us don’t know how to get a thorough self‑briefing. Between 2010 and 2013, the NTSB could find not weather[…] Read this article

Avidyne Announces Helios FMS
Avidyne introduced Helios, the newest addition to its multifunction flight management system (FMS) product line, on Tuesday. Designed for rotorcraft, the dzus-mounted Helios features a Satellite-based Augmentation System (SBAS) GPS navigator, full QWERTY-style keyboard and high-resolution, full-color moving map. Available options include 16-watt VHF navcomm with ILS, Helicopter Terrain Awareness[…] Read this article

New ASTM Drone Pilot Training Standard Approved
ASTM International has approved a new standard establishing minimum training requirements for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS/drone) operators. The new standard, which will be published as F3379, addresses general, field and search-specific knowledge and skills for UAS pilots operating from remote locations. According to ASTM, it was designed to support public[…] Read this article

EAA To Hold Winter Flight Fest
The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) has announced that it will be holding its inaugural Winter Flight Fest at the EAA Aviation Museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, on Feb. 22, 2020. A combination of the organization’s Skiplane Fly-In and Family Flight Fest, event features will include the skiplane fly-in at Pioneer Airport,[…] Read this article