Volume 28, Number 35c, August 27, 2021
Denali Initial Ground Engine Runs Completed
Textron Aviation has successfully completed the initial ground engine runs on its Beechcraft Denali single-engine turboprop prototype. According to the company, the testing verified fuel system and engine functionality along with the avionics and electrical systems interface. The ground engine[…]   Read this article
Delta To Require Masks, Add Surcharge For Unvaccinated Employees
Delta Air Lines is now requiring employees who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to wear masks in all indoor Delta settings, according to a memo sent by company CEO Ed Bastian on Wednesday. In addition, weekly COVID tests will[…]   Read this article
Space Force Stands Up STARCOM
The Department of the Air Force has officially activated its Space Training and Readiness Command (STARCOM), the third field command of the U.S. Space Force. Brig. Gen. Shawn Bratton, who has been leading the STARCOM planning team since February 2021,[…] Read this article

VFR Separation
Flying is a great joy. There is plenty of airspace on the planet for all of us to go our own way and still have miles between us and another aircraft. You could probably say the same thing about driving[…] Read this article

NBAA-BACE To Feature Owner/Single-Pilot Operator Pavilion
The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) has announced that its upcoming Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) will, for the first time, feature an owner/single-pilot operator pavilion. Pavilion activities will include sessions designed for single-pilot turboprop and jet operators along[…] Read this article

NAFI Announces Jack J. Eggspuehler Service Award Winner
The National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) has announced that Thomas P. Turner has won the 2021 Jack J. Eggspuehler Service Award. Named in honor of NAFI’s founder, the award is granted annually to individuals or organizations that make “a[…] Read this article

OSU Launches Oklahoma Aerospace Institute For Research And Education
Oklahoma State University (OSU) announced the creation of the Oklahoma Aerospace Institute for Research and Education (OAIRE) last week. Aimed at fostering growth in the aerospace industry, OSU says the institute will support partnerships between the university, commercial, military and[…] Read this article