Volume 28, Number 40b, September 29, 2021
Diamond DA50 RG Arrives at China AirShow 2021, Under Its Own Power
A Diamond Aircraft DA50 RG is on display at China AirShow 2021 (Sept. 28—Oct. 3) in Zhuhai, Guangdong, and it got there the long way. Ferry pilots from the factory in Austria flew the high-performance single all the way to[…]   Read this article
Customer Picks Up Bell 407GXi In Canada, Flies Home To Ukraine
While it’s not uncommon for Bell Textron to deliver its helicopters to customers around the world, it is unusual for a buyer from Ukraine to pick one up at the factory in Mirabel, Canada, and fly it home. But that’s[…]   Read this article
Russian Sukhoi S35s Intercept A USAF B-52 Over The Pacific
According to Russian state news agency TASS, three Sukhoi Su-35S fighters were scrambled to intercept a U.S. Air Force B-52H bomber on Sunday (Sept. 26). The intercept occurred as the bomber “approached Russian airspace over the Pacific,” according to TASS.[…] Read this article

Injured Loggerhead Sea Turtle Gets A Free Ride, Thanks To GA Charity Group
A 230-pound female loggerhead sea turtle got the ride of her life recently, when the volunteer GA nonprofit organization “Turtles Fly Too” flew her from a Florida turtle hospital to a conservation facility in South Padre Island, Texas. All expenses[…] Read this article

Gulfstream Delivers 50th G600
Gulfstream Aerospace announced on Monday that it has handed over its 50th G600 business jet with a delivery to an undisclosed customer based in North America. Manufactured at Gulfstream’s facility in Savannah, Georgia, the G600 received its type and production[…] Read this article

Forbes Article Shines A Spotlight On The Positives of Business Aviation
Bucking the prevailing trend that characterizes general aviation as “luxury jets” that are no more than play toys of the economic elite, Forbes Magazine recently published an article titled, “What You Didn’t Know About Private Jets.” Cribbing heavily from statistics[…] 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: Alien Intercept
During the peak of last summer’s pandemic there was not a lot of air traffic or radio traffic with commercial travel being at a near standstill. I was flying into Santa Fe, New Mexico, and was talking with Albuquerque Center[…] Read this article