Volume 28, Number 35a, August 23, 2021
172 Substantially Damaged By Police Drone
All the Canadian authorities are looking into the midair collision of a flight school Cessna 172 and fair-sized drone that could have ended a lot worse than it did. The fact that it happened within a mile of an airport[…]   Read this article
Stick A STEM On It
I can’t remember what I had for lunch yesterday but I know exactly where I was on July 17, 1999. I was standing on the ramp at Waterbury-Oxford Airport in Connecticut pre-flighting an F33 one of my students had loaned[…]   Read this article
Best Of The Web: FO Burn Nails The Landing
When it launched in 2017, I was only vaguely aware of an ITV video series called “In The Cockpit.” It’s still available on YouTube and this week’s Best of the Web links to one of the most engaging episodes. The[…]   Read this article
Airliners Called Up For Afghanistan Evacuation
Some airline crews will get some exotic new destinations in their logbooks as they head to the Middle East to help evacuate people from Afghanistan. The federal government has activated Stage I of the Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF) and[…] Read this article

ALPA Urges Extra Flight Deck Security
The Air Line Pilots Association is pressing the Department of Transportation to get going on requiring “secondary barrier” protection for airliner flight decks. ALPA is hoping for a new rule to be announced by the 20th anniversary of 9/11 terrorist[…] Read this article

American Extends Coach Booze Ban
It will be at least Jan. 18 before coach passengers on American Airlines will be able to order liquor on flights. The date matches the revised mask mandate for airlines by the TSA. The mandate was supposed to end in September[…] Read this article

Pilot Killed In Skytypers Crash
The pilot of one of the T-6 Texans used by the Geico Skytypers was killed Friday when the aircraft went down shortly after takeoff from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport in Pennsylvania. The Skytypers were scheduled to perform at Great Pocono Raceway[…] Read this article

MQ-25 Completes Second Unmanned Refueling Mission
The U.S. Navy and Boeing successfully refueled a Navy E-2D Hawkeye command and control aircraft using an MQ-25 Stingray unmanned aircraft system (UAS/drone) on Wednesday. The mission was the second carrier-based aircraft unmanned refueling mission to be completed using the[…] Read this article

Top Letters And Comments, August 20, 2021
Change Of Watch At The NTSB For aviation, at least, Sumwalt was the best chairman ever. But, neither he, nor his successor, can change the systemic problems at the NTSB that have developed the past 20 years, or so. Hiring[…] Read this article

Industry Round-up, August 20, 2021
This week, AVweb’s news roundup found reports on the opening of spectator registration for a STOL event, a record number of submissions for an aviation scholarship, a simulator training center expansion and an engine development agreement for a VTOL company.[…] Read this article