Volume 28, Number 43c, October 22, 2021
EAA Launches Turn-Back Study
The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) has formed a team to study 180-degree turn-backs to the runway following engine failures on takeoff. Designed to improve aviation safety by looking at turn-back responses, the study will focus on how pilots react to[…]   Read this article
Next Starliner Launch Bumped To 2022
NASA and Boeing have announced that the next launch of Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft has been pushed back to next year while the company works to correct an oxidizer isolation valve issue on the vehicle’s service module propulsion system. The problem[…]   Read this article
Boeing Forecasts Commercial Market Growth In Middle East, Africa
Boeing is forecasting that the Middle East will require around 3,000 new airplanes and Africa’s airlines will need 1,030 new aircraft over the next 20 years. The company’s recently released 2021 Commercial Market Outlook (CMO) also suggests that the Middle[…] Read this article

TFR Dos And Don'ts
On average, aviators know what a Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) is. However, do they know that depending on the TFR, there are exceptions to the “No Fly” edict? But wait. “Depending on the TFR?” Okay, so there is obviously more[…] Read this article

Volocopter Conducts First Public VoloDrone Flight
Urban air mobility (UAM) company Volocopter completed the first public test flight of its VoloDrone all-electric, heavy-lift utility drone in Hamburg, Germany, last week. The flight lasted three minutes, reaching a maximum altitude of 22 meters (72 feet) with the[…] Read this article

RedTail Flight Academy Gets New SMS
The all-volunteer RedTail Flight Academy will be receiving advanced safety management system (SMS) software from Baldwin Safety & Compliance, according to an announcement from Baldwin. The Academy, which is working to promote the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen and provide[…] Read this article