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Volume 30, Number 38c, September 20, 2023
USMC F-35B's Debris Field Located At Least 40 Miles From Ejection Site
The U.S. Marine Corps announced late Monday night (Sept. 18) that the debris field of its missing F-35B Lightning II has been located in Williamsburg County, South Carolina. A Marine Corps spokesperson confirmed the debris was from the jet. The[…]   Read this article
Original World War I Nieuport Severely Damaged In Landing Accident
This past Sunday (Sept. 17) the Collings Foundation’s Nieuport 28 World War I-vintage fighter crashed on landing at the foundation’s home airport in Stow, Massachusetts. The aircraft reportedly suffered a landing gear failure, perhaps after a loss of engine power.[…]   Read this article
Bose 'Quiet the noise
SC Town Council Votes To Restrict Aircraft Weight At City-Owned Airport
Last week, the Holly Hill (South Carolina) Town Council voted to ban any aircraft weighing less than 600 pounds at city-owned Holly Hill Airport (5J5), which has a 3,900-foot turf runway. According to the council, the decision was made “to[…] Read this article

Garmin 'Database update
Delta Air Lines Steps Up To Help A Broadway Hopeful Meet Her Dream
When young Broadway actress Mikayla Renfrow’s Delta Air Lines flight to New York from Europe was delayed, the casting director of Aladdin texted her not to worry. They’d find someone else to fill her spot in the ensemble for that[…] Read this article

MCICO '3-pack is back
Taiwan Operator Signs For A Surveillance Version Of Tecnam's P2012
Tecnam announced today (Sept. 19) that Apex Aviation in Taiwan has signed a memorandum of understanding to acquire a special-mission P2012 Sentinel SMP. The piston twin will serve in the role of surveillance and maritime patrol equipped with IMSAR electronic[…] Read this article

Lightspeed 'Delta Zulu
McCauley Props Add Performance And Comfort For King Air 300-Series
Textron Aviation’s McCauley Propeller Systems announced today (Sept. 19) the first of its new C780 propellers have entered service on a Beechcraft King Air B300-series turboprop twin. The 105-inch, swept-blade propellers, which received FAA type certification in July, were installed[…] Read this article

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Short Final: Left Turn
I recently heard this at Detroit Metropolitan Airport: Tower: “Airliner 123, left turn to heading 185. Cleared for takeoff 21R.” Pilot: “Right turn 185, cleared for takeoff 21R.” Tower: “That’s a left turn, 185.” Pilot: “Left turn 185 … that[…] Read this article