Volume 27, Number 52c, December 25, 2020
FAA Grants Santa Claus Special Flight Permission
The FAA has officially granted special operating authority to Santa Claus, allowing him to “engage in interstate air-cargo-delivery services directly […]   Read this article
Who’s Flying What?
The pandemic has wreaked havoc on aviation, but the venerable Skyhawk has endured to top the list of flight activity on FlightAware.   Read this article
Bell V-280 Valor Marks Testing Milestone
Bell Textron celebrated the three-year anniversary of its V-280 Valor tiltrotor’s first flight last week, noting that the aircraft has […] Read this article

NOAA Takes Delivery Of New King Air
Textron Aviation announced on Wednesday that it has delivered a new Beechcraft King Air 350CER to the National Oceanic and […] Read this article

What’s Your Angle?
In the April issue of Aviation Safety, we explored the theories of generating lift from Bernoulli and Newton, and how […] Read this article

Bombardier Receives Order For Ten Challenger 350s
Bombardier announced that it has received a firm order for ten Challenger 350 business jets from an undisclosed customer. The […] Read this article

NASA Marks Halfway Point In Supersonic X-Plane Construction
Construction of NASA’s X-59 Quiet SuperSonic Technology (QueSST) aircraft has reached the halfway point, according to an announcement from the […] Read this article

Avionics Satisfaction Survey
Aviation Consumer magazine is running a market survey on avionics upgrades. If you’ve had major avionics work done within the […] Read this article

Picture of the Week, December 24, 2020
My daughter took this in our Stearman over Puget Sound. No digital manipulations, just straight off the iPhone. Photo submitted by Gregory P. Gilbert. Read this article