Volume 28, Number 26b, June 23, 2021
FAA Launches A New Confidential Non-Punitive Safety Reporting Program
Facing pressure in the wake of the two high-profile crashes of Boeing 737 MAX airliners in late 2018 and early 2019, the FAA announced Monday (June 21) it is launching a new Voluntary Safety Reporting Program. The initiative is “an additional way for its engineers, safety inspectors, systems safety specialists,[…]   Read this article
Flexjet Donates $1 Million To New GA-Centric Gallery At NASM
On Monday, Cleveland-based business jet fractional-share provider Flexjet announced a $1 million gift to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, specifically to support the new “Thomas W. Haas We All Fly ” gallery. The new exhibit “will celebrate the joy of flying and the impact of general aviation,” said Flexjet. It[…]   Read this article
Aircraft Electronics Association Show Meets In Person In Dallas
The Aircraft Electronics Association is hosting close to 1,500 manufacturers, repair stations, installers and other general aviation professionals for the 64th annual AEA International Convention & Trade Show in Dallas, Texas. The four-day event kicked off today (June 22) with the opening ceremony and the Gogo Business Aviation-sponsored New Product[…] Read this article

Gogo Business Aviation Reaches A Milestone With 2,000 Installations
Until recently considered “out of reach” for service in any airborne application, inflight internet connectivity continues to become available in ever-diminishing sizes of business aircraft. And in today’s ultra-connected society, such access is becoming increasingly nonnegotiable. To that end, Gogo Business Aviation has just announced its AVANCE L5 and L3[…] Read this article

Appareo Introduces New Lightweight AIR-400 Recording System
Appareo announced its new Airborne Image Recording System (AIRS) today (June 22) at the Aircraft Electronics Association convention in Dallas, Texas. The AIRS-400 model records video in 4K ultra-high-definition as well as capturing intercom audio, ambient audio and detailed flight data on both an internal crash-hardened memory and a removable[…] Read this article

Aviation’s Primary Colors And A Few Gripes
All airplanes should be yellow. Cub yellow, even though I’m not a huge fan of J-3s but admit they’re fetching in Lock Haven livery with tails in the grass. I’ve known some off-color Cub pilots, such as Brian in California, who back in the 1970s flew a green Cub. Flew[…] Read this article

EAA Webinar On Flying Into AirVenture Airs Wednesday
If you’re a little rusty on procedures for flying into Oshkosh for AirVenture—and who isn’t?—EAA has a deal for you. On Wednesday evening, June 23, the association will hold a focused webinar on this very topic. While it’s not known how many aircraft will fly in this year, we can[…] 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 cause on the NTSB’s website at www.ntsb.gov. Final reports appear[…] Read this article

Short Final: Clear And A Million
I was flying around Tampa, Florida, recently when I heard the following: N123: “Tampa Approach, Cessna 123. Ten out for Zephyrhills.” Tampa Approach: “Cessna 123, roger, advise weather.” N123: “Oh it’s clear and a million. Really splendid. Thanks for asking.” Andrew Doorey Chapel Hill, NC Read this article