Volume 29, Number 17a, April 25, 2022
FAA Investigating Failed Plane Swap
The FAA is investigating a made-for-streaming Red Bull stunt over the Arizona desert that went awry on Sunday. The agency told AVweb late Sunday that it had earlier rejected a request for an exemption from FAA regulations by organizers of[…]   Read this article
Requiem For Aviation’s Hottest Image Enhancer
This could appear on a check ride, if your examiner watches too much YouTube: What do LR23, 8-track, and Frank Sinatra share? The answer without thinking, because I haven’t, is: They made the 1970s marginally tolerable. Each is connected to[…]   Read this article
JP Instruments 'Balanced Approach
Best Of The Web: Impossible Turn Misconceptions
Much has been written and analyzed about the so-called impossible turn—turning back toward the departure runway after an engine failure. In this week’s video, we feature a conversation between Gold Seal Ground School’s Russ Still and veteran instructor and airline[…] Read this article

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'Summoned' Tesla Hits VisionJet
Video has emerged of the collision of a driverless Tesla that collided with the tail of Cirrus VisionJet at a small airport in Washington State. Initial reports via a Reddit video suggest the car was being operated on its “Summon”[…] Read this article

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Crew, Passengers On Cocaine Plane Get Bail
Four crew members and six passengers from a Canadian charter company’s CRJ 100 have been released on bail but ordered to remain in the Dominican Republic while the discovery of about $25 million worth of cocaine on their aircraft is[…] Read this article

FAA Takes Blame For Capitol Evacuations
The FAA has apologized for the mayhem it inadvertently caused by not notifying Washington, D.C., authorities about a performance by the Army Golden Knights parachute team at Nationals Park before a baseball game on Wednesday evening. The unexpected appearance of[…] Read this article

Classic Aircraft Showcase: Part 2
The second installment of our showcase features seven more of the best classic airplanes AVweb’s readers had to offer. Check back next Friday for the third and final part of the Classic Aircraft Showcase and, in the meantime, you can[…] Read this article

TRU SkyCourier Simulator Earns FAA Qualification
Textron subsidiary TRU Simulation + Training announced on Thursday that its Cessna SkyCourier Full-Flight Simulator (FFS) has earned Level D qualification from the FAA. Located at FlightSafety International’s Wichita East Learning Center, the full-motion simulator is outfitted with Garmin G1000[…] Read this article

Top Letters And Comments, April 22, 2022
Updated Airport Design Guidance Includes Turf Ops I have 31″ Alaskan Bushwheels on my Maule MX-7-180 so I land on grass whenever possible. They cost $1,800 each and wear out faster when operated on pavement. Many GA airports have a[…] Read this article