David Clark 'Fly a legend April 28 2022
Volume 29, Number 19c, May 11, 2022
With DOT Audit Ongoing, FAA Reverses On eVTOL Certification Criteria
Though the FAA maintains it won’t affect certification timelines, the agency announced yesterday (May 9) that it was revising its certification protocols for electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. Rather than performance-driven requirements as mandated under Part 23 (small-aircraft)[…]   Read this article
Aeroprakt Aeroclub Facility Heavily Damaged In Ukraine Fighting
The war in Ukraine has resulted in substantial damage to aircraft and buildings at an airfield and flying club hosted by light sport aircraft manufacturer Aeroprakt. Co-founded in 1991 by Yuri Yakovlev (chief designer) and Oleg Litovchenko (director), Aeroprakt currently[…]   Read this article
Garmin 'Webinar Fltplan SMS for Flight schools
NTSB Lays Into FAA For Inaction On Safety Management System Mandate
The National Transportation Safety Board has placed a substantial amount of blame on the FAA for a 2019 fatal air tour helicopter crash in Hawaii. In a statement released today (May 10), Board Chair Jennifer Homendy wrote, “The NTSB previously[…] Read this article

Airfleet Capital 'Aircraft Financing
'Avgas Coalition' Petitions DOT And FAA To Retain 100LL During Transition Period
A May 6 letter from stakeholders associated with the 110-plus-member Avgas Coalition, addressed to Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and Acting FAA Administrator Billy Nolen, implores the powers that be to retain the availability of low-lead 100LL aviation fuel[…] Read this article

Aviation Safety 'The active pilot's guide'
Best Of The Web: Hurricane Post Restoration First Flight
The Hawker Hurricane is one of several iconic fighters of World War II and a relative rarity on the airshow circuit. In this week’s video, well-known Canadian warbird expert Dave Hadfield takes us through the initial test flight of a[…] Read this article

Short Final: Groan Alert
Several years ago at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, I was one of a group of a half-dozen or so journalists—including the distinguished Peter Lert— passing the time of day chatting near the press headquarters. [If anyone else who was there reads[…] Read this article