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Volume 29, Number 21c, May 25, 2022
'Top Gun: Maverick' Finally Arrives Friday, But Until Then...
The long-awaited release of Tom Cruise’s “Top Gun: Maverick” will finally arrive in theaters on Friday (May 27), and the aviation world is champing at the bit. As a sidebar teaser to the release, Cruise teamed up with Late Late[…]   Read this article
Overall Avionics Sales Increase for Seventh Consecutive Quarter
The Aircraft Electronics Association announced today (May 24) that overall sales for the first quarter of 2022 were up 4.8 percent over the fourth quarter of 2021, marking gains for the seventh consecutive quarter. With total sales of more than[…]   Read this article
Gogoair 'Inflight wifi isn't just for passengers
USAF C-17 Flies Emergency Infant Formula From Germany To Indiana
A U.S. Air Force Boeing C-17 Globemaster III landed at Indianapolis International airport in Indiana on May 22 loaded with a 78,000 pounds of infant formula from Switzerland, enough for half a million baby bottles, said the Air Force. The[…] Read this article

Garmin 'Webinar G1000 to G1000 NXi upgrade
AOPA Air Safety Institute Posts 'Early Analysis' Video On Fatal STOL Crash
The AOPA Air Safety Institute (ASI) released a video today (May 24) exploring the May 20 fatal accident during the MayDay STOL (Short Takeoff and Landing) event in Wayne, Nebraska. Competitor Tom Dafoe was killed when his Cessna 140 crashed[…] Read this article

EBACE 2022: Textron Heeds Its European Customers With Three Announcements
Textron Aviation made two glass-clinking announcements today (May 24) at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, Switzerland—and a third with more lunch-pail appeal. The U.S. manufacturer revealed that Luxaviation Group—one of the largest private aircraft operators[…] Read this article

Kitplanes 'Take to the air
Short Final: Be Advised
One flight recently, I had an interesting exchange with Jacksonville Approach, south of Jacksonville at 9000 feet. Approach: “N1234, be advised traffic 11 o’clock 10 miles at 9500 can exhibit abrupt changes in altitude and position.” Me: “Will observe. That[…] Read this article