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Volume 29, Number 35c, August 31, 2022
U.S. Army Grounds Chinook Fleet
The U.S. Army temporarily grounded its fleet of CH-47 Chinook helicopters on Tuesday citing a small number of engine fires caused by fuel leaks. The Army stated that the cause of the leaks has been identified and corrective measures are[…]   Read this article
GAMA Aviation Design Challenge Stokes STEM Involvement
Registration is now open for the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) 2023 Aviation Design Challenge. Deadline for registration is Dec. 17, 2022 (the 119th anniversary of the Wright Brothers’ first flight). Schools will receive complimentary “Fly to Learn” curricula, which comes[…]   Read this article
Precision Flight Controls 'Train better fly safer
20th Daher TBM 960 Delivery Included An Added Perk For The Buyer
South Florida businessman Johnie Weems got a bonus experience with the purchase of his Daher TBM 960 turboprop single. Not only did he achieve notoriety for taking delivery the 20th example of the latest TBM iteration, but he also got[…] Read this article

Garmin 'Webinar Pilot App 101 Aircraft Setup
Tailwind Air Adds D.C.-Area Destination To Its Grand Caravan Flights
Starting Sept. 13, Tailwind Air is adding a new destination to its current offerings. Flights on Tailwind Air’s amphibious float-equipped Cessna Grand Caravans will now connect Manhattan’s Skyport Marina at East 23rd Street to Washington, D.C., via the GA airport[…] Read this article

Aviation Safety 'Because staying in control is all that really matters'
FreeFlight Announces TSO Approval Of Its 5G-Immune Radar Altimeters
Avionics manufacturer FreeFlight Systems has announced that its Terrain series of radar altimeters (“radalts”) has received FAA Technical Standard Order certification. The dual-install RA-6500 and single-install RA-5500 meet performance standards for airborne low-range radar altimeters free from interference by 5G[…] Read this article

Short Final: Windy
I fly in the High Desert of Southern California. We often get very strong, gusty winds. While practicing approaches, I heard this interaction between tower and a C-17 crew, also practicing. Tower: “…wind 200 at 25 gusting to 37, cleared[…] Read this article