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Volume 30, Number 41a, October 9, 2023
AD Mandates Garmin Autopilot Software Fix
On Oct. 6, the FAA proposed a new airworthiness directive requiring operators of thousands of aircraft to update Garmin autopilot software to address a flaw causing the autopilot to make unintended flight-control inputs. According to the agency, the AD was[…]   Read this article
What Would You Do If You Had No Fear?
Don’t take counsel of your fears, goes the phrase, variously described as of religious or military origin. Its meaning is don’t be captive of that which frightens you and it is, if nothing else, a double-bladed axe. Fear can be[…]   Read this article
Aircraft Spruce 'Everything for Planes & Pilots
Best Of The Web PSA: Aviate, Navigate, Communicate
One of our favorite YouTube channels is Growler Jams, produced by EA-18G pilot callsign Pail. He flies the Growler, the Navy’s state-of-the-art electronic warfare aircraft. In this day cat shot on a routine training exercise, things go just a little[…] Read this article

Gogoair 'AVANCE plus a whole lot more
Public Charter JSX Fights New Regs
A Dallas-based “public charter” has appealed to its tens of thousands of customers to protest proposed regulations that it says will put it out of business, and they have responded in droves. So far JSX’s appeal has generated almost 40,000[…] Read this article

Kitplanes 'Take-off into the world of homebuilt aircraft
NTSB Confirms Otter Crash Cause, Fix Already Certified
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) confirmed earlier suspicions that a mechanical failure was likely the cause of a seaplane crash near Whidbey Island in Washington State last year that killed all 10 onboard. According to the agency’s report, the[…] Read this article

Lock Haven Looking At Selling Piper Birthplace
The future of Lock Haven’s William T. Piper Memorial Airport, former home of Piper Aircraft Corporation, is up in the air as the city grapples with selling the facility. Despite an economic impact of more than $13 million, the City[…] Read this article