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Volume 30, Number 36a, September 4, 2023
Pilot Killed In Gender Reveal Stunt
The pilot of a Piper Pawnee was killed Saturday, Sept. 2, when the aircraft broke up during a sharp pull up for a gender reveal stunt in Sinaloa, Mexico. Video of the crash shows the aircraft approaching the expectant couple[…]   Read this article
Sometimes It Takes An Axe To Get Noticed
By now we’ve all seen the video of the airline pilot beating the snot out of a rubbery airport parking lot gate with an axe. If you haven’t seen it, you probably have a real job. But once seen, it’s[…]   Read this article
Aircraft Spruce 'Everything for Planes & Pilots
Paul Dye: What It Was Like To Bring The Shuttle Home From Orbit
Former NASA Senior Flight Director Paul Dye describes the Space Shuttle as the most amazing winged aircraft ever built. Who could argue the point? In this in-depth video review, Dye explains what it was like to bring the Shuttle home[…] Read this article

Lightspeed 'Delta Zulu
Burning Man Airport Closed, Dozens Of Aircraft Likely Stranded (Updated)
At least 50 (and probably a few more) aircraft appear to be stranded at Black Rock City Airport (88NV), the pop-up desert strip that serves the massive Burning Man event in Nevada. The airport, two 6,000-foot strips on the playa[…] Read this article

Elixir 'August v3
Counterfeit Engine Parts Scheme Uncovered
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is warning manufacturers and operators of aircraft powered by the most numerous jet engine of a counterfeit parts scheme. EASA says it has determined U.K. parts distributor AOG Technics forged at least 70 Authorised[…] Read this article

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GA Booster Jimmy Buffett Dies
Avid pilot and GA booster Jimmy Buffett died Friday of undisclosed causes at the age of 76. At the time of his death, Buffett owned six aircraft, none more iconic than the Grumman Albatross Hemisphere Dancer that he retired in[…] Read this article

Top Letters And Comments, September 1, 2023
FAA Concerned Lightning Could Cause 777 Explosions It is quite a challenge to try and put this sort of problem in proper perspective for the “Monday Morning cockpit crowd” without sounding callous. Actually, airline maintenance personnel perform dozens of tasks[…] Read this article