Volume 28, Number 41b, October 6, 2021
Gulfstream Adds Two Models To Its Large-Cabin Line of Business Jets
At a gala celebration at its Savannah, Georgia, headquarters on Monday, Gulfstream Aerospace introduced two new options in its line of large-cabin business jets, one at each end of the spectrum of offerings. The $71.5 million G800 adds 500 nautical[…]   Read this article
California Airshow Cancels Sunday Performances Due To Oil Slick
A massive oil spill off the coast of Orange County, California, over the weekend prompted officials to cancel Sunday performances of the popular three-day Pacific Airshow. Largely free to the public, the annual show featured the U.S. Navy Blue Angels,[…]   Read this article
PC-12 Crash Claims Eight, Including Romanian Billionaire And Family
Italian air traffic control reported there was no distress call from the pilot of a Pilatus PC-12 turboprop single before it crashed “minutes” after takeoff on Sunday (Oct. 3) from Milan Linate Airport. The pilot was Romanian billionaire Dan Petrescu,[…] Read this article

LAANC Authorization Now Available For Drone Night Operations
The FAA announced on Monday that drone pilots with current Part 107 remote pilot certificates can now receive authorization to fly at night via the low altitude authorization and notification capability (LAANC) network. LAANC, an automated system designed to provide[…] Read this article

U.K. eVTOL Developer Vertical Aerospace Hires Veteran RAF Test Pilot
Bristol, U.K.-based Vertical Aerospace has hired Justin “Jif” Paines to take the reins as chief test pilot. Paines comes to Vertical from another electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) developer, California-based Joby Aviation, where he served as chief test pilot[…] Read this article

Accident Probe: Behind The Airplane
I’ve always been one to advocate getting as much airplane as you can afford for your mission. For example, if your analysis says a Cessna 172 meets your needs, seriously consider a 182. The operating costs aren’t that much more,[…] Read this article

Short Final: Umpire
We were flying into Watsonville, a non‑towered airport on California’s Monterey Bay coast recently, on an unexpectedly clear summer evening. When we tuned into the common traffic advisory frequency, we heard a Citation announce, “Clearing the active.” Wanting to know[…] Read this article