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Volume 30, Number 44b, October 31, 2023
Lightning Damages Helicopter Tail Rotor
The Canadian crew of a scheduled helicopter passenger flight is being hailed for a successful emergency landing after lightning almost blew off the tail rotor of the aircraft they were flying. The Helijet Sikorsky S-76 was on its way from[…]   Read this article
Bose 'Quiet the noise
Sergey Brin's New Airship Cleared For Flight Testing
IEEE Spectrum is reporting the FAA has issued a special airworthiness certificate to allow Google founder Sergey Brin’s LTA Research to flight test a 400-foot-long hybrid-electric airship, Pathfinder 1, at Moffett Field near San Francisco. LTA has been building the[…] Read this article

JP Instruments 'Balanced approach
Stricken Pilot In Caravan Emergency Back To Flying
The pilot whose in-flight medical crisis prompted a non-pilot passenger to land their Cessna Caravan now has his medical back. Kenneth Allen was flying two passengers from the Bahamas to Florida on May 10, 2022, when his aortic artery tore.[…] Read this article

Aviation Consumer 'Take the guesswork out...'
Textron Revenue Increases
Textron Aviation reported revenue of $1.3 billion—a 14.7 percent increase from the same period last year, according to results released last week. The manufacturer says the increase is a combination of higher volume and higher pricing. In Q3, Textron delivered[…] Read this article

This Month In IFR Magazine: Altitude Preselect: Monitor, Crosscheck
Modern autopilot upgrades usually come with built-in altitude preselect and airspeed hold. Used properly, this automation is a useful tool in the bag of IFR utilities. It can reduce altitude busts and deviations, but with great power comes great responsibility.[…] Read this article