Volume 28, Number 44a, October 25, 2021
Florida Humidity Grounded Starliner
Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft’s valves may have frozen because they couldn’t handle Florida’s humidity, according to a report by United Press International. UPI quotes NASA and Boeing spokespeople as saying the famous Florida stickiness may have caused corrosion in the valves[…]   Read this article
Silent Show-Stealer: Honeywell Anthem
For me, the biggest and quietest news at last week’s NBAA-BACE convention in Las Vegas came from Honeywell, introducing its clean-sheet, cloud-connected Anthem integrated flight deck. I might have overlooked the announcement hadn’t my colleague Kate O’Connor asked for my[…]   Read this article
How I Stalled On The Base Turn (And Got Away With It)
Every pilot likes to assume a certain immunity from stalls and the confidence is not misplaced. Nonetheless, stalls continue to account for many accidents and in this video—complete with dancing graphics and flapping birds—AVweb’s Paul Bertorelli describes how he blundered[…] Read this article

Aerial Hit And Run Prompts Investigation
The NTSB is asking for tips from the public after the aviation version of a hit and run in Alaska earlier this month. The board says a Cessna 180 was hit by an “unknown” aircraft near Sutton Alaska on Oct.[…] Read this article

American Flew 'Unairworthy' Aircraft Says IG Report
The Transportation Department’s inspector general says the FAA allowed American Airlines to fly snagged and even non-airworthy aircraft without following up on whether repairs were made. According to an Associated Press report, the IG was generally critical of the performance[…] Read this article

Jetson Personal eVTOL Now On Sale
A Swedish company has unabashedly adopted the pop culture name synonymous with flying cars and is now taking orders for what might be a viable personal eVTOL. The production model Jetson One was unveiled last week and the 12 ultralight[…] Read this article

Mesa To Launch Drone Delivery Business
Mesa Air Group has partnered with aerospace tech company and drone manufacturer Flirtey to launch a drone delivery service. The service will initially focus on last-mile food and beverage deliveries in the U.S. with plans to eventually expand to New[…] Read this article

Ohio Flip-Flops And Flies Wright Correctly
Ohio’s Bureau of Motor Vehicles did a quick 180 after failing its creative license test on Thursday with a physics-defying image of the Wright Flyer. The state’s motto is “Birthplace of Aviation” in reference to the Wright brothers’ Dayton headquarters[…] Read this article

Top Letters And Comments, October 22, 2021
EAA Launches Turn-Back Study Many variables. Only way to tell it to go up and practice it yourself in your plane and see what happens in different situations. Lower weight, stronger takeoff headwind, DA and many other things matter. My[…] Read this article