Volume 28, Number 44b, October 27, 2021
Can We Finally Prove The Impossible Turn Isn't Impossible? (Updated)
If ever a horse was reduced to molecular pulp post-mortem, that would be the runway turnback maneuver. Somewhere during this endless rehashing, it has become known as “the impossible turn.” Why this is so is somewhat baffling given that any[…]   Read this article
Cessna Gains Approval For Unleaded/VLL Fuels For Three Models
Textron Aviation announced this week that three of its Cessna piston singles are now approved for select fuels designed for cleaner operation, provided operators comply with FAA Service Bulletins SEB-28-04 or MEB-28-01. The Cessna 172 Skyhawk and 182 Skylane are[…]   Read this article
Aircraft Laser Strikes Rise In 2021
The FAA announced on Monday that it has seen a rise in the number of laser strikes reported by pilots for the fourth year in a row. For 2021, 7,186 laser strike reports for had been received as of Oct.[…] Read this article

Houston MD-87 Crash Survival: Miracle? Or Just Following The Rules?
News editors across the country were champing at the bit when a privately operated McDonnell Douglas MD-87 was reduced to smoldering aluminum and all 21 aboard escaped serious injury. But spoilsport Mary Schiavo, former DOT Inspector General and CNN aviation[…] Read this article

Historic Aerobatic Pilot Lost His Lunch, But A Museum Has Found It
If you’ve ever wondered whatever happened to the other half of that sandwich you intended to save for later, consider this. Curators at the Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center in Washington State have a rich selection of artifacts from[…] Read this article

General Aviation Accident Bulletin
AVweb’s General Aviation Accident Bulletin is taken from the pages of our sister publication, Aviation Safety magazine. All the reports listed here are preliminary and include only initial factual findings about crashes. You can learn more about the final probable[…] Read this article

Short Final: For Your Viewing Pleasure
I overheard this exchange with the local TRACON, NorCal Approach, while flying along California’s central valley: NorCal Approach: Cessna XXXX maintain at or above three thousand. Cessna XXXX: Maintain at or above three thousand, Cessna XXXX. NorCal Approach: Cessna XXXX,[…] Read this article