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GA Aircraft Sales Flat In Q3 »

Sales of general aviation aircraft were generally flat in the third quarter of 2017, according to newly released data from the General Aviation Aircraft Manufacturers Association. Airframers shipped 256 piston aircraft and 275 turbine airplanes in the third quarter—substantially similar to last year’s deliveries of 253 and 284 respectively. More

Spirit Airlines Employee Stabs Co-Worker »

A dispute between two Spirit Airlines employees over sitting on the baggage belt left one in the hospital and one in jail on Sunday night. Local Cleveland news says police have confirmed that Rhett Rossos, 25, of Westlake, Ohio, was stabbed by his co-worker, Vonda Ardaver, 39, of East Cleveland, Ohio, after seeking respite from his usual standing duties behind the check-in counter. More

Short Final »

My friend Chuck, a recent solo student, got the following request from the tower on landing … Tower:”Expedite clearing the runway.” … Chuck brought the C-150 to a halt on the runway …Chuck: ”What does expedite mean?” … Jeff B. Land More

GAO Rejects Big Air Tanker Ban »

The U.S. Forest Service clearly doesn’t want to use the so-called “super tanker” firefighting aircraft that have emerged in the last decade but the Government Accountability Office says it has to come up with better reasons for barring them from the battle. More

Transport Canada Reinforces Pot Ban »

Transport Canada is reminding pilots that while the rest of the country may be changing its attitude toward marijuana, it hasn’t relaxed its stance. On July 1, 2018, possession of small amounts of pot and its recreational use will be legal in Canada. More