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Volume 29, Number 23c, June 8, 2022
Oligarch's U.S.-Built Jets Ordered Seized By Federal Judge
Top-tier Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich will likely have to find another way to get around the planet after a U.S. federal judge signed a warrant clearing the way for the Department of Justice to seize his pair of U.S.-built jets—a[…]   Read this article
Textron Aviation Internship Program Brings Close To 500 Participants To Wichita
The careers page on Textron Aviation’s website currently lists 517 open positions, mirroring a staffing pinch that almost all of aviation is feeling. That could be part of the reason why the company is getting a leg up on the[…]   Read this article
Buying A Used Aircraft: Decathlon And Citabria
The Citabria is a proven design, based on the Champion 7-series airframe. The more rugged 8 series is the more fully aerobatic Decathlon. Pre-1990s Citabrias have wooden wing spars, and with that comes the possibility of strut corrosion. The aerobatic[…] Read this article

Garmin 'Webinar June 8 2022
Chinese Fighters Intercept, 'Flip Off' RCAF Combat Aircraft
Canadian government sources told a news agency that Chinese fighters have repeatedly intercepted Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) aircraft participating in a U.N.-sanctioned operation in international airspace. The Global News report, quoted in a Newsweek article, said, “Those jets are[…] Read this article

AEA 'Upcoming Avionics Training'
Electric-Powered Robinson R44 Takes Flight
Everett, Washington-based Magnix, a developer of all-electric aviation propulsion systems, announced today (June 7) that its partner Tier 1 Engineering, a self-described Southern California-based “design and development company serving the aviation industry,” flew an electric-powered Robinson R44 helicopter over the[…] Read this article

Aviation Safety 'Because staying in control is all that really matters'
Short Final: Some More Light Humor
While I was working in the admissions department for East Coast Aero Tech (now part of the National Aviation Academy) at Hanscom Field in Bedford, Mass., I was having some trouble with the flashing beacon on the tail of my[…] Read this article