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Volume 30, Number 42a, October 16, 2023
NBAA: Honeywell Bizjet Forecast Rosy
Honeywell’s annual business aviation forecast predicts 8,500 new business jets worth $278 billion will be delivered over the next 10 years, pretty much the same trend the company predicted last year. The Honeywell forecast is announced on the eve of[…]   Read this article
Purity Of Flight Is Overrated
Last week, a friend texted me with a question: He had found a nice restored Cub, but like so many J-3s, it didn’t have an electrical system. It had a C-85 upgrade with the accessory case that can’t be converted[…]   Read this article
Aircraft Spruce 'Everything for Planes & Pilots
What It's Like To Race A Hydrogen Balloon Across The US
Last week, 17 hydrogen balloons departed Albuquerque in the Gordon Bennett gas balloon for points east. In this interview, AVweb’s Paul Bertorelli talked to two pilots who flew the race, eventually landing in Georgia just west of Savannah. Noah Forden[…] Read this article

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Pilot Says Gunfire Preceded Gas Balloon Crash
A pilot competing in the Gordon Bennett Cup long-distance balloon race said gunfire led to the crash of his balloon into a high-voltage power line on Monday. Krzystoff Zapart and teammate Pjotr Halas were piloting the Poland Team 1 balloon[…] Read this article

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Homebuilt Fatal Accidents Down 28 Percent
The Experimental Aviation Association (EAA) says the number of amateur-built fatal accidents dropped by 28 percent compared to the previous year. During the FAA’s 12-month period, which concluded Sept. 30, 2023, there were 28 fatal accidents in amateur-built aircraft—down from[…] Read this article

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Seaglider Service Planned For Florida
A partnership between electric seaglider manufacturer REGENT and regional air mobility platform Surf Air Mobility is set to bring all-electric seaglider operations to South Florida. The partnership, announced Oct. 12, will establish a hub in Miami providing passenger transport service[…] Read this article

Blue Angels Celebrate Women In Naval Aviation
The 2023 Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show will celebrate “50 Years of Women in Naval Aviation.” According to an announcement from Naval Air Station Pensacola, the airshow “is designed to honor and recognize the significant contributions women have made to[…] Read this article